Funeral services for Anita Kelley Bassham, age 78 of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia beside her husband Donald Bassham who passed away in 1991. Mrs. Bassham passed away Monday morning at her residence.
She was a native of Columbia, TN, and the daughter of the late Ernest McKennon and Bessie Tennessee Ralston Kelley. Mrs. Bassham was a former inspector for Scovill Manufacturing and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ.
Survivors include her children Donald M. Bassham Jr of Waverly, TN, Patricia “Patti” Schumacher and husband Keith of Fayetteville, Carla Marie Kimbrough and husband Jimmy of Fayetteville, Steven Kelley Bassham and wife Retha of Huntsville, AL, Claude Brett Bassham and wife Trina of Fayetteville, Kimberly Dawn Hollis and husband Rick of Fayetteville, 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 p.m. At Higgins Funeral Home.