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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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Daniel Moran
HATTIE STYLES
Ms. Patrick I was in the Bowdon City Cemetery last weekend and found a couple of Styles plots. I guess I had gotten a bit confused for the stone you seek is not inscribed as "Hattie," but there is a "Sims Styles" associated with it. I contacted the cemetery today and had this confirmed. I shall return next weekend to get you the photograph. Sorry for the delay.
Added by Daniel Moran on May 02, 2016 4:25 PM
rhia
Troup Factory
Ms. Sharon, I wanted to know if I could walk about the cemetery behind the factory?

It would be interesting, as I love history of this area --the further back the better.

I will be respectful or the stones, and only want to walk about and perhaps take some photos.

Can you tell me if this is possible and the best way to get to the cemetery?

Thank you
Lynn
Added by rhia on Apr 29, 2016 7:32 PM
Patsy Conlon
Mattie Wood
Thank you so much for the edit. I really appreciate it. Trying to get the whole family together. Your the best.
Patsy - Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on Apr 29, 2016 12:53 PM
Lori
Beulah
Thanks for the transfers Sharon. You are the best!I love the old photos too. It's such a delight to be able to share them. Take care!
Added by Lori on Apr 18, 2016 10:52 AM
Gail Helton
Perry, Lenny & Jeanette Pike
Hi Sharon:
Thank you so much for photographing all the Pike's graves. I really appreciate taking the time to do this for me.
Take care and best wishes,
Gail Karch Helton
Added by Gail Helton on Apr 15, 2016 8:33 PM
Charles Brooks
Grave Transfer
Thank you very much Sharon and i hope you are doing well!

Thank You
Charles Brooks
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Added by Charles Brooks on Apr 13, 2016 2:27 PM
Karen
Farrar Headstone picture
Thank you for your time and effort for photographing the Farrar headstone. The Farrar family ppreciate all your kind help and are grateful for you posting one photo on the memorial page to leave room for more family pictures.
Have a wonderful day!
Added by Karen on Apr 08, 2016 5:15 PM
Gail Davidson Lawrence
Martha Ann Kaylor Davidson
Thank you so much for your information. It was very helpful.
Added by Gail Davidson Lawrence on Apr 08, 2016 10:53 AM
Gail Davidson Lawrence
Martha Ann Kaylor Davidson
Good morning. Martha Ann Kaylor was my Great Great Grandmother. In research I have located two cemeteries listed for her. One is Old Shiloh Church Cemetery in Randolph Co. AL and the other is Good Hope Baptist Church. Can you please help me get is corrected on Find a Grave or give me any information you may have.

Gail Davidson Lawrence
Dawson, Ga. 39842
gdl4463@windstream.net
Added by Gail Davidson Lawrence on Apr 08, 2016 9:39 AM
Charles Mansfield Thomas IV
Virginia Bell
Thank you so much for adding the headstone picture to Virginia Bell's memorial. Virginia was my grandmother's (Bernice Lee Thomas) best friend. They grew up in Alabama together and both moved to Atlanta. Thanks again.
Added by Charles Mansfield Thomas ... on Apr 08, 2016 4:41 AM
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