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Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP (#47605660)
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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)
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)

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.

As a volunteer with Horry County's Historic Cemetery Registration Project, we see many unmarked graves. The goal is to gather information for county records. 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).

I remember that old saying "It's easier to plow around a stump" when I work on findagrave. Sometimes it's like that. Most times though, I'm lucky to work with other contributors who welcome contact, check their edit requests regularly, and are cordial. Oh, if we all were like that! Oh, wait, that would be a perfect world... not possible.

The more people we have working together, the fewer people we have to work against. The more we do together, the more we get done. The more we learn from each other, the better our results.

A difficult stone can reveal many secrets with a simple spray of water and toothbrush, or aluminum foil wrap and soft toothbrush to obtain an impression. (See memorial #51880376).
PLEASE no flour, shave cream or chalk.

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

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Judy Messer
Find A Grave Correction: Thomas Blakely
Thank you for bring this to my attention, the duplicate memorial has been deleted
Added by Judy Messer on Mar 29, 2014 11:44 AM
Sandy Whittington
RE: Horry County Cemetery documented
That's wonderful -- we continue to find them from time to time. We now clean 60 of them once a year with a sheriff's inmate crew. This week we installed small granite markers in a ca. 1830 cemetery that was destroyed in the 1970s -- he pulled up uninscribed fieldstone markers and made them disappear. It's the Ben Hill Road cemetery in Douglas County, Georgia.
Added by Sandy Whittington on Mar 28, 2014 4:53 AM
Carol J Kennedy
Taylor Cemetery
I checked your memorial numbers. They are in both Taylor Cemeteries. The one with 14 memorials and the one with 71. Both are posted by Chris Fairchild. I have no idea which one this woman belongs in. Since she used the obituary I assume she died this year (forgot to check) if she did I don't have a monument photo. I will go back and check to see if she is linked with a family member in the cemetery. If I posted a monument photo, then she should be in the Taylor Cemetery on Longbottom Road. Ms Fairchild doesn't usually do 2 postings like this.
Carol Kennedy
Added by Carol J Kennedy on Mar 18, 2014 7:35 AM
Carol J Kennedy
RE: Taylor Cemetery
There are 6 Taylor Cemeteries listed on Find A Grave. Some have no memorials while 1 has 71 and another one had 14. There are different names in each of these cemeteries. The Taylor Cemetery that has 14 says it is on Gowings Knob Road in McGrady, Nc. The one with 71 memorials is on Long Bottom Road in McGrady NC. I have been to this one. Someone told me once, that there are 2 Taylor cemeteries. I do not know anything about the one with 14 memorials. But the names are different. It has been a long time since I have been on the nw end of Long Bottom road and a long time since I have been to Taylor Cemetery. I don't know who you could contact to get the correct info. Some one asked me to do link-ups on the Taylor Cemetery on Long Bottom Road. Sorry but I can't remember the name.
Thank you Carol Kennedy
Added by Carol J Kennedy on Mar 18, 2014 5:24 AM
RE: Active
Susan: I have not been as active the past several months as I was but I am still interested and taking whatever time I can find to do some further indexing of Elmwood. I appreciate your pointing out the date problem with Allen Whitley. I have looked at the death certificate and changed the date based on that information. Many of the graves at Elmwood just are not legible. I don't know if that was the reason for the error or if I just simply made a mistake, but I do appreciate your suggestion. I have linked Sidney to Mable. I have not added his middle name as I want to keep the names exactly as they are on the tombstone. I believe the death certificate can take care of the rest. Further suggestions will always be welcome.
Added by msm on Mar 17, 2014 4:40 PM
Iron Horse
I don't know him.
Added by Paulette on Mar 17, 2014 1:25 PM
Darleen Miller
RE: Hillcrest photo requests
Thanks. I just made a note earlier this week to contact Hillcrest and Forest Lawn for some burial info. Linda Wallis was very helpful with my McKenzie family at Catholic Cemetery.
Added by Darleen Miller on Mar 01, 2014 9:12 AM
Darleen Miller
Amanda Wittschen
Thank you for the addition to Amanda's memorial. I appreciate it.
Added by Darleen Miller on Mar 01, 2014 5:15 AM
RE: Horry County Cemeteries
Susan, unfortunately, I have moved away from Horry County and am in fact living out of State now. I will be unable to assist.
Added by Arley on Feb 25, 2014 2:48 AM
Candace Smith
RE: Marie Agnes Kelly Morgan
I have added the father of Marie if you want to link them... 125452384
Added by Candace Smith on Feb 21, 2014 5:09 PM
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