Geraldine ""Gerry"" Bass

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BURLINGTON - Geraldine (Gerry) Bass died on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at The Homeplace of Burlington after a long illness.
Born in 1932 in Graham, N.C., Gerry was the daughter of Oren and Jessie Shepherd, both deceased. She was retired from a long career at AT&T (formerly Western Electric).
Her beloved son, Joel Keith Denny of Pittsboro, N.C., who was the joy of her life and a great source of pride, survives Gerry. Also surviving are two sisters, Voncile Shepherd Fowler of Burlington and Gerelda Shepherd Holt of Graham; and four nieces, Catherine Fowler Davis, Susan Fowler, Beth Fowler Stewart and Julie Parrish, all of Burlington; two nephews, Lee Holt and Kerry Holt, both of Burlington.
Gerry's greatest loves in life were her son, Keith; her niece, Susan; her dogs, especially her Jack Russell Terrier, Chipper; Carolina basketball; her career at AT&T; Elvis; and German Johnson tomatoes.
A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington, followed by a graveside committal at noon at Alamance Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Alamance County or to Hospice of Alamance County.
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Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 226-1622
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Published in from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013
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