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Rev. Charles T. Mason

HARLEM, Ga. - Rev. Charles T. Mason, 77, beloved husband for 55 years of Virginia Ann Mason, entered into rest at his residence on Monday August 28, 2006.

Rev. Mason was born in Augusta, Ga., on February 22, 1929, and was an Army Veteran. He served as a Baptist minister for 55 years, preaching 165 revivals throughout Georgia and South Carolina. He was the owner and operator of "Mason's" Station 78 in Harlem for 24 years. Rev. Mason was a devoted member of Silver Run Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his caring wife, Rev. Mason is survived by three children, Charles T. Mason, Jr. (Connie), Harlem, Patsy M. Parker (Dennis), Jackson, S.C., and Timothy K. Mason, Hephzibah; Nine grandchildren, Ginny Lewis (Terry), Todd Foreman (Rhonda), Cacey Lambert (John), Keith Foreman (Katica), Kerry Foreman, Clay Mason, Cameron Mason, April Parker, and Catelyn Mason; and nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Lauranell Hursman and Bonnie White along with two brothers Ralph Mason and G.L. Mason, all of Augusta.

Nothing gave him more joy than his ministry and helping those in need, whether financial, emotional, or spiritual. He was there to willingly lend a hand.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday August 30, 2006, at Sweetwater Baptist Church in Thomson, with the Rev. Jerry Pitman and Rev. Bobby Renew officiating. Interment followed in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Holley, Jerry Sineath, Alvin Cox, William Bentley, Roger Dowell, Joe Baker, Art Fizer, Shelton Radford, and Dudley Bryant.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Silver Run Baptist Building Fund, 5406 Highway 221 SE, Harlem, GA 30814.

Web posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006

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