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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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RE: You are asking me ~
Roy Abner's father is my bloodline. Roy Abner's line had no descendants as his two half brothers both died before the age of five. I like a blood relative to maintain his memorial and since there is no living line.
Added by GeneaProtector on Dec 08, 2016 12:10 AM
Chris Coleman
Robert Lewis changes~
Here are few pending changes

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Roxie Axley
Sent by: Chris Coleman
Dec 05, 2016 12:16 PM

Robert Lewis Dorris
(1871 - 1949)

Julia B Randolph Dorris
(1871 - 1948)

Minnie Gooch
Sent by: Chris Coleman
Dec 05, 2016 12:36 PM

Robert Lewis Dorris
(1871 - 1949)

Julia B Randolph Dorris
(1871 - 1948)

Marley Dorris
Sent by: Chris Coleman
Dec 05, 2016 6:43 PM

Felix Grundy Dorris
(1841 - 1917)

Margaret Cates
Sent by: Chris Coleman
Dec 05, 2016 6:48 PM

Lee Felix Dorris
(1896 - 1929)

Lee Dorris
Sent by: Chris Coleman
Dec 05, 2016 6:53 PM

Lee Felix Dorris
(1896 - 1929)

Bertha Martha Brinkley Dorris
(1895 - 1919)
Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 05, 2016 8:17 PM
Chris Coleman
RE: Would you by chance know ~
Robert Lewis and Julia share a grave marker in Rose Creek, the picture I have is not that clear, but I will upload tonight.

Their grave is next to their son Jerry (which I added) and duaghter Lena.

Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 05, 2016 11:56 AM
Chris Coleman
RE: Would you by chance know ~
I took several pictures this weekend. I will check at lunch today.

There are a couple more Dorris pictures that I have to upload
Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 05, 2016 7:21 AM
Family ties
RE: I see by a flower & note ~
I wish I knew about her. We called her Mamie. She was a beautiful lady and I have several very elegant pictures of her. I have searched every where I know and can find nothing. I believe, if my memory serves me right, Mamie had a brother. I cannot recall his name.

Edgar and Mamie had 1 daughter that I know of. Her name was Frances. The last I found on Frances, she was in NY City, but what happened to her we don't know either.
I have heard stories about all of them my whole life but never saw them. The last contact I know of was when my Great Grandfather passed in 1958 and Edgar and Mamie were still living in NY City.
If you are able to locate anything please let me know.
Added by Family ties on Nov 20, 2016 8:34 AM
Eulen Lipscomb Moore Child died recently
Betty Maude Moore Chunn (165906912) is the daughter of Eulen Lipscomb Moore (146743756) thought you might want to update it
Added by Mark on Nov 15, 2016 4:25 AM
RE: Smith Eakes
Thank you. I entered my information from the funeral home and it did not have birth date. I had not checked Tennessean obits today.
Added by MN on Nov 14, 2016 1:53 PM
Smith Eakes
Where did you get his birth year. I could not find it.
Added by MN on Nov 14, 2016 7:46 AM
Smith Eakes
I will add an obituary for him sometime after the funeral. I did not know him, but have family connections on both side of the Eakes family.
Added by MN on Nov 14, 2016 7:42 AM
Peggy Collin/Stout
RE: Eva Lunsford Bell
I don't mean to sound ugly, but, I have sent the contributor a message quite a whilr ago and am not getting a response back. Are you a member of the family or why arevyou interested in the memorial
Added by Peggy Collin/Stout on Nov 13, 2016 1:11 PM
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