Funeral Announcements

2019-03

Joe Delano Guthrie

Age 86

of Smyrna, GA

Nelms Lodge #323

Emeritus

Died Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nelms #323 will open at 4:00 pm on Saturday March 23rd on a Called Communication for the purpose of paying the last sad tribute of respect to the memory of our deceased Brother.

Service Saturday, March 23, 2019

5:00pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by Wor Bro Cabot Rohrer

in the chapel at

Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna

2950 King Street, Smyrna, GA 30080

Obituary

Mr. Joe D. Guthrie, age 86 of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 5 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. A native of Alabama, Mr. Guthrie served in the United States Air Force and was later employed by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution for over 25 years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion Post #160, the Nelms Masonic Lodge, and the Smyrna Oakdale Moose Lodge. He is survived by his daughters Debra (Thomas) Arnold, of Quinton, AL, Anna Guthrie of Smyrna, brother Robert (Carolyn) Guthrie, sister Linda Guthrie Armstrong, son in law Bill (Carol Ann) Franklin, grandchildren Danny Franklin, Michael (Lane) Franklin, Lyndsey (John) Arthurs, Brittany (Alan) Matthews, great-grandchildren Gavin and Gage Franklin, Emily Arthurs, and Murphy Matthews, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4-5 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the funeral home. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements. www.carmichaelcares.com 770-435-4467

2019-02

Age 86, of Acworth, GA

Meyerhardt Lodge No. 314

Passed Friday February 8, 2019

Funeral Service Monday, Feb 11, 2019

11:00 am

in the Chapel at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge

2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia

Interment will follow

in Pine Ridge Memorial PArk

with Military Honors

and Masonic Rites.

As a retired veteran, Homer was a devout Marine and had a great passion for serving his country. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Meyerhardt #314. Mr. Linkous was a great father and grandfather who made sure that his family was taken care of. He was the rock of his family. Homer was known for his honesty, wit and sense of humor.Homer will be reunited with his parents, Ella and Joseph Linkous; daughter, Teresa Fair; daughter-in-law, Jenise Linkous; and 9 siblings. He leaves to cherish in his memory, sons, David Linkous , Eddie Linkous and his wife Bonnie; daughters, Michelle Boyd and her husband, Duwayne; grandchildren, Ryan Hunter and his wife, Brandy, Christopher Linkous and his wife Ruximar, Michael Linkous, Scott Hunter, Brad Fair, Bobby Fair; 16 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

The Family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 3PM to 6PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11AM in the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will be held following the service at Pine Ridge Memorial Park with military honors.

2019-01

Damon "Butch" Warden

Mr. Frank Major Smith of Union City passed away on March 15, 2019. Mr. Smith was the son of the late, Frank William and Ruth Merrill Smith and is survived by his wife Martha Cato Smith and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Mr. Smith will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11 o’clock at Sandy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Johnson officiating.

Those wishing may sign the online guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (give.choa.org). The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

OBITUARY

Frank Major Smith

Age 90

of Union City, GA

Latham Lodge No 12

Passed Friday Mar 15, 2019

Memorial Service Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

at Sandy Creek Baptist Church

(No Masonic Service)

2019-04

2019-05

John Henry Barkwell

Age 91

of Austell, GA

Samuel S Lawrence Lodge No 721

Passed Monday April 22, 2019

Called Communication Thu Apr 25, 2019

at 11:00am (your help is needed)

Memorial Service Thu Apr 25, 2019

at 1:00pm

at Davis Struemph Funeral Home

Interment will immediately follow the service

at Powder Springs Memorial Park

(with graveside Masonic Last Rites)

Obituary for John Henry Barkwell

John Henry Barkwell, age 91, of Austell passed away April 22, 2019. John retired from Lockheed after 38 years of service and was a Mason at Masonic Lodge 721 for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Martha Snow Barkwell. Surviving are his children, Debra (Tom) Allen and Steve (Selene) Barkwell; grandchildren, Brad (Emily) Allen, Jason (Katie) Barkwell, and Brian (Rosie) Barkwell; and great grandchildren, Alexis and Julia Allen, and Caroline, Caleb, Nolan, and Camila Barkwell. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25th, 1:00 PM at Davis-Struempf Chapel with Kevin Scott officiating. Interment will follow the service at Powder Springs Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends before the service from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

