CHICKAMAUGA Mary Ruth Shields Mason, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was born in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Lee and Amie Shields and was a member of Wallaceville Baptist Church where she loved picking the guitar and singing with her family. Ruth received her G.E.D. prior to retiring from Standard Coosa Thatcher after 33 years of service.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Mason; son, Larry Mason; grandson, Shannon Mason; siblings, Lucy Cronk, Myrtis Turnipseed, Irene Strickland, Leola Cronk, Bill and Emit Shields, and son-in-law, Ladell Wilson. Survivors include her daughters, Ann Mason Wilson, Louise Mason (Miles) Bruce, grandchildren, Teresa Wilson Chamberlain, Elaine Wilson, Crystal (Kevin) Denton, Mandy Bruce, Jesse (Kasha) Mason; great-grandchildren, Katie (Eric) Goodwin, Coty (LaDonna and Jana) Peardon, Charity Farrow, Miracle Denton, Sydney Mason, Sandler Stringer; great-great grandson, Zander Farrow, many special nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the chapel with Reverends, Sam Barrett, Bill Gill, and Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery in LaFayette, Georgia.Family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today, and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.