Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday, Allen Waters


"Happy Birthday Wishes," go out to Allen Waters who is the husband of Elaine McElreath Waters and son of Donna Waters Fortsen and the late Charles Wayne Waters.

Uncle Bob Waters Family

L. to R. : Peggy Waters Vaughn, Ricky Waters and Aunt Hattie S. Waters

This picture was  taken at the last Waters Reunion back in the 1980's.

Happy Birthday, Levy Coleman

"Happy Birthday Wishes," go out to our cousin Levy today. He will be graduating this year as well, so Congratulations Levy. Levy is the son of Gene and Carla Turpin Coleman

Happy Birthday Christina Wheeler McCleery

"Happy Birthday Wishes," go out to our cousin, Christina Wheeler McCleery today. She is the daughter of Mary and Jimmy Wheeler.

Congratulations Thomas Patrick Mulkey

L. to R. : Lee Mulkey, Thomas Patrick Mulkey and Sandra Waters Mulkey.

This was posted on the Facebook wall of our Cousin's husbands wall:

Thomas Patrick Mulkey. Graduating senior with related honor colors of various kinds. Now headed off to become a physicist, which pleases me greatly and on a full ride, which pleases his parents greatly. Please tolerate our prideful post.

Patrick is the son of Sue and Doug Mulkey, grandson of Lee and Sandra Waters Mulkey and the great grandson of Aunt Louise and the late Uncle Daniel (Dan) Waters and the great-great grandson of Nettie L. and P.Y. Waters.

Pictures Of Joseph O Waters Sr.

Joe Waters as a young man

Joe Waters the Business Man

Joe Waters with his file cabinet in his pocket.

Dad having a Happy Birthday!

A charge ticket from the Mrs. P. Y. Waters Grocery, Joe Waters was the clerk. 09-28-1949

The Last Four Children Of P Y. And Nett L. Waters

This picture of the last four was taken at the last Waters Reunion back in the 1980's. R.: Uncle Emory L. Waters, Joseph O. (Joe) Waters Sr. (my dad), Uncle Daniel (Dan) A. Waters and Lottie Waters Gary.

Happy 101st Birthday Aunt Lillie Mae

On May the fourteenth Aunt Lillie Mae turned 101. This is amazing to know someone who has broken the century mark.

Her son Roger, sent me this picture of her celebrating this birthday.

We would all like to say, "Happy Birthday" Aunt Lillie Mae, "Happy Birthday."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fred And Bobbie Turpin

Bobbie and Fred Turpin
Esther M Houston Post:

Happy Mother's Day to my Mama! She is always helping someone else, mothering everyone, concerned about another even when she is the one that needs waited on. She helps, advises, corrects, encourages, loves. That's my Mother!

I love you Mama!

Happy Anniversary, Marvin And Crystal

"Happy Anniversary," goes out to Marvin D. Jr. and Crystal Ortiz Mathis. Marvin is the son of Marvin D. Sr. and Susan Waters Mathis. They have two children Louis and Luke.
Crystal Ortiz Mathis Post:

Happy 13th anniversary to the LOVE of my life, my best friend, my rock, and much much more!!

Michael (Mike) Crews

This was posted by our cousin Gayla Tatum.

We are so sorry for your and Kasi Crews for your families loss. Our hearts go out to the family of Michael Crews at this time, and know that we are thinking of your family in the days ahead.
Gayla Tatum Post:

I will always love you! You took me as your own, and you never made a difference. I will cherish you in my heart forever! Heaven just got brighter because of your smile. Please pray for my family as we lost a man who's heart was as big as the sky. Please remember me and my sister, Kasi Crews, his sisters, Tammy Cowart Patrick, and Amy Cowart Davison, and especially my grandparents, Myrtle Cowart and George Cowart in your prayers. I can't believe you are gone from this earth, but in our hearts you will remain. I love you!!!

We are sorry to hear that our cousins Gayla Tatum and Kasi Crews father has passed away. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Kasi Crews Post:

As many of you already know and some of you may not, I lost my daddy today. Many of you on here are friends of his and I don't know how to get in touch with you. Arrangements will be announced as soon as we can. I ask that each of you keep us in your prayers because God is our only help and hope right now. I am at a lost for words really to describe it. But I will be fine, I will keep smiling, I will keep laughing, and I will keep his memories alive. My daddy was a good man, a smart man, and a funny one. He lived his life by certain rules. He was the cool guy, the everybody's friend guy. I will miss him more than I can even say. Any and all stories involving mike that y'all would like to share would be appreciated. He always had a good one to share. Any pics you have would also be appreciated. Just tag me in them please. One more thing, call your mama and your daddy if you can, tell them you love them. Go hug could be your last chance. 

Pray, please just pray.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

James Samuel (Sammie) Waters

  • Name: James Samuel (Sammie) Waters 
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1820 in Hall County, Georgia
  • Death: 1865 in Clarke County, Georgia, Burial at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia  
  • Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
    Lot 41, Valley Section - No tombstone

    43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
    Soldier Name Company Rank InRank Out
    Waters, J. S.A Private Private


  • 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry

  • 43rd Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, in April, 1862, contained men from Cherokee, Pickens, Cobb, Hall, Forsyth, Jefferson, and Jackson counties. The unit moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it placed under the command of General Barton in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It took an active part in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill, and was captured when Vicksburg fell. After being exchanged, the 43rd was assigned to General Stovall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It was prominent in the numerous campaigns of the army from Missionary Ridge to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it totalled 283 men and 251 arms, and in November, 1864, there were 130 fit for duty. On April 26, 1865, the unit surrendered. Its commanding officers were Colonels Hiram P. Bell, Skidmore Harris, and Henry C. Kellogg, and Major William C. Lester.

    Note: If James Samuel died in 1865', he died at the height of the war in the South, and was possible a causality of the War! He would have been 45 yrs. of age. (GEM)