2019-06

William "Bill" Ray Lynch

Age 83, of Dallas, GA formerly Acworth, GA

Nelms Lodge No 323

Passed Monday August 5, 2019

Funeral Service Friday August 9, 2019

Georgia Funeral Care in Acworth

2:00pm

Burial immediately after

at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge in Kennesaw

(with graveside Masonic Last Rites)

Obituary

William "Bill" Ray Lynch Sr. (Weldon) 83 of Dallas GA and formerly Acworth, GA passed away on August 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral and Visitations will be held at Georgia Funeral Care in Acworth. Visitation will be on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Friday August 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kennesaw.

Bill was born in Monticello, GA on February 26, 1936. He attended Campbell High School in Smyrna. Bill retired from Lockheed Martin in 1998 after 43 years of service. He was a Volunteer Fireman for Allatoona Fire Department in Bartow County for 23 years. He owned S&S Boat Repair & Movers for 5 years. He was a Mason at the Nelms Lodge 323 F&AM in Smyrna for 60 years.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary E. Lynch, his son Ray Lynch and his wife Kate, his son Darrel Lynch and his wife Robin, his daughter Michelle Frederick and her husband Buddy. Five Grandsons Jayson Frederick, Cary Lynch, Nathaniel Lynch, Bill Lynch and Billy Lynch and 11 Great Grandchildren. A sister Ann Sparks.

Bill is preceded in death by his mother Rose E. Weldon and father Edwin Cary Lynch.

2019-07

Carl Joseph Schmoock

Age 77

of Acworth, GA

Meyerdardt Lodge #314

09/16/1941 – 08/22/2019

Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home

2950 Cobb Pkwy NW

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Visitation

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

11:00am

With Masonic Last Rites

Followed by Interment

at 2:30 pm

With Military Honors

at

Georgia National Cemetery

1080 Scott Hudgens Drive

Canton, GA 30194

Procession leaves from the funeral home at 1:00pm

2019-08

Don Oliver Noland

Age 85, of Austell, GA

May 12, 1934 - August 28, 2019

Nelms Lodge No 323

Passed Wednesday August 28, 2019

Funeral Service Saturday August 31, 2019

2:00pm

In the Jonquil Chapel

Of Castellaw Funeral Home in Smyrna

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Edwin Lamour

Interment will follow at a later date

Georgia National Cemetery

Obituary

Don Oliver Noland age, 85 of Austell Ga. died Wednesday August 28, 2019. He is preceded in death by his son Daniel Noland. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday August 31st in the Jonquil Chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan Lewis officiating. Burial will be held in Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

The Family will receive friends Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Magnolia Room of the funeral home. He is survived by his wife Pat Noland, two daughters Pam Cline (Jesse), Donna Bradley, step-daughters Deborah Abbey Mege, Melissa Meek (Steve), step-son Robert Michael Abbey (Lynn), brother Doug Noland (Pat), eleven grandchildren , sixteen great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Nelms Masonic Lodge #323, and the First Methodist Church of Austell. He was an Airborne Navy Veteran of eight years.

