The Ella Palmer Chapter # 9, Order of Confederate Rose was chartered on August 28, 1999. The charter members are Annette McCluney, Betty Furr, Jeannette McCaskill, Katie Palmer, Ann McCaskill, Earl McCown, and Larry McCluney.
Under the leadership of our past chapter presidents, Miranda McCaskill (2005-2009) Maranda Haik (2003-2005) and Annette McCluney (1999-2003), the Chapter has grown from seven members to twenty-five members and is currently the largest OCR Chapter in Mississippi. Five of our chapter members have served the MS OCR by holding state offices. Past state officers include: Carole Ray, President (2004-2006); Maranda Haik, Secretary/Treasurer (2002-2006); Annette McCluney, President (2000-2004, 2008-2010) and Vice President (2004-2006); Betty Furr, Vice-President (2000-2004); Susan Williams, Secretary (2000-2002); Missy Stillman, Secretary/ Treasurer (2008-2010) .
On May 29-31, 2009, the Ella Palmer Chapter hosted the 2009 Mississippi Society Order of Confederate Rose State Convention. It was the largest in attendance on record.
Founding members of the Ella Palmer Chapter #9, OCR (l to r): Ann McCaskill, Betty Furr, Jeannette McCaskill, Katie Palmer, Annette McCluney