Bemis Heritage Day 2021

Bemis Mill Memorial Park – On Bemis Heritage Day/Armed Forces Day 2021, friends and family of Historic Bemis gathered to dedicate the flagpole and the flag of the United States of America in memory and honor of all sons and daughters from the Bemis Mill Village who served and continue to serve our country in the Armed Forces and on the home front since 1900. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris at Flag Dedication in Bemis Mill Memorial Park
(Photo by Jimmie Nerren Grasso)
Jackson Recreation & Parks Department Director Tony Black, Bemis Historical Society Chairman Joel Jackson, and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris – Bemis Mill Memorial Park (Photo by Larry Hearn)
Bemis Historical Society Chairman Joel Jackson and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris – Bemis Mill Memorial Park (Photo by Larry Hearn)
Jackson Recreation & Parks Department Director Tony Black, Bemis Historical Society Chairman Joel Jackson, and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris (Photo by Larry Hearn)
Bemis Mill Memorial Park – Mural by Les Macdiarmid (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
The Bemis Boogie Blues Band provided lively music from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s performed by Tony McCaslin, Willi X Evans, Bobby Cleary, Steve Patterson, and Newt Hall at Bemis Heritage Day on May 15, 2021.
(Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Friends, Music, & BBQ (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Friends (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Games provided by Jackson’s Recreation & Parks Department (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Friends, Music, & BBQ (Photo by Dave Montoya)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1965 – Linda Goff Farmer and Lin Holley
(Photo by Jenny Butler)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1965 – Beverly Brasher Wheeler, Don Mitchell, and Julia Eliff Futral
(Photo by Jenny Butler)
David McNatt (South Side Class of 1965) and Sheron McNatt ( Photo by Jenny Butler)
Friends from South Side Classes of 1964 and 1965 – Al Gordon, Joe Moore, and Lin Holley
(Photo by Jenny Butler)
Friends from South Side Class of 1972 – Front row: Ross Hudson, Gayla Jackson Morris, Colette Butler Williams, Wanda Bain Rogers, David Newsom; Back row: Joe Oswald, Bobby Cupples, Phil Butler, Glen Moore (1973), Pat Isbell Williams. (Photo by Mrs. Joe Oswald, Provided by Colette Butler Williams)
Friends from South Side Class of 1972 – Wanda Bain Rogers, Vickie Goff Chilcote, Colette Butler Williams, Gayla Jackson Morris (Photo provided by Colette Butler Williams)
Proclamation for Bemis Heritage Day 2021
from Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris and City of Jackson Mayor Scott Conger
Anita Roark greeted friends and sold keepsakes. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis keepsakes are available in the Museum’s Company Store. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
USA Flag, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
United States Veterans – Front row: Johnnie Grantham, Bobby Cupples, Lin Holley, David McNatt
Back row: Glenn Cooper, Jeff Haltom, ?, Fred Jones, ? (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
United States Veterans – Front row: Wayne Monks, Victor Collins, Dorothy Smith Janes, Tony Davis, Wallace Mills.
Back row: Clay Young, David Matthews, Jimmy Rogers, Ricky Hensley, Al Gordon, Carlos Ivy, John Kriaski,
Bobby McAlexander. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Susan Kriaski from the Jackson-Madison Chapter presented a NSDAR historic preservation award to Bemis Historical Society Chairman Joel Jackson. (Photo by Larry Hearn)
Members of the Jackson-Madison Chapter NSDAR recognized US veterans with lapel pins and patches.
(Photo by Larry Hearn)
Children of the American Revolution assisted in recognizing US veterans. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Heritage Day – View from the Balcony (Photo by Robert Gaugh)
Bemis Historical Society Vice Chairman Kathy Haney Williams (left) received a NSDAR award for community service. She was nominated by Linda Goff Farmer (right) from the Jackson-Madison Chapter.
(Photo by Butch Williams)
Wanda Young Wright received a surviving Vietnam Veteran spouse’s pin from NSDAR by Jackie Utley.
(Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1964 – Al Gordon, Carole Jackson Gordon,
Ginny Bedat Mays, and Cheryl Butler Matthews (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1967 – Terry Wooley Hardwick and Jerry Elston
(Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1968 – Richard Taylor, Carlos Ivy, Kathy Haney Williams, Sandra Coatney Holley, Phyllis Hale Dancer, Doris Williams Radcliffe, and Larry Hearn (Photo by Butch Williams)
Friends from the South Side Class of 1965 – Beverly Brasher Wheeler and Jackie Nesbitt Barnett
(Photo by Jenny Butler)
Chat ‘N Chew Drive-in-Restaurant was open 1958-1978 beside South Side High School. Bobby McAlexander created a replica of the restaurant including friends. (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby “Mac” McAlexander & granddaughter Rachel (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bobby McAlexander’s Chat ‘N Chew replica (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Memories (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Sandra Morgan Williams shared memories of the Chat ‘N Chew (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Mill Village Museum – May 16, 2021, morning after Bemis Heritage Day (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
Bemis Mill Village Museum – May 16, 2021, morning after Bemis Heritage Day (Photo by Kathy Haney Williams)
“VIP Jackson Magazine” – June/July 2021 (Story and photos by Woody Woodard)