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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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+ REMEMBERING A US MILITARY VETERAN +

"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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Anonymous
Corrections to Brown and Georgia London
Thank you for your contributions. corrections have been made as per your recommendations.
Added by Anonymous on May 04, 2016 10:52 PM
eleanor hammonds
RE: I know you didn't ask for it, but ~
Not sure if I said thank you, But Thankyou! Have a good day!
Added by eleanor hammonds on Apr 30, 2016 7:19 AM
LesaK
Acie Harrell Heflin FAG
Good morning Syd: You posted a memorial for Asie Harold Heflin Find A Grave 111157033. He is actually buried in another Heflin Cemetery in Dover. That memorial is Find A Grave# 28271015 Acie Harrel Heflin.
Added by LesaK on Apr 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Janice Hollandsworth
Clabe Kennard
I have added the information that you sent and I checked the death certificate also. I hesitate to change the last name as the military records have Kennard and I do believe that the tombstone also will have that spelling. I will order a photo to see for sure.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Apr 15, 2016 9:02 AM
osengineer3
Mary Mates Cantrell Schell Stanton
The memorial is updated with the information you provided. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Apr 04, 2016 1:59 PM
Mildred Fletcher
Bobbie Maurine Trotter
Syd, just for your records, which you might or might not know. Bobbie Maurine Trotter's father was Herschel Edward Elrod, 21 FEB 1912-12 Feb 1964.
Thank you so much.
Added by Mildred Fletcher on Apr 02, 2016 6:32 PM
Harriet W. Berry
Rains child at Mt Olivet
Thanks for the information and correction! Hoping to find memorials for his parents one day. --H
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Apr 01, 2016 1:56 PM
Tonya
RE: And, if you go online and enter ~
Thank you for your help.
Added by Tonya on Mar 31, 2016 11:47 AM
Tonya
RE: Bryant Family Cemetery
Hi again, I found out that there is also a Ben Bryant Cemetery in the same area. Can I trouble you for where you found the information on the location of The Bryant Family Cemetery? I am having the hardest time finding information on this one. Thank you.
Added by Tonya on Mar 31, 2016 10:42 AM
Honoring My Ancestors
Re: Pastor Fondren
Hi Syd, sending thanks to you regarding the obituary for Pastor Fondren. It has been added to his memorial. Blessings of Easter to you and your family. Helen
Added by Honoring My Ancestors on Mar 27, 2016 8:56 AM
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