Mrs. Hilda Dean Mask

Published 6:18pm Friday, January 11, 2013


Funeral service for Mrs. Hilda Dean Mask, 87, of Sylacauga and formerly of Alexander City will be Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:30 am at the Flint Hill United Methodist Church. Rev. Dee Dowdy and Rev. Joe Mallory will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Flint Hill United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Mask passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Coosa Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on November 17, 1925 in Cherokee Bluff, Alabama to William Walter Pasley and Mary Emma Dean Pasley.  She was an active member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking cathead biscuits, making divinity and fudge at Christmas, and baking.  She was also and avid reader and began and ended her day with Bible study.  She was crowned Mrs. Coosa Valley in 2011.  She worked for over 25 years as a packer for the Russell Corp. but her most beloved job was raising children.  She raised her own children as well as many others in her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Tapley (Marcus), of Sylacauga; sons, Joel A. Mask (Teresa),  of Tuscaloosa and Tim Mask (Teresa),  of Moultrie, GA; grandchildren, Sandee Noel (Michael), Hope Abernathy (Shane), Natalie Moseley (Ryan), Lacie McVey (Derrick),  and Kassidy Mask; great-grandchildren, Ayden Harris, Mackenzie Moseley, Zachary Abernathy, and Madalyn Rape.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lee, Phil Speaks, Kenny Dean, Todd Wood, Larry Pemberton, Steve Pemberton, and Jonathan Waters. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Kirk, Kenneth Kirk, Allen Kirk, Jack Pemberton, Larry Kirk, David Kirk, and the Staff of Coosa Valley Nursing Home and Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William E. “Joe” Mask; and sister, Julia Pasley Kirk.

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to Flint Hill United Methodist Church, 2858 Flint Hill Road, Alexander City, Alabama 35010.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.