Carole Jean Drake Belcher is a native of Binghamton, New York. She is the daughter of Carroll Clayton and Geraldine Skinner Drake. Carole is married to William Walter Belcher, and they have two children, Jon and Katryna. Carole received her B.S. in Library Science, and is a professional registered parliamentarian. During her career, Carole was a junior high school librarian, and is now retired.
A native Georgian, Patricia Ann Scott Williams Garner was born to J. B. Scott and Frances Jones Scott at Rome Georgia. She is the widow of Colonel Willie D. Garner, Sr. She is of Native American heritage and serves as a healer of the Cherokee Tribe. Mrs. Garner also has many verified colonial and royal lines in America and Northern Europe. This candidate has two daughters, both graduates of Georgia Colleges, and three grandchildren, two college graduates, one of whom is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and on active duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Ann Garner taught him to fly. Her youngest grandson is a college sophomore and participating in the ROTC program.
Mrs. Garner retired from military duty in the rank of Major in the National Guard having served last as a Family Services officer. She has been employed for the past 18 years as General Manager of Dawson Municipal Airport. She was formerly a registered nurse and a dental hygienist, Ann Garner served in the medical field for 33 years prior to moving to Parrott. She owns a small farm where she grows cotton, peanuts and blue berries. She is also a Huguenot descendant and remains engaged as an artisan and silver smith. Additionally, she is proficient in Native American beading and garment designs, the creator of a number of the society portfolios and tote bags seen in DC during the heritage season, and various fine needlework. She supports a local Christian ministry in Parrott, Georgia by donating the space in two commercial buildings for worship and family activities. Recently she served as Mistress of Ceremonies and a primary benefactor for the Purple Heart Memorial Highway dedicated from Columbus to Albany, GA.
Ann Scott Williams Garner is considered by her peers as a leading example of a Renaissance Woman, as a Marine, Native American healer, nurse, hygienist, airport manager, pilot, silver smith, needle crafter, heritage leader, and officer, deceased military officer's wife, mother and grandmother She is a member of 30 plus hereditary societies.
Leadership of State Societies
Mrs. Garner is a member of The Army and Navy Club of Washington, DC and serves to sponsor CSDIW that holds Annual Board meetings on that site.
Sarah “Sally” Wood Hlavay is a native of Corvallis, Oregon. She is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Sidney Wood, Sr. and Mary Eleanor Grantham Wood. Sally was married to the late Joseph Francis Hlavay. Sally completed her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, earning a B.S. She completed her M.B.A. at Pepperdine University, and an M.A. in Teaching at Emory University. Sally’s career has been as a Professional Fundraiser, serving as Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Emory University; as the Atlantic Regional Manager for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; as an educator at Holy Innocents Parish Day School, as a number of other roles. Sally’s service to the community has been significant and extensive. She is, for instance, a fifty plus year member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, serving as Organizing President of First Emigrant Chapter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century
International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women (ABI)
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis Who's Who)
Charles Owen Johnson, Esq., was born in Monroe, LA, the son of Dr. Clifford U. Johnson and Laura (Owen) Johnson. On graduation, Mr. Johnson received a B.A. from Tulane University, being elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Later he received a LL.B. from Harvard Law School, a JD from Tulane Law School and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. Johnson, a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association enjoyed a successful career in law in Louisiana and Washington D.C. Mr. Johnson served for twenty-four years in the Tax Court Litigation Division of the Chief Counsels Office, Internal Revenue Service, and as Chief of the Court of Appeals Branch, the last eleven years of his service. He was in the Army of the United States from 1950-1952, during the Korean Conflict, and was an overseas veteran the last year. Mr. Johnson resided in Arlington, VA, and Palm Beach, FL (his winter home).
Mr. Johnson served as first editor of Hereditary Register of the United States of America, under the President and General Editor, John Griffin Richardson Rountree. He was also chairman of the editorial committee. Mr. Johnson was a member of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, the Harvard Club of the City of New York and the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. He was active in a number of Fraternal Orders and is a Perpetual Member of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 AF&AM in Alexandria, Virginia, of which George Washington once served as Worshipful Master. He was a member of the Harvard Club of Boston, Massachusetts; the Round Table Club of New Orleans, Louisiana; and the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C.
Kimberly Kay Ormsby Nagy, M.D., is a native of Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Donald E Ormsby and Ruth A. Steinbrecher, and has two children, Donna Maria Nagy and Amanda Leigh Nagy. Kim completed her undergraduate work at the University of Toledo with a B.A. She completed her M.D. at Ohio State University, and subsequently earned her PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Dr. Nagy is now retired after 30 years as a Trauma Surgeon at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Nagy has been researching her family for over 40 years. Since retiring, she has more time to help others with their research as well as her own. In addition to the lineage societies listed above, she belongs to several Genealogical societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as several local and state societies. She enjoys speaking about genealogy to these societies. She is also a prolific author, and her publications will be available for review on her personal listing. Kim is active in her community through First Congregational Church of Downers Grove, P.E.O., and other local community service groups.
Eleanor Warrene Smallwood Beasley Niebell was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Graeme T. Smallwood and Dorothy Hubbell Smallwood. She was married in 1943, in Washington, D.C., to William Niester Beasley and the mother of twin daughters. Her second marriage in 1955, in Arlington, VA, to Paul Milton Niebell and the mother of two daughters and one son, deceased. She resided in Potomac, MD.
