Carlton Godfrey Sr.

Carlton Godfrey Sr., 81, of Kingston, passed away on September 18, 2021, at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center.

Born on February 19, 1940, in Rome, he was the son of the late Fred Godfrey and the late Sarah Godfrey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jo Godfrey; his daughter, Gina Godfrey; his brother, Donald Godfrey; and his sister, June Strickland.

Mr. Godfrey was a 50-year Mason and was heavily involved. He was a dual member of Nelms Lodge #323 and an active member of Kingston Masonic Lodge #394. He was also a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Carlton enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, working in his yard and working in his garage.

Survivors include his children, Carlton Godfrey, Jr. (Genise), Ken Godfrey (Kimberly), Mavea Pruitt (Billy); his grandchildren, Kayla Abernathy (Mark), Kendra Boyer (Ty), Trey Pruitt, Bradley Godfrey, Taylor Worthey (Tyler), Brandee Godfrey, Alexis Godfrey, Courtney Godfrey, Gracen Pruitt; 5 great-grandchildren; his sister, Carolyn White; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Jennings Funeral Home prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday September 24, 2021, in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Strickland and Reverend Ken Cross officiating. Interment will follow in the mausoleum of Sunset Memory Gardens with full Masonic Rites.

The family requests that masks be worn to attend all services of Mr. Godfrey.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mr. Godfrey’s memory to Kingston Masonic Lodge #394, PO Box 155, Kingston, GA 30145.

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