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Howard Eugene Blackwell, PGM 1968-1969

Howard Eugene Blackwell, PGM 1968-1969

Where he is known the best is where our new Grand Master is loved and respected the most. This certainly is a compliment to anyone and should make us all proud that we have elected him to serve this exalted station.

Brother Blackwell was born in Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama, May 11, 1909, the son of William R. Blackwell and Susan V. Whatley Blackwell of that city. He attended the schools of Frisco City and graduated from Frisco City High School and the Mobile Business College. He also attended San Diego State College, San Diego, California. On December 2, 1938 he married Irma Lee Conway, Pensacola, Florida, and they have one son, Leslie Howard Blackwell, a junior partner in Blackwell Automotive Parts Company established by Howard E. Blackwell in 1958, in Satsuma, Alabama.

Brother Blackwell is a member of and active in the First Baptist Church of Satsuma. He has been a participant in civic, cultural and business affairs of the community, serving the Housing Authority of his City, the Industrial Board of his County and was a member of and President of Satsuma’s Town Council (city governing body) for eight years.

He was initiated an Entered Apprentice in Frisco City Lodge 702 F&AM, on October 19, 1944; Passed to the Degree Fellowcraft on October 23, 1944 and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on October 26, 1944. He became a Charter Member of Satsuma Lodge 899 on August 18, 1951 and is a Past Master of that Lodge. On November. 15, 1954 he qualified for the coveted Proficiency Certificate in the Alabama Ritual, his score being near perfect. He has served his lodge many years as Treasurer, which office he. now holds. He was appointed District Lecturer for Mobile and Baldwin Counties in November of 1955 and served until 1961, at which time he was promoted to the Committee, on Ritual Work, serving as its Chairman in 1963-64 and remaining on the committee until he was elected Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge in November of 1965. He regularly advanced through the Senior Grand Warden and Deputy Grand Master stations and was elevated to the exalted office of Grand Master of Masons in Alabama on November 20, 1968.

He is currently the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Turkey near the Grand Lodge of Alabama. Brother Blackwell was Exalted a Royal Arch Mason on April 15, 1949 in Mobile Chapter 21; Greeted a Royal and Select Master in Mobile Council 12 on April 22, 1949, and was Constituted a Knight Templar in Mobile Commandery No. 2 on May 13, 1949. He became a Charter Member of St. Bernard Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine in Mobile, and later presided as Sovereign. He is a Shriner in Abba Temple, Mobile. He became a Charter Member of Satsuma Chapter 515, Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Patron from 1954 to 1957. Thus you will determine that Masonry in Southwest Alabama in particular and in the whole State in general, has felt the touch of Howard Blackwell for the past two decades.

Fraternal associates will avouch for the fact that Brother Blackwell is a dedicated Mason, always ready to give freely of himself and his time to promote Masonry, thereby rendering service to God, country and fellowman. He has a deep and abiding faith that this endeavor will help to make this great land a better place in which to live and inspire others to keep the laws of the Supreme Architect of the Universe and show forth His praise in the world.

His tenure as Grand Master can only mature him in the faith, hope and charity begun in his early Masonry and continued to the very gateway of the venerable duty he now discharges as Alabama’s leading Mason.

William Lovard Lee, PGM 1931-1933

William Lovard Lee, PGM 1931-1933

“William Lovard Lee was born April 17, 1873, in Clayton, Alabama, the son of Alto V. and Lillie(Lawrence) Lee. He was educated in the common schools of his native town and graduated from the University of Alabama in the year 1892. After teaching school for three years in Camden and Columbia, he was admitted to practice law in Clayton, Alabama on November 13, 1895, a profession he followed with great success and distinction. He served as Mayor of Columbia, Alabama from 1900 to 1904, was a member of the State Legislature in 1907, and Chairman of the Houston County Board of Education from 1914 to 1921. He was a member of the Democratic Executive Committee of the State of Alabama 1916 to 1920 and was Chairman of the Houston County Democratic Executive Committee for eight years.


