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Betty (#46800909)
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Bio Photo I cannot remember not being interested in my family's history.

It is important to preserve our family history and this is a great site for doing just that. One of the ways I preserve our history is adding a new marker in front of the old illegible tombstones and marking unmarked graves.

I am a member of Colonial Dames 17th Century , Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Henderson County NC Genealogical and Historical Society, and SC State Archives. I am also on the Board for Save the Light to save Morris Island Lighthouse

In 2001 I completed a book on Holston Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The project started with my cousin, Margaret Metcalf Foster and I surveying the cemetery. After seeing how many graves were unmarked in the cemetery and knowing that many of these people were related to me, I decided to find out who they were. Working five years in five funeral homes, I was able to identify and mark 100 graves at Holston Creek Baptist Cemetery. When available, I added parents, spouse, and full birth and death dates to each person buried there in the cemetery book. Later, I entered all the names on Findagrave from this cemetery. As time permits, I am linking the people and adding more information about them. Since this is my project and I am related to many of the people buried here, I am not interested in transferring them. Thanks for understanding.

At the present time, I am doing a book on James and Ann Cole Johnson and their children all the way down to the present. It is the most time consuming project I have ever done. Please get in touch with me if you are a descendant and would like to be included in this book.

PLEASE do not use my photos without my permission.
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Holston Creek Baptist
I just wanted to thank you so much for looking up so many unmarked graves at Holston Creek.

Added by Jeni on Jul 28, 2014 11:06 AM
Irdle is Andrew Jackson Richmond's daughter. Andrew (born abt 1855)is the younger brother of my great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Richmond(Born May 8, 1849). Andrew's wife we believe died in childbirth. He can be found in the census living with his daughter Irdle and mother, Nancy J. Box-Richmond in Texas.
Added by MARY RICHMOND on Apr 26, 2014 3:07 AM
Vicki Hittson
Mary Polly Wingo High
Betty, thank you again for sponsoring our memorial for Mary Polly Wingo High.
Much love,
Added by Vicki Hittson on Apr 14, 2014 9:33 PM
Vicki Hittson
Swepson High
Betty, thank you very much for sponsoring the memorial for Swepson High. Much love, Vicki
Added by Vicki Hittson on Apr 14, 2014 9:24 PM
Rod & Kay Smith
I just noticed your visit to Edward Shelby's memorial page. How are you connected? I am Edwards great grandnephew. My mother was Peggy Lou Gilliland-Smith- Raab. My grandfather was Hoyt Gilliland and I am researching our Clan. What a surprise to find Edward buried just five blocks from the home mother was living in when she passed. She started the research and never knew he was here.
Added by Rod & Kay Smith on Apr 08, 2014 1:10 PM
Lloyd Brannon
Ellis Edward Tennyson # 11823714
According to F.A.G. records, this individual is the spouse of Lelia Alberta Turner Tennyson # 11823722.
Added by Lloyd Brannon on Mar 16, 2014 12:50 AM
Lloyd Brannon
Lelia Alberta Turner Tennyson # 11823722
According to F.A.G. records, this individual is the spouse of Ellis Edward Tennyson # 11823714.
Added by Lloyd Brannon on Mar 16, 2014 12:47 AM
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Double marker
Betty she has a marker in Gramling Methodist Church Cemetery. So I did the following in her bio section:

She is buried beside her second husband, Harold Franklin Thompson, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. She also has a marker in Gramling Methodist Church Cemetery, be side her first husband, Nolan Cartee.

Her obituary appears in the Spartanburg Herald Journal Obituary Section on, Nov. 28, 1970, on page 3.

Wife of Harold Thompson and daughter of George F. and Corrie Lee Fisher Cartee. She died Friday, Nov. 27, 1970 at her home following a long illness. Survivors included: two step-daughters, Miss Barbara Ann Thompson and Mrs. Harriette Elizabeth Fleming, two step-sons, Roy Franklin and Lonnie Earl Thompson, three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Fox, Mrs. Frances Hoffman and Mrs. Beuland Penland, three brothers, Woodrow, Raymond and Joel Cartee. She was 53 years of age at her demise.
Added by Record Hunter on Feb 17, 2014 4:55 PM
Nancy Berntson
Noah Lorenza Blanton
I was wondering if you are related to this man. He is my son-in-laws grandfather and they have just started family history and I am trying to help them. He was married to Vinnie Viola Seay. I hope you can help me out, thank you

Thank you for all the work that you have and are doing in the cemeteries. I do this when i go into cemeteries also and love the thrill I get when i connect families. And i know the work it takes, so Thank You very much
Added by Nancy Berntson on Feb 05, 2014 11:18 PM
Rhonda Greer Hollifield
Johnson Family Reunion
I so enjoyed the Johnson Family Reunion last August. It was fun "meeting" my relatives!
Added by Rhonda Greer Hollifield on Jan 25, 2014 9:08 AM
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