The  Shelbyville  News
September 16, 2003
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Betty J. Mason, 71, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 12, 1932, in Shelby County, d/o  Clarence V. and  Sadie (Coulter) Elkins.
Married  Fred Mason  on Dec. 22, 1974, and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry Bulling  of Chattanooga, Tenn., and  Randy Bulling  of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; one stepson, Paul Mason  of Shelbyville; one stepdaughter, Kathy Marlatt  of Brookston; one brother, Virgil Elkins  of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; four sisters, Helen Smith  and  Margaret Thrall, both of Greenwood, Carolyn Bogue  and  Judy Alexander, both of Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Lived in Shelby County for many years before moving to Port Richey, Fla.  Returned to Shelbyville two years ago.
Homemaker.
Member of Assembly of God Church in Franklin.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Phillip Curtis officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 22, 1932
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COUNTY  RESIDENT
SUCCUMBS  TODAY
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Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Dies at home
Near Waldron After Long Illness
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FIVE  CHILDREN  SURVIVE
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, 80, died at her home in Noble township this morning at 10:30 o'clock following an illness of eighteen months caused by paralysis.
          Born in Delaware County, New York, a daughter of  Thomas  and  Drusilla Hoban, May 30, 1850.  Mrs. Mason was brought to Noble township at the age of six months where she had spent all her life since.  She was aged eighty years, one month and twenty-two days at the time of her death.
          United in marriage to  Edward Mason  on November 1, 1868, Mrs. Mason became the mother of nine children, five of whom survive.  These are  Mrs. J. C. Brison, Waldron,  Mrs. Jesse Thompson, Waldron,  Mrs. Owen Doggett, Tipton county, and  Worthy  and  George Mason, both at home.
          Mrs. Mason was the last of her immediate family.  She was a member of the Valley Methodist Episcopal church and funeral services will be held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial will take place in the family lot in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, local funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 9, 1930
Page 2 column 2
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FUNERAL  SERVICES
WERE  HELD  TODAY
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          Funeral services were conducted at one o'clock this afternoon for  Mrs. Flossie Mason, age 37, who died at her home in Bengal at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, following more than ten weeks from pulmonary tuberculosis.  Burial was in the First Mount Pleasant cemetery, after the funeral rites at the Bengal M.E. church, with the Rev. George Stainbrook officiating.
          In addition to the husband, Mrs. Mason is survived by four children, Evelyn, 13;  Beatrice, 9;  Daniel, 6;  Billy, 3.  Her parents, George H. and  Mellie Martin Gregg, of near Morgantown; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Tutterrow, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Dora Afflerbach  and  Mrs. Ruth Brown, of near Morgantown, and two brothers, Vernon Gregg  and  Robert Gregg, of near Morgantown, also survive.  A brother, , died forty years ago in Nebraska.
          The Mason family moved to Bengal last August from Boggstown, where they had lived only a short time after moving from Morgantown a little more than two years ago. They spent three years in Alabama and prior to that time they lived in Johnson county.
          Mrs. Mason was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian church, but her first church, and the one to which she belonged for many years, in the Old Union M.P. church.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Brent Hooton


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday February 23, 1928
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NOBLE  TOWNSHIP
MAN  DIED  TODAY
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Uraemic Poisoning Caused Death
of Joseph Mason, Age Forty-Seven
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  SATURDAY
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          Joseph Mason, 47 years of age, died at his home in Noble township at 8:45 o'clock this morning.  Death was caused by uraemic poisoning.  He had been ill for the past week.
          He is survived by his mother,  Mrs. Elizabeth Mason;  two brothers,  Worthy  and  George, both of Noble township; four sisters,  Mrs. Claude [Annice] Tanner,  of Rushville,  Mrs. Oscar [Cora] Brison, of Waldron, Mrs. May Doggett, of Tipton, and Mrs. Jessie [Nellie] Thompson, of Fairland. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Valley church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock by the Rev. C. B. Atkinson of Waldron. Interment in the Ogden cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 24, 1901
Page 3 column 2
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          Edward Mason  died last week morning at his home in Noble township.  He was aged about fifty-five years and was a son-in-law of  Hon. Thomas Hoban.  He leaves a wife and several children.   Deceased fell into the river about a week ago and getting wet took a heavy cold, resulting in death.
[Buried VanPelt Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

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