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UDC Holds Memorial Service

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:13 pm

On May 16, members of the Kirby-Smith Chapter 327 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy hosted a memorial service honoring General Edmund Kirby-Smith on his birthday. The event was held at the University Cemetery in Sewanee. Among the honored guests were Tennessee Division President Brenda Hall McDonald, Division Vice President Karen Emerson-McPeak, and Mr. David Alexander, Mayor of Franklin County. Wearing his Confederate army costume, Kirby Crabtree, of Monteagle, presented an a cappella music program. Becky Odell of Manchester placed a wreath at the General Kirby-Smith Monument. Following, Patricia Street, of Tracy City, placed a First National Flag of the Confederacy. Chapter President Ginger Delius, of Tullahoma, presented a biography of General Kirby-Smith. Honoring the General, Mayor Alexander presented a proclamation declaring May 16, 2019, as “Edmund Kirby-Smith Day.” Pictured are (l to r): Patricia Street, Becky Odell, Ginger Delius, Brenda Hall McDonald, and Karen Emerson-McPeak.