(by editorial board, Wayne County Journal-Banner, January 19, 2023 )
On Thursday, January 12, Greenville Lodge No. 107 A.F. & A.M. met for a family night celebration between members and their spouses.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 60-year Masonic jewel to C.L. “Buck” Rhodes, a longtime staple of the Greenville community. The ceremony was presided over by W.B. Lavern H. Daves, R.W.B. Ted Marlow and W.B. Jerry Gowen. The Masonic jewel was presented by Pamela Smith, daughter of Rhodes.
Carroll L. “Buck” Rhodes was recommended to Greenville Lodge No. 107 by his father, the late W.B. Cecil F. Rhodes and the late Brother Corprew Jones. Rhodes was initiated into Freemasonry at Greenville on February 24, 1960, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on November 17, 1960, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on January 28, 1961. He and his late first wife, the former Kathern (Rainwater) Rhodes, later joined the Greenville Chapter No. 337 Order of the…