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For those who wish to attend, please make your reservations NOW via TELEPHONE by calling toll free the HILTON, JACKSON 1-888-263-0524 or 601-957-2800, The group code for the reservations is “GLM” or state the name of the group “Grand Lodge of MS” to insure you get the special room rate of $81.00 plus taxes per night, for single and double occupancy. Please note that the absolute final date for making your hotel reservation at the Hilton is Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Rooms will not be available at the special rate after February 18, 2015. SO DON’T DELAY CALL NOW FOR YOUR RESERVATION!!!

Clyde E. Britt IIGrand Master’s Banquet

Our Grand Master cordially invites all Masons and their wives to attend the Grand Master’s Banquet on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Hilton in Jackson, beginning at 7:00 P.M. Sunday Dress (men-coat & tie) requested. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance directly from the Grand Lodge Office. NOTE: Please order and pay for your Banquet tickets in advance from the Grand Lodge Office and you can pick them up at the Grand Lodge Communication in Jackson.Please note the deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, February 27, 2015.

Grand Master presents 70 Year Service Pin


Brother JP Hollingsworth & Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Butch Britt.

On August 29, 2014, several brethren from Pascagoula Lodge # 419 F & AM accompanied our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Clyde E. Britt, II to the home of Bro. JP Hollingsworth to present him with a 70 year membership pin and certificate. What an accomplishment, and it’s one well worth recognizing and honoring. In addition to being a member of Pascagoula Lodge, Bro. Hollingsworth was also Past Master of Lodge #497 in Mendenhall, MS, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and member of Joppa Shrine Temple in Biloxi.

On September 4th, 2014, at the age of 97, having faithfully discharged the great duties which we owe to God, our neighbors, and ourselves, it pleased the Grand Master of the universe to summons Bro. Hollingsworth into His eternal presence. Brethren of Pascagoula Lodge had the honor of performing graveside rites for Bro. Hollingsworth.

Brother JP Hollingsworth

Brother JP Hollingsworth

Bro. Hollingsworth is survived by his only daughter, Elizabeth Hollingsworth Haarala; three grandchildren, Misty Lee Haarala, Kristi Haarala Summerlin, and Mitchell (Michelle) Haarala; five great grandchildren, Christopher Lee Summerlin, Keri Elizabeth Summerlin, Benjamin Ellis Haarala, Jackson Tyler Haarala, and Alison Brooks Alvarado; three great-great grandchildren, Galen Christopher Summerlin, Kidd James Summerlin, and Layla L. Summerlin. Please remember his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Brother JP Hollingsworths' 70 Year Certificate

Brother JP Hollingsworths’ 70 Year Certificate

Grand Master Calendar Update

Clyde E. Britt IIBrethren all,

We had a really great school at New Albany, or as Bro. Wilder says, “N’Albany”, this past Saturday. The house was packed, and the Brethren assembled did some good ritualistic work. The fellowship was fantastic. Members of the Board of Custodians showed their ritualistic prowess by closing the lodge in due form without any “hiccups”.

I was pleased to be invited to the district meeting of the 8th Congressional District that same evening, held at Prairie Lodge #87, in Okalona. What a beautiful lodge! There were over 40 in attendance who enjoyed a bountiful and tasty meal. Bro Jerry Weaver delighted everyone with a history of the 8th District, and we enjoyed several songs.

Webmaster’s Note:

The Grand Master’s Calendar has been updated in as much as it is known through October, 2014. You can view the Grand Master’s Calendar by clicking here.

Butch Britt
Grand Master