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obits Bertha MASON Fuller b White Co. d/o Jacob Mason
Posted by: Linda Long (ID *****4750) Date: March 30, 2003 at 15:07:00
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Obituaries of Mrs. Bertha Caroline MASON Fuller b 11 Feb 1876 in White Co. AR. She was the dau. of Jacob Caswell McCoy MASON and Elizabeth Jane KELLY.

OBITUARY - #1
From “Arkansas Gazette” newspaper, Little Rock, AR, Wed., 9 SEP 1959, page 7B, Col. 2
Mrs. Bertha Fuller, Missionary, Dies
       Mrs. Bertha Mason Fuller, aged 83, of 1818 Summit Avenue, a retired minister and missionary for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) died Tuesday at a Little Rock hospital.
       She was the widow of Rev. James Henry Fuller, former pastor of the Wright Avenue Christian Church, and had lived at Little Rock 40 years. A native of White County, Mrs. Fuller graduated from Texas Christian University and served as a missionary in Mexico from 1896 to 1911, interspersed by speaking and fund-raising assignments in the United States.
       She and her husband served pastorates in Texas and Missouri until he became minister of the Wright Avenue Christian Church in 1918. In 1922, Mrs. Fuller was appointed secretary of the Arkansas Christian Women’s Missionary Board, a position she held until her retirement in 1942. After retiring, Mrs. Fuller re-entered TCU and completed her master of arts degree in religion at the age of 75.
       Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Frank Shannon Fogg of Forrest City and Mrs. May Mason Lewis of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday at the Wright Avenue Christian Church by Rev. Charles A. Davis, Rev. Lester M. Bickford and Rev. Kenneth L. Teegarden. Pallbearers will be Rev. Edward Pendelton, Robert E. Jackson, Ralph Taylor, James Noland, Delton Treadway and Richard Chitwood. Burial will be at Forrest City by Reubel Funeral Home. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

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OBITUARY - #2
From “Arkansas Democrat” newspaper, Little Rock, AR, Wed., 9 SEP 1959
Death Takes Mrs. Fuller
Funeral for Mrs. Bertha Mason Fuller, 83, of 1818 Summit, retired minister and missionary for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), who died yesterday in a Little Rock hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in the Wright Avenue Christian Church by Rev. Charles A. Davis, Rev. Lester M. Bickford and Rev. Kenneth L. Teegarden. Pallbearers will be Rev. Edward Pendleton, Robert E. Jackson, Ralph Taylor, James Nolan, Delton Treadway and Richard Chitwood. Burial will be in Forrest City by the Reubel Funeral Home. The family requests that no flowers be sent. She was the widow of Rev. James Henry Fuller, former pastor of the Wright Avenue Christian Church and had lived in Little Rock 40 years. She was a native of White County and was a graduate of Texas Christian University. She served as a missionary in Mexico from 1896-1911. She and her husband held pastorates in Texas and Missouri until he became minister of the Wright Avenue Christian Church in 1918. In 1922, Mrs. Fuller was appointed secretary of the Arkansas Christian Women’s Missionary Board, a position she held until her retirement in 1942. After retiring, Mrs. Fuller re-entered TCU and completed her master of arts degree in religion at the age of 75. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Frank Shannon Fogg of Forrest City and Mrs. May Mason Lewis of Los Angeles, Calif.

Survivors include a great-niece Mrs. Constance Lewis Mandel of Los Angeles.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Wright Avenue Christian Church to Mason Fuller Memorial Library Fund.

Notes:
- Bertha MASON Fuller graduated in 1896 from Ad-Ran College not TCU. Ad-Ran College later became TCU (Texas Christian University).
- Mrs. Frank Shannon Fogg was Grace MASON, daughter of Jacob Caswell Mason and 2nd wife Lady May MCCHESNEY.
- Mrs. May Mason Lewis was Maxie May MASON, daughter of Jacob Caswell Mason and 2nd wife Lady May MCCHESNEY.
- Mrs. Constance LEWIS Mandel was the daughter of Maxie May MASON Lewis and
Unknown LEWIS.
- Mother of Bertha MASON Fuller was Elizabeth Jane KELLY.




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