DEXTER -- Sophia E. Deason, 95, died July 11, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.
Born March 29, 1917, at Dexter, to the late Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Jarrell Masterson, she had lived all her life in Dexter where she attended the New Bethel General Baptist Church and had worked for over 30 years at the Elders Manufacturing Company.
On July 3, 1937, at Dexter, she married Frank Leslie Deason who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1976.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Mitchell, a son-in-law, C.W. Mitchell, three brothers, James Masterson, Louis Masterson and Adam Masterson, and four sisters, Nancy Masterson, Melissa Masterson, Mae Ridenour and Ella Casey.
Surviving are: one sister, Mary Fairchild of Dexter; two grandchildren, Michael Mitchell and Sharon Darby of Dexter; and four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dean Williams of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Sadlers Chapel Cemetery near Dexter.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.