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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
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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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E Lankford
Updates for Pineville City Cemetery
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for all the suggestions for updates for memorials in this cemetery!
Added by E Lankford on Aug 14, 2017 11:51 PM
Candyce
Evelyn Burgin Wrenn
Evelyn was my grandmother she actually had 2 girls:
Miriam Crosby and Josephine Wrenn Rice. Jo was my aunt. I believe she was born November 23 1923 and died in August 2015. Evelyn was married to Earl Wrenn and they lived in Siler City. They divorced when the girls were little. I don't have any info on him.
Evelyn always said she was born in 1903 and that was put on her tombstone. But her younger brother Bill was born in 1903 and they were not twins. My cousin told me that the date on her mothers birth certificate for Evelyn was 1898. Not sure how you can find this.
Thanks for your hard work in putting this all together!
I grew up in Charlotte and now live in Sun City Indian Land.
Candyce
Added by Candyce on Aug 07, 2017 7:09 AM
Gina Morris Watlington
Poe Family
Thank you so much Susan! I really appreciate the information!
I'm wondering if you have any info on Grant Poe's mother Mary Poe and his grandmother Mary Riddle Poe. Thanks again!
Gina
Added by Gina Morris Watlington on Jul 18, 2017 4:32 PM
Mary McElhaney
RE: Walter Bruce Leaper
Thanks so much for this information Susan and for your kind words about my mother! Here is a link to her obituary.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailydemocrat/obituary.aspx?n=leila-leaper-mcelhaney-scotty&pid=186086728

I addition to wedding director she was the first female deacon at Sharon and was also an elder (not sure if she was the first). She and my dad were youth fellowship leaders in the 1950's and she was president of WOC at some point. Her ashes will be buried at Sharon with my dad, probably in August. A memorial service will also be held at Sharon but date is still pending.

Thanks again!
Becky McElhaney
Added by Mary McElhaney on Jul 17, 2017 6:06 AM
Sheryl McBride
Anna Hullender Photo
Susan, can you delete the photo of Anna Hulkender in Oakwood Cemetery in Concord NC and post a new one ? The one you have posted on the memorial now is very blurry and someone has requested a new photo. Thanks.

Sheryl
Added by Sheryl McBride on Jul 16, 2017 11:37 AM
Layne Sabert
Harry Sorensen
Hi Susan,
Thank you for all the hard work! Harry was my grandfather (not biological) and I had no idea he changed his name after coming to the US. It's wonderful to learn new things about family members! I am going to upload a photo.

Layne
Added by Layne Sabert on Jul 13, 2017 4:06 PM
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
melanie
Jesse Edward Oxendine
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph his military marker. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

melanie
Added by melanie on Jun 15, 2017 4:52 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
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