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Royal Black 'ambassador' Logan is laid to rest

By Adrian Rutherford

The former Sovereign Grand Master of the Royal Black Institution will be laid to rest today.

William (Billy) Logan passed away last Thursday following a short illness. He was 86.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast at 11.30am this morning, followed by interment in Islandmagee New Cemetery.

Mr Logan played a leading role within the Royal Black Institution for almost a quarter of a century, leading the organisation from 1998 to 2008.

He was formerly chairman of the Belfast Boys' Model School Board of Governors and, in 1997, was awarded an MBE for services to education.

Mr Logan is survived by his wife Dorothy and their sons Ian, Colin and Robin. His family said his death had brought "great sadness".

Paying tribute, Millar Farr, the Royal Black Institution's current Sovereign Grand Master, said Mr Logan was one of its "greatest ambassadors".

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