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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Buried In the Back Nine

From the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times:

Where do we exactly draw the line between ‘been-heres’ and ‘come-heres’?

by Dave Russell
published November 23, 2005

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I vaguely knew that our branch of the Russell family came to the United States by the way of George Russell from Antrim County, Ulster Province, Ireland.

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What I did not know, though, was that George’s wife, Mary “Polly” Underwood Whiteside (Underwood her maiden name, Whiteside her first married name) is buried in Buffalo Cemetery in the Lake Lure area.

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Mary somehow went and got herself buried in a golf course, right beside the 10th tee of the Bald Mountain Community of Fairfield Mountains, a golf resort on the north and east sides of Lake Lure. I even had to go through a security gate to get to where she and 48 (24 unknowns) other North Carolinians who died from 1828 to 1937 lie in rest.

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[Read the whole story]
For some reason, the golf resort's website neglects to mention this amenity. Here's a list of residents.

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