Gloria Cathey Bass

June 21, 1927 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 93)

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Gloria Cathey Bass, age 93 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Morningside of Paris.


She retired as the former owner and operator of New Look Cleaners in Nashville, TN.  Gloria enjoyed golfing, reading, and spending time with family.  She was Baptist by belief.


Gloria was born June 21, 1927, in Stewart County, TN, to the late Bertram Eugene Cathey and the late Henrietta Blane Cathey.


She was married on November 28, 1957 to Bill Bass, and he preceded her in death on February 6, 2006.


She is survived by her sister, Lila (Donnie) Williams of Paris; a sister in law, Doris Atkins Cathey;  seven nieces and nephews, Susan Ramsey, Andrea Alpaugh, Libbi Cathey, Greg Cathey, Cathey Williams, Nicci Harrod, and Jan Bass Neal; and several great nieces and great nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Alpaugh; one brother, Eugene Cathey; and two nephews, Mark Cathey and Terry Alpaugh.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  A private family entombment will be held at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Nashville, TN.


Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.




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