John Roper Grave Marking
May 16, 2015 Oak Level United Methodist Church Cemetery
Fruithurst, Cleburne County, Alabama
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Description of Photos - start at the top left and go left to right
Photo 1 - John Roper Revolutionary War Soldier Marker with SAR bronze medallion (provided by John Hollingsworth, Secretary- Cahaba-Coosa Chapter ALSSAR and 3g-grandson of John Roper).
Photo 2 - John Roper Revolutionary War Soldier Marker and Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR marker with DAR bronze medallion (provided by Lynne Williams, Registrar- Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR and Mary Lewey, Regent- Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR).
Photo 3 - View of covered grave markers with decorated table including baskets of leaflets (describing the life and military service of John Roper) and the American Flag in background.
Photo 4 - Lynne Williams welcomed guests and introduced speakers. Lynne Williams, Registrar - Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR is the 4g-granddaughter of Patriot John Roper.
Photo 5 - Rev. Henry Donald Payne, Pastor of the Oak Level United Methodist Church, opened the ceremony with greetings and prayer to about 50 guests and descendants of Patriot John Roper.
Photo 6 - Betty Payne, Chaplin - Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.
Photo 7 - William (Bill) Clement, Past President - Birmingham Chapter ALSSAR honored Patriot John Roper and spoke in behalf of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Photo 8 - Mary Lewey, Regent - Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR honored Patriot John Roper and spoke in behalf of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Photo 9 - Eli Hollingsworth (5g-grandson of John Roper) ... removed the cover from the markers. Kathryn Petty (5g-granddaughter of John Roper) placed the wreath during the service to honor their ancestor John Roper.
Photo 10 - John Hollingsworth Sr. (3g-grandson of John Roper) Secretary- Cahaba-Coosa Chapter ALSSAR with grandson Eli Hollingsworth (5g-grandson of John Roper).
Photo 11 - John "Rob" Hollingsworth, Jr. (4g-grandson of John Roper), Cahaba-Coosa Chapter ALSSAR and son, Eli.
Photo 12 - Becky Hollingsworth, Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR with grandson Eli Hollingsworth enjoying refreshments.
Photo 13 - Rowena Pugh (3g-granddaughter of John Roper), Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR (inside van - left side) and her son Michael Pugh (4g-grandson of John Roper) and Ruth Piper of the Oak Level United Methodist Church in van - right side)
Photo 14 - Table of delicious refreshments provided by Ruth Boswell Piper and Kay Howell Melton of the Oak Level United Methodist Church. The quilt top tablecloth was compliments of Julia Doty, Josiah Brunson Chapter NSDAR.
Photo 15 - Group Photo of the Descendants of John Roper Revolutionary War Patriot who attended this memorial service to honor their ancestor.