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Mary Plummer Bass

March 23, 1931 February 16, 2018
Mary Plummer Bass
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Durham: Mary Plummer Bass, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, at her home in Durham. She was born in Guilford County to the late Ronie and Roy Plummer on March 23, 1931.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Odell Bass; son, Thomas Wayne Bass; and sister, Linda P. Trevey.

Mrs. Bass retired in 1986 after 20 years of service with Dealers Supply Company in Durham. She was also a faithful member of Guess Road Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a devoted Sunday School teacher, and joyfully gave of herself in God’s name wherever her services were needed.

Mary was kind and generous with a strong will, and always had a thoroughly thought out plan for whatever presented itself. She was always willing to provide a delicious home cooked meal for whoever was in need. One highlight in her life was when she and fellow team members spent time on a remote Hawaiian island providing a Vacation Bible School program for the island children. Most recently, she was an avid reader and book club member, a group card player, and a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

She enjoyed her time over the years at Kerr Lake with her family, as well as the Hawley, Sykes, Johnson and Cottle families. She also made great friends during her time living at Emerald Isle. Her later years brought her back full circle to Durham to join her cherished friends at Guess Road Baptist Church. From Florida to Rhode Island, she was always there for ballgames, birthdays, graduations and special occasions. She was the bedrock of the Bass family and will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Bass is survived by a daughter, Debby Bass Myers, and three sons, Andrew Odell Bass (Sharon), Steven Phillip Bass (Judy), Daniel Melvin Bass (Vicki); brother, Ronnie Plummer (Winoka); sister-in-law, Doris B. Hawley; seven grandchildren, Bryce M. Myers (Whitney), Brooke M. Golomb (Mark), Sherry B. Lloyd (Joel), Stephanie L. Bass, Mary E. Bass, Brittany L. Bass, Bryan T. Bass; and seven great-grandchildren, Ivy Golomb, Ruby Golomb, Azilee Myers, Jordan Lloyd, Cameron Lloyd, Izaiah Ferrell, and Levi Ubiles.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Guess Road Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Tilley officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham.

The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Mary’s memory to Guess Road Baptist Church, 3102 Guess Rd. Durham, NC 27705.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. A full-length obituary may be found at

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6:00 PM 2/20/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/20/2018 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




1:00 PM 2/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Guess Road Baptist Church

3102 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Guess Road Baptist Church
3102 Guess Rd. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States

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