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Sharon Frank Patrick (#47852495)
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Bio Photo Thanks to Bentley Fallis for the following info for the unmarked graves in Hillview East:

During the great flu epidemic of 1918 my dad was all of twelve years old and he said that CW Coleman , who wrote the county history, was a scout leader and a school official got a group of scouts together to dig graves as there were so many dying and having to be buried hastily during the epidemic. Maybe the city kept a record. In the old days the lots were sold and there is an actual deed recorded in the Troup county courthouse. I know as I have the deed from my grandparents lot from October 1923.
They also helped during the night that the tornado literally (1920)removed houses in the SW end of Callaway village I believe the end of Stonewall and Troup streets. Anyway the only light they had searching for people was Mr. Coleman's car which my dad learned to drive that night at 14 years old. He also had to go get gas and kerosene to help out.

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There are over 400 "unknown" in the Hilview East also known as Hillview Annex Cemetery in LaGrange, Georgia, in the Pauper Section.. If you know who any of them are, please contact me. Of the 19 that have been identified by family and now have a marker with name and dates, the death year ranges between 1900 and 1949.

If you have a loved one that died in LaGrange Georgia or Troup County Georgia, and you have not found their grave, consider that they may be here.

I would appreciate it if you could leave a few flowers on their memorials. They are listed as Pauper Unknown and have the number that is on their marker.

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THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone.

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Margaret Brown Caldwell
What?
Lugene Bradley or Tally...Sharon, I don't know what happened here. I deleted the obituary and hopefully it is correct now.
Thank you.
Added by Margaret Brown Caldwell on May 31, 2016 3:14 PM
Bill Powers
James Washington Hornsby 97622019
We have an unusual situation. The remains of James Washington Hornsby have been removed from Hillview East Cemetery; LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, USA to Concord Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; Wadley, Randolph County, Alabama, USA. Do you know how we move the memorial? Shouldn't something be left at the original memorial site indicating that he was once buried there? Someone has already moved the memorial of their infant daughter to the new cemetery; she does not appear in Hillview East Cemetery as every being buried there. Bill (bpowers10@hotmail.com)
Added by Bill Powers on May 27, 2016 2:48 AM
Bob Jones
Thanks!
Thanks for the transfer of our Jones/Nelson graves -- appreciate your hard work - and for helping protect their memory. I'm sorry for failing to ask if YOU may also happen to be related to the Nelsons.

Best-
Bob Jones
Added by Bob Jones on May 26, 2016 6:52 PM
Clay Martinez
RE: William Levi Holland photo
You're welcome for the grave photos.
Added by Clay Martinez on May 25, 2016 2:21 PM
Clay Martinez
William L. Holland
I have a question about the memorial for William Levi Holland, memorial #63632177. The picture of the family, which one is William, if he's even in the photo? And if you know anyone else in the photo, could you tell me who they are?
Added by Clay Martinez on May 25, 2016 12:43 PM
Emma Parker
Marseilles Cemetery
The pics are greatly appreciated. Have a great day. Emma
Added by Emma Parker on May 21, 2016 4:23 PM
NEVER EVER FORGET......
John Henry Howarth
THKS FOR PHOTO....
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on May 19, 2016 2:58 PM
Tom Duncan
Skinner Photo
Hello,

Thank you for posting the Skinner photo, I appreciate your time and efforts.

Tom
Added by Tom Duncan on May 18, 2016 3:13 PM
Daniel Moran
RE: Hattie Styles photos
Thank you, Sharon. I try to get not just the grave itself, but ninety percent of the time someone is in a family plot and I like to get the entire plot for the requester as well. I'm glad I was able to help you. - Dan
Added by Daniel Moran on May 09, 2016 12:53 PM
Daniel Moran
HATTIE STYLES
Ms. Patrick I was in the Bowdon City Cemetery last weekend and found a couple of Styles plots. I guess I had gotten a bit confused for the stone you seek is not inscribed as "Hattie," but there is a "Sims Styles" associated with it. I contacted the cemetery today and had this confirmed. I shall return next weekend to get you the photograph. Sorry for the delay.
Added by Daniel Moran on May 02, 2016 4:25 PM
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