Girard - William Mason, 88, of Girard, formerly of Scottville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at St. John's Hospital.
He was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Monticello, Ky., the son of Ira and Minnie Cole Hamm. He married Lela Mae Hart in 1930; she preceded him in death in 1985. Two sons, James William and Melvin Mason, and a stepson, Dale Hart, also preceded him in death.
Survivors: two sons, Charles (wife, Doris) Mason of Tiskilwa and Franklin (wife, Kathy) Mason of Bradford; two daughters, Vivian (husband, Raymond) Nance and Margaret Vestel, both of Girard; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vidas Delay of Pekin, Zelma (husband, Dan) Spears of Beardstown and Zora Lomelino of Roodhouse; a brother, Orville Hamm of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Stults-Neece Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial Bull Cemetery in Franklin.