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Scholarships established in memory of Georgia Baptists who died in Honduras


CARTERSVILLE — Separate foundations have been established in memory of two Georgia Baptists killed while on a mission trip in rural Honduras.

Perry Goad, 45, and Ric Mason, 58, died Feb. 6 after a truck carrying their missions team to a work site in a remote area of the country lost control and turned over. Both were members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville.

The website highlights Goad’s life and family. Goad is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Shay and Adam; and daughter, Kendra. A donation feature is available for any wanting to contribute to the education of the Goad children. A blog and forum for those wanting to submit a testimonial is also on the site.

For more information on how to donate, email One hundred percent of the proceeds aid in the education of Goad’s children.

Mason served as executive director of The Etowah Foundation since 2002, raising more than $2.3 million in scholarships for local students. He also was a charter member of the Optimist Club since the 1970’s. Mason was active in the lives of local youth, serving as president of the Cartersville Little League and helping create the Cartersville-Bartow County Youth Soccer Association.

His family has established a scholarship in his memory through The Etowah Foundation at Donations may also be sent to the foundation at PO Box 1239, Cartersville, GA, 30120.

A website in honor of Perry Goad includes an area for testimonials and a way to donate to the education of his children.