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Lauren's Mom (#47547915)
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Bio Photo ***A special thank you and hug goes to all the sweet people who have left tokens for my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford. It means so much to me. Reading the messages and seeing the lovely tokens helps brighten my day. Every visit to her memorial, every token and message left, means that someone has thought about Lauren and remembered her.***

***Note added 2 February 2015: Another special memorial I've created is the one for Aaron Doty. Aaron was only 20 years old when he was brutally murdered here in Highlands County. I would appreciate any tokens left in his memory. You can google his name and our location to read about this heartbreaking story. Two of his murderers were found guilty today.

Find A Grave is a wonderful resource, and I am so happy to have "found" this website. I have been doing family history research on and off since 1970. It is time consuming, as well as a labor of love, and extremely rewarding. Now that I have retired, I am able to spend more time on my favorite hobby.

I am researching these names (ancestors and descendants):
In TN and NC: Sharp/Sharpe, Cooper, Welch, Hatmaker, Duke, Hafford, Tinsley, Tucker, Farbridge, Burton, Mosier, Jarnagan/Jarnagon/possibly Jernigan.

In VA and GA: Watson, Halburt, Burdyne.

In Glamorgan, Wales, UK: Greenberry or Green Berry Hill.

In Kent, UK: John Stevens.

In UK: Thomas Fay/Faye; Margaret Maiter/Maher/Maier, Ellen Lynch, David Lynch, Bolling.

In NY: William Henry Stevens & Maggie/Mary/Mae Fay(e).

In Arkansas: Garrett, Wilson, Calhoun, Farbridge, Hamilton, Hafford.

In VA, GA & FL: Hill, Callahan, Cain, Bradford, Power, Sims, Caraway/Carraway/Cariway, Grisham/Gresham/Grissom.

In VA and OH: Moon.

In GA, AL, FL, TX and OK: Zellner.

I manage the memorial sites for several family members and ancestors, as well as some very dear family friends.

A special place in my heart is held for the FAG memorial # 26414618, that of my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford .
If you visit her memorial, please leave a remembrance so I will know you have visited.

Here is a wonderful quote by a man I had the pleasure of hearing in person when I was a university student many moons ago: "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." Leo F. Buscaglia

I love my FAG friends, and have met some wonderful people associated with this website. I enjoy getting emails from fellow FAG members and visitors. You may want to leave a token at a memorial created in tribute to Fallen Gravers. These people have passed on, but were a part of our group when they were living.

One of my favorite things to do is leave flowers for infants, children or young adults who have been taken from us too soon. It makes me feel sad when I see a memorial that has been created and no one has left a flower for that person. I feel everyone should have a flower at their memorial site to show that someone remembers them.

If you see a memorial for one of your family members that I have created, please let me know how you are related to that person. I will happily transfer them to you, unless they are also a relative of mine. I feel the memorials should be with loved ones (family) whenever possible.
To request transfer:
Go to the person's Memorial Page, Click on the _Edit_ tab at the top of the page, then "Make A Suggestion" and request the transfer, including your name, reason requesting the transfer and your FAG ID number.

I take great care with the memorials I create, and I like to include as much information as I have available. If you have a picture, information to add, or a correction, please let me know via the _Edit_ tab at the top of the memorial page. (Thanks.) I feel the memorials are not only a lasting tribute to the person, but they are a very valuable resource for fellow genealogists and family historians.

I never intentionally create duplicates or place someone in the incorrect cemetery. If I have made an error, just kindly point it out to me, please. I'm human, I do make mistakes.

Gwen Sharp Hafford
"Lauren's Mom"
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Cheryle Gunter Daub
I see you have several Hicks memorials. Are you related? Do you know anything about this family. Needing info for Florida Pioneer Certificate. Thanks
Added by Cheryle Gunter Daub on Jun 12, 2017 11:54 AM
Cheryle Gunter Daub
Mariah Hicks
I see you posted Mariah Hicks in Hicks Cemetery in Madison, Florida. Do you have any records as to the husband?
Cheryle Gunter Daub
descendant of George Hicks, who is supposed to be buried in Madison and whose wife was Martha but some say Martha Mariah (Pugh) Hicks.
Added by Cheryle Gunter Daub on May 02, 2017 9:46 AM
Amy R-T
RE: The grave marker you use as your bio pic
I don't remember where I originally found the image but did a bit of looking around online and found that he's buried at Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery, Esmeralda Co, Nevada. He's listed there as Man Unknown. Now that I've read his sad story, I'll probably change the photo sooner rather than later.
Added by Amy R-T on Apr 14, 2017 11:38 AM
Seth H. Bunker #87514967
Just sent you a message per his memorial. Thanks!
Mary Owen Boston
Added by Mary on Mar 31, 2017 9:53 AM
Yvonne Freed Dunn
Elizabeth Slear
I have put her up because she is not buried in that Cemetery..She is in the cemetery that I took the photo from I am not taking mine down I am sorry but I have traveled to a lot of cemeteries to do the work that I do.So mine is in the right cemetery so she is staying where she is.

Thank you Yvonne

Added by Yvonne Freed Dunn on Mar 28, 2017 5:51 AM
Ed Hightower
William Peace
Thank you for honoring my edit request regarding this memorial.
Added by Ed Hightower on Feb 07, 2017 2:52 PM
sofia vokolos-west
Little Myls Dobson
Thank you for remembering our little Myls Dobson...God rest his beautiful innocent little soul.
So sad how young our babies leave...but I know they are in a safer and better place, near our Lord.
Never forget him...kisses and hugs to you little Myls.
Many blessings to you and your family...
Sofia Vokolos-West
Added by sofia vokolos-west on Jan 09, 2017 4:35 PM
Andrea Gleaves
RE:Douglas Sharp
Thank you for doing this for my father as I am still trying to bounce back from losing him in Feb. and then my Mother in June so this has been a very hard year and I know I would have thought of this but I am glad you honored him. I will pray for your daughter as I know you have been praying for my father.

God Bless,
Andrea Sharp-Gleaves
Added by Andrea Gleaves on Aug 14, 2016 2:21 AM
Lee Welch
RE: Welch
Thanks for accepting those edits. I'm sorry my response is less prompt than yours. I wanted to pursue some possible Tennessee connections. My Welch ancestors came through North Carolina to western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Some later went further west. I haven't found any who settled in eastern Tennessee. Of course that could change - I've had surprises before! Thanks again, and good luck in your search.

Added by Lee Welch on Jul 17, 2016 5:58 AM
RE: John Snodderly
Oh, thank you very much!
Added by Chryse on Jun 10, 2016 6:51 AM
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