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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
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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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Dana Garrow
recent updates
Hi Susan! Happy Fall! Hope you've been able to get out and enjoy the weather! Thanks for all the recent updates to memorials I've created! If at any time you find that you are connected to any memorials I have made and you'd like a transfer just ask! I'd love for any that I'm not connected with to find a home with family! Take care and thanks for your dedication! Blessings, Dana
Added by Dana Garrow on Nov 07, 2016 5:23 PM
Norma Franssen
RE: Lafayette Alexander.
Hi Susan, thanks for answering back. My parent's grave is across the rode from the mausoleum. My brother's is near Lawyers Rd.across from the Post Office in the Veterans section. Lafayette,Sr. was in WWII he wanted his children near him. My brother didn't serve in the military. Lafayette,Jr's nickname was Moose. My two sisters an I will be buried beside my brother one day. Do you list living relatives? Let me if you need more information. Thanks again, Norma
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 12, 2016 9:09 PM
Norma Franssen
Headstone picture
Hi Susan, my name is Norma Jean Alexander Franssen. I go by Norma Franssen. I was trying to find a picture of my brothers headstone and there's not one. Hoping that you could help with getting one. He is at Sunset Memory Gardens. I saw that you were the one who did my parent's picture. His name is Lafayette Morrison Alexander Jr. His parents preceded him in death are Lafayette Sr. and Julia Viola Gladden Alexander. He had no children. All of his siblings are still living. I can give you their names if you would like to list them. You can email me at Juliav2328@att.net. Thank you, Norma Franssen
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 11, 2016 4:40 PM
JCox
RE: George & Grace Deaton
I will fix when I get back home on vacation
I know when I use my iPad the photos are on their side

Have a great summer
Added by JCox on Jun 20, 2016 4:02 PM
Flamingonc
Peter Ritchie
Thanks so much for the picture.....I forwarded it to his son.
Added by Flamingonc on Apr 25, 2016 6:25 AM
adan
Landon Walker daughter obit
Susan: This obit in the local paper caught my eye. When I saw she was the daughter of a Walker from North Carolina, I had to check findagrave & lo & behold, her father is 1 of your posts. I assume you want to know. ALLEN WALKER

http://www.thegazette.com/obituaries/dorothy-vestal-20160413-0000012288-01

http://hosting-3320.tributes.com/obituary/show/Dorothy-Walker-Vestal-103476731
Added by adan on Apr 17, 2016 11:52 AM
Lanie
AWARD
I am sending you a handmade award -

THE MOUNT ZION Mixup Award is awarded to Susan Grillis for her dedication on photographing, correcting, and researching those burials at Mount Zion Community / Methodist Cemeteries.

I know how hard you had to work on these and I was so happy every time I saw an edit or a photo. So glad for all you did so I made you an award! :-)

Added by Lanie on Mar 20, 2016 12:11 PM
Kristy Frazier
RE: Alice Cuthbertson Maye
Hi Susan,
I have her original birth certificate. Her name on it is Alice Lawrence Cuthbertson, born to Arthur Vance Cuthbertson and Alice Lee Lawrence. My mother and her brothers also know this to be her name, and her sister, whom you have no record of on here, confirmed that as well. Bonnie has never been a part of her name to anyone's knowledge. Do you have a copy of the birth record that you are referencing? Thank you!
Added by Kristy Frazier on Sep 04, 2015 12:06 PM
Susan Hasty Branon
Military records
Susan,
My name is Susan Branon and I too live in Charlotte,NC. In fact, I am a fourth generation Charlottean. I am trying to find out information about my father-in-law's military service in WWI in Paris. Yes, that is WWI. He was nearly 50 when my husband was born! If you could lead me to links that would provide information I would greatly appreciate it. I am a member of Ancestry.com but am just learning how to negotiate the site. I found you through this site after locating the page about his grave in Sharon Memorial cemetery.
Thanks so much.
Susan Hasty Branon
Added by Susan Hasty Branon on Aug 03, 2014 11:53 AM
chevydelray55
Sgt Daniel Allison Cariker
Susan,
I've been working on my maternal aunt's husband's family. She and Frank Sweeney Cariker have one biological child...my first cousin, Coleman McLean Cariker. Sgt Daniel Allison Cariker is Coleman's second great-grandfather. I see that you have created a memorial that is a duplicate. Were you aware of that? I would like to keep working on linking this part of my family tree together. Can you check the dates on this memorial and memorial #32392358 Sgt Daniel Allison Cariker?
Thank-you in advance for your time.
-chevydelray55
Added by chevydelray55 on May 27, 2014 10:20 AM
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