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Thanks for supporting film
Letter to the editor

Editor, The Board of Directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc. would like to thank those that supported the documentary "Hell Fire and Glory" featuring Henry Lincoln Relaford.

The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 7.

We at Seven Minsitries were not the sponsor, but were honored to work with Henrietta Relaford Weaver and the Relaford family to support the event and again we say thanks.

Thanks to State Court Judge Jeffery Osteen, Solicitor General Mark Hendrix, County Commissioner Eddie Walden and his lovely wife Kathy, County Commissioner Pat Bowen, Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy, Board of Education Member Carolyn Carter, the Rev. Eric Hollis and Bridging the Gap, Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, and Melissa Carter-Ray of State Farm Insurance.

A very special thanks to Leah Poole and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB, the Hinesville Area County Arts Council, Sabrina Newby and The Liberty County Minority Chamber, Robin Hammock and staff, Janice Relaford, and Col. Eddie White and The Liberty County High School JROTC color guard (sorry if I missed anyone).

Also working to make this program a success were program master of ceremonies the Rev. Willie Anderson, Jr. "Old Blue," Micka Relaford, Cathie Mikell, the Rev. Reginald Anderson, Sydney Rackley, and guest speakers Riceboro Mayor Pro Tem the honorable Tommy Williams, Liberty County NAACP Branch President Graylan Quarterman, and State Rep. the honorable Al Williams.

Heartfelt thanks to Charlene Jones and Sugalene Productions for the making and presentation of this great documentary.

It was a joy working one on one with Henrietta for such a worthy cause.

Her dad and my uncle Henry Relaford was a great man and while we miss him and his fighting spirit, we cherish his memories and we will continue to honor his legacy.

God bless.

Gary Gilliard

Gilliard, a Liberty County commissioner, is also president and chief executive officer of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc.

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