Article by W. Clay Crook-
The town of Sardis celebrated their Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Senior Center. As veterans took their seats, they greeted old friends and made the acquaintance of new ones, while Dennis Smith and band played tunes until time for the ceremony.
Judith Willis served as the Master of Ceremonies and recognized several special guests, including General Dan Wood, Sardis Mayor Joey Hudgins, Veterans Services Officer Jimmy White, Road Commissioner Steve Vineyard and Circuit Court Clerk Beverly Dunaway. Sardis Mayor Joey Hudgins thanked everyone for attending and marked how important it was to give thanks to the men and women who have preserved the freedom of the country during this special time of the year. Ms. Willis also recognized Mr. J.C. McCollum, who was the only World War II veteran in attendance. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater.
Recognition was also made for Ms. Berma Hudgins, who has just recently turned 95, as the daughter of a World War I veteran, Graydon Hanna, who served in France. Ms. Hudgins is the great-great-granddaughter of the town of Sardis founder Captain James Hanna who…
For complete coverage, see the November 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.