Jerry S. Brannen Shriner of the Year


The Potentate selects the Shriner of the Year. This high honor encompasses how the Noble contributes and how he conducts himself around Alee Temple. There is no right or wrong way to get this prestigious award. In years past, the Noble selected were nominated by their peers, Units or Clubs. This was effective because many of the winners are active behind the scenes. Not doing the deed for glory or showiness, they do it as true believers in the organization and the principles taken as a Master Mason. The Shriner of the Year is named after Solman “Jerry” Brannan. Noble Brannan was a two-time recipient, he was a multiple time Dune Cat of the Year. He was the Chief Aide in 1990 for Ill Sir Billy Phillips. He was on the Building and Grounds Committee for many years and was involved in the building of the JC Lewis Building and the Night In Old Savannah project among other things. He passed away in October of 2009. His Lady Lonnette has been present for many of the presentations of this coveted award.

Congratulations to all present and past Jerry S. Brannen Shriner of the Year award winners!

Maurice J. Kicklighter
1981

William “Buddy” Rich
1982

T. Frank Nelson
1983

William D. Wise
1984

James Sonnenburg
1985

Jack L. Hepner
1986

Charles H. Stokes Jr.
1987

S. Jerry Brannen
1988

Harold F. Arnold
1989

L. M. “Marty” Ward
1990

Clyde E. Griffin, PGM
1991

David L. Blissett
1992

E. Brinson Clements
1993

Joseph J. Hambor
1994

In Memory Of L. M. “Butch” Drews
1995
Dale L. Barnard
1995

Jackson E. Malcolm Sr.
1996

George W. Helmey
1997

Craig H. Perry
1998

John D. Hinely
1999

Thomas Hampton
2000

Walton Cox
2001

H. Richard Burns III
2001

Sam Fogler
2002

H. L. Waters
2003

John Dill
Patrick Welch Jr.
2004

S. Jerry Brannen
2005

Bruce McNall
2006

Daniel Stewart
2007

Jerold Woods
2008

Roy Clements
2009

Jerry L. Fisk
2010

Steve Lingle
2011

David A. White
2012

Shawn Tootle
2013

Patrick Welsh Jr.
2014

P. P. William “Billy” Phillips
2015

William Corcelius
2016

Freddie L Humphries Jr.
2017

John Richard Willis
2018

David W Armstrong II
2019

Chris “Skinny” Barnes
2020

Frank Stephens
2021

P. P. Buddy Grayson
2022

Lenzy Phillips
2023