Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1977


Worshipful Clarence Gwaltney Felts

  • Initiated: 7/15/1969, Passed: 9/23/1969, Raised: 11/25/1969
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 1977
  • 50-Year Veteran: 2019
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 2022


Clarence G. Felts passed away on January 19, 2022. He was born on April 14, 1925 to the late Carrie B. and Benjamin Franklin Felts in Smithfield, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice V. Felts, to whom he was married and devoted for 72 years. He was predeceased by his brother Morris and his wife Joyce and his brother Rudy and his wife Jean.

Clarence and Alice built their home in Kempsville where for over 50 years the entire family made many happy memories. Mr. Felts retired as a sailmaker from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 39 years of service, He owned and operated an awning business for many years. He was the patriarch of our family and we were blessed to have him for 96 years. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Roberts; two sons, Michael Felts and wife Debbie and Paul Felts, wife Marie and Paul’s stepchildren, Claire, Rhiannon and Sophie.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Joshua Whitney Vines - 05/13/1977
  • Lemuel McClain, Jr. - 06/18/1977
  • Ervin Felton Ward - 07/18/1977
  • James Lingon Jones - 11/04/1977
  • Alvah Lee Kight - 11/06/1977