The North Carolina Mason

September/October 2018

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September/October 2018 The North Carolina Mason Page 15 WELCOME OUR NEW BROTHERS Vadella, Gregory Charles 1 St John's Pierce, Nathan Yakim 1 St John's Edwards, Shawn Anthony 8 Phoenix Rolofson, Samuel Paul 8 Phoenix Spooner, Luke Thomas 8 Phoenix Kovic, Jaffer Jeffrey 31 Phalanx Miller, Donald Joseph 31 Phalanx Blevins, Franklin Dean 45 Liberty Cooper, Jonathan Anthony 53 Hall Ervin, John Leslie 81 Zion Hawkins, Jonathan Eric 81 Zion Lee, Michael Todd 81 Zion Pridgen, Daniel Steven 81 Zion Hayes, Shawn Matthew 83 Lafayette Maldonado-Rivera, John Anthony 83 Lafayette Craft, Dewayne Addison 104 Orr Cockerham, Adam Michael 113 Person Wright III, Joe Griffin 113 Person Bedino, Ryan Louis 115 Holly Springs Fluke, John Christian 122 Oxford Wood, Justin Lee 125 Mill Creek Shepard, Seth Thomas 143 Mt. Vernon Barnes, Jeffrey Patrick 145 Junaluskee Halpin, Leslie Marvin 147 Palmyra Tart, Kendall James 147 Palmyra Loar, David Wayne 218 William G. Hill Davis, Rodney Kenneth 248 Catawba Bowron, William Francis 249 Pythagoras Melton, Danlin Burke 249 Pythagoras Bailey, Tyler Anthony 257 Kenly Hernandez, David A. 258 Fuquay Griffin, Joseph Robert 263 Gaston Hooper, Chad Gwen 263 Gaston Measmer, Matthew Blair 263 Gaston Greeson, Steven Lee 271 Tabasco Twiford, Trenton Cole 317 Eureka Moszcienski, Ryan Allen 319 Wilmington Harbin, Roy Anthony 339 Fairview Mau, Donald Glenn 359 Mount Vernon Harmon Sr, Michael Steven 369 Gastonia Harris, Ward Vincent 369 Gastonia Hodges, Richard Bond 377 Youngsville Matthews, Jesse LaDean 379 Coharie Ellis, Nathan Carson 380 Granville Harkless, Trevor Ray 381 Forest City Beere, James Francis 391 Lebanon De Water Jr, Chris Van 391 Lebanon Ostendorf, Robert Kyle 391 Lebanon Kallam Jr, Dennis James 409 Bula Boncek, Christopher Michael 413 James A. Johnson Cody, Charles Devan 427 Oconee Stiles, Robert Floyd 427 Oconee Wiggins, Robert Glenn 427 Oconee Cates, Earl Monroe 431 Relief House Jr, Anthony Wallace 431 Relief Vinson, Donald Kevin 435 Blue Ridge Alley, Robert Jay 446 Biltmore Freeman, Caleb Andrew 446 Biltmore Golden, Tyler Adam 446 Biltmore Markle, Robert Stephen 446 Biltmore Arehart, Reese Christiano 473 Lexington Memorial Livengood, David Harris 491 Hominy Bellingham, Daniel Ross 492 Thomas M. Holt Gray, Austin Guy 493 Pilot Harding, Peter Keith 532 Hamlet Walker, Robert Matthew 552 Revolution Willis, Jacob Warren 554 Vesper Best, Michael Eric 568 Doric Mazzaro, Francis Nicholas 576 Andrew Jackson Brackett, Richard Keith 579 Casar Beatty, Stephen Jacob 579 Casar Childers, Christopher Glenn 579 Casar Sibelius Jr, Gilbert Tuangco 584 Apex Hart, Phillip Speight 616 Round Peak Ferson, Ryan Michael 626 Cannon Memorial Katanguri, Srujan Kumar Reddy 626 Cannon Memorial Garrett, Josiah Matthew 637 Yadkin Falls Stark, Alexander Edward 658 Beulaville Duncan, Connor Leoso 663 Black Mountain Haradji, Majid Ruben Galvez 667 Ft. Bragg Hasan-Hussein, Sincere Salam 667 Ft. Bragg Orr, Jake Landon 672 Robbinsville Scott, Michael Steven 676 Temple Bartlett, Edward Hoston Barefoot 679 Creasy Proctor Hyde Jr, Burton Eugene 679 Creasy Proctor Black, Chance Logan 688 Cherry Point Hawley, Rondel Glenn 699 Asheboro King, Jason Lynn 699 Asheboro Esposito, David Franklin 703 Albemarle Roberts, Nathaniel Shay 709 Conover Posadas, Christopher Victor 733 Stump Sound Anderson, Charlie Marvin 737 Steele Creek Lewis, Ronald Patrick 737 Steele Creek Mullis, James Gaither 749 Truth Skinner, Jason Hyatt 755 Clemmons Lougee, Robert Paul 758 Oak Island Chaney, David William 759 James K. Polk Fisher, Michael Aaron 759 James K. Polk Taper, Colin Rendell 765 Ashlar Brotherly connection helps mourning family By omas Pope Few things in life – and death – are as strong as the connection of brother to brother. Just ask Fayetteville's Bob Renegar, who has been a licensed mortician for 57 years. Renegar, who was raised in 1964, is a member of Creasy Proctor #679. He started in the business in 1961 but left it about eight years later to pursue a career with Nationwide insurance. He kept his state mortician's license updated throughout his other career, and he has spent the past 15 years working part-time at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service in Fayetteville. In early April, he got a call from a woman whose husband had died. Her rst question: Is this mortuary owned by a Mason? "No, ma'am, the owner is not a Mason," he said. "But we have one on the sta." Her husband, she said, had always insisted that his arrangements be handled by a mortuary with a Masonic connection. Masonry runs strong in this family. Her late husband, their son and their son-in- law were all Masons. "Maybe 5 percent of the services we do involve Masonic rites," Renegar said, adding that he'd only witnessed "maybe 25, 30" such services. at's a surprisingly low number, considering there are more than 36,000 Freemasons in North Carolina. Masons in North Carolina qualify for Masonic burial/memorial rites as soon as they have become Entered Apprentices. (Brethren who have been suspended lose their eligibility until such time as they are "healed" with their lodge.) But nothing happens if a brother doesn't make his wishes — his nal wishes — known to those closest to him. e Grand Lodge has a way to simplify the process. A form on the Grand Lodge website ( under the "Educational Resources" tab covers a variety of topics, including: where a brother wishes for his Masonic rites to be held; active and honorary pallbearers; the disposition of his apron and Masonic jewelry, and much more. Access the form here: https:// "It's critical that close family members are informed and understand the importance of the ceremony to Masons," said Grand Master Speed Hallman. "I suggest the brethren review the ceremo- nies in the Grand Lodge Funeral Manual and the Masonic Ceremo- nies booklet, and provide written instructions to family members, religious leaders and lodge secre- taries." Making your wishes known oers comfort to a Mason's family and helps them know how best to honor the wishes of their husband, father, son or brother. It also gives each brother the chance to make a nal, lasting statement to the world by making Masonic funeral rites part of going home. Brother Bob Renegar was in the right place at the right me when the wife of a brother called for help.

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