In Memoriam

Burning CandlesHere is a simple marker for those wonderful souls I have known throughout my brief, but lovely, time on this world we call Earth. Each person listed on this page is someone who affected my life in one way or another. Some were relatives. Some were friends. All were important to me. Our lives are the sum of our experiences, and the people we meet along the way are part of the experience. Each of these people helped make me who I am.

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ROBERT MARCUS “MARK” SHORT cousin Apr 23, 1964 – Jun 12, 2017

ALLEN NEWTON LOVELACE, JR. uncle May 8, 1933 – Apr 11 2016

ELIZABETH “BETH” McDANIEL friend Nov 15 1952 – Feb 13 2015

PAMELA TUCKER NICKELL former mother-in-law Jan 17 1952 – May 1 2015

DEBBIE ROARK DUFFIE cousin Feb 27 1965 – July 27 2014

JOANN MONTGOMERY cousin May 30 1944 – May 20 2014

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” POSEY family friend 1939 – Jun 6 2013

PEGGY JOYCE CHANEY mother May 11 1933 – Dec 30 2011

JOHN DAVID FAUCETTE friend Sep 2 1964 – Oct 5 2010

MICHAEL GLADDEN cousin Mar 30 1955 – Feb 25 2010

EDITH ISABEL CHANEY aunt Jan 12 1918 – Feb 23 2010

BILLIE JEAN HOYLE family friend 1946 – Jul 13 2006

LOYD SHORT uncle Sep 01 1939 – Oct 28 2005

ELISABETH “BETH” ADAMS friend Jan 19 1968 – Jul 11 2004

LORETTA LEE CHANEY aunt Jan 04 1935 – Jul 09 2002

DORETHA ODELL “SIS” CHANEY aunt Mar 28 1924 – Apr 12 2002

THOMAS WALTER NICKELL former father-in-law Apr 29 1951 – Apr 07 2002

JOE DIXON “J. D.” RHEA uncle Mar 13 1930 – Aug 04 2001

“MA” COLENE GETTYS family friend Apr 25 1942 – Dec 15 2000

“JAKE” MONTGOMERY uncle Dec 04 1921 – Sep 06 1996

MAUDIE LUCILLE CHANEY aunt Dec 29 1914 – Mar 10 1994

JOHN LEE CHANEY uncle Oct 31 1926 – Oct 05 1992

MURIEL YARBROUGH family friend Jun 19 1935 – Aug 06 1991

TANYA RENEE LOVELACE sister Jun 08 1975 – Apr 30 1991

JESSE BOYD “J. B.” NICHOLSON friend Feb 23 1958 – Jul 06 1990

MARGIE LUCILLE BLACKWELL aunt Nov 06 1922 – May 01 1988

MELVIN CLARK FAUCETTE friend Jun 01 1951 – Jul 29 1987

ROBERT HOWARD CHANEY uncle Mar 26 1922 – Feb 06 1987

VIRGIE MAE HARTSOE grandmother Jan 07 1900 – Dec 08 1986

BOBBY CRAIG LOVELACE father Oct 20 1937 – Sep 11 1984

GRADY LEE CHANEY uncle Oct 31 1920 – Jul 04 1979

“I sing of dreams to pass the time,
As I drift ‘tween heaven and hell,
And I quote a sweet but haunting rhyme,
For the souls I’ve known, as well.
I say farewell as best as I can,
With the sadly lacking eloquence of man,
But the words are never grand,
Enough to honor …”

~ Wicasta Lovelace