|Camden Coy Ferrell, 85, of Charleston, died quietly Wednesday, October 20, 2004, in the St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following a lengthy illness.|
He was born March 12, 1919, at Looneyville, Roane County, the fifth of nine children of Coy C. and Mae Lowery Ferrell. In addition to his parents, one brother and seven sisters, he was preceded in death by his wives, Maysel Hastings Ferrell and Virginia Boggs Ferrell.
Mr. Ferrell retired in 1979 from E.I. DuPont at the Belle plant, where he had worked for 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a 50 year member and Past Master of the Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F. & A.M., Linden. He was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church, Kanawha City. He was educated in the public schools of Roane County, graduating from Spencer High School in 1937. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Harvey College.
Mr. Ferrell was elected, installed and served as the 100th Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in West Virginia. In 1979, he was elected and served as the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge for several years.
Survivors include his close friend, "C.C."; 19 nieces and nephews, several grand nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites conducted by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in West Virginia, will be in Clover Cemetery, Clover.
Friends may call at the Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 22 and at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 23.