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StoneSeeker (#47010751)
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Bio Photo I live in Southeast Missouri & I think too many of our cemeteries are being lost. I try my best to document what I find in hopes that it helps others.
Looking for burial info on James Socrates Richey(in AR) he married Maryann Oldham 1-16-1881,had a son Oliver Jackson.
Also looking for info on Robert Mize Sr. family.
I enjoy looking thru cemeteries,new and old.
I will gladly transfer any name I have added to you at your request.(Except my family names.) :)
Thank you to everyone who leaves tokens for my family. It is a pleasure to leave tokens for yours.

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely,windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds-
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it,my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone

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Jacqueline Carol McKinney Phelps
Thank You.

Sincerely,
Seedsofcuriousity
Added by seedsofcuriousity on Jul 21, 2014 2:42 PM
GambillGirl60
gambill markers in Lone Hill Cemetery Butler Co MO
Thank you StoneSeeker for photographing Pauline and Homer Gambill's Gravemarkers in the Lone Hill Cemetery in Butler Co MO. I appreciate your help. Nancy
Added by GambillGirl60 on May 29, 2014 8:29 PM
Linda Albright
Black Creek Cemetery
Thanks for the information on the Cravens.Linda
Added by Linda Albright on May 18, 2014 3:22 PM
Angie Thomas Barnes
Hildegrade Davis
Thank you so much for the photo of my great-great grandmother's tombstone! I really appreciate it!
Angie
Added by Angie Thomas Barnes on May 14, 2014 7:17 AM
Lynne Sanderson
John Franklin Summerlott
Thank you also for finding my Uncle John's grave! I appreciate your help!
Added by Lynne Sanderson on May 12, 2014 11:34 AM
Lynne Sanderson
Ronnie Lynn Summerlot
Thank you so much for finding and adding the photo of my cousin. I was present at his funeral and knew he was there, but others have been unable to locate it. Your work is very appreciated!
Added by Lynne Sanderson on May 12, 2014 11:33 AM
Floyd Tellor
RE: Melton(butler county)
Thank You very much did you no Henrietta "Melton" King she took care of it for a long time her grandparents, parents and sister are buried there. She is the one that gave me all the info on that side of the family. I wish I lived close so I could take care of it, Thank You for the work you have done on it I hope this summer to be able to make the trip to see it if it is OK I will stop and see you. :-)
Added by Floyd Tellor on Mar 03, 2014 10:05 AM
kay courtright
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John Emmett Scott (uncle) #27980284 to #48106064 (self) please . Kay
Added by kay courtright on Mar 02, 2014 1:53 PM
Floyd Tellor
Transfer
I forgot Floyd Tellor #48357405 Thanks Again.
Added by Floyd Tellor on Feb 27, 2014 5:54 PM
Floyd Tellor
Transfer
Would you mind transferring the Meltons in the Melton family Cemetery in Butler Co, Mo Thanks they are family of my grandmother Mima "Melton" Beltz"
Added by Floyd Tellor on Feb 27, 2014 5:51 PM
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