Special to the Register & Bee

Three Danville Valley Scottish Rite Masons were honored by the fraternity’s Supreme Council recently.

Edward Troy Lewis was made Inspector General Honorary, 33rd degree, at the biannual conference in Washington, D.C.



Herman Lester Roach and Danny Grayson Rowles received the Knight Commander Court of Honor during the annual Virginia Conference in Newport News. The award is an honor the Supreme Council bestows on deserving members.

Lewis has been member in the Danville Valley since November 1974. He received his Knight Commander Court of Honor in October 2007.

He currently serves as tiler for the Danville Scottish Rite Bodies and has held numerous offices in the valley.

Lewis was raised as Master Mason in Morotock Lodge No. 210, Danville, on Feb. 28, 1974. He has served as Master of Morotock Lodge in 1980 and and has been tiler in Morotock for 29 years.

He has been a district deputy grand master for the 38th Masonic District and served as chairman in the 38th Masonic District for 17 years, overseeing the fingerprinting of 11,408 children for the Child ID program.

He has held presiding offices in the Poquoson Tribe, Improved Order of Redmen and in the Knights of Pythias.

He also was honored by The Dan River Chapter Sons of the American Revolution in 2016 for his service to the community. Lewis is retired from the Ccty of Danville.

Roach is a past Mason of Roman Eagle Lodge No. 122, a past district deputy grand master for the 38th Masonic District and serves as secretary of secretary of Danville Scottish Rite Bodies. Roach is retired from the federal government.

Rowles is a past Master and current secretary of Anderson Lodge No. 258 in Gretna and a past venerable master of Danville Scottish Rite Bodies. Rowles is retired from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative.

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