Mr. John M. Carroll, age 73, of Lyerly, GA., passed away Sunday September 28, 2008, at 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 spent tours of duty in Germany, England,  Italy, Vietnam. He was Inaugural NCO for President Nixon?s Inauguration in  1969 and AG Sergeant at Ft McPherson. Mr. Carroll received several diplomas starting with Leo University FL., and the State University of New York, Albany, He spent 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 services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at  Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Stuart Neslin officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:30 a. m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.  Mr. Carroll will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 9:00 a. m. until the service hour on Tuesday.   Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mr. John M. Carroll who passed away Sunday September 28, 2008.   For guestbook, please go online to w