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Mark Clyde Mason, 84, of Madison, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 surrounded by his family, following a long illness.


He was born on June 29, 1930 (along with his twin sister, Mary) in Flowery Branch to Clyde and Sallie Martin Mason. He moved to Madison, along with his family when he was 11 years of age. After graduating from Madison High School in 1948, Mr. Mason enlisted in the Air Force serving in places to include San Antonio, Texas, Washington, California and Korea where he was stationed for just over 11 months during the height of the Korean Conflict.

In 1953, shortly after the Armistice Agreement was signed, Mr. Mason returned to the States to do a final tour of duty in the Air Force before being honorably discharged. At this time, he returned to Madison where he remained the rest of his life.

Shortly after returning to Madison, Mr. Mason went to work at Harris Furniture Company. Soon after that, he met and married his beloved wife, the former Sarah Edith Wise, of Gainesville, Florida. They were married for 51 years before Mrs. Mason’s death in 2011.

Mr. Mason worked at Harris Furniture Company for many years, later buying the business in 1975, until his retirement in December of 1994.

Mark Mason was actively involved in many local and civic organizations to include: The Lions Club, where he held numerous positions, the VFW, American Legion, The Madison Masonic Lodge and The Cattlemen’s Association.

He was a long time member of the Madison Baptist Church and the Everett Armour Sunday School Class. Other activities included his love of his farm, his cows, his little dog, his family and friends, all of which kept him busy well into his 80’s.

Mr. Mason is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Louise Eberhart, Christine Tamplin and Mary Jackson, as well as his wife, Edith.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Fabozzi and Scott of Midland, Mary DeVane and Jim of Madison; four grandchildren, David Fabozzi and Amanda, Benjamin Fabozzi and Leigh, Mason DeVane and Sarah Anne DeVane. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Mr. Mason’s funeral service was held on March 7 at the Madison Baptist Church. Burial was at the Madison City Cemetery.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation and thanks to the many devoted family members, friends and healthcare providers for all their support and kindnesses shown throughout his illness.

From:  The Morgan County Citizen March 19, 2015

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Mrs. Edith Wise Mason, 78 of Madison, died on April 12, 2011, surrounded by her family.


She was born on June 22, 1932 in Madison to Walter W. Wise and Annie Shepard Baldwin Wise. Mrs. Mason was a graduate of University of Florida School of Pharmacy, one of very few women to do this. She was married to Mark Mason on October 25, 1959. She was retired from Madison Drug.


Mrs. Mason was a member of the Madison First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the prayer min-istry. She also played the piano and the organ on occasion. Mrs. Mason loved to bake and will be remembered for the many loaves of sourdough bread she delivered to her friends. She was an avid reader and also crocheted. She enjoyed her dogs and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her husband of 51 years, Mark Mason and their children, Sarah M. Fabozzi & Scott of Midland and Mary DeVane & Jim of Madison. Also surviving are four grandchildren: David Fabozzi & Amanda Boyd, Benjamin Fabozzi, Mason DeVane and Sarah Anne DeVane. Mrs. Mason also leaves one brother, Walter Wise, Jr. & Edith.


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