Aiken Standar (Aike, SC), 17 Mar 1937
LAST RITES FOR WILLIAM GILES PROMINENT MASON AND BELOVED BELOVED CITIZEN DIED Fvnoral Held In Granitoville for 72 Year Old Man William Andrew Giles, age 72, retired textile executive and one of the best known Masons in the Southeast, died at the home of his_son, T. C. Giles in Granite- villc Sunday night at 9.30 o'clock oltowing a lengthy illness. Funeial buivK.ua wure held .'uui>uay uUciiioon at 3 o'clock lorn tiiu Uiaimcville Aletnouibt church uuh ine Ke>. LoUutl'Ed- t. L. fcpivey, tnc Rev. M. K Alt 1.1 (,.»:, the Kevr E. \\. e uiui tiic :Kcv. Frank J. Alen Alen oilicmtiujr. interment iol- owed in the (JranitevUlu .cemc- ery. burvivors are two sons, T. C. jiles,_ol_liramteville, and W.-A.-' iiles, 111, ol BAth.-thiee sisters.,. Khb. W. J. Kennerly, of^ Greenwood; Greenwood; iU'b. E. C. Uorton, oi Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.; and Mrs. J. H. iuinett of Marion; bovcriU grandchildren. grandchildren. Mr. Giles, .for more" than GO years a resident of the Granite- villo community, wai> widely known in fraternal circles.. was Vaal Grandmaster of th« Mubunic lodge, i'.ibt iijjjti Pries, t oi the Chapter, lit and illustrious member ot'both tliu Scottish and Yoik Kile loun'jb. He albo held mumbiiblun "i Omar temple of the Shrinu, — h!ei>idco his ila.-omc atfilijitions; Mi. Gileb was, a member ot thu U'ooiiaioii ui the U urld, Indepen- ent Order oi K«c! Men, und the Xmghtb of Pythias. Ritualistic services were conducted ' at thfe graveside by Star Lodge No. 99. As a member of the Prtabyter- ian church of Aiken, Mr. Giles was held in high esteem.