He was married on December 9, 1896 to Miss Ellen Thomas and to their union seven children were born: William L. Lee, Jr. Wallace T. Lee, Eloise Lee, Wilellen Lee, Vela Lee, Dorothy Lee ,
and Alto V. Lee.

William Lovard Lee was initiated on August 24, 1901, in Columbia Lodge No. 135 of Columbia, Alabama, passed September 29, 1901 and raised October 14, 1901, serving this Lodge as Worshipful Master during the years 1904, 1905, and 1906.

In the Grand Lodge of Alabama he served as Chairman of the Committee on Appeals and on December 3, 1925 was elected Junior Grand Warden. He was regularly advanced and on December 2, 1931 was elected Grand Master, being re-elected on December 7, 1932.

He received the Capitular degrees in Dothan Chapter No. 113, of Dothan, Alabama, on July 24, 1903; demitting from this Chapter on May 8, 1908, to become a Charter member and the first High Priest of Columbia Chapter No. 138, of Columbia, Alabama and served as High Priest from 1908 to 1912 and again from 1914 to 1916. He received the Order of High Priesthood on December 3, 1912 . In the Grand Chapter of Alabama he was appointed Grand Master of the First Veil on December 3, 1912, was successively advanced and on November 30, 1920, was elected Most Excellent Grand High Priest. He received the Cryptic degrees in Montgomery Council No. 3 of Montgomery, Alabama on December 2, 1912. He was knighted in Dothan Commandery No. 25 of Dothan, Alabama on March 25, 1908 and was a member of Zamora Temple A.A.O. N.M.S. of Birmingham, Alabama.

Upon assuming office as Grand Master, he found the treasury empty, with an indebtedness of $40,000.00 with no appreciable income for the past year, the expense of the Grand Lodge before him, and the Masonic home, the symbol of our love, with 428 residents to care for, with no cash on hand and no revenues to look forward to. William Lovard Lee was a man, led by God, who came into the hearts of Masonic Brethren and caused them to sense the great responsibility resting upon them. Under the leadership of this man, we began to set our house in order, and with our trust in God, and our brotherly love re-exemplified, our great lights rebrightened.

William Lovard Lee passed away on December 28, 1944.”

Robert F. Lovelady, PGM 1929-1931

Robert F. Lovelady, PGM 1929-1931

“Robert F. Lovelady was born on a farm near Danville, Morgan County, Alabama, and was educated in the public schools of Morgan County. At an early age he studied pharmacy and opened a drug store in Pratt City, now Birmingham. Later he engaged in the wholesale and retail drug business in Birmingham. He was elected president of the State Pharmaceutical Association of Alabama and represented Alabama at the National Retail Drug Association. In 1907 he was elected to the State Legislature to represent Jefferson County, Alabama. He was a member of the Committee on Education and Temperance and took an active part in the cause of both introducing the State Local Option Bill that became law. In 1908 he was elected a member of the Board of Revenue of Jefferson County and served as President 12 years. He also served as Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee. Govenor Brandon appointed him in 1924 a member of the Jury Commission of Jefferson County and in 1925 he was appointed private secretary to John H. Taylor, Commissioner of the City of Birmingham. He was appointed Superintendent of the Hillman Hospital, Birmingham in January 1930. Bro. Lovelady was a Methodist and served as President of the Board of Missions for twenty years. He served as a Sunday School Superintendent for 25 years.

He was initiated in Florida Lodge No. 450, A.F.& A. M., October, 11, 1890, passed October 25, raised November 8, 1890. He represented his Lodge in 1894 as Junior Warden; and had not missed a Grand Lodge meeting since that time—37 years. He was elected Master of his Lodge in June, 1895 and served for two years. Bro. Lovelady served the Grand Lodge as Chairman of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation for many years and on December 4, 1924, was elected Junior Grand Warden. He was regularly advanced and on December 4, 1929, was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master, being re-elected to that office on December 3, 1930.

