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Aug. 2, 1982 – Aug. 16, 2021

Russell Wade “Honey Bun” Bass was born to Kathy Temple Bass and Russell “Rusty” Exford Bass in McComb on Aug. 2, 1982, and passed from his earthly life on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at the age of 39.

Mr. Bass was a staple of the Franklin County community but was seemingly known worldwide.

He was an outgoing, loving friend to anyone he encountered, and he never met a stranger.

He was a walking example of “love your neighbor.”

While Mr. Bass held many jobs throughout life, he was best known for his ability to detail a car like no other.

He was an avid Mississippi State fan and loved a clean pair of shoes.

He was loving son, brother, nephew and cousin, and was especially proud when he became “Uncle Honey Bun” to his only nephew, Russen, this year.

He leaves behind countless friends and family members who will cherish the time spent and the memories made with him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herman “Shorty” and Cordell Temple; his paternal grandparents, Hollis and Gladys Bass; his maternal uncle, Scooter Temple; and his paternal uncle, Bull Bass.

He is survived by his parents; his brother, Colby Bass and wife, Laney; his nephew, Russen Bass; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends

Online condolences can be shared and memorial tributes made at

Marshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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