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Monday, April 30, 2012

"Building Better Builders Workshop" with Coach John S. Nagy - Upcoming Event Reminder

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Note: This event is open to Master Masons ONLY.


Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm

Location: Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 444 F&AM

Address: 207 S Cummings St, Fulton, MS 38843 - Fulton, Ms.


Ritual is Masonry’s Veiled Road Maps. You must learn how to lift its Veils and read its Maps to Travel its Undiscovered Country. Currently, Standard Freemason Education provides Masons with little to no training to Map Read.

This Workshop steps Masons through Ritual and Reveals to them Masonry’s rarely seen Terrain. Through instruction and examples, this Workshop helps develop Map Reading skills that furthers your Masonic Mastery.

Masons need Transformative Masonic Education! To address this need, Brother John S. Nagy created a series of books, articles and videos showing the Work that brings forth Masonic Mastery. His combined Works now assist Masons toward better Recognizing, Understanding and Executing the Masonic Work to which Freemasonry alludes. Like his other Works, this Workshop brings to Masons a much clearer and cleaner understanding of what is required to Build Better Builders.


This Workshop covers:

*The Actual EA, FC & MM Work


*The Basis Behind The Work

*The Transformation and
Results That Masons Who Do the Work Can Expect



Masonry is the Art and Science of Building. Masonic Education programs should teach Masons How to Build Better Men. Doing the Work that this Workshop reveals brings about Transformation for Masons and those they mentor.

Activities Schedule: 


 9:00-9:25 Breakfast in Lodge Dining Hall


 9:30-9:50 Introductions and Overview

10:00-10:55 The Entered Apprentice Work, Background and Results

11:05-12:00 The Fellow Craft Work, Background and Results

12:00-12:50 Lunch in Lodge Dining Hall

1:00-1:55 The Master Mason Work, Background and Results

2:05-3:00 Three Degree Continuity, Interconnections, Q&A and Wrap-up
3:00-4:00 End

About the Presenter:

Dr. John S. Nagy is a Master Mason and member of Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 in Tampa Bay Florida. He is also a member of the Florida Lodge of Research No. 999. Brother Nagy is Lodge Musician and a Masonic Education Provider for both Lodges. He is author of the Building Series of books “Uncommon Catechisms for Uncommon Masonic Education” volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Coach Nagy is a Business Coach, Technical Advisor, a Florida Certified County Court Mediator and an Approved Assistant Mediator Trainer.



Dr. John S. Nagy


For ticket information and inquiries contact Brn. Danny Newman or Jerry Klein.


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Weekly Events - 04/29/12-05/05/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 04-30-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Grand Master Official Visit - [GM], Evergreen No. 57 - Decatur, MS

Monday, 04-30-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE BEEHIVE REVISITED - Bro. P.D. Newman, 32°

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THE BEEHIVE REVISITED




Valley of Corinth, Orient of MS

The [larva] of a bee is scarcely worthy to be called a life, but after it is transmuted by death, it appears in a more excellent and glorious condition…[1]



   The beehive, like the honey which it houses, is a fecund symbol, both rich and enduring. In my previous treatment of this subject[2], I provided a decidedly limited overview of the symbol of the beehive and its cognates, bees and honey, as they were understood in the mythologies and folklores of various cultures. In the present treatment, I will be exploring the possible significance of the symbol as it most readily relates to the actual arcana of Freemasonry, i.e., as an emblem of resurrection and of the immortality of the soul. For this we need but make a return to the remnants of ancient Greece and the neighboring shores of the Mediterranean where, according to scholars[3], the symbol of the bee and its correlating hive were popular objects of worship and veneration, serving as the bridge between this world and that of the hereafter.

    If the reader will recall, in The Beehive: A Migration of Myth I touched upon Ovid’s account of the youthful shepherd Aristaeus and the tragic loss and miraculous, resurrection-like restoration of his cherished beehives. However, in Virgil’s version of the same story, we learn that the initial misfortune which was visited upon Aristaeus was not simply a random act of fate, but was actually orchestrated by the hero-poet Orpheus. But, before we get to that, it will be helpful to first explain a little bit about the colorful figure of Orpheus and, by extension, some of what it is that his corresponding Mysteries entailed.

