Martha Duncan Mason

Published 7:25 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Martha Duncan Mason, born July 23, 1921, to Lula Mae and Hugh Duncan in Birmingham, went to be with her Lord following a brief illness on Oct. 27, 2015. Formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, she spent her remaining years in Selma in the gracious home of her niece and namesake, Martha Carol Moore.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty years, Albert Child Mason; brother, Hugh Duncan; and sisters, Mary Hagaman and Mildred Lee.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Rowena Mason.

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She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville for many years where she served in various capacities.
A private memorial service will be held for friends and family at a later date.

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

-Mary Frye, American Poet (1904-2004)