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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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Patti Cox
James Arthur Burgess
Would you transfer the memorial for J Arthur Burgess # 84103933 to me. Arthur is my great uncle and I have been working on several memorials for my family. Thank you for doing this.
Patti C
Added by Patti Cox on Jul 12, 2014 2:56 PM
Patricia Baker
Lula Mae shidal Cooper
Grandma spelled her name Shidal
Added by Patricia Baker on Jun 23, 2014 9:35 PM
St Croix Valley Genealogical Society
Wrong photo

For some odd reason an obit for Labon Hall Alverson ended up on the memorial for Wm. D. O'Brien in Wis.
Find A Grave # 112186368. Please remove the obit.

Thanks, Myke Rachu
St. Croix Valley Genealogy Society, Wis.
Added by St Croix Valley Genealogi... on Jun 23, 2014 5:35 PM
Jim Savage
RAymond Roscoe Henderson Memorial
Added by Jim Savage on Jun 10, 2014 10:57 AM
Jim Savage
Wilma Christine Williams Brown Memorial
Added by Jim Savage on Jun 02, 2014 1:42 PM
Dawn Smith
Miriam Smith Arledge
Would you please transfer my Aunt Miriam # 75326152 to me so I can update her information with the rest of our family. Thank you Dawn
Added by Dawn Smith on May 20, 2014 2:37 PM
Dennis Millwood
Could you please transfer these memorials to me; they are my grandparents: Paul Nelson # 86790590 and Eloise Nelson # 86790301. Thanks
Added by Dennis Millwood on Apr 07, 2014 3:49 PM
Harry Ellerbe
Thanks so much for linking Harry Ellerbe with his parents. Keep up the good work!
Added by Duvall on Apr 03, 2014 6:30 PM
Gail Lynch-Walton
Thank you for the transfer of Aunt Lena.
Added by Gail Lynch-Walton on Mar 28, 2014 1:01 PM
Tammy Ford
James William Cantrell
Hi, I was wondering if you are related Jim?
Added by Tammy Ford on Mar 26, 2014 1:31 AM
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