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Ronnie (#47608419)
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Bio Photo My ancestors are almost all from the lower Georgia and South Carolina areas and came here in the 1700s or earlier. I love learning more about them and end up dragging my poor kids to cemeteries to look up tombstones.

I mainly have my own relatives' pages (my cousin passed down some to me as well), but I try to add graves for strangers too when I find them. If they aren't my relative or you are more closely related than me, I would be glad to transfer their page to you.

If someone who very politely asks to update an ancestor's page that has been prior to the request left virtually blank or politely points out a duplicate causes you to make false accusations against the original page maker and that person through numerous bullying tirades.... please go outside and get some fresh air and take a break....maybe some wine or Xanax?

I found this poem on Sherry Leverett's page and since I have spent the last few years desperately trying to connect with older relatives and scan their photos and negatives, it resonated with me. My aunts and I sit around a table trying to figure out who the cute kids are from 1910 and other mysteries.

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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The Poem
Really appropriate for those of us who puzzle over old photos, and yearn to know the secrets they hide.

The contributor's profile space is as much of interest as the tombstones of the individuals in every cemetery in the world.
Before I revisited the Bethel #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Delmar, Winston County, Alabama, USA, I reread the book SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY. If you like cemeteries, the mysteries behind the lives led by people long gone, this book is a classic well worth your time.

Blessings to you all. Peace be with you always.
Mobile Alabama
(a newcomer at FindAGrave)
Added by Moccasin on Dec 20, 2016 6:14 PM
SJ family
RE: Brooks County, GA
The orbs ( circular lights) showed up in different places in the photos.
Added by SJ family on Mar 04, 2016 8:11 PM
SJ family
Thanks for the info..

I found this cemetery intrigueing, as I visited it with my mom. A few of my pictures appeared to have orbs, which my mother quickly questioned.

It is located out of Empress, Brooks Co, Ga and I was shocked to find out it was not in Georgia, but Florida.

I found your bio comment about "bullies" interesting, and have to wonder if we have encountered the same. The latest confrontation does not have a public profile for her messages to be viewed at this time, but I have come across her comments on other pages. Sad.....

Thanks again for the info.

Added by SJ family on Mar 03, 2016 3:07 PM
jacquelyn cowan
RE: Cornelia Waters 70324010
Thanks so much, I will add that. How did you know this? She was my Great Grandmother, would love to have you email me with information.
Added by jacquelyn cowan on Sep 20, 2015 4:18 PM
Groover Cemetary Bulloch Co. GA
Is the Wm. Abner Groover related to those in Dixie Ga. You have done a lot to correct the location of the burials for the Groovers. Thank you.
Added by maryam1891 on Sep 16, 2015 11:54 PM
RE: Newmans in Grovetown
Hi Ronnie,
Marshall Columbus "Lumby" Newman was my great grandfather. Please email me at I would love to hear from you!
Added by Lori on Aug 23, 2015 8:16 AM
Relatives in Cemetery #36
Hi Ronnie,

Thank you for the invaluable information listed on my relatives find-a-grave page. This information has been extremely helpful as I am tracing my family tree! (Marshal Columbus Newman m/t Sarah Etta (Tucker) Newman; Nathan Newman m/t Mary Laura (Anderson) Newman)

Thank you!
Lori Greenhill
Added by Lori on Jul 27, 2015 5:06 PM
RE: little note
I totally agree with you. Find-a-Grave is a wonderful tool for family research.
Added by nu2ga on Apr 19, 2015 3:32 PM
RE: John McElveen 81397077
Since this is a family member of yours, I have transferred the memorial to you. I'll let you make the corrections. If I've created any other memorials for your family members, just make a request on each memorial page and I'll be glad to make the transfers.
Added by nu2ga on Apr 18, 2015 10:15 AM
RE: 84499181 L Williams
According to the database "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98" on, which is based on data drawn from GA Death Certificates, he died in Richmond Co., GA.
Added by KBStewart on Mar 27, 2015 5:04 PM
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