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Delphia Hilton Tenney Mason

Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012

BUCKHANNON — Delphia Hilton Tenney Mason, 100, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Nursing Care Facility in Buckhannon.

She was born June 19, 1912 in Tallmansville, W.Va. a daughter of the late Samuel Bethuel Tenney and Nora Ann Butcher Tenney Sayre. On Aug. 15, 1936 she married Rev. Lemuel Reynolds Mason, Jr. who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1998.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Flora Riggs and Lelia Ours; one brother, Rev. Lloyd Tenney; two half-sisters Lula Reed and Zona Carter.

Surviving are one son, John A. Mason and wife Maycle of Hurricane, W.Va.; two daughters, Jan Holtsclaw and husband Rev. Thomas Holtsclaw of Roxboro, N.C. and Joy Whitlock and husband Larry of Martinsville, Va.; two granddaughters, Andrea Malpass of Goldsboro, N.C. and Mary Beth Stewart of Hurricane; six grandsons, Allen Mason of Lansdale, Pa., Timothy Holtsclaw of Fayetteville, N.C., James Whitlock of Wytheville, Va., Luke Whitlock of Tenn., Jason Holtsclaw of Ashville, N.C. and Joshua Whitlock of Johnson City, Tenn. and 13 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Mason was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. While helping her husband serve in ministry, they lived in 11 different places in three states.

Friends will be received today, Dec, 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald M. McCauley officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville.

The family of Hilton would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the St. Joseph’s NCF for the tender loving care they provided for nearly four years.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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