Castellaw Funeral Home

866 Church Street

Smyrna, GA 30080

2019-09

James Harvey Pasley, Jr

Age 94

Nelms Lodge #323

Smyrna, GA

Entered into the Celestial Lodge

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Visitation

Saturday, September 21, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At

H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel

1020 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Funeral Service

Sunday, September 22, 2019

3:00pm

With Masonic Last Rites

Conducted by

Worshipful Brother Edwin Lamour

2019-10

Bobby James Crumbley

Age 83, of Wedowee, AL

March 9, 1936 – October 5, 2019

Pythagoras Lodge No 41

Passed Saturday Oct 5, 2019

Graveside Masonic Last Rites Saturday Oct 12, 2019

2:30pm

at Welcome United Methodist Church Cemetery in Roopville, GA

Masonic Last Rites will be conducted

by WB Cabot Rohrer

Masons please meet graveside at 2:00pm

2019-11

Edward Earl Little

Age 91

James E. Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

Marietta, GA

Entered into the Celestial Lodge

Monday, November 18, 2019

Visitation

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At

Carmichael Funeral Home

1130 Whitlock Ave, Marietta, GA

Lodge of Sorrow

Friday November 22 at 9:30 am

Join us in paying the last sad tribute of respect

to the memory of our deceased Brother.

at

James E Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

1362 Sandtown Road SW

Marietta, GA 30008

Funeral Service

Friday, November 22, 2019

11:00am

At the Funeral Home

Interment will follow at

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery

1861 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA 30064

With Masonic Last Rites

Conducted by

Worshipful Brother Cabot Rohrer

2019-12

James Murry Belk

Age 90

James E. Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

Marietta, GA

Springville Lodge #153

Powder Springs, GA

Entered into the Celestial Lodge

Friday, November 22, 2019

Visitation

Sunday, November 24, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At

Carmichael Funeral Home

2950 King Street, Smyrna, GA

Lodge of Sorrow

Monday November 25 at 10:00 am

Join us in paying the last sad tribute of respect

to the memory of our deceased Brother.

at

Springville Lodge #153

4033 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW

Marietta, GA 30008

Funeral Service

Monday, November 25, 2019

1:00 pm

At the Funeral Home

Interment will follow at

Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

With Masonic Last Rites

Conducted by

Worshipful Brother Doyle Martin

2019 Services

(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

2020 Services

(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

2020-10

Jerry Alton Ammons

Age 71, of Mableton, GA

May 5, 1949 – Dec 17, 2020

Mableton Lodge No 171

Passed Thursday, December 17, 2020

FUNERAL SERVICE

Monday December 28, 2020

2:00 pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Edwin Lamour

at

Davis-Struempf Chapel

1975 East-West Connector

Austell, GA 30106

VISITATION

Sunday December 27, 2020

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

at

Davis-Struempf Funeral Home

1975 East-West Conn

Austell, GA 30106

A Lodge of Sorrow has been opened at Mableton Lodge No 171

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Initiated - 01/27/1977

Passed - 02/24/1977

Raised - 03/10/1977

Years of Service - 43

2020-09

John William Blair

Age 64, of Marietta, GA

1956 – 2020

Palestine Lodge No 486

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL CEREMONY

Saturday Nov 7, 2020

11:00 am

Cemetery

Georgia Memorial Park

2000 Cobb Pkwy SE

Marietta, GA 30060

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by Worshipful Brother Edwin Lamour

A Lodge of Sorrow was opened for Bro Blair at Palestine Lodge #486

2020-08

William Holloway

Age 89, of Acworth, GA

1931 – 2020

Latham Lodge No 12

VISITATION

Saturday Oct 31, 2020

7:00 pm

West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory

2480 Macland Road SW, Marietta, GA 30064

Funeral Ceremony

Sunday Nov 1, 2020

2:00 pm

Cemetery

Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by Worshipful Brother Cabot Rohrer

A Lodge of Sorrow opened for Bro Holloway at Latham #12

2020-07

James Otis McDonald

Age 84, of Powder Springs, GA

Aug 18, 1936 – Oct 26, 2020

Springville Lodge No 153

James E Sledge DL Lodge #742

VISITATION

Saturday Oct 31, 2020

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mayes Ward Dobbins Macland Chapel

