Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Nancy Leona Bass


04/20/1964 - 08/09/2020


Nancy Leona Bass, age 56 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020.

She was born in California to the late Marcus and Margaret Bland Bunn. Nancy graduated from Brevard Community College in 1990 with a degree in nursing and enjoyed working at nursing homes and providing care to the elderly the most. She was also a hula dancer in her childhood then transitioned to classical ballet during her youth and young adult years even attending a performing arts academy after high school.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia (Sissy).

She is survived by her husband, Claude Rudolph Bass; one son, Anthony Barretta (Jamie); one daughter, Lila Kennedy (Justin); two stepdaughters, Priscilla Jay Ward and Vicky Bass; one sister, Peggy; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned at this time.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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