District 8 Order of the Eastern Star PHA honored five past Worthy Matrons during a banquet at the Grand Masonic Lodge Oct. 26.


The district presented awards for service and dedication to Brenda J. Barnes, Sammie Brantley, Ernestine Murphy, the late Irene Murphy and Dorothy Rice, according to a news release.


“The OES is dedicated to scriptural lessons, moral teachings and beneficial purposes. Each past Worthy Matron awarded had a remarkable history of service to the organization, family, church, and community,” according to the release.