Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. “Ben the Barber on the Square”, as he was affectionately known, was a master barber and operated his own shop for 25 years. Prior to moving to Covington, in 1969, he was a resident of DeKalb County. He was a faithful member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, in Covington, and the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6. Masdon was just recently presented with his 50 year Masonic Award. He was a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Masdon proudly served four years on the USS Duncan stationed out of San Diego, and was actively involved in tracking missiles. His service was so remarkable, his Commanding Officer offered to endorse him for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Masdon was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene (Vaughn) Masdon.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marie G. Masdon; three sons; step-children, Finee and Bruce Denham of Ellenwood,, Nancy and Mike Glozier of Ball Ground, Jerry Guest of Unadilla; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Jackie Masdon of Conyers.
Funeral Services for Masdon will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Richard Gravitt and Ralph Johnson officiating and interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Donations may be made in Mr. Masdon’s memory, to Lovejoy United Methodist Church, 12835 Highway 36, Covington, GA 30014.
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