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Horace Basham, 66
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Horace Basham, 66, was born July 22, 1954 and died July 28 at his residence following an eight-month illness.

A self-employed excavator, he was the son of the late Thurman and Della Myers Basham. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil Basham, Harold Basham, Jimmy Basham and Tommy Basham, three sisters Hassie Lee Dykes, Joyce Fults and Judy Stotts, and one brother-in-law Ernest Fults.

He was married on July 19, 1980 to Pam Graham Basham of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Crystal Basham (Jason Kennedy) of Olive Branch, MS, three sisters Mary Santiago (Jose) of Viola, Peggy Fults of Viola, and Elaine Doak of McMinnville, brother Dickie Basham of Viola, two sisters-in-law Helen Basham of McMinnville, and Brenda Basham of Viola, one brother-in-law Harold Dykes of McMinnville, several nieces and nephews, and special friend Bro. Mike Adams of McMinnville.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 2, 2020