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This website was started for our large extended family to collaborate on Family History.  It is a central repository of the knowledge, traditions, photographs, stories and facts that make you who you are. 

The central line of this website is originally the Lynes family, starting with Samuel Lynes, born 1720 in South Carolina, extending through all the descendents to the present. Of course since people marry, it extends back through other families in all directions, connecting to French Huguenots in the early 1700s, the Swiss emigrations of 1735 into Georgia and South Carolina, and of course England and other British Isles.  It includes Haynes, Herrons, Caddells, Higingbottoms, Foxbank Plantation, births, marriages, and working on the Savannah River rice plantations, associations with the Ball family plantations, Berkeley County, St. James Goose Creek, and final resting place confirmations.  You will find Johns, Emilys, Williams, Issacs,  and more Samuels than you can shake a stick at, even a ship named Samuel. 

Please consider this YOUR website.  If you have a connection, we would love to count you as a cousin.  Once connected, you are encouraged to upload photos, input facts, add people, record traditions and stories that you know. Describe people, interview older members of the family, and record their recollections. If you need to know where to put things or how to use the site, please contact me.  Once we are recorded here, it will never be lost.

If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me, Jack Lynes.  I am also active on Facebook: search "Jack Lynes." 

One suggestion: when you click on "family tree" I prefer the "Classic View."  Both views have their advantages. But browse and get to know your family.  If you need any assistance, please let me know.

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"Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology" and we will try to put sources with every single relationship in time.

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Obituaries:Carroll F. "Pete" Wrenn
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Feb 28 2015 15:43

Carroll Furman "Pete" Wrenn, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Sandra Delores Patterson Wrenn died Sunday, December 7, 2014. The relatives and friends of Pete Wrenn are invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road, Mt. Pleasant at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until time of the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Pete was born July 28, 1933 in St. Stephen, South Carolina, son of the late James Harvey Wrenn and the late Willie Mae Wilson Wrenn. He served in the United States Army and was a former industrial electrician. Pete worked in sales and management with Trident Sanitation in Charleston and Columbia. In 1981 he founded and was CEO of several waste management companies including CDS of Columbia, Inc. and CDS of Charleston, Inc. and other waste management firms. He also served as an investor in enterprises that include The Wrenn Group, LLC and related companies and Container Land Corporation. Pete loved playing the guitar and singing. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his golf buddies. Pete was a loving father and grandfather but most of all he loved and was proud of his wife, Sandra.

Pete is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra P. Wrenn of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Traci Wrenn Fort of Hanahan, SC; two sons, Carroll Ray Wrenn of Hanahan, SC and Jody Kyle Wrenn and his wife, Kit, of Mount Pleasant, SC; ten grandchildren, Erica Ann Long, Cameron Wrenn Fort, Sarah Brooke Wrenn, Rachael Leigh Wrenn, Olivia Raye Wrenn, Kaelyn Perry Wrenn, Aubrey Kyle Wrenn, John Coleman Wrenn, Christopher Sullivan Wrenn and Emily Patterson Wrenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, James Harvey Wrenn, Wilma Wrenn Orvin and Leo Franklin Wrenn.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Pete's name to Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center, 1061 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-7106.