   According to Greek myth, Orpheus was the son of Calliope[4], the muse of epic poetry, and Apollo[5], the god of music. As the offspring of these two deities, Orpheus was destined for a fame and charisma that could charm even the Lord of the Hades. Indeed, for this is precisely what he did when, armed only with his voice and his lyre, he descended into the Underworld for the purpose of persuading the god Pluto, Lord of Hades, to consent to the return of Orpheus’ deceased wife Eurydice to the realm of the living. And it is here that we come back to our unfortunate beekeeper Aristaeus, whose romantic advances Eurydice was fleeing when she ran upon the fatal serpent, the sting of which was to prematurely end her life and land her in the subterranean Hades. It was in retribution for this fact that Orpheus destroyed Aristaeus’ beloved hives.

   Ill. Bro. Albert G. Mackey once said that “the intention of the ceremonies of initiation into [the Mysteries] was, by a scenic representation of death, and subsequent restoration to life, to impress the great truths of the resurrection of the dead and the immortality of the soul.” It was with the above narrative of Eurydice’s death and subsequent resurrection that the Orphic priests indoctrinated the participants in their Mysteries regarding the truth of the soul’s immortality, and the possibility of its resurrection into the realm of the living. Both Aristaeus and Orpheus, the latter for only a short time, were in the end reunited with that of which they had previously mourned the loss. In Orpheus’ case, it was his beloved wife Eurydice who was restored to life, and in that of Aristaeus, his cherished beehives.

   According to Apollodorus, Orpheus was also said to have been responsible for creating the Dionysian Mysteries. As a type of what Sir J.G. Frazer called the dying god, i.e., a deity whose tragic death is followed by his miraculous resurrection, Dionysus, with his corresponding Mysteries, also taught the truth of the immortality of the soul. Like his father Zeus, as an infant Dionysus is said to have been tended by the Meliai, a sisterhood of bee-like nymphs associated with the ash tree, who fed him on a diet solely of honey, instead of milk. A god of wine and resurrection, Dionysus was frequently depicted as a swarm of honey bees. Greek scholar Károly Kerényi postulated that the association between bees and resurrection in the figure of Dionysus stemmed most likely from the ancient sacramental use of mead, an alcoholic honey drink that was fermented in great subterranean vats, whose use as an entheogen preceded the discovery of the intoxicating potential of the Dionysian vine.

   Similarly, Dionysus’ brother and more ‘civilized’ counterpart Apollo who, if the reader will recall, was also the father of talented Orpheus, too was frequently associated with the hive. For it is said that Apollo’s prophetic ability was the gift of the Thiai who, like the Meliai of Zeus and Dionysus, were a bee-like sisterhood of goddess-nymphs. Additionally, in his manifestation as the solar Phoebus, Apollo could also be considered a dying and resurrecting god, although his myth does not specifically hymn him as such. On the other hand, according to the Greek epic poet Nonnus of Panopolis, Apollo was responsible for the resurrection of his close companion Hyacinth, whom Apollo fatally wounded, though an accident. So, although Apollo himself was not known to have been venerated as a dying god, he bears connotations to the motif of resurrection nonetheless. Further associations of Apollo with the hive could be found at Apollo’s famous Oracle at Delphi, where the curious Omphalos or Navel Stone, a beehive-shaped stone covered with a representation of knotted net-work which is suggestive of stylized bees, was housed. Leicester Holland associated the Omphalos with the Oracle at Delphi’s ability to prophecy, proposing that it served to channel the intoxicating, chthonic vapors from the very Underworld itself which would impel the Oracle to ejaculate the strange utterances for which she was so famous. Tended to by a wholly masculine priesthood, the prophetic Oracle at Delphi was regarded as “Queen Bee” in her hive of otherwise all-male workers – an arrangement that hearkened back to a time when the people which inhabited what would come to be known as Greece were still one of matrilineality and goddess worship – which brings us to our closing discussion regarding the relationship of the beehive to the motif of resurrection.

