- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 38, 214.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 6 Feb 2002.
Bessie Nease Mason, of Newport, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at her home, after a lengthy illness.
She was born on August 10, 1910, in Cocke County. Bessie was the daughter of the late Jess and Mary Nease, of Parrottsville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Hollis Mason; son, Hollis Eugene Mason; and brothers, Frank Nease, of Newport and Bruce Nease, of Marietta, SC.
Bessie was a member of Lowes Chapel Church.
She is survived by her children: sons, Arlie C. (Pepsi) Mason and Roy T. Mason and wife, Ethel; daughters, Vontella M. Brown and husband, Lee R. (Buck) Brown, Evelyn Mason Rhodes, and Patsy Mason Hooper and husband, Judge Ben W. Hooper II; daughter-in-law, Clydia B. Mason, all of Newport; brother, Jess Nease Jr. and wife, Marjorie, of Greenville, SC; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Nease, of Marietta, SC, Velma Bumgarner and Louise Mason, both of Newport; grandchildren, Dennie M. Ottinger, Diane M. Rice, Hollie M. Ramsey, Randy Cagle, Patty M. Jenkins, Tammy Mason Tucker, Tippy Mason, Jeffery Mason, Jimmy Mason, Carroll Lee Brown, Earl Edward Rhodes III (Eddie), Chris Mason Rhodes, Scott Heath Rhodes, Julie H. Kyker, Macy Hooper, Ben W. Hooper III, and Lauren H. Bible; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Scott Gorrell officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Manes Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 600 Henley Street, Suite 50, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Cecil H Mason
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Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 01 Jul 1928
Event Place: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
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Spouse's Name: Bessie Nease
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Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1909
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Reference ID: 48
GS Film number: 1928648
Digital Folder Number: 004485963
Image Number: 00062