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50 -year Masonic veteran

Members of Achilles Lodge No. 281 AF&AM celebrated the 50th anniversary of Carol Evans Brown, who joined Masonry at that lodge on Jan. 22, 1974. The evening included a dinner and the ceremony during the regular lodge meeting presided over by master Richard Taylor. The Masonic Veterans’ Emblem was presented to Brown by his grandson, past master Herb Bell. The 50-year Veterans Emblem is a special milestone in Masonry, a release said. The emblem is made of gold, cast in the form of a circle (a symbol of unity) and bordered with blue (the color of the heavens) to signify the lasting friendship of those linked together by the unity found in the Freemasonry fraternity, the release said. Those at the ceremony included, from left, Bruce Williams, Ron Cagle, Kenneth Morris Hogge, Brian Williams, Austin Hudgins, Tommy DuBose, Herb Bell, Richard Taylor, Brown, Alvin Downs, Larry Akins, Mitch Dunston, Jackson Sites, William “Chip” Roady, John Beck, Michael Dunston, Joey House, Bud Garner, Ma...

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