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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

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.

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.

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)
Esther Suggs (in the field)
April Leviner (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.

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

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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Record Hunter
RE: obit removal
I have transferred the following memorial to your account:

James Leroy Pettus
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: May 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110750253

At one time I scanned obits to memorials, I had added thousands. But Findagrave sent me and ultimatum, which stated if I did not stop they would cancel my membership and block me from my memorials. They have removed all my scanned obit to my memorial to date. I am under a micro scope for some reason. So I no longer scan obits to memorials. I try to conform to the rules and do not want to take a chance on being blocked. I have begun rewritting all the obits, as required, not mentioning any living person, on my memorials, but it will take quite a while. So please do not scan obits to my memorials. If you will send it to me via the edit, I will be glad to rewrite it and give you credit. Regards.
Added by Record Hunter on May 28, 2015 6:35 AM
Record Hunter
Obit removal
Hello again. Would you please remove the Scanned obit on memorial:

James Leroy Pettus
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: May 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110750253

According to the rules of Findagrave we cannot scan obit to the memorials. I have rewritten the obit and gave you credit for the obit, thanks in advance and regards.
Added by Record Hunter on May 28, 2015 12:07 AM
Eva .
RE: James Pettus stone photo
You are very welcome for the photo.
Added by Eva . on May 27, 2015 5:50 AM
Christin Craig
RE: Stevens
You are very welcome for the photos! Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Have a great day!

Added by Christin Craig on May 25, 2015 2:22 PM
Mary Enzor Smith
Capt. S.T.Enzor
Susan, Tee was a Captain in the military. He was the first Enzor cousin I met in 1991 when I started my Enzor research. He introduced us to family that otherwise I would have never met I have added Captain to his memorial.

Thanks for all you are doing with F.A.G. I am always glad to make any correction and appreciate any additional information or linking to any of my memorials, especially family.

Regards, Mary
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on May 13, 2015 8:13 AM
Re: Revels in Oxendine @ Oak Grove Church
This is the largest of the Oxendine Cemeteries in Robeson County, and I was only able to spend about an hour walking around before my camera battery died. Surprisingly I stumbled upon your Revels requests in two separate areas before I had to leave.

I'm not local but I enjoy visiting a few cemeteries when I go down once or twice each year to visit family.

Added by melanie on May 06, 2015 4:33 PM
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
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