Jennie Nottingham Bass


Mrs. Jennie Nottingham Bass, 77, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. She was a dedicated and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Jennie was born on Aug. 28, 1944, in Nassawadox, to L. Roberts and Frances Elliott Nottingham. She left the Eastern Shore to attend the College of William and Mary. Before graduation, Jennie had a blind date with naval officer Ron Bass and married him a year later. Together, they had two daughters and settled in Americus, Ga., where she was active in her daughters’ school activities and a member of the Americus Junior Service League and Garden Club. Years later, Ron and Jennie also enjoyed living in Chicago, Athens, Ga., and some short stops in between before finally landing in Newnan, Ga.

Jennie was preceded in death by her parents and husband, as well as by her sister, Kay Newbern; brothers-in-law, Larry Bass and Mike Bass; and nephews, Eric Bass and Dave Newbern. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Bass, of Atlanta, and Cathy Dozier (Steve), of Columbus, Ga.; sister, Anne Toone (Sandy), of Destin, Fla.; grandchildren, Virginia Dozier and Aaron Dozier; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Bass, of Georgiana, Ala., and Sharon Bass, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at 1 p.m., at the Union Cemetery, 2900 Avant Road, Georgiana, Ala., followed by a reception at The Lodge at Sherling Lake, 4449 Braggs Highway, Greenville, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jennie’s memory to Paws with a Cause (, or the Union Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 594, Georgiana, AL 36033.

Services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home (334-376-2500).
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