Mary A. Chason

Jun 14, 2013

1935 – 2013

CANTON — Mary Austin Chason, 77, passed away Friday, June 13, 2013, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

Born and raised in Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Glen and Bernice Sluder Austin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Austin.  Throughout her lifetime, Mary was a waitress and server at various local restaurants and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers as well as shopping and visiting flea markets always on the lookout for good deals.  Mary was a caregiver at heart, always thinking and cooking for others.  Above all, she adored her grandchildren, who were the light of her life and also had a special place in her heart for her Chihuahua, “Missy.”

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack Chason; three sons, David Chason and his wife, Teresa, of Canton, Derek Chason and his wife, Carolyn, of Orlando, Florida, and Don Chason and his wife, Patti, of Harrisburg; one sister, Jean Smith and her husband, Kenneth, of Horseshoe; and five grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Charley, Casey and Patteson Chason; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Owen officiating.  Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road.  The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 200 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC  28806.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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