February 23, 2004

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 23, 2004

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries for residents, former residents and residents’ immediate family members who resided elsewhere when notified by a family member or a funeral home. There is no charge for printing an obituary, but all are edited to meet the newspaper’s requirements.

Hubert Lamar Bass

JACKSON Hubert Lamar Bass, formerly of Vicksburg, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 81.

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Mr. Bass was born in Brandon and graduated from Johns High School and Mississippi College with a degree in business and interstate law. He had worked for Valley Mills in Vicksburg and MFC Services in Madison, serving as general traffic manager. He retired in 1980, then owned and operated Hubert Bass and Co. Transportation Consultants.

He also worked part time at Gayfer’s, McRae’s and a number of area florists.

Mr. Bass had served as chairman of the transportation committee of Mississippi Manufacturing Association, transportation committee of the Mississippi Feed and Grain Association, the regional traffic committee and executive transportation committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington, D.C., the executive transportation committee of the American Feed Manufacturers Association, the National Feed and Grain Dealers Association and the Southeast Shippers Advisory Board. He had served as vice chairman of the executive committee of Rail Users of Northeast Mississippi and regional vice president of the National Industrial Traffic League in New York City. He was a member of Mississippi Poultry Association rail committee, the transportation committees of the Vicksburg and Jackson chambers of commerce and Who’s Who in Commerce and Industry.

He was a charter member of the Central Mississippi Traffic and Transportation Club in Jackson and Delta Nu Alpha transportation fraternity in Mississippi. He was chosen Transportation Man of the Year twice by the Central Mississippi Traffic and Transportation Club.

Mr. Bass was a member, life deacon and Sunday school director of senior adults at First Baptist Church of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy McCullough Bass of Jackson; a daughter, Pamela K. Bass of Jackson; a son, Hubert A. Bass of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services were at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Annie Mae Pippens

OAK GROVE Annie Mae Pippens died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at her home in Monroe. She was 80.

A native of West Carroll Parish, Mrs. Pippens was a graduate of Baton Rouge High School. She moved to Oak Grove and had lived in Monroe for two years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Grove, serving as treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s Organization for more than 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Edna Torrance, and two brothers, Jack Torrance and J.R. Torrance.

Mrs. Pippens is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thurman Pippens; a daughter, Pam Pippens of Monroe; one brother, John L. Torrance Jr. of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Oak Grove with the Revs. Edsel Pippens and Byron Putnam officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.

Pallbearers will be Chris Robinson, Jason Robinson, Ben Robinson, Chuck Lee, Perry Kelly and Glenn Tanner.

Patricia Pyron

Patricia “Patty” Pyron died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 46.

Born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mrs. Pyron had lived in Vicksburg for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glynn Daniel Brite.

Survivors include her husband, Harold T. Pyron of Vicksburg; a son, Chris Pyron of Yazoo City; a daughter, Kristy Pyron of Vicksburg; her mother, Mary Brite of Raymond; a brother, Glynn Brite of San Francisco; two sisters, Rose Elizabeth Wood of Vicksburg and Leslie Blakeney of Raymond; and a grandson, Shane Pyron of Clinton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Memorial Park South in Jackson. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. at Goodrum Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Blakeney officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community of Faith Congregational Methodist Church, 119 Falcon Ridge, Clinton, MS 39154.