Fatal Accident Claims Life of Restaurant Owner

East Texans are mourning the loss of the owner a popular business, who was killed in a car crash Friday afternoon. 79 year old Lois Mason, the owner of the Country Tavern, was killed in a three vehicle, head-on collision near Highway 31 and FM 2012.

   Mason's establishment had become a Texas favorite with national celebrities and Presidents over the years.

   45 year old Alvin Dwayne Washington of Overton also died in the accident.. One other person is hospitalized in Tyler with serious injuries.

   Funeral arrangements for mason are tentatively set for Monday.

   Bob Hallmark, reporting.