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Gwendolyn Faye Butler Bass

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Wednesday, July 2, 1952 - Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Mrs. Gwendolyn Faye Butler Bass passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Flowers Hospital. She was 70. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Sardis Church with Rev. Tom Chestnut and Rev. Carlisle Weed officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until service time. 

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to Sardis Church, 649 County Road 67, Hartford, AL 36344 in memory of Gwen. 

Gwen was born July 2, 1952 in Houston County to the late Ralph and Gertrude Armstrong Butler. She graduated from Geneva County High School in 1970 and married her sweetheart, Ricky July 10, 1971. Gwen was the mother of three and blessed with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She drove a school bus for Geneva County schools for 30 years, and worked for The Hartford Herald. Gwen and Ricky were chicken farmers for 25 years. Gwen has enjoyed her retirement years working with a sweet classmate harvesting lotus at Ten Mile Creek. A lotus was named after her “Gwendolyn’s Golden Glow”. She enjoyed her flowers especially her daylilies and gardening. She was a Godly wife, mother and grandmother. She blanketed her family in prayer. Gwen loved her family, friends, church family but most importantly she loved her savior Jesus Christ. 

Survivors include her loving husband, Ricky Bass; daughter, Lachrissha Culpepper (Roger); sons: Richie Bass (Rachel) and Mitchie Bass (Shannon); grandchildren: Hamilton Brannon, Logan Culpepper, Bryce Bass, Bowen Bass, Colin Bass, Chelsea Stevens (Josh); great grandchildren: Isaac and Harper Stevens; brother, Bennie Joe Butler (Sue Ellen) sister-in-law, Carol Johnson (Danny); several nieces nephews and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023



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Mike & Debra Childs Henderson

Mike and I are so deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Gwen. Gwen and Ricky are like family to us as we had grown so fond of them through the wonderful fellowship of meals and visiting at so many events with the Dillard's and the Coe's. We will continue to pray for God to give you all peace and comfort in a time of loss that was so unexpected. Just know Gwen was a Godly and precious lady, and we will never forget her love and kindness to us and our family over the last years. Love and prayers from us and our family to you and yours. God Bless!

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