Memorial Day service celebrated at Ivor
Published 10:51 am Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Merle Monahan/Contributing Writer
IVOR—Patriotic music and a short history of many of those buried in Ivor Cemetery comprised the program Sunday when about 50 people gathered there to honor the nation’s veterans and loved ones who have passed.
Speaker for the service was local historian and former resident, Jay Bradshaw of Wakefield, who spoke about how the town began in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
“Many of the people buried here were descendants of the actual founders of the town,” he said, and added, many also were veterans.
Bradshaw spoke with affection about those he knew as he grew up in Ivor and praised their efforts as they fought for their country during the various wars.
Music for the service was provided by another former resident, vocalist Linda Soulli Clifton of Smithfield.
Clifton, also a veteran, sang two patriotic favorites.
The service concluded with a benediction by Millfield Baptist Church pastor, the Rev. Brooks Gale.