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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Atlanta, but have lived most of my adulthood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coincidentally I ended up right where my roots are on my father's side of the family. Genealogy is my passion and I never met a cemetery I didn't like. I'm also into historic preservation, both of buildings and the lives of people no longer with us.

As the daughter of a general and great-granddaughter of 3 Confederate veterans, I like to note military records of veterans on their findagrave memorials.

I welcome corrections/additions, but will no longer link to a "burial unknown" person. I have found this leads to duplicates.

FAMILIES ON MY FATHER'S SIDE: Irwin, DeWeese, Blackwelder, Babcock, Taylor, Wilbon.

FAMILIES ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE: Bryan, Battle, Pope, Atkinson, Yarbrough, Chappell.
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Messages left for Susan I. Grills (72)[Leave Message]
Cate Daley
Floyd T. Martin
Thank you for the very nice grave marker photos and birthdate information. Your volunteer work is always appreciated!
Added by Cate Daley on Jun 16, 2017 5:26 AM
Jesse Edward Oxendine
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph his military marker. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Added by melanie on Jun 15, 2017 4:52 PM
Doris Foster #153382576
Hi Susan,
What a nice surprise to receive the F-A-G notice that you had fulfilled my request for Doris' grave marker photo. Thanks so much for taking your time to find her grave and take the beautiful photos.
Thanks for all the volunteer hard work (or perhaps I should say "labor of love") that you do on F-A-G. Wishing you continued good health so you can keep doing what you enjoy for this website/program.

Best wishes,

Mary (Contributor #47792069)
Added by Mary on Jun 15, 2017 8:12 AM
Barry Selvey
You did research on the Selvey Family History
My name is Barry Selvey i am the Great Great Grand Son to Abe Selvey born 1883. Abe Selvey had a son by the name of Martin Ray Selvey, Martin's Spouse is Elizabeth Emmaline Wampler Taylor Selvey and these 2 people are my parents.I am doing research on the selvey family history because i am writing a book on my family history. You can call me at 443-943-2261 or email me at
Or locate me on Facebook
Added by Barry Selvey on Mar 21, 2017 5:10 PM
Carolyn Grice Blackwelder
RE: Lawrence M. Blackwelder
Susan, thank you so much for the transfers. I am happy to have them all in one maintenance name. However, I know you care also, being our heroine Blackwelder researcher with all the history you've found and shared! Thank you.
Added by Carolyn Grice Blackwelder on Mar 13, 2017 2:24 PM
Judy Kay Moser Latham
Carolyn Moser Fisher
Susan, thank you so very very much for the picture of my sister's plot in Sharon Memorial Park. As I do not drive that far anymore, it means so much to me to be able to visit with her on this wonderful site and that it was you once again to help me with this. I truly appreciate the work you do and your sincerity and love for it and Carolyn did too as I showed her the site in 2015 and enjoyed sharing our Parents' update that you did for us as well....

sincerely, Judy Moser Latham
Added by Judy Kay Moser Latham on Feb 06, 2017 4:41 AM
Joseph StCloud Irwin
Susan Irwin Grills

I did not know your father but as a retired
Navy Senior Chief in the SeaBees, I would be
honored to think we might be connected as
"IRWIN's" I was a "late" child with very few
living kinfolks and little known family history.
30 years ago I started with a Kansas City obit
of my g grandfather, Joseph Chambers Irwin, and
was hooked on genealogy. It was then I wished
I had asked my folks more about what they knew
from their past. Three years ago I discovered
Find A Grave and have been able to fill in several blanks
in the "Irwin Tree". What is really neat in this
quest is if you go back five generations, there
are 64 names in the tree, but only one is Irwin.
There are 63 other family names some known most
new and unknown. Bottom Line,I am proud to know
some history of your father and rest assured ,
we are related if you go back far enough. We
might even be cousins.-------joseph
Added by Joseph StCloud Irwin on Jan 03, 2017 6:19 PM
Norma Franssen
RE: Lafayette Alexander.
Hi Susan, thanks for answering back. My parent's grave is across the rode from the mausoleum. My brother's is near Lawyers Rd.across from the Post Office in the Veterans section. Lafayette,Sr. was in WWII he wanted his children near him. My brother didn't serve in the military. Lafayette,Jr's nickname was Moose. My two sisters an I will be buried beside my brother one day. Do you list living relatives? Let me if you need more information. Thanks again, Norma
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 12, 2016 9:09 PM
Norma Franssen
Headstone picture
Hi Susan, my name is Norma Jean Alexander Franssen. I go by Norma Franssen. I was trying to find a picture of my brothers headstone and there's not one. Hoping that you could help with getting one. He is at Sunset Memory Gardens. I saw that you were the one who did my parent's picture. His name is Lafayette Morrison Alexander Jr. His parents preceded him in death are Lafayette Sr. and Julia Viola Gladden Alexander. He had no children. All of his siblings are still living. I can give you their names if you would like to list them. You can email me at Thank you, Norma Franssen
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 11, 2016 4:40 PM
I am sending you a handmade award -

THE MOUNT ZION Mixup Award is awarded to Susan Grillis for her dedication on photographing, correcting, and researching those burials at Mount Zion Community / Methodist Cemeteries.

I know how hard you had to work on these and I was so happy every time I saw an edit or a photo. So glad for all you did so I made you an award! :-)

Added by Lanie on Mar 20, 2016 12:11 PM
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