Canton resident to rededicate Confederate monument July 19

Jul 01, 2014

The North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host a dedication of the Reidsville Confederate Monument at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Greenview Cemetery, located at 1004 Montgomery St., Reidsville. The monument is located on the UDC plot, guarding the graves of Confederate soldiers buried there.

The ceremony will be conducted by Lois Harwood Marlow, of Concord, N C. division president, and Aileen Ezell, of Canton, former N.C. division president and current Monument Committee chairwoman.

The original monument, dedicated in 1910, was struck by a car in an accident in 2011, damaging the soldier beyond repair for use atop the monument; this made it necessary to replace him.

The new soldier was designed by Carl W. Regutti, of Cary, sculpted of Georgia granite by Mike Jones, of Elberton, Georgia, and assembled by Frank Parker with Parker Monuments, of Knightdale. The original broken soldier was donated by the division to the Historical Museum of Rockingham County.

An invitation to attend the ceremony is extended to all who honor those who served in the Confederacy and who appreciate the organization's continuing commitment to the service of these veterans.