   Carl A.P. Ruck, the professor of Classics at Boston University, and Daniel Staples, Ph.D. observed in their The World of Classical Myth that at what was once Mycenae in present day Greece can still be seen standing, for the most part intact, the well-preserved remains of the famous Lion Gate, an arching gateway topped with a detailed carving of two lions flanking a single pillar, the same of which serves as the city’s sole entrance. A short distance from this Lion Gate, we are told, can be found the so-called Grave Circle. According to the authors:

“Beyond the [Lion] Gate to the right lies the Grave Circle, a cemetery within the city, where the dead were buried at the bottom of deep shafts…where the corpses were laid temporarily to rest in state, until they rotted, on a bier in grand subterranean vaulted chambers within the characteristic domed shape of a beehive, the…Tholos Tombs. These…tombs imply a belief in the regenerative transition through death, since they were reused over and over again for successive burials…[6]

What Prof. Ruck & Dr. Staples rightly observe is that the ceremonial removal of the deceased from the womb-like, beehive structure following the body’s decomposition would naturally lend itself, if that in fact was not already the idea intended, to the notion of a deathly transmutation – as well as a seemingly miraculous resurrection, when it was discovered by the survivors of the deceased that the remains had mysteriously disappeared from the tomb, perhaps unbeknownst to any but the priests who had tended them.  And even in tombs which are seemingly in no way associated with this manner of bee worship, there are still commonly found during archaeological excavations small, golden amulets depicting the bee-like Thiai sisterhood, whose task it is thus believed was to transport the souls of the dead to the next life, implying a direct connection within the minds of the ancient Greeks between the symbol of the beehive and their belief in the immortality of the soul.

    In closing, I would like to share with the reader a quote from English cleric and scholar Samuel Purchas, who noted so perfectly the relationship between the beehive, deathly transmutation, and miraculous resurrection when he wrote:

“The [larva of the bee] lies dead and entombed in the cell wherein it was bred; but wait with patience a score of days, and you shall see it revive, and appeares a farre more noble creature than it was before. What is this, but an emblem of the resurrection?”



REFERENCES

Apollodorus. The Library

Bullamore, Geo. W. The Bee and Freemasonry

Frazer, J.G. The Golden Bough


Holland, Leicester. The Mantic Mechanism at Delphi


Hunt, Charles Clyde. Masonic Symbolism

Kerényi , Károly.  The Religion of the Greeks and Romans

Mackey, Albert G. The Symbolism of Freemasonry

Meyer, Marvin W. The Ancient Mysteries


Ransome, Hilda M. The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

Ruck, Carl A.P. The World of Classical Myth

The Homeric Hymn to Apollo

Virgil. Goergics



[1] -- Samuel Purchas
[2] The Beehive: A Migration of Myth, originally published in The Working Tools Magazine, No. 49 (Feb., 2012)
[3] See The World of Classical Myth by Carl A.P. Ruck and Danny Staples.
[4] Note that the emblems associated with Calliope are the stylus and beeswax tablet, the latter of which is directly suggestive of the bee and its cognates.
[5] Note that Apollo is also said to have been the deity of colonization, a concept of great importance where the art of beekeeping is concerned.
[6] Carl A.P. Ruck & Danny Staples’ The World of Classical Myth, p. 24-5






This article can be found in the upcoming, May 2012, issue of "The Working Tools Masonic Magazine", where this content will be published.



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Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekly Events - 04/33/12-04/28/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 04-23-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

Monday, 04-23-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Abert No. 89 - Starkville, MS

Tuesday, 04-24-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of South Carolina - [GM], Grand Lodge of South Carolina - Lexington, SC

Wednesday, 04-25-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of South Carolina - [GM], Grand Lodge of South Carolina - Lexington, SC

Thursday, 04-26-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of South Carolina - [GM], Grand Lodge of South Carolina - Lexington, SC

Thursday, 04-26-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - York Rite Chapter Degrees, Meridian No. 308 - Meridian, MS

Friday, 04-27-2012 - (All Day Event) - 2012 Valley of Corinth Spring Reunion , Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS

Saturday, 04-28-2012 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], Ellisville No. 161 - Ellisville, MS

Saturday, 04-28-2012 - (All Day Event) - 2012 Valley of Corinth Spring Reunion , Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Brother Christopher Alan Lewison - Master Mason

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04/16/2012 - Brother Christopher Alan Lewison was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason at Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM in Tupelo, Ms. Bro Lewison was presented wth his Apron, Holy Bible, and Grand Master lapel pin following his degree. Congratulations to Bro Lewison for his dedication to the craft and completion of his third degree. Our hope is that this night will be just the beginning of his journey and that he will preserve the true principals of Freemasonry, just as our forefathers before us.





