I came across my Uncle Leroy's obituary recently and wanted to post it on our family blog site:
FRANCIS MASON ~ DIES IN RAYMOND
Born: August 18, 1914 ~ Died: December 21, 1977
Raymond - Francis Leroy Mason, 64, of Raymond, was buried in the Raymond Cemetery on Thursday following funeral services at the Baldwin Funeral Home. He died Wednesday following a long illness.
Born in Arkansas, Mason lived most of his life in Vicksburg. He attended Redwood and Jett schools. For 20 years, he made his home at Raymond.
He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Power and Light Co. and member of the Raymond Baptist Church.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Katie Parker Mason of Raymond; a son, Robert Lane Mason of Raymond; three daughters, Mrs. Penny Moody of Jackson, Miss Janet Mason of Raymond and Mrs. Susan Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah; his mother, Mrs. Francis Mason of Kingston, NY; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Mason Duncan of Chaffee, MO, Mrs. Bunnetta (Bonita) Mason Rielly of Kingston, NY, and Evelyn Mason Love of Vicksburg, and one brother, Charles Wesley Mason of Kingston, NY.