Jacob Flournoy Chapter DAR remembers deceased members
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 8:00 pm
The Messenger 05.27.13
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently remembered two of their members who have died.
The impressive memorial service was conducted by Agnes Sublette, assisted by Rose Oliver and Ramona Moon.
Standing behind a white draped table decorated with spring bouquets and large round white burning candles nestled in crystal holders, Ms. Sublette honored the memory of deceased members Eunice Clark and Charlotte Ivey. Seated at long white draped tables adorned with spring bouquets and candles, attendees were reminded of the service that both Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Ivey had rendered to the local DAR chapter. During their years as members, both ladies had almost always been present at meetings, entertained members in the lovely homes and exhibited friendliness and love toward others.
After reading the Beatitudes from the Bible and praising both Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Ivey, Ms. Sublette closed her remarks with the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray. Following the prayer, Ms. Sublette asked for further comments from those present.
Mrs. Oliver said, “Charlotte Ivey was a neighbor and friend. She was a very ‘classy’ woman, who, with great dignity, had endured many losses in her life.
“I especially remember one special afternoon sitting on her back porch and her telling me about her love for traveling and living in France with her husband and their five children.
“She came over one Halloween evening and sat on my front porch. I could see her delight with the excited costumed children running about with their trick-or-treat bags. Throughout her lifetime, Charlotte Ivey maintained her ‘zest’ for life.”
Mrs. Ivey was an example to chapter members of love and dedication in caring for an ailing loved one. Life’s problems did not prevent her showing a caring interest in the lives of others.
Mrs. Moon said, “Eunice Clark was an organizing and charter member of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter of the DAR. She held many offices including that of regent from 1980-1984 and again in 1998-1999. When she often served as hostess for chapter meetings, guests were invited to her lovely home for bountiful refreshments and a warm meeting environment.
“Eunice Clark was from a newspaper family. She and her first husband, Vyron Mitchell, owned and published The Fulton Daily Leader. They were very generous to use news and articles from the DAR.
“Later, Eunice Clark wrote a column called ‘Small Talk,’ where she wrote of local happenings and related human interest stories.”
As parliamentarian, Mrs. Clark kept DAR members on track as she was a stickler for abiding by national, state and local bylaws and guidelines.
DAR members fondly remember the bountiful feasts and beautiful decorations when Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Ivey served as joint hostesses for chapter meetings. Both will be missed for their dedication to their responsibilities and for their bright smiles and positive attitudes, a spokesman said.
Sally Ivey, daughter-in-law of the late Charlotte Ivey, attended the memorial service.