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Obituaries:CHARLES G. McALASTER
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Nov 6 2014 06:27
Coldwater - CHARLES G. McALASTER, 45, of Coldwater, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven, MS. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lonna K. Lynes. He is survived by his wife, Tammie Haddock McAlaster. He also leaves three daughters, Kayla (Alden) Haydel of Paducah, KY, Amber (Will Henry) McAlaster of Murray, KY and Morgan (Bubba) Gross of Coldwater, MS. His father, Jess (Terri Dew) McAlaster of Nesbit, MS and his step-father John S. (Brenda) Lynes, Jr. of Collins, MS. Brothers, Justin (Tammy) McAlaster of Sara, MS, LJ (Margaret) Lynes of Holly Springs, MS, Shane Lynes of Gulfport, MS, David (Amanda) McAlaster of Riverton, WY, Jason (Katie) McAlaster of St. Helens, GA. Three grandsons, Gavan, Garrett and Graham Henry, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nesbit. Charlie was a professional wrestler with the WCW and NWA of MS known as “Max Pain”. He was Heavy Weight Champion of the NWA MS for 10 years. He was a promoter and referee for the NWA MS. Charlie was the assistant store manager for Wal-Mart in Hernando, MS from 2007-2013. Charlie was a beloved friend to many and will be greatly missed. High Point Funeral Home and Crematorium has charge. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 31 at First Baptist Church of Nesbit in Nesbit, MS from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 1 at First Baptist Church of Nesbit, MS at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Genesis Legacy of Life willed body donor program in Memphis, TN or to the National Brain Tumor Society. High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium (901)454-5795www.highpointchapel.com
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Obituaries:Robert Lee Johnson
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Sep 25 2014 13:49

Robert "Lee" Johnson, 89, of Fort Mill, SC, husband of Bobbie Jean Johnson, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, August 6, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 11, 2014, in John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, at 3:00 p.m. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Lee was born March 16, 1925 in Branchville, SC, son of the late William Thomas Johnson and Mary Sims Johnson. Lee embraced life with the same enthusiasm as he embraced his family. He lived by the Ten Commandments and encouraged others to do so as well. He loved boating and picnics on Kiawah Island, he was a master woodworker, avid runner and a beloved member of John Wesley United Methodist Church and Belair United Methodist Church in Fort Mill. He was an Eagle Scout and troop leader and was active in the Civitan Club of Charleston. His commitment to his country led him to service in WWII, serving aboard the destroyer Patterson as part of the World's Greatest Generation who risked their lives for our country's freedom. He was a retired Gas Turbine Superintendent for SCE&G. He was also a Past Master of James Island Lodge #396 A.F.M. Lee was truly a Southern gentleman and a man of his word, but mostly he was a man of God. His quick smile and handshake shall be missed by the many lives he touched.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Janice Glaus Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie, of Fort Mill, SC; son, Darryl G. Johnson (Carol) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Robin J. Ivey of James Island, SC; two sisters, Rebecca S. Johnson and Julia J. Britton, both of Charleston, SC; step-son, Karl F. Griffin; two step-daughters, Debbie Hiott and Maryann Blackmore (Mark); three grandchildren, Laura Ivey Castle (Rich), Stuart B. Parks (Meredith) and Nicholas A. Johnson; six step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Wesley and Grace Castle; and sister-in-law, Shirley G. Lackey of Beaufort, SC.

Memorials may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 or Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Rd., Fort Mill, SC 29707.

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Obituaries:Myrtis Herron Johnson
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on June 26 2014 18:00

AIKEN, SC – MYRTIS HERRON JOHNSON, 88, widow of John Sidney Johnson, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 5, 1926 to John Fredrick and Nancy Elizabeth Herron in Aiken, South Carolina. She was a lifelong citizen of Aiken County and was the oldest daughter of 11 children. Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, Coker Springs Ward, in Aiken, where she served in many positions throughout her life. She leaves a legacy of hard work and selfless service to others. She loved gardening and surrounding her home with beautiful creations. Her dogs and cats brought her much joy throughout life, especially in her later years.

Mrs. Johnson worked in Herron's Grocery Store and Leverett’s Shoes where she enjoyed her association with many people. She was a former foster parent and also worked in a pilot program in Aiken County for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health running a personal care home for the elderly.

Her kind gentle thoughtful sweet example will live on in the nurturing example she was to all who were blessed to be in her quiet path.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John S. Johnson, and by siblings Grady Elijah Herron, Dalton Collins Herron, John Joseph Burts Herron, Dorothy H. Clark, and Robert L Herron.

