Clement Carroll Flanders Woolfley


Born: July 29, 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: January 29, 1989 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: January 31, 1989 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 3)
Father: Franklin Flanders Woolfley
Mother: Mary Florence Kessler

Lake Charles American Press, June 24, 1949:

        The "South Louisiana Roundup" of Odd Fellows will be held in Lake Charles on Saturday. Expected for the annual event are members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows from throughout Louisiana. Host is Anchor Lodge No. 59.
        Guests of honor will be the following grand lodge officers: ... C. C. Woolfley, Lake Charles, grand warden; ....
        Purpose of the roundup is to promote better degree work and to further the principles of Odd Fellowship. Anchor Lodge No. 59, one of the oldest in Louisiana, received its charter in 1894.
        There is one living charter member, Paul Greiner, who is still very active. The lodge now has a membership of 160. Among its civic contributions in the last year were its usual $100 annual membership in Boys' Village and the gift of a $1,500 operating table to the Calcasieu parish hospital.

Lake Charles American Press, Monday, January 30, 1989, p. 2:

Woolfley services Tuesday

        Funeral services for Clement C. "Clem" Woolfley, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Johnson Funeral Home.
        Dr. Carl Lueg will officiate. Burial will be in Goos Cemetery.
        Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. today, Jan. 30.
        Mr. Woolfley died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital.
        A native of New Orleans, he owned and operated the Universal Supply Hardware Store in Maplewood for a number of years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
        Mr. Woolfley had been a member of the Anchor Lodge No. 59, Independent Order of Oddfellows for 50 years. He was recently recognized as the oldest member of the Men's Sunday School Class.
        He was a past Noble Grand and had served as the lodge's secretary for over 30 years. He was a charter member of the Harmony Rebekah Lodge No. 78, serving as secretary and treasurer for 30 years.
        Mr. Woolfley also served as past Grand Master of Louisiana Past Grand Patriarch, Grand Encampment; past department commander; and Patriarch's Militant, Independent Order of Oddfellows.
        During his tenure in office, he served on many boards and committees in the lodge. Mr. Woolfley served as grand secretary for 35 years. He was past president of the secretary and Scribes Association of Sovereign Grand Lodge.
        He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana Independent Order of the Grand Fellows in 1965. Mr. Woolfley was a member of the Knights of Pythias Peace Lodge No. 42.
        Surviving is one brother, Francis Woolfley of New Orleans.