Robert Carroll Bass, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 1, in a local hospital.

Mr. Bass had spent nearly his entire life in Starks. He was Pentecostal and attended First Pentecostal Church in Starks. He loved watching westerns and John Wayne was his favorite. He also loved fishing, camping, and most of all family. He was ornery but was loved by all.

Survivors include his daughters, Frankqueline Bass of Sulphur and Jonise Bass of Starks; brothers, Floyd Bass, Jr. and wife Francene of Lumberton, and Jerry Bass and wife Jane of Deweyville and sister, Pam Williams, all of Deweyville; grandchildren, Dusti Bass and Joshua White and great grandchildren, Hunter Latham, Lincoln White and Joshlynne Latham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Bass, Sr. and Vera Mae Ashworth Bass; granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith and brother in law, Donnie Williams.

His funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, March 4, in the First Pentecostal Church of Starks with the Rev. Lanny Gibson officiating. Vistation will be Thursday, March 3, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the church and resume on Friday at 1:00 pm until service time. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at