2009-06-03 / Other Jenkins News

Wayside Home Chapter UDC to hold monument rededication

A rededication ceremony for the Wayside Home Chapter UDC Confederate Monument will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, on the Jenkins County Courthouse lawn. (Photo contributed) A rededication ceremony for the Wayside Home Chapter UDC Confederate Monument will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, on the Jenkins County Courthouse lawn. (Photo contributed) The Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) will rededicate the Wayside Home Chapter UDC Monument 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. This centennial observance of the unveiling of the monument will be held on the Jenkins County Courthouse square.

Jenkins County native, Lacy "Butch" Frye III will give the keynote address. Mr. Frye's mother and grandmother were members of the Wayside Home Chapter. He will share personal knowledge of his family's involvement in UDC.

The Wayside Home Chapter, Millen, was chartered October 8, 1906. Chapter officers were: Mrs. C.V. DeLoach, president; Mrs. C.E. Holmes, corresponding secretary; Mrs. E.T. Bell, historian. The Chapter's Confederate Monument was unveiled June 3, 1909. During the 77 years the Chapter made reports, there were 175 members recorded on their roster. The Chapter disbanded in 1983.

Margaret Jones Chapter UDC President Dot Cauley will rededicate a memorial placed on the Court House Square in 1925. The inscription on the bronze states: "This Boulder is placed by The Wayside Home Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy of Jenkins County, Georgia and The Margaret Jones Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy of Burke County, Georgia to perpetuate the name of The Wayside Home and as a Memorial to the Noble Women who served there with valor and patriotism. The Wayside Home was established, maintained and operated by women of Burke County, Georgia (now Burke and Jenkins Counties) for the comfort and relief of our Confederate Soldiers. Those who served as Presidents of the Home were Mrs. Ann MacKenzie, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Mrs. Ransom Lewis, and Mrs. Amos Whitehead."

Georgia Division UDC cordially invites you to attend this historic event.

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