Marion (Buddy) Gass, 78, of the Qualla Community, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday Oct. 10, 2013 at his residence. He was the son of the late Marshall and Lillian Blankenship Gass. He was a member and deacon of Patterson Chapel Baptist Church. He made a lot of friends during his years of Managing a Cherokee Craft Shop. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William (Billy) Gass and Marshall Gass Jr.; one sister Wanda Sue Harris.
He is survived by two daughters; Reba Elders of Whittier, and Donna Cook and husband Bobby of Sylva; one grandchild Brandon Elders and wife Jill of Sylva; two lights of his life, his great grandchildren Brett Elders and Jake Elders; one sister Elizabeth (Pan) Bryson of Whittier; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Whittier Church of God. Revs. Ned Pressley and Terry Taylor will officiate with burial at the Thomas Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30pm on Saturday at Crisp Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the Church 30 minutes prior to the service.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the sister’s residence on Gass Road in Whittier.