In Memoriam: William Lewis Ferrell

Brother William Lewis Ferrell passed away on Sunday morning, June 23. Brother Ferrell was  a long time member of Millbrook Masonic Lodge #97. He was born on December 24, 1926. He was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on July 5, 1966, passed as a Fellowcraft on September 20, 1966, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on November 7, 1966 at Millbrook Masonic Lodge #97.

Brother Ferrell’s obituary was published in the News and Observer on Monday, June 24 as follows:

William “Lewis” Ferrell
William “Lewis” Ferrell, 86, of Raleigh, passed away, Sunday morning, June 23, 2013 at Wake Medical Center.
Born December 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hallie Ferrell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his 6 brothers and sisters. Lewis served in the National Maritime Service in WWII. He was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where he served as a Deacon, and the Millbrook Masonic Lodge #97. He retired from N.C. State University Physical Plant after 31 years of service. Lewis was an avid Wolfpack fan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Some of his fondest memories were the births of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his camping trip with Betty across the U.S.A.
Lewis is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Ferrell; daughters, Patricia Adams, and Cindy Johnson and husband Bob; grandchildren, Meredith Olski and husband Robert, Carla Nance and husband Bobby, Heather Johnson, Matthew Johnson and wife Lhoris; great-grandchildren, Sam and Zoe Olski, Jackson Nance, and William Johnson; sisters-in-law, Robbie McSwain, Ruby Doris Ferrell; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at 6-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, N.C. Condolences can be made at

The funeral will be at 2:30 pm on Wenesday, June 26 at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Following the funeral, a Masonic graveside service will be performed at Montlawn Memorial Park. Please contact the Worshipful Master, Steve Beale at 919-971-0690 for further details regarding the Masonic graveside service.

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