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Helen (#46831582)
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Bio Photo My life is beautiful, surrounded with beauty, the ocean, the mountains and all between. My precious family, those here and
those departed. My faith, without it I would not be here. God should be in our hearts always, so we can extend our faith to others, that they will know him. I am ashamed to admit, my faith is not always extended as should be.

Find A Grave has always been a great hobby of mine, I love to find graves, research (time permitting) and photograph. Meeting so many wonderfully great people and working with each other.

To those that feel the need to be rude, know all, shame on you, this is not what find a grave is about.

I follow all of Find a Grave guidelines, which should be read by all so there are no misunderstandings. I will gladly do transfers that fall within guidelines or certain special circumstances. Do not like those that request transfers just to add numbers. Many have over 2000 managed but have added only a few. Lots of family members???
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Kay Youngberry
Barkla ?
hi Helen

I am about to put all buried at the Taroom Cemetery. I have nit got Charles Edward Barkla, Ellen Barkla, James Barkla, or May Barkla. the only barkla i have are Nell [die d1971] and Sylvia [d 1994]. I gather we are talking about the same cemetery. kind regards kay
Added by Kay Youngberry on Apr 25, 2015 11:56 PM
Gwen Bodford
RE: Edwards 54838410
Thanks, Helen.
That is so sweet.
I am going to Savannah, Jekyll Island and Beauford with my daughter on a bus tour in a couple of weeks. I plan to keep going, with God's help, as long as possible.
Have a wonderful Spring.
Added by Gwen Bodford on Apr 11, 2015 9:01 AM
Graham County Girl
RE: James & Emma Garrett
Last summer I photographed all of Hazie Brown and James Garrett was not there, not even a Townsend smith metal marker. Bryan Aldridge's book The Cemeteries of Graham County that was published last summer has James at Zion Hill (Native American Cemetery in Snowbird) which he states in the book is also known as The Brown Cemetery. Emma's parents are also buried there. I do not know if this is due to the fact that relatives of the Diamond Brown Family are buried there or if they owned the land. I am aware this is a private cemetery, but I spoke to Bryan last summer and he got access to even private cemeteries to do the book. He an Marshal McClung even went to random graves on the side of moumtains from the early days of Graham County. When I first looked for a Brown Cemetery when I went to make a memorial for Emma and found none on Find a Grave and that is when I researched ii and found the connection with Zion Hill.
Lisa Hyde
Added by Graham County Girl on Apr 10, 2015 1:55 PM
Graham County Girl
RE: James & Emma Garrett
My understanding is that Zion Hill and Brown Cemetery are one and the same.
Added by Graham County Girl on Apr 10, 2015 1:23 PM
RE: James & Emma Garrett
Thanks, Helen. I believe this clears up the matter. Joyce
Added by Birdgirl on Apr 10, 2015 11:54 AM
Nicole Garland
Fuller/Banks Family
Hi Helen,

I just want to thank you for solving a mystery of the Fuller Banks family. Throughout the years there has been a mystery on what happened to George Banks. I thank you for solving the mystery for us. If at all possible could you email me anything else that you may have on him or his siblings? We are seeking to gather all of this information together to discover our lineage.

Thanks again!
Added by Nicole Garland on Apr 07, 2015 8:29 AM
tonia krickhan
could you please transfer this to me? this is my great aunt and would love to have it ... thanks
Added by Kelly on Apr 06, 2015 11:24 AM
Gwen Bodford
RE: Edwards - #54838410
Hi Helen:
He is a second cousin which is not very close but it would be nice to have him transferred to me. I will be celebrating my 81st birthday next month.
Thank you so very much.
Have a Happy Easter! Gwen
Added by Gwen Bodford on Apr 03, 2015 6:24 AM
Gwen Bodford
RE: Edwards - #54838410
Hi Helen: Thanks for straightening me out on that.
I know I visited him in Spruce Pine not very long before he died and did not know he had moved down with his daughter. He was a relative of mine.
I hope you have a wonderful day. That sun look good!!
Added by Gwen Bodford on Apr 01, 2015 8:48 AM
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Tinsley, Hill, extended families
Helen, first of all I want to thank you for being a part of Find A Grave. It is truly a wonderful mission in life. Thank you for being a part of it. It means so very much to those of us who can no longer visit cemeteries. We can still see where our extended families rest and see their stones. I used to be able to visit cemeteries in person and for many of my years of research I did just that, but time has a way of making us dependent on other people. I think it is all of God's plan. Now I am 87 and in poor physical health but I still work at my genealogy. I hope you do not mind my using your work for my Ancestry and Family Treemaker family files.
Thank you again for your time and efforts on behalf of those gone before.
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (
Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Mar 30, 2015 4:30 PM
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