Mr. John M. Carroll, age 73, of Lyerly, GA., passed away Sunday September 28, 2008, in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Carroll was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Lowell, MA., the son of the late John T. and Jean Bertha Andrysak Carroll. Mr. Carroll was retired Sgt Major from the U.S. Army with 30 years of service, he had over 24 different awards including army commendation medals,service medals, bronze stars, legion of merit awards, and others. He spend tours of duty in Germany, England, Italy, Vietnam, was Inaugural NCO for President Nixon?s Inauguration in 1969, AG Sergent at Ft McPherson, received several diplomas stating with Leo University FL., State University of New York, Albany, he spend his last 10 years, as a substitute teacher with Chattooga and Walker Counties, he was a former member of the Lyerly City Council having served for five years. Survivors include his wife, Marion Carroll, daughters, Jennifer Carroll, Kennesaw, GA., Debbie Evans, Knaresborough, England, grandchildren, Natalie and Lynette Evans. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mason Funeral Home. Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mr. John M. Carroll who passed away Sunday September 28, 2008.