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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, via the Edit tab, 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. To the extent possible, I ask that you use the Edit tab with EACH memorial; those requests are already linked, so there are no extra steps nor misunderstandings about which memorial is involved (it has happened). For transfer requests, I can only ask that you refer to the FindAGrave guidelines (Example: Direct relatives within four generations; this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren).

May God Bless Each of You and Your Families

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NOTICE: My years of care for my father are at an end; we've buried his body, he has gone on to Glory. As related affairs are settled, I turn more of my attention to FindAGrave. Some folks have requested edits, additions, corrections, &c. The number of such requests was not quite "legion," but it was getting there (again, the Edit tab is quite helpful). 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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Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irwin
Alvin Jenkins Mock, 40050291
Oct 24, 2014 (2nd Request Date by Email)

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Find A Grave contributor Mark Irwin & Jeannie Mock Irwin has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Alvin Mock.

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jrpv, 10/23/14 - Second Request (1st Request on 10/12/14) Please add the below Obit in the BIO of Alvin Jenkins Mock, Memorial # 40050291.

Feel free to Edit this Obit as desired, I have a Sav Morning News on-line subscription.
Thanks, Jeannie Mock Irwin

BIO Section:


Alvin Jackson Mock, Sr. - NEWINGTON - Alvin Jackson Mock, Sr., age 86, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on March 27, 1927 in Baldock, SC to the late Walker Alvin & Mabel Irene Reeves Mock, lived most of his life in Screven Co. and was retired from Union Camp after 33 years, after which he went to work for SSC Industries, a chemical co., prior to forming his own company, Mock Inc. He was a member of Green Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 38 years, was a Sunday School Teacher, Discipleship Training Director, Vacation Bible School Director and Treasurer of the Cemetery Fund. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, the American Legion Post #209, the Newington Volunteer Fire Dept. where he served as training officer, the Newington Founders Day Committee, the Screven County Farm Bureau Hunters Chapter and the Screven Co. Chamber of Commerce. He was also an Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII and also served for several years in the GA National Guard in the 48th Military Police at Springfield, GA. While living in Springfield, he served as Cub Scout Master for several years and repaired radios and televisions. After he moved to Newington, he served 7 years on the Newington Town Council and served as Mayor for 8 years. He was also a charter member of the Deer Haven Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his Brother: Marvin W. Mock.

Survivors: His Wife of 64 wonderful years: Grace Lynch Mock of Newington; Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Alvina M. Haney of Hinesville, GA, Lorraine M. & Mike Lee of Newington and Joette M. & Dwight Massey of Newington; Sons & Daughters-In-Law: Alvin Jackson, Jr. & Karen Mock of Newington, Marvin W. & Terry Mock of Oliver, GA, David A., Sr. & Terri Mock of Newington and Winston A. & Jennifer Mock of Newington; Sister: Margaret Emily Avant of Columbia, SC; 15 Grandchildren; 14 Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home. Funeral Services: Thursday, January 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Green Hill Baptist Church with Rev. H. G. Ridgdill and Rev. Pete Wall officiating. Burial following at Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers: Grandsons and Nephews: Kenny Mock, Alex Mock, Joshua Jenkins, Jonathan Jenkins, Triston Mock, Robert Avant and J.W. Avant. Honorary Pallbearers: Men of the Church and Members of Newington Fire Dept. In Lieu of Flowers: Green Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Gary Crews, 226 Bovine Road, Sylvania, GA 30467.

Published on-line at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home & Savannah Morning News on January 22, 2014

Added by Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irw... on Dec 06, 2014 5:49 PM
Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irwin
Jesse Carlton Brower, 26926169
Oct 23, 2014 (Original Requested Date by Email)

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Find A Grave contributor Mark Irwin & Jeannie Mock Irwin has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Jesse Brower.