Survivors include her daughters, Alice (Cliff) Ranson, Betty (Robert) Bowen of Aiken, SC and Edna (Kim) Lombardy of Martinez, GA; 11 grandchildren, Jared Ranson, Audrey Waldrop, Jason Ranson, Kippen Wilhoit, Wendel Ranson, Holley Howell, Michael Bowen, Lisa Grassam, Robert Bowen, April Partridge, Rhonda Banks; 2 step-grandchildren, Vince Lombardy, Laura Pascazio; 27 great grandchildren, 5 siblings: Owen F. Herron, Heber T. Herron, Barbara H. Britt, Lottie H. Snipes and Mary Ann H. Lynes, all of Aiken.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, Coker Springs Ward, in Aiken with Bishop Neal Askew officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jared Ranson, Jason Ranson, Wendel Ranson, Michael Bowen, Robert E. Bowen and Robert H. Bowen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Owen Herron, Heber Herron, Jack Lynes, Clifford Ranson, Raymond Phillips and Mark Roberts.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 (heart.org). SHELLHOUSE – RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC Please visit the online guestbook at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com)

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Obituaries:Jackie Evander Caddell
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on June 26 2014 17:56
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Jackie Evander Caddell, 70, of Macedonia, SC, former owner and operator of C & C Flag Car Service, died Sunday evening at his residence.

His funeral will be 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon, June 26, 2014, in the Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2445 N. Hwy 17-A, Bonneau, SC 29431.

Mr. Caddell was born March 28, 1944, in Macedonia, SC, a son of Van “Buddy” Caddell and Julia Litchfield Caddell. He was a member of the Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was a layleader, Sunday school teacher, member of the choir and member of the Men’s Club. Mr. Caddell was an Army veteran of Vietnam, and a former service manager for Morris Motors. He was also the former owner of J & L Trucking Company, and once owned his own mechanic business in Summerville.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Langley Caddell; three daughters, Jodi Nobles and her husband, Dale, of Macedonia, Jena Goldberg and her husband, Gary, of Fayetteville, and Jenniffer Brown and her husband, David, of Macedonia; three sisters, Sue Powers and Rebecca Caddell both of Macedonia, and Jane Logan of Summerville; a brother, Bobby Caddell of Macedonia; three grandchildren, Richie Nobles and his wife, Kristen, Jaclyn Nobles, and Abbi Goldberg; and one great grandchild, Jace Parker Nobles.

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Obituaries:James C. Lynes III
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on June 2 2014 21:45
James C. Lynes III, 64, died September 28, 2013, while under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice after an extended illness. He was born May 31, 1949 in Marietta, GA, and lived in Savannah since 1958. Jim was a graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School, class of 1968. He attended Southern Tech in Atlanta, GA before entering the United States Air Force, where he served for four years as a C-130 Flight Engineer during the Vietnam War.

After returning from overseas, Jim married the love of his life, Janice "Jodee" Rowe and settled in Savannah. He spent most of his career in multiple roles with Gulfstream Aerospace. Through his 30 years of service with Gulfstream he had the distinguished opportunity to travel the world in the aircraft demonstration support role, as well as maintenance Support Liaison to such distinct customers as the Swedish Air Force, among many others.

A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a Freemason, Jim enjoyed his time...

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Obituaries:Gloria Jordan Borgen obituary
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on May 6 2014 17:19
Gloria Jordan Borgen, James Island, South Carolina, wife of Irvind Borgen, went straight from the center of her loving family into Jesus' waiting arms on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Her Funeral Services will be held in Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 4990 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Friday, March 28, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Born October 5, 1946, in Charleston, she was the daughter of Dorothy Mixson Jordan and the late J. T. Jordan. As the wife of her beloved Irvind, she lived life to the fullest, honoring God and family and country with all of her passionate soul. She enjoyed participating in Patriot Guard activities and worked in many ways behind the scenes to help our veterans and their loved ones. A Mensa member, Gloria was devoted to learning and used her talents generously to tell the rest of the story.Gloria attended Garrett and Chicora high schools and graduated from Hanahan High School in 1964. A 1968 graduate of Winthrop College, she taught school for 10 years, including several years at Bonds-Wilson High School. She worked at the US Post Office until retirement in 2003.

