Rootwalker--Obituary for George Washington McGahey 09-11-1924

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Obituary for George Washington MCGAHEY

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Hickman County News
Centreville, Hickman Co., Tenn.
Thurs. Sept. 11, 1924


     George Washington MCGAHEY, 92 years of age and a respected citizen of Lyles, died Thursday evening at his home after several days of illness complicated with the infirmities of age.  The remains were interred on Friday afternoon, funeral services being in charge of the Lyles lodge of Masons.
     Decased  was born August 4, 1832, and was married three times during his long and useful life.  He was the father of thirteen children, nine of whom survive with other relatives and many friends in the northern part of the county.  He was a devout Christian character and a man of strict integrity and high ideals, whose passing brings sorrow to the hearts of those who knew him.


Lyles Lodge U. D. F. and A. M.
Lyles, Tennessee

     We the undersigned committee offer the following resolution on the life and character of our Worshipful Master and beloved brother, George Washington MCGAHEY:
     Bro. MCGAHEY was born on August 4, 1832, and departed this life August 28, 1924, making his stay on earth ninety-two years and twenty four days.  He was married three times in life and was the father of thirteen children, nine of whom survive him.
     His life was one of usefulness, largely being spent in the service of God and his fellowmen being a proclaimer of the gospel for about twenty years.  He was a devoted Mason, an advocate of right and an enemy of all wrong-doing; always upholding the principles of Masonry, endeavoring to practice out of the Lodge duties inculcated in it.  He was a lover of Masonry; was always present at the assemblage of the Craft whenever it was possible for him, and ever ready to lend a helping hand.  He was very instrumental in organizing our new Lodge at Lyles.
     He had been a Mason for sixty-two years.  During that time he had been a member of several different Lodges.  Among them, a Lodge in Columbia, Tenn.; Trinity Lodge, No 501, Shady Grove, Tenn.; and Pinewood Lodge, No 606, of which he was Past Master.  Having filled other offices of importance as well.
     We feel very keenly the loss of this good and useful man, who had so long been a true and faithful brother among us.
     We hope by living as we should, and as God demands, to meet him in that brighter and better home; that place not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens where the Grand Architect of the Universe reigns supreme.
                                                  L. S. HARRELL
                                                  C. W. LOVELL
                                                  S. C. FEREBEE.



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