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Carolyn D Coots/Tankersley (#46955175)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 2 days
Glenda Barry
Tammy Jo Modglin
Hi Carolyn,

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for decorating my baby girl's memorial. You have such a sweet and kind heart and I appreciate you very much. I hope that you and your family have a very wonderful 2015.


Added by Glenda Barry on Dec 29, 2014 7:55 AM

M. Richards
Thanksgiving Blessings!
I'm wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Blessings to All.
from Nebraska,
Mary and Family

Added by M. Richards on Nov 26, 2014 9:29 PM

Clair H
Thank you
I like to thank you very much for leaving a token on my precious wife's memorial I really appreciated very much

Added by Clair H on Nov 18, 2014 8:39 PM

* Hi Darlene *
Whenever you have time please 'flower' this lovely young lady and pass the info along to your friends, if not an inconvenience.

Traci 5026580 needs flowers they are trying to get her to 5000 by her birthday November 20.

Just visited her & she still needs approx. 218, which I'm sure all of us can accomplish.

Thanks so much! xoxo

Added by purple-lady on Nov 07, 2014 12:39 AM

Phenia Sue(Moore) Reynolds
Mike Tankersley
I am sorry to bother you,but I am trying to get a hold of Mike Tankersley and he doesn't seem to get on Find A Grave very much.He has the memorial of one of my relatives,I have been sending requests to him and no answer and I was needing him to link and add info,But I would rather him just transfer it.Do you think you can get a hold of him???.thank you so very much if you can help

Added by Phenia Sue(Moore) Reynold... on Mar 22, 2014 7:12 AM

Clara Isabella Sterling
💛🌹 Thank you for visiting my sweet little Songbird Clara Belle and for remembering her sweet soul. God bless you richly.❁
Best Wishes,

Added by Meriel✿Mary♥... on Mar 13, 2014 1:55 AM

Timothy Purnell
A Most Special Friend
You are truly the rarest of treasures! I very much appreciated your outstanding kindness in remembering my father's birthday on July 17.

May God bless you!


Added by Timothy Purnell on Jul 19, 2013 4:28 AM

Timothy Purnell
Your Magnificent Soul
True poets find rare magic and meaning as well as soulful expression in choice words. And your wonderfully endearing gift has the power of all these qualities. But to me, your friend and brother, some of the most magical words of all are ... 'Carolyn' and 'Darlene'.

I have taken great solace at your marvelous, deeply touching praises of my parents and modest self and will remember you forever!


Added by Timothy Purnell on Apr 13, 2013 10:11 AM

Timothy Purnell
A Truly Very Important Person
Dear Darlene!

You are one of the kindest and therefore most precious people in the world! I appreciated your caring birthday wishes as well as the marvelous attention to my parent's memorials tremendously!

Easter this year was the coldest in 50 years in Great Britain (up to 16 feet of snow fell in Scotland) and of course now the last of my family has gone I did not celebrate it.

I hope the best sister and friend any one could possess has very many deservedly happy moments with the warmer joy of lasting contentment ...

May God bless you!


Added by Timothy Purnell on Apr 08, 2013 4:26 AM

Pearls of Grace♥

Hello Darlene. I sent you an email.

I hope all is well with you and yours.

Love from your Sister In Christ, Darlene

Added by Pearls of Grace♥ on Mar 23, 2013 12:13 PM

Thank you
Thank you Darlene from the bottom of my heart for visiting all my memorials. Each and every one of my memorials are precious to me especially my son. Not only do you take hours looking for my family's history and re-do old pictures but your visits are precious to me. I wish I can do more for you.

Have a Great Night. It's suppose to be Spring but Winter refuses to leave us and we're getting snow flurries again!!

Love & Hugs


Added by Joyce on Mar 20, 2013 9:16 PM

I had Feb 18th tucked in my mind to token your precious Dad on his Angel Day. And I still missed it. I just tokened him today. I'm so sorry!! I have so much on my mind these days and nothing stays in my head for long. March is approaching and that month is a disaster to my family. I have so many deaths and birthdays in March I had to put the list on my daughter's home page. I don't have the room. I got your e-mail but haven't had time to fully let it sink in.

Hoping you are well these days and your family. I love your bio picture.


