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"A Brief History of The York Rite in Douglasville"

Douglasville Commandery was organized July 31, 1975

 

Douglasville Commandery was organized July 31, 1975 at Douglasville, Georgia and the following were elected to serve under dispensation until a charter could be granted.

Commander.........................................................................Lee D. Holcomb
Generalissmo........................................................................J. Gordon McKenney
Captain General.....................................................................Edwards Kitchens
Senior Warden......................................................................P.B. Stephens
Junior Warden.......................................................................Charles A. Lott
Prelate...................................................................................J. Sheffield Thompson
Recorder-Treasurer.................................................................John G. Baggett III
Standard Bearer.......................................................................Leonard H. Queen, Sr.
Sword Bearer...........................................................................Loye Webb
Warder....................................................................................Virgil Dawson
Sentinel....................................................................................J. W. (Red) Davis

A Dispensation was issued by Right Eminent Sir Clinton O. Morris, Grand Commander of The Grand Commandery of the State of Georgia and with the help of many Sir Knights and especially Constantine Commandery No. 26 Marietta, Georgia a total of 43 were Knighted and the Charter was granted to Douglasville on May 13, 1976 at the Grand Commandery held in Decatur, Georgia. The Charter was delivered to Douglasville on May 25, 1976. Right Eminent Sir Clinton O. Morris was afforded the pleasure of presenting the Charter. The Class of May 29 gave a total of 53 Sir Knights as The Charter Class, a total of 51 Sir Knights coming from other Commanderies gave a total of 104 members. The first Concave under the Cahrter was held May 25, 1976, at which time the Commandery was constituted, and the following were elected to serve.

Commander...........................................................J. Gordon McKenny
Generalissmo.........................................................Edwards Kitchens
Captain General....................................................Charles A. Lott
Senior Warden......................................................James A. Moody
Junior Warden.......................................................Loye Webb
Prelate...................................................................Lee D. Holcomb
Treasurer...............................................................J. Sheffield Thompson
Recorder...............................................................Boyd J. Bryant
Standard Bearer....................................................Joseph D. Barnick
Sword Bearer........................................................John G. Gaggett III
Warder..................................................................Johnnir H. Collum
Sentinel..................................................................Jerry Moody

 

 

Officers of The Grand Commandry 2004/2005

 

Timothy M. Taylor, Sr................................R.E. Grand Commander

Charles B. Stephens..........V.E. Deputy Grand Commander

Ernest A. Fortham............................Em. Grand Generalissmo

Paul E. Wells...................Em Grand Captain General

Jeff  W. Hodges, Jr..................Em Grand Senior Warden

M. George Folendore Jr......................Em Grand Junior Warden

Rev. Bill Adams.....................................Em Grand Prelate

Joseph P. Suttles................................Em Grand Treasurer

F. Ray Jackson..................................Em Grand Recorder

C. Michael Ellis............................Em Grand Standard Bearer

James E. Stevens......................Em Grand Sword Bearer

Johnie M. Gamon..............Em Grand Warder

Joe. E. Turner....................................Em. Grand Sentinel

Grady T. Bozeman.............Em Grand Custodian of Work

 

 

 

 

Officers of Douglasville Commandry #40

2003/2004

 

Eminent Commander ………… Steven K. Dunaway

Generalissmo…….......………………Jerry D Rogers

Captain General……………….. John Fernander

Senior Warden ………..………Fred A. Lane Jr.

Junior Warden ………..............……Michael J. Waddell Sr.

Prelate ………………….…….. James B. Flanagin Jr.

Treasurer ……………..........…………. Larry D. Pattillo, Jr.

Recorder …………………….….. Emmet R. McCall Sr.

Standard Bearer ………………. Carl J. Gamel

Sword Bearer ..........…………………... Allan K. Couch

Warder ……………………... Steve L. Busby

Sentinel ………………………….. Gilbert A. Aldridge

 

 

 

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