Published Sunday, January 20, 2013
By ALEX MCRAE
The 2013 officers for Coweta Lodge 60 Free and Accepted Masons were recently installed by District Deputy Grand Master Henry Johnson.
Carlton Floyd, Worshipful (meaning honorable, worthy of respect) Master, from Newnan, is retired from Blossman Gas. He has served the lodge as Worshipful Master twice before and also is the director of instruction. His father, W.H. Floyd, was a leader of the lodge for more than 40 years (three times the Worshipful Master), and his son, Ben, is following in those footsteps, too.
Ray Mayer, Senior Warden, also a past Master of the lodge, is from Sharpsburg and is a senior assistant district attorney in the District Attorney’s Office for the Coweta Judicial Circuit, in charge of the Coweta office.
Ben Floyd, Junior Warden, from Newnan, is a manager at Pike’s Nursery in Peachtree City with a degree in Landscape Design & Grounds Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Bobby Langley, Treasurer, from Newnan, is retired from Colonial Stores (Big Star) and Kmart Warehouse and is a past Master of the lodge.
David Smith, Secretary, a 50-year Mason and a past Master of the lodge, is from Newnan and is a retired Newnan Police lieutenant. Henry Johnson, Chaplain, past Master of the lodge and outgoing District Deputy Grand Master, is from Newnan and is a retired Eastern Airlines pilot.
Tim Ulinski, Senior Deacon, is from Newnan and is a truck driver for UPS. Masons will appreciate that he is proficient in the Staircase Lecture.
David Duke, Junior Deacon, is from Senoia and works for Security Finance. Jeremy Bickford, Senior Steward, is from Senoia and is a welder/fabricator for Megadoor USA (Assa Abloy) in Peachtree City. Bob Smith, Junior Steward, is from Newnan and is retired from the U.S. Army. Josh Joyner, Tyler, is from Newnan, is a software technician, and is the newest Master Mason in the lodge.
“We are looking forward to an eventful year,” said Carlton Floyd. “We are particularly excited to have four of our younger members to become officers of the lodge because they are the future.”
Coweta Lodge 60, chartered in 1847, is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in Georgia. Two of its past members — William Y. Atkinson and Ellis Arnall — were governors of Georgia and many of its members have been instrumental in the development of Newnan and Coweta County.
Located on Sewell Road, the Lodge has about 100 members and meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:30 p.m., with dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m.
Freemasonry is an ancient fraternity comprised of upstanding men who believe in God and are devoted to their country, families, neighbors and each other.
Masons do not recruit members, but welcome candidates who share their ideals.