Leesville Masonic Lodge No. 240 Free & Accepted Masons

Leesville Masonic Lodge No. 240 Free & Accepted Masons Leesville Lodge meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month. We are governed under the laws of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana F&AM.

Operating as usual

08/28/2021

Worshipful Brother Harold Lafoe honorary procession. Alas my brother.

08/25/2021

Memorial service for Worshipful Brother Harold Lafoe will be this Saturday at 2pm at the First Baptist Church of Leesville on hwy 8. MM will meet at 1230 til 1pm at Leesville Lodge Will need as many as can come

08/24/2021

Due to increase in Covid cases. Leesville Lodge will be suspending the meeting for August.

08/24/2021

Its with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our own. Worshipful Brother Harold Lafoe, P.M. passed away late yesterday evening. Please keep Sister Debra Lafoe and the rest of the family in your prayers.

Timeline Photos
07/20/2021

Timeline Photos

52 years ago today, Right Worshipful Brother Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. stepped down on the surface of the moon. Bro. Buzz Aldrin is a member of Clear Lake Lodge, No. 1417, AF&AM in Seabrook, Texas and in his pocket he carried a Special Deputation from the Grand Master of Masons in Texas J. Guy Smith, constituting him a Special Deputy of the Grand Master and authorizing him to open a Lodge of Master Masons in Ample Form without the necessary number of Master Masons present to do so. As the legend goes: for a few minutes, Bro. Aldrin's radio was silent, as he opened and closed Tranquility Lodge #2000 there, 384,000 kilometers from the nearest Lodge.

Matthew 5:9 (KJ): Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.   Danny Hunt slipped off to...
06/29/2021

Matthew 5:9 (KJ): Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.

Danny Hunt slipped off to his reward on Friday, June 26, 2021 at Dubuis/Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a lifelong resident of New Llano/Leesville, Louisiana who loved and served his community with devotion. Danny was the oldest son of Murray Clyde and Virginia Hunt of Leesville, LA and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Debby Mace. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Johnson Hunt of New Llano, LA; two sons, Christopher Ahmed and wife Beth Ahmed of Sicily Island, LA and Jeremy Hunt of New Llano, LA; daughter, Samantha Maybern and husband Jarod Maybern of Fort Bragg, NC; five grandchildren, Ryleigh Ahmed, Peyton Ahmed, Cade Ahmed, Liam Maybern, and Elijah Maybern; sister, Dechelle Kreyenbuhl and husband John Kreyenbuhl; three brothers, Denny Hunt and wife Donna Hunt, David Hunt and wife Shirley Hunt, and Derry Hunt and wife Sandra Hunt all of Leesville, LA; and nieces and nephews, Lauren Kreyenbuhl, Logan Kreyenbuhl, Dustin Hunt, Courtney Hunt, Casey Hunt and wife Amber, Kelsey Street and husband Josh, Alesha Cavanaugh and husband Jim, Megan Carlock, Bobby Mace, Joe Fuller and wife Grace, Karen Hillman and husband Dobin Hillman, Steven Paddy and wife J.J. and Stephanie Paddy and husband Jamie; and many great nieces and great nephews that he loved with all his heart.
Danny had a true servant’s heart. He was always serving God first and his community. Everyone knew the coffee pot was on and he would tell anyone and everyone, “Come and drink some coffee.” Danny loved serving as a police officer, fi****ms instructor, Louisiana Hunter Safety Course Instructor, Notary, and as a past DARE Officer. He has proudly served at both the City of Leesville Police Department and the Vernon Parish Sheriff Department. His heart belonged to the community of New Llano where he was currently serving as the Chief of Police. He served the West CenLa Shrine Club as President for many years, was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #240, and a board member of Vernon Action Council of Leesville. Through all of his community service he was a proud Wampus Cat, Class of ‘77.
Danny loved Facebook and sharing his positive words of wisdom with his friends and family. He never let being an amputee slow him down and was an inspiration for so many others in his life. He led by example showing others that no matter the hardships one will face, there is always something that one can do and an opportunity to give back to one’s community. Danny was a strong man of faith that never faltered. Even when things were the hardest, he would say, “I am not worried, I believe in God and I know where I am going.”