Added by Joyce on Feb 19, 2013 7:55 PM

I found more pictures
I'm finally after 4 long years after mom's death to be able to sit down and sort through boxes and boxes of my parents stuff. I found 2 more rare pictures of my dad's side of them as little kids. I have the new pictures on Andrew, Albert, Janie and Ray's memorials. I also found out from my dad's birth cert. that Andrew was a farmer. Listed his occupation as farming. I don't know why it has his age listed as 55 where he was clearly 59 when my dad was born. Andrew was born in 1858 and its on his stone. In 1917, he would be 59 in Oct 1917 when dad was born. Andrew was born Aug 1858. They have Janie as 20 which is right. I found another rare picture of my mom's side too. I had 4 complaints about Albert (throught the edit tab) to remove him since he is a burial unknown. So I just put down creamation. I've been calling everywhere in Va and nobody has no info on him. There is one place I thought he would be....Winchester National Cemetery which holds the veterans but they haven't taken in any new interments since 1969 so that is out.

How have you been these days?


Added by Joyce on Jan 10, 2013 9:27 PM

Happy New Year Darlene.

I want to thank you for all your help to me this past year. You are a God sent present for dad's family. I never knew where they were buried even though I knew it had to be Virginia. but having no contact with any of them since the mid 1960's, it hard to keep track of family. My dad only once went back to Virginia to bury his mom in 1981. Other than that, nobody stayed in touch.


Added by Joyce on Dec 29, 2012 12:57 AM

Timothy Purnell
A Grateful Acknowledgement
My very dear friend, Carolyn!

Truly, I thank you so very much for touchingly showing respect and interest in my parents' memorials by visiting them and leaving deeply thoughtful and inspiring words. They were good people in this life, similar to your dear parents, and their spirits deserve this and bless your kindness and friendship as I do!

Most people wish optimistically for a better future in the coming New Year but so often this is not to be. Whether fate is good or bad to us let us make the very best of the present and be grateful for our precious friends at Find A Grave.

God bless you, dear Carolyn, and your family always!

PS. From your recent photos your parents and you were as attractive as your beautiful hearts!

Added by Timothy Purnell on Dec 27, 2012 10:22 AM

RE: More info....
Hi Darlene:

I am so grateful for your time and searching. I do not mind at all. I wish I had the brains or time to do this myself but I have short term memory from an injury to my head earlier this year and my memory comes and goes. It's gone more than I wish to admit.

I wanted to clear something up for you. Have you noticed my dad is never mentioned in the Census! My dad told us he ran away at the age of 12 and joined a circus to survive. My dad would have turned 12 in Oct. 1929. So anytime after that and 1930 (when the Census was taken) he was gone from the orphanage. Dad told us the conditions in there were terrible and the bigger kids would beat up the younger ones and worse. Dad said he took off with only the clothes on his back and nobody from the orphanage ever came after him. So dad schooled himself and made a living at a very young age but kept that resentment with him till his dying day that his parents didn't want any of them and was quite bitter at times but never at his kids or wife.

It looks like dad's mom was pregnant with my father when she got married. lol I guess some things don't change. My mom's mom was also pregnant with a man 14 years older than her. I even have the note from my grandmother's brother telling her not to marry Ralph Livingston and to go to a home for un-wed mothers and have her baby and put it up for adoption. But Janie was almost 40 years younger than her husband. Andrew born in 1858 and Janie in 1897. Talk about robbing the cradle.

Ok Darlene, I rattled on too much and will add this info on their memorials. Note that I've gave you the credit for all your work and I deeply appreciate it immensely.


P.S. I'm a little down today and might not be on because my mom's 4th Angel Day is tomorrow and I miss her so much!

Added by Joyce on Dec 09, 2012 11:39 AM

RE: Hi Joyce...
Thank you....I'm not having any luck. My dad last saw him in 1930 when my father ran away from the orphanage. Their mother never acknowledged any of her children. Albert, it seems, left the orphanage when he became of age and never looked back. Just started a new life which I cannot blame him. I briefly saw dad's sister's (or I think they were) way back when I was a toddler and only remember the two women fighting with my grandmother telling them to shut up. Leonard was dead already so my grandmother Janie only kept in touch with her 2 daughters and my dad when they were grown up with families. Last time anyone saw Albert was over 80 years ago. Very hard to trace anyone if the family broke up and separated when they were kids.

I appreciate your help immensely!! You're an Earth Angel that was sent here to help me. All my family is dead and with any papers leading to my dad's youth are not with me and most likely destroyed and in Virginia.



