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Gladys Mason

Mrs. Gladys Lucile Mason, 97, of Kernersville, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at home in Kernersville. Mrs. Mason was born April 28, 1918, in Shoal Creek to the late Thomas Ledford and Nona Torrence Ledford. A member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Farner, Tenn., she was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Odis “Red” Mason; two brothers, Ernest and Willard Ledford; and three sisters, Mildred Young, Elsie Miller and Geneva Swanson. She was a loving and devoted housewife. She enjoyed gardening, reading and watching television, and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include two sons, Bill Mason and his wife, Helen; and Dan Mason and his wife, Sue; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Calvin Murphy officiating. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or Children’s Miracle Network. Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997