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Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP (#47605660)
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"I know that you had to leave this earth but I cannot explain this to my heart."

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” - David Eagleman

REMEMBER TO BE KIND to one another. It's hard to lose a living friend. Show the same respect and care to the living as to the deceased.

The more people we have working together, the fewer people we have to work against. The more we do together, the more we get done. The more we learn from each other, the better our results.

As a volunteer with Horry County's Historic Cemetery Registration Project our goal is to gather information for county records. As we survey each cemetery, we photograph and gps each burial site/stone. We also offer our photos to findagrave.

Horry County is proud to have received South Carolina's "2011 J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award, the competition's top honor, for it's project to preserve an estimated 450 historic cemeteries in the county's unincorporated areas-approximately one for every 2.5 square miles."
(this quoted portion taken directly from Vol. 22, number 3, p 6, County Focus Magazine, South Carolina Association of Counties).

Many thanks to these Volunteers with Horry County Historic Cemetery Registration Project:
Susan Perhala (in the field)
Rich Ryals (in the field)
Jody Mishoe (in the field)
Heidi Davis (in the field)
Esther Suggs (in the field)
April Leviner (in the field)
Tawnya Gray (orig. coordinator of volunteers)
Kathy Smith (posting info)
Chris Plaisance (posting info)
Johnny McKelvey (posting info)
Michael Johnson (in the field)
Patti Burns (posting info)
Ann Phillips (posting info)

Thanks also to Roger and Karen Lambert, Don Pigate, Barbara Lehman, Tawnya Gray, Robin Pellici Moore, Deborah Spidle, Dot Harcum, and Fred Ricks for guidance and patience.

I am an active member of The Grand Strand Genealogy Club held in Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach, SC. Meetings are 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am 1st floor conference room.

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There is a pecking order similar to rock/paper/ scissors game we used to play. This is standard according to Ben Burroughs who is with Coastal Carolina University and Adam Emrick who is head of our county project in Horry County. When it comes to dates there are 3 things that can be in conflict-the stone, the d.certif and other records and the obit:
D.Certificate wins on death date.
Birth Certificate wins on birth date.
Stone wins on birth date (when different from d.certif) and especially when it agrees with census

I grew up in Williamsburg County, SC. An organized group of us have been visiting "forgotten" cemeteries on private properties in our home county. With permission from property owners, one of us as "guide" and all of us with our protective clothing and walking sticks, our goal has been to visit these cemeteries and document what we find among the briars and forest debris. After 3 excursions, we will now wait till the snakes, ticks and heat have subsided and pick up this project in the Fall. Williamsburg Cemetery Gang: Charles Stoll, Nancy Huggins, Cassandra Rush, Beth Horton, Naomi Gamble, Renee Brown Dixon, Gail Fulton McCutcheon. Thanks to Alice Marie McClary Beck and Esther McClary, Barney Easterling and others for their kindness.

RESEARCHING: Rogerson, Clemons, Godwin, Porter, Wiehrs, Asendorf, Wittschen, White, Lancaster, Tarver, Partridge. Husband's side: Perhala, Zima, Kuchta.

My personal belief: "To each of you reading this, if you are a cemetery walker, then God Bless for your energy. And if you document your findings with photos or entries on, God Bless again and I'm grateful for your work done and your future efforts. Each grave contains someone's loved one who has passed away. Each life had meaning and still influences those left behind. We carry our loved ones in our hearts even after they are gone from this earth."
Susan Rogerson Perhala
Our family's pet: Dixie

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Patricia Adams Guillory
RE: Call s perhala
I just read your message to call you. It's 9pm and I do not want to call you this late. I will call you tomorrow if that's ok...
Added by Patricia Adams Guillory on Aug 28, 2015 7:57 PM
Patricia Adams Guillory
RE: Dup Cemetery help needed
I will get started on this and do what I can - I will let you know etc.

Happy to help :)
Added by Patricia Adams Guillory on Aug 24, 2015 4:11 PM
W. Arnold Holmes
RE: Cad Holmes
Largely from
Added by W. Arnold Holmes on Aug 10, 2015 5:13 PM
J L Phillips
RE: Powell Cemetery photo
It's done! Best wishes- Joanna.
Added by J L Phillips on Aug 06, 2015 11:46 AM
W. Arnold Holmes
RE: Active?
YES, I am related to all the Holmes family from the Holmestown Road area Surfside Beach! And YES, I know Cad Holmes!
Added by W. Arnold Holmes on Aug 03, 2015 11:43 AM
Dorothy Springer
RE: Re half sibling White
Sorry, I didn't leave you my email address:
Added by Dorothy Springer on Jul 31, 2015 6:13 PM
M. Leonard McSwain
I requested that Elon cemetery be deleted in a letter to Find A Grave. I also put a note on the Elon cemetery page to refer people to the correct cemetery.
Added by M. Leonard McSwain on Jul 27, 2015 2:21 PM
Richard Hodges
David Elliott Rose #149766133
Susan, thank you for your kind transfer of David E. Rose. I will gladly maintain his page.
Added by Richard Hodges on Jul 25, 2015 4:22 PM
M. Leonard McSwain
Elon cemetery
I have requested that this been deleted by Find A Grave several times. I was told it was called old bethel. There are 3 keels buried there. Check out Old Bethel .
Added by M. Leonard McSwain on Jul 08, 2015 8:45 PM
Hi Susan: Thanks for the invite - I have not yet set up a facebook page, but plan to do so as soon as I get a NEW server - my satellite connection went down and it has been over a month since I could get on line very often (have to go to my son's house to use his!)

Anyway, it has been delayed because we thought it was the weather, but found it permanent because of signal obstructions - so as soon as I get back, I will get on the ball with facebook also. Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on May 29, 2015 11:30 AM
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