Funeral Announcements

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)

William T. Bowen

Age 91 of Marietta

Springville Lodge #153

Passed Thursday, December 28, 2017


Funeral Service Saturday December 30, 2017 

2:00pm

Davis-Struemp Funeral Home Chapel

1975 East-West Connector, Austell, GA

with Masonic Last Rites

 

Interment will be held Tuesday January 2, 2018

10:00am at The Georgia National Cemetery in Canton


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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



2018 Services
(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

2018-13

Robert Lamar Miller

Age 88

Meyerhardt Lodge #314

Passed Sunday, May 20, 2018


Memorial Service Thursday May 24, 2018 

2:00 pm

Medford-Peden Funeral Home

1408 Canton Rd NE, Marietta, GA


Followed by Interment at

Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock Avenue

Marietta GA 30064

with graveside Masonic Last Rites


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2018-12

Mark Lawrence 

Age 55 of Austell

Latham Lodge #12

Passed Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Memorial Service Saturday April 28, 2018 

2:00 pm

Bellamy Funeral Home Hiram Chapel

3551 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram, GA

with Masonic Last Rites


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2018-11

Edward "Eddie" Vincent Massaro 

Age 56 of Acworth

Kennesaw Lodge #33

Passed Sunday, April 22, 2018


Funeral Service Thursday April 26, 2018 

11:00 am

Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home Chapel

2950 Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA

with Masonic Last Rites

 

Interment will follow


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2018-10

Wor Bro Hollis Preast has passed 


Meyerhardt Lodge #314 and Sledge Daylight Lodge #742


A Lodge of Sorrow will open at Meyerhardt Lodge #314 

on Wednesday April 18th 

at 12:00 noon


Masonic Last Rites will be held Graveside
at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kennesaw
on Wednesday April 18th
 at 2 pm 

All Brothers are invited to the Lodge of Sorrow

at Meyerhardt #314

 to share memories about Hollis


Brethren, please assemble at the Cemetery

 between 1:30 and 1:45 pm 

The Hearse from the Funeral home

should arrive then.


Hollis attended and was a member of several Lodges;

including Acworth #176 and Cartersville #63.

Please pass the word to Brethren that knew him.



2018-09
James Edwin Brown
Age 87 

A member of 
Charity Daylight Lodge #754
Atlanta, GA

Died April 10, 2018
 
Service Friday April 13, 2018 
2:00pm 

Carmichael Funeral Home
1130 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta,GA 30064

Burial will follow at
Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery
with Masonic Last Rites 

OBITUARY

James Edwin Wood, age 87 of Marietta, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018 at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta. Burial will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Mr. Wood was born in Atlanta and was a master machinist retired from Auto Soler after 40 plus years as foreman over the wire and nail departments. He served in the US Navy and then in the US Army as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Wood was a Shriner and enjoyed working with the Shrine Circus-fundraising for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. He also loved boating and fishing.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Frances Wood. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Walter L. Bates and Anne Weiss Bates; daughter and son-in-law Lisa Bates Redd and Terry Redd; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Betty Ann Wood and Ruth Wood.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital at stjude.org.
Carmichael Funeral Home 1130 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta,GA 30064


2018-08

Frank Dennis Duncan
Age 80 

A member of Meyerhardt #314
Kennesaw, GA

Died March 9, 2018
 
Service Sunday March 25, 2018 
2:00pm 
with Masonic Last Rites 


Covenant Presbyterian Church
2881 Canton Rd, Marietta

A Reception will immediately follow
at the Church

OBITUARY

Frank Dennis Duncan of Marietta, GA passed away on March 9, 2018, at 80 yeaHe was a graduate of Bass High School in Atlanta, GA and Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his brother George L. Duncan, Jr. and his sister Carolyn Duncan Schilling. He is survived by his sister Claire Richardson of Norfolk, VA.

Additionally, he is survived by Carolyn Rhea Lewis his loving wife of 55 years. They were married in Atlanta, GA on April 14, 1962. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His children, George Duncan, Rhea Duncan Brashear and Ben Duncan along with their spouses and six grandchildren are his living legacy and testimony of his love for his family.