He received the degree of Mark Master in Pratt City Chapter No. 108 of Pratt City, Alabama, on April 17, 1893; Past Master, May 1, 1893; Most Excellent Master, May 20, 1893, and Royal arch June 15, 1893. Bro. Lovelady served this Chapter as High Priest for the years 1898, 1902 and 1904. He received the Cryptic Degrees in Sam Thompson Council No. 43, of Birmingham, Alabama, on December 4, 1894 and was knighted in Cyrene Commandery No. 10, Knights Templar, of Birmingham, Alabama, on December 4, 1894. He was a member of Ludie Little Chapter No. 343, O.E. S., of Pratt City, Alabama. He was a member of Birmingham Consistory No. 1, A. A. S. R. S. J., of Birmingham, Alabama. He was a member of Zamora Temple A. A. O. N. M. S. of Birmingham, Alabama.

“He was a man of delightful and charming personality, sound business ability, a civic, religious and political leader and was highly esteemed, respected and held in the highest regard by all who know him.”

On March 23, 1946, Past Grand Master, Robert F. Lovelady passed away and On March 24, 1946, Masonic Services were held in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Birmingham, Alabama.”
Lxv [1930 Pro][1946 Pro] [Grand Masters of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons The State of Alabama 1821-2008 by Donna R. Causey]

Henry Clanton Miller, PGM 1913-1915

Henry Clanton Miller, PGM 1913-1915

“Henry Clanton Miller was born March 1st 1804, in Danville, Morgan County, Alabama, the second son of Dr. Nathan and Elizabeth Grizelle (Torrence) Miller; his father, a Royal Arch Mason was of Scotch-Irish and German descent from the Virginia families of Miller; his mother’s side was also of Scotch-Irish descent, her family being a branch of the Western N. C. Torrences. His boyhood days were spent in a wholesome atmosphere among a people of sterling qualities and high ideals; he received his early education under the tutelage of some of the best teachers of Alabama, later attending the State Normal College at Florence, and the Danville College. In his early manhood he came with his parents to Birmingham, and soon thereafter married Miss Margaret Brittain, who lived only two years; he was thereafter engaged in teaching for four years and was thereafter appointed Deputy Clerk and Register of the City Court of Birmingham. He continued in that service until he was elected Treasurer of Jefferson County. In 1914 he was engaged in the practice of law in the City of Birmingham. In 1890 he was married to Miss Sara Dagg of Kentucky, a young woman of rare charms and accomplishments, an artist of acknowledged genius, a musician of rare attainments, a linguist of note, and a recognized Queen of the Home, which was blessed with two girls and three boys. Her father and grandfather were two eminent Baptist ministers and teachers who were for many years President and professor in the Tuscaloosa Athenaeum and Mercer Univ., and her uncle Noah K. Davis was for many years at professor in Howard College, while it was located in Marion, and also a professor in the University of Virginia.

Bro. Miller was initiated in Birmingham Frat. Lodge No. 384 on July 18, 1892, passed Aug. 1, 1892, and raised Aug. 8, 1892. On Aug. 8, 1895 he demitted and became a charter member of Myles J. Greene Lodge No. 530; demitted from this Lodge and on Dec. 2, 1898, affiliated with East Lake Lodge No. 480. On June 26, 1900 he was elected Worshipful Master and served as such until 1903. On Nov. 30, 1905 he affiliated with Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 636 and was appointed “Lecturer” and presented with a gold watch and chain…..He received the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross in Cyrene Commandery No. 10, of Birmingham, Alabama on April 6, 1906, the Order of the Temple April 9, 1906 and the Order of Knight of Malta on Sep. 20, 1907. He was a member of the A. A.S.R. for the Southern Jurisdiction, having attained the 32nd degree, and received the degrees of the Rite as follows: Birmingham Lodge of Perfection No. 2, May 20, 1903; Birmingham Chapter of Rose Croix No. 2, May 20, 1903;…..

He was a member of Zamora Temple A.A. O. N. M. S; a member of Electa Chapter No. 16, O.E. S. of Avondale, Alabama…. On March 1, 1907, he was appointed Lecturer for the 10th Masonic District of Alabama. He was active in support of the Constitutional amendment providing for the Masonic Home, and was an active member of the Home Committee until the issue was carried….He was as well versed in the ritual of the first three degrees as any man in this State, and has done incalculable good to the Craft by his many visitations to Lodges. He was one of our most competent and effective workers and was beloved by the entire membership of this Jurisdiction. Bro. Miller passed away March 1, 1935.”

