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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Mildred Fletcher
Gene Baggett/ Loneoak Cemetery,Cunningham, Montgomery County, TN
Gene Baggett was married to Dorothy Thompson.
Added by Mildred Fletcher on Feb 19, 2017 11:17 AM
Mildred Fletcher
Gladys Mae Elrod Gordon
In your obit on Gladys, you only put her mother's name. She was also the daughter of Hershel Edward Elrod ( 21 Feb 1912-12 Dec 1964) Ina Pauline's dates are 6 Mar 1913-29 Dec 1950. This is from Marion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion, Montgomery County, TN. THANKS
Added by Mildred Fletcher on Feb 19, 2017 11:03 AM
Mike Royal
Bobby Gene Spivey
Mildred Coleman was Bob's second wife. He didn't talk much about his first. Nancy was his third wife and he never married after she died. Shortly before her death, he began to have health issues which required constant care. Barry Royal, his step-son and business partner, was with him or checked on him every day until his death. I am also his step-son. I visited or talked to him every week. I am curious to know where your information on this "Sherry" came from.
Added by Mike Royal on Feb 18, 2017 5:22 PM
William Campbell's grave
One small problem, Syd, you left off the (-) in front of the 86.98081 So we're only 1/2 the globe wrong. Could we dig a hole straight through? I'll be sending you a picture of his house and a little bio that Priscilla and I would like you to include.

Thanks, Bob Baker
Added by ROBERT BAKER on Feb 18, 2017 2:19 PM
RE: You've posted a photo ~
Ty!! I fixed it :D
Added by Deathbecomezher on Feb 18, 2017 2:18 PM
William Campbell
A new found cousin, Priscilla Fanning (findagrave contributor), has been at the site of his farm and sent me a map with the graveyard marked. I have determined the GPS to be: 36.06338 -86.98081
She also has a 1921 picture of the home that was on the site that she said was nothing but a old foundation now. I'll check with her to see if she would like you to include the picture. OK?

Thanks, Bob Baker
Added by ROBERT BAKER on Feb 17, 2017 11:02 AM
William A Campbell
William #143579780 is a gg grandfather of mine (Robert Baker) and of my cousin, Priscilla Fanning (also a contributor to findsgrave). If you would, we would like you to transfer William to me so I can write a bio on him and put in the GPS of the grave site (Priscilla has been there).
But if you are also a descendent of William, then I would like to work with you.

Thanks, Robert Baker
Added by ROBERT BAKER on Feb 15, 2017 1:48 PM
Valice Raffi
You must have put in an edit, I had seen your email message first!
Added by Valice Raffi on Jan 29, 2017 12:43 PM
Valice Raffi
Lelia Temple
Thanks. After your note, I researched her birth family to be able to make her links. Her husband was my 1st cousin 2 x removed, so
I didn't have her parents on my tree.
Added by Valice Raffi on Jan 29, 2017 12:38 PM
Jesse Seabury
I made a note about the birth at the top of his bio. Requested a photo, but no one seems to be doing too many photo request right now. I think you are correct. Thanks
Added by MN on Jan 22, 2017 9:43 AM
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