Announcements

2015 Services
(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)


Walter Stanley Hammond
Age 80, of Mableton, GA
Star in the West Lodge #33 AF&M, Minot, ND
Died Sunday December 27, 2015

Visitation & Services on
Thursday Dec 31, 2015 

9:30 am opening at Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721
11:00 am Masonic Rites in the chapel at
Davis-Struemph Funeral Home
1975 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106


1:00pm Graveside Service will be held
at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton


Aubrey Lee Wigley 
Kennesaw #33 F&AM
Died Saturday December 26, 2015 
Funeral Service: Monday Dec 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM 


12:00 pm opening at Kennesaw Lodge #33

2:00pm service in the chapel at
Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home
with Masonic Rites
123 Watson Drive  Dallas, GA 30132

interment will follow at 
New Hope Cemetery

Paul Wilburn Verhine 
Acworth Lodge #176 F&AM
Died Thursday November 19, 2015 
Funeral Service: Monday Nov 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM 


12:00 pm opening at Acworth Lodge #176
2:00pm service at Wikenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home
2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30152
followed by interment at
Pine Ridge Cemetery
adjacent to the funeral home
Kennesaw, GA 
with Masonic Rites

Jacob "Jake" New Jr 
Springville Lodge #153 F&AM
Died Wednesday November 18th, 2015 (at Age 87) 
Funeral Service: Friday Nov 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM 


1:00 pm opening at Springville Lodge #153
anyone wishing to assist in the opening can meet at the Lodge at 1:00pm and travel to the Church for the service,
other Club members can meet at Samuel S Lawrence #721 at 2:15 and go directly to the cemetery 
2:00pm service at Corner Baptist Church
5165 Macland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 
followed by interment at
Sunrise Memorial Gardens
3721 Bankhead Hwy, Douglasville, GA 
with Military Honors and Masonic Rites


Joe W McMahan 
Belton Lodge #130 AFM
Belton, SC 
Died Wednesday November 4th, 2015 (at Age 96) 
Funeral Service: Friday Nov 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM 


10:00 am opening at Samuel S Lawrence #721 
11:00 am service at Mayes Ward Dobbins funeral home
Macland Chapel in Powder Springs 
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club

John Clarence “Jack” Whisenant 
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM 
a 65-year Mason 
Died Monday November 2nd, 2015 (at Age 95) 
Funeral Service: Wednesday Nov 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM 


10:00 am opening at Nelms #323 
11:00 am service at Concord Baptist Church 
Interment will follow at Barber Cemetery in Mableton 
with Masonic Rites at the Cemetery 
assisted by the Cobb County Memorial Club

Ralph Paul Kirby

Latham Lodge #12 F&AM
a 50-year Mason

Died Friday October 23rd, 2015
Funeral Service:  Tuesday Oct 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM
at White Columns funeral home in Mableton


1:00 pm service at White Columns, Mableton  
Interment will follow at Mozley Memorial Gardens
in Lithia Springs
with Masonic Rites assisted by the Cobb County Memorial Club


Jessie Delano Hilderbrand, Jr

Kennesaw Lodge #33 F&AM
a 60-year Mason

Died Thursday October 8th, 2015 at age 89
Funeral Service:  Monday Oct 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Mays Ward Dobbins funeral home in Marietta
with Masonic Rites assisted by the Cobb County Memorial Club


1:00 pm opening at Kennesaw #33
2:00 pm service at Mayes Ward Dobbins, Marietta  
(with Masonic Rites)
Burial will be at Kennesaw City Cemetery


William George Tuttle

Twilight Lodge #114 AF&M, Columbia, MO

Died Monday September 28th, 2015 at age 61
Funeral Service:  Saturday Oct 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Graveside at Cheatham Hill Cemetery, Marietta
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club


2:00 pm opening at Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721
3:00 pm Graveside Service at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park 
(with Masonic Rites led by WB Cabot Rohrer of Kennesaw #33)


Kenny Lanier Ledford

Meyerhardt Lodge #314

Died Monday September 7th, 2015 at age 71
Funeral Service:  Friday Sep 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club


12:30 pm opening at Meyehardt Lodge #314
1:30 Memorial Club members meet at the Funeral Home for the Service
2:00 pm Service at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge 
(Masonic Rites will be in the Chapel as the graveside service will be private)


Donald Warren Nichols
Springville Lodge #153 F&AM

Died August 22, 2015
Funeral Service: Tuesday August 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Mayes-Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Macland Chapel
Interment following at Kennesaw Memorial Park
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club

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1:00 pm opening at Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721
2:00 pm Service at Mayes-Ward/Macland
followed by Kennesaw Memorial for the graveside Masonic service.


