Edwin Merrell Bass

Published 12:46 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2009

By Staff
Edwin Merrell Bass, 86, of New Bern, died August 17, 2009 at Two Rivers Healthcare–Trent Campus.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy and he was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Doric Masonic Lodge no. 568, New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies, Road Runners and Chef Crew with the Sudan Temple and a member of New Bern Shrine Club.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Virginia Cutler Bass and his sister, Mattie Yount.
He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Scott and husband Leon, Martha Brinson and husband Clem, all of New Bern; Lynne Shirley and husband Steve of Beaufort, SC; five grandchildren, Marie Scott and husband Michael Garrett, Blair and Brooke Brinson, Ginny Black and husband Gabe, Eddie Shirley and wife Angela, Daphne McCracken, and four great-grandchildren, Dylan Landry, Lila Black, Addison Shirley and Connor McCracken.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Cotten Chapel with Rev. Joe Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at the funeral home and other times at the home of his daughter Cindy Scott.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351 or to Sudan Temple Crippled Children’s Fund, PO Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home &Crematory. Condolences may be made to the Bass family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com
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