Falton O. “Sonny” Mason, Jr

Published 11:23 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mr. Falton O. “Sonny” Mason, Jr., 94, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital –
North Mississippi. The funeral will be Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of
Oxford with Rev. Robert Allen and Rev. Don Gann officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service
beginning at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mason was born on August 16, 1927, in Lafayette County, MS to the late Falton and Eula Belle
Mason. As one of the first twelve attorneys in Oxford, he practiced for over 60 years, was the former
Assistant U.S. Attorney, and the State Hearing Officer for the State of Mississippi Personnel Board. He
was a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Oxford. With a loving devotion for his
church, Mr. Mason served as an usher and drove the church bus for many years and was a former
Sunday school director. He was a member of both the Oxford Lion’s Club and O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge,
and a founding member of The Beacon Coffee Club, where he developed many cherished friendships. In
his leisure, Mr. Mason enjoyed Ole Miss sports and bird hunting. He was an avid camper, taking his
family on many road trips and adventures. While he held many professional accomplishments and
commitments to his community, Mr. Mason never neglected his most important roles, which were
husband, father, and grandfather. He was deeply devoted to his wife of 58 years, Cornelia, and their
children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his
daughter, Amanda Mason Allison; granddaughter, Julia Belle Mason; and sister, Peggy Mason.
Mr. Mason is survived by his wife, Cornelia P. Mason of Oxford, MS; sons, Michael Mason and his wife,
Lucinda of Helena, AL and Falton O. Mason, III and his wife, Mary of Olive Branch, MS; and his
grandchildren, Tip Mason, Lawson Mason (Adam Langston), Haley Mason, Parker Allison, and Elise
Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mr. Mason’s memory may be made to St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.
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