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‘Truly a light’ : Late Dawson County teen remembered for caring heart, fun-loving spirit
Mason Palmour update 1 2023
Mason Scott Palmour.

When people think about Dawsonville 17-year-old Mason Scott Palmour, they think of a young man who relished things like hunting, fishing, music and tacos, all the while looking after others. 

Mason Palmour died at his home on Saturday, June 10, surrounded by his family, according to his online obituary from Bearden Funeral Home. 

“He cared more about others than he did himself and was truly a light in this world,” his obituary stated.

Mason was born on September 23, 2005 and spent most of his life in Dawson County. He was a junior at Dawson County High School and was a member of the football, fishing and baseball teams there. 

Over the past year and a half, people in the Dawson-area and surrounding communities rallied around the teen, who battled a rare type of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. 

During Mason’s journey, multiple in-person and online fundraisers were hosted to help him and his family, from two 5Ks to a “punt, pass and kick” event and several other gatherings in Georgia and in North Carolina, where his grandparents reside. 

Mason was blessed by Make-A-Wish Georgia twice–once last September with a custom 1992 Chevy C1500 pickup truck and then again this March with a boat so that he could continue his joy of fishing. 


Mason Palmour update 2 2023
One of Mason’s favorite pastimes was fishing. File photo.

“We are so grateful to all those who have helped support Mason in his fight and followed his journey,” said a June 10 post from the MasonStrong Fundraising Facebook page

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to MasonStrong Fundraising.