Nashville-OratorThe Greenville County Republican Women's Club Americanism Program featured talent from the Academy of Arts Logos Theatre in Taylors. The artists included Noah and Nicole Stratton and Dr. Nicky Chavers. The program also featured Glenn Christianson on the piano. Kathy Davis, Americanism Chair arranged the program.

Dr. Chavers founded the Academy of Arts in 1971 and has written hundreds of pieces of music as well as 26 full-length plays and musicals. He portrayed John Adams in the program. Noah Stratton portrayed Patrick Henry.

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The South Carolina Division of the Children of the Confederacy held its annual Convention in Greenville, SC, on May 18-19, 2012. Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907, CofC, was the host Chapter for the event. Winnie Davis Chapter No. 442, UDC, assisted in hosting the Convention. Young people from all over the state of South Carolina, and others from North Carolina and Georgia attended the meetings. The Convention theme was "Show Your Southern Pride." The event began on Friday evening, May 18, at the Museum and Library of Confederate History, 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC.

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Robert H. Roper III, Past S.C. Division Commander Featured Speaker


The 2012 Confederate Memorial Service held in Springwood Cemetery on North Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday, May 6th, drew a capacity crowd.

A prelude of soul-stirring music by the Kendall, Neely and Verdin family Musical Ensemble permeated the historic cemetery where hundreds of Confederate soldiers and their families were laid to rest.

Hunter Kendall gave the bugle Call to Church.

David Wright, Commander, 16th Regiment SCV, issued the Call to Order, with Invocation by SCV National and 16th Regiment Chaplain Mark Evans.

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Wheeler-PhotoOn Saturday, April 28, 2012, John Wheeler... after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep...Acts 13:36.  He was ushered into the presence of his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

John Evan Wheeler, the most beloved husband, for almost fifty years, of Sara Ann (Sally) Swett, was born May 7, 1937, to George Ellis Wheeler, Sr and Annie Mae Lanford Wheeler

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him,” Prov. 20:7.  He was a godly father and grandfather to Anne Bythewood Wheeler Broyles, son-in-law David Broyles and children, Katherine Rebecca B. King (Ian), Sara Jane, Gilbert Evan, and Caroline Elizabeth.  His son, John Evan Wheeler, Jr, daughter-in-law Mary Whitten Wheeler and children Ellis Grace and Sadie Caroline.  Also his daughter, Sara Lee Wheeler.  Who all adored him!

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The eighth annual Wade Hampton Memorial Service will be held on Saturday afternoon April 21st at 2 o'clock in Keenan Chapel at Trinity Cathedral.

The outstanding speaker will be Dr. David Aiken of Charleston, who until his retirement last May was a professor of English at the Citadel. In his later years at El Cid, he also taught some courses at the College of Charleston. He is a nationally known authority on the works of William Gilmore Simms and also the War for Southern Independence. His topic will be: "Wade Hampton, a Civilizing Influence." Dr. Aiken is a well-known author of such books as "A City Laid Waste," and "Fire in the Cradle: Charleston's Literary Heritage."

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Left to Right - Jennifer Sawyer and Mosie Marlar both received the Winnie Davis Award from  Joe Payne (right), SC Commander of Military Order of Stars and Bars on Saturday, March 17 at the University of SC Library at the Spring Awards Ceremony of the SC Division MOS&B. Mrs. Marlar received hers for her work with the SCV Camp #36 and especially the Museum and Library of Confederate History in Greenville. Mrs. Sawyer received hers for her work with the SCV Camp #40 of Laurens and particularly her work on the McGowan Brigade Monument placed by Camp 40 at the Spotsylvania Battlefield in May of 2009. Mrs. Marlar is the SC Society Order of Confederate Rose Treasurer and Mrs. Sawyer is the President and Historian of the JB Kershaw Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy in Laurens and is a member of the Captain William Farley Chapter OCR at Camp 40 in Laurens.

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The Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907 Children of the Confederacy has been actively participating in service projects for their community and around the world. In September, the Chapter collected school supplies for Armstrong Elementary, to be distributed to needy students. In October and November, the children collected Toys for Tots that were donated to the Marine Recruitment center for distribution to needy children in December.

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