Robert Thomas Crawford, PGM 1999-2000

Robert Thomas Crawford, PGM 1999-2000

Robert Thomas Crawford was born September 25, 1950 in Fairfield, Alabama. His parents were Monroe W. Crawford and Hannah Ruth Crawford. He attended Jefferson County public schools and graduated from Hueytown High School in 1969. He was employed by US Steel at the Ensley Rail Mill July 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in December 1969. On April 24, 1970, he married Debra Jean Humphries. This union has produced 3 lovely daughters and 2 wonderful Grand Children. After being Honorably discharged in December 1974, he attended Bessemer State Technical School where he studied Industrial Electronics. He returned to U.S. Steel in 1974 as a Motor Inspector Apprentice. He entered the Electronic Dept. of Fairfield Steel in 1976. He is currently employed at Fairfield works Seamless Pipe Mill as Process Leader of the Bloom Furnace / Water Treatment / Combustion Control.

Brother Crawford was initiated in Hueytown Lodge # 843 F. & A. M. on December 14, 1974, Passed to the degree of Fellowcraft, January 4, 1975 and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on January 11, 1975. He served Hueytown Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1981-82. He was elected Secretary in 1986.

Brother Crawford served the Grand Lodge as District Lecturer from 1986 to 1989. He was appointed the Member of the Committee on Work for Group 8 in 1989. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1996. Brother Crawford was elected and installed as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, the highest office of Masonry, on November 17, 1999.

Brother Crawford has been very active in the York Rite of Masonry. He served as Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Alabama 1992-1993. He is currently serving the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar as Grand Captain General. He is a member of Alabama Priory #31 Knights of the York Grand Cross of Honor, St. Dunstan Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Emerst W. Johns Sovereign York Rite College, Council of Anointed High Priests, Order of the Silver Trowel, Knight Crusaders of the Cross, Jerusalem Tabernacle Holy Royal Order Knights Templar Priests. Brother Crawford has been active in the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Valley of Birmingham. He was invested with the Knight Commander Court of Honor on October 30, 1999. Brother Crawford is an active member of Zamora Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Birmingham, Alabama.

Jerry M. Underwood, PGM 1998 – 1999

Jerry M. Underwood, PGM 1998 – 1999

Brother Underwood was born October 21, 1946, in Etowah Co., Alabama to Harold Wesley and Annie Katherine Gilbert Underwood. He was reared in and around Hokes Bluff and Gadsden, Alabama and attended public schools in those cities. Bro. Underwood entered Civil Service with the Department of the Army at the Anniston Army Depot in September, 1966. He furthered his education with the Dept. of the Army and held numerous and varied positions during his career. Over half of his career was spent in various levels of management. Bro. Underwood took voluntary early retirement as a Production Management Specialist November 2, 1995, and was elected into the Alabama Grand Lodge line just 14 days later. For many years he and his wife Linda have been active members of Lakeview Baptist Church in Southside, Alabama, where they presently reside. They have two sons, Perry and Allen. Allen is married and he and his wife Dawn presented the Underwood’s with their first grandchild, Jerry Naylor in June of 1998.


Bro. Underwood began his Masonic career by petitioning Glencoe Masonic Lodge #846 at Glencoe, Alabama, in July, 1974 and was raised a Master Mason on 26 August 1974. He served his lodge as Worshipful Master in June of 1976 and as Secretary from June 1992 until June 1998. His first Grand Lodge appointment was Assistant District Lecturer of District 8a in November, 1976. Since that time he served as Grand Lodge lecturer for five years. He served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Work for seven years and as Chairman of that Committee in 1993. He was appointed a member of the Grand Lodge Entertainment Committee in 1985. He served the Grand Lodge as Senior Grand Deacon in 1979-80 and as Grand Marshall in 1983-84. Bro. Underwood was elected Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Alabama in November, 1995 and progressed through the Grand Line to the honor of being chosen by his peers to serve as Grand Master of Masons for the State of Alabama in November 1998.

