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Skippersgirl (#47820856)
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Bio Photo I believe everyone deserves to be remembered.

That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies. W. Clement Stone

Simple words on a piece of paper will bring life to any character we choose. The ONLY reason we know about George Washington, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King and other great men, is simply because someone somewhere took the time to put simple words on a piece of paper.

I am reminded of confederate soldier gone for such a long time that his family feared he had perished in the war. One day his wife saw him coming up the road and, "was so happy to see him, she didn't bother to open the gate but jumped the fence and ran to meet him". Thanks to Lisa Franklin and other genealogists , I will always have this vision of my ancestor.

I wish only to remember a life. I do not know all the answers and encourage ANYONE related to add memories, corrections and family connections.

An elderly Uncle has filled my ears with his adventures as a child. Missing information prompted me to begin a "short" search for him. However, I am now hopelessly hooked. The more I dig, the more questions I have.

Family connections are Skipper, Waites, Lucas,Kirkpatrick, Burkett, Jernigan, Craddock, Carter, Franklin, Morrow, Nettles, Slack, Bates, McCoy,Kemp, Marsh, Roe plus many more.

In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
- Laura Plummer Ranville


I am the listener…
As the Elders tell their stories
Of their memories of yesteryear
As if it all happened yesterday.

I am the questioner…
That sparks recollections
Of days gone by
Of lives once lived.

I am the viewer…
Of worn photographs
Of the people and places
Now gone from this world.

I am the writer…
That transcribes the frail voices
Piecing fragments together
As their life's stories unfold.

I am the keeper of the memories they've told

Posted by Yvonne Horton at 8:47 AM
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E W Hendon
RE: Thomas O Hendon
Sorry, but I do not know they are buried. Any idea where Tom's second wife is buried?
Added by E W Hendon on Mar 27, 2017 7:40 AM
E W Hendon
RE: Thomas O Hendon
Hi Ann,

I emailed you some info, but received no reply. So, I possibly had the wrong address for you.

Please contact
Added by E W Hendon on Mar 23, 2017 7:01 PM
William Shrum
James was born (1824) in Patrick,Va and his parents were James and Pollie Purdy.That film # 598425 you need to check that again.

All of my records say these are his parents.I cannot find a C.Craddock with a wife R.

Let me know what you find.
Added by William Shrum on Mar 11, 2017 12:43 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: S. B. and Gracie Skipper transfer
Glad to put the Skipper folks under your umbrella. I don't know them from Adam and got them in a mass transfer from Find A Grave. Glad you are willing to adopt them. :)
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Mar 07, 2017 7:22 PM
Ruth Tobias
RE: Teter family
No, I'm not related, and hope I don't step on toes by sending these edits. It's a sort of hobby to find these old obits and put families together. And especially if some by-gone happening is mentioned in the obit--Civil War veterans, runaway horses, train accidents, old automobiles, anything of an historical nature.
Added by Ruth Tobias on Feb 19, 2017 11:43 AM
RE: Lane family of Sibley, LA
Thank you Anne. Appreciate all your efforts and time on Find-a-Grave. Enjoy the holidays!
Added by 3987VB on Nov 22, 2016 10:37 AM
RE: Lane family of Sibley, LA
Absolutely! Thank you for the generous offer...My ID is:#47694159.

Appreciate your commitment to Find-a-Grave

Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by 3987VB on Nov 21, 2016 1:59 PM
Lane family of Sibley, LA
Per your message, I am indeed related to that LANE clan - are you related?
Added by 3987VB on Nov 21, 2016 10:40 AM
Elizabeth Rapalje
Thanks so much for letting me know about the obit. Very interesting and full of good information.

Added by Saratoga on Sep 03, 2016 12:22 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
I like your bio also.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Sep 01, 2016 6:52 AM
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