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Sharon Frank Patrick (#47852495)
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Bio Photo Thanks to Bentley Fallis for the following info for the unmarked graves in Hillview East:

During the great flu epidemic of 1918 my dad was all of twelve years old and he said that CW Coleman , who wrote the county history, was a scout leader and a school official got a group of scouts together to dig graves as there were so many dying and having to be buried hastily during the epidemic. Maybe the city kept a record. In the old days the lots were sold and there is an actual deed recorded in the Troup county courthouse. I know as I have the deed from my grandparents lot from October 1923.
They also helped during the night that the tornado literally (1920)removed houses in the SW end of Callaway village I believe the end of Stonewall and Troup streets. Anyway the only light they had searching for people was Mr. Coleman's car which my dad learned to drive that night at 14 years old. He also had to go get gas and kerosene to help out.

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There are over 400 "unknown" in the Hilview East also known as Hillview Annex Cemetery in LaGrange, Georgia, in the Pauper Section.. If you know who any of them are, please contact me. Of the 19 that have been identified by family and now have a marker with name and dates, the death year ranges between 1900 and 1949.

If you have a loved one that died in LaGrange Georgia or Troup County Georgia, and you have not found their grave, consider that they may be here.

I would appreciate it if you could leave a few flowers on their memorials. They are listed as Pauper Unknown and have the number that is on their marker.

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THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone.

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R Powers
Thank you
Thank you so much for taking the time to find and take a picture of my aunt and uncle's graves. I will never forget your kindness.
Added by R Powers on Jul 28, 2016 8:40 PM
Carole Elbert
Nannie French Weldon
Thank you for the information and memorial for her. It's been a big help as I didn't have this before.
Added by Carole Elbert on Jul 27, 2016 2:50 PM
Pam Parmer Arfaras
Aunt
Hi! Lucille rice Ashley is my great aunt would you mind turning her over to me to manage ? thx! #98281314
Added by Pam Parmer Arfaras on Jul 26, 2016 2:33 PM
Martin Weybright
Birdie Estelle (Anderson) Todt
Many thanks for your message letting me know that she is buried in Lanett. Best wishes.
Added by Martin Weybright on Jul 26, 2016 10:39 AM
JLC
RE: Thannk you
You are so very welcome.
You are a blessing to me and to so many others.
I am so grateful for all the help you have given
me in searching for my family genealogy.
Your friend,
John
Added by JLC on Jul 25, 2016 6:59 PM
Linda Davis
Deleted the memorials
Alice and her husband are not buried in Randolph County. Correct cemetery is where their daughter is buried.

Reply:
I deleted my memorials since you "found the grave". With the information I had in 2011, it made sense that they were buried in Prospect Cemetery in Randolph Co, AL instead of another Prospect Cemetery out-of-state!

Thank you for all the work you have done for Find A Grave.

Added by Linda Davis on Jul 22, 2016 7:04 AM
Patricia Cronin
Lone Cane Baptist Church Cemetery
Good afternoon, Sharon, and thank you for the photos of the tombstones of Rozane King Green Chapman and her brother, Reverend Wyatt Byrlin King. Really appreciate your help. Pat Cronin
Added by Patricia Cronin on Jul 20, 2016 2:17 PM
L'eau Noire
Thank you!
I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for your hard work and dedication. It is really appreciated.
Added by L'eau Noire on Jul 20, 2016 8:35 AM
Pam Parmer Arfaras
Grandgather
Hi ! Do you mind transferring David Terrill rice to me also? Thank you!!
Added by Pam Parmer Arfaras on Jul 17, 2016 9:18 PM
Pam Parmer Arfaras
Thank you!
Her husband , David rice is my grandfather. Thx for all your work and info!!
Added by Pam Parmer Arfaras on Jul 17, 2016 7:22 PM
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