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Lynn Waldrip (#47959564)
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Bio Photo My name is Georgia Lynn Waldrip Paul. In 2009 my husband, Louis and I retired to the half of the old Langston farm that my dad, George Waldrip bought in the early 1960s after my grand mother's death. It's a wonderful place to spend our retirement years.

This farm is where my 2great grand parents settled, Anner Hudspeth and John McClure Langston when they moved to Mississippi. My great grand mother, Lucy Ann Langston grew up here. She married Maj. Robert Aaron Dean, Sr. while he was serving in the Confederate Army (Feb. 8, 1864). He took over farming the land when the war ended in 1865 and their family grew up here. My grand mother, Georgia "Daggie" Dean and my grand father, Edwin Joel Waldrip took over the farm and my dad's family grew up here.

Although my dad could never talk my mother into leaving Memphis and living here, he spent many of his days before and after he retired at the farm. My brother, Larry and I never lived here growing up, but we spent a lot of time here. This was our second home and we both live here now.

The other half of my family tree is from McNairy County, Tennessee, "Walking Tall" country. We have Wilsons and Cheshiers on that side of my family.

I've been building a family tree on and have found so much out about both sides of my family. I've found about 12 Civil War soldiers mostly Confederate, but also Union and so far 1 Revolutionary War soldier. My dad and 3 of his brothers served in WWII.

You just never know what you will find in your family tree.

My husband Louis Paul is a retired musician/entertainer who came up in the best years of Memphis Music, the late 1950s to now. You can find him on You Tube and in the Stax Museum in Memphis.

We both grew up in Memphis, but we love living in the great state of Mississippi now and wish we had moved here much sooner. I knew Louis from concerts and TV when we were teenagers, but it took another 35 years for us to meet face to face. We've been together since 1998, he says it's a record for him with the same woman and it will soon be a record for me with the same man. The best part, he wrote a song just for me. Now how many people can say that about their husband.

Louis family are Pauls, Shaws, Wahlquest and Shirleys. If you are kin to any of these family names I've mentioned in my bio, let us hear from you. I've already met several of our cousins from Find A Grave and through email.

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Larry Hart
RE: Photos
I have a few more photos to take at Glenville. Hopefully I will cover the rest of your requests as I am trying to get every marker entered. Unfortunately there are a number of graves there that never had a marker. We shall see.
Added by Larry Hart on Jun 04, 2015 8:00 AM
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Dear Lynn,

Thank you so much for the Rev. William Waldrip transfer; it really means a lot to me to be a caretaker of his memorial and reestablish the connections with his parents, siblings, and children. Thank you again for your kindness. Blessings to you for your service in honoring our ancestors!

PS I love your group photo from the Waldrip Reunion.
Added by Debbie on May 10, 2015 10:44 AM
Larry Hart
RE: Marker Photos In the Glenville Cemetery
No problem Lynn. I will return and try to find the rest. Just ran our of time.
Added by Larry Hart on Apr 27, 2015 4:35 PM
RE: Lucy Buzbee
You're very welcome. Please feel free to use the photo in any of your ancestry work.
Added by JVann on Apr 27, 2015 9:31 AM
Everett Baranowski
RE: Lucille Snipes Crane
You're welcome! :-)
Added by Everett Baranowski on Apr 12, 2015 4:54 PM
Everett Baranowski
I started poking around after leaving my reply. I checked out the familial links and notice that Lucille's parents (the Snipes) are buried in St. Peter's, Section 7. Do you know if Lucille & Merrit are buried with Lucille's parents in their family plot? I'll make sure to check there next time I'm out there.
Added by Everett Baranowski on Apr 08, 2015 7:19 PM
Everett Baranowski
Merrit & Lucille Crane Grave Stone
Do you happen to know any information on which cemetery or cemetery section Merrit & Lucille Crane are buried in? Whether St. Peter's or Oxford Memorial? (F-A-G clumps about 4 cemeteries together under the Oxford Memorial virtual cemetery umbrella as they're now all owned and maintained by the city of Oxford.) I've already been out on the hunt for you once. Just thought I'd ask in attempts to try to save some time in finding the gravestone. I've called Waller Funeral Home (open since 1977), and the only information they have is that Merrit & Lucille are buried together and share a stone. I've walked the cemeteries for almost a year and am sure I've run across the stone before, but just don't remember where. My guess is that they'll be found in Oxford Memorial due to their dates of death... that assumption is because the other 3 adjoining cemeteries (including St. Peter's) have been closed for about 5 decades (unless deceased folk have desired to be buried next to loved ones in those closed cemeteries). I've got all of the available cemetery maps on the 4 adjoining cemeteries & St. Peter's is the only one with a family plot map. I don't see any St. Peter's family plots being sold to anyone by the last name of Crane though. If you have any additional information to share, please feel free to send a return reply. Otherwise, I will keep looking and photograph the stone once it is found. ~Everett Baranowski
Added by Everett Baranowski on Apr 08, 2015 7:13 PM
Lynelle Skaggs
Hello I was wondering how you are related to Thomas W Waldrip? I saw you have George Waldrip as your dad? Is that Thomas Waldrips dad? my grannys mom was Pattie Nell Douglass and her mom was myrtle Douglass and myrtles dad is Thomas w Waldrip..That makes Thomas my great great great grandpa.Im now doing a genealogy on the Waldrips any help I would appreciate..
Added by Lynelle Skaggs on Mar 11, 2015 9:47 PM
Irene Thompson
Will gladly transfer Irene's memorial--with one caveat: if a relative requests management I ask you to transfer it as per Find A Grave guidelines.

Added by Mimosa on Feb 07, 2015 7:28 AM
C S La(n)gston
Can we go with miss typed? I won a spelling bee in the sixth grade.

Thanks for catching it.

Added by Mimosa on Oct 09, 2014 1:53 PM
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