Our Lodge held its annual dinner honoring our Widows and those receiving service awards on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Our late Master, Bro. Buddy Wallace, arranged for Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore to issue a proclamation designating August 12 as “Ed Tanner Day” in Boone County, in honor of Bro. Ed’s service as our Lodge Secretary from 2009 through 2016. Amazingly, we were able to keep this a secret from Bro. Ed until the time of the presentation. Most Worshipful Past Grand Master and Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer Keith Dreier and State Senator John Schickel joined us on this special day to honor Bro. Ed, our widows and all others receiving awards. Our members, family and guests enjoyed a day of good food and good fellowship as we celebrated another year in the history of our Lodge.
It was with heavy heart that the Brothers of Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 assembled for our Lodge’s first stated meeting following the death of our Master, Buddy Wallace. Our Senior Warden, Worshipful Bro. Jason Wallace, presided as Acting Master. Our charter was draped in Bro. Buddy’s memory.
Worshipful Bro. Dave Regan of Latonia Lodge No. 746 presented Worshipful Bro. Ed Tanner with a plaque honoring his years of service to the Covington Scottish Rite 31st Degree Team. Bro. Ed is a 50 year Scottish Rite Mason.
We had a nice turnout of visitors from other Lodges. We always appreciate our Brothers who make the trip to Petersburg and we try to be sure that our guests feel welcome and at home!
Pictured above are Bro. Ernie Stratton (304, 926), Dave Regan (746), Larry York (220, 362), Robby Ratliff (362, 694), Jason Wallace (926, 264), Ed Tanner (304, 926), Chuck Yocom (746), Brian Carroll (95), Gary Caldwell (362), Cliff McKinley (362) and Ira Brockman (746).
Due to the death of our beloved Master, Henry S. “Buddy” Wallace, Jr., the office of Master of our Lodge is now vacant.
An election will be held at our stated meeting on September 12, 2017 to fill the office of Master, and any other offices which may become vacant at that time.
It is with profound sorrow that I must report to you the death of our beloved Worshipful Master, Bro. Buddy Wallace.
Bro. Buddy was initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on April 4, 1967, passed to the Degree of a Fellow Craft on November 21, 1967 and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on January 23, 1968. He affiliated with Burlington Lodge No. 264 on February 12, 1976 and with Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 on June 12, 2012.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm with a Masonic service during visitation at Burlington Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12pm at Church.
Bro. Buddy was a devoted and faithful member of our Fraternity and our Lodge. He worked tirelessly on behalf of Masonry. We mourn his loss.
Henry “Buddy” Wallace, 79, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence. He worked as a truck driver with Manfredi Logistics for many years. Buddy was Past Master and very active in the Burlington Masonic Lodge No. 264 and Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 in Petersburg. He enjoyed archery and was an avid NASCAR fan. Preceded in death by his wife Janice Wallace in 2013 and sons Robin Wallace in 2009 and Henry S. Wallace III in 1980. Survivors include his sons Jason (Mary Beth) Wallace of Burlington and Donnie (Jennifer) Wallace of Bellevue, sister Bessie Mabel Wallace, grandchildren Summer Wallace, Devin Wallace, Rayah Wallace and Julia Wallace, great grandchildren Brandon Sterling, Joshua Brown, Javion Brown, and Drew Wallace. Visitation will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm with a Masonic service during visitation at Burlington Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12pm at Church. Burial will be held at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Burlington Masonic Lodge No. 264, P.O. Box 62, Burlington, KY 41005. Condolences can be sent at http://www.serenityfuneralcare.com.