Albert Slade Bass

January 4, 1932 - October 28, 2016
Albert Slade Bass


Albert “Slade” Bass, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, following an extended illness.

Slade leaves his loyal wife of 63 years, Peggy (Barnes) Bass and their children Pamela (Walter) Smith, Jimmy (Renee) Bass, Cynthia (Steve) Nisbet, Sherri (Neal) Dunn, and Amy Bass Stone. Peggy and Slade have 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Slade was born January 4, 1932 in Chadbourn, NC, to W. J. and Bertha (Buffkin) Bass. Slade served in the United States Army in his early years. He and Peggy retired from Tiny Tot Day Care, which they owned and operated for 26 years. Slade was a member of Temple Baptist Church. In his free time, he was an avid woodworker and master gardener.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Fellowship Baptist Church with the opportunity for friendly visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will also receive friends at the Bass residence on 108 Borden Avenue on Sunday from 2:00-5:00. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund.

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  • October 30, 2016
    Tonya Morgan says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • October 30, 2016
    Ann wainscott says:
    Dear Peggy, I am so sad for you and very sorry for the loss of your husband , Slade. I do believe we will see our loved ones on another day. I plan to see you this coming week at home. Sincerely, Ann Wainscott

  • October 31, 2016
    Carrie Cohen-Willetts, Dillon Cohen & McKenzie Willetts says:
    Peggy, I'm so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts & prayers! From some of your Tiny Tots

  • October 31, 2016
    Kayla says:
    Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.

  • October 31, 2016
    Jennifer Bass says:
    I am so thankful that I was able to finally meet my uncle slade after 53 years of not knowing any of Edwards siblings, I truly felt blessed when you both welcomed me in your home , I am truly sorry for your loss aunt Peggy , god bless you and uncle slade