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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Atlanta, but have lived most of my adulthood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coincidentally I ended up right where my roots are on my father's side of the family. Genealogy is my passion and I never met a cemetery I didn't like. I'm also into historic preservation, both of buildings and the lives of people no longer with us.

As the daughter of a general and great-granddaughter of 3 Confederate veterans, I like to note military records of veterans on their findagrave memorials.

I welcome corrections/additions, but will no longer link to a "burial unknown" person. I have found this leads to duplicates.

FAMILIES ON MY FATHER'S SIDE: Irwin, DeWeese, Blackwelder, Babcock, Taylor, Wilbon.

FAMILIES ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE: Bryan, Battle, Pope, Atkinson, Yarbrough, Chappell.
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Kay Kiefner
Jonah C Hartsell
Body of obit gives his mother as Mary Howell. She was his wife as noted in the links section. His mother was Sarah "Sallie" Love, 2nd wife of A A Hartsell.
Added by Kay Kiefner on Nov 26, 2015 11:53 AM
Lula Goodwin Barnett
Hi Susan, thanks so much for making her memorial, I have been searching for Lula for a long time!

Are you related to her, she was my great grand aunt, I'm always looking for cousins!

Added by Cheryl on Nov 24, 2015 8:25 AM
Paul Tidwell
I have added the name Blackwood to Paul Tidwell's bio. I also live in Charlotte and see your great work on Findagrave. Keep stompin'.
Added by sandra on Nov 24, 2015 8:09 AM
Jean Smith
RE: Erasmus Powe Ervin (1842-1872)
Senator Sam was, as we all probably are, a bit over-proud of his ancestry. But, he was a good lawyer and seemed to have built a good case! Thanks!!!
Added by Jean Smith on Nov 24, 2015 6:20 AM
Blair Bonds
Helen Shive Memorial
Thanks for adding the photo for my aunt, Helen Shive...
Added by Blair Bonds on Nov 09, 2015 7:26 PM
ronald conrad
Ray Russell Jr.
Thank you so much for the headstone photo of Ray. It is very Much appreciated. Have a blessed day.
Added by ronald conrad on Oct 23, 2015 10:30 AM
Edward Irvin Johnson
RE: death date
Hi Susan I can't see and don't even remember what it was. oops sorry. Look under Spencer Allen Irvin, Janice Tilson is his wife. His Memorial # is 151607665. Sorry I can't remember what I asked for you to change.
Added by Edward Irvin Johnson on Oct 11, 2015 6:46 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Hello Susan,

Thanks for all the corrections and edits. I finally had to change to a gmail account. Have worked for 7 months trying to get my hotmail account back open. I keep getting the run around and it's a different person each time, so I have to start over. It the account I use only for Find A Grave and Genealogy.
Bet I have a backlog of 4,000 emails on the hotmail account. Figure it will take me several hours, which are hard to fit in, before I can open it back up. I used the wrong password too often.
Am finally getting back in the game. Took over 500 pictures last week at Salisbury. So far only 1 out of 5 have already been entered. The person who was keeping up with new graves has moved to Virginia. So I just go to the new parts and start working on pictures. Was there for a Patriot Guard Mission. It was 96+ as I was taking pictures.
Take care. My new address is
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Sep 14, 2015 2:12 PM
Dana Garrow
Deas photo
Hi Susan! Thanks for the great photo of Wayne's gravesite! We appreciate it tremendously! Blessings! Dana
Added by Dana Garrow on Sep 10, 2015 5:16 PM
Edward Irvin Johnson
death date
Hi Susan, this is Edward Johnson I've got Janice Mae Tilson dying on 30 Nov 2012, Huntersville, Mec. Co., NC USA. Born 19 Dec 1933. Would you be kind enough to check this and update find a grave please. Also would you let me be a guest on your Family Tree Maker again please. Thank you in advance. Edward
Added by Edward Irvin Johnson on Sep 08, 2015 11:57 PM
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