Robert Frank Knowles
Leroy Duncan Lodge #262
January 20, 1936 - July 31, 2015
Interment: Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club

Memorial Club members meet at the Cemetery at 12:30pm for the Service.

Harold "Hal" Shaw
Kennesaw #33, Yaarab Shrine Temple Atlanta and Kennesaw Mountain Shrine Club
November 4, 1926 - August 1, 2015
Funeral Service: Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM
at John Knox Presbyterian Church
Interment following at Mtn View Memorial Park Cemetary
with Masonic Rites by the Cobb County Memorial Club

The Memorial Club will meet at Kennesaw #33 for am 11:00 am opening or at Mtn View Cemetery for the 12:15 pm service.

Jerry L Crocker
Kennesaw #33, Constantine Commandry #26, Cherokee Chapter #13, Marietta Council #74, Yaarab Shrine Temple Atlanta and Kennesaw Mountain Shrine Club
Passed:  July 15, 2015
Memorial Service: Sun Jul 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM
at Marietta Funeral Home
with Masonic Rites

The Memorial Club will meet at Kennesaw #33 to open at 1:30 pm and proceed to Marietta Funeral Home for the 3:00pm service.

Kenneth A Howard
A Charter Member and Past Master of
James E Sledge Daylight Lodge #742
Passed:  Fri June 26, 2015
Service: Tue Jun 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM
at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill
Interment Thu July 2 at 11:00am
at Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta
with full Military Honors
and Masonic Rites


Herbert L. Tucker, 80
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
a 50-year Mason
Passed:  Tue May 26, 2015
Memorial Service: Wed Jun 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM
at the Georgia National Cemetery
no Masonic Rites


Joe C. Ingram, 93
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
Passed:  Sun May 24, 2015
Service: Thu May 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM
at Castellaw Funeral Home
Interment following
in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
with Military Honors
and Masonic Rites

Brad Toy, 58
Guiding Star Angle Lodge #565 F&AM in New York
Passed:  Tue May 19, 2015
Memorial Service: Thu May 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
at Collins Funeral Home
with Masonic Rites
4947 North Main St. Acworth, GA 30101


Walter Lee Chastain
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
Passed: Friday May 22, 2015
Service: Sun May 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Carmichael Funeral Home
Interment following
at Mountain View Park Cemetery 

Larry Cox
Springville Lodge #153 F&AM

Passed: May 16th, 2015
He is currently at Akins Funeral Home in Blue Ridge, GA.
Visitation will be from 5pm - 8pm on Wednesday, May 20th.  
Service:  Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11 AM
at the Akins Funeral Home Chapel

Interment will follow at 2:30pm in
Gresham Cemetery, Kennesaw GA
with Masonic Honors

Memorial Club Members will meet at Springville Lodge to 

Open @ 1:00pm on Thursday

and proceed to the Cemetery from there.


Buford Harold Evans, Sr
Kennesaw Lodge #33 F & AM
Passed:  Friday Apr 24, 2015
Service:  Wed April 29, 2015 at 2 PM
at West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta
Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery
with Masonic Honors

Memorial Club members will meet at Samuel S Lawrence Lodge at 1PM

Jimmie Rogers Turner
Nelms Lodge #323 F & AM
Passed:  Sunday Apr 26, 2015
Service:  Wed April 29, 2015 at 1 PM
at the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica
Interment followed at
Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Mableton
with Masonic Honors by Nelms Lodge Members


Bernard Holt Alexander
Cornelia Lodge #92 F & AM
Passed:  Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
Service:  Wed April 1, 2015 at 2 PM
in the Chapel of Marietta Funeral Home
Interment will follow in Mt View Park Cemetery
with Masonic Honors

William A. "Bill" Stanley
Kennesaw Lodge #33 F & AM
Passed:  Thursday Mar 19, 2015
Service:  Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 2 PM
in the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home
Interment will follow in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park
with Masonic Honors

Ralph "Len" Linton Spratlin
Springville Lodge # 153 F & AM
Passed:  Tuesday Mar 17, 2015
Service:  Fri Mar 29, 2015 at 2:00pm
 Interment will follow in Powder Springs Cemetery
with Masonic Honors
2016 Services
(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

Richard Osborn Brown, Sr
Age 74, of Douglassville, GA
Battle Hill Lodge #523 F&M
Passed Saturday December 17, 2016
Funeral Service Wednesday December 21, 2016
2:00 pm
At Rosehaven Funeral Home in Douglasville
With Masonic Last Rites
Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery

Leon Welch, Jr
Age 88, of Austell, GA
Springville Lodge #153 F&M
Passed Thursday November 3, 2016
Funeral Service Sunday November 6, 2016
2:00 pm
At First Baptist Church of Powder Springs
Interment will follow at Powder Springs Cemetary
With Masonic Last Rites

