Faye Marie Bass, 81, of Van Buren passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Fort Smith. She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Marksville, La., to the late Forrest Lemoine and Josephine Mayeux. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Bass.

She is survived by her husband, retired Sgt. Maj. John "Buddy" Bass; four daughters, JoAnn Bass of Las Vegas and Renie Davis, Lynette Staton and Sherri Bass, all of Fort Smith; a son, John Bass Jr. of Van Buren; two sisters, Jewell O’Pry of Shreveport and Bonnie Lemoine of Marksville, La.; a brother, Gerald Lemoine of Marksville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. A private committal of ashes at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith will be under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

To place an online tribute, please go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.