On Bended Knee


Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law, Dennis Osmer passed this morning. Please keep Jason and his family in your prayers.

Dennis C. Osmer,  age 70, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Donna Osmer, Suwanee, GA; children, Eric and Yao Zheng Osmer, Naperville, IL, Karen and Jason Weldon, Smyrna, GA; grandchildren, Christian Weldon, and Leah Weldon; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Anne Osmer, Leland, NC; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Osmer was born June 25, 1947 in Paterson, NJ. He was a 1965 graduate of Paramus High School, Paramus, NJ, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson College with a Bachelor’s Degree, and he also received his Master’s Degree. Mr. Osmer was retired from the Novartis Company with 40 years of service. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. 

Memorial services are pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: McKendree United Methodist Church, 1570 Lawrenceville Suwanne Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 in memory of Dennis Osmer.


Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law, Denis Osmer is still struggling. He and the family need our continued prayers.

William T Gillispie
age 90
Passed Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Raised: 11/6/1965
25-yr pin 07/11/1990
Emeritus 11/09/2002
a 50-year Mason

The Service was on Thursday November 16, 2017
with Masonic Last Rites
lead by WorBro Edwin Lamour
in the Chapel at
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home 
Cartersville, GA
Interment followed
at the Georgia National Cemetery
with full military honors
Nelms Lodge #323 opened a Lodge of Sorrow
at 10:30am


Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law, Denis Osmer - Looks like we won’t know about his treatment options today.  He went to the cancer clinic for his doctor’s appointment, but started feeling sweaty, dizzy, confused, etc.  They found his BP to be 62/42, and rushed in a crash team.  They even called in a chaplain…that’s how serious it was.  They admitted him and are waiting on a room.  They have his BP around 90/60 which is better but still very low.  Once they can get him stabilized, they can go over treatment options with him.  He just can’t catch a break.  Once I know more, I’ll let you know.



Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law, Denis Osmer, is in really bad shape - the cancer is spreading everywhere. The family wants him to get some relief from his suffering.

Please pray for the family and for the doctors trying everything possible.


Wor Bro Keith Bryant's Mother went in for a follow-up vists and was sent to the E.R. and to immediate surgery where she had 4 stents inserted in her leg. She may be in recovery for up to 18 months. Please pray for Keith's mom and her entire family.


Bro Bill Gillespie has passed. More info to follow.


Bro Jerry Henry reports that Wor Bro Rodney Long of Palmetto Lodge #74 had traumatic back surgery will be in recovery for some time. Please keep him in your prayers.

10/22/2017 - Bro Jerry Henry

Brethern, I am asking for prayers for my sister Bettye Plehn and her family. My nephew, and her oldest son who was 52 years old, was stricken by a heart attack and died shortly thereafter. Please keep us and especially her, in your prayers.


Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law, Denis Osmer, really needs our prayers. He has been hospitalized for 2+ weeks after Chemo treatments. Please pray for the family and for the doctors scrambling to help in any way possible.


Wor Bro David Goodnow's wife is improving. Keep your prayers coming for continue healing.


Wor Bro John Johnson II's family needs our prayers for his father who is struggling.


The SD at Latham #12 needs our prayers as he is struggling with cancer.


Wor Bro Rick's Dad is improving, but needs our prayers for his wife, Polly, who is struggling to get her pulse rate under control.

Wor Bro David Goodnow's wife fell a few days ago and has a cracked vertebrae.
Please keep the Goodnow family in your prayers.

Wor Bro T Leon Roberts took a downturn today after weeks of improvement. We were just getting used to seeing his smiling face again!
Please keep Leon and family in your prayers.

Wor Bro Jason Weldon's Father-In-Law (Dennis Osmer) has been diagnosed with cancer and will start therapy soon. So far, nothing in the blood stream - so, please keep Jason's family in your prayers

Wor Bro Jason Weldon is following Doctors orders and resting after surgery. Keep those prayers coming for Jason and his family.

Rick's Dad may be going home from Rehab on Thursday 05/11/2017!

Brethren, Let us keep our Worshipful Master, Rick Hallwood, in our prayers.  His father is currently in the emergency room of Kennesaw Hospital with an issue with his heart.  They are not sure what is wrong, but it is not good. Rick will not be at tonight’s meeting.

--Jim Cook, SE

"Appreciate your prayers.
He is out of immediate danger, off oxygen machine and on standard oxygen. EKG is good, still doing tests.
He is alert and talking. He feels much better."


On Tuesday morning there was a fire at the Marietta Masonic Temple, and the building suffered some damage. It was caused by an Arsonist. Please keep our Brothers at Kennesaw #33 in your prayers while repairs are in progress over the next few week. 

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Brother Jerry Henry's Mother-In-Law

passed peacefully in her sleep last night.

Please continue prayers for Jerry, Donna and the Family


Trees fall onto Bro Goodnow's home - other tragedies abound..... 

Last Tuesday two 100 ft. oaks fell onto Bro David Goodnow's home. There was major damage and after the huge trees are removed, cleanup and repair is still to come. The family is living in a hotel. And, this all came a week after Dave was in the emergency room with chest pains, his wife had pneumonia, his family the flu and he took a hard fall in the back yard trying to help a neighbor with a kitchen fire. OMG!

Please, please offer up prayers for Bro Dave and family!

Nadine Herren Walker

September 3, 1919 - March 14, 2017


Please continue to be in prayer.

Mrs. Nadine Walker, the mother-in-law of T. Leon Roberts, passed away on March 14th. 

We continue to offer our deepest sympathy, and we ask God's comfort and peace for the family in their time of loss.  