Bro. Underwood has been a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Birmingham, Alabama since May of 1977. He became a member of the York Rite Bodies in Gadsden, Alabama in April 1986. He is also a charter member of the Emrys W. John York Rite College #179 of Birmingham, Alabama. He became a member of Zamora Shrine Temple in Birmingham, Alabama in June, 1981, and belongs to the Knights of Mecca Unit.

Bro. Underwood holds membership in the Past Masters Club, The Square and Compass Club of Etowah County Alabama. He is presently serving as Associate Patron of Glencoe Chapter #466 Order of the Eastern Star. He also holds membership in the Philalethes Society, the National Sojourners, Inc. Chapter #365 and Southern California Research Lodge #1005.

Bro. Underwood holds the honor of being unanimously elected by the 63 Grand Masters of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America to serve as Chairman of that august body in 1999. The Grand Masters of North America elected him to this position at the 1998 Conference held in Philadelphia, PA.

Steve Brownfield, PGM 1997-1998

Steve Brownfield, PGM 1997-1998

Steve J. Brownfield, was born near Scottsboro, Alabama on September 28, 1952, to Luther and Ruth Brownfield. He graduated from Stevenson High School in May, 1971, and married his high-school sweetheart, Sharon, in June, 1972. They have resided in Stevenson, Alabama since their marriage, and they have two daughters, Nicole, a sophomore at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and Stephanie, a freshman at Northeast State Junior College.

Steve’s recreational interest include golfing, boating, and motorcycling. Although his busy schedule does not permit much time for recreation, he occasionally manages to “squeeze in” eighteen holes at one of the nearby golf courses and to participate in local charity golf tournaments. His great love, other than Masonry, is the Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing SE which he enjoys riding during the warm weather months.

Steve worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority and for ALFA Insurance Company before opening his own business, U.S. Industries, Inc., in 1991. His company provides services
to textile companies throughout the Southeast.

Steve began his Masonic career when he was initiated on November 4, 1976. He was passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on December 3, 1976. Shortly thereafter, on December 17, 1976, he was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. He is a perpetual life member of Bolivar Lodge No. 127 in Stevenson, AL, and Walter R. Bogart Lodge No. 882 in Hollywood, AL. He received his certificate of proficiency in 1977 and was elected Worshipful Master of Bolivar Lodge in 1979.

He is a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Huntsville, the Cahaba Shrine Temple, York Rite, and OES Chapter No. 435. Steve holds membership in the Dekalb-Jackson Square and Compass Club and the Northwest Alabama Proficiency Club.

His appointed positions have included serving for two years on the By-laws Committee, twelve years as the Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, seven years as District Lecturer, five years on the Committee on Work, and one year as the Chairman of the Committee on Work. Steve was elected Junior Grand Warden in November, 1994, Senior Grand Warden in November, 1995 and Deputy Grand Master in November, 1996. On November 19, 1997 he was elected to the station of Most Worshipful Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama.

Our Grand Master is an honorary member of Littleville Lodge No. 881. He has also been given honorary membership in the Grand Lodges of Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is an honorary life member of the National Sojourners, and he holds the degree of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in the Scottish Rite.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master has been an energetic leader in the fraternity for many years. Under his leadership, many urgent and complex tasks have been accomplished by the fraternity. These accomplishments are a source of great pride to Steve, but he realizes, as do we all, that there is much more work to accomplish as the fraternity approaches the new millennium.

Delton Earl Havard, PGM 1996-1997

Delton Earl Havard, PGM 1996-1997

Delton Earl Havard, PGM 1996-1997

Brother Delton Earl Havard was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 3, 1950, the twelfth of sixteen children, to Ford and Mary Havard of Semmes, Alabama. He attended Mary C. Montgomery High School and graduated in 1970.  He married Sharon Lee Boling on February 14, 1987. He has one daughter, Mrs. Delia Annice Echols and one granddaughter, Dericka Annice both of Wilmer, Alabama.  Delton and Sharon are members of Azalea Baptist Church in Mobile.  He is employed as a meat cutter.