Added by Joyce on Dec 01, 2012 8:41 PM

RE: Your Kind Words
Dear Darlene,
I was so very touched by your sweet message. Yes, I agree, there are amazingly wonderful people on this site and YOU are one of them. I am so happy to discover that we are cousins, as I am also a great-granddaughter (12th) of Pocahontas through the Bowlings on my mother's side through the marriage of Jane Rolfe (1650-1676) and Robert Bowling, aka Robert Bolling (1646-1678). The Native American beauty of our shared ancestor, Pocahontas, is evidenced in your beautiful mother's countenance. I'm so glad to have found you, dear cousin Darlene, on this wonderful site. God bless you and yours. Ye-Lin

Added by Ye-Lin~☯ on Oct 16, 2012 6:08 PM

A Perfect Tribute to My Grandmother
Dear Darlene,
I was touched to find my beloved grandmother's memorial graced with your sweet words and lovely token. The vintage picture of the beautiful lady reminds me so much of her and could not have been more perfectly chosen. I know that she appreciates your kindness as much as I do. Peace and blessings to you. Ye-Lin

Added by Ye-Lin~☯ on Oct 14, 2012 8:46 AM

Timothy Purnell
Your Lovely Words
The profoundly charming story you left on my father's memorial so touched me I was in tears for some time. Its meaning could well describe him too. And it is indeed one of the most beautiful I have ever read. Thank you so very very much! You are truly a very great treasure!

God bless you!

Added by Timothy Purnell on Oct 07, 2012 4:58 AM

Timothy Purnell
Your Heaven
I fell in love with your parents. Though their circumstances gave them different lives to mine they were of the same quality of soul. When I was young I thought my parents were quite ordinary but life has taught me they were indeed some of the best people who ever lived ... like yours! And TRULY good parents invariably leave something of themselves in this world ... like you. So I know they closely await you with great pride in spirit.

God bless!

Added by Timothy Purnell on Sep 07, 2012 12:31 PM

RE: Jr. OUAM Home
Thank you Darlene for all your help and information and the time it took you looking it up. I owe you a lot. You've solved the mystery on my dad's side that had me wondering all these years. Dad's been dead over 6 years now so whatever knowledge he had it was taken to his grave. Now all I have to accomplish is to find out Gladys and Nellie's married names. That much I know. They had families with kids.

Have a Great and Blessed Night!!


Added by Joyce on Aug 22, 2012 9:12 PM

RE: RE:Andrew Jackson Mitchell
Now this Andrew Mitchell hits the spot. But he had so many brothers and sisters and half siblings. lol You're a Gem. Which web site are you finding them.

Thank you for all your time Darlene. My dad never really talked about his family. Just about how poor Leonard died on his 13th birthday and how it affected my dad. My dad even lost track of his older brother but my grandma Janie seems to have been in touch with her daughters but dad didn't keep up with them except his mom. The sisters seem to fight with the rest of the family and I was way too young to understand what was happening.

Now that everyone is dead in dad's family, I have no clue where to start. It started with you finding that head stone of Leonard and Andrew. I just looked in that same cemetery and found my grandmother and step grandfather's marker.

Have a Great Night!


Added by Joyce on Aug 21, 2012 8:08 PM

RE: Leonard L Mitchell
OMG Darlene, Thank you so much. I know very little about my dad's side and even dad got grandpa's death wrong. I was told Andrew died when dad was 2 and it's more like six. Then Leonard is a full brother to dad and not a half brother. Janie the mother tossed them in an orphanage when she had children and most likely why I didn't like her as a child. She was a mean one. Dad always talked about Leonard that at the orphange he climbed a tree overhanging a river and the other boys as a joke shook the tree limb and made Leonard fall in the river not knowing he hit his head and drowned. The boys ran away so nobody knew Leonard was hurt. Dad took his death bad. Dadthought Leonard drowned about 1933 but wasn't sure what year he was born. Dad already ran away from the orphange around 1930. So it was some time before he found out about Leonard.

Added by Joyce on Aug 19, 2012 1:20 PM

RE: Bessie Hoskins Baker
I will be honest, in some way, possibly cousins, they are related.

I know that at least one of Opal & Clarence's children is buried in the same cemetery as Bessie.

I do know Bessie was the d/o of George & Ellen Hoskins Hoskins.

I dont think I have helped much, so sorry. If you have any more questions I can give it a try. Good Luck

God Bless

Added by jc~roadrunner on Aug 11, 2012 10:03 AM


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