Brother Euzema Smith has traveled to the house not made with hands.

Brother Smith was born on October 23, 1924 in Jakin, Georgia. He received his Entered Apprentice Degree on August 16, 1965, he was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree on September 20, 1965 and raised to the Sublime Degree on October 18th of that year.

This past December he was presented a certificate and lapel pin in recognition of his 50 years of Masonic service.

Funeral Information:
The family has requested Masonic Services.

Tuesday April 5:
Visitation @ 2:00 PM
Graveside Service (Masonic) @ 3:00PM
Abbey Funeral Home and Memory Gardens
4037 North Monroe Street

Please make every effort to attend and honor this 50 year member.

David J. Tranchand, P.M., Secretary
Jackson Lodge #1, F. & A. M.

What does "F" mean?

The letter "F" means Free, which originated in England during the Middle Ages.

Ancient craftsmen were very skilled, and their craft was considered indispensible to the welfare of both the Church and State.  For this reason, they were not placed under the same restrictions as were other workers - they were "free" to do their work, travel and live with their lives in a manner befitting their importance.  In England during the Middle Ages this freedom was rare.  Our legendary history carries this freedom from the "Operative Mason" back to the year 946, in York, England.

What does "A. M." Mean?

The letters "A. M." mean Accepted Mason, which originated in England during the Middle Ages.

During the latter years of the Middle Ages, there were a few educated men outside the monasteries of the world.  Naturally, men wanted to become Freemasons to obtain the advantages the craft had to offer.  Not all wanted to build buildings however; they just wanted to belong to the organization. These were "Accepted" Masons rather than "operative" Masons.  As time went on, there became many more "Accepted" members as building trades became widely known.

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