Making Good Men, Better Men Since Time Immemorial
Making Good Men, Better Men Since Time Immemorial

September 2023

Arrangements for MWPGM Charter Lee Nicholson, Sr.

Most Worshipful Sirs, Right Worshipful Sirs, Worshipful Grand Lodge officers and Brethren All:

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Most Worshipful Charter Lee Nicholson, Sr., Grand Master of Masons in Alabama 1982-83.

Arrangements for MWPGM Nicholson are as follows:

Most Worshipful Grand Master Rusty Beck will open the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Alabama at 10am Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at Nunn-Oden #398, 126 Sparkman St. SW, Hartselle, AL  35640. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, 26 September 2023 from 11 a.m. – 1p.m at Peck Funeral Home, 1600 Hwy 31 SW, Hartselle, AL 35640, (256) 773-2541.

There will no service at the funeral home. 

Masonic graveside rites will be performed at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Chapel UMC Cemetery, 250 Forest Chapel Rd, Hartselle, AL 35640, (256) 773-2730.

All present sitting Grand Lodge officers are strongly encouraged to attend if possible. Please dress accordingly and remember to bring your apron, jewel, and gloves. 


Zachary Allen Holmes 

Grand Secretary/Executive Director 

Grand Lodge of Alabama, F&AM 

September 2023

Brethren All,

This is a month that we as Americans celebrate the Labor we put forth to make a living. We are told not to let Masonry interfere with our Labor. Making the family safe and serving them is a Masons desire. This month also leads us toward fall and the turning of leaves further north. God creates beautiful scenes.

One thing we can do in September is to attend lodge and join in some of the activities, that we as Masons do to help the community. What happens when we take a solemn obligation on the Holy Bible and blatantly fail what we swore to do? We have lied before God and man. What excuse do you use to not do what is ask of you?

There is coming a time that Masonry will go the route of the Church. It is going down and will eventually be no more. What will our worldly system be like then?

Do you know of people your lodge has helped? So, don’t you want to be a part of that work? Remember we are here for the fraternity not for our individual accolades. Learn one place of the work and help out by doing that place.

May God richly bless all my brethren. Let God be Praised!

Right Worshipful and Reverend
Ricky Kilgore, Grand Chaplain