Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1965


Worshipful Elwood Marvin Grant

  • First Petitioner of Kempsville Lodge No. 196, UD
  • Initiated: 9/21/1954, Passed: 10/26/1954, Raised: 11/16/1954
  • First Master Mason of Record Raised by Kempsville Lodge
  • Charter Member, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 1955
  • Charter Member, Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296: 1968
  • Worshipful Master, Willis V. Fentress No. 296: 1968
  • 50-Year Veteran: 2004
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 9/18/2010


Elwood Marvin Grant, 91, of Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach was called home to be with the Lord on September 18, 2010.

He was a life long resident of Virginia Beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Marvin and Kathleen Cutrell Grant; his daughter, Carolyn Mae and his wife, Verna Mae Hewitt Grant; three brothers Edward Lloyd Baxter and Robert L. Grant.

He was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church and Kempsville Masonic Lodge 196.

He retired from the Norfolk Ship Building and Dry-Dock Company as foreman of the blacksmith shop.

He is survived by five sisters-in-law Myrtle P. Hewitt of Virginia Beach, Melva H. Kirby of Chesapeake, Virginia, Helen Hewitt of Norfolk, Virginia, Linda Grant of New York, and Helen Grant of California, a brother -in-law William T. Hewitt of Chesapeake and many nieces, nephews and long time friends.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • George Talmadge Martin - 12/04/1965