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To All Departed Sir Knights
S. K. Finly S. Stanly
Past Grand Commander Louisiana
Born: August 13, 1922 Died: March 6, 2014
Funeral arrangements for Finly S. Stanly or as follows.
Hixson Funeral Home, 508 South Fifth St., Leesville LA. Phone 337-2392633
Visitation: Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 4 to 9pm.
Funeral: Monday, March 10 at 11:00am in First Baptist Church, Leesville LA.
Despite the St. address of the church it is on W. Texas St. (Hwy 8 W) and will be on your right when traveling west.
The full obituary should be on the funeral home website Saturday at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/hixson-funeral-home-leesville/en-us/index.page
The other Stanly in the obituaries is Finly's son. His Sisters obituary will probably be added on Saturday of Sunday unless her family uses another funeral home..
Finly was a Past Grand High Priest, Past Most Illustrious Grand Master and Past Grand Commander. He had served as Grand Lecturer of the Grand Chapter and Grand Council since 1989---longer than any one else in the history of our Grand Chapter.
The first time I visited Vernon chapter about 1960, only one man could say his part in the opening ceremony. They went from that level to being the premier degree conferring group in LA York Rite Masonry. They traveled all over the state conferring degrees in York Rite festivals for at least 20 years. I would estimate that Finly Stanly acted as Principal Sojourner in conferring the Royal Arch degree on more than 500 candidates over a period of 20 years or more.
Some 15 or 20 years ago, there was considerable talk about conferring all the Lodge degrees in one day. Personally, I was opposed to the idea. Finly Stanly gave me a complete new outlook on the subject with one sentence. He said, "I got all of mine on one day." Few men have contributed more time effort and ability to our fraternity than Finly Stanly.
Companions in Louisiana
S. K. Kenneth D. Buckley
Past Grand High Priest/Past Grand Commander Oklahoma
Past Convent General for the KYCH and Past Grand Resistrar
Passed away March 6, 2014
Funeral Service: 10 am, Monday, 10 March
at the Methodist church in Beggs, OK.
Gary Davis, Grand Sec/Rec
Oklahoma York Rite
Obituary for Kenneth Dale Buckley
Kenneth Dale Buckley, lifelong Beggs resident, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his daughter’s home in Norman. He was born September 4, 1925 in Beggs to the late Oscar E. and Golden Marie (Moore) Buckley. Kenneth served his county in the United State Military and retired as a Procurement Officer with the Army Corps of Engineers. He married his wife of 63 years, Wanda Potts on May 25, 1946.He was a faithful member of the Beggs United Methodist Church and served two terms as Mayor of Beggs. Kenneth was a member of the Beggs Masonic Lodge #319, a Knight of the York Cross of Honour, Knight Templar Priests, and The Red Cross of Constantine.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Oscar Ray Buckley and sisters, June Hubbell and Jean Parker. Survivors include his daughter, Nita Buckley Cochran and husband Jim of Norman, sons, Derald L. Buckley and wife Carlene of Sapulpa and Alan D. Buckley and wife Cathy of Newbury Park, California, a sister, Juanita Knauf of Santa Fe, New Mexico, nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Kenneth’s life will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 10, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Beggs with Reverend Rich Brasher officiating assisted by Kenneth’s grandchildren, Kenneth “K.C.” Culbert and Cara Buckley Moss. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Gary Davis, Bobby Barnett, Elwood Isaacs, Jerry Hammond, Jon Giddings, and Billy Paul Anderson.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the www.mcclendon-winters.com McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, PO Box 2406, Edmond, Oklahoma 73083.
S. K. Burt Franklin Lee,
Past GHP 2006,
Past Regional Dep Gen GHP, Past Gen Gr Chap Ambassador to AR
Burt Franklin Lee, 56, of Lafe, died February 4, 2014 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Burt was born July 20, 1957 to William Alexander and Shelba (Weaver) Lee in Walnut Ridge. Mr. Lee was an active member of the Masons, Eastern Star and the York Rite, and the Fire Chief at Lafe. Burt is preceded in death by his father William, two brothers and one sister. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Ellana Deniece of the home, mother, Shelba Lee, children, Burt Alexander Lee (Nicole) of Lafe, Deborah Deniece Smith of Sedgwick, Keith (Audrey) Lee of Bono, six grandchildren, brother, Ronnie Lee of Clarksville, Tennessee, sisters, Sue Simpson of Fontaine and Kelly Nelson of Walnut Corner. Services will be 10AM Friday February, 7 in the Heath Colonial Chapel with Mark Walker officiating, burial will be in the Laredo Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Sign online guestbook www.heathfuneralhome.com.
Past GHP 2006, Past Regional Dep Gen GHP, Past Gen Gr Chap Ambassador to AR, PMIGM 2002, PGC 2009
KYCH Albert Pike #20 Past prior 2005 / Registrar
HRAKTP Holy Grail #11, Past Prior / Registrar
RCC St. Giles Past Sovereign
Order of Sword & Trowel Past TIM / Registrar
Order of High Priesthood Past President
Knight Masons AR #80 Past Excellent Chief
YRSC AR #142 Past Governor 2009-2010, OPC
Omar E. Hager, KCT, PGC, 102 of Beardstown,
died Sunday, January 19, 2014
at Heritage Health in Beardstown
He was born January 9, 1912 in Beardstown the son of Clarence and Maye Harris Hager. He married Beatrice Nelson and she died June 19, 1974. He later married Evelyn Benson who also died.
Surviving is his step granddaughter Nancy Peterson of Iowa; his step great granddaughter Laura Webster of Iowa; his sister-in-law Phyllis Hager of Beardstown, several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first and second wife, a step daughter Patricia Nelson, a step son Robert Nelson, a step great grandson Jeffrey Phippen, three brothers Vern, Ben, and Dale Hager, two sisters Betty Braden and Margaret Brockman, two nieces Janet Fyke and Jennifer Marie Hager, and a special nephew William “Bill” Hager.
Omar graduated from Beardstown High School and in 1934 from the University of Illinois School of Commerce and Business Administration. He worked on his family farm for two years and then moved to Chicago and worked for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company until it closed in 1946. He then worked at Federated Metals in Indiana for two years and after that he moved to California to work with his college roommate to work in a paint pigment plant which later closed. Omar moved back to Indiana to work in the Business Office of the Hammond City School where he retired from in 1975. Omar enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Omar was of the Methodist Faith. He was very active and proud member of the Masons in the Chicago and Indiana area. Omar was raised to a Master Mason in East Chicago Lodge No. 595 on March 16, 1938. He received his Chapter Degrees on November 14, 1938, his Council Degrees on March 1, 1939 and his Commandery Orders on November 6, 1942. He Served the Indiana Grand Commandery as Right Eminent Grand Commander in 1971-72. He received the Knight Commander of the Temple in 2003. He was a member for over fifty years and received many awards for the positions he held as a Mason.
A service of remembrance was held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Sager Funeral Home, 202 East 8th Street in Beardstown, IL 62618. Phone: (217) 323-2001.
Memorials have been suggested Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice, Culbertson Gardens, or Heritage Health Activity Fund.
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