In addition to her husband and mother, Gloria is survived by daughters, Erin (and husband Steven) Doak of Garner, NC, and Meredith Grubbs of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren: Jordan Hammond, Kyle (and husband David) Sholes, Nolan and Owen Doak; great-granddaughter, Ally Sholes; sisters, Beverly Phillips (and husband Wayne) and Glenda Ward (and husband Billy).

Memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 4990 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 714 Riverdale Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 or Hospice of Charleston, 4975 Lacross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406.

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Obituaries:Raymond Carter Hubbard
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 4 2014 16:20

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Raymond Carter Hubbard, 85, of Guyton and formerly of Hardeeville, died February 20, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on October 15, 1928 in Ridgeland, SC the son of the late Thomas and Annie Laurie Lynes Hubbard.

He was a US Air Force Veteran of Korea and retired from Marten- Brower and Bowman transportation companies. He was a member of Maye River Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie Hubbard in August of 2013.

He is survived by sons Steven Hubbard (Janie) of Douglasville, GA and Michael Hubbard (Karen) of Villa Rica, GA and step-sons Donald Arthur Douglas (Diane) of Richmond Hill, GA and Daniel Allen Douglas (Mary Lou) of Hardeeville, SC; daughters Faye Meyer (Gary) of GA, Lila Wiley (Wayne) of Douglasville, GA and Julie Winkleman (Jeff) of Canton, GA; brother E. Carlyle Hubbard (Josephine) of Hardeeville, SC and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Maye River Baptist Church, 1300 May River Road, Bluffton, 29910 with a visitation beginning at 11am at the church.

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Obituaries:Raymond W. Paul (Obit from Carolina)
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 3 2014 23:56
RaymondW. Paul, 91, of Hanahan, husband of Ruth Walters Paul, entered into eternal rest early Thursday morning January 2, 2014. The relatives and friends of Mr. RaymondPaul are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at one o'clock p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from eleven thirty at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home until time of service.
Raymond was born September 19th, 1922, in Oakgrove, GA to the late John L. Paul Sr. and Nettie Lynes Paul.
Raymond retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked at the GARCO plant in North Charleston. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He used the GI Bill to attend The Citadel as a Veteran Student and graduated with honors in 1957. While attending The Citadel with a wife and four children, he worked various part-time and full-time jobs to support his family. After graduation, he became Credit Manager at W. T. Grant Department Store. Later he became owner of Paul's Shell Service Station on Meeting Street. He helped start the South Carolina Service Station Dealers Association of which he later became Director. During this time, he also worked on the railroad. Raymond was a member of Ferndale Baptist Church. As a longtime member, he served as Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Director and Deacon. Raymond moved to Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA, for short periods of employment but his heart always remained at Ferndale. Raymond is survived by his wife of twelve years, Ruth Walters Paul and four children: Patricia P. Guarneri (Tony) of Goose Creek, SC; RaymondW. Paul, Jr. (Kay) of Summerville, SC; James W. Paul (Linda) of Midlothian, VA; and Richard J. Paul (Cheryl) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three step-children: Leonard Hunter (Kim) of Hanahan, SC; Shirley H. Greenwell of Simpsonville, SC; and David Barrentine of Reston, Virginia; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Raymond is also survived by sisters Shirley P. Coffin (Grange) of Meggett, SC, and Vivian P. Renaud (Paul) of Edgewater, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty five years, Juanita Y. Paul and his siblings: John C.Paul, Lillie P. Shea, Ruth P. Whiteley, Arthur L. Paul, Louis B. Paul, John L. Paul Jr., and William V. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ferndale Baptist Church, 4870 Piedmont Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406 or a charity of your choice.
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Obituaries:Raymond W. Paul
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 3 2014 23:47
Raymond W. Paul, 91, of Hanahan, husband of Ruth Walters Paul,entered into eternal rest early Thursday morning January 2, 2014. The relatives and friends of Mr. Raymond Paul are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at one o'clock p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from eleven thirty at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home until time of service.
Raymond was born September 19th, 1922, in Oakgrove, GA to the late John L. Paul Sr. and Nettie Lynes Paul.
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