EOW: June 26, 2021 Mark NL1 10-7. Go to your reward good and faithful servant, we got it from here, we promise to remember your kindness for others and pay it forward.

Matthew 25:23: His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord”.

Funeral services for Danny will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with Reverends Sandy Guinn, Mark Christian, and Justin Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation will begin at the church on Monday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until the time of service.

Matthew 5:9 (KJ): Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.

Danny Hunt slipped off to his reward on Friday, June 26, 2021 at Dubuis/Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a lifelong resident of New Llano/Leesville, Louisiana who loved and served his community with devotion. Danny was the oldest son of Murray Clyde and Virginia Hunt of Leesville, LA and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Debby Mace. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Johnson Hunt of New Llano, LA; two sons, Christopher Ahmed and wife Beth Ahmed of Sicily Island, LA and Jeremy Hunt of New Llano, LA; daughter, Samantha Maybern and husband Jarod Maybern of Fort Bragg, NC; five grandchildren, Ryleigh Ahmed, Peyton Ahmed, Cade Ahmed, Liam Maybern, and Elijah Maybern; sister, Dechelle Kreyenbuhl and husband John Kreyenbuhl; three brothers, Denny Hunt and wife Donna Hunt, David Hunt and wife Shirley Hunt, and Derry Hunt and wife Sandra Hunt all of Leesville, LA; and nieces and nephews, Lauren Kreyenbuhl, Logan Kreyenbuhl, Dustin Hunt, Courtney Hunt, Casey Hunt and wife Amber, Kelsey Street and husband Josh, Alesha Cavanaugh and husband Jim, Megan Carlock, Bobby Mace, Joe Fuller and wife Grace, Karen Hillman and husband Dobin Hillman, Steven Paddy and wife J.J. and Stephanie Paddy and husband Jamie; and many great nieces and great nephews that he loved with all his heart.
Danny had a true servant’s heart. He was always serving God first and his community. Everyone knew the coffee pot was on and he would tell anyone and everyone, “Come and drink some coffee.” Danny loved serving as a police officer, fi****ms instructor, Louisiana Hunter Safety Course Instructor, Notary, and as a past DARE Officer. He has proudly served at both the City of Leesville Police Department and the Vernon Parish Sheriff Department. His heart belonged to the community of New Llano where he was currently serving as the Chief of Police. He served the West CenLa Shrine Club as President for many years, was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #240, and a board member of Vernon Action Council of Leesville. Through all of his community service he was a proud Wampus Cat, Class of ‘77.
Danny loved Facebook and sharing his positive words of wisdom with his friends and family. He never let being an amputee slow him down and was an inspiration for so many others in his life. He led by example showing others that no matter the hardships one will face, there is always something that one can do and an opportunity to give back to one’s community. Danny was a strong man of faith that never faltered. Even when things were the hardest, he would say, “I am not worried, I believe in God and I know where I am going.”

EOW: June 26, 2021 Mark NL1 10-7. Go to your reward good and faithful servant, we got it from here, we promise to remember your kindness for others and pay it forward.

Matthew 25:23: His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord”.

Funeral services for Danny will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with Reverends Sandy Guinn, Mark Christian, and Justin Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation will begin at the church on Monday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until the time of service.

06/26/2021

Its with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a beloved man. Our Bro Danny Hunt has passed away. Please keep Sister Amanda and the whole family in your prayers.

06/20/2021

“Freedom is for everyone.” As Masons who promulgate “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity”, let us unite in our efforts to fight inequality wherever we find it. Let’s speak up for those whose voice may be silenced by injustice. #juneteenth #juneteenth2021 #freemasonry #fraternity #equality #liberty

04/26/2021

Leesville Lodge 240 meeting tonight at 730pm.

