Fairie Mae Mason Mace, 92, daughter of Dexter Ben and Ada Melinda Kimrey Mason, was born Feb. 20, 1910, at Roby. She died Dec. 18, 2002, at Houston. She attended high school at Plato, riding horseback the eight plus miles there and back. She fin-ished her senior year at Rolla, with four mile walks to and from school while staying with her sister. Mrs. Mace lived all of her life in Texas County, the last 62 years at Roby. She enjoyed good country and western music, as well as historical and western types of books and movies. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otto Mace; four sisters, Bertha Faye Porter, Florence Marie, Gladys Grace and Alyce Ione Harden; one brother, Ray; two grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters, Charlcie Royster of Bethany, Okla., and Leona Bergren of Ames, Iowa; two sons, Leon and Nolan of Roby; two brothers, James Paul of Palm Harbor, Fla., and John Darrell of Devils Elbow; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were Dec. 21 at the Roby Christian Church with Eugene Earp officiating. Burial was in the Old Success Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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