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Lillian Musgrove Chason

Lillian Musgrove Chason, 86, of Altha, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She died in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Mike Fansler. Lillian Chason was born in Altha on September 28, 1923, to Charles T. and Margaret Iona Musgrove. She was the sister of C.D. Musgrove, sister-in-law of Amy Rish Musgrove, and the half sister of Carlos Musgrove and Ordell Musgrove Hendry. She was the widow of Hubert L. “Hub” Chason, who died in 1994 after 48 years of marriage. They lived on the Chason family homestead at Page Pond in Calhoun County. They raised four children, Dr. Karen Jeanne Chason, Charlene Chason Fansler, Hubert L. Chason, Jr., and Amy Lisa Chason Hinson. Mrs. Chason is survived by her children and their spouses, Mike Fansler, Lisa Frances Chason and Mark Hinson; as well as her grandchildren, Hulbert L. Chason III, Christopher Cullen Chason and Ashley Jonsson. Mrs. Chason graduated from Altha High School and attended Florida State College for Women where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies with honors and later, a Rank II Teaching Certificate. She valued education very highly and worked her way through college via a “Dining Hall Scholarship” at FSCW and through a special program, attended Columbia University in NYC for a semester. After college, she returned to Altha High School where she taught history, English and journalism for 35 years. Her students included U.S. Rep. Don Fuqua, D-Altha, and J. Earle Bowden, editor emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal. Lillian Chason was a lifelong and dedicated member of the Altha First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and served as church secretary. She and her husband, “Mr. Hub,” also a teacher, loved to garden, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family. She was a wonderful cook, talented teacher and much loved by those in the family and church family. She will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. Funeral Services were held at the Altha First Baptist at 10:30 a.m. (CST) Tuesday, January 12, followed by a brief graveside ceremony at New Shiloh Cemetery in Chason, Florida. Mrs. Chason may be remembered with flowers, or friends may honor her memory with a donation to Altha First Baptist Church or to Autism Speaks. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-2266).

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