3940 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127

MEMORIAL SERVICE

1:00pm

INURNMENT

Macland Cemetery

4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Doyle Martin

2020-06

James “Jimmy” Ralph Dunn

Age 66, of Acworth, GA

Sep 24, 1954 – Oct 18, 2020

Acworth Lodge No 176

Passed Sunday October 18, 2020

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday October 22, 2020

1:00 pm

Roper Funeral Home

206 Holly St

Jasper, GA 30143

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Thursday October 22, 2020

3:30 pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

at

Rolling Hills Memorial Gardens

4355 Highway 92

Acworth, GA 30102

2020-05

Norman A. Ward

Age 90, of Smyrna, GA

died Aug 14, 2020

Latham Lodge No 12

Passed Friday August 14, 2020

PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Monday Aug 17, 2020

Georgia Memorial Park

2000 Cobb Parkway SE

Marietta, GA 30060

2020-04

Phillip Glen Whitaker

Age 71, of Marietta, GA

June 8, 1949 – July 20, 2020

Nelms Lodge No 323

Passed Monday July 20, 2020

LODGE OF SORROW

Saturday July 25, 2020

9:30 am at Nelms No 323

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Saturday July 25, 2020

11:00 am

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

at

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

1861 Dallas Hwy SW

Marietta, GA 30064

2020-03

Steve T. Miers

Age 77, of Powder Springs, GA

Passed away on April 8, 2020

Springville Lodge No 151

Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

Passed Wednesday April 8, 2020

Steve is survived by his wife, Evelyn Edwards Miers of Powder Springs, GA; son, Kenneth Glenn Edwards and his wife, Terri, of Columbus, GA; three grandchildren, McKenzie Edwards Dolan (John), Marie Stefin Edwards, and Melody Brooke Edwards; two great grandchildren, Hudson Edwards Dolan and Conrad Daniel Dolan.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Steve's life will be held at a later date.

2020-02

In memory

of our departed Brother

Keith Plossl

Age 74, of Marietta, GA

February 16, 1945 – January 14, 2020

Sandy Springs No 124

Passed January 14, 2020

Funeral Service / Celebration of Life

Sunday February 16, 2020

3:00pm

In the Sanctuary

Of Emerson Unitarian Church in Marietta

4010 Canton Rd

Marietta, GA 30066

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Edwin Lamour

The Church is located approximately two miles North of Chastain on Canton Highway. Church will be on your right.

Reception to follow

2020-01

John Bishop Emmett

Age 65, of Austell, GA

February 11, 1954 – December 28, 2019

Nelms Lodge No 323

Passed Saturday December 28, 2019

Funeral Service Sunday January 5, 2020

2:00pm

In the Chapel

of Bellamy Funeral Home in Hiram

2037, 3551 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy,

Hiram, GA 30141

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

Interment will follow at

Georgia Memorial Cemetery

In Marietta

Obituary -

John Bishop Emmett, age 65, of Austell passed away December 28, 2019. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2:00pm at Bellamy Funeral Home Hiram Chapel with Rev. Dennis Bellamy and Rev. John Riley officiating. Interment at Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors Sunday from 1-2:00pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include: Sister – Cheryl Bennett of Winston-Salem, NC; Nephew – Perry Lee Bennett of Charleston, WV; Niece - Jodie Bishop Bennett of New York; Aunt – Novella Simmons of Banks County, GA; and many cousins.

Mr. Emmett was a member of Peoples Baptist Church, Marietta Jaycees, lifetime member of Jaycee Honor Core, JCI Senate, Nelms Masonic Lodge #323, Yaarab Shrine Temple of Atlanta, Yaarab Entertainers, Smyrna Shrine Club, and longtime drummer.

He was a member of Nelms Masonic Lodge #323

and was a drummer for the "Shrine Enertainers"

2021 Services

(in Descending Order by Date of Passing)

