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Remembering our Confederate Ancestors

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April 26, 2023, the ladies of UDC Betty Lykes Stringer Chapter celebrated Confederate Memorial Day at Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Flags were placed on the graves of the 50 Confederate soldiers and one Union soldier to honor their service, and each of their names was read.

A program was given by Anne Coots Brown on George Shepherd Ham and his letters written from a battlefield in Virginia. Mr. Ham was in the Confederacy during the war and became an outstanding citizen and church leader after his return home.

The poem, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, was read by Mr. Dan White. Music was supplied by Mr. Wayne Sweat and friends and greatly enjoyed by all present.
We were honored to welcome guest Jeannie Russell, District VI Director; Dan White, member of Gen. John C. Breckinridge SCV Camp 1786; Joyce White, President of Granville Beville 2234 UDC and their son Russ White, member of Gen. Jubal A. Early SCV Camp 556, as well as Mr. Sweat and his musical group. Lunch was served, and a very enjoyable time was had by all in attendance.

Anyone interested in learning more about our lineage society, please contact: Donna at [email protected]

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