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Mack Schlock

October 30, 1941 — April 3, 2024

Elberton, GA

Mack Schlock

Ladies and gentlemen, gather ‘round as we bid farewell to the legendary Mack Schlock, a man whose sense of humor was as grand as the granite he worked with throughout his career. Mack passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, leaving behind a trail of laughter and fond memories.

Born on October 30, 1941, Mack was a true character from the very beginning. He spent his formative years growing up in the Nuberg Community of Hart County with his parents, Joe Mackeral Schlock and Vera Roselle Vickery Schlock, and siblings, Frances Irene and Gussy Lee. 

Mack was a 1959 graduate of Hart County High School. He proudly served in the United States Army with pride, often telling stories of his time in France where he served 32 months. Mack worked in the granite industry for 35 years, ultimately retiring from Reynolds Marble and Granite. He was currently working one day a week for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners at the Jones Ferry Road Recycling Center.

Mack was not just about work; he had a playful side to him that everyone adored. Known for his practical jokes and witty humor, he never failed to bring a smile to those around him. From fishing for catfish to playing various sports like softball, baseball, horseshoes, and bowling - Mack enjoyed every moment of life.

He was a member of Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25 where he was past Worshipful Master, past Excellent High Priest of Oliver Chapter #25 Royal Arch Masons, past Illustrious Master of Elberton Council #25 Royal and Select Masons, and was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Valley of Atlanta member. Mack also served as Worthy Patron, in addition to numerous other positions, for the Rose M. Ashby #550 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Elberton Christian Church where he worked in many different capacities.

Mack looked forward to talking with his buddies at WSGC Radio during “30 Seconds with Mack Schlock” on the famed Swap and Shop Morning Show. One of his favorite pastimes was visiting the Elbert County Senior Center where he enjoyed playing BINGO and “getting a good meal, at a good deal!”

Mack and his beloved wife, the former Frances Anne Swords, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 28, 2024. They were blessed with one daughter, Cherie Dawn, who was the apple of her daddy’s eye and his pride and joy. Mack quickly taught Cherie’s husband, Jamie, that there is only one way to catch fish - and that is Mack’s way! “Papa” had a special relationship with each of his three grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. Savannah was his fishing buddy, Laurel was his personal chauffeur and his constant driving pupil, and Mason was his best bud who he loved watching play sports. 

Surviving Mack are his loving wife, Frances Anne; devoted daughter, Cherie Schlock Dove and her husband Jamie; cherished grandchildren: Savannah, Laurel, and Mason; his sister Frances Hill and her husband Jerry; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Roselle Schlock; brother, Gussy Schlock; parents-in-law, Buck and Allie Sue Swords; brothers and sisters-in-law: Tookie and Dee Swords and John and Toni Swords; and infant niece, Emily Hill.

Mack’s family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home. During other times they may be contacted at the home of Jamie and Cherie Dove, Hartwell Highway, Elberton. 

Graveside services, just as Mack instructed, will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, at 3:00p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Rev. Rick Cox, Mr. Stan Brown, and Mr. Tony Dickerson will officiate, and Masonic Rites will be rendered by the Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to Elberton Christian Church, 1128 Calhoun Falls Highway, Elberton, GA 30635  or to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Rest in peace, Mack - your jokes may have ended here but your legacy of laughter will live on forever in our hearts.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at 

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mack Schlock. 

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Friday, April 5, 2024

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

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