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.
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.
******************** 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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.