|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1942|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2011|
Ronald "Ron" Hellard Sr., 69 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 following an illness at his residence.
He was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 29th, 1942, son of the late Stanley Hellard and Lucille Clemmons Hellard. He was a local businessman of Somerset, Kentucky. He was initiated into the Mt. Gilead Lodge No#255 in Science Hill, Kentucky and became a 3rd degree master on June 22nd, 1985. He was also a member of the Burnside lodge. He was a district deputy Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Master of Lodge of Mt. Gilead for one year, treasurer of Mt. Gilead Lodge for several years and 33rd degree Master Mason.
He was survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Chapman Hellard; one son, Ron (and Kathy) Hellard Jr.; one daughter, Margaret Brock (and fiancÚ Brillo); two grandchildren, Tessa Haste (and fiancÚ Chris) and Katelyn Hellard; one step grandchild, Brittany Atkins; four brothers, N.B. Hellard, Jimmy Hellard, Bobby Allen Hellard, and Eugene Hellard; six sisters, Lucille Reeves, Luvena Jenkins, Jane McCoy, Doris Jean Buragen, Linda Hellard, and Yvonne Hellard; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Lucille Hellard; one step grandchild, Branddon Atkins; six brothers, Stanley Lee Hellard Sr., D.T. Hellard, Wayne Hellard, Porter Ray Hellard, Edward Parks Hellard, and a twin brother, Donald Hellard; and two sisters, Lois Jean Hellard and Patricia Hellard.
Visitations were held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, 2011 in the Chapel of the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with a Masonic service.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Lexington, Kentucky with Rev. Brandon Stinnett officiating, the nephew of Ronald Hellard.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF RON,
What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine?
It isn't the due guard, nor is it the sign,
It isn't the jewel which hangs on your breast
It isn't the apron in which you are dressed
It isn't the step, nor the token, nor the grip,
Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip,
Nor yet the possession of that mystic word
On five points of fellowship duly conferred.
Though these are essential, desirable, fine,
They don't make a Mason, O brother of mine.
That you to your sworn obligation are true
that my brother, makes a Mason of you.
Blue Grass Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
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