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Lauren's Mom (#47547915)
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Bio Photo ***A special thank you and hug goes to all the sweet people who have left tokens for my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford. It means so much to me. Reading the messages and seeing the pretty tokens helps brighten my day when I've been feeling sad.***

***Note added 2 February 2015: Another special memorial I've created is the one for Aaron Doty. Aaron was only 20 years old when he was brutally murdered here in Highlands County. I have been the only person to visit his memorial to date..I would appreciate any tokens left in his memory. You can google his name and our location to read about this heartbreaking story. Two of his murderers were found guilty today.

Find A Grave is a wonderful resource, and I am so happy to have "found" this website. I have been doing family history research on and off since 1970. It is time consuming, as well as a labor of love, and extremely rewarding. Now that I have retired, I am able to spend more time on my favorite hobby.

I am researching these names (ancestors and descendants):
In TN and NC: Sharp/Sharpe, Cooper, Welch, Hatmaker, Duke, Hafford, Tinsley, Tucker, Farbridge, Burton, Mosier, Jarnagan/Jarnagon/possibly Jernigan.

In VA and GA: Watson, Halburt, Burdyne.

In Glamorgan, Wales, UK: Greenberry or Green Berry Hill.

In Kent, UK: John Stevens.

In UK: Thomas Fay/Faye; Margaret Maiter/Maher/Maier, Ellen Lynch, David Lynch, Bolling.

In NY: William Henry Stevens & Maggie/Mary/Mae Fay(e).

In Arkansas: Garrett, Wilson, Calhoun, Farbridge, Hamilton, Hafford.

In VA, GA & FL: Hill, Callahan, Cain, Bradford, Power, Sims, Caraway/Carraway/Cariway, Grisham/Gresham/Grissom.

In VA and OH: Moon.

In GA, AL, FL, TX and OK: Zellner.

I manage the memorial sites for several family members and ancestors, as well as some very dear family friends.

A special place in my heart is held for the FAG memorial # 26414618, that of my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford .
If you visit her memorial, please leave a remembrance so I will know you have visited.

Here is a wonderful quote by a man I had the pleasure of hearing in person when I was a university student many moons ago: "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." Leo F. Buscaglia

I love my FAG friends, and have met some wonderful people associated with this website. I enjoy getting emails from fellow FAG members and visitors. You may want to leave a token at a memorial created in tribute to Fallen Gravers. These people have passed on, but were a part of our group when they were living.

One of my favorite things to do is leave flowers for infants, children or young adults who have been taken from us too soon. It makes me feel sad when I see a memorial that has been created and no one has left a flower for that person. I feel everyone should have a flower at their memorial site to show that someone remembers them.

If you see a memorial for one of your family members that I have created, please let me know how you are related to that person. I will happily transfer them to you, unless they are also a relative of mine. I feel the memorials should be with loved ones (family) whenever possible. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial for that relative to request a transfer.
I take great care with the memorials I create, and I like to include as much information as I have available. If you have a picture, information to add, or a correction, please let me know via the Edit tab. (Thanks.) I feel the memorials are not only a lasting tribute to the person, but they are a very valuale resource for fellow genealogists and family historians.

Gwen Sharp Hafford
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Sean Magan
hello...
Thinking of you & your family...knew it was in April & in the teens somewhere. You are always in my prayers. I read your most recent message on Lauren's memorial page, I couldn't help getting choked up. Stay strong, be well & peace.

-Sean
Added by Sean Magan on Apr 16, 2015 2:07 PM
Rosie♥Mooch
RE: Lauren's flower
You are very welcome. It is my pleasure to visit your precious daughter Lauren. So beautiful and taken so needlessly. I hope the guy is rotting in jail. I don't imagine it ever gets any easier. Love & Hugs, Rosie
Added by Rosie♥Mooch on Apr 14, 2015 3:45 PM
Grace Younglove Hudson
James Davis
Hi:
Just wanted to thank you for the obit for Maryor James Davis. Information posted. Thanks a bunch. Have a Happy in the Lord Day!!!
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Apr 07, 2015 8:44 AM
Barry Colbaugh
Lieut Francis Power
I have an obit from his wife Sarah.

