UDC attends convention

Members of the Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy recently attended the 126th Annual Convention held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, GA. The Tennessee Division received 15 awards for outstanding work in the UDC objectives, Benevolent, Memorial, Educational, Historical and Patriotic. Seated from left are Jeanell Kutterer, honorary president of general, Confederate Gray 2681; Brenda Hall McDonald, Tennessee Division president, Knoxville 89; Nelma Crutcher, president general, Fort Donelson 1582; Karen Emerson McPeak, Tennessee Division vice president, Nashville 1; and Matilda Speck, past president Tennessee Division, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123. Second row, from left, are Nancy Todd, past Tennessee Division president, Gayoso 2423; Patricia Anderson, Kirby-Smith 327; Becky Odell, Kirby-Smith 327; Betty Ledbetter, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123; Dore Crain, president, Gayoso 2423; Syble Throneberry, Kirby-Smith 327; and Rebecca Sardella, Tennessee Division chaplain, Captain W.Y.C. Hannum 1881. Back row, from left, are Susan Church, Nashville 1; Donna Hamilton, Tennessee Division treasurer, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123; Marissa Lemley Brown, Tennessee Division second vice president, Capt. James Madison Sparkman 2363; Lisa Pritchett, Jefferson Davis 900; and Betty Brown, president, Kate Litton Hickman 597.