Brother Havard was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on April 1, 1981; passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft, April 24, 1981; raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason April 29, 1981. He received the Grand Lodge Proficiency Certificate on April 21, 1987, from Grand Master Marvin E. Leachman and was appointed Assistant District Lecturer, District 32, in 1991. He is a Past Master of Loop Lodge #895 and is Past President of the Mobile County Masonic Breakfast Club.  He is a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason 32 K.C.C.H.  He is a Noble of the Mystic Shrine and ABBA Temple of Mobile and is a member of AI Hassan Grotto.  Delton was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1993 and has progressed through the Grand Lodge Line to serve as Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons of the State of Alabama 1996-1997.  He and Sharon are members of Toulmin Chapter #455, Order of the Eastern Star.

Larry W. Wortham, PGM 1995-1996

Larry W. Wortham, PGM 1995-1996

Brother Larry W. Wortham was born in Roanoke, Alabama, in Randolph County on, April 9, 1951. He is the son of L. C. and Barnese Wortham. He finished school at Randolph Co. High School in 1969. He married Diane Moore on June 6, 1969. They have two sons, Wesley Wortham of Wedowee and Daniel Wortham of Wedowee; one granddaughter, Morgan Lasha Wortham. Brother Wortham is a member of Iduma Congregational Methodist Church, where he serves as Secretary and Treasurer.

Brother Wortham was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1976. He served as Master of Sawyer Lodge No. 93 for two terms. He served as Assistant District Lecturer, District 11, for one year and was then appointed District Lecturer. He continued as District Lecturer until his appointed to Committee on Work for Group 4. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1992 and progressed through the Grand Line to serve as Grand Master 1995-1996.

He is employed with Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee, Alabama.

Willard Ray Fuller, PGM 1993-1994

Willard Ray Fuller, PGM 1993-1994

Brother Willard Ray Fuller was born January 20, 1940 to the Rev. Percy Smith and Mary Essie Fuller. Brother Fuller attended DeKalb County Public School and was graduated in 1957. He continued his education at Snead State Junior College and later attended the Technical School of Alamance where he received a degree in Industrial Supervision. He is married to the former Nancy Privett of Stevenson. They have three children; Brent, Patrick and Heather; and two Grandchildren, Chad and Corey. Willard and Nancy are members of The First Baptist Church of Fyffe.

Brother Fuller was Initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason March 27,1979; passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft April 10, 1979; and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason May 30, 1979.

He received the Grand Lodge Proficiency Certificate in 1981 and was appointed Assistant District Lecturer by Grand Master Hermon Taylor in 1982. Brother Fuller served the Office of Senior Grand Deacon in 1983 under Grand Master Jack Smith. Appointed to the Committee on Work in 1984 by Grand Master Harris Henderson, he served as a member of that committee until 1989, at which time he was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Work by Grand Master David L. Shirey. Elected to the Office of Junior Grand Warden in November 1990, he has progressed through the Offices of Senior Grand Warden and Deputy Grand Master. On November 17, 1993 Brother Fuller was elected to the Office of Grand Master of Masons of the State of Alabama.

Most Worshipful Brother Fuller is employed by Kappler USA in Rainsville, Alabama.

Robert L. Jones, PGM 1992-1993

Robert L. Jones, PGM 1992-1993

Robert L. Jones, the son of Claude and Dessie Jones, was born August 11, 1928, in Franklin County, Alabama. He attended the Franklin County and Russellville City Schools. Following his Graduation from Russellville High School in 1948, Brother Jones joined the United Sates Navy. Honorably discharged from the Navy, he began a career in Public Works. Brother Jones served twelve years with the Gas Board of Russellville, six years with the Electric Board and was employed by Ford Motor Company at the time of his retirement in 1989. He served on the City Council of Russellville for seven years, during which time he completed a course in City Management from the University of Alabama.

Robert was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Russellville Lodge No. 371 in October 1970 and has served his Lodge as Worshipful Master two years. Distinguishing himself as District Lecturer of District Number 4 for four years, he later served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Work for six years, one of which he served as Chairman.

