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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!

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"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."

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"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.'"

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
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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Halsey
Sallie Jessie Smith Gill
Thank you for the suggested changes. Please review and let me know if I left anything out or if corrections are needed. -Halsey
Added by Halsey on Sep 20, 2014 1:47 PM
Wallace Gibbs
wandean wallace wallace
thanks for your suggestion to delete my duplicate memorial, but i am her family and my memorial is more accurate than yours. i humbly request you delete yours. thank you for the creating the initial memorial. --wallace gibbs--
Added by Wallace Gibbs on Sep 20, 2014 1:54 AM
Gail A
Fate Johns
Thanks for the corrections for Mr. Johns' memorial. My information was from the death certificate, informant Alton Johns.
Added by Gail A on Sep 18, 2014 2:00 PM
Betty
RE: Susie Clinard's Death Certificate
Thanks for attaching it. Found a copy. Solved some curiosity I had (some things were unspoken around kids back in the "dark ages")
Added by Betty on Sep 15, 2014 9:02 AM
Betty
Susie Clinard
She was my grandmother. I'm curious where you found the info. If it is an obituary or a death record or death certificate or where .... this is something I'd like to see (because it is family) Thanks.
Added by Betty on Sep 14, 2014 8:05 PM
Susan (Sanders) Watson
RE: Transfers have been made for ~
Thank you for starting them
Added by Susan (Sanders) Watson on Sep 13, 2014 4:53 PM
Susan (Sanders) Watson
RE: Would you like ~
that would be ok with me I was looking up family genealogies when I happen to come across a post for another family member that is buried at the same cemetery.
Added by Susan (Sanders) Watson on Sep 12, 2014 11:08 PM
Marsha F
JAMES ALBERT GOWER CEMETERY
Syd -- Bless Your Heart for taking the time to find and add so many Gower Family members. It's up to us to make sure they are not forgotten! Thank you, Marsha
Added by Marsha F on Sep 10, 2014 10:57 PM
Betty
Fred Louis Clinard, Sr.
Ahhhh, now I see where the data conflicted.
My stupid spell-check on this computer changed his Louis to Louise. Wouldn't want to change his gender on F.a.G.
Added by Betty on Sep 09, 2014 7:24 PM
Betty
Fred Louis Clinard, Sr
Glad you found more details to add to your memorial (full obituary)!
I had seen earlier this evening what K. Clinard posted, so I added that edit to your memorial (his middle name & date of birth). Sorry it conflicted with your data. I apologize!
Incidentally, his full date of death is Feb. 8, 2014 (which you'll see in the middle of the obituary you posted).
Added by Betty on Sep 09, 2014 7:20 PM
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