Carolyn Sue Basse

Carolyn Basse, 74, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at her home.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1942, in Cobden, the daughter of Marion Edward and Minnie Melba Hicks Sweitzer.

She married James A. Basse on Dec. 2, 1966, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2016.

She is survived by her two daughters, Julie (Don) Hamilton of Ava and Christy Basse of Jonesboro; a son, Jeff Basse of Jonesboro; two granddaughters, Kelly and Kayla Hamilton; three sisters, Fran Holly of Cobden, Shirley Razick of Sarasota, Fla., and Tootie (Wilbur) Steinheimer of New Athens; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Bobbie Womack; and one brother, Larry Sweitzer.

She was an avid bingo enthusiast. She enjoyed going to play bingo with her girlfriends. She dearly loved spending time with her granddaughters.

Private services will be held by her family. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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