Elected to the office of Junior Grand Warden in November 1989, he has progressed through the line to his present office of Grand Master of Masons, a York Rite Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason-KCCH, and a Shriner.

He met, courted and married Miss Cassie McCarley in 1950. Robert and Cassie have one Son, one Daughter and seven Grandchildren. An active member of North Russellville Baptist Church, Robert has served on the Board of Deacons for thirty-one years and is presently their Chairman.

Robert is truly a man who has served his Country, his Community, his Family, his God and his Masonry.

Warren Malcolm Killingsworth, PGM 1991-1992

Warren Malcolm Killingsworth, PGM 1991-1992

Brother Warren Malcolm Killingsworth was born in Dothan, Alabama May 24, 1930, the second of three sons, to Philip B. and Martha Choran Killingsworth. He attended public schools in Dothan and graduated in 1948. Malcolm was married to Helen Lewis January 12, 1951.

Corporal Warren M. Killingsworth was activated with the 31st Infantry Division January 16, 1951 and was honorably discharged from the United States Army September 9, 1952. He was employed by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Oct. 24, 1950 as a yard switchman and retired from CSX Transportation as a yard foreman May 29, 1991.

The following is a list of his Masonic affiliations and dates:
Initiated in Pythagoras Lodge No. 659 by Wayne Millholland, Feb. 23, 1971. Passed in Pythagoras Lodge No. 659 by Aubrey Earl Simpler, March 9, 1971. Raised in Pythagoras Lodge
No. 659 by Hermon Taylor, March 23, 1971. Recited Master Mason proficiency April 13, 1971.  Received York Rite degrees in Jackson St. Temple Montgomery, Aug. 28, 1971. Initiated into
Alcazar Shrine Temple, Phenix City, Sept. 4, 1971. Received 4th thru 32° AASR Dothan, March 5, 1972. High Priest Dothan Chapter No. 113 R.A.M., 1974-75. Charter Member Alabama York
Rite College No. 51, 1974. Anointed High Priesthood, Feb 24, 1975. Venerable Master Dothan Lodge of Perfection, 1975. Illustrious Master Dothan Council No. 68, R.&S.M., 1975-76. Order of The Silver Trowel, Feb. 23, 1976. Eminent Commander Dothan Commandery No. 25 Knights Templar, 1976-77. Wise Master Dothan Chapter of Rose Croix, 1976. District Lecturer 28th District, Nov. 17, 1976 to Nov. 21, 1979. Master of Kadosh Dothan Consistory, 1977. Worshipful Master Pythagoras Lodge No. 659, 1977-78. Royal Order Of Scotland in New Orleans, LA, Oct. 1, 1977. Investiture of Knight Commander Court of Honor Dothan, Dec. 10, 1977. Commander Dothan Council of Kadosh AASR, 1978. Knight Crusader Of The Cross, Feb. 25, 1980. Knight of The York Cross of Honour in Woodland Temple, July 12, 1980. Member, Templar Jurisprudence Committee, Grand Commandery, 1979-80. Member Committee On Work Grand Lodge Of Alabama, Nov. 21, 1979 to Nov. 23, 1988. Chairman Committee On Work 1981-82. Chairman Committee On Work, Grand York Rite Bodies of AL 1983-84. Coroneted 33° AASR in Birmingham, AL, Dec. 10, 1983. Red Cross of Constantine, St. Bernard Conclave, Mobile, Jan. 4, 1986. Grand Master of The First Veil, Grand: Chapter R.A.M., Feb. 23, 1987. Currently serving as Grand Captain of The Host, Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Alabama. Received degrees in Vulcan Chapter No. 22 Knight Masons, Mobile, Nov. 12, 1988. Elected Junior Grand Warden—Grand Lodge Of Alabama, Nov. 23, 1988. Elected Senior Grand Warden—Grand Lodge of Alabama, Nov. 22, 1989. Elected Deputy Grand Master—Grand Lodge Of Alabama, Nov. 21, 1990. Elected Grand Master Of Masons in Alabama, Nov. 20, 1991.

Malcolm and Helen attend Piney Grove United Methodist Church where he is currently serving on the Board of Trustees.