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jrpv (#46972216)
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Bio Photo Social Life is the aggregate of all the individual men's Lives who constitute society; History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.

- An oft-quoted "admission" by Thomas Carlyle in his 1830 essay On History

Dear Folks,

Originally, the Christian names, maiden names, surnames and dates which appear as titles for these Find A Grave cyber-memorials, and by which these entries are indexed, were as they appear on the stones and, in some instances, on undertaker markers (because, ordinarily, inscriptions are primary evidence for the individuals memorialized in these cemeteries, at least when placed by contemporaries).

Over time, I've begun to enter the transcriptions, so that now, many memorials include maiden names and full names (and additional dates and places) where they can be added with a high degree of confidence. The "Bio" sections may include genealogical deductions which are based on a number of documents, including both primary evidence and secondary sources.

The on-line availability of Georgia death certificates from 1919-1930 allows us to add memorials for burials for which no stone or marker was found in a cemetery (more than a hundred such entries), and allows us to supplement the information for burials which do have extant stones or undertaker markers.

Inevitably, mistakes occur; I very much appreciate your leaving me a message when you notice misreadings, misidentifications, or other errors in the memorials, including misdirections for the embedded links. I will do my best to make corrections promptly and, when practicable, to verify the information.

May God Bless Each of You and Your Families

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 KJV

NOTICE: My years of care for my father are at an end; we've buried his body, he has gone on to Glory. When some related affairs are settled, I will turn my attention to FindAGrave. Some folks have requested edits, additions, corrections, &c. The number of such requests is not quite "legion," but it's getting there. Please understand that your aid is valued and will get consideration in due time. I thank many of you for your patience, and now for your understanding. For the very few with that snide attitude that requires pointedly commenting yet "AGAIN," I apologize for your extreme anguish and have reason to regret your inability to realize that life exists beyond FindAGrave, that there are "seasons of life" (your pastor can help you with that concept), and that we gravers and genealogists are sometimes reminded that the living (and the dying) most likely should come ahead of the dead.

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D Blitch
Would you please transfer Ezzie Counts to me. D. Blitch 47497875. He is related to me on my mother's side. I always called him Uncle Ezzie. God Bless and Keep You!
Added by D Blitch on Apr 14, 2014 7:22 PM
I am curious about your information for the Hodges family...particularly

William Hannes Hodges (1844 - 1927)

I know the Hodges family married into my Mottweiler family through:

Tom Hendricks
Added by thendricksguy on Apr 08, 2014 10:16 PM
Robert Thompson
Find a grave 31617858
For some reason the message below was bounced back to me.

Find A Grave contributor Robert Thompson has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Lillie Odom.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:
Email address of contributor:

Their suggestion:

please add maiden name KEMP so that she can be searched by Maiden name

please add

Georgia Death Certificate
Name: Lillie K Odom
Death Date: 12 May 1950
County of Death: Richmond
Gender: F (Female)
Race: White
Age: 59 Years
County of Residence: Richmond
Certificate: 11327
Added by Robert Thompson on Mar 17, 2014 11:18 AM
Janice Cathcart
Sarah Elizabeth Gordy Colson
I have been working on Find a Grave for a while and I have found a puzzle I need help with. In Evans Co., Ga. there is a cemetery (BULL CREEK) in which Artis J. Colson is buried. Parents are James Henry Colson and Sarah Elizabeth Gordy, both buried in New North Newington cemetery in Screven Co. I found the father but do not find his mother; however there is a Sarah Elizabeth Brown Colson listed. Can you help me clarify this? If Sarah E. GORDY is Artis' mother, where is she buried? Thanks for your help.
Added by Janice Cathcart on Mar 14, 2014 10:54 AM
Linda S
Your Church Photo
I would like to ask permission to use your photo of Little Ogeechee Baptist Church on my mothers memorial listing #107071539.Mother was a longtime member of that Church. For some reason the cemetery photos do not appear on the memorials. I will only use it there and give you photo credit
Sincerely, Linda W Sims
Added by Linda S on Feb 16, 2014 10:11 AM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Bobbie Pye
Your Bobbie Pye (40011411), My Bobbie Pye (87117325).

I have been informed that I duplicated your memorial. If you would, Yours is in Greenhill Cemet. & mine is in Riverside Cemet. I have a good bit of info and you have info as well. What would you like me to do? Do you think they are the same person?


Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Feb 05, 2014 1:30 PM
Robert Calhoun
Nettie Margaret Zeigler Memorial # 24973119
Hello Bob

Please post Nettie Margaret Zeigler's obituary on Memorial # 24973119.

Miss Nettie Margaret Zeigler, 62, of 1312 E. 67th St., died Tuesday at the Stafford Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Newington Baptist Church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Herschel Seckinger of Guyton ; two sisters, Mrs. Wallace H. Epting and Mrs. Julian H. Wallace, both of Savannah and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Oliver Cemetery in Oliver.

Henderson Brothers Funeral Home is in charge - Savannah Morning News, Savannah GA., November 17, 1971
Added by Robert Calhoun on Feb 02, 2014 4:12 PM
sheryl Livingston
John Joyner
First let me thank you for all the work you have done with the Joyner family. Amazing.I am wondering where you got the middle initial A. for John Joyner. I have not seen any document but one where his middle initial is used. His application for a confederate pension uses the initial R. This coupled with the fact that my great uncle, whom I knew, was named after him. My uncle was John R. Joyner. He used to take his grandfather to civil war reunions. I think I know where the confusion originated. A genealogist years ago (I have a copy)used what looked like an A in her handwriting. This of course was copied multiple times by family members.In looking at it with fresh eyes, it could just as easily be an R. I think, in fact, it is and has just been misread through the years. Look at the pension request and see what you think. Again, thank you for your dedicated work and for reading this. SRL
Added by sheryl Livingston on Feb 01, 2014 5:26 AM
RE: BEARD BRANNEN BOYKIN Screven County, Georgia
Hi there!
I have tried to send an email several times through yahoo and it gets kicked back. I tried through my account in centurylink, I have not received a mailerdaemon....did you receive it?
Added by Jennifer on Jan 19, 2014 6:14 PM
Anna O'Quinn Richter
I wish my memorials looked like the ones of yours that I've seen. Your work is impressive.
Added by Anna O'Quinn Richter on Jan 15, 2014 12:35 AM
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