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Copy and Paste the below Obituary into Jesse Carlton Brower's, Mem # 26926169. Edit obituary as desired. Thanks, Jeannie Mock Irwin

Jesse Carlton "Dick" Brower
September 22, 1926 - August 8, 2014

Sylvania Jesse Carlton "Dick" Brower, age 87, passed away on Friday, August 08, 2014 at his residence in Sylvania under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice and his loving family. He was born in Screven County, GA, worked as a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of Union Baptist Church. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII having served aboard the USS Mercury. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Josephine "Josie" Volf Brower; Parents: Pete Loan & Gertrude Florence Bazemore Brower; Brothers: John H. Brower and P.L. Brower; Sister: Mildred B. Mixon: Granddaughter: Sheila Shirah.

Survivors: His Daughters and Sons-In-Law: LaRose B. & Steve Shirah, Linda B. & Steve Cooper and Ann B.Crews, all of Sylvania and Susan B. & Jim Rhodes of Albany, GA: Grandchildren: Amanda McNure of Swainsboro, GA, Shane Cooper of Bluffton, SC, Ashley Rempe of Statesboro, GA and Rebecca Dutton of Valdosta, GA; 5 Great-Grandchildren: Several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation was held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Thompson-Strickand-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: Monday, August 11, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Al Usher and Rev. Jimmy Mulkey officiating. Burial following at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers: Stuart Boykin, Ronnie Bryson, Shane Cooper, Andy Volf, Herman Holland and Donald Brower. Honorary Pallbearers: Robbie Hunter, Butch Hunter, Glen Davis, Bill Howard, James Waters and Bill Harrison.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Published 09 August 2014 by Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home

Added by Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irw... on Dec 06, 2014 5:38 PM
Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irwin
Edits for Acceptance/Other Suggestion
Just giving you a heads-up that I've Submitted to you by Edit Tab, about 15 + Edits since 10/30/14. Please check them for Acceptance or Decline if you Disagree.

Also, I have Submitted Several Edits by Using the Other/Suggestion Tab since 10/23/14 to include Suggestions into the Bio Sections, such as Obituaries and/or other Family info/marriage dates. Of course, you should have received a Generated Email from F.A.G. on these.
Please Review these for Acceptance as well.

Jeannie Mock Irwin (Contributor # 48402560)
Added by Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irw... on Nov 16, 2014 5:17 PM
P Sherman
Herschell Southwell White
Herschell, 1875 - 1933. He is buried at Sylvania Cemetery. Do you know anything more about him? Was he a judge or an attorney? Are you related to this line? Any help would be appreciated, Pat
Added by P Sherman on Oct 16, 2014 4:03 PM
Tom & Gloria Smith
I believe this is a duplicate of Elis C. Lynch, his actual name. He was my daughter's great grandfather. His obituary listed his name incorrectly.
Added by Tom & Gloria Smith on Sep 18, 2014 6:13 PM
Scott Christie
Christie at Evans Cemetery
Would you be able to help me contact descendants of Christie family members from the Evans Cemetery?

Added by Scott Christie on Sep 08, 2014 1:57 PM
Janet Preston Parker
RE: Thomas ELKINS 1783-1854
Hi, I still transfer if not related to me. With that being said, answer to your question is: 2nd great grandfather

Added by Janet Preston Parker on Sep 07, 2014 9:12 AM
Margaret Groover 40520454
Hi, Findagrave did indeed do a correction for me, something kind of new to the website. I requested it last week, but I also like to mention it to the page owner as well. The spouse link was corrected by them for me. Luther Groover married Margaret and John David Groover married the four I mentioned but previously Margaret wasn't connected to Luther. It is correct now.
Added by Ronnie on Aug 29, 2014 5:20 PM
10540604 John David Groover
Hi You got John's page from Bev but the link for the spouse is incorrect. He married four wives: Elvira, Rebecca, Ella and possibly Anna, but not Margaret Reiser. Can you please delete the link to Margaret? I am a Groover descendant and have records proving his marriages. She married Luther C Groover.
Added by Ronnie on Aug 24, 2014 4:40 PM
Danny R. Mock
Lodowick E. Mock
Hello JRPV,

Please delete your photo of Lodgwick G. Mock's grave marker. This day my sister Jeannie and I placed a new grave marker in Green Hill with all the CORRECT information. She has already uploaded pic of new marker onto Find-A-Grave. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Danny R. Mock
Added by Danny R. Mock on Aug 13, 2014 7:12 PM
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