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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1984

1984

Worshipful Joseph Francis Thornton

  • Initiated: 5/20/1963, Passed: 7/1/1963, Raised: 7/15/1963 (Atlantic Lodge No. 2)
  • Member, Norfolk Scottish Rite: 1965
  • Affiliated, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 1975
  • Member, Khedive Shrine: 1975
  • Director, Khedive Hillbillies: 2002
  • Life Member in Perpetuity: 2009
  • 50 Year Veteran: 2013

Lodge Officers

left to right
  1. Bill Nolan - Tiler
  2. Ray Hall - Junior Deacon
  3. Charlie Paramore - Marshal
  4. Woody Pick - Musician
  5. Jim Gardner - Senior Steward
  6. Bobby Spruill - Chaplain
  7. Jimmy Wilder - Junior Warden
  8. George Wallace - Treasurer
  9. Joe Thornton - Worshipful Master
  10. Bill Pierce - Secretary
  11. Mark Morris - Junior Steward
  12. Wally Pittard - Senior Warden
  13. Ralph Ward - Senior Deacon
left to right
  1. Jimmy Wilder - Junior Warden
  2. Joe Thornton - Worshipful Master
  3. Wally Pittard - Senior Warden

Photos courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Commemorative Coffee Cup

Coffee cup given to the Brethren in recognition of Kempsville's 30th Anniversary Year.

The Ashlar - January 1984

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Official Visit of the District Deputy Grand Master - March 13, 1984

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton
left to right
  1. George Wallace - District Deputy Grand Master
  2. Joe Thornton - Worshipful Master

Achievement Award

Official Visit of the Grand Master - June 12, 1984


Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Letter From District Deputy Grand Master - November 24, 1984

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Inscription in Masonic Bible from Brother Milton Harrell

Thanks Brother Milton for inviting me to Kempsville Lodge, the Shrine and the Hillbillie Unit. It all changed my life forever and brought me an abundance of friends and Brothers I could never have dreamed of. Through this Masonic fraternity, I have found the true meaning of fellowship and Brotherhood. Thank you again and may God bless.

Sincerely,
Your friend and Brother.
Joe Thornton

Past Masters Certificate and Wallet Card

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton
Past Master's Certificate and Wallet Card presented to Worshipful Joe Thornton upon completion of his year as Worshipful Master.

Notable Visitor

Brother Bud Marchman visits Kempsville Lodge in April of 1984. Brother Marchman would affiliate with Kempville Lodge in 2007.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Jim Nevel Nicks - 02/10/1984
  • James Lyle Mann - 02/18/1984
  • William Gilbert Harris - 04/01/1984
  • Allan Gilford McLellan - 07/13/1984
  • Levi Harold Jackson - 08/22/1984
  • Daniel Howard Evans - 10/26/1984

Roster Cover

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

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