On Bended Knees

08/23/2021 James Osborne (our Memorial Club president) wife passed away from a sudden heart attack last month. Please keep our beloved Brother in your prayers during this difficult time.


Jim Gaddy's youngest Sister is homebound with pneumonia in both lungs. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.


Pete is home from the Hospital - we think he escaped!!!

He is walking on canes and crutches. He's very tired and getting some well deserved rest. It will be at least another week or 2 before he is back to 100%.


From Jeremiah Mitchell. Pete Mitchell is now on fewer sedatives. He is very responsive and trying to communicate, which is hard when you have a feeding tube in your mouth going down your throat and another in your throat to help you breath. His color has improved and the swelling is just in his hands now. I got to talk to him a bit today through video chat and he was quiet animated.


From Jeremiah Mitchell. Some swelling has gone down in Pete's face. They took him off of Epi yesterday and put him on more sedatives which means he slept well. He'll be taken off the sedatives today to get him awake and responsive. He has a temperature of 101 (typical for Dad) but they want to monitor that to make sure there isn't an infection. Honestly, he had a high temp the last time he went through this. They are looking at ways now to get nourishment into him and are constantly checking blood sugars.

Overall - "this is a good sign".


Brother Pete Mitchell suffered a severe life-threatening allergic reaction and needed emergency treatment and surgery. He is at Kennestone hospital. Please keep Santa and his family in your prayers!


Brother Fernando is headed back to Tampa for a Memorial Service for his Mom on Thursday 7/22. The interment will be later on in Brazil.


Brother Fernando's Mom passed away. Many prayers are needed for the family.


Brother Mike Seden (Meyerhardt Lodge) has started Chemo and needs our prayers for a speedy recovery.


Brother Fernando reports that his mom was re-admitted to the hospital in Tampa and that she is in ICU. She will continue to be in our Prayers!


WB Johnny Cosby wife is having debilitating migraine headaches. Please keep her (and Johnny) in your prayers.


WB John Johnson III is having cataract surgery. Prayers are welcomed.


Good news - doctors are now saying Fernando's Mother may be off the ventilator and possibly going home next week. Amazing! Keep those prayers coming.


Good morning he is stable but still in the ICU.

They performed a tracheostomy on her yesterday and they are removing sedation and starting wheezing (removal and recovery)

I’m doing OK otherwise thanks for following up brother, you guys have a great day today at the lodge and a blessed week


She is stable, but still intubated. They are going to try to remove the breathing tube today! More prayers needed.


Brother Fernando is headed to Tampa as his Mom is in the hospital. She was intubated. Fernando is with her. Please keep her and the entire family in your prayers.

--WB Jim Moore



Hugh Gilbert Adams, Jr

Age 89, of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Mr. Adams was the son of Estelle and Hugh Gilbert Adams, Sr. of Smyrna. Mr. Adams graduated from Fitzhugh Lee School 1947 and Georgia State University 1958.

He was a member of the Smyrna First United Methodist Church and a member of the Pearce Matthews Sunday School class. He was a member of the Optimist Club, Nelms Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and Yaarab Shriners.

The family to have a private graveside service.



Obituary for Travis Floyd Smith, Sr

December 7, 1942 - May 24, 2021

Travis Floyd Smith, Sr., age 78, of Marietta, Georgia passed away May 24, 2021. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery in Marietta, GA with Rev. Grant Cole and Pastor Joe Postell officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.

Travis was a native of LaGrange, GA living most of his life in Marietta, GA. Travis was a member of Open Bible Tabernacle Church in Marietta. He worked as a machinist at Lockheed Martin for 56 years and was a proud member of the I. A. M. Local Lodge 709 and was also a member of Nelms Masonic Lodge #323.

The Family stated that they did not want Masonic Last Rites



Bro Jim Gaddy received word that his oldest daughter was admitted to the hospital last night with a blood pressure reading of 187/132. So far the tests indicate that she has not had a heart attack. And the doctors did not find anything other than the high blood pressure at this time. Elissa may go home today! Please keep Bro Jim’s family and daughter, Elissa, in your prayers.


Jim Moore




Just received another call from Bro David Goodnow. His brother-in-law, James Scott passed today from complications of COVID. Jimmy was 74 years of age and a US Army veteran. David says that he was a great guy and a good man. I ask that you lift up this wonderful family in your prayers when on bended knee.


Jim Moore



Just received a call from Bro David Goodnow. He is requesting prayers for his brother-in-law, James Scott. His wife’s brother. James is in intensive care in the hospital in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He has been diagnosed with COVID, has been placed on a ventilator, and is not doing well. James, known by friends and family as Jimmy, is 74 years of age and is a US Army veteran. David says that he is a great guy and a good man. David asked for Lodge prayers but since we do not meet for four weeks, I thought it best to let the brethren know now so those prayers can start immediately. I ask that you lift up James Scott in your prayers when on bended knee.


Jim Moore


Prayers for these Brothers and their Families:

  • Paul Carter, Springville Lodge

  • Johnny Akin, Acworth Lodge

  • Mike Seden, Meyerhardt Lodge

Special Prayer for the Rainbow Girls and the family of their Mother Advisor, Tracy Watts, who passed away April 24th.

I will Remember A Brother Mason