Mercer L. Chason – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mercer L. Chason age 83 of Muscle Shoals, passed away Thursday November 22, 2012. Visitation will be Saturday at Elkins Funeral Home of Florence from 11am till Noon. Services will be at Noon in the Chapel with Steve Thompson officiating. Graveside services will be Monday November 26, at Greenwood cemetery in Cairo, Georgia at 11am.

Mercer was survived by a daughter, Celeste Chason Whittle (Randy) of Florence and his son, Michael S. Chason of Alabaster, AL. One sister, Ione Grebinger of Cairo, GA.

He is preceded by his wife Deborah Chason, three sisters, Jeanette DeVane, Luvoise Landen and Merle Bearden.

Mr. Chason graduated from Clemson A & M College in 1952 commissioned as a 2nd Lt, and spend six months in Korea. He received his Master’s in 1955 at Auburn when it was called Alabama Polytechnic Institute. In 1960 he received his Agricultural PhD from the University of Missouri. He retired from TVA and is a member at Woodmont Baptist Church of Florence. Mercer enjoyed photography and golf.

In Lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Woodmont Baptist Church of Florence.

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