Gerald Lane Bass
Gerald Lane Bass
  • December 27, 1933 - August 20, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Gerald Lane Bass, 83, of Raleigh, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Born in Wilson County, NC, he was the son of the late Harvey and Velma Bass. He was preceded in death by brothers Mike and Royce; sisters Joyce Bass and Beverly Hardison.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann Hodnett Bass; daughters Alisa Bass Heverly (Kenneth) of Wilmington; Marianna Wynn Bass of Raleigh; grandchildren Elizabeth Lane Heverly Guthrie, Kenneth Alan Heverly, Jr, and Mary Ellis Fanney; two great-grandchildren, Talan Lane Guthrie, and Parker Heverly Guthrie; sister Sharon Beth Edwards of Havelock; brother Verlon Bass of New Bern; godson Samuel Lane Barrow of Raleigh.

Gerald graduated from New Bern High School, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the UNC School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1962. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Gerald retired following a distinguished 50 year career practicing law. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Gerald loved his family, church, golf, and the Tar Heels.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh 27603. Friends and family will be received following the service in the Garden Gallery at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pruitt Home Health, 513 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 or Doorstep Ministry, ESUMC.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.