CLIFTON FORGE, VA (VR) – Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge #166 honors 70-year Mason, Brother William P. (Pem) Hall. He was born on June 26, 1929, in Clifton forge, Va. Pem held the position of chief clerk at the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway locomotive shop in Clifton Forge. Pem retired from CSX Transportation after forty-one years of service to the railroad.
In 1964, under the guidance of Hampton Smith, district superintendent of the Methodist church, Pem began his
studies for the ministry, being ordained as a United Methodist Minister in 1972 by Bishop William R. Cannon.
Pem retired after 40 years in the ministry.
Pem has served Clifton Forge in several areas. Pem is a past chairman of Parks and Recreation board, a past member of the
fifth Planning Commission and has also served the Clifton forge Police Department as Chaplain. Pem has been active
in numerous activities in the community as a minister serving the area Funeral Homes with services.
Pem’s masonic history: entered apprentice on April 7, 1952, Fellow Craft on April 29, 1952, and Master Mason on May 8, 1952.
Presenting the 70-year certificate is, Past Grand Master of Virginia Masons, Louis Keeford Campbell.
Most Worship Campbell congratulated brother Hall on this great accomplish in masonry, and requested Freda Hall
Pem’s wife to place the 70-lapel pin on his jacket.
Right Worshipful Gleen Jones Secretary of Lodge #166 prepared the meal and desserts which was enjoyed by all in attendance.
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