Obituaries, November 23, 2013

  • Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Updated Saturday, November 23, 2013 8:45 am

Larry Bass

Memorial services for Larry Joseph Bass of Columbia, S.C. will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Columbia in Boyce Chapel, followed by a reception in Ellis Hall.  
Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.
Mr. Bass, son of the late Joseph Benjamin and Dorothy Mae Bass, went into the open arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday morning, Nov. 22, 2013.  
Born Nov. 29, 1937 in Georgetown, he graduated from Winyah High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor's degree from Furman University in 1959.  
Mr. Bass received extra training as a medical technician at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  
After graduating, he entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany for two and a half years.  
In 1963, Mr. Bass joined the staff of Baptist Hospital as chief of the laboratory.  
In 1966, he joined Baxter Healthcare and spent 30 years in medical sales.  During his 30 years he received many awards, but the most meaningful was the King of the Mountain award for being "A Man's Man, A Friend to All, a Gentleman who proves the world is blessed most by men who do things, and not by those who merely talk about them."
Mr. Bass was a very competitive athlete who loved to challenge friends on the tennis court and golf course.  
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia where he gave of his time and talents in many ways.  
He served as a deacon, chairman of the Recreational Committee, on the Property Committee, and as co-teacher of the Wisdom Seekers Sunday School class.  
One of his greatest joys was working with Upward Basketball.  
Mr. Bass loved seeing the boys and girls growing spiritually and in their game skills.  
He loved working with the volunteers from around the church and often said he thought his spiritual gifts were "washing dishes and fixing toilets."
He was humbled in 2012 when he was chosen as the Senior Adult of the Year.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Margaret Tompkins Bass; one brother, Jim Bass (Dot); two sisters, Doris B. McLeod (Bob) and Faye B. Parrish (Sidney), both of Orlando, Fla.  
He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who held a very special place in his heart.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Dayton Anderson volunteer fund at First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia SC 29201 or any place you feel will glorify God's Kingdom.
Sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Ollie Morris

Ollie Morris, age 85, of Andrews, widower of Hazeleen L. Cantley Morris, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Mr. Morris was born in Andrews on May 16, 1928, a son of the late John Marion Morris and Elizabeth Sports Morris.  
He grew up in the Warsaw community of Williamsburg County and lived in Georgetown for a time before moving to the Oceda community of Georgetown County.  
Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  
He retired after over 45 years of employment from International Paper Co. on April 1, 1990, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club.  
Mr. Morris was a member of Gourdine’s Chapel.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth O. Morris (Norma) of Jamestown and Barry C. Morris (Janet) of Georgetown; a daughter, Elizabeth M. Moore (Dale) of Andrews; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Morris of Andrews and Laurie Morris of Hemingway; and a sister, Lydia Gambone of Bakersfield, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2013, at Gourdine’s Chapel.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Themos Cribb.  
Burial will follow at Elim United Methodist Churchyard.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Assoc., P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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