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Mz Fish (#46622368)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
~Henry David Thoreau

I was drawn to FAG after loosing a dear friend in a tragic car accident, as well as my only sister suffering a brain injury in a car accident on her way to school--she was a passenger, along with another beloved friend who passed away in the accident. That day changed so many lives forever!

I grew up in a small fishing community in N.C., moved away at the age of 17 and served in the USAF during Desert Storm. I've always enjoyed walking through cemeteries...wondering what each person might have been like in their lifetime. You'll find my "Pappy", beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law and our respective families and beloved friends among the many memorials I've added to FAG; thanks to each of you who take the time remember them! Also, thank you for stopping to leave flowers for our dear family and friends we've lost, to include our beloved family friend, Christopher Johnson, who lost his battle with leukemia and the many dear young friends whose earthly bodies rest near him.

If you have a question about a memorial I have added, or would like a transfer, please email me. I will do all I can to help. I do my best to honor and lovingly remember those who I memorialize. Always happy to transfer your family and friends. :)

NOTE: I have many memorials on this site that have no exact location of their graves, (my great grandfather Riley Thomas Lewis is one), but sadly, as many genealogist know, many states, to include North Carolina vital records (births/deaths), were not kept on a statewide basis before October 1913. Therefore, the location of many graves were lost as family members who did know the locations have died. Also, there are many cemeteries with the same names and no accurate documentation of individuals buried there. It actually took me ten years to locate my Dad's cousins who were buried in the "Philyaw Family Cemetery" in Comfort, N.C. because there are 4 such named cemeteries on the same highway.

I am always happy and grateful to merge memorials if you do locate an actual burial location of a family member or friend.

Thanks for all of you have helped on my quest to remember those who we strive to keep their memory and stories alive!
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Donna Wilkins
RE: Cannon Smith
Thank You!I will do my best to honor him
and connect as many of my family as I can. Donna Wilkins
Added by Donna Wilkins on Apr 14, 2015 2:27 PM
Big E
RE: Sandy Run Cemetery
Thanks for the help! I haven't been able to get out to the sites because I'm recovering from a near death surgery which left me paralyzed of over 6 months in 2013. I have been to Sandy Run in past years and agree with you about its need for better upkeep and clearer access to the grounds. I, however, don't know who is responsible for the area either. I would have thought that the CME church would still own the land, but I'm not sure. Once I've gotten completely back on my feet, I will look into it farther.
Added by Big E on Apr 09, 2015 12:20 PM
Madge Taylor
Bio has been added for Madge Taylor.
Added by Hochi on Apr 04, 2015 6:07 AM
Donna Wilkins
Cannon Smith
Thank you so much for creating this Find A Grave Memorial #68196454. So many ancestors/family members listed. He was my 2x Great grandfather. I do have a correction for you though. He was married 3 times to #1 Ann Morris #2 Mary Ann Jones and #3 Susan Koonce (although I think this was a 2nd marriage for her because both the children also bear the name Koonce Smith and were born before she married Cannon. I have been unable to verify this as of yet. He was NOT married to Frances Ann Stewart(1839-1920) Find A Grave Memorial 28740297. She married his son Cannon Smith (1836-1917)Find A Grave Memorial #28740282 and they had 9 children. Again, thank you for all of the research and posting. Donna Wilkins
Added by Donna Wilkins on Mar 22, 2015 1:50 PM
DK Moody
Thank you
Thank you for the effort and time you invest in the archival of information.

Added by DK Moody on Feb 17, 2015 9:37 AM
RE: Transfer
Thank you!!
Added by HSVGS on Feb 08, 2015 10:46 AM
Kathleen Connally Hale
I was going over photo requests that had problems and saw that the Texas State Cemetery told one photographer that reported a problem that Kathleen was not buried there. At the time, she was not eligible to be buried there (1959).

I went and pulled her obituary from the 1959 newspapers archives, and she is interred in the
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Tarrant County Texas in Ft Worth. If you will update that information on her Find A Grave memorial, that would be awesome.

Thanks again. Sarah S
Added by SarahATX on Feb 07, 2015 6:20 PM
RE: Perit Long
Helloooooo Cousin!

Perrit Long is my gggg-grandfather. His daughter Catherine Long is my connecting relative (my ggg-grandmother).

Which line do you descend from?

My email addy is writer_hughes(at)yahoo(dot)com

Added by WereYorkie on Jan 28, 2015 5:24 PM
Perrit Long
Hi! Just a quick FYI, the first few children are not the product of the marriage of Perrit Long and Minerva Harriet Bailey. From the time line, all the older children (from Nancy to William) belonged to an unknown wife. She probably died in childbirth (William) and he quickly married Minerva Bailey so she could run the household and care for the children.

Just another excuse to go to Salt Lake and play in the library! :D
Added by WereYorkie on Jan 28, 2015 12:30 AM
Carolyn Sanders Gattis
Elisha Sanders
Elisha Sanders photo of headstone on my page is located Falls Creek Baptist Church Oconee County S.C.
Added by Carolyn Sanders Gattis on Dec 30, 2014 6:55 PM
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