THE ADVANCE REPORTER
Thursday, January 30, 1969
MARY ELLA BASS AUDAS
Mrs. Mary Ella Bass Audas celebrated her 92nd birthday last Wednesday, January 22nd in
the Pinewood Nursing Home. Mrs. Audas was the daughter of Harvey and Harriet Huie Bass and
has been a livelong resident of Scott County. Her young days were spent in the Evening Shade
community, where she went to school and was married in her home there to William Allen (Bill)
Audas, by Rev. John Byers. Mr. Audas was a farmer, for the most of his life but ran a drey
service between Ft. Smith and Waldron, worked in a cotton gin and for many years was town
constable of Waldron prior to his death at which time he was almost blind. To this union were
born 4 children, Ted, Clark, Melba and Billye Audas Ragsdale. Mrs. Audas has two grandchildren,
Clyde Audas and Lavo Zagar; 4 great grandchildren: Drinda, Joan, Eclanna and Frank; 2 great-
great grandchildren, Leanne and Mitchell. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in
which she was always a faithful and willing worker. Even though Mrs. Audas is somewhat hard of
hearing she is still very alert and will tell you what a wonderful and full life she has had
and how thankful she is for all her many many friends.
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