Gerald Howard "Howie" Bass Jr.

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Mr. Howie Bass, 55, of Westville, Fla., passed away Monday, May 19, 2008.

He was born April 29, 1953, in Panama City, Fla., to Gerald Bass Sr. and Doris Ray Bass. Howie had been a resident of Westville, Fla. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon, Fla. He owned and operated Advance Copy in DeFuniak Springs for 10 years. He most recently was working at Reliable Products in Geneva, Ala., as a press operator.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Howie is survived by his father and mother, Gerald and Doris Ray Bass of Lynn Haven, Fla.; his wife, Teresa "Terry" Griffin Bass of Westville, Fla.; two sons, Chad Howard Bass and wife, Carrie, of Southport, Fla., and Kyle Bass of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one stepson, Josh Jackson of Westville, Fla.; two daughters, Melissa Bass Dudley of Bonifay, Fla., and Delilah Carol Teresa Bass of Westville, Fla.; three sisters, Wanda Bass McGill and husband, Tony, of Marietta, Ga., Rhonda Bass Striplin and husband, Larry, of Birmingham, Ala., and Tonya Bass Morrell and husband, Steve, of Southport, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Jacob Dudley, Brigham Bass, Carson Bass, Oland Bass and Rayleigh Bass.

Visitation services will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 20, 2008, at Northside Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Bass and the Rev. Kenneth Harrison officiating. Those asked to serves as pallbearers are Steve Morrell, David Griffin, Billy Griffin, Kevin Hicks, Joe Paulk and Larry Rowe. Burial will follow in Hurricane Creek Cemetery.

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Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 32435
892-2511 230 Park Ave.
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