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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 4 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

I miss Chris with all my heart.
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Carol Lynn White
Dessie Weaver
Thank you for the very nice photo of Dessie's marker. I appreciate it.

Carol Lynn White
Added by Carol Lynn White on May 02, 2015 9:47 PM
Wendy Ward Sellers #47840881
Thank you so much for looking for the Desilva monument for me!
Added by Wendy Ward Sellers #47840... on May 02, 2015 1:15 PM
Moo, Esq.
thank you very much for your hard work!
Added by Moo, Esq. on May 02, 2015 10:27 AM
Carolyn Tyler
Ben E. King
Perhaps you might like to add his survivors:

Ben E. King is survived by his wife Betty whom he married in 1964, two daughters Terris and Angela, and a son, Ben E. King, Jr.
Added by Carolyn Tyler on May 02, 2015 9:19 AM
Nia Imani-Diarra
Thanks , Again
Your memorial, to Ben E King, is lovely, as are all your tributes, you are one of the BEST on this site. Well done!
Added by Nia Imani-Diarra on May 01, 2015 12:49 PM
Carol Cooper
Harold Dean Gann
Thank you so much for all the photo's of Harold's tombstone. I live in Tennessee and would never be able to see it otherwise.
Added by Carol Cooper on May 01, 2015 10:05 AM
Charlene Kimpler
Clarence and Golda Walker
Thank you for full filling my request for gravestone photos. Thank you for taking individual gravestone photos.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on Apr 30, 2015 8:56 PM
Belva Jeffreys
Thanks so much for getting Belva's picture!
Added by Napple on Apr 30, 2015 8:45 PM
Elizabeth Ann Howe
Thanks for the photo! I can/will now share the link to her virtual memorial with relatives. Cheers!
Added by Mark on Apr 30, 2015 8:28 PM
Joan Edmonson
Dorothy Nichols
Thanks so much for the photo of Dorothy's marker. I appreciate your time in taking it for me.
Added by Joan Edmonson on Apr 30, 2015 7:33 PM
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