Had a wonderful day supporting one of the local lodges. And the Widow Sons Masonic Motorcycle Club. Goid time was had by...
04/24/2021

Had a wonderful day supporting one of the local lodges. And the Widow Sons Masonic Motorcycle Club. Goid time was had by all.
I had the honor of sitting with the District Deputy Grand Master of the 5th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire and the Grand Junior Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas. We all met to do a Entered Apprentice Degree.

04/24/2021

Hope you all have a safe and blessed weekend.
We are heading up to Orange Lodge No 319 to assist them today. #brothershelpingbrothers #freemasonry

Today, we say our farewell to our Brother, HRH the Duke of Edinburg Prince Philip, who laid his tools aside and passed t...
04/09/2021

Today, we say our farewell to our Brother, HRH the Duke of Edinburg Prince Philip, who laid his tools aside and passed to the Grand Lodge Above.

Dear Brother, may it be your portion to hear from the Judge Supreme: “Well done my good and faithful servant, enter now to your reward“.

HRH Prince Philip, was passed and raised in Navy Lodge No. 2612 in the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, UGLE. Despite never advancing further than Master Mason he was a regular paid up member of the Lodge until his death.

Our sincere condolences to The Royal Family, the British nation and all who knew him.

#PrincePhilip #ripprincephilip #masonicnetwork

Today, we say our farewell to our Brother, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who laid his tools aside and passed to the Grand Lodge Above.

Dear Brother, may it be your portion to hear from the Judge Supreme: “Well done my good and faithful servant, enter now to your reward“.

HRH Prince Philip, was passed and raised in Navy Lodge No. 2612 in the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, UGLE. Despite never advancing further than Master Mason he was a regular paid up member of the Lodge until his death.

Our sincere condolences to The Royal Family, the British nation and all who knew him.
#PrincePhilip #ripprincephilip #masonicnetwork

03/20/2021

Had an eventful day. We conducted a funeral service for a Texas Mason and had thr members in Texas participating. Now I just left Orange Lodge 319 and had a wonderful time with the Brethren. - W. Bro. Vernie Kennedy, PM

Amity: Travel. Safely.
12/23/2020

Amity: Travel. Safely.

Welcome to #TravelSafelyTuesday! Each week, Amity showcases a Masonic destination somewhere in the world. This week we travel to the birthplace of modern Freemasonry: London, England.

Deep inside the Andaz Hotel, on Liverpool Street in Bishopsgate, is one of Freemasonry’s hidden mysteries: a Masonic Temple that was long forgotten inside a derelict and discarded hotel.

Built in 1884 next to London’s Liverpool Street train station, the Great Eastern Hotel was one of the city’s original railway hotels. Usually impressive in size, these hotels were designed as a symbolic demonstration of rail transport’s wealth.

The Great Eastern was no different: the luxurious hotel enjoyed the privilege of owning its own track inside the train station for daily provisions delivery, which included sea water for the hotel’s salt water baths. As the tourism industry boomed, however, hotels of all sizes sprang up across the city and cars gradually replaced trains as the primary mode of transport.

The Great Eastern soon fell behind the times, and languished for decades as a dusty old mansion. But her story was not finished: almost a century after its opening, the Hotel was revived and brought to new life.

During the restoration, engineers noticed a few discrepancies in the blueprints. Then, like a scene from National Treasure, they removed a wall to find a wood-paneled antechamber. Imagine their surprise when, on the other side of a studded double door, they found a Masonic Temple!

Built in 1912, the forgotten temple is a pure jewel of luxury. Neoclassic in style, the windowless room is known as the “Grecian Temple.” The opulent room includes an organ, hand-carved mahogany chairs, bronze candelabras on claw feet, and 12 different types of marble used in the floor, columns, and walls. The ceiling, a blue and gold dome, bears a five-pointed “blazing star.”

