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Patti Yourko Burns (#46952977)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Librarian who loves local history and genealogy. I live in Horry County South Carolina not far from Myrtle Beach.
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Sabrina Fletcher-Harbin
RE: Bessellieu edits
Thank you Patti!
Added by Sabrina Fletcher-Harbin on May 24, 2016 4:48 PM
Nancy Solt
RE: Elma Flowers Craig Premont
My sincere thanks for your years of service...
Nancy Craig Solt
Added by Nancy Solt on May 16, 2016 1:19 PM
Nancy Solt
RE: Elma Flowers Craig Premont
That is very nice and courteous of you to transfer my Mother's grave memorial to me. I have not taken the time to checked the memorial managers on other family members . The article I had put in had two sheets and it filled up the space so I decided not to add it...Since all memorials have an "Add Photo" on a voluntary basis in order to put documentation to the person whose memorial is in view I hope that my additions were not out of line....When new documents come across my path I try to post them as soon as I can so they don't get lost in documentation loads...Hope I have not offended you with my additions...This is my Mom....
Nancy Craig Solt
Added by Nancy Solt on May 15, 2016 7:08 PM
Nancy Solt
Elma Flowers Craig Premont
I just added my Mom's "Certificate of Ownership" to her grave at Hillcrest Cemetery and as usual the picture slid the arrangement down...could you rearrange the photos where Mom's portrait is on top again...then her grave purchase, then her obituary ...
Thank you very much.
Nancy Craig Solt, daughter
Added by Nancy Solt on May 13, 2016 6:21 PM
Sabrina Fletcher-Harbin
Bessellieu edits
Hi Patty,
Just wanted to let you know I met the daughter and trustee of Bethesda and we spoke, during our talk she showed me the graves I suggested edits to you per the family links; just wanted to let you know how I acquired the relationships via Mrs. Rovina White, thanks :)
Added by Sabrina Fletcher-Harbin on May 08, 2016 9:26 PM
John Waites Sr. Transfer
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for transferring my very distant great-grandfather to me. I greatly appreciate all of your hard work into finding, creating, maintaining, and now transferring his memorial. Keep up the wonderful work and take care!
Added by Princessanws on May 02, 2016 4:14 AM
c w
RE: Doris Cheek Whittington

After Clifford was killed, Doris returned with their daughters to her hometown of Dillon, SC. An attempt, I assume, to rebuild their lives. They married very young. Aged 18yrs and 15yrs respectively. So, at 20 yrs old, Doris found herself a war widow with two young girls. Yes, it's almost Shakespearean in its tragedy. Doris, as you may have noticed since you contributed her headstone photo, also lost her father at about the same age as Linda and Barbara. Doris comes of age, marries her prince charming and promptly loses him to battlefield heroism in southeast Asia. Doris and the girls have only very recently been discovered by descendants of Clifford's side of the family. As far as we can deduce from records, Linda grew up to marry and raise 3 sons in the Dillon-SC area. Linda passed in 2013. Barbara is still living, as far as we know, in the Dillon area.
It appears, however, that Barbara never married nor had children and became a spinster. We believe Barbara is around 73 years of age now and living alone in the Dillon area. It appears that no one is aware that they have family up north or that their father/grandfather was a certified war hero. I come to this conclusion from the errors made in Linda Wray's obituary of 2013. I believe they think Clifford's name was "Justin", not Jeston.

I do not intend to request a transfer for Doris' memorial as she was my Aunt by law. But, with her very tragic life story, I felt it was my duty to clarify some of the mystery behind her headstone. Lest people assume that Doris was Douglas Cheek's wife or sister and not his daughter. Thank you for caring for Doris' memorial. She too, sacrificed so much for the safety of our nation. I too, have no doubt, that Clifford's heroism was driven by his desire to make it back home to his wife and daughters.

Added by c w on May 01, 2016 8:41 AM
c w
Doris Cheek Whittington
Doris was laid to rest next to her father Douglas Cheek, who apparently also died at 23yrs old. Consecutive tragedies. Doris' husband was buried in Concord, NC. It took 4 years for her husbands body to be returned stateside from the battlefield. So she was denied the opportunity to bury her husband. He was buried a year after her death. Unbelievably tragic.
Added by c w on Apr 29, 2016 7:49 AM
c w
Doris Cheek Whittington
Thank you for managing # 106659150. Doris had a very short, tragic life. She died of an acute illness (cervical cancer) 3 years after her husband was killed in combat in WWII. Together, they left behind two very young daughters.

Added by c w on Apr 29, 2016 5:35 AM
Dorothy Beckworth D'Antoni
RE: Request to transfer management of FAG for Millard Houston Beckworth
Thank you so much, and for all the work you have done for Find A Grave. I was born in Georgetown, SC, so appreciate another Low Country girl's efforts. I was contacted on for a DNA match with Millard by his granddaughter (Millard and his wife were divorced when he died and his wife and children lived in Calf.) and the granddaughter knew nothing about him. I hope to write a bio and will link him with his parents, grandparents on up the family tree. Let me know if I can do anything for you up in the Washington, DC area. I live in Laurel, MD -- between Washington and Baltimore. Take care.
Added by Dorothy Beckworth D'Anton... on Apr 28, 2016 9:00 AM
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