Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bro Clark Anderson PM Marble Springs #439 passes away.


Clark C. Anderson, 70, of Marble died Thursday, April 23, 2009 in an Asheville, NC hospital. He was a native of Cherokee County, where he had lived most of his life. He was the son of the late James Elbert and Edith Marie Shields Anderson. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University and Georgia Southern University. He was a retired school teacher with the Cherokee County School System. Clark was a member and deacon at the Marble Springs Baptist Church, past master of the Marble Springs Masonic Lodge No. 439, and past patron of Marble Springs Order of the Eastern Star No. 320. His hobbies included growing shrubbery and Christmas trees, woodworking, camping, fishing, and traveling.

Clark was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Edward and Joe Allen Anderson.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Sandidge Anderson; two sons, Trent Anderson and wife, Shuny of Murphy and Philip Anderson of Marble; a special friend, Katherine Hardin of Andrews; two brothers, Dan Anderson and David Anderson both of Murphy; and a grandson, Chase Millsaps.

Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Saturday, April 25 in the Marble Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Maynard officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites conducted by the Marble Springs Masonic Lodge No. 439. Masons served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends from 3-5 Saturday afternoon at the Marble Springs Baptist Church prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Clark C. Anderson to the Marble Springs Baptist Church Youth Group Fund, PO Box 264, Marble, NC 28905.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Traveling Gavel has returned to its roots!


Clay #301 is where it began, and is now where the Traveling Gavel makes its "temporary" home. Congratulations to WM Cabe and crew for the fine showing at Montgomery #426....and their return home with the trophy.....just don't get too use to having it Brothers!!!!!

Mystery Mason!!!!!!!!


This photo was taken in the 1930's or 40's in Western NC. Can anyone venture to comment on the identity of the young man on the far right? As a hint, I will say that his time in the East has been grand in porportion!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

In memory of Brother Johnny Dyer PM #426


John (Johnny) Lee Dyer, age 67 of Murphy,NC passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 at his home.
He was a native of Clay County, NC and the son of the late Henry C. and Nola Mae West Dyer. After high school he spent most of his life in Tunnell Hill, GA., before moving to Murphy, NC in 1981. He retired from D&H Auto in 2005, where he was owner and operator. He was a member and past Master of the Montgomery Lodge #426 AF and AM, and a member of Martha Chapter #246 order of the Eastern Star. He accepted Christ in 1974 and was of the Methodist Faith. In addtion to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Monkus; two brothers, Carl Dyer and Willard Dyer.
He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Kaye Haney Dyer; one son, John Warren Dyer of Murphy, NC.; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Dyer of Murphy, NC.; one grandson, Zachary Warren Dyer, and a step-grandson, Ryan Todd Mileti all of Murphy, NC.; one brother, David Dyer of Dalton, GA; six sisters, Mildred Woods and Deloris Gutherie of Murphy, NC Bessie Simpson of Cleveland, TN., Geneva Worley of Raleigh, NC., Francis Anderson and Nancy Hedden of Dalton, GA; mother-in-law, Emma Greene Haney, sisters-in-law, Janice Haney and Barbara Haney of Murphy, NC., Doris Grady of Atlanta, GA., Joyce Pierson of Douglasville, GA., and Sharon Thomas of Eatonton, GA. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
A Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in the Peachtree Area with mansonic graveside rites conducted by the Masonic Lodge #426. Rev. Randy Johnson will officiate. Pallbearers will be his Masonic Brothers.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in loving memory of Johnny Lee Dyer to the Good Shepherd Home Health and Hospice Agency, PO Box 465, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.