Earl Denson Killingsworth

Earl Denson Killingsworth

Earl Denson Killingsworth, age 82, of Jena, Louisiana, was received into Heaven on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

He was born to the union of James Collier and Pattie (Downs) Killingsworth on August 28, 1930 in Rochelle, Louisiana. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for over sixty years, having joined the Georgetown Lodge in 1951. He served in many capacities, including Master of Georgetown Lodge in 1956, Master of Michael Dempsey Lodge at Jena in 1999, and Master of the Fifth Masonic District Lodge in 1999. He served the Grand Lodge of Louisiana as Grand Tiler, 1996, and Fifth District Deputy Grand Master in 2000. He received the Fifty Year Service Award from the Grand Lodge in 2001. He was a member of the Monroe Scottish Rite Bodies, receiving the honor of Knight Commander Court of Honor (KCCH) in 2001, and "Master Mason of the Year" Award in 2005, and was a past member of Barak Shrine.

Mr. Killingsworth is preceded in death by his parents and a sister in law, Eloise (Jack) Killingsworth.

Those left to love, miss and cherish him are his wife, of 53 years Marcia Killingsworth; two brothers, Robert F. "Bob" Killingsworth and wife, Joy, of Jena and James Richard Killingsworth and wife, Marilyn, Humble, Texas; sister in law, Barbara (Mixon) Windham of Larto; two brother in laws, Don L. Hudnall Sr. and wife, Grace of West Monroe and Ronald N. "Bo" Hudnall and wife, Sherry of Jena; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Jena with the Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Mr. Killingsworth will be laid to rest in the Graham Cemetery, Nebo, La. with Masonic services under the direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena beginning at 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 and on Thursday from 10:00am until time of service at First Baptist Church of Jena.

Serving as pallbearers, Lloyd Hennigan, Dr. I.C. Turnley, Jr., Dick Zeagler, Thomas Lutrick, Earl Hailey, Terry Maxwell, Wayne McGuffee, and David Springer. Honorary pallbearers, Sidney Amyx, Members of the Georgetown Lodge # 298 and the Michael Dempsey Lodge #327.

Marsha asks that memorial be made to the Georgetown Baptist Church. Building Fund Or LaSalle Masonic Dyslexia Fund, P.O. Box 1202, Jena in lieu of flowers.

Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 29, 2012