Ranzy Ragan

Age 90, of Dallas, GA
Dallas Lodge #182 F&M
Passed Monday October 24, 2016
Funeral Service Wednesday October 26, 2016
1:00 pm
In the Chapel of Benson Funeral Home
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Interment will follow at Dallas Memory Gardens
With Masonic Last Rites


A. Ray Earwood
Age 83, of Acworth
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M
Passed Sunday October 16, 2016
Funeral Service Thursday October 20, 2016
2:00 pm
In the Chapel of Georgia Funeral Care
4671 South Main Street
Acworth, Georgia 30101
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Interment will follow at Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
With Masonic Last Rites


Reuben Powell
Age 91, of Marietta
Meyerhardt Lodge #314 F&M
Died Tuesday September 27, 2016
Funeral Service Saturday October 1, 2016
11:00 am
In the Chapel of Marietta Funeral Home
915 Piedmont Road
Marietta, Georgia   30066
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Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park
With Masonic Last Rites
1306 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064


D.C. Newton
Age 83, of Powder Springs
Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721 F&M
Died Tuesday September 20, 2016
Funeral Service Saturday September 24, 2016
11:00 am
In the Chapel of Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home
Macland Rd
Powder Springs, GA
Burial will follow at Mt View Cemetery
With Masonic Last Rites
410 Whitlock Willow Way NW, Marietta, GA 30064


Paul E. Williams
Age 92, of Acworth
Acworth Lodge #176 F&M
Died Tuesday August 16, 2016
Funeral Service Friday August 19, 2016
2:00 pm
In the Chapel of Collins Funeral Home
4947 North Main St
Acworth, GA 30101
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Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Acworth


Henry Franklin Weaver
Age 93, of Acworth
Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721 F&M
Died Tuesday July 12, 2016
Funeral Service Monday July 18, 2016
2:00 pm
at Piney Grove Baptist Church
1608Mars Hill Rd
Acworth, GA
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Burial will follow at the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery


James Oliver Snellgrove
Age 72, of Austell
Died Sunday July 3rd, 2016
Dougherty Lodge #591 F&M
The funeral will be
Thursday July 7, 2016
11:00 am Service at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home
1975 East-West Connector
Austell, GA, 30106
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Gene Highfield
Age 79, of Marietta

Acworth Lodge #176 F&M

Died Thursday June 9, 2016
Service Monday June 13, 2016 11:30 pm
at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge
Kennesaw, GA
Burial will follow at 2:00pm 
at the Georgia National Cemetary

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Lamon Gramling Pruitt
Age 82, of Smyrna

Nelms Lodge #323 F&M

Died Sunday May 22, 2016

Wednesday May 25, 2016
2:00 pm Funeral Service
 at Carmichael Funeral Home
2950 King St
Smyrna, GA

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William Calvin Shaw Jr
Age 71, of Cedartown
 Sanford Lodge #62 Sanford FL
2PM Masonic Last Rites at
Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

Harold E Adair
Age 89, of Mableton
Mableton Lodge #171 F&M
Died Sunday April 10, 2016
Wednesday April 13, 2016
3:00 pm Funeral Service
 at White Columns Funeral Home

Robert Edward Johnson
Age 87, of Lithia Springs
Latham Lodge #12 F&M
Died Sunday March 27, 2016

Thursday March 31, 2016
2:00 pm Funeral Service at Roy Davis Funeral Home
3539 Mulberry Street
Austell, GA  30168
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 Richard K Britton 
Age 90, of Powder Springs, GA
Kennesaw Lodge #33
Died Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Funeral Service will be 
 Tuesday Feb 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm
at Georgia National Cemetery
with Masonic Rites
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr, Canton, GA 30114


Thomas Eugene Richards
Age 84, of Ball Ground, GA
Springville Lodge #153

Died February 3, 2016

Funeral Service will be 
 Friday Feb 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
at Mayes-Ward Dobbins Funeral Home

3940 Macland Rd Powder Springs, GA 30127

 
Graveside Service will follow at 
Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery
with Masonic Rites
1861 Dallas Highway Marietta, GA 30064


Charles Edward “Chuck” Leffew
Age 75, of Brunswick, MD
Brunswick Lodge #191
 
Died January 30, 2016

Funeral Service will be
Thursday Feb 4, 2016 at 
2:00 pm 
at Castellaw Funeral Home
with Masonic Rites
866 Church St Smyrna, GA 30080

Followed by Burial at
Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery 
2000 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Albert “Danny” Myers

Age 81, of Ellijay
MeyerhardtLodge #314 F&M
Died Friday January 15, 2016
 
Monday Jan 18, 2016
2:00 pm Funeral Service at Bernhardt Funeral Home
163 River Street
Ellijay, GA  30540
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Harold C Finley
Age 85, of Tucker, GA
Leroy Duncan Lodge #262

 December 28, 1930 - January 12, 2016
Died Tuesday January 12, 2016
 
Sunday Jan 31, 2016
3:00 pm 
 Graveside Service at the 
Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery
with Masonic Rites
2000 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060
Club Members will meet at the cemetery at 2:30pm.
No other services will be provided.


