December 14, 2020
On behalf of the Supreme Council, 33°, A.& A.S.R. of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, I extend my condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family of Illustrious Deary Vaughn, 33°, who served as Sovereign Grand Commander of the United Supreme Council AASR (PHA) SJ from 2003 until his passing today.
To my Brethren and friends of the United Supreme Council AASR (PHA) SJ, I offer to you my prayers and my pledge of continuing support. You have lost a great leader and an outstanding Mason.
As with all who met him, I count it an honor to have called Deary my friend and Brother. He extended the kindest courtesies to me whenever I was in his presence, and he truly walked the Masonic path.
To his successor, Illustrious Corey D. Hawkins, 33°, and the other officers of his Council, I have pledged our continued support and best wishes as they deal with this significant loss.
I will miss my good friend. May his memory continue in our hearts as we continue our Masonic journey that he himself traveled so well.
Sincerely and fraternally,
James D. Cole, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, A. & A.S.R. of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A.
Photo: Ill. Deary Vaughn, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander of the United Supreme Council AASR (PHA) SJ