Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 Free & Accepted Masons

Colonel Searcy and his wife were ther parents of only one son, William Everard Hamilton Searcy. Jr. born in 1872. After acquiring his elementary education in the schools of Griffin, Georgia, this son attended Emory College in Georgia, now Emory University, and Columbian University in Washington, District of Columbia, and Emerson College in Boston.


He practiced law in Oklahoma for a few years, then returned to Griffin, where he was an active member of the bar. He was elevated to the judgeship of the Flint Circuit Court. Previous to his elevation to the bench he held the office of city attorney of Griffin many years, was registrar in bankruptcy, also attorney for the Southern Railroad and the City National Bank.


He was president of the public school board of the City of Griffin. Judge Searcy married Miss Alice Drake of Griffin, a lady of rare attainments and virtues, and a great-granddaughter to Col. Abraham Drake, a soldier of the Revolution. They are the parents of five children: Henrietta Eugenia, Daniel Bart- lett, Emory William, William E. H. (third) and Alice Camilla. 


Colonel Searcy and wife and Judge Searcy and his family are among the most esteemed and influential residents of Griffin, prominent
members of the best society of the town, and also ready to give their valuable aid to every worthy 
cause.  William Everard Hamilton Searcy Jr. served as Worshipful Master of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 in 1911.