Hickman County News
Centreville, Hickman Co., Tenn.
Thurs. Sept. 11, 1924
AGED LYLES CITIZEN PASSES TO ETERNITY
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.
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
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.