Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Brother's Passing


On September 30, Bro. Anton “Tony” Felthaus passed. The lodge sent a delegation to the grave side for a Masonic service. Bro. Felthaus was 86. He we raised a Master Mason on May 16, 1960.

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From West Family Funeral Services: "Mr. Felthaus was born September 8, 1924 in Buncombe County to the late Frank and Bessie Caldwell Felthaus. He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards class of 1943. Mr. Felthaus served during World War II on the USS Thomas. For over 30 years he owned and operated Quality Bakery in West Asheville, following that he served on the Board of Directors of the N. C. Long Term Care Association. Mr. Felthaus was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Mt. Herman Masonic Lodge No. 118, Oasis Temple of Charlotte and Oasis Mountain Buggies.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Patterson Felthaus of Asheville; sons, Tony Felthaus and wife Donna of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Jeff Felthaus and wife Celia of Davidson; sisters, Francis Fletcher of Rockledge, Fla. and Teenie Pettit of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jonathan Felthaus and wife Heather, Ellen Forbes and husband David, Ashley Felthaus and Erica Felthaus and great grandson, Patrick Graeme Felthaus.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lukemia and Lymphomia Society, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28210."

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Soft and safe to thee, my Brother, be thy resting place! Bright and glorious be thy rising from it! Fragrant be the acacia sprig that there shall flourish! May the earliest buds of spring unfold their beauties o'er thy resting place, and there may the sweetness of the summer's last rose linger longest! Though the winds of Autumn may destroy the loveliness of their existence, yet the destruction is not final, and in the springtime, they shall surely bloom again. So, in the bright morning of the resurrection, thy spirit shall spring into newness of life and expand in immortal beauty, in realms beyond the skies.



Until then, dear Brother, until then, farewell!

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Mount Hermon Lodge #118 was chartered in 1848 by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Housed in the Asheville Masonic Temple, our Stated Communication meets on the first Thursday of each month with an open dinner at 6:30pm and the meeting following at 7:30pm.