THACKERVILLE — Services for Betty Marie Lemons Mason, 85, of Marietta, are set for 10 a.m. today in the Thackerville Church, Thackerville, Okla. The Rev. Mike Sampson will officiate with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Betty was born in Marietta on Sept. 12, 1931, the daughter of George Samuel Grice and Lenora Belle Hilton Grice. She passed away Tuesday, June 13, in Mercy Hospital Ardmore at the age of 85.
A homemaker, Betty had been a resident of Love County most of her life. She retired from Linda Jo Shoe Factory in Gainesville, Texas, after 23 years and then worked 13 years as a line supervisor in the packing department of Marietta Bakery. Her hobbies included reading, collecting salt and peppershakers, and gardening. She especially enjoyed family gatherings for which she would always make candy, and spending time with her grandchildren. Whenever Betty met someone for the first time, that individual would soon be a dear friend ... she never met a stranger. She and George Samuel Mason were married in Ardmore in July 2015. Betty was a member of the Thackerville Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Bernie B. Lemons Sr. on July 18, 2001; two sisters, Dorothy Sampson and Shirley Clark; and brother, Billy George Grice.
She is survived by her husband, George Samuel Mason of the home; two sons, Bernie B. Lemons Jr. and wife, Debbie of Ardmore and Jody Lemons and Janet Fisher of Gainesville; brother, Ray Grice of Marietta; two sisters, Jean Peery, also of Marietta and Carolyn Rains and husband, Roy of Thackerville; nine grandchildren, Milissa, Misty, Brannon, Teena, Shawna, Michael, Chad, Courtney and Carrie; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Serving as casket bearers will be Johnny Fanning, Herschel Peery, Donnie Thacker, Roy Rains, Clay Sampson and Gregg Sampson. Honorary bearers are Wayne Mullins and the ladies of the Thackerville Senior Citizens Center.
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