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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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John Lorse Foster
Just wondering if you have any info about him. I am trying to piece together relatives and I am wondering if John's father is John W or is his mother Cordie Embler. Any help would be appreciated!

Added by amadsen on Sep 02, 2015 8:27 PM
Goldman 96
RE: Find a Grave Memorial # 11634310
Thank you so very much!! Have a great day!
Added by Goldman 96 on Aug 31, 2015 1:28 PM
Goldman 96
Find a Grave Memorial # 11634310
Hi...Would you please consider transferring this memorial to me for Thomas Franklin Goldman? He is my Uncle-my fathers brother. I currently maintain the memorials for my father & his 11 other siblings, as well as many other family members, and I would love to have my Uncle Tommy's memorial right there with the rest.
Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Goldman 96 on Aug 30, 2015 3:30 PM
Wilma Rich
- Find A Grave Memorial# 13980575
Please transfer to me. She is my mother.
Added by Wilma Rich on Aug 14, 2015 5:57 PM
Viola Dorothy Capps Loftis
Re your message about her spouse, James Roy Loftis. Her obit states his name; see:

Unless there are two James Roy Loftis, we think Find A Grave Memorial# 134334510 is probably the one. Do you have information to the contrary?

Added by PATTY MCFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Jul 07, 2015 7:24 PM
Jim Savage
Stacy Hale Furnari (1946 - 2011) edit
Thank you.
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Jun 29, 2015 5:58 PM
Jim Savage
Nellie Ruth Gossett Turner (1924 - 2014) edit
Thank you.
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Jun 04, 2015 5:52 AM
Earl Head
This person is not buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fluvanna. Please remove him from this list.
Added by EDF on May 28, 2015 3:15 PM
Christin Craig
Jerry Morris
Hi! I am happy to make the transfer over to you. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with and have a great day!

Added by Christin Craig on May 13, 2015 10:25 AM
Amy Gilliam Staggs
Thank you so much....
Hi Patricia,
I was looking to see if my grandfather left behind any cemetery plots that would need to be included in my Dad's estate, and I found where you had loaded his obituary a few days after his passing last year. Although it breaks my heart he is gone, it absolutely made my day to find such a loving record for David Dolian Gilliam, and to have it linked to his mom and dad! I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for doing this. What a wonderful and selfless way to make things better and easier for others that will last for years to come.
Thank you again,
Amy Gilliam Staggs
Added by Amy Gilliam Staggs on May 05, 2015 8:05 AM
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