The Franklin Masonic Lodge #151 A.F.&A.M. recently held their first meeting for the ensuing 2015 year.  Installed are the officers for the 2015 year and are as follows: 
First row:  RW Tony Lane pro tem for John Talley, Senior Deacon,  Wor. Jim Hart, Senior Warden, Wor. Joel Bradshaw, Marshall,  Wor. Joe Carr, Worshipful Master,  Zach Ohman, Junior Deacon, Tim Bradshaw, Chaplain, David Drewry, Tiler, Mike Bishop, Senior Steward.
Back row:  Wor. Kevin Insull, Treasurer, Sterling Johnson, Junior Warden, and RW Greg Jackson, Secretary. 

This is an exceptional 3 minute video aimed at both Mason and non-Mason alike. Well presented content, professionally produced.

Compliments of the Whence Came You masonic podcast--a great weekly audio essay on the Craft.

Congratulations to Wor. Kevin Insull for his WTKR TV news article to identify two circa 1880-1900 old portraits on



Franklin Lodge joins the family in mourning

Bro Lynn Orval Rothwell,

a 33-year Mason, laying down his working tools on Friday June 6th. The memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 11 am at High Street Methodist Church, Camp Pkwy, Franklin.  His obituary here.


Franklin Lodge No. 151 joins the family and Franklin community in mourning the loss of

Worshipful Walter "Billy" Beale, III

a 60-year member and past Worshipful Master of Franklin Lodge, on Monday, February 17, 2014. Wor. Beale's obituary is available here. Visitation will be held at Wright Funeral Home Wednesday 2/19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at the  Sycamore Baptist Church in Franklin on Thursday, February 20, at 2 pm. Burial will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery.


Brothers that have laid up their working tools to transfer to the Celestial Lodge Above.,