I found an obituary in this rare newspaper about Sarah Power but cant find her on find a grave. I cannot find Francis either so I am assuming he is buried at Chickamauga but not sure. Any ideas?

POWER, Francis - Jr. 2d Lieutenant Mar. 4, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant in 1862. Transferred to Co. E, 37th Regt. Ga. Inf. as 1st Lieutenant May 6, 1863. Killed at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863

Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Ga. 1863 Battle of Chickamauga List of casualties in Co. "E" 37th Ga. Reg. On the 19th and 20th Sept. 1863 Editor Banner________Sir___You will please Publish the following list of killed and Wounded in our company, and oblige many Of their friends. Killed 2nd Lieut. Frances Power, 2nd Corp. William A. Morris, Private, R bt T Power

The Alliance Plowboy
Wednesday April 3rd 1901
Mrs. Sarah Power Dead
Born in Madison County, Georgia December 18, 1825 and died April 1st, 1901 Aged 75 years and married to Frances Power December 18. 1843 with eight children three boys and five girls, James G. Power, W.W. Power, C.G Power, Mrs. MaryAnn Johnson of Texarkana, Arkansas, Mrs. Georgia A. Ambrose died several years ago, Mrs., Elizabeth j. Street and Mrs. Emma F. Wilson both of Buford.
The husband and father was ki...lled on September 19, 1863 on the first day of the battle between Southern and Northern armies at Chickamauga. This left a widow with the burden of a large family to raise and educate. This she assiduously herself to and with the aid of the three boys has grown into a very large and influential one.
Mrs. Power joined the Baptist Church at quite a young and lived a consistent Christian until her death. The Church has lost a faithful member and the community a real “Mother of Israel”.
The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by Reverend J. J. Twitty and the remains deposited in the New Cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends though the weather was very unpleasant.
To the bereaved family the Plowboy joins the community in condolences

The battle of Chickamauga was in September 1863
Added by Barry Colbaugh on Mar 14, 2015 2:33 PM
Stu Bevis
RE: Bunting edits
Thanks for your help. I did confirm that the correction for James L Bunting Jr was correct. I am going over to Madison this weekend and will ask around to determine which Bunting JLB Jr did belong too and let you know what I find out. Thank you for continuing to manage this-I don't have time right now to take it on but do greatly appreciate all or you good people that have worked so hard on this project and helped those of us who are interested but too busy to help connect lots of loose ends. Kind regards-Stu Bevis
Added by Stu Bevis on Feb 24, 2015 6:51 AM
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Clyde Roland Ponce # 85588235
Thank you for adding these memorials! Your contributions are greatly appreciated. You're helping so many people find their loved ones. :) Edits have been requested for my great Uncle's memorial please. Thank you in advance for the updates. Hope you have a blessed day.
Added by † GenAngel † on Feb 13, 2015 6:10 PM
Christine Taylor
RE: Headstone pictures
You're welcome! Thank you for your kind words.
Christine
Added by Christine Taylor on Feb 13, 2015 10:18 AM
Stu Bevis
RE: Bunting edits
Thanks for your message-let me double check with a Bunting contact that I have in Madison. It may be a death year issue-because I do know that James L. Bunting, Sr. did not have any children that lived into adulthood. My Aunt married James L. Bunting, Sr. in 1925 and he did not have any children when she married and they did not have any children together. I will be adding her as a spouse this week so be on the lookout to see Irene Ragans Andrews to appear.

I will get back to you on the James L,. Bunting, Jr. question as soon as I hear from Madison.

Thanks for all your hardwork on Find A Grave.

Stu Bevis
Added by Stu Bevis on Feb 04, 2015 6:35 AM
David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton
RE: Cemetery pictures
I am sorry but we are not able to provide an aerial photo of this cemetery.
Added by David E. & Kathleen G. Pa... on Jan 26, 2015 9:20 AM
Beverly Skinner
MIldred Louis Smith
This is my Aunt if you would like to transfer to me. Beverly Smith Skinner 48012589
Added by Beverly Skinner on Jan 24, 2015 1:39 PM
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