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United Daughters of the Confederacy to hold convention

Members of Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 attended the 113th Annual N.C. Division Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held Oct. 7-10 in Fayetteville.
President and Delegate Sue Curtis, 3rd Vice President and Alternate Trudy Hall and member Sandra Boyer attended meetings and workshops.
They were joined by Honorary Associate member Ed Curtis for a memorial service for deceased members, two banquets, and Bestowal of Military Service Awards for veterans.
Both Sue Curtis and Hall serve as division chairmen and presented reports on Friday.
Boyer was attending her first Division Convention.
Past member Nora Linder, who died in May at the age of 103, was one of two Real Daughters (daughters of Confederate veterans) remembered during the memorial service on Thursday.
The Hoke chapter was presented with six awards at the convention from division officers.
President Emily Champion of Butner presented a Superior Chapter award based on specific UDC objectives, the Daniel Branson Coltrane Cup for a high record in UDC work, and a certificate for sending the most clippings for the Division Press Book.
Second Vice President Aileen Ezell of Canton recognized the Hoke chapter with the Blanton Fetzer Bowl for doing the best work in education for the past year. Historian Patsy Whitfield of Greensboro presented a Silver Cup for the chapter’s doing excellent historical work along all lines.
Recorder of Military Service Awards Laura Griffin of Selma recognized the chapter for its work with veterans. Although no awards are given for magazine ads, the Hoke chapter was congratulated for its ad in the October UDC Magazine featuring the 100th Anniversary of the Rowan County Monument on May 10.
One former local resident, Gov. John Willis Ellis, was mentioned throughout the convention. Sue Curtis spoke of him during her report as did Fayetteville historian Bruce J. Daws and filmmaker Kevin Duffus in their lectures.
Next year’s convention will be held in Wilmington in the first week of October.

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