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Vivian Bernard (#47187099)
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I am a proud Southerner that is an active member of the UDC and DAR. I have been doing genealogy for over 10 years and I enjoy finding my long lost cousins and the final resting places of my ancestors in VA, NC, TN, AL & GA. Surnames I am interested in NC, AL, GA & TN: Fish, Jarrett, Russell, & Rogers. In VA: Wood, Cooke, Gibbs & Graefe.

I do my best to be accurate in what I add to IF I am not correct, please let me know with proof and I will change my errors.
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Emogean Pruett
I went back and checked a picture of Mattie Pruett, and have decided to go with Pruett. She wrote her name on the back and spelled it "Pruett". Someone else, probably my aunt, wrote on the front and spelled it "Pruitt". It was probably spelled both ways. On her death cert, Fred Pruitt was the informant, and he spelled his name Pruitt, and Mattie's name was also spelled Pruitt on the death cert. I would go with what's on the tombstone, just to keep it all the same.
Added by Maggie on Apr 21, 2015 11:23 AM
Shawn Riley
RE: Mack Gunter Death Notice
Me too. I searched a couple weeks after the death notice was printed, but there was no followup. Maybe some of the neighboring counties might have a different story or more details.
Added by Shawn Riley on Dec 09, 2014 4:58 PM
Shawn Riley
RE: McCleen
We can scratch off Gunter, Tillman Gosnell and Wade Gosnell cemeteries. Neither one had a McClellan "Mack" Gunter headstone. I'm still looking for Wheeler Gosnell cemetery. I may have to get some local help to find it. Sodom Gosnell cemetery is on a private road, but I may still be able to get to it.

Unfortunately, the funeral home records only go back to the early 50s for Madison County. Newspapers are spotty with huge gaps in the 30s and 40s. Seems like our only hope is to find a headstone for him some place. I looked at his death certificate. It doesn't specify the town he was buried in, only the name of cemetery - Gosnell Grave Yard. The death location, Allanstand, is about 5 miles from the cemeteries I've been visiting, so I thing we're in the right ball park. Will keep trying.

Added by Shawn Riley on Dec 02, 2014 6:00 PM
Shawn Riley
RE: McCleen
That's understandable. I'm somewhat the same way. It's nice to have hard facts, but in the case of McClellan Gunter's burial location, that's going to be hard to come by. There are almost a dozen Gosnell cemeteries in Madison County and not all of them are listed on Find-A-Grave. I can try and check some of them, but to be honest with you, I don't think I'll have much luck. Most of the cemeteries in this county were surveyed back in the 90s by Jan Plemmons. She published 5 volumes of cemetery listings and none of them mentioned McClellan or Mack Gunter. Out of the five regional volumes, only volume III (the Big Laurel area) had Gunters listed and most of them were buried in the Sodom Gosnell cemetery ( and Gunter Grave Yard ( Those are all the places I would focus on, plus the Wheeler Gosnell cemetery (, where his mother was buried.
Added by Shawn Riley on Nov 30, 2014 8:05 AM

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