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Thursday, April 19, 2012

TupeloMason® on Facebook - Please "Like" our page!

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Greetings Brethren! We are asking for a few minutes of your time and a little help. You may not realize it but a lot of time goes into maintaining and keeping current content posted to our facebook, blog, website, twitter, and our many other social media sites. We have seen a huge explosion of activity everywhere except facebook! This is the largest, most active, and most utilized of all the networking sites by far, and we have nowhere begun to reach the number of brethren that utilize it around the globe. First, if you are a Mason, we encourage you to help us expand our fraternity by you personally, going through your list of friends and identifying those that share a love for the craft. Second, reach out to them and personally invite them to "Like" our page. And finally, please SHARE this page on your wall and give an open invitation to join our page. We can't do it all alone. We need you all to be active, not just in lodge. Interact with us on fb by commenting on post or links provided. Feel free to post questions or topics for discussion of your own to our wall. Sometimes we wonder if there is really anyone out there and if the time spent updating is worth it. Please support us, show your love and dedication to the Freemason fraternity. If each person will take the initiative to show your pride in the craft by doing these few things, we will be able to increase our numbers and truly be a positive influence by impacting the lives of men around the world. As of the time this post was written, we have 189 "Likes". Are you up for a challenge, do you have it in you to make a difference? Let's see we can triple this number by months end! There is what, about 10 days remaining? I think we can do it if we all make a commitment to make a difference!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekly Events - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM - 4/15/12 - 4/21/12

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Events

Monday, 04-16-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Chapter, OES - [GM], Vicksburg Convention Center - Vicksburg, MS

Monday, 04-16-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

Monday, 04-16-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Columbus No. 5 - Columbus, MS

Monday, 04-16-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Pearl No. 23 - Jackson, MS

Monday, 04-16-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Capitol No. 600 - Jackson, MS

Tuesday, 04-17-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Chapter, OES - [GM], Vicksburg Convention Center - Vicksburg, MS

Tuesday, 04-17-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, Southern Star No. 500 - Long Beach, MS

Tuesday, 04-17-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Iuka No. 94 - Iuka, MS

Tuesday, 04-17-2012 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS

Thursday, 04-19-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Royal Arch Stated Convocation - [GM], Masonic York Rite of Jackson - Jackson, MS

Saturday, 04-21-2012 - (10:00 AM - 04:00 PM) - 175th Anniversary Celebration - [GM], Canton No. 28 - Canton, MS

Saturday, 04-21-2012 - (10:00 AM - 04:00 PM) - 150th Anniversary Celebration - [GM], John A. B. Jones No. 529 - Camden, MS

Saturday, 04-21-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], New Hebron No. 508 - New Hebron, MS

Saturday, 04-21-2012 - (04:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degrees, Iuka No. 94 - Iuka, MS

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Friday, April 13, 2012

UPCOMING MISSISSIPPI DEGREE WORK

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*Tupelo Lodge No. #318 - Master Mason Degree - Mon. April 16. - Eat @ 6:30

*Pontotoc Lodge No. #81 - E.A. Degree - Mon. April 16 - Degree @ 7:00

*Tupelo Lodge No. # 318 - 2 E.A. Degrees - Mon. April 23 - Open @ 6:00 - Eat @ 6:30 - Degrees @ 7:00

*Tupelo Lodge No. # 318 - E.A. Degree - Mon. April30 - Eat @ 6:30 - Degree @ 7:00

*Pontotoc Lodge No.  # 81 - F.C. Degree - Mon. May 7 - Degree @ 7:00


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

In Memory of Mrs. Ruth Jackson

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On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Ruth Jackson. Mrs Jackson was the Mother-In-Law of Brother James (J.O.) Roberts. We would like to offer our sympathy and condolences to our brother, his wife, and her entire family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. May God comfort you all during this difficult time and let his presence be known in your lives.


