Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, February 11, 2013
Completed arrangements are being announced for Ealer Alverta Bass, 70, of Union City, who died Feb. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services were set for 2 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.E. McCadney officiating. Interment was to follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Rawls Funeral Home in Union City was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bass was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Union City, daughter of the late Joe Nathan Clark and Ernestine (Fitzpatrick) Clark.
She was a graduate of the former Miles High School and was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church where she was a choir member and taught a kindergarten class. She had been employed at the former Brown Shoe Co. in Union City and had worked at the former Beverly Healthcare and for the late attorney Tom Elam. She was also employed at Rawls Funeral Home.
She married Joe Knox Bass May 6, 1962. He died June 8, 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Shelia Bass of Union City; her stepdaughter, Karen Murphy of Atlanta; two stepsons, Joe Williams of Detroit and Kim Simpson of Kenton; her sister, Blossie Clark of Union City; nine aunts and uncles, Minnie Holder of St. Louis, Brenda Smith and Jeanette Clark, both of Nashville, Janice Williams of Trenton, Rosetta and Alvin Hardwick of Madison, Ala., Florence and Duncan Kaufmann and Roberta Jones, all of Ann Arbor, Mich., Brenda and Arthur Graham of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Maryline Kane of Peoria, Ill; two uncles, Jerome Fitzpatrick of Gary, Ind., and Willie Fitzpatrick of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Knox Eric Bass; and her brother, Anthony Clark.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.