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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Atlanta, but have lived most of my adulthood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coincidentally I ended up right where my roots are on my father's side of the family. Genealogy is my passion and I never met a cemetery I didn't like. I'm also into historic preservation, both of buildings and the lives of people no longer with us.

As the daughter of a general and great-granddaughter of 3 Confederate veterans, I like to note military records of veterans on their findagrave memorials.

I welcome corrections/additions, but will no longer link to a "burial unknown" person. I have found this leads to duplicates.

FAMILIES ON MY FATHER'S SIDE: Irwin, DeWeese, Blackwelder, Babcock, Taylor, Wilbon.

FAMILIES ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE: Bryan, Battle, Pope, Atkinson, Yarbrough, Chappell.
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Gay Hardin
Marie Gibbs Hartis birthplace
*** U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Marie Inez Gibbs, [Marie Inez Hartis], [Marie Hartis], Gender: Female, Race: White, Birth Date: 20 Sep 1926, Birth Place: Davidson Mec, NC, [Davidson, North Carolina], Death Date: 9 Feb 2004, Father: Thomas J Gibbs, Mother: Ora E McCreven, Type of Claim: Original SSN.
SSN Notes:
Sep 1942: Name listed as MARIE INEZ GIBBS; Jan 1952: Name listed as MARIE INEZ HARTIS; 04 Mar 2004: Name listed as MARIE G HARTIS

She was born in Davidson, Mecklenburg CO, NC.

Thanks for all your hard work. It is appreciated.
Added by Gay Hardin on Feb 16, 2017 6:28 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Salisbury National Cemeteries
Am notifying as many people as I know that do memorials for the Salisbury National Cemeteries, for the Older Historic and the newer Annex. The VA is currently adding burial spots to the right side of the entrance drive. The entire entrance is now blocked with entrance only through the VA. Consequently, committals are being held at the "Old Historic" cemetery, but all burials are at the Annex. The obits etc will say "Old Historic" but the burials are at the Annex. You should be aware of this when placing memorials.
The old Historic cemetery is closed to all but secondary burials of spouses of those already buried there.
I have confirmed this through various sources. Please be aware of then in the future when doing Veteran memorials.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Feb 11, 2017 9:16 PM
Judy Kay Moser Latham
Carolyn Moser Fisher
Susan, thank you so very very much for the picture of my sister's plot in Sharon Memorial Park. As I do not drive that far anymore, it means so much to me to be able to visit with her on this wonderful site and that it was you once again to help me with this. I truly appreciate the work you do and your sincerity and love for it and Carolyn did too as I showed her the site in 2015 and enjoyed sharing our Parents' update that you did for us as well....

sincerely, Judy Moser Latham
Added by Judy Kay Moser Latham on Feb 06, 2017 4:41 AM
Brenda Plyler
Page for Matthew G. Plyler
I would like to correct a description and would appreciate your help. I saw your name under the picture and that is why I am sending this message to you.
Math and Elizabeth were my parents. In the description, Mother's maiden name is Manford. Manford was her father, whose last name was Dees. Wesley's middle initial was P. for Petteway - not F.
Thank you your help.
Added by Brenda Plyler on Jan 10, 2017 2:13 PM
Joseph StCloud IRWIN
Susan Irwin Grills

I did not know your father but as a retired
Navy Senior Chief in the SeaBees, I would be
honored to think we might be connected as
"IRWIN's" I was a "late" child with very few
living kinfolks and little known family history.
30 years ago I started with a Kansas City obit
of my g grandfather, Joseph Chambers Irwin, and
was hooked on genealogy. It was then I wished
I had asked my folks more about what they knew
from their past. Three years ago I discovered
Find A Grave and have been able to fill in several blanks
in the "Irwin Tree". What is really neat in this
quest is if you go back five generations, there
are 64 names in the tree, but only one is Irwin.
There are 63 other family names some known most
new and unknown. Bottom Line,I am proud to know
some history of your father and rest assured ,
we are related if you go back far enough. We
might even be cousins.-------joseph
Added by Joseph StCloud IRWIN on Jan 03, 2017 6:19 PM
Happy Holidays!
Just wanted to thank you for all you do and wish you and your family a Happy Holiday!
Added by Lanie on Dec 12, 2016 8:56 PM
Norma Franssen
RE: Lafayette Alexander.
Hi Susan, thanks for answering back. My parent's grave is across the rode from the mausoleum. My brother's is near Lawyers Rd.across from the Post Office in the Veterans section. Lafayette,Sr. was in WWII he wanted his children near him. My brother didn't serve in the military. Lafayette,Jr's nickname was Moose. My two sisters an I will be buried beside my brother one day. Do you list living relatives? Let me if you need more information. Thanks again, Norma
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 12, 2016 9:09 PM
Norma Franssen
Headstone picture
Hi Susan, my name is Norma Jean Alexander Franssen. I go by Norma Franssen. I was trying to find a picture of my brothers headstone and there's not one. Hoping that you could help with getting one. He is at Sunset Memory Gardens. I saw that you were the one who did my parent's picture. His name is Lafayette Morrison Alexander Jr. His parents preceded him in death are Lafayette Sr. and Julia Viola Gladden Alexander. He had no children. All of his siblings are still living. I can give you their names if you would like to list them. You can email me at Thank you, Norma Franssen
Added by Norma Franssen on Sep 11, 2016 4:40 PM
RE: George & Grace Deaton
I will fix when I get back home on vacation
I know when I use my iPad the photos are on their side

Have a great summer
Added by JCox on Jun 20, 2016 4:02 PM
Peter Ritchie
Thanks so much for the picture.....I forwarded it to his son.
Added by Flamingonc on Apr 25, 2016 6:25 AM
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