Mason Bell Malpass, age 90, passed away Sunday, March 6, in the home he shared with his beloved wife, Carolyn. He was born in the Delco community on May 27, 1931 to Annie Malpass. He is preceded in death by Annie and his stepfather, Leroy Turner, and his siblings, David Turner, Leroy Turner Jr., and Mary Ann Turner (Larrimore); biological father Elwood Hilburn; and first wife Joyce (Denton) Malpass. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Malpass, and step-daughter Pamela Benson; and by his daughter Debra Wint-Smith and son-in-law Kevin Smith, and half-sister Sophie Hilburn Massengill.
Mason was known and loved for his quirky sense of humor and his knowledge of the Bible, and his kindness. He was a deacon at Piney Grove Advent Christian Church. He and Carolyn enjoyed music and shared their musical talent in local churches for several years. He played the guitar and both of them sang. Mason was also known for his role in keeping a mega landfill from being built in the Green Swamp wetlands.
Services will be held Friday, March 11, 2022 at Piney Grove Advent Christian Church, 37 Piney Grove Rd, Delco, NC 28436 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM prior to the service.
McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC is serving the Malpass family.
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