“Self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty and faith. Mary and Chester Hazard and Emma Frances Hazard Bartley possess all of these virtues and more. They are an inspiration to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and to us all.”
Robert Jones, 1995
OPC 150th Anniversary
The Third Generation:
Marjorie Elizabeth and Peggy Sue Bartley
On May 15,1954, the daughters of Horace and Emma Frances Bartley, Marjorie Elizabeth and Peggy Sue, (raised in the Orange Presbyterian Church), had a double wedding in the old sanctuary. Rev. Albert Edwards officiated. Both husbands joined this church, Lorris ‘Buckshot’ Clements from the Gordonsville Baptist Church and Charles O. ‘Billy’ Fitch from the Orange Methodist Church.
Peggy, born in 1934, and Billy Fitch, a Deacon of this congregation, have four children. Charles Timothy, William Perry, Kathleen Sue and James Ordway were raised in this church and participated in many Sunday School and Church youth activities.
Margie Clements was born in 1932. She was a OPC choir member and a Sunday School teacher Margie is a member of the Women of the Church Circle and served as the Treasurer for many years. She participated in many OPC activities including countless church lunches and suppers.
‘Buckshot’, who has served on the Diaconate also was a member, and past president, of the Men of the Church. He played on the church softball team as part of the local area church softball league. ‘Buckshot’ is presently a Trustee of OPC.
The Fourth Generation:
Lorris Lynn and Scott Bartley Clements
Margie and Buckshot have two boys, Lorris Lynn and Scott Bartley. Lynn was born in 1956 and raised in OPC. He participated in many church activities as a member of the Sunday School and the Youth Group. Lynn later became a Sunday School teacher and Sponsor of the OPC Youth Group. He also played on the church softball team.
Lynn has in the past, and is currently, serving on the Session. He has been a member of the Property Committee for many years and heads up our newly formed Safety Team since Covid-19.
Lynn married Lynne Kirkpatrick Taylor in 1988 in OPC. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bill Nichols. Lynne became an active member of this church, teaching Sunday School and Sponsoring the Youth Group. She was a member of the choir and the Session.
In 2016, Lynne was ordained as Minister of the Presbyterian Church, USA in a Service of Ordination at OPC. In 2018, she was installed as Associate Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville.
Scott Bartley was born in 1960 and was involved in church activities as a member of the Sunday School and Youth Group. He was also part of the OPC Softball team. Scott is married to Teresa Herndon Clements.
The Fifth Generation:
Martha, Leslie, and Anne Clements
Lynn and Lynne have three daughters: Martha Elizabeth, Leslie Kirkpatrick and Anne Bartley, all of whom were raised in OPC. Martha was an active member of the Sunday School and church youth activities and sang in the choir. She served on the Session and was Superintendent of our Sunday School.
Leslie also was active in the Sunday School and church youth activities, sang in the choir and served on the Session. Anne, following her family’s lead, participated in Sunday School and church youth activities and sang in the choir. These young women are the 5th generation of the Hazard family active in OPC today.
All of these young people have lead by example as did their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
“Those things which we hold foremost in our memory and dwell on in our thoughts play an important part in defining just who we are. Thus, it is not just appropriate, it is a vital part of the Orange Presbyterian Church to remind ourselves of the saints of this congregation. And to thankfully celebrate their lives and their example, by bringing up the memories of the part they have played in the continuity of who we are and who we strive to be.”
Robert Jones, 1995
OPC 150th Anniversary
- Jennie Hill Robinson
OPC History Team