DAR honors Marsh’s devotion to cemetery

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Noel F. “Buddy” Marsh Jr., front at far right, is honored by the Avery Trace Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, with the Historic Preservation Recognition Award for his more-than-44-year dedication to the preservation, care and maintenance of Kendrick Cemetery in Rockwood.

On hand for the ceremony in the recently restored courtroom of the old Roane County Courthouse in Kingston are Marsh’s wife, Marcia Marsh, seated; and standing from left, Marsh family members Sammy Key, son-in-law; Rolland Cisson, brother-in-law; Donna Jean Cisson, sister; Curt Marsh, son; Frank Barnes, brother-in-law; Tonia Marsh Key, daughter; Trevor Marsh, grandson; Jessica Marsh, granddaughter-in-law; and Avery Trace Regent Brenda Hall McDonald.

Marsh was thanked for his faithfulness in maintaining the cemetery, even though he has no relatives buried there.

The cemetery is the final resting place of Samuel Kendrick, a Revolutionary War soldier.