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Linda Ellis (#46955879)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 26 days
Christine Wisz Hodges
RE: Annie Hodges
Hi Linda,

Nancy Lynn gave me the Hodges family bible that belonged to Henry Kelley Hodges and Anne Chase Greenleaf, which is how their names were spelled in it. Thought I would change her name on FindaGrave and if there were any questions I would "quote" the bible.

Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear about Bud and Leewynn's house, didn't see Leewynn when we were on the coast last week, but we did visit with Bud.

Keep in touch,

Added by Christine Wisz Hodges on May 13, 2017 7:10 AM

Maureen Davis
RE: Wm L Berry
Linda, thank you many times over for all you have done for findagrave. I just happened to find out about Isabel Swilley Berry by contacting her son, Colon Edward Berry who is 84, sharp as a tack, and is living in Lumberton, MS. He gave me the correct information. He admitted that he had heard of another wife for Wm L Berry prior to Isabel, but did not have any information on her nor could he confirm that such a marriage even took place. That could have been Daisy. The children of Wm L Berry are from the union with Isabel. They are James Howard Berry, Sr; William Larry Berry (both deceased); and Colon Berry. He said that there was an infant son buried there next to his mother but a marker was never erected. His name was Willie Steve. He was just about a month old and his mother died about a month after the baby.

Added by Maureen Davis on Apr 28, 2017 1:09 PM

Julius Masters III
RE: Wilkerson
She was my great aunt and yes please

Added by Julius Masters III on Mar 19, 2017 11:35 PM

Nancy Paul-Grammer
Patricia Mays
I've added the obituary you've provided. Thank you.

Added by Nancy Paul-Grammer on Mar 14, 2017 8:27 PM

Thomas Moak
RE: Obit for Lydia from Holder Wells Funeral Home

Added by Thomas Moak on Feb 06, 2017 6:57 PM

RE: Matthew Fairley #92200334
It's been awhile since I first sent you the information, I am not sure where I got it, I will have to go back to my records to see if I can find it.

Added by Sandi on Jan 30, 2017 2:28 PM

Matthew Fairley #92200334
Hi Linda
Researching there is a small article says Matthew is buried in Old Homestead Cemetery which is now Fairley- Herrington Cemetery. His baby daughter it's said was buried there first. You may want to Check her memorial and then the cemeteries information. Let me know what you think.


Added by Sandi on Jan 27, 2017 2:01 PM

Rich Ryals NC
RE: Goff
Photo removed. Thank you for your help

Added by Rich Ryals NC on Jan 26, 2017 4:16 PM

Rich Ryals NC
RE: Goff
Hi Linda
Could you please send me the Find A Grave# for the errant photo. And I will remove it.
Findagrave was having issues when I did some photos and several of my photos went to other memorials. I had no idea where they landed, so I wait for messages, like yours, so the photos can be deleted.

Thanks for your help
Murrells Inlet, SC

Added by Rich Ryals NC on Jan 26, 2017 7:14 AM

Joe Davis
Sam Davis Obit
I don't know anything about maintaining find-a-grave, but here is obit for Samuel Davis.

 Judge Samuel Davis

The Christian Advocate clipping, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1869

Judge Samuel Davis died December 26, 1868 at his residence near Americus, Jackson County, Miss., aged seventy three years, eight months, fifteen days. Judge Davis was born in Bryant County, Georgia on April 11, 1795, the son of George Davis and Elizabeth Lanier.
In 1811, while in the vigor of youth, Judge Davis moved to the community then known as Pascagoula Parish, Louisiana Territory, where he spent his long and useful life.
On February 1, 1821, he married Miss Susanna Goff, with whom he lived in peace and happiness until his death, and who now, in age and in widowhood, moans her bereavement.
In 1826, Brother Davis embraced religion and the year following cast his lot with the people of God by uniting with the Methodist Episcopal Church. From that time, during the remainder of his life, he walked before God with a pure heart and willing mind, serving the church, as occasion required, either as class leader, steward or Sabbath school superintendent. When possible, his seat was filled in the church, and the minister always met a hearty welcome at his house. By his Christian bearing and upright course among men, he gained the entire confidence of his fellow citizens, and received positions of trust and profit at their hands. Having the entire satisfaction of his numerous friends, discharged the duty of the office of Clerk of the Circuit of the Probate Court for twenty years, commencing in 1833. He was afterward elected Probate Judge and occupied that important position eleven years before his death.
No man had more friends or stood higher as an active and useful citizen as Judge Davis. The sickness with which he died was protracted for many months, and his suffering was great, but he bore it all with patience and could say to the last, the will of the Lord be done. Time and again he expressed his willingness to die. He was anxious to depart and be with Christ.
While lying on his bed languishing, being unable to sit up, he would frequently request that the songs of Zion be sung, sometimes singing himself, and often rejoice in the love of God. As the disease advanced, his mind became impaired, and for some weeks before his death, he was exceedingly flighty, but no cloud for a moment ever intervened between him and his God. On the 26th of December his earthly course was finished. He breathed out his life in perfect peace and died in the arms of Jesus. His aged companion, eight children, fifty three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren are left to moan their loss, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope. A.F. Jones

Added by Joe Davis on Jan 04, 2017 9:38 AM

Joe Davis
I have obit for Samuel Davis. Email me if needed.

