Worshipful Master James Ivy, Jr. 32⁰ and the Brothers of Washington Lodge #4, F. & A. M. Raised three (3) Brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on Saturday, January 6, 2018. They are J. Rohan Francis, Sr.; Dr. L. Marshall Washington, and; Hal J. Dumas, Jr. Also in attendance was 5th District Deputy Grand Master Thomas Conner III 32⁰. A Repast fit for a king was enjoyed after the Raising: Pulled Pork; Bar-B-Qued Ribs; Fried Chicken; Curried Chicken; 7 Layer Salad; Cole Slaw; Potato Salad; Green Beans; Corn; Fried Cabbage and Kale Greens; Mashed Potatoes; Various Cakes; Tea and Sodas.
Brother Francis is a Sales Associate at U-Haul in Charleston, and is making plans to open a restaurant focusing on his Jamaican roots. Dr. L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D. is the third president of New River Community and Technical College. Brother Dumas owns Security Companies in West Virginia and California.