Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 2013


Worshipful Jerry Hallal

  • Initiated: 8/28/2007, Passed: 11/6/2007, Raised: 1/22/2008
  • Life Member in Perpetuity: 2011
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 2013
  • Recipient, Seymour Jonas Levy Award: 2013
  • Recipient, Stokes Award: 2013
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 4/17/2024

Lodge Officers

Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate
left to right
  1. Greg Muir - Junior Deacon
  2. Bob Johns - Musician
  3. Todd DeFord - Senior Steward
  4. Steve Ridgeway - Senior Warden
  5. Bill Nelligar - Treasurer
  1. Jerry Hallal - Worshipful Master
  2. Chris Anders - Chaplain
  3. John Preddy - Junior Warden
  4. Dickie Cooper - Marshal
  5. Bob Stanek - Secretary
Not Shown: Scott Foxwell - Senior Deacon, Jackson Bell - Junior Steward, Terry Bledsoe - Tiler

Installation of Officers - December 15, 2012

left to right
  1. Steve Ridgeway - Senior Warden
  2. Bill Nelligar - Treasurer
  3. Greg Muir - Junior Deacon
  4. Jerry Hallal - Worshipful Master
  5. Chris Anders - Chaplain
  6. Greg Cort - Proxy for Jackson Bell, Junior Steward
  1. John Preddy - Junior Warden
  2. Richard Cooper, Jr. - Marshal
  3. Bob Stanek - Secretary
  4. Scott Foxwell - Senior Deacon
  5. Todd DeFord - Senior Steward
  6. Bob Johns - Musician
The newly-installed Worshipful Master, Jerry Hallal, being invested with the badge of his office, the Square.
The Worshipful Master being congratulated by his friends and Brethren.
Worshipful Ray Hall declaring the officers of Kempsville Lodge No. 196 properly installed and the Lodge properly constituted for 2013.
Worshipful Jerry Hallal receiving an "hour glass" as a gift from some of the officers.
Receiving a gavel from his family.
Worshipful Brother Clark Somerville, of Walker Friendship Lodge No. 321, presents a Canadian Flag to Kempsville Lodge No. 196.
Worshipful Jerry Hallal presents an American Flag to Worshipful Brother Somerville.

Photos courtesy of Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate

Worshipful Master's Pin

Hank Foiles in Aruba

Brother Hank Foiles visits Masonic Lodge El Sol Naciente No. 113, Grand Lodge of the Netherlands, while in Oranjestad, Aruba. Apparently, coffee is another universal part of Masonry throughout the world.
A Masonic postage stamp from the Lodge's 75th Anniversary.

Gift to District Deputy Grand Master

Marble desk ornament given to Right Worshipful Don Meyer on the occassion of his Official Visit to Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296 on January 8, 2013.

Worshipful Joe Thornton and Son

Worshipful Joe Thornton's son, Bradley H. Watts, was initiated into the mysteries of Freemasonry on January 18th in Cayman Lodge No. 8153 E.C. in Grand Cayman.

Past Masters Night - March 26, 2013

20 Past Masters attend the Spring Past Masters Night.
left to right:
  1. Bob Lockwood - 1984 (Oceanview No. 335)
  2. Emmett "Buddy" Pate - 2005
  3. Tommy Haste - 1970
  4. Ralph Ward - 1987
  5. Bill Knowles - 1982
  6. Ray Hall - 1988
  7. Don Meyer - 1992
  8. Tom McGowan - 1983
  9. Chris Jaeger - 1966 (Tilden Lodge No. 183, New Jersey)
  10. Bill Nelligar - 2003
  1. Bill Rawson - 2010
  2. Bill Nolan - 1994
  3. Ejnar Jorgenson - 1979
  4. Steve Ridgeway - 1982 (Dorchester No. 369, South Carolina)
  5. Michael Johnstone - 2011
  6. Bob Stanek - 1996
  7. David Weast - 1992 (Claude H. Morrison Lodge No. 747, California)
  8. Bob Jones - 1975 (Copestone-Ophir Lodge No. 108, Kearny, NJ)
  9. Roger Cort - 2007
  10. Bill Peterson - 2012
Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate
The Junior Past Master, Worshipful Bill Peterson, unveils his Past Master's Portrait.

Jobies Visit Right Worshipful Bill Pierce

Jobies from Bethel 42 visit Right Worshipful Bill Pierce at the Masonic Home of Virginia.

Grand Master's Official Visit - March 28th

Most Worshipful Louis Kerford Campbell (center) with the District Deputy Grand Masters at the official visit to District 36 and 56.
The District Deputy Grand Masters being "sworn in" by the Grand Master.

Grand Master attends Lodge Breakfast - March 29th

The Grand Master with Kempsville Lodge's "Breakfast Crew".

Annual Stated Communication - December 10, 2013

The Grand Master, Most Worshipful Wayne Sawyer Flora, attends the 2013 Annual Stated Communication.
The Grand Master presents the "evidence" against Right Worshipful Tom McGowan.
Despite the "evidence", the Grand Master personally presents Right Worshipful McGowan with his 2014 dues card and admonishes him "to behave."
Brother John Royal Preddy, III receives the 2014 Mason of the Year Award.
Roses placed on the altar in honor of the five departed Brethen.


Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Hallal, 73, husband of Kathy M. (Bryant) Hallal, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born on October 26, 1950, in Providence RI. He was the son of the late Zarkey Hallal and Wadel Stamper.

Jerry graduated from Bayside High School in Virginia Beach before earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University.

Jerry was a past-master of Kempsville Masonic Lodge # 196 and served as its Worshipful Master in 2013. He was an active member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.

Jerry worked at the oceanfront for over 25 years as a business owner of souvenir shops on Atlantic Avenue. In his later years, Jerry was an avid book seller.

In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed playing cards, gardening, spending time with his grandkids and attending ODU football and basketball games.

He is cherished in memory by his loving wife of 46 years Kathy, sons; Bryan Hallal (Heather), Chris Hallal (Emily), Eric Mckenna-Hallal (Joseph), #1 grandson Cole, and granddaughters Kenzie, Cora, and Everleigh, sisters; Barbara Temple (Robert), Nancy Shelburne, and brother; John Gordon. He is also survived by countless cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Samaritan Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will occur on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7pm at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 848 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, 23462. Inturnment will occur privately at Rosewood Memorial Park 631 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, 23462 at a later date.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Hardaway Smith Abernathy - 12/19/2012
  • Joseph Samuel Salih - 12/20/2012
  • Grady McGuire - 04/14/2013
  • David Clarence Davenport - 09/27/2013
  • R∴W∴ William H. Pierce - 10/20/2013

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