International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star


Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam

Sunrise: October 8, 1919

Sunset: February 27, 2011

Bro. Carl Laws attended the public schools of Columbia County, was an entrepreneur and enjoyed life experiences as a son, grandson, brother, husband, father, grandfather, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.  He will be greatly missed by those who really knew and had a personal relationship with him. His father, whom was a farmer, taught him about the land and its possibilities.   When he became a man, he left his home and headed south to Pompano Beach, Florida, where he married and had children, established a home and a landscaping service, which put him in contact with local prominent citizens and celebrities.


In his early years, he enjoyed cooking BBQ and making his own BBQ sauce which was his specialty.  He was a member of Kings Lyons and Williams Lodge #165 in Pompano Beach, Florida.


He leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters, Betty Laws James (John) of Pompano Beach, Florida; Phyllis Laws McMillan (Howard) of Tallahassee, Florida; Sheena Laws Kraft of North Lauderdale and Janice Laws Soto (Isfrain); one son, Rudolph Knight of Atlanta, GA; 17 grandchildren; two sisters; Essie Laws Seymour of Miami, Florida, and Lilly Mae Laws Kennedy of Philadelphia, PA; one  brother,  Walter Laws (Mary) of Lake City, Florida; many cousins, neighbors and friends.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dargain Laws; son, Horace Laws; and daughters, Dorothy Laws Moore, and Margaret Ann Laws Bracy.