Mrs. Niebell's early education was in Washington, D.C., much under private tutelage. She later studied in Geneva, Switzerland and in Brussels, Belgium.
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Commander Sister Grade III, C.St.J.)
Mrs. Niebell is the author of Centennial Plus One, The Centennial History of the National Society Children of the American Revolution 1895-1996. She was a member of the Smithsonian Benefactors Circle, and a life member of the Maryland PTA. Mrs. Niebell was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, MD.
LTC Charles Robert Odom, a native of Durham, NC, is the son of the late Guilford Ennis and Effie Cacindy Nash Odom. He was married to the former Carla Lucille Whitehurst of Durham on June 6, 1964 at Grace Baptist Church, Durham. They have two daughters, Charlotte Martin Odom Lytle Perrin, Catherine Lynne Odom Quick and three grandsons.
Mr. Odom was educated in the Durham Schools. At Campbell College he was Treasurer and a charter member of Nu Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, Service Fraternity, President of Phi Beta Lambda, President of North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America, and selected the North Carolina’s Future Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Odom completed undergraduate work with a B.S. degree in Business. After a brief career with Carolina Power and Light Power Company in Raleigh, North Carolina he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the buildup of the Vietnam War.
Lieutenant Odom graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Lee, Virginia and was immediately deployed to the Republic of Vietnam where he served as an Engineer Supply Officer and later as a Subsistence Supply Officer. Following an assignment as a Test Officer at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Captain Odom graduated from the Quartermaster Officer Career Course at Fort Lee. He deployed to the Republic of Thailand and was appointed Executive Officer to the Depot Commander and later Secretary to the General Staff for the U.S. Army. At Fort Rucker, Alabama he commanded the 108th Quartermaster Company followed by duty as Chief of Protocol. He graduated from Troy State University with a MBA.
At Campbell University, Major Odom was an Assistant Professor of Military Science with the ROTC Detachment and he was inducted into the Faculty Senate. He graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas . He was deployed to Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, at the United States Army Europe Headquarters in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. LTC Odom’s final military tour was a five year assignment at the United States Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) at Fort Lee, Virginia as Director for both the United States Army Auditors and Major Items Management Courses. He is a graduate of a number of the other courses at ALMC. LTC Odom also served as a guest lecturer at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He retired in the Regular Army rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
His post-military career included employment as a Systems Analyst at Computer Science Corporation, Co-Owner of B&O Computers, and recently as a G.E.D. Instructor. The Odoms returned to Durham after living around the world including 33 years in Virginia.
LTC Odom is of the Baptist and Episcopal Faith, and a former lector, Sunday School teacher, and member of the choir. He is the former President of the Chapel Council at Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, and Director of the W.W. Hammond Recital Series at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, Virginia, and Junior Warden of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia. He has performed solo, in quartet and with choirs, where duty called, in churches and choral festivals in America, Vietnam, Thailand and Germany. The Odoms are members of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named LTC Odom as a Paul Harris Fellow. He is former President of the Colonial Heights Club and a twenty-five-year member. He and his family received the Family Life Award as Family of the Year from the Coats Women’s Club. LTC Odom is former Chairman of the Board of the Fort Rucker School Association, member of the Board of Visitors at Mary Baldwin College, and for many years Class Agent for Campbell University. He is a former member of the Petersburg Music Festival Chorus and Vice President, Board of Directors of Crater Community Hospice.
For several years Charles Odom and his wife supplied and posted colors for individual patriots interred at the Spanish American War Cemetery, on the grounds of the Hampton Veterans Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia. During his administration President General Odom presented the National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters bronze marker and certificate of award to Shirley Plantation at Charles City County, Virginia and to the Richard Wainwright Barber Farm, Rowan County, North Carolina. He has served as sponsor for 26 hereditary groups for their respective events held at the Army and Navy Club, Washington.
He is a member of the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C. He is an adjunct member of the Swamp Fox Board of Directors and a founding member of the Book Club of Umstead Pines Club. LTC Charles Robert and Carla Whitehurst Odom established a Hereditary Society Community Scholarship at the College of William and Mary.
LTC Odom is the recent recipient of the Order of El Cid Merit Award. Recently he was honored by Descendants of American Farmers with the Vietnam War Veteran's medal and a Certificate of Valor presented at the Inaugural Military Tribute Ceremony.
LCDR Richard Morgan Wright, Jr., USCG (Ret.) was born at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA, the son of Captain Richard Morgan Wright, US Navy (US Naval Academy, ’41, Pearl Harbor – USS Tennessee (BB-43), World War II submariner (seven war patrols), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands as a Commander, Order of the Oranje Nassau) and Marilyn (Burgess) Wright. He married Diane Lynn Morgan and has two children Kelley Jean Wright and Julie Ann Wright.
He has Bachelor of Arts, History from the University of West Florida, 1974, Master of Arts, Economics from the University of West Florida, 1978, and U.S. Army Aviation School, 1970.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps 1969-1978
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 1978-1994
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"U.S. Coast Guard Aviation, 1916 - 1996"
"So Others May Live - Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmers"