The North Carolina Mason

November/December 2015

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see INSTALLATION, page 8 The Mason NORTH CAROLINA Official Publication of e Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina Volume 140 Number 6 Oxford, North Carolina November/December 2015 Ric Car ter photos Grand Lodge installs 2016 leaders By Ric Carter ASHEVILLE — In a ceremony here at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, December 5, Bry- ant Deleron Webster became the 163 rd man to serve as grand master, the leader of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina. Webster was appointed to the Grand Lodge line by Grand Master-elect Dan Rice. He was installed as grand steward in November 2008. Rice served as installing officer for Webster's installation as grand master. Past Grand Master Gene T. Jernigan was installing marshal, Past Grand Master William B. Brunk was assistant installing marshal, Past Grand Master Dalton W. Mayo was installing chaplain, and Past Grand Master Norburn C. Hyatt was in- stalling secretary. Past Grand Master Berry Rigdon put the grand master's apron on Webster and Past Grand Master Brunk placed the jewel around the new grand master's neck. Music for the occasion was from Ron Lambe on cello. e presentation of col- ors was performed by the Buncombe County Firefighters Honor Guard. Webster's daughter Amy led the spectators in the Pledge of Allegiance. Dennis E. Wilkie gave Webster a handmade gavel. Jerry Parker recited a Bible presentation lecture for the crowd at the end of the program. A reception followed in the dining hall of the Temple. Refreshments and music by the Red Wellies entertained the crowd. e Grand Lodge officers installed were Grand Master Bryant Deleron Webster (Nichols-West Asheville 650), Deputy Grand Master A. Gene Cobb Jr. (Royal White Hart 2), Senior Grand Warden Jimmie B. Hicks Jr. (St. John's 3), Junior Grand War- den Speed Hallman (Eagle 19), Grand Treasurer Lewis R. Ledford, PGM (States- ville 27), Grand Secretary T. Walton Clapp III (Mystic Tie 237), Senior Grand Deacon Dwight McLauchlin "Mack" Sigmon (Catawba 248), Junior Grand Deacon P. Shaun Bradshaw (Stokesdale 428), Grand Marshal R. David Wicker Jr. (Oxford 122), Grand Stewards Larry B. ompson (Blackmer 127) and Kevan Delaney Fra- zier (Mount Hermon 118), Grand Tyler Deleron Lafayette Webster Jr. (Knap of Reeds 158), Grand Lecturer John Marvin Burchfield (Black Mountain 663), and Grand Chaplain Henry Collins Hilliard Jr. (Black Mountain 663). Appointive of- ficers who are not installed included Grand Historian Steven Anthony Campbell (Blackmer 127), Grand Orator David Bryan Sentelle (Excelsior 261), and Judge Ad- Grand Master Webster takes the oath of his office. The view from the balcony at Asheville Masonic Temple. Bryant Webster is 163 rd grand master

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