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PHS Imperial Court Salutes the late Daughter

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[[caption]] ANITA GRAY ADAMS of Alabama [[/caption]]

Dt. Adams was a member of Mizraim Court 110, Tuskegee, Alabama.

She was a friend of mankind; a christian; an outstanding civic community, fraternal and religious worker, and will be sorely missed in the local community and throughout the Imperial Domain.

Dt. Adams was funeralized at Tuskegee, Ala. in December 1977 from the Washington Chapel AME Church, with the Rev. Dr. T. H. Brown, pastor, officiating and delivering the eulogy. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Several members of the Imperial Court divan, led by Daughter (Mrs.) Anne M. Bolden of Bloomfield, Conn., the deputy imperial commandress and assisted by officers and members of Mizraim Court 110, conducting the Isis burial ceremony.

At the time of death, Dt. Adams was the leader and head of more than 12,000 daughters of Isis members holding membership in some 150 Prince Hall shrine courts in 39 states in the USA and in PH shrine courts overseas in more than five different countries. Among top ranking dignitaries attending the funeral service from all over the world were Dr. L. L. Melton, imperial potentate; Eugene Dickerson, deputy imperial potentate; T. Roosevelt Butler, past grand master of Kansas and the imperial adviser to the Imperial Court; Johnny Ford, black mayor of Tuskegee, Ala.; Mrs. Eolia Gray Norman, daughter of Mrs. Adams; Marshall S. Johnson, immediate past imperial potentate; Bossie Benjamin Simmons, past grand master of Prince Hall Masons in Virginia and the imperial director of publicity for PH Shriners, worldwide; plus some 100 other imperial council and court officers from 32 cities and 21 states, Dt. Hattie M. King, imperial deputy of the desert of Alabama, imperial court; and the illustrious potentate and illustrious commandress of Mizraim Court and Mizraim Temple in Tuskegee.

In addition to those named, others attending from the imperial court included Daughters:
Dorothy Jenkins—Scott, Detroit;
Idee Dodson, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
Mary H. Pamphlin, Durham, N.C.;
Grace T. Brooks, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
Phyllis McKoy, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Katie Ezell Rosemon, Gary, Ind.;
Wilhelmina Means, Detroit, Mich.;
Thelma M. Corbin, Washington, D.C.;
Dulcye F. Camp, Washington, D.C.;

Also present were Dts:
Bertha M. Bragg, Washington, D.C.;
Minnie Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio;
Hattie M. King, Tuskegee, Ala.;
Clothilde C. Nicholas, New Orleans, La.;
Dorothy L. Ellis, imperial director of music;
Artemisha Junier, Tuskegee, Ala.;
Geraldine O. Clarke, ill. commandress, Tuskegee;
Barbara H. Johnson, Montgomery, Ala.;
Charlie M. Powell, Miami, Fla.;

Also Nobles:
Oliver P. Aaron, imperial marshall;
Payton H. Williams, imperial organizer;
Eugene Wynn, imperial deputy of the oasis;
Herbert J. Williams, illustrious potentate.

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