Sickness & Distress

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  • Alford Chapter in Aurora has lost another member last night.
    Gaylon Hargrove was a 50 plus member of Ophelia 55 in Cadiz and a duel member at Alford 455.
    His funeral will be at Goodwin Funeral Home , 138 Main St. Cadiz, Ky.
    Sunday 1-3 pm. Masonic Rites at 3pm and Eastern Star Rites right afterwards.
    Prayers for family.

  • Eastern Star Funeral for Geraldine Coley is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9th at Watson-Hunt Funeral Home on Elizabethtown Rd., Leitchfield at 6 PM Central Time.
    Funeral will be Friday, Jan. 10th at same location at 11 AM Central Time, and burial will be at Louisville Memorial Gardens in Louisville.

  • Geraldine Coley passed away Jan. 5, 2014. She affiliated with Leitchfield Chapter #26 on May 20, 1993. She was initiated into Purity Chapter #116 on Nov. 17, 1955. Her and her late husband, Murley Coley were devoted members and she held many offices. Her sister is Vannie Miltimore. Her husband died on Jan. 5, 2001, exactly 13 years ago. She will be missed by all. The arrangements haven’t been made as yet, probably will be made Tuesday. My prediction is that we’ll have an OES Funeral, Wednesday evening and funeral Thursday. She’ll be buried at Louisville Memorial Gardens.

  • Please keep my family in your prayers. My dad, James Townsend (Board member for Rob Morris Home) lost his brother Goerge Townsend Christmas Day. The services will be Monday December 30 at Mt Bryd Christian Church in Milton, KY visitation from 3 – 6 with service at 6.

  • Please keep Karen Nation (wife of Rick Nation Grand Master of KY) in your prayers. Karen’s mother passed on Christmas Eve. The memorial service will be Sunday December 29 at 3pm at Shelbyville Masonic Home Chapel.

    Rhonda Martin
    Worthy Matron of Rob Morris No. 114

  • Prayers requested for member of Crescent Hill Chapter #265, Bill Hack, formerly of Louisville Chapter that merged with Crescent Hill. Bill had amputation below his right knee 11/14/13 at Baptist Health Systems in Louisville and had rehab there, and he come home Saturday 11/30/13 . I talked to Linda Hack, his wife, Saturday morning and she said his doctor said he was doing great for two weeks out of surgery. Bill is 30 year member and Linda is 36 year member of Crescent Hill Chapter #265 , District 1. Please pray for Bill and Linda.

  • Arrangements for Peggy Taylor, widow of PGP Roy Taylor, will be Viewing on Tuesday, November 26, from 5-8 pm and Funeral on Wednesday, November 27, at 1:00 pm. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel 302 Carr Street Fulton, KY 42041 Funeral Home Phone # 270-472-1412 Donations may be made to Crutchfield United Methodist Church or any Charity of Choice. Cards of Sympathy may be sent to her daughter: Nancy Grasfeder; 197 State Route 924; Fulton, KY 42041. Thank you, Nancy

  • The following was in the South Carolina OES newsletter.
    The Philippines (From “The Lighthouse News” e-newsletter of South Carolina)

    Prayers Requested –
    Donations as you’re able –

    Sisters and Brethren,
    Eastern Star Chapters: Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Negros were on the direct path of the Typhoon. Leyte and Samar has witnessed massive destruction and loss of life. Communicating is impossible at this time.
    Donations can go to the GGC office in DC marked for the Philippines.
    Let our hearts come together in our love for one another!

    Glenda G. Winchester, RWAGC, PGM SC

    (Sister Glenda has hit the nail square on the head. We as individuals, Chapters and Grand Chapters need to come together to meet this test of true love for one another. Otherwise, why do we exist? —Joe Goode, editor)

    Note: You can go to the General Grand Chapter (GGC) web site mentioned above to make donations. The GGC web site is When the page opens, click on the link “Permanent Disaster Relief Fund Established” which is in red at the top of the page. —Martha

  • Dovie Hamlet has been moved via ambulance today 10/23/13 to Sam Swope Center Rehab on Masonic Home ground property off Frankfort Avenue , Louisville, KY. Dovie has not been able to walk , only few steps today. Doctor says she will have about 10 days of Therapy , She will get another epidural injection about 11/5/13 and the 3rd epidural injection 11/16/13, Her Heart doctor talked with her at the Hospital and he wants to perform Heart Surgery on her as soon as time allows. Please pray extra prayers for Dovie and her children.

