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Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP (#47605660)
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"I know that you had to leave this earth but I cannot explain this to my heart" - me

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike

RESEARCHING: Rogerson, Clemons, Godwin, Porter, Wiehrs, Asendorf, Wittschen, White, Lancaster, Tarver, Partridge. Husband's side: Perhala, Zima, Kuchta.

REMEMBER TO BE KIND to one another. It's hard to lose a living friend. Show the same respect and care to the living as to the deceased.

As a volunteer with Horry County's Historic Cemetery Registration Project our goal is to gather information for county records. As we survey each cemetery, we photograph and gps each burial site/stone. We also offer our photos to findagrave.

Horry County is proud to have received South Carolina's "2011 J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award, the competition's top honor, for it's project to preserve an estimated 450 historic cemeteries in the county's unincorporated areas-approximately one for every 2.5 square miles."
(this quoted portion taken directly from Vol. 22, number 3, p 6, County Focus Magazine, South Carolina Association of Counties).

Many thanks to these Volunteers with Horry County Historic Cemetery Registration Project:
Susan Perhala (in the field)
Rich Ryals (in the field)
Jody Mishoe (in the field)
Heidi Davis (in the field)
Tawnya Gray (orig. coordinator of volunteers)
Kathy Smith (posting info)
Chris Plaisance (posting info)
Johnny McKelvey (posting info)
Michael Johnson (in the field)
Patti Burns (posting info)
Ann Phillips (posting info)

Thanks also to Roger and Karen Lambert, Don Pigate, Barbara Lehman, Tawnya Gray, Robin Pellici Moore, Deborah Spidle, Dot Harcum, and Fred Ricks for guidance and patience.

I am an active member of The Grand Strand Genealogy Club held in Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach, SC. Meetings are 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am 1st floor conference room.

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I grew up in Williamsburg County, SC. An organized group of us have been visiting "forgotten" cemeteries on private properties in our home county. With permission from property owners, one of us as "guide" and all of us with our protective clothing and walking sticks, our goal has been to visit these cemeteries and document what we find among the briars and forest debris. After 3 excursions, we will now wait till the snakes, ticks and heat have subsided and pick up this project in the Fall. Williamsburg Cemetery Gang: Charles Stoll, Nancy Huggins, Cassandra Rush, Beth Horton, Naomi Gamble, Renee Brown Dixon, Gail Fulton McCutcheon. Thanks to Alice Marie McClary Beck and Esther McClary, Barney Easterling and others for their kindness.

My personal belief: "To each of you reading this, if you are a cemetery walker, then God Bless for your energy. And if you document your findings with photos or entries on, God Bless again and I'm grateful for your work done and your future efforts. Each grave contains someone's loved one who has passed away. Each life had meaning and still influences those left behind. We carry our loved ones in our hearts even after they are gone from this earth."
Susan Rogerson Perhala
Our family's pet: Dixie

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Tracy C.
RE: 121594564
Glad I was able to get those photos for you. I live in Virginia. I was passing through there and am always looking for requests. I have looked for his obit online, as I am sure you have. Maybe the Surry County Historical Society could help point you in the right direction. Their email is
Hope they can help.

Added by Tracy C. on Apr 30, 2015 8:20 PM
Karen Pfirrman
RE: Lucy lewis
It is a full length stone and I can take a photo of the entire stone but still at a slant as I am taking it from ground level. I will try to get one on my next trip.
Added by Karen Pfirrman on Apr 12, 2015 5:52 AM
Stacey Coffee
RE: re: 126104743
My understanding is that Gene (and his brother Jim's) mother was Mary Leigh Turner (1917-1985). This may be her memorial: 113790770. The older two brothers were the sons of Lala Pennington, who died in 1935.

I am related to this family.
Added by Stacey Coffee on Apr 02, 2015 7:40 AM
Mary Phillips Brazier
RE: Lillie Clark Pullman
You are most welcome! This was my first attempt at taking volunteer photos so I was hoping to get it right. I noticed the difference in her name and was hoping it was alright to add the additional photos to help clear it up. Thanks for all that you do with Find A Grave- the site is an amazing resource!

Added by Mary Phillips Brazier on Mar 23, 2015 7:05 PM
Howell family members at Spring Hill
Thanks for your edits... and such a quick response too! Thanks again for adding these memorials and your contribution to findagrave.
Added by tbrandonh on Mar 21, 2015 8:36 AM
Evette Dingle-Smith
Deacon James Pendergrass:
Hello Susan, Thank You So Very Much For The Work You Did On Deacon James Pendergrass's Memorial. I really don't know how to do research work on old Obits nor old news papers Obits. If You Could do any other Obits for me, it would mean so very much to me. Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!! And Have A Great Day And You SMILE!!!!
Added by Evette Dingle-Smith on Mar 19, 2015 9:40 PM
Zeb Goodwin
Oh Susan, thank you so much for making his Memorial!

I also want to thank you and your group for recording our forgotten cemeteries. God bless you all for your doing that, I know our Ancestors and their descendants are grateful for you hard work and dedication.
Added by Cheryl on Mar 19, 2015 6:45 AM
Jeffrey Shorf Sr.
RE: 135747880
Your very welcome glad I could help.I posted the picture to Victor and Marys pages also like you had asked.At first I thought I had the wrong grave and went back a second time to double check and looked around the whole area then came back and looked Helen up and found that she was Victors second wife also.Seemed kinda strange to me that the stone was never engraved for her but who knows why they do some things.
Added by Jeffrey Shorf Sr. on Mar 18, 2015 1:55 PM
RE: Prosser line
I'll see if I can find anything on this.
Added by stricka on Mar 11, 2015 3:30 PM
Dixie & Rosie
Thanks, Susan, for your messages and kind heart - yea, those little hotdog shaped girls are something! My son's family got brave and adopted again... their 5 month old "Bella".

I'm not brave enough to do it. "It's better to have loved & lost than to never have loved at all" is easier said than done! I certainly admire those who take in older pets & unwanted ones...if I started that, they would have to come and take me away - because I could never part with another one.

Seems silly in comparison to a human loved one - (been there also). But thanks for the laugh about "puppy grandma", but I am already telling my son to let Bella come over in "grandma's" yard more often; I have even stooped so low as to give her a toy of Rosie's when she does! ~Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Mar 01, 2015 2:53 PM
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