Dallas Masonic Lodge No. 182 F&AM
116 Main Street, Dallas, GA, 30132

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WE HONOR OUR 65 YEAR MASONS:

WILLIAM GORDON ROBINSON
Born: June 6, 1924 Called from Labor: November 28, 2014
Initiated: March 10, 1949
Passed: April 28, 1949
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: June 9, 1949
Made Emeritus: June 23, 1994


WB JOSEPH EDWIN TIBBITTS
Born: May 28, 1927
Initiated: September 9, 1948
Passed: September 23, 1948
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: October 14, 1948
Made Emeritus: June 27, 2002
Past Master Dallas Lodge No. 182 - 1957


RANZY BURL RAGAN
Born: December 15, 1925
Initiated: February 7, 1948
Passed: March 20, 1948
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: May 1, 1948
Made Emeritus: February 22, 2001
Affiliated from Marchman Lodge No. 402, New Georgia, GA (Lodge burned)


WOODROW LEO LEGGETT
Born: March 10, 1927
Initiated: June 5, 1948
Passed: June 19, 1948
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: July 17, 1948
Made Emeritus: March 28, 2002
Affiliated from Marchman Lodge No. 402, New Georgia, GA (Lodge burned)


WENDELL LOWEN JONES
Born: March 9, 1925
Initiated: June 12, 1947
Passed: June 26, 1947
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: July 10, 1947
Made Emeritus: January 14, 2010

Photo by WB N. Duwayne Prather, Secretary

On Sept. 9, 2014, Bro. William McPherson, Lodge Chaplain, presented Bro. Wendell Jones, age 90, with his 65 YEAR CERTIFICATE AND APRON on behalf of Dallas Masonic Lodge No. 182. Bro. Jones joined our Lodge on June 12, 1947 along with his identical twin, the late Lendell Owen Jones. They both served in the Merchant Marines from 1941 to 1944.
Bro. Jones is in excellent health except for his eye sight. Worshipful Bro. Bobby Walraven commented to Bro. Jones that we looked forward to presenting his 70 year apron to him.
Way to go Bro. Jones! May God continue to bless you.



WE HONOR OUR 60 YEAR MASONS:

WB JIM WATTS
Initiated: January 6, 1956
Passed: January 20, 1956
Raised: February 3, 1956
Master of Dallas Lodge: 1963


WB BOBBY GENE WALRAVEN
Born: January 13, 1932
Initiated: February 25, 1954
Passed: March 11, 1954
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: March 25, 1954
Made Emeritus: February 8, 2007
W.M. of Dallas Masonic Lodge No. 182 - 2014


ROY JUNIOR BOWERS
Born: September 2, 1927
Initiated: April 28, 1953
Passed: May 26, 1953
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: June 27, 1953
Made Emeritus: September 26, 2002



WE HONOR OUR 50 YEAR MASONS:

JIMMY ARNOLD UPCHURCH
Initiated: November 11, 1964
Passed: December 3, 1964
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: December 19, 1964

RW Bro. Drew Lane presents Bro. Jimmy with Certificate and Apron


THOMAS HERSHEL TIBBITTS
Born: December 21, 1939
Initiated: March 12, 1964
Passed: March 26, 1964
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason: April 25, 1964

JERRY DELANO SHELTON

HOWELL ROGERS STRICKLAND

FRANKIE MORRIS CHRISTIAN

GEORGIA FRANKLIN MCGUIRE




WE HONOR LODGE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE GRAND LODGE OF MASONS IN GEORGIA:
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER F. DREW LANE, PAST GRAND MASTER OF MASONS IN GEORGIA, 2015-2016.
WORSHIPFUL BROTHER EDDIE GURLEY, GRAND CHAPLAIN EMERITUS, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL, RUPERT H. BRAMBLETT PGM AWARD



