Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Precious Granddaughter!

My Granddaughter was born November 18 @ 2:45 pm weighing 6 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long.
She is a beautiful little girl.. and a spitting image of her daddy when he was born.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Donald "Donnie" Edward Borders

Mr. Donald Edward Borders, age 29, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011. He was born on September 2, 1981 in Rome, Georgia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. and Shirley M. Gross Borders.

Mr. Borders is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Forrister Borders; his parents; daughter, Katelynn Elizabeth Borders; son, Brandon Avery Borders; sisters and brother-in-law, Christina Sharee Palmer and husband David Palmer and Tanya Borders; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Melissa Borders and grandparents, Raymond and Beatrice Borders and Lola Thomason.

Mr. Borders is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Mr. Lester Gross and Mr. Jackie Thomason.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Borders will be conducted on Monday, June 6, 2011 at ten o’clock in the morning from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Minister Craig Hallman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Borders will receive family and friends on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from six o’clock in the evening until nine o’clock in the evening at the Gammage Funeral Home and also on Monday, June 6, 2011 from nine o’clock in the morning until the funeral hour and the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to First National Bank of Polk County, 967 Main Street, Cedartown, Georgia 30125; attn: Shirley Borders in Benefit of Katelynn and Brandon Borders.

The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers; Sean Borders, Cody Summerlin, Larry Strickland, Daniel Forsyth, John Forsyth and Kenny Borders.

Please express your condolences to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mr. Donald Edward Borders.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Why I Do Genealogy?

We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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