2021-08

Jerry W Jenkins

85, of Marietta, GA

August 16, 1935 – August 4, 2021

Meyerhardt Lodge No 314

Passed Wednesday, August 4, 2021

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

3 pm Saturday, August 7, 2021

at Mt Harmony Memorial Gardens

581 Veterans Memorial Hwy. SE

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

2021-07

Robert W. Cason

98, of Powder Springs, GA

July 7, 1922 – June 13, 2021

Kennesaw Lodge No 33

Passed Sunday, June 13, 2021

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

3 pm Friday, June 18, 2021

at Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock, Marietta, GA 30064

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Edwin Lamour

2021-06

Billy James Hall

Age 79, of Marietta, GA

May 26, 1932 – May 19, 2021

Kennesaw Lodge No 33

Passed Wednesday, May 19, 2021

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE

2 pm Monday, May 24, 2021

at Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock, Marietta, GA 30064

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Edwin Lamour

2021-05

James William Bair

Age 79, of Woodstock, GA

Aug 16, 1941 – Apr 25, 2021

Kennesaw Lodge No 33

Passed Sunday, April 25, 2021

FUNERAL SERVICE

12 pm Saturday, May 1, 2021

at Lakeside Funeral Home

1121 Claremont Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188

with Military Honors and Masonic Last Rites

Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

2021-04

Russell Lamar Mathuss

Age 93, of Marietta, GA

Nov 21, 1927 – Mar 28, 2021

Kennesaw Lodge No 33

Stephens Lodge No 586

Passed Sunday, March 28, 2021

VISITATION

6-8 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021

at the Carmichael Funeral Home

2950 King St SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

FUNERAL SERVICE

11 am Friday, April 2, 2021

at Smyrna First Baptist Church

1275 Church St SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

GRAVESIDE

Interment immediately following

at Georgia Memorial Park

2000 Cobb Pkwy SE

Marietta, GA 30060-3759

with Military Honors and Masonic Last Rites

Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

2021-02

James Harold Nabers

Age 93, of Cedar Bluff, AL

1930 – Feb 3, 2021

Latham Lodge No 12

Passed Wednesday, February 3, 2021

VISITATION

Saturday February 6, 2021

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Perry Funeral Home Chapel

1611 Clarence E Chesnut Jr Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

and

FUNERAL SERVICE

Saturday February 6, 2021

2:00 pm

GRAVESIDE

Sunday February 7, 20211:00 pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

Mt Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery

561 Veterans Memorial Hwy

Mableton, GA

A Lodge of Sorrow has been opened

at Latham Lodge #12

Initiated – 03/22/1951

Passed – 04/19/1951

Raised – 05/10/1951

Years of Service - 69

2021-01

David Edwin Nance

Age 77, of Lithia Springs, GA

Jan 24, 1949 – Jan 31, 2021

Battle Hill Lodge No 523

Passed Sunday, January 31, 2021

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday February 3, 2021

4:00 pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by WB Cabot Rohrer

at

Davis-Struempf Chapel

1975 East-West Connector

Austell, GA 30106

VISITATION

Wednesday February 3, 2021

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

at

Davis-Struempf Funeral Home

1975 East-West Conn

Austell, GA 30106

Age 78

of Marietta, GA

Kennesaw Lodge No 33

Passed Monday Jan 7, 2019

Funeral Service Friday, Jan 11, 2019

1:00 pm

in the Chapel at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge

2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia

Interment will follow at

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

1861 Dallas Highway, Marietta, GA 30064

with Military Honors

and Masonic Rites.

OBITUARY

Damon "Butch" Warden

DECEMBER 6, 1940 – JANUARY 7, 2019

Damon is survived by his wife of 54 1/2 years Joyce Warden; sister Anita Fieldman; sister-in-law Carole Smith; sister Betty Erickson; brother-in-law Tom Christiansen; brother-in-law Dean Christiansen; Several nieces & nephews in Florida, Tennessee, and Minnesota.

Damon was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and had retired from Lockheed after 32 years where he spent time in California, Philadelphia, Canada, and Georgia as a Logistics Coordinator. He was a Navy veteran of 8 years, with service in Vietnam. Mr. Warden served our country honorably in the US Navy aboard the Kitty Hawk. He was Mason and member of Kennesaw #33 where he served as Worshipful Master in 2003. He also was member of the Royal Arch and Council, Council of Select Masters, Constantine Commandery #26, Order of Amaranth #22 McDonough, Order of Scotland, and the American Legion Post 26.

A visitation for Damon will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. A chapel service will occur Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm, 2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. A burial will follow at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, 1861 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064 with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.