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I am a South Carolina native with family roots primarily in Berkeley and Spartanburg Counties, as well as in Forsyth County, Georgia. My husband's heritage lies mainly in Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina. |
I admit that I am a late bloomer in regard to researching the history of my ancestors. I've always been curious, but now I have become addicted - and absolutely love it! It's a very challenging, and oftentimes confusing, puzzle . . . finding, sorting, and connecting the many, many pieces.
A newcomer to Find-A-Grave, this is my contribution ... in a small way ... to remember and honor those in our family who were here before us, and hopefully help those who follow us.
I believe that everyone should be remembered and in everyone having a nicely written, respectable memorial. I try to give that familial touch to each memorial I add, when possible. While I often work with obituaries, I do not cut and paste verbatim, but always try to tweak each one a little to make for a personal, more interesting memorial.
My primary focus is on the family names of Ballenger, Tallant, Bell, Scott, Horne, Putnam, Jackson, and Constance. Currently I am in the process of photographing and adding memorials for all the gravesites at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Green Creek, Polk County, North Carolina.
To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I have created, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.
Lastly, a few thoughts on genealogy . . .
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. . . Herbert Spencer
Nothing makes our ancestors seem more real than to walk where they walked and to stand where they finally came to rest.
Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. . . Unknown
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. . . Anonymous
"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown
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|Jennifer Anthony||Christopher Gibson|
Hi, I'm Jennifer, Chris's fiancee'. He is NOT buried at Greenlawn Cemetary. He is buried in his family cemetery in Columbus, NC. (Also known as the Williams Family Cemetery). The correct spelling of his name is CHRISTOPHER, not Christophoer. If you need any other information please let me know.
His dob is November 16th, 1973 and dod is July 25th, 2017.
Can you PLEASE correct the information on this site for him.
Patricia thanks for creating the memorial for my father would you consider a transfer to me 49008795
|Thomas LaBeff||William LaBeff|
You had shown a William LaBeff in Canaan Cemetery in Lockhart, LA. He died in 1929. I was there last week and couldn't find it. Could you let me know where you got your info? Thanks.
|Connie ||George Franklin Ayers|
Thnaks for the edits for 100460710.
Added by Connie on Sep 02, 2017 11:30 PM
|genegal||Harold "Bud" Fairbanks|
You have an error Harold is the son of Lydia Hofmann Fairbanks (find a grave number 6715000). Father is Arthur Fairbanks (findagrave number 6714999) The mother you have listed is his grandmother.
Added by genegal on Aug 22, 2017 10:52 AM
|Bob||Change of birth year|
Your post for James Melvin Griner, Sr.99055948
The birth year is suppose to be 1890 it is posted as 1964. Month and day are correct. This is in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, South Carolina. I'm sure this is just a Type-o.
Added by Bob on Aug 17, 2017 6:33 AM
|Connie ||Frances Arnold Allen|
Thank you for adding Frances to Findagrave. She is my aunt, my mother's oldest sister.
Please link her to her mother
Maude Ellen Gregory Arnold Taylor
and her father James Alvin Arnold
Added by Connie on Aug 14, 2017 9:12 AM
|Kathy Searcy||RE: William E Searcy|
Patricia his middle name is Earl.
|Kathy Searcy||William E Searcy|
My name is Kathy Tucker Searcy, and I am the widow of William E Searcy.
Record added: Jul 11, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 181238916
My husband's birthdate was missing from the record. His date of birth is September 11, 1943.
Many thanks for the work you do compiling these records.
|Susan Hill||Rebecca (168556462) & James (168557272) Shauffer|
I received your edit for Rebecca & James. I have two questions for you. At the time their memorial was made, I was sadly a "Obituary Troll", being that I had no interest in the memorials that I created other that trying to create as many as possible. It was a short lived time with my Find A Grave. Now I rather research and find facts within my own Historic Cemetery. So -
Questions # 1 - do you know where Rebecca & James are buried or are they in fact Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend?
Questions # 2 - since I have no interest in this family, I would like to transfer it over to one that does have interest. Would that person be you or someone closer in their family?
Huntsville, Alabama Volunteer
Maple Hill Cemetery Historian
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