The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

March 26, 2014

Elsie Mason, 79, of Albemarle, died March 23, 2014


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Elsie Rae Whitley Mason, 79 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

Elsie was born May 17, 1934, in Montgomery County to the late Lonnie Lee Whitley and the late Annie Mae Simpson Whitley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Mason Sr.; daughters, Marilyn Mason Webb and Judy Mason; brothers, Red and James Paul Whitley; and sisters, Pauline Hester, Opal Grey and Mary Hahn.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel. The burial will follow at Aquadale Baptist Church Cemetery, 32871 Church Road in Norwood.

At other times the family will be gathering at her grandson, Jonathan Paige’s home, 33923 Shaver Road in Albemarle.

She is survived by her son, Herman Mason Jr. of Aquadale; grandsons, Jonathan Paige and Paul Mason, both of Albemarle; great-grandchildren, Parker, Izzie and Gabriel Mason, all of Albemarle; and sister, Helen Coble of Wilmington.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Road, Suite 904, Troy, NC 27371.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Mason family.

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