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Patricia (#47533805)
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Bio Photo I am a South Carolina native with family roots primarily in Berkeley and Spartanburg Counties, as well as in Forsyth County, Georgia. My husband's heritage lies mainly in Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina.

I admit that I am a late bloomer in regard to researching the history of my ancestors. I've always been curious, but now I have become addicted - and absolutely love it! It's a very challenging, and oftentimes confusing, puzzle . . . finding, sorting, and connecting the many, many pieces.

A newcomer to Find-A-Grave, this is my contribution ... in a small way ... to remember and honor those in our family who were here before us, and hopefully help those who follow us.

I believe that everyone should be remembered and in everyone having a nicely written, respectable memorial. I try to give that familial touch to each memorial I add, when possible. While I often work with obituaries, I do not cut and paste verbatim, but always try to tweak each one a little to make for a personal, more interesting memorial.

My primary focus is on the family names of Ballenger, Tallant, Bell, Scott, Horne, Putnam, Jackson, and Constance. Currently I am in the process of photographing and adding memorials for all the gravesites at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Green Creek, Polk County, North Carolina.

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I have created, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.

Lastly, a few thoughts on genealogy . . .

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. . . Herbert Spencer

Nothing makes our ancestors seem more real than to walk where they walked and to stand where they finally came to rest.

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. . . Unknown

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. . . Anonymous

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown
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Bobby and Faye
Memorial #138939382 Louise Crump
Hello, This memorial is for my Aunt. My Daddy's Sister! Would you please consider transferring this memorial to me? I would greatly appreciate it!
Added by Bobby and Faye on Nov 20, 2014 7:42 PM
Anita O. Kinard
120637213/Albert Woodrow Ochiltree, Sr.
Thank you so much, Patricia, for the transfer! I appreciate it so much! GOD Bless and have a geat evening!
Added by Anita O. Kinard on Nov 18, 2014 5:00 PM
Anita O. Kinard
120637213/Albert Woodrow Ochiltree, Sr.
Hi Patricia, I was wondering if you would transfer this memorial to me. He is a relative in my family tree. If you wish to keep it I will understand. Thank you and have a great day! Anita
Added by Anita O. Kinard on Nov 15, 2014 1:52 PM
Anita O. Kinard
Memorial #125704681
Thank you for the transfer! I appreciate it so much!
Added by Anita O. Kinard on Nov 05, 2014 6:17 PM
patricia parker-brown
Thomas Black
Obit. added as requested.
Added by patricia parker-brown on Nov 05, 2014 2:26 PM
Anita O. Kinard
Memorial #125704681
Hi Patricia, I was wondering if you would consider transferring this memorial to me. This is my daddy's brother. If you want to keep it I will understand but, if you would transfer it, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you and GOD Bless! Anita
Added by Anita O. Kinard on Oct 30, 2014 9:28 PM
Susan Reece
Irene Green Cannon Memorial # 137137143
Would you please transfer this memorial to me? This is my mother. As part of the grieving process I was going to put her memorial on find a grave. Imagine my surprise when only two days after her funeral it was already up. Looks like you beat me to it. My name is Susan Cannon Reece and my member number is 48055440.
Added by Susan Reece on Oct 16, 2014 3:01 PM
Mary Ann Rantanen
Thank you SO much...
Thank you for photographing/documenting the gravesite of my newly discovered second cousin, Martha Ahlson. I have only recently begun researching my grandparents and their siblings and am happy to have discovered yet another family member.

Thank you for all you do for all of us.
Added by Mary Ann Rantanen on Aug 29, 2014 7:54 AM
Jessica Alexander Maynard
Thank You!!
You documented my grandmother's grave. I really appreciate it. The obituary was an added bonus. Again, thank you for everything you do!

Jessica
(Etta Sue Gilliam's granddaughter)
Added by Jessica Alexander Maynard on Aug 23, 2014 3:14 PM
Annette Allen Edwards
posting on Find A Grave
Thank you for what you do.
Added by Annette Allen Edwards on Aug 09, 2014 2:04 PM
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