    Georgana Clark
    Crescent Hill Chapter #265

  • From Sister Georgana Clark –
    Dovie Hamlet of Crescent Hill Chapter 265, District 1, has been in Baptist Health Systems on Kresge/Breckenridge Lane since 10/17/13 , She has had a fragmented disk in his back that has been floating around pressing on a nerve, She asked for Epidurals to be given to her, ir that does not help, then she will be having back surgery, Please pray for Dovie.

    Georgana Clark
    Crescent Hill Chapter #265

  • From Sis. Helen Rutledge.

    I would like to encourage each of you to either send a card or note to our members who are either at the Masonic Home or the Eastern Star Home. Many were active members for several years and enjoy getting visits and cards from other Chapter members. Besides Sis. Helen, please keep Sis. Janell Hack of Leitchfield Chapter in your prayers. She fell about a month ago. Nothing was broken but she is still feeling the effects of the bruising. Also, Sis. Stella Viers of Evening Star Chapter would appreciate cards and visits. With the passing of Sis. Ruth Rowland who was a dear friend I think Sis. Stella could use some cheering up. If the Good Lord is willing, Sis. Stella will celebrate her 95th birthday this coming February.

  • From Sister Harriett Derr – Dear Friends, It is again, my sad task to send the following news. We lost our second Life Care resident this month, with the passing of Sister Lillian Matheney. She passed at approximately 8:15 this morning. She was a member of Fairdale Chapter and the Mother of Diane Edwards. Lillian was a lovely lady who always enjoyed a good chat and she loved to read. She will be greatly missed.

    Star love, Harriett

  • Dovie Hamlet, member of Crescent Hill Chapter #265 OES is a patient in 645 (Cancer Floor) at Baptist Health Systems (formerly named Baptist East Hospital ) in Louisville, KY. She was admitted 10/17/13 with severe back, hip, leg pain and could not walk. She had MRI and diagnosed with herniated disk floating touching on her spine. I visited with her today 10/20/13 and she said it is her choosing to have three Epidural’s. If this does not help, then she will have surgery on her back. Please pray for her.

    • Harmon Lee Hamblin, age 79, of Gibson Bay Drive in Richmond passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Baptist Health in Lexington following a short illness.
      He was born September 8, 1934 in Richmond and was the son of the late James Anderson and Adrienne Kearns Hamblin. He was a Kentucky State employee and a member of the Florence Baptist Temple. He was also a member of the Irvine Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM and the Eastern Star.
      He had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Fox Hamblin. He is survived by:
      1 Daughter: Beth Pack & husband, Alan Burlington
      1 Son: Wayne Hamblin & wife, Theresa Estill Co.
      2 Sisters: Lois Jo Eversole Richmond
      Eva Mae Combs Buckhorn
      3 Brothers: Foster Hamblin & wife, Helen Texas
      Russell Hamblin & wife, Nancy Lee Richmond
      Anthony Hamblin & wife, Virginia Georgetown
      6 Grandchildren: Jennifer Copper, Joshua Hamblin, Alyssa Pack, Abby Pack, Nicole Murphy and Justin Burgess
      He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bernice Hamblin, 2 sisters, Ronola Hamblin and Dronna Hamblin and 1 brother, James Hamblin.

      Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, October 16, 11:30 AM at the Waco Baptist Church by Bro. Fred Livingood. Friends may call after 10 AM Wednesday at the Church.
      In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the National Stroke Association.

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  • Brother Phil Woods passed Monday, Oct. 7th. Eastern Star and Masonic services will be conducted on Wed., Oct. 9th at Hindman Funeral Services. He was a member of Rose of Sharon #570 in District 6 and has served as Worthy Patron, Associate Patron, and District Deputy. Please keep his wife, Sister Chip, and the family in your prayers.

  • Bad news from Victory Chap #447. ETHEL BROWN’S husband, JAMES BROWN, passed away Monday morning, a little before 2 AM. He has been in the hospital for tests for several days and really has not been well for quite some time.

    At this early time details are not known, but we will advise everyone when arrangements are made.

    Thanks, Margaret Meador

  • Leora Burkholder, the mother of our Grand Electa, Dora Vanderhoof, died on October 2nd. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at Lyndon Baptist Church, 8025 New LaGrange Road, Louisville KY

  • Martha Cash, sister of Nancy Pruitt, has been seriously hurt in an automobile accident. please keep Martha and her family in your prayers.

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