Opp Masons receive 50-Year Awards
Published 9:15 am Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Two members of Opp Lodge No. 605, Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama, recently received Awards of Gold in recognition of fifty years of service to the Masonic Fraternity. Brothers James Edwin “Eddie” Ellis and Carrell D. Wyatt, both of Opp, were recognized for their long years of service to the fraternity.
Eddie Ellis was initiated into the fraternity as an Entered Apprentice on April 13, 1971. He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on March 14, 1972, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 11, 1972. Since that time, he has held numerous offices in the lodge and its appendant bodies, including the Scottish Rite and Shriners International. He is currently the Chief Rabban for Alcazar Shriners in Montgomery and will be Potentate (equivalent to President) of Alcazar in 2023.
Carrell Wyatt was initiated into the fraternity as an Entered Apprentice on February 22, 1972. He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on March 14, 1972, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 11, 1972. Since then, he, too has been an active supporter of the local lodge as well as the Scottish Rite and Shriners International. He has been co-owner and operator of Wyatt Funeral Home for many years and is a well-known fixture in the Opp and surrounding area.
The officers and members of Opp Lodge No. 605 salute these dedicated members of the lodge and wish them the very best in the future.
Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest men’s fraternity. With the motto of Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love, Masons work tirelessly to improve the world around them. Local lodges, along with the appendant bodies, spend around two million dollars daily for those numerous charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children.