Vienna UMC honors long-time church musician


Long-time church musician Mrs. Jane Mason was honored for her years of service during the morning worship service at Vienna United Methodist Church Sunday, May 18.

Mrs. Mason recently has retired after some 67 years of service to the church’s music program. During many of those years she served either as organist or pianist for the Sunday morning worship service.

She also has been involved in many other phases of church life at Vienna UMC, having come to the church in 1947 when she married Thomas F. Mason, now deceased.

Vienna UMC Pastor Rev. John Walker and Administrative Board Chairman Verlin Jones presented Mrs. Mason with a plaque of appreciation, and she was a guest of honor at a church-wide luncheon following the worship service.

Mrs. Mason, a native of Sylvester, has a son, Rev. Thomas F. Mason Jr. who presently serves Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon as senior pastor; two granddaughters, Allison Curington of Tuscaloosa, AL and Joan Akin of Vienna and four great grandchildren, Patten and Mason Curington of Tuscaloosa and Kathryn and Caroline Akin of Vienna.