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Lauren's Mom (#47547915)
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Bio Photo ***A special thank you and hug goes to all the sweet people who have left tokens for my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford. It means so much to me. Reading the messages and seeing the pretty tokens helps brighten my day when I've been feeling sad.***

***Note added 2 February 2015: Another special memorial I've created is the one for Aaron Doty. Aaron was only 20 years old when he was brutally murdered here in Highlands County. I have been the only person to visit his memorial to date..I would appreciate any tokens left in his memory. You can google his name and our location to read about this heartbreaking story. Two of his murderers were found guilty today.

Find A Grave is a wonderful resource, and I am so happy to have "found" this website. I have been doing family history research on and off since 1970. It is time consuming, as well as a labor of love, and extremely rewarding. Now that I have retired, I am able to spend more time on my favorite hobby.

I am researching these names (ancestors and descendants):
In TN and NC: Sharp/Sharpe, Cooper, Welch, Hatmaker, Duke, Hafford, Tinsley, Tucker, Farbridge, Burton, Mosier, Jarnagan/Jarnagon/possibly Jernigan.

In VA and GA: Watson, Halburt, Burdyne.

In Glamorgan, Wales, UK: Greenberry or Green Berry Hill.

In Kent, UK: John Stevens.

In UK: Thomas Fay/Faye; Margaret Maiter/Maher/Maier, Ellen Lynch, David Lynch, Bolling.

In NY: William Henry Stevens & Maggie/Mary/Mae Fay(e).

In Arkansas: Garrett, Wilson, Calhoun, Farbridge, Hamilton, Hafford.

In VA, GA & FL: Hill, Callahan, Cain, Bradford, Power, Sims, Caraway/Carraway/Cariway, Grisham/Gresham/Grissom.

In VA and OH: Moon.

In GA, AL, FL, TX and OK: Zellner.

I manage the memorial sites for several family members and ancestors, as well as some very dear family friends.

A special place in my heart is held for the FAG memorial # 26414618, that of my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford .
If you visit her memorial, please leave a remembrance so I will know you have visited.

Here is a wonderful quote by a man I had the pleasure of hearing in person when I was a university student many moons ago: "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." Leo F. Buscaglia

I love my FAG friends, and have met some wonderful people associated with this website. I enjoy getting emails from fellow FAG members and visitors. You may want to leave a token at a memorial created in tribute to Fallen Gravers. These people have passed on, but were a part of our group when they were living.

One of my favorite things to do is leave flowers for infants, children or young adults who have been taken from us too soon. It makes me feel sad when I see a memorial that has been created and no one has left a flower for that person. I feel everyone should have a flower at their memorial site to show that someone remembers them.

If you see a memorial for one of your family members that I have created, please let me know how you are related to that person. I will happily transfer them to you, unless they are also a relative of mine. I feel the memorials should be with loved ones (family) whenever possible. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial for that relative to request a transfer.
I take great care with the memorials I create, and I like to include as much information as I have available. If you have a picture, information to add, or a correction, please let me know via the Edit tab. (Thanks.) I feel the memorials are not only a lasting tribute to the person, but they are a very valuale resource for fellow genealogists and family historians.

Gwen Sharp Hafford
"Lauren's Mom"
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Jennifer Carney
Margaret McWilliams
HI. I see that you've created a memorial for Margaret McWilliams who passed away in FL in June of 2015.
She was my great aunt. I saw in the memorial the note that she was cremated and her ashes given to a family member or friend. She didn't have much family left as all of her brothers and husbands passed away before her and she didn't have any children. I guess i was just wondering if you knew her personally?
I didn't know that she was cremated. Thanks for posting that little bit of info.
Added by Jennifer Carney on Feb 05, 2016 4:12 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Thos Cooper
Very happy to send him along. How've you been? It's good to hear from you. We're digging out from under 8" of snow...I've had a lovely 5 day "stay-cation" here at home. We sort of shut down when it snows and this was a doozy for us. Lots of popcorn and movies. Love it!! LOL

Take care hon, and talk to you later.

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Jan 24, 2016 12:06 PM
Bill Bunting
RE: Mary Dixie Bunting
James Loddy Bunting
Henry Montgomery Fearnside
Added by Bill Bunting on Jan 21, 2016 8:48 PM
Bill Bunting
Mary Dixie Bunting
Mary Dixie Fearnside was the daughter of Dr. H. M. Fearnside Sr. and not H. M. Fearnside Jr. H. M. Fearnside Jr. was her brother. She was the wife of James L. Bunting who was my G.Great Uncle.

All of these are buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison,Fla. Isla a sister of H. M. Jr and Mary Dixie also a sister is buried in this lot. As is James L. Bunting Mary Dixie's husband.

Please make the correction so that future family members will not be confused about their family.

William M. Bunting Sr.
Added by Bill Bunting on Jan 21, 2016 1:51 PM
Adriene Brookes
RE: Robert H Hubbell
Thank you for replying, I think the memorial is perfect the way you made it. I can't think of anything to add. I am grateful to you for putting it up and helping me to find Betty Jane's family.

The story of your beautiful daughter touched my heart. I will think of her often.
Added by Adriene Brookes on Jan 03, 2016 8:34 PM
Adriene Brookes
Robert H Hubbell
Hello, you created a memorial for Robert Henry Hubbell. Are you perhaps a relative of the family? Mr. Hubbell's wife Betty Jane Hubbell, is the daughter of my grandfather's brother Charles James Smith. I am hoping to find family of Betty Jane Smith, to share her father's genealogy with them. Charles James Smith passed away when Betty Jane was a young child. If you are a family member would you please pass this information to them. Thank you for creating the lovely memorial for Robert Hubbell, it helped to fill in some blank stops for our family.

Adriene Brookes
Added by Adriene Brookes on Jan 03, 2016 2:49 PM
RE: Your question
Can you notify the other person that they duplicated your memorial...I no longer have the names or memorial numbers? Also theirs had a photo of the headstone, so I thought that theiurs was in the correct cemetery. Thanks for your cooperation.
Added by af on Dec 30, 2015 6:54 AM
RE: Gabriella
Thank you so much for transferring her memorial to our family.
Added by CDA on Dec 25, 2015 7:38 PM
Carol Wilson
RE: Memorial Edit
Thank you for the offer to transfer but since I was her step-daughter I will decline in case a direct relative would like to manage her memorial. With gratitude, Carol
Added by Carol Wilson on Oct 18, 2015 2:43 PM
Carol Wilson
Memorial Edit
Thank you for the edit to the Olson memorial. With gratitude, Carol
Added by Carol Wilson on Oct 18, 2015 11:03 AM
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