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David ~ Effie (#47109465)
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Bio Photo We are David & Effie. We were born and raised in upstate South Carolina. I found Find A Grave in 2009 and now David has joined me in a search for our "lost" family members. We sincerely hope that along the way our contributions to this site will help others find theirs.

We wish to thank those who have made memorials for our family members and those who have transfered management of them to us. We especially want to thank those who have made the corrections we requested, as correct and complete data is the key to accomplishing our goals.

Our primary sources of information for our memorials, other than direct knowledge of burial, are grave marker photos and obituaries. We use these sources as backup for our entries, as we DO NOT make any without proof of burial location.

Our motto is... to err is human, and to correct is necessary. Please contact us if you find an error on our memorials or if you have missing information that we can add to make an appealing and honorable memorial. We will gladly correct any errors on our entries, make additions, add links or transfer memorials if they are not related to us. (please use the EDIT tab and make a suggestion option on the memorial for any request.)

We understand that a photo says more than a thousand words, and is a very important part of family research. It is our pleasure to offer our photos for personal genealogical purposes. You may re-post on Find A Grave if you will have the courtesy to give us credit in the caption of the photo. Otherwise, DO NOT RE-POST!

Everyone is welcome to visit and leave a flower for our immediate family members listed below or any of our memorials and once again, we wish to thank all of our Find A Grave friends who have done a wonderful job in helping preserve our heritage and making this a wonderful site.

David's Family
Ruthel Grady Coward
Lila Mae Stewart Coward

Ted Lewis Coward

Effie's Family:
Stella Louise Dove Headen
Lee Roy Headen

Jerry Dean Headen
Thadieth Coy Headen
Billy Ray Headen
Harold Vernell Headen
Thomas Eston Headen
Mariam Lee Headen Smith
Jewell Jean Headen

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Larry Foster
Weston Foster
David thank you for transfer of memorial of my distant Cousin. Westen Hayett Foster....
Added by Larry Foster on Oct 18, 2014 12:42 PM
Carolyn Parker
Mary Lucy Burton Gilstrap
Hi. My name is Carolyn Woodcock Parker and I am researching my Pitman Family and was surprised to find that a large number of them moved to SC from NC. I also have my Woodcock and Bennett family from upstate SC as well. Anyway, I found Mary Lucy Burton Gilstrap -

Created by: David ~ Effie
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50145365.

Mary's husband was Calvin Meador Gilstrap and he is buried in Charlotte, North Carolina -

Created by: Susan I. Grills
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100855616.

Could you please connect them? Her name is on his headstone and sadly, it is inscribed "Together Forever".

Thank you so much.
Added by Carolyn Parker on Oct 08, 2014 2:17 PM
Larry Foster
Weston Hyatt Foster
David Will you connect Weston Hyatt Foster Find A Grave #124306289 with his father Franlin Calloway Foster Find A Grave# 77438058 OR Will you transfer him to my Account Find A Grave# 47313919.
Weston Hyatt Foster is my 2 Cousin.
Thanking you in Advance
Larry Foster
Added by Larry Foster on Oct 07, 2014 8:29 PM
Record Hunter
Just a word of thanks for the transfer of C D McAbee to me, I really appreciate it, regards.
Added by Record Hunter on Oct 02, 2014 1:28 AM
Lloyd Brannon
Transfer Thanks
Thank you for the transfer of Oscar Lee Cannon, Martha Caroline Brannon Burnett, John Henry Burnett and Rowland Coggins. A challenge to continue and improve. And thank you for being a dedicated volunteer to You will never know the number of people whom you will have helped and full impact of your work.

Thank you,
Lloyd Paul Brannon, II #47672485
Added by Lloyd Brannon on Oct 01, 2014 7:25 PM
Nancy Charlton
Jesse Berrong
I have thought for years he must be related to my Garrett's from Towns co. Georgia. Thanks for the information on his birthplace. Nancy Charlton
Added by Nancy Charlton on Oct 01, 2014 11:12 AM
Etta Rine
Lawrence Wolfenbarger
Hello!! Thank you so much for adding my Uncle Bud (Lawrence Wolfenbarger) to Find a Grave. Would you please link him to his parents: James Elbert Wolfenbarger (Find A Grave Memorial# 47938192) and Maude Wolfenbarger (Find A Grave Memorial # 136505798) I would appreciate it so much!! Thanks!! Etta Rine
Added by Etta Rine on Sep 27, 2014 8:36 PM
Gail Lynch-Walton
James Lyles Brooks
I went to SC and cleared off some of the markers. You can see at the bottom how James Lyles Brooks served in the civil war. I cleaned off his childrens also and will post pictures later. I just wanted you to know you can see it now. Henry and Jud are on the back of the larger marker for their parents. Neither of them ever married. Uncle Henry had a 1972 Torino when he died. It became my first car. And Uncle Jud gave my mother a dollar to learn her ABC's backwards. After acting unimpressed with her learning them forwards. Aunt Ella was a published poet and came to our house for Christmas in her later years. She worked for Duke Power.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I see your name frequently in my family and I am so grateful for everything you have done. Also no need to remove the photo you took. I want you to keep credit for creating the memorial and the original pictures. I sponsered it so there is plenty of room for all photos.
Added by Gail Lynch-Walton on Sep 27, 2014 12:26 PM
Gail Lynch-Walton
Elijah Blanco Boyter
Posted a family record written by Blanco mother so you would have birthdate. Thanks again for all you do in my family. Let me know if you need or want me to remove it.
Added by Gail Lynch-Walton on Sep 25, 2014 10:47 PM
Would you please turn this memorial over to me so I can link all Althea's children to her? She also has a 2nd husband who needs to be linked to her. Althea is not my direct ancestor but her grandson asked me to link her to all her relatives. Richard is not online, I have been creating memorials for his family. He is my cousin.

Thank you.

(Thank you for doing so many memorials in this area.)
Added by Jeni on Sep 22, 2014 11:03 PM
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