CHARLESTON -- Ophelia Farries Mason, 67, died Jan. 7, 2012, at her home.
Born Aug. 27, 1944, in rural Charleston to the late Joe and Maebell Kellie Farries, she attended Lincoln School in Charleston and became a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness congregations in East Prairie and Cairo, Ill.
She is survived by: her husband, Floyd Mason of the home, three sons, Joe Lee Farries of Atlanta and Mack Watson and Shon Watson of Sikeston; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Veronica and John Verner of Pope, Miss., Melissa Watson of Sikeston, Semeitra Watson of Atlanta and Carlithia and Daniel Mathis of Louisville, Ky.; four brothers, Raymond Farris and John Wesley Farris of Chicago, Joe Farries Jr. of St. Louis and Micheal Farries of Atlanta; six sisters, Elizabeth Lynch of Evansville, Ind., Charla Clark, Evelyn Randle and Flora Farries of Charleston, Ethel Robinson of Chicago and Mary Lane of Cape Girardeau; one adopted sister, Marilyn Williams of Charleston; and 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bowden Civic Center in Charleston with Carl Clark officiating.
Cremation will follow at a later date.
The Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.thewilliamsfuneralhomes.com.