Stated Communications


There is an item that I need to address regarding adding events to the Grand Lodge Website Calendar.

There are far too many lodges for us to list the Stated Communications of lodges. It would overwhelm and clutter the calendar and weekly email notifications.

I truly understand your desire to list Stated Communications as a way for you to communicate with your members. Unfortunately, that just is not something we can accommodate on the calendar at this time.

Currently there are two places on the website where people can learn about the dates of your Stated Communications:

1) In the Lodge Locator:

2) By viewing the digital copy of the Blue Lodge Directory:

I hope that those resources are beneficial for your needs and I hope you understand why we cannot list Stated Communications for over 200 blue lodges on the calendar.

Thank you,

Bro. Jared Stanley

New Website Layout

The webmaster, in coordination with the Internet Committee and the Grand Master has released an updated layout to website for The Grand Lodge of Mississippi.

The new layout includes updates to the Lodge Locator, Event Calendar and weekly email notification features. To assist current and new users with this transition, the webmaster has prepared the following instructional videos:



Message from the Webmaster:


I hope that you enjoy the new layout and updated features of this website. Allow me to recognize that the majority of the content of this website was the diligent work of brethren that came before me, and they deserve the appreciation for their hard work. All I have attempted to do is to magnify their work even further.

It is my hope that the updated features of the website are intuitive. However, if you find that they are not I have prepared some videos that I hope will provide you with the information needed to use this website.

Despite my best efforts, I will not be surprised to learn that I have made an error someplace.

Should you see anything that you need or would like to bring to my attention, please do so using this contact form.

You may also email me at

Thank you,

Jared Stanley

Donald G. Permenter, DDGL passes away

W. Bro. Donald Gary Permenter, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 14th Masonic District, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at North MS Medical Center, in West Point, MS at the age of 76.

Don was born July 9, 1937, in Cooksville, Mississippi (Noxubee County) to the late Hazel Beatrice Wilson and Sam Bell Permenter. Don was the Proprietor of “Don’s Drive In” in West Point for 20 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Don was a graduate of West Point High School Class of 1955, West Point Masonic Lodge #40 F.& A.M. where he served as Past Master, Secretary and as a Trustee. He was a member of the West Point York Rite Bodies (Chapter #95, Council #15, and Commandry #20) and Order of the Eastern Star.

Don was a member of the Corinth Scottish Rite Bodies where he was a 32nd degree KCCH Mason. He was a member of the KYCH (Knight York Cross of Honor) in Meridian. He was a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was a member of the Hamasa Shrine Temple, Red Cross of Constantine Knight Mason, Order of the High Priesthood, Thrice Illustrious Master Knight Preceptor. Brother Don Permenter was appointed February 10, 2003, as District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during 1957-1958. Donald Gary Permenter married Louise Peay Permenter on June 20, 1964, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:00 A.M. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Gary Permenter and Reverend Alan Permenter officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery West Point, Mississippi. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Peay Permenter of West Point; sons, Dr. Gary Permenter of Columbus and Reverend Alan Permenter of Trenton, TN; grandchildren, Daniel Permenter, Caroline Permenter and David Permenter; and sister, Nell Leach of Murfreesboro, TN. His brother, Bill Permenter, preceded him in death. Pallbearers will be Eugene Bailey, Dale Hamlin, Jimmy Duke, James Pettit, Richard Henson, and T. C. Nowell. Honorary pallbearers will be Pop and Coffee Drinking Friends at Robin Hood’s, all Masonic Brethen, MSU Baseball Friends, Charlie Dimino, Jimmy Tedford, Frank Swoope and Dr. Edmund A. Miller, Jr. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631-3356. Visitation will be Friday 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Calvert Funeral Home. Friends may leave an online condolence at