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David ~ Effie (#47109465)
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Bio Photo We are David & Effie. We were born and raised in upstate South Carolina. I found Find A Grave in 2009 and now David has joined me in a search for our "lost" family members. We sincerely hope that along the way our contributions to this site will help others find theirs.

We wish to thank those who have made memorials for our family members and those who have transfered management of them to us. We especially want to thank those who have made the corrections we requested, as correct and complete data is the key to accomplishing our goals.

Our primary sources of information for our memorials, other than direct knowledge of burial, are grave marker photos and obituaries. We use these sources as backup for our entries, as we DO NOT make any without proof of burial location.

Our motto is... to err is human, and to correct is necessary. Please contact us if you find an error on our memorials or if you have missing information that we can add to make an appealing and honorable memorial. We will gladly correct any errors on our entries, make additions, add links or transfer memorials if they are not related to us. (please use the EDIT tab and make a suggestion option on the memorial for any request.)

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Everyone is welcome to visit and leave a flower for our immediate family members listed below or any of our memorials and once again, we wish to thank all of our Find A Grave friends who have done a wonderful job in helping preserve our heritage and making this a wonderful site.

David's Family
Ruthel Grady Coward
Lila Mae Stewart Coward

Ted Lewis Coward

Effie's Family:
Stella Louise Dove Headen
Lee Roy Headen

Jerry Dean Headen
Thadieth Coy Headen
Billy Ray Headen
Harold Vernell Headen
Thomas Eston Headen
Mariam Lee Headen Smith
Jewell Jean Headen

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Lisa Craig Arrowood
Thank You
I just wanted to say thank you for all the memorials that you have done. You have helped me greatly in my search for family in S.C. You both are very much appreciated for the work you do on Find A Grave.
Have a blessed day, Lisa
Added by Lisa Craig Arrowood on Dec 09, 2014 5:48 AM

Hi again,

You may not have noticed that you have 2 pages for Luther:

Poole, Luther 40074514
b. Mar. 27, 1823 d. Oct. 4, 1864 Zion Hill Baptist Churc...
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Poole, Luther B 40074508
b. Apr. 29, 1860 d. Jun. 10, 1883 Zion Hill Baptist Churc...
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Also, from my research on, I believe that Marietta Bryant is the daughter of Luther & Nancy W (nee Lipscomb)Poole, and that Marietta is the first wife of Elijah S.V. Bryant. I believe Elijah is buried somewhere in Georgia, but so far, I haven't found his grave.


Added by aineo on Nov 16, 2014 9:02 PM
Luther B Poole


Just wanted to let you know that your birth and death years for Luther don't match the dates on his grave stone. The photo of his grave stone gives the dates as:

1823 - 1864

He died in the Civil War.

Susan ; )
Added by aineo on Nov 16, 2014 8:10 PM
Nana x4
William Ralph Cummings
I had requested that this memorial be marked as a cenotaph. I added the note and the link to the other memorial to show that he had been moved. Not sure what you wanted me to look at.

Added by Nana x4 on Oct 28, 2014 10:05 AM
Grace Ann "Gigi" Drake Johnson
Thank you for adding her maiden name, your time and kindness is appreciated.
Have a glorious day,
Added by Lorraine on Oct 23, 2014 11:22 AM
Larry Foster
Weston Foster
David thank you for transfer of memorial of my distant Cousin. Westen Hayett Foster....
Added by Larry Foster on Oct 18, 2014 12:42 PM
Carolyn Parker
Mary Lucy Burton Gilstrap
Hi. My name is Carolyn Woodcock Parker and I am researching my Pitman Family and was surprised to find that a large number of them moved to SC from NC. I also have my Woodcock and Bennett family from upstate SC as well. Anyway, I found Mary Lucy Burton Gilstrap -

Created by: David ~ Effie
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50145365.

Mary's husband was Calvin Meador Gilstrap and he is buried in Charlotte, North Carolina -

Created by: Susan I. Grills
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100855616.

Could you please connect them? Her name is on his headstone and sadly, it is inscribed "Together Forever".

Thank you so much.
Added by Carolyn Parker on Oct 08, 2014 2:17 PM
Larry Foster
Weston Hyatt Foster
David Will you connect Weston Hyatt Foster Find A Grave #124306289 with his father Franlin Calloway Foster Find A Grave# 77438058 OR Will you transfer him to my Account Find A Grave# 47313919.
Weston Hyatt Foster is my 2 Cousin.
Thanking you in Advance
Larry Foster
Added by Larry Foster on Oct 07, 2014 8:29 PM
Record Hunter
Just a word of thanks for the transfer of C D McAbee to me, I really appreciate it, regards.
Added by Record Hunter on Oct 02, 2014 1:28 AM
Lloyd Brannon
Transfer Thanks
Thank you for the transfer of Oscar Lee Cannon, Martha Caroline Brannon Burnett, John Henry Burnett and Rowland Coggins. A challenge to continue and improve. And thank you for being a dedicated volunteer to You will never know the number of people whom you will have helped and full impact of your work.

Thank you,
Lloyd Paul Brannon, II #47672485
Added by Lloyd Brannon on Oct 01, 2014 7:25 PM
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