Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau
I was drawn to FAG after loosing a dear friend in a tragic car accident, as well as my only sister suffering a brain injury in a car accident on her way to school--she was a passenger, along with another beloved friend who passed away in the accident. That day changed so many lives forever!
I grew up in a small fishing community in N.C., moved away at the age of 17 and served in the USAF during Desert Storm. I've always enjoyed walking through cemeteries...wondering what each person might have been like in their lifetime. You'll find my "Pappy", beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law and our respective families and beloved friends among the many memorials I've added to FAG; thanks to each of you who take the time remember them! If you have a question about a memorial I have added, or would like a transfer, please email me. I will do all I can to help. I do my best to honor and lovingly remember those who I memorialize. Always happy to transfer your family and friends. :) I am always happy and grateful to merge memorials if you do locate an actual burial location of a family member or friend. I am NOT here to post memorials to increase contribution numbers. But to memorialize those who were so loved and are deeply missed. Thanks for all of you have helped on my quest to remember those who we strive to keep their memory and stories alive!
NOTE: I have many memorials on this site that have no exact location of their graves, (my great grandfather Riley Thomas Lewis is one), but sadly, as many genealogist know, many states, to include North Carolina vital records (births/deaths), were not kept on a statewide basis before October 1913. Therefore, the location of many graves were lost as family members who did know the locations have died. Also, there are many cemeteries with the same names and no accurate documentation of individuals buried there. It actually took me ten years to locate my Dad's cousins who were buried in the "Philyaw Family Cemetery" in Comfort, N.C. because there are 4 such named cemeteries on the same highway.
ALSO: Under new FAG guidelines, it is frowned upon to list the names of 'living family members.' Therefore, if I have done so, it is because they are my family or a close friend of whom their family has approved of the memorial and their living ancestors to be listed. If I have an older memorial and it is your family member that you'd rather living members be deleted, I will be happy to do so, or transfer the memorial to you. Always happy to transfer a memorial, whether it be family or friend. We are all in this together, remembering those we have loved and remember.
David W Hearst #32122971 The cemetery where David rests is Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills). Burial info on your page for him is currently listed as "Unknown" but you can edit it by choosing the option "Cemetery Burial" then searching for "Forest Lawn" in Los Angeles County, California. Once you finish the edit you may need to enter the specific plot info again (Court of Liberty, Lot 0, Space 224).
I see that another page for him was created more recently & is currently managed by Carolyn Alves (member #47198156).
John Able Thomas and Catherine Hi, I noticed that you maintain the above memorials that are located in Stewart Cemetery, Craven County, NC. John and Catherine are my great grandparents who I never met as they died before I was born. My mother cared for Catherine when she was a little girl. Are you related to them? Could you tell me where this cemetery is located? I can't find Tuscarora on a map and I'm going to NC next week. I would love to visit the family graves located in the Stewart Cemetery. Thank you for your time.
Memorial (42023929) On October 29, 2015, I sent you an email with questions about a merger of my memorial with your memorial, which had been performed by someone on the memorial number above? I have been requesting information of why I was not notified of "said" merger? I had made this memorial for my first cousin. Another first cousin and myself had added photos to our memorial. I had also added many of the details to the memorial. I have sent another email today and re-sent the original email. I do desire response to my efforts. Or if possible, just transfer memorial back to my management. Please take time to read my emails from email@example.com
I'm not related but was researching other family buried in the Richland, Onslow, NC area and came across the cemetery and noticed it was not on FindAGrave so I added it. I hope you have a good evening!
RE: Sandy Run Cemetery Hello, Have you been able to get any info on the upkeep of the cemetery? I still have not been able to find anyone who can give an answer on who's in charge. Still can't get out there either, though I can walk a little bit now.