Services for Joe Mason were held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Foster and the Rev. Don Wedgeworth officiating. Burial followed in Linwood Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mason, 61, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He was a native and longtime resident of the Linwood community in Neshoba County. He had worked as a Corrections Officer for the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Mason was a member of Victory Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Derri McDonald and her husband, Michael of Laurel; grandchild, Madison McDonald; brothers, Larry Mason of Pearl and Carl Mason and his wife, Laura of Union; one niece; one nephew and his special friend, Jacque Mills of Philadelphia.

Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Lynetta Mason.