Steven R. Mason 1954 - 2007

Services for Steven Ray Mason, 53, Batesville, Ark., were Sunday, Dec. 23, at the First Church in Batesville, with M.D. Parmley and Chris Hancock officiating. Burial was Dec. 27 in the Sulphur Rock Cemetery.
Mr. Mason died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at his home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1954, in Eudora, the son of Silas Sidney Ray and Leona Lorraine Bryant Mason. He attended first- through eighth-grade classes at Eudora schools and high school at Mountain View, Ark., schools.
Mr. Mason was a lifelong carpenter and built many homes in Kansas and Arkansas.
He was a member of the First Church in Batesville.
Survivors include his mother, Leona Lorraine Mason, Eudora; his wife, Kathy Jones Mason, Batesville, Ark.; a son, Zane Mason, Batesville; a stepson, Mikeal Candler, Batesville; a daughter, Katrenia Mason, Malvern, Ark.; two sisters, Diana Beach, Baldwin City, and Paula Mason, Eudora; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
Willis-Hays Funeral Service of Batesville, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.
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