Dallas Masons

Brother Surry G. Shaffer, Jr

Masonic Brother Surry G. Shaffer, Jr

Brother Surry G. Shaffer, Jr Brother Surry G. Shaffer, Jr., 89, of Hot Springs Village formerly of Dallas, Texas departed his earthy home on November 30, 2014 to join his parents, Surry, Sr. and Blanche Shaffer, his sister Elizabeth Shaffer Brumage in their Eternal Home with their Lord. He was […]

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What It Is To Be A Freemason – 2013 Service Awards

Masons Talk About What It Was Like To Be A Freemason At our Masonic Service Awards Day in April 2013 the members and Past Masters of Hillcrest Lodge reflected on their time in the masonic fraternity.  The theme kept coming back to their days of activity at Hillcrest and what […]

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Audie Murphy – A Dallas Mason

Audie L. Murphy Dallas Mason & Most Decorated Hero of World War II Audie L. Murphy was born on June 20, 1924 near Farmersville, TX. He ended school at the fifth grade to help his family financially. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he want to enlist at age 17, but […]

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Brother James Biggs – Oldest Texas Mason

  An Icon Becomes A Legend James Kenner James K Biggs Sr., 109, a long time Dallas resident of Monticello West, died on May 6, 2012. James was born on December 5, 1902 in San Marcos, TX. James was a dedicated, active 85 year Mason, the longest serving Mason in […]

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Hiram Abiff Boaz

Hiram A. Boaz was the second President of Southern Methodist University (1920-1922) a Methodist bishop, Namesake of Boaz Hall and Member of Hillcrest Lodge “The prize for the college building with the most Masonic name must go to  Hiram Abiff Boaz Hall at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Boaz Hall (pronounced boze […]