Added by Joe Davis on Jan 04, 2017 7:39 AM

Jenny Bole Bartlett
RE: Susan Goff Davis
I am looking at the names in the cemetery, I may be wrong but it looks like one of the Ramsay kids married one of Martha and Francis Cunningham's kids.

Added by Jenny Bole Bartlett on Jan 03, 2017 11:44 AM

Jenny Bole Bartlett
RE: Susan Goff Davis
Thank you so much for letting me know I appreciate it. :)

Added by Jenny Bole Bartlett on Jan 03, 2017 10:19 AM

Carrie M
RE: John Moon
Thanks. We are cousins not sure the rules. I would accept if you transfer. Thanks again.

Added by Carrie M on Jan 01, 2017 12:26 PM

RE: Ware family
I may go sometime and find the graves and take pictures and try to find out. If I can find out and if I can ever locate Luther's in Jackson I may try to get a marker put up. Will let you know if I ever do.

Added by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2016 3:16 AM

RE: Ware family
Linda I would like to add that I in 1982 my husband and I went to Foley Alabama and visited with my grandfather last living brother John. He was 86 or 87 at the time. I had never met any of my grandfathers family until then. He was in a chair and had a broken back and was strapped in the chair. His mind was not good and he kept asking about the weather. But I was glad I got to see him. He died in 88 and is on F.A.G.

Added by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2016 6:25 PM

RE: Ware family
Linda thank you so much for your info on the Ware's. Luther Joseph Ware was my grandfather and is buried in Jackson Mississippi. I am the one that put on Find A Grave. He is in an unmarked grave and I have never been there to try to search. My Mother and Father went a good many years ago but my Daddy could not remember where he was and with no marker could not find. I put a picture of him on there. He is with a little girl but did not know who she is. Dorman and Julia were my great grandparents. She also is on Find A Grave but it states that her grave is unmarked. I have heard stories of her all my life and that she was indeed part indian. One interesting story about her I have heard many times. When my Daddy's oldest sister was a baby she got chicken pox and Julia got a knife and wanted to cut the blisters off. I guess that may have been some old indian way. But my grandmother got very angry and would not let her near her baby. As for James I found him on Find A Grave also but it sates he is in an unmarked grave. The links from this is all I have so far but I will keep searching. I would love to find some of the forehands. Julia's line. Perhaps someone somewhere has a picture of her or Dorman. Thanks again for your response. I will keep digging until I find more.

Added by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2016 5:54 PM

Bobbie Mabry Graue
Dorothy Martin
Linda, Please check on this one, Looks like you put two in, one with an obit and the other one without.

Added by Bobbie Mabry Graue on Dec 21, 2016 10:18 PM

Ware family
Linda, I found you on the find a grave page for a James Ware. My grandfather was Luther Ware. His Father ,my great grandfather was Dorman Ware and I found my great great grandfather James Ware. I have found and know very little about the Ware history and am trying to piece together through find a grave and ancestry. Are you related in any way or just a volunteer for F.A.G.??I would like to know more on the Ware's. I have always been told that Dorman's wife Julia, my great grandmother was indian.. Also I noticed James is in an unmarked grave. Is location known??

Donice Garner

Added by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2016 12:03 PM

RE: Roberts
Your the best...When I was a little girl seven or eight years old my Granny (MELISSA ROBERTS WHITE)
took me with her to this cemetery and showed me
her great grandparents....looking at those headstones just jolted that memory for me so thank you very much....And have a blessed Thanksgiving

Added by BETTIE SILVIA on Nov 23, 2016 5:29 PM

RE: Wm Goff
I am thinking it was the Live Oak Rifle's from the 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry which was formed in Jackson county. I can not find anything online about what battle he died in. There is one mention of a William Goff being paroled from a Marine Hospital at the end of the war and maybe he possibly passed before getting back home. Not real sure on this. I created the memorial to be able to link him with his family.


Added by Duane on Nov 12, 2016 3:48 PM

Karen Theriot Reader
RE: Aubreigh
Thanks for the prompt reply.

Added by Karen Theriot Reader on Oct 09, 2016 9:44 AM

Jonte Family
Many thanks for the Jonte obituaries. They are helpful and appreciated.

Added by LJH on Sep 30, 2016 12:28 PM

Barbara Munson
RE: June Cook
You know what Linda, the obituary you posted just says Lake Lawn Cemetery. It should have said either Lake Lawn Park or Metairie. I'll do some digging to see if I can find a location for her and get back to you.

Added by Barbara Munson on Sep 23, 2016 3:22 PM

Roger Mathieu
RE: Joseph Mathieu
Thank you Linda

Added by Roger Mathieu on Jun 17, 2016 4:57 PM


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