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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to transfer relatives into your care - just send me an edit to do so.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.

The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
Please do not use my bio page or emails for changes, additions, linking or transfers. Please click on the Edit button at the top right of the person's page,. Then click on Suggest A Correction. On that page, type in what you would like done.

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TnT Adams
RE: Sarah Ellison request
WOW! Thank you so much. She was a distant aunt. What a great preservation your group is trying to do. I will look into the website. Thanks again for ALL you do.
Added by TnT Adams on Aug 28, 2015 11:10 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 61436479
Could you supply a source for your edit that changes name spelling as per D/C? Thanks
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Aug 27, 2015 9:35 PM
Elvira Smith
Like i said i requested photo for someone else. I leave flowers for everyone not just relatives. When i remember who asked me to request the photo i will let you know. Thanks. People like you are doing wonderful things for others.
Added by Kin4Pat on Aug 27, 2015 7:51 PM
RE: Elvira Smith request
Sorry this isn't my relative. Someone asked for this request & at the moment i can't remember who. Thank you very much for the photo. Good luck.
Added by Kin4Pat on Aug 27, 2015 6:46 PM
Joseph R. Gainey
Regenstein edits
Thank you for accepting and so promptly processing the Regenstein edits I sent you.
Joseph Gainey
Cowpens, Spartanburg County, SC
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Aug 26, 2015 5:24 AM
carl en
RE: 24886510
don't needtransfer ow problem solved thanks a lot carl
Added by carl en on Aug 26, 2015 3:55 AM
carl en
would like this memorial transferred to me my number is
Added by carl en on Aug 23, 2015 12:30 PM
Debbie Callahan
Mrs. A.L. Wolford
You wrote on the memorial for Mrs. A.L. Wolford that there was an obituary connected to this person. Would you be able to send a copy of the obituary to me? Most of the people in that section are related to me and we've been trying to figure out who the Woolford/Wolford's are and how they may be related to us. Also trying to figure out if anyone is really buried in the two graves #8 & 12. They are blank on the cemetery paperwork.
Thanks, Debbie

My email is
Added by Debbie Callahan on Aug 21, 2015 5:36 PM
RE: Looking for Mamie Beck's Father
Hi Judy,

Do you have all the names of the children of Jeffrey (Bud) Beck and Amanda Loggins Beck? I know there was an Ella Mae Beck that married a Puckett and another son that was named Pino or Phino (that may be misspelled).

Also, are you aware that Jeff and Linda had two sons? One was named Willard, but I don't know the other.

I have just found a couple of new pictures that belonged to my Grandma (they came from her mother Minnie) of Jeff. If you will send me your email address I'll send them to you.

My email address is

Best regards,
Added by ptravis on Aug 21, 2015 11:53 AM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
Hello Judy,
Thank you for visiting my daughter, whom I dearly love and miss and always will. You wrote such a beautiful message, heartfelt thanks Judy....can never just how much they mean to me. I love your dad's pictures and I'm so sorry for all you went through.

{{{Hugs}}} Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Aug 20, 2015 5:30 PM
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