Congrats to ... Ralph Benefield
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Ralph Benefield. Photo: Special to The Star
Ralph Benefield. Photo: Special to The Star
Ralph Benefield of Wedowee was honored in November by the Major General Patrick R. Cleburne Chapter, United Daughters of the confederacy. During World War II, he served as a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army. This UDC Chapter honored Benefield with a World War II Cross of Military Service. The bestowal ceremony was conducted by chapter vice-president Pat Killian of Anniston and chapter recorder of military service awards, Jo Howard of Oxford. His Confederate ancestor was William Benefield who served in Company I 50th Regiment Georgia Infantry.

In addition, the General Cleburne UDC Chapter also remembered in November those currently serving in the military. Chapter president Lynda Lowery of Heflin provided 50 addressed Christmas cards, one at each attendee’s place at the luncheon meeting, to be signed and mailed to “Holiday Mail for Heroes.”

The project at the November meeting was a Thanksgiving canned food drive which garnered a large quantity of food for those less fortunate. The Chapter thanked members Betty Pittman of Wedowee and Wilma Gosdin of Woodland for helping with the collection and Peggy Gudger of Anniston for delivering the food to Interfaith Ministries for distribution.
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