On a beautiful May morning at 7:30 a.m., exactly 100 years after the Fraterville Mine Disaster, the bell tolled at Briceville Church. Once for every man and boy who perished in the mine. A service was held in memory of the over 200 men and boys who perished in the mine. Over 100 people attended the service. Many were descendants of the miners. The following is a photo summary of the service. News articles describing the service follow the photos. The program followed a similar pattern to the memorial service held throughout the community 100 years ago.
|Rev. Roy Daugherty opened the service.|
Rev. Roy and Della Daugherty sang some beautiful songs.
|Special music performed by Rev. Tim Russell and wife Billie.|
Scene from the back of the Briceville Church. After the service attendees enjoyed the view and studied headstones of miners killed in both the Fraterville and Cross Mountain Mine Disasters.
Thank you to Rev. Pastor Barnette from the Briceville Church of God, Pastor Tim Russell of Briceville First Baptist Church, Mark "Hollywood" Whaley from Anderson County FEMA Project Impact, the singers and musicians from both churches, and Freddie Wright from UMWA for participating in the service.
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