Jack L. Quesinberry – Service Information

My Brothers All:  Below are the dates and times of the visitation and services for RW Jack L. Quesinberry 33° who passed to the Celestial Lodge above on the 26th of October 2017.   I talked with Senior Pastor Rusty Belcher last night and he indicated that the travel from the church to the cemetery can vary somewhat so I am suggesting that we be a bit early at the cemetery to ensure that those in attendance are not waiting for us to arrive.
  • Thursday the 2nd of November from 5pm to 7pm visitation will take place at the church.
  • Friday the 3rd of November at 10am the Funeral Services will be held at the church.
  • Friday the 3rd of November following the Funeral Service at the church Brother Jack will be transported to Woodlawn Cemetery for burial.  Anticipated arrival is 11:30.
A Graveside Masonic Service will be conducted at the gravesite upon the arrival of Bro Jacks remains and those who will follow the motorcade procession to Woodlawn from the church.  Arrival at Woodlawn by Masons attending should be at 11:15 AM with the Graveside Service anticipated at 11:45 AM.  After talking with the Pastor last evening and WM Clawson this morning, these times are a best estimate and might put us there a bit early, but better to be early than late.  It is suggested that we encourage Brothers to be at Woodlawn by 11:15 AM so we are ready to deliver the service upon arrival of the processional.  The military portion will also be conducted at the gravesite as well as a short interment service by Pastor Rusty.
Church Address:
First United Methodist Church – Winter Garden, FL
125 N Lakeview Ave.
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Cemetery Address:
Woodlawn Cemetery
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL 34734
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact myself or W:.M:. Peacock.  Thanks all!  Bro Chet          
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”

The Passing of M\W\ John R. Givens, Past Grand Master in 2003



We are very sad to inform you of the passing of M\W\ John R. Givens, Past Grand Master in 2003. He passed away peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning, August 14, 2015, at the Legacy House at the Hospice in Marion County. M\W\ Givens will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was a wonderful, kind man that touched the lives of so many. Please keep Mrs. Claudia Givens and the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences and sympathy cards may be sent to their home at 2227 NW 47th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34482-8781.

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Ocala – John R. Givens, 76 years, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Panama City, Florida, passed to the Celestial Lodge on Friday, August 14, 2015. John was born on March 4, 1939 in Pontiac, Michigan; son to the late Benjamin Lomond and Elizabeth (Thornbough) Givens.
He lived his life in Michigan until moving to Panama City, FL in 1989 and to Ocala in 2012. He graduated from Pontiac Central High School in June of 1957 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on July 7, 1957 and was honorably discharged on July 7, 1963. After his discharge he was employed as an O.S.&D. and customer relations clerk with a trucking company in Escanaba, MI and then worked for General Motors Truck and Coach in the material division until retiring in April, 1986. Johns hobbies included singing, hunting, fishing and collecting knives. In 1984 he joined the Orion Lodge#46, Michigan and in 1990 he demitted to St. Andrews Lodge#212, Panama City, FL where he served as Worshipful Master in 1993. John later served as D.D.G.M. in 1997 and served as Grand Master of Masons in Florida in 2003 – 2004. John was a working Mason both in Ritual and in Assistance. He belonged to several appended bodies which included the York Rite, Scottish Rite, the Red Cross of Constantine and the Shaddai Shrine of Panama City, FL. John and his lady Claudia were members of the St. Andrews Chapter#223 of The Order of the Eastern Star.
John was also preceded in death by his sister Susie, brothers Hubert, Kenneth and LeRoy and his step-father Albert Harrelson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Claudia of Ocala; sons John (Kaelyn) and Joe (Emily); sisters Betty Murphy, Joean Hodge and Norma Derocher; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter; mother-in-law Margaret Schwartz; sisters-in-law Patti (Randel) and Susan (John); brother-in-law Michael (Judy).
A Masonic Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:00PM at the Ocala Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3632 NE 7th Street, Ocala, FL 34470. Fellowship will follow at the Scottish Rite immediately after the Memorial Service.  John will later be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
Memorial Contributions in John’s memory may be to the Masonic Home of Florida Residents Fund, P.O Box 1020, Jacksonville, FL 32201.
Condolences may be expressed to http://www.hiers-baxley.com/obituaries/John-Givens-2/#!/Obituary.

M\W\ Steven P. Boring, Grand Master, has requested that all the Particular Lodges drape their Altars for one month in memory of our beloved Past Grand Master.

District 17 Memorial Lodge Funeral Service Announcement for Brother George Allen Collett


District 17 Memorial Lodge

Funeral Service Announcement


Service: No. 2015-10

Name of Brother: George Allen Collett

Date and place of Birth: February 22, 1929

Date and place of Death: April 21, 2015 @ Clermont, Florida

Date of Service: Saturday. April 25, 2015

Service Requested By: Daughter

Type of Service: Graveside

Location of Service: Woodlawn Cemetery

Address: 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd.

Phone: 407.293.9217

Assembly Time: 10:30 AM

Time of Service: 11:00 AM

Master of Ceremonies: Chet King

Lodge History: EA Mar. 10, 1964

FC May 26, 1964

MM June 29, 1964

Lodge Name & Number: Orlando Lodge No. 69

Received 50 Year Service Award – June, 2014

Other: Past Master Orlando No. 69 – 1978 & 2005

Past Member of Scottish Rite & Shrine