Throughout his life, Frank was extensively involved in the community and with his church. Over the course of 40 years, he owned two companies, Peachtree Printing in Atlanta. GA and Creative Bindery and Printing in Smyrna, GA. He was a member of the Brookwood Rotary Club and Meyerhardt Lodge No.314.

Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on March 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church located at 2881 Canton Rd., Marietta, GA. A reception will immediately follow at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Covenant Presbyterian Church.


2018-08

Randall James (Randy) Beatty
Age 51 

A Member of E.W. Hightower No. 679
in Nelson, GA
and raised in Samuel S. Lawrence #721
Marietta, GA 

Died March 1, 2018 
Service Saturday March 10, 2018 

2:00pm 
with Masonic Last Rites 


The Memorial Club will assemble 
at 1:30pm 

Summit Baptist Church
4310 Moonstation Lane NW, Acworth, Ga 30101

Arrangements By
Collins Funeral Home
Acworth, GA


RAND
ALL JAMES (RANDY) BEATTY
October 19, 1966 - March 1, 2018

Randy Beatty went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 1st, 2018.  Mr Beatty was a loving Dad. He is survived by his wife Lisa Beatty, 7 children. Kerrie Lynn Beatty, Kyle Cameron Beatty, Connor James Beatty and step-children James Hunter Garth, IV, Jennifer Joann Vinson, Beathany Marie Tatum and Timothy Wayne Drollinger. 8 grandchildren. Hailee, Abigail, Maddison, Conner, Dylan, Avery, Lylah, and Gweneviere.  Randy was a Christ follower, a loving and devoted husband, a Dad, a Pop Pops and a Mason.  His celebration of Life will be held on March 10, 2pm at Summit Baptist Church, 4310 Moonstation Lane Nw, Acworth, Ga 30101.  In lieu of flowers please send donations in Randys honor to E.W. Hightower Lodge #679, 199 Dogwood Pass, Nelson, GA 30151.  Collins Funeral Home, Acworth, is in charge of the arrangements. 770-974-3133.


2018-06
 
Ray Glenn Miller
Age 67
of Alpharetta, GA

A Member of a Texas Lodge
and a frequent visitor at Acworth #176


Died January 30, 2018
Service Saturday February 3, 2018

12:00pm
with Masonic Last Rites


The Memorial Club will assemble
at 11:30am
in the Chapel of Marietta Funeral Home
915 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066

Followed by internment 
at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell

2018-05

John Hendry, Jr

Age 73
of Kennesaw, GA

Acacia Lodge #452 Savannah, GA

Died January 24, 2018
Service Friday, February 2, 2018

11:00am

Memorial Club will assemble
at 10:30am 

The service will take place in the Chapel
at Southern Cremations and Funerals 
(Cheatham Hill Memorial Park)
1861 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA
with Masonic Last Rites 

Internment will follow at GA National Cemetery.

2018-04

 
Sam R. Whitfield
Age 88

Nelms Lodge #323 F&M
Born 11/25/1929
Passed Saturday January 27, 2018

Funeral Service Tuesday January 30 
2:00 pm

In the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home
2950 King Street Smyrna, GA 30080
No Masonic Last Rites 

Interment will follow 
at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park
1861 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA 30064

2018-03
Robert E. Manning
Age 79 of Powder Springs
 
Samuel S Lawrence #721


Passed Tuesday, January 30, 2018 

Funeral Service Thursday February 1, 2018

2:00pm
West Cobb Funeral Home Chapel
2480 Macland Rd SW Marietta, GA

Interment will be follow at Mountain View Cemetery
410 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA, 30064

with Masonic Last Rites at graveside

www.westcobbfuneralhome.com

2018-02
Maxwell (Max) Claude Smith, Sr. 

Age 82, of Marietta, GA

Kennesaw Lodge #33
Passed Wednesday January 17, 2018

Funeral Service Sunday January 21, 2018 

3:00pm

at Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel

Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park

with Masonic Last Rites

2018-01

Charles “CJ” Junior Pendley

Age 86 of Powder Springs

Springville Lodge #153

Passed Wednesday January 3, 2018

Funeral Service Saturday January 6, 2018 

2:00pm

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel
with Masonic Last Rites
Interment will be held at Macland Cemetery
In Powder Springs


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