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Helen (#46831582)
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Bio Photo My life is beautiful, surrounded with beauty, the ocean, the mountains and all between. My precious family, those here and
those departed. My faith, without it I would not be here. God should be in our hearts always, so we can extend our faith to others, that they will know him. I am ashamed to admit, my faith is not always extended as should be.

Find A Grave has always been a great hobby of mine, I love to find graves, research (time permitting) and photograph. Meeting so many wonderfully great people and working with each other.

To those that feel the need to be rude, know all, shame on you, this is not what find a grave is about.

I follow all of Find a Grave guidelines, which should be read by all so there are no misunderstandings. I will gladly do transfers that fall within guidelines or certain special circumstances. Do not like those that request transfers just to add numbers. Many have over 2000 managed but have added only a few. Lots of family members???
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RE: Mothers Day
Hi Helen:
Belated Mothers Day wish's to you to my friend.This is the 1st year w/out my Mom so it hurt like you-know-what not being able to call her or send her flowers & a card etc...

I'm hanging in there...have a Doctors appointment this afternoon so we'll see how that goes.

Hope you feel better soon,

Added by Beth.Bailey on May 13, 2015 12:07 PM
Zane's Mom
Spc Zane Lee
Thank you Helen for visiting my son's memorial and leaving a token. Blessings to you.
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on May 13, 2015 6:09 AM
Just wanted to
wish you a Happy Mothers Day my sweet friend.I went to visit your beautiful Mom as well.

Have a great day {{{hugs}}}

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on May 10, 2015 10:04 AM
Gale Davis
RE: Alexander Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Leicester, NC
Helen, happy to have you as a Guest in Walking with the Lambs, but I need either your user name in or your regular email address. Same for my Davises of Canto tree, which I think is a pretty good tree but 'way too big. I suffer from Dontknowwhentostop Syndrome, but I can sure tell who I'm supposed to be kin to. It seems like half of the people in western NC. -- You appear to be acquainted with Fran Rogers in Haywood County. We're kin along 2 different lines, and I'm kin to her husband Terry along at least 1 more line. Another person that I've known as long as I can remember - she was a Teague, and my paternal grandma was a Teague, so of course we are distant Teague cousins. We were best buddies until by chance our adult lives took us in opposite directions. Then a few years ago I phoned her to say that I had learned that we were Davis 2nd cousins and Martin 3rd cousins. She and her parents had already known all of that except for the degrees of kinship. Now in my 70s I know why the old folks always kept watch back in the day. -- Enough of the glories of genealogy! Please email me the ancestry user name or the email address to use for the Guest invite. My email is -- In God's grace, Gale
Added by Gale Davis on May 07, 2015 9:45 PM
Gale Davis
RE: Alexander Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Leicester, NC
Hi Helen -- Thanks for your note about Alexander Chapel. Many years ago I grew up an easy walk from that church and cemetery, and since I began my Walking with the Lamb study I have wished to return to Leicester and walk the cemetery myself. However, age & infirmity have interceded. -- That aside, I will review my tree and see which burials attributed to Alexander Chapel may be inadequately supported. As you know, a single line of support is not enough but sometimes is all you have. You are welcome to examine my tree (as an invited Guest if you wish). -- As to other cemeteries, across Buncombe County there are small cemeteries that have returned to nature as descendants have scattered, etc. There are a few cemeteries that include graves from at least 2 races. Brick Church on Hwy 63 near South Turkey Creek is an example. Death certificates can be incorrect. -- With best wishes, David Gale Davis
Added by Gale Davis on May 07, 2015 1:07 PM
Rich Kreiss
Ella Lowery
The info you see on her memorial was taken from her death certificate. Her "Color or Race" is listed as a "Negro". She was a widow but his name is not provided. The informant was Mrs. Bertie Currence who lived at the same address as Ella. Is there another Alexander Baptist Church in Buncombe County???
Added by Rich Kreiss on May 07, 2015 4:43 AM
John Field Pankow
Alexander Chapel
Dear Helen,

The Carsons I added to the cemetery were relatives of Ruth Lee Twitty (1928-2015, Mrs. James Young), of Marion, NC, who worked for my family for many years, and who was as close to me as family. (Find A Grave # 141190930) When Ruth passed away back in January, I decided to put as many of her relatives on Find A Grave as I could find, as a tribute to her. (Others had already added some of them, but at least I got most linked together.)

As I said on the memorial for Sam Carson, # 141428159, I am not sure if this is the right cemetery. He died in 1974, in a hospital in Goldsboro, NC, and his death certificate says he was buried at "Alexander Chapel, Weaverville, NC." His wife Agnes's in 1956 states she was buried at a churchyard in Alexander, NC. Various children's death certificates say various different things. I figured I'd put them there til I found out if that was actually where they were buried or if it was somewhere else. From what you say, I am thinking "somewhere else" is probably more likely.

Sam's much older sister, Leila Carson (c. 1878-aft. 1940, later Mrs. Henry Jenkins), evidently had a daughter prior to her marriage, Myra Lee Carson (1896-1986). I remember her well. Myra married William Franklin "Frank" Twitty (1890-1952), and they had a bunch of children, among them Ruth.

Ruth came to work for my grandparents. John L. and Eunice Stearns Field, in the 1950s as a cook/housekeeper. At one point, my grandmother fell and broke her hip, and Ruth nursed her back to health (and saved her life when she had a blood clot that the doctors weren't taking seriously.) After that, my grandparents sent her over to Knoxville to study nursing, but my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer....and Ruth came home on the next bus, and nursed him until his death. Ruth was always a pillar of strength and support, love and loyalty, for my family. She was a remarkable person.

If you can help me figure out where her relatives are actually buried, I'd greatly appreciate it. If they aren't in your cemetery, I imagine they're somewhere nearby.

Best Regards,

John (John Field Pankow)
Added by John Field Pankow on May 07, 2015 2:37 AM
Jane M. Howard
Alexander Chapel
Helen, thanks for your email. The memorials I posted were based on information obtained from the death records. All persons were black/colored/negro, they're related to memorials with photos you created and burial was in the Alexander Chapel in Leicester.

I know there's another Alexander Church in Asheville and someone has put Anthony and Callie Penland there but I don't think this is correct. All these people lived and mostly died in Leicester and burial location was also listed as Leicester.

Hope this helps.
Added by Jane M. Howard on May 07, 2015 12:53 AM
Joan Roberts
RE: Fred Hensley
Thank you so much I actually have a lot of information my brother was able to get from a lady named Brenda Hensley who has done a lot of back ground research on my family..Again thank you so much
Added by Joan Roberts on May 03, 2015 9:25 PM
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Thank you for all of your help to transfer these memorials it is very appreciated.
Added by Lmatheson on Apr 30, 2015 2:24 PM
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