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February 17, 1928 - April 10, 2012

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Tupelo - Ruth Smith Jackson, 84, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Coen Green House at Traceway after an extended illness. A Lee County native and longtime resident, she was born February 17, 1928, to Purve Clifton and Florence Beene Smith. She married Sidney Lee Jackson September 7, 1946. She enjoyed gospel music and working jigsaw puzzles but most of all, she loved talking with friends and family. She was a member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Terry Pierce and her nephew, Bro. Steve Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Plantersville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Shelia Cooley (Ken) of Iuka, Diane Roberts (James O.) , Pamela Westmoreland and Carol Armstrong (Eddie), all of Tupelo; her sisters, Faye Morton of Tupelo and Lula Holloway of Gatlinburg; eight grandchildren, Ryan Cooley, Amy Dotson (Tim), all of Iuka, Leigh Barnett of Tupelo, Lisa Williams (Jeff) of Pontotoc, Lori Bishop (Chad) of Mooreville, Danielle Webb of Nettleton, Paige Armstrong (Barry) of Oxford, and Lindsey Armstrong (Eric) of Tupelo; nine great-grandchildren, Beth Walker (Brandon), Marley Williams, and Micheal Williams all of Pontotoc, Chris Barnett of Tupelo, Grant Bishop and Allyson Bishop of Mooreville, Will Webb of Nettleton, Lily Hope Cooley and Sawyer Dotson both of Iuka; her brother-in-law, Tommy Jackson (Patsy) of Plantersville; a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece Wanda Smith and nephew, Brad Hattaway.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 38 years, Sidney Lee Jackson who died February 13, 1984; a granddaughter, Pamela Lynn Floyd; eight brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Cooley, Chris Barnett, Jeff Williams, Chad Bishop, Grant Bishop, Brandon Walker, Will Webb and Micheal Williams.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Cir, Jackson MS 39206.

Facts

Born: February 17, 1928
Death: April 10, 2012
Place of Death: Coen Green House

Services

Celebration of Life

Friday April 13, 2012, 11 a.m. at The Jefferson Street Chapel
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Visitation

Thursday April 12, 2012, 5 - 8 p.m. at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo
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Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Cir, Jackson MS 39206

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Monday, April 9, 2012

In Memory of Bro Harold L. Boyd

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On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, we are deeply saddened at the loss of one of our own brethren and would like to offer our condolences to Brother Bob Boyd and his family as they mourn the loss of a great husband, father, friend and brother. May God comfort you all during this difficult time and let his presence be known in your lives.





August 29, 1923 - April 8, 2012

 

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HAROLD BOYD

Tupelo - Harold Lafayette “ Pop” Boyd, 88, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born August 29, 1923, in McNairy Tennessee to J. L. and Lillie Plunk Boyd. He attended McNairy School and was a graduate of Bethel Springs High School. October 7, 1939, he was united in marriage to Sarah Mildred Smith. For 35 years he and his wife were the owners and operators of Boyd’s Flowers & Gifts and Boyd’s Wholesale Florist of Tupelo. He was a member of Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, past President of the Lee Co. Shrine Association and member of Tupelo Flying Fezz. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He was a member of West Main Church of Christ.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Minister Charles Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Boyd of Tupelo; one son Bob Boyd (Robbie) of Furrs; three grandchildren, Kirk Boyd of Friendship Community, William Boyd (Holly) of Tupelo, and Susan Boyd Kershaw (Jeff) of Frisco, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Melissa Boyd McAnally (Jason), Taylor Boyd, Madeline Boyd, Carson Kershaw, Sarah Kate Kershaw; one brother John Olen Boyd (Georgia) of McNairy, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Boyd; one grandson, Mark Boyd; one sister, Rachel Hooper and one brother, Herman Boyd. .

Pallbearers will be Chuck Begnaud, Ken Kellum, Duke Loden, Earl Reese, George Boyd and Mike Boyd.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Celebration of Life


Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at The Jefferson Street Chapel
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Visitation


Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo
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Interment


Wednesday April 11, 2012 at Tupelo Memorial Park
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Weekly Events - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM - 4/8/12 - 4/14/12

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 04-09-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Capitol No. 600 - Jackson, MS

Monday, 04-09-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

Friday, 04-13-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Iuka No. 94 - Iuka, MS

Friday, 04-13-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS

Saturday, 04-14-2012 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], Jonesboro No. 250 - Walnut, MS

Saturday, 04-14-2012 - (05:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degrees, West Point No. 40 - West Point, MS

Sunday, 04-15-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Chapter, OES - [GM], Vicksburg Convention Center - Vicksburg, MS

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Monthly Stated Communication - April - Reminder

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Reminder: Monthly Stated Comunication tonight, Aprl 9th at Tupelo No 318. Meal at 6:30pm and MM lodge to open at 7:00pm.


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