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CANTON — Charles Mason, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on May 25, 2019. Charles was born Dec. 21, 1937, to the late Grady and Lillian Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings. Charles is survived by his beloved wife and the love of his life for 57 years, Linda Henderson Mason; his two daughters, Cindy Dickmeyer, and Kelle Littlejohn and her husband, Derek; four grandchildren, Miranda Gillett, Lauren Mease, Aaron Gillett, and Carson Mease; and four great-grandchildren, Riley May, Kadin Logan, Dakari Logan, Nakaiya Logan. Throughout his life, Charles had been presented with numerous awards by the Boy Scouts of America and by BASF where he had been employed. Charles had honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a boatswain’s mate. He enjoyed his hobbies of boating, hunting, fishing, and scouting, but above all else, he loved spending time with his family. A memorial service to honor the life of Charles will be held 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The Rev. Eddie Hollifield and Mr. Jerry Gibbs will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to the Daniel Boone Council at 333 W. Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801, or online at www.danielboonecouncil.org/donatenow. Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Mason family, and words of comfort may be shared at www.CrawfordRay.com.

CANTON — Charles Mason, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on May 25, 2019.

Charles was born Dec. 21, 1937, to the late Grady and Lillian Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife and the love of his life for 57 years, Linda Henderson Mason; his two daughters, Cindy Dickmeyer, and Kelle Littlejohn and her husband, Derek; four grandchildren, Miranda Gillett, Lauren Mease, Aaron Gillett, and Carson Mease; and four great-grandchildren, Riley May, Kadin Logan, Dakari Logan, Nakaiya Logan.

Throughout his life, Charles had been presented with numerous awards by the Boy Scouts of America and by BASF where he had been employed. Charles had honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a boatswain’s mate. He enjoyed his hobbies of boating, hunting, fishing, and scouting, but above all else, he loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service to honor the life of Charles will be held 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The Rev. Eddie Hollifield and Mr. Jerry Gibbs will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to the Daniel Boone Council at 333 W. Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801, or online at www.danielboonecouncil.org/donatenow.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Mason family, and words of comfort may be shared at www.CrawfordRay.com.

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