WE HONOR THE 2016 DALLAS LODGE NO. 182 MASON OF THE YEAR:
BROTHER TIM ADAIR



WE HONOR THE DISTRICT 7 CUSTODIAN OF THE UNIFORM WORK:
WORSHIPFUL BROTHER EDDIE GURLEY

WE HONOR THE PRESIDENT OF OUR FELLOWCRAFT CLUB:
WORSHIPFUL BROTHER EDDIE GURLEY

WE HONOR OUR DIRECTOR OF MASONIC EDUCATION:
BROTHER PHIL PEARCE

WE HONOR OUR DIRECTOR OF WORK:
WORSHIPFUL BROTHER EDDIE GURLEY

WE HONOR OUR AMBASSADOR TO THE CHILDREN'S HOME:
BROTHER TIM ADAIR

WE HONOR OUR 7TH DISTRICT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GACHIP
(G
eorgiA CHild Identification Program):
BROTHER GARRETT GURLEY




WB EDDIE GURLEY, Grand Lodge Chaplain Emeritus, has been honored yet again by being awarded, by Grand Master F. Andrew Lane, Jr., the 2016 RUPERT H. BRAMBLETT, PGM AWARD.
The inscription on the plaque lists some of WB Eddie's Labors in the Quarry of Georgia Freemasonry. This award is, along with others that he has received, just a shadow of his continued, immeasurable dedication and contributions to the Craft. It recognizes the work he has done to the benefit of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, the sitting Grand Master, and Freemasonry in Georgia.
We Salute you, WB Eddie.





We Congratulate and Honor Worshipful Brother Eddie Gurley, Grand Chaplain Emeritus, for having been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for 2013 at Grand Lodge this year. No more than two of these Medals are awarded each year.
Grand Master Charles Bass, in 1920, requested Robert J. Travis, PGM, to make five honorary presentations on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. Brother Travis then addressed the Grand Lodge.
"It is the duty of every Mason to labor without weariness and without hope of any reward. This is his obligation and his duty. However, we all like to know that our labors have been appreciated, and when the appreciation is expressed it serves as an encouragement to labor on."
Anyone who knows Brother Eddie knows that he really needs no encouragement at all to press on with his many hours of labor in the quarries of our great fraternity.
This meritorious honor has been limited, since 1977, to two annual recipients. Prior to that time, there were some years when no award at all was made. By Code (9-102) "the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden shall have the right to confer at any Annual Communication not more than two medals of honor for distinguished service." They are awarded only "by unanimous consent of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden". None of those Grand Officers, nor any Past Grand Master, is eligible to receive such a medal.
Also receiving the Distinguished Service Medal this year is WB Tim Ingram, Pickens Star Lodge No. 220, who served as Grand Marshall. It is only by coincidence that this year's awards went to Grand Lodge Officers. The only eligibility requirement is that the recipient be a Georgia Master Mason in good standing.
Some previous recipients of the Distinguished Service Medal include Worshipful Bros. Gary Leazer, Walter M. Callaway, Jr., F. Lamar Pearson, Carl F. Lester, James E. Moseley, Hoyt Smith, Fred Mealer, Tommy Irvin, James E. Sledge, David Canaday, Sheldon Little, and Ted Hendon.

We are proud that Worshipful Brother Eddie's dedication to the Craft, industrious habits, and strict application to his duties have procured for him the bountiful wages of a Master Mason, and that although they are known but to him, a portion of those wages are now symbolized by this prestigious Medal, the first such awarded to a member of Dallas Masonic Lodge No. 182.

Congratulations, Brother Eddie!




WE HONOR OUR HONORARY MEMBERS:
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER GREGORY BROCK
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER CARL GAMEL
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER WALTER THOMASON
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER JAMIE NEWSOME
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER BUCK HOLLAND
  • WORSHIPFUL BROTHER CARL GAMEL
  • THE 2016 MEMBERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI MASONIC MOUNTAIN MEN WHO TRAVELED TO RANGER, GA FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL CHARLIE LONG BARN DEGREE
  • MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DWIGHT HASTINGS, MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF TENNESSEE
  • MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER EDGAR LAND, IMMEDIATE PAST GRANDMASTER OF MASONS IN GEORGIA F&AM














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