Otis Raymond Freels 
Age 71, of Marietta 
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M 
Died Wednesday January 13, 2016 

Saturday Jan 16, 2016 

12:30 pm Opening at Nelms Lodge #323 
455 Concord Rd, Smyrna GA 30082 

2:00 pm Funeral Service at Macland Baptist Church 
3732 Macland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127 
followed by 
3:00pm Graveside Service at Mountain View Park Cemetery 
410 Whitlock Avenue Marietta, GA 30064 
with Masonic Rites 

Memorial Club Members can assist Opening at Nelms Lodge at 12:30 pm
then travel to the services 
or meet at Samuel S Lawerence Lodge at 2:30 pm and travel to the Cemetery 
or attend any of the other events they choose.




John "Randolph" Atcheson
Age 92, of Powder Springs
Springville Lodge #153 F&M
Died Tuesday December 29, 2015

Visitation 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Jan 3, 2016

2:00 pm opening at Springville Lodge #153
3:00 pm Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church
in Powder Springs
followed by
 Graveside Service at the 
Powder Springs Cemetery
with Masonic Rites
Old Austell Powder Springs Road Powder Springs, GA 30127

Club Members can meet at Samuel S Lawrence Lodge at 3 PM to travel to the cemetery, or attend any of the other events they choose.

2017 Services
(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

John Moses Carroll Jr

Age 88 of Lithia Springs

Latham Lodge #12

Passed Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Funeral Service Tuesday December 12, 2017 

11:00am

White Columns Funeral Chapel, Mableton, GA

 

Interment will follow at Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens

with Masonic Last Rites


William T Gillispie, Age 90

Nelms Lodge #323


Passed Sunday,  November 12, 2017

Service Thursday November 15th

12:30pm

with Masonic Last Rites

at

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home

Cartersville, Georgia

 

Memorial Club Members...

Nelms Lodge 323 will open the Lodge at 10:30am and proceed to the Funeral Home in Cartersville for the 12:30pm ceremony.


Scott Carter Craddock

Age 87 of Marietta, GA

Samuel S Lawrence Lodge #721

Passed Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

Masonic Last Rites

Friday October 20th

1:00pm

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

 

Memorial Club Members...

Samuel S Lawrence Lodge 721 will open the Lodge at 11:30am and proceed to the Cemetery for the 1:00pm ceremony.


Thomas Wilson Echols

Age 89 of Lawrenceville, GA

Springville Lodge 153

Passed Saturday, August 5, 2017

 

Funeral Service Wednesday August 9, 2017 

11:00am

Time Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville

 

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Interment will follow at Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery

with Masonic Last Rites with Masonic Last Rites by Dekalb County Memorial Club


Memorial Club Members…..
Brethren, I am pleased to let you know that Dekalb County Memorial Club has agreed to perform Masonic last rites for the Springville member in my earlier email.

--Rob Simpson


Dean Clarence Wilkins

Age 84 of Smyrna, GA

Nelms Lodge 323

Passed Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

Funeral Service Thursday July 27, 2017 

11:00am

Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna

 

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Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park in Smyrna

with Masonic Last Rites


James Roland Whitfield

Age 79 of Villa Rica, GA

Mableton Lodge 171

Passed Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

Funeral Service Saturday June 24, 2017 

1:00 p.m

in the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica

with Masonic Last Rites

 

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Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memory Gardens 

in Villa Rica.


Sam Kenneth Gosa

Age 91 of Blairsville, formerly Marietta, GA

Samuel S Lawrence Lodge 721

Passed Sunday, May 28, 2017

Funeral Service Friday June 2, 2017 

2:00 p.m

in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta

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Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery

in Marietta.

with Masonic Last Rites


Jack Norman Brown
Age 84, of Douglasville, GA
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M
Passed Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Funeral Service Friday January 27, 2017
1:00 pm
Carmichael Funeral Home - Smyrna
Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery
With Masonic Last Rites

Benjamin L. Turner
Age 87, of Acworth, GA
Acworth Lodge #176 F&M
Passed Sunday January 15, 2017
Funeral Service Thursday January 19, 2017
11:00 am
At Collins Funeral Home in Acworth
With Masonic Last Rites
Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens