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Virginia Wilson Bailey (#47178014)
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Bio Photo DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years age
spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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Family Names:

WILSON, O'BANION, PATE/McCAIN, PEACE,
BAILEY, WISE, YOUNG & SPURLOCK.
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Notice:

In case that I become disable or pass from this life, I want to make my wishes known in regard to my Find A Grave Memorials. I have talked to my son Tim C. Boyet and he has agreed that he will take on the job of the memorials that I have created. He has agreed to do this because he realizes how much Find A Grave means to me. Please respect my wishes.

Virginia Wilson Bailey
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FCBrooks2
O'Bannan Cemetery, Wilkinson Co., GA
Ms Bailey, The cemetery is not in that bad a shape. The trees that fell across the graves apparently have been removed because they weren't there. It appears someone cut the bushes and small trees a couple of years ago also. There was no damage to the markers.

There is a marker in the center of the cemetery that has the names of those buried there. It is shown on the cemetery homepage.

I've heard about the slave graveyard nearby. I didn't have time to search for it that day.
Added by FCBrooks2 on Aug 02, 2017 9:08 PM
John Mallory Land
Mem. #89223037
I fulfilled the photo request for Willis O'BANNON. The photos are of the lot only - he does not have a marked grave with an inscription. He is probably in one of the 6 graves marked with plain, adult-sized brick ledgers. These ledgers and the brick wall surrounding the lot were restored not too long ago as part of a masonry project funded by a grant - a number of lots have had the same treatment. Unfortunately, there have been problems with grass mowing in the cemetery this summer (which is unusual since the Foundation took charge some years ago), so the grass is high right now in this lot. Also, in the new format, more photos may be posted on a memorial, but the caption space for each photo has been reduced. If I could have, I would have posted the following complete caption with one or more of the photos but instead had to break it up and use abbreviations: "There are 5 graves in this lot with inscriptions: Tom TUGGLE (1885-1889), Thomas S. TUGGLE (1819-1893), Valentine TUGGLE (1887-1896), Mott Hodo TUGGLE (1858-1918), and Sylvia (CONWAY) TUGGLE (1863-1931). There are also 6 adult-sized brick ledgers with no markings. Two of these are evidently Sarah E. TUGGLE (buried 17 DEC 1908, aged 82 years), and Thomas S. TUGGLE, Sr. (buried 26 JUN 1957, aged 67 years). Based on locations given in the Sexton’s records, another two appear to be: Willis O’BANNON (buried 01 NOV 1869, aged 88 years) and Mary Willis (O’BANNON) WINGFIELD (buried 11 OCT 1872, aged 32 years)." Best regards - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Jul 28, 2017 11:32 PM
FCBrooks2
O'Bannan Cemetery Photos
Hey. I've been trying to get out there for a couple of years now. Glad I could deliver.
Added by FCBrooks2 on Jul 24, 2017 4:56 PM
Leah
My Family
Thank you for leaving wonderful notes on my family memorials!
Added by Leah on Jul 13, 2017 12:51 PM
Nancy Lee Huggins
RE: Daniel Huggins & Family
This is not a branch of the family that I am familiar with... yet.

John and George are names used many times in our line and my Huggins branch originated in Berkley County which is a stones throw from Charleston.

Sounds like this would be worth looking into to see if there was a link. Do you know who Daniel's parents were?

Nancy Lee Huggins
Added by Nancy Lee Huggins on Jun 15, 2017 12:24 PM
Leah
Thank you
You have always been supportive, thank you!
Added by Leah on Jun 09, 2017 11:08 AM
Larry Hume
RE: John Alvin Pate, Sr.
Thank you so much for the permission and information. James E. Pate is on our list of KIA from WW II and his name was read at our Memorial Day program a week ago. I have three newspaper clippings from the Champion newspaper here in Center about his death and would be happy to share if you don't have them. Give me an email to send them to. I try to keep the memories of our veterans alive here in Shelby County. Thanks again.
Added by Larry Hume on Jun 07, 2017 3:09 AM
Larry Hume
John Alvin Pate
Virginia I am trying to account for all WW I Veterans in Shelby County, Texas and remember them on their date of death. Mr. Pates is coming up June 10 and I would like to have your permission to use his photo you posted on memorial 42621145. Thanks.
Added by Larry Hume on Jun 06, 2017 3:34 PM
Emma Walling
RE: Lancaster Memorial Park
It was my pleasure.
Added by Emma Walling on Jun 02, 2017 7:36 PM
BassetLover
RE: Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery
It really depends on who you get. Some are really helpful and some are like the one you got. I think I have probably dealt with the person you spoke with.
Added by BassetLover on May 31, 2017 12:21 PM
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