Sympathy cards may be sent to the family c/o Frances Jarvis at 1973 Westwood Circle, Smyrna, GA  30080.

--Wor Bro Jim Cook


Tony Hester's Grandmother, Peggy Anderson, passed on Sat March 4th.

 She was a charter member of the Eastern Star #387 where she served as Past Matron.

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Our prayers go out to Tony and his family.

Becky H. Cook


Everyone- this Sunday is the visitation from 2 until 4 pm with the graveside service to follow after. 

For those that can't make it this Sunday,we will have a celebration of life memorial at Peachtree Christian Church on Sunday October 8th at 2pm. 

I thank you from the bottom of my broken heart for all your love and support.    

                                         - - Alex.

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It is with a sad heart that we tell you that mom (Becky Cook) has passed into heaven. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Tricia Powers, Jeffery Powers, Rebecca Powers, and my son Robert Cook.
                       --  W Bro Alex Cook

She was the wife of our deceased brother Robert S. (Bobby) Cook. And, she was a Past Matron of Smyrna Chapter OES and a past Worthy Matron of the same.

Cards can be sent to WB Cook at:
461 Trabert Ave, NW
Atlanta, GA  30309

Jim Cook, Secretary
Nelms Lodge #323

From Wor Bro Alex Cook.......An update on mom (Becky Cook). They have just moved her to ICU she has been having trouble with her breathing so they will put her on a biPAP machine.
Please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers. 
My sister Tricia Powers and her family and my son AJ.


William Tolbert Gillispie, 90, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Lavonia, Georgia on September 11, 1927 to the late Grady Gillispie and Nan Durham Gillispie. Mr. Gillispie was a World War II Navy and Air Force veteran, a V.F.W. 2681 member and Nelms Masonic Lodge. He retired from Lockheed Martin with 34 years of service. He also enjoyed traveling, camping and going to the Senior Center. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Walter Gillispie; and a sister, Belva Harris. Survivors include his wife, Christine Gibson Gillispie; his children, Gwen Gillispie, Billie Taylor and husband, Danny, Jackse Coleman, Keith Gillispie, and Gayle Johnson; his step-children, Kathy Bush, Yolanda Forrister and husband, Tony, Charles Ashburn and wife, Laura; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 nieces and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with The Reverend Scott Crowder officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery with full military and Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Elliott, Kiel Elliott, Johnny Collum, Ian Johnson, Larry Palmer and Earl Pitts.

Dean Clarence Wilkins, age 84, of Smyrna passed away at home on Saturday, July 22, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on April 4, 1933 to Thomas Herman and Annie Louise Wilkins, his parents and siblings all preceded him in death. He graduated from West Fulton High School and later served in the U.S. Army for 8 years fighting in the Korean War, and was awarded The Purple Heart and other military medals and was a disabled veteran. Dean was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 193 for 47 years. He was originally a painter and paper hanger for many years and also served as the Union Business Agent from 1983-1985. He was affiliated with the Masons and Shriners for many years. Over the years he enjoyed playing golf with his many friends, fishing trips and watching the home team Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. Surviving Mr. Wilkins are his wife of 31 years, Joan Wilkins, whom he had known since the 3rd grade, 

Charles W. Adamsage 74, of Smyrna Ga. died Tuesday July 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday July 22, 2017 in the Jonquil Chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Porter officiating. Burial will take place at Georgia Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors. The Family will receive friends Saturday 11:00 am - until service time In the Magnolia Room of Castellaw Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Lucretia Adams, daughters Cheri L. Walsh, her husband Donal A. Walsh, and Wendy D. Adams. Two grandchildren Catherine Walsh, Charlotte Walsh, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was a member of the Smyrna First Methodist Church, a member of Masonic Lodge Nelms 323, Smyrna and a Marine Corp Veteran, American Legion Post #160 Smyrna. He retired from the Cobb County School System Purchasing Department, after retirement he was an avid gardener specializing in growing the biggest and best Tomatoes .He looked forward every fall traveling to the beach. In lieu of flowers it is the family wishes that contributions please be made to: the American Cancer Society / Bladder Cancer www.cancer.org(404) 949 6418. Castellaw Funeral Home, Smyrna’s First 866 Church Street Smyrna, Ga. 770-435-9038 www.castellawfuneralhome.com

Dane Rodney Gazaway
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M
PM 1984
Passed in April 2017


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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Lamon Gramling Pruitt
Age 82, of Smyrna
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M
Died Sunday May 22, 2016
Funeral Wednesday May 25, 2016 2:00 pm
Carmichael Funeral Home
Burial followed in the Veterans section of Georgia Memorial Cemetery

Otis Raymond Freels 
Age 71, of Marietta 
Nelms Lodge #323 F&M 
Died Wednesday January 13, 2016 
Funeral Saturday Jan 16, 2016 2:00 pm 
Macland Baptist Church 
Burial followed at 3:00pm Graveside Service
at Mountain View Park Cemetery
with Masonic Rites 


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

Walter Eugene Gilstrap
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
Raised 08/18/1956
Passed:  Thu Oct 8, 2015

Herbert L. Tucker, 80
Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
a 50-year Mason
Died:  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

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 

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 
3PM at 
Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Mableton
with Masonic Honors

    WBro. Harry Bruno
A tremendous Mason went to be with his heavenly Father today, March 11, 2015. We will pass along more information as it is received.


Br. William "Bill" Waters passed away 
on 12/26/14
His funeral was Monday 12/29/14
at Hurt Rd Baptist Church