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Lorraine Elam Carter (#47915926)
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Bio Photo I am new at this. Actually though - it is in my blood. My father got into tracing his family genealogy after his father died, almost 45 years ago. He would "drag" us all over looking for answers. Our family vacations were spent in Virginia at the National Archives and in St. Louis visiting with his father's brothers and sisters searching for that one piece of history that would complete the puzzle.

My recent interest started with trying to help my husband compile some information on his family. That is when I discovered http://www.findagrave.com/ and I got "bit" by the genealogy bug. Excited about some discoveries on his family, I shared the info with my mom. After listening to me on more that one occasion, she finally asked, "Will you will help me with some questions about our family?" So I now have gathered info on both sides of my husband's family tree, both sides of my mom's family tree, and have added to my dad's research of both of his sides . . .

I laugh at myself! This is so much fun! I asked my dad the other day if he ever got swept away in a discovery that wasn't really related. He said he had. (I can only imagine how life would have been if my dad had had the technology 45 years ago like we do now!) He is 82 years old.

Having lived close to Lynchburg most of my life, one of my fondest memories is of the annual Decoration Day Celebration held at Smith Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. This was always celebrated on Mother's Day. Everyone brought food and we had dinner together. I remember that my maternal grandfather, Marion Charles Holt, would walk with me and my brothers and cousins into the cemetery to show us where his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all buried. So I guess my grandfather had a hand in planting the seed also!

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TheBlueJar
Benjamin Freeman
Never mind :) I see what I saw.

You just are changing the links since the other memorial is deleted, right?

thanks
Blue
Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 27, 2016 3:04 PM
TheBlueJar
Benjamin Freeman
Hi there

Got your edit.... the bio doesnt match the parents he has on my bio but that doesnt mean anything

Please explain what you have

Thanks
Blue
Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 27, 2016 3:03 PM
Ed Forester
RE: Bobo
You are welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Ed Forester on Apr 01, 2015 6:37 PM
CJSwann
Ollie and Florence Bateman/ Smith Chapel
Thank you so very much for pointing me to my mistake. I try very hard to do things right so that family members will be happy. Have a great day and God bless.
Added by CJSwann on Mar 25, 2015 2:24 PM
Tim Osborne
RE: Williams'
Your welcome
Added by Tim Osborne on Mar 14, 2015 12:55 PM
Debra Romaniuk
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Very nice profile...the bug will be with you for life!
Added by Debra Romaniuk on Nov 23, 2014 10:24 AM
Debra Romaniuk
RE: Lizzie Norwood
Your welcome
Added by Debra Romaniuk on Nov 23, 2014 10:21 AM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Allens
I do have some more Allens not for sure if they have memorials or photos yet will have to look and see.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Oct 06, 2014 9:50 PM
Janet Boling Nelson
William James Mathis
While I was not able to provide you with a headstone picture as requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memorial Park Cemetery where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery (41,000+ interments). Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell. Once you obtain this information, please resubmit your photo request.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 15, 2014 7:33 PM
Janet Boling Nelson
Ionia Elam Mathis
While I was not able to provide you with a headstone picture as requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memorial Park Cemetery where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery (41,000+ interments). Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell. Once you obtain this information, please resubmit your photo request.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 15, 2014 6:58 PM
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