Today, the Andaz Hotel rents out the Temple for dining and private events. If you ever travel to London, be sure to check out the Temple... and if you need a place to stay, the Andaz would love to have you check in. After all, it’s not everyday you can say that you spent the night in the same building as a Lodge room!

11/30/2020

Services for Bro. Billy Dee Kennedy, Chaplain of Leesville Lodge 240 and the father of Worshipful Brother Vernie Kennedy, PM, will be Friday 12/4 at 3PM at First UPC of Leesville. Burial will be in Craft Cemetery with Military and Masonic rites.
Visitation will be Wednesday 12/2 from 4pm til 10pm at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville, again on Thursday 12/3 at First UPC of Leesville from 10AM til time of service Friday

11/26/2020

From our families to yours, have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving

11/24/2020

Lodge meeting 730 PM tonight with Lodge elections to be held. Fellowship at 630PM

11/11/2020

Meeting tonight at 730PM. Hope to see you there

10/13/2020

Worshipful Brother Tommy Bastow, Master 1989, memorial Services will be this Saturday Oct 17 at First Baptist Church at 2PM

Masonic Funeral Rites will be conducted by Worshipful Brother Vernie Kennedy following the memorial service in the church. All master masons are encouraged to come, all masons are invited to watch.

10/10/2020

The 8th Masonic District meeting that was to be held this Sunday Oct 11 at Leesville Masonic Lodge is hereby CANCELED due to the mass power outage. All members we hope that your property did not sustain major damage. We are all in this together.

We would like to wish The Grand Master of the UGLE, HRH The Duke of Kent, a very happy birthday! 🎂🎉
10/09/2020

We would like to wish The Grand Master of the UGLE, HRH The Duke of Kent, a very happy birthday! 🎂🎉

Congratulations to our newly initiated masons. Thank you to Bro. Alex and Bro MJ for coming and helping out.
10/08/2020

Congratulations to our newly initiated masons. Thank you to Bro. Alex and Bro MJ for coming and helping out.

10/06/2020

Memorial Services and Masonic Funeral Rites for Worshipful Brother Tommy Bastow will be held October 17 at 2PM at the First Baptist Church on HWY 8 in Leesville. All Master Masons are encouraged to be there. All Mason are invited to observe.

10/04/2020

Master Mason Funeral Rites for Bro Taylor at Labby Funeral Home in Leesville at 2pm. All Master Masons are encouraged to come.

08/25/2020

Everyone, please stay safe during this hurricane. If you can, you should start preparations to evacuate the Parish. Our prayers are with you all

08/24/2020

Memorial Services for Bro. David E. Simons Jr. will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10:00AM at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, LA. All Master Masons are encouraged to come celebrate his life.

Labby Memorial Funeral Home
08/20/2020

Labby Memorial Funeral Home

Tommy Lee Bastow, 72, of Leesville passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Tommy was born on October 20, 1947, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to his parents, Frank & Ruth Hilton Bastow.

Tommy served in the United States Air Force, and was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired after serving over 20 years as a Louisiana State Trooper. He was a past master of the Leesville Masonic Lodge and was 33rd Degree Mason and member of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite, and a Shriner. He was a member of the Leesville Lions Club. He owned and operated Lifeline Medical Equipment in Leesville for over 15 years. He was also a pilot and an avid Golfer.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years; Dianne Bastow of Leesville, LA., son; Christopher Bastow and his wife Suzanne of Haughton, LA., grandson; Travis Bastow of Haughton, LA., and a host of extended family.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a donation to the Lions Crippled Children Camp or Shriners Children’s Hospital of Louisiana.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the Bastow Family at www.labbymemorial.com

08/15/2020

Funereal Services for Bro. Mike Rider, member of Sam Todd Lodge 182, will be Tuesday Aug. 18 at 3PM at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will be at Dry Creek Cemetery.

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100 W South Street
Leesville, LA
71446

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