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Dana Cook (#47733985)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I am researching my family surnames on my Father's side (Mahan, Galloway, Carter, Cook, Oliver (SC/AL/GA) and my Mother's side, Traffenstead, Traffanstedt, Garrett, Freeman (AL/GA/TN/SC) Hartsfield, Cross, Wilson, Moore (AR). I've been interested in geneaology since August 2006 when I started looking for my Mother's biological family whom I found within 2 weeks. From my Mother's side, I am Catawba Indian "People Of The River", German, and British. From my Father's side, I am Irish, Scottish, English.

Please take a moment and visit my family. Thank you so much.

My Daddy
My Mama
My Brother

This dear sweet woman has been part of our family since I was a little girl. She will never be forgotten. Love you Ms. Frances.
Frances Braxton

Taken too soon:
My Niece
Kristin Castro

My Nephew
Ferin Searer

My Cousin
Timmy Gorecki

Battled Menkes Syndrome
Bailey Elizabeth Fuller

Kaleb "Bubba" Schwade
Kaleb was a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome by his babysitter when he was 5 months old.

Please visit this young American Hero from our little town.
Lance Corporal J.T. Sims


If I have offended anyone, please let me know and I will remove the memorial of your loved one. If you aren't a part of Find A Grave, you can still contact me through the edit tab of the memorial. I don't mean to offend anyone. All memorials are created out of respect. The purpose of me adding names is because I believe that people should never be forgotten, and also I like to help people who are searching for their ancestors. I am so thankful for Find A Grave because not only have I found many of my ancestors, I have found many related family members alive.

I will be happy to transfer memorials. You MUST state the relationship with your ID number. All RUDE requests will be ignored!

Duplicates - These are errors, and not created on purpose. I search before I create a memorial and after every time. Please bring any errors or duplicates to my attention so I can correct them. If I have created a memorial and you create a duplicate, do not send me a message that the one I created is a dupe and for me to delete. I will not delete any memorials if you created a dupe. Don't create a dupe memorial just because you're related. If you are family, kindly ask for a transfer or you can add photos and send me information to be added and I'll be glad to add it. Please read the FAQ's for this site on creating memorials.

Feel free to use my photos 📷 as long as you give me credit and do not make any money off them.

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Messages left for Dana Cook (835)[Leave Message]
Bobby & Judy Liles
RE: Hi
Thank you for your cooperation and the kind words.(Bobby)
Added by Bobby & Judy Liles on Oct 18, 2016 4:44 PM
deborahmillard epperson
Thomas Crayton Locke is my great great grand fathers daughters husband
Added by deborahmillard epperson on Oct 05, 2016 11:03 AM
Jonathan Plant
Schuyler & Eva Nell Cross
Hi Dana--

Thanks so much for the photos! No, I didn't have any.

Added by Jonathan Plant on Oct 04, 2016 5:08 PM
Bobby & Judy Liles
Virginia A. Franklin #88077345
Hi, I just finished surveying Antioch in Dekalb Co. Al. I found all except Virginia Franklin which died in 1894. This cemetery is not that old. I found her at Old Antioch in the same county. Could you please remove her from this cemetery? Thank you for your cooperation. (Bobby)
Added by Bobby & Judy Liles on Oct 03, 2016 5:24 PM
Sheila Douglass
April Diane Owensby Holton
Hi Dana,
Could you please remove correct the maiden name on April. Her maiden name doesn't have an s in it. It was Owenby. I don't know if you add obituaries or not, but I have included the obituaries here if you want to add them. This is all so heartbreaking for the whole town of Eclectic. Everyone knew them and it is hard to comprehend why this had to happen to such a great couple who loved people as much as the people loved them.

Obituaries for April and Mike Holton from Linville Funeral Home
September 13, 2016
April Diane Owenby Holton

April Diane Owenby Holton, 37, of Eclectic, passed away on September 12, 2016. She was born December 24, 1978.

Visitation was Friday, September 16, 2016, from 3 to 6 pm at First Baptist Church of Eclectic. Funeral service were held Saturday, September 17, at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Eclectic with Rev. Britt Green, Rev. Tim Hughes and Bro. Randy Williams officiating. Burial followed at Bullard Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.

She is survived by her sons, Madison Holton, Hayden Holton and Kyle Holton; father, Charles Owenby; mother; Joy Owenby; aunt, Martha Brown; siblings, Chris Owenby (Michelle), Michael Evans, Charlette Wilson, Grace Williams, Scott Owenby (Temperance), Erin Wilson (Thomas) and Meaghan Owenby; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and biological parents, Sue Evans and David Groger.

April was a member of First Baptist Church of Eclectic since her childhood, where she was active in the Youth Mission and won Bible drills. She was a graduate of 1997 Class of Elmore County High School, where she played in the band; she was saxophone section leader and also assistant drum major. She was a full-time mom and could often be seen in the dugout section as a team mom.

Online condolences at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home
Eclectic, Alabama

Jesse Michael Holton

Jesse Michael Holton, 37, of Eclectic, passed away on September 11, 2016. He was born June 3, 1979.

Visitation was Friday, September 16, 2016, from 3 to 6 pm at First Baptist Church of Eclectic. Funeral service were held Saturday, September 17, at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Eclectic with Rev. Britt Green, Rev. Tim Hughes and Bro. Randy Williams officiating. Burial followed at Bullard Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.

He is survived by his sons, Madison Holton, Hayden Holton and Kyle Holton; mother, Kitty Hopkins; sister, Pam Hardegree (Danny) and brothers, Tim Ashworth and Chad Ashworth.

He was a graduate of 1997 Class of Elmore County High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Eclectic. He served in the National Guard, Montgomery Fire Department, Alexander City Fire Department and Millbrook Fire Department and on the Air Evac Lifeteam. He served as Chief of the Eclectic Fire Department and was a certified fire instructor. He gladly traveled to New York after 9-11 and helped many families. He served as Mayor of Eclectic from 2012-2014. His life was devoted to serving people and his community. He was a Little League Coach for football and baseball, a loving father and husband and a dear friend to all who knew him.

Thank you,
Sheila Douglass
Added by Sheila Douglass on Sep 17, 2016 1:17 PM
John Awbrey
Leach memorial #96745609
Hi. I can't really make out the name on your Leach memorial #96745609, but do you think it says C.L. Leach.? I ask because I think this may be Calvin Luther Leach. The date of death matches up with a death certificate I found.
Added by John Awbrey on Sep 16, 2016 10:04 PM
Marlene Hermann
Find A Grave Memorial# 95293536
Thank you so much. As I have been working on my ancestry I come to appreciate the work that others are doing on Findagrave. Yes I am related. My great grandmother was sent by the German Society to work for a rural couple in Saskatchewan, Canada in the mid 1890's and died in 1940. We had very little information about her, but since I began it has grown in to the 1,000's all over the USA. I have met so many wonderful people/family in my journey.

Once again, thank you so much
Added by Marlene Hermann on Sep 13, 2016 9:19 PM
mike reeves
RE: Grave Pics
You're welcome, I had not been to that cemetery before and it was beneficial for me as well.
Added by mike reeves on Sep 12, 2016 10:52 AM
Marlene Hermann
Dovie C. Eason Kerlin
Thank you so much for your time.

Added by Marlene Hermann on Aug 24, 2016 8:00 PM
Headstone Genealogist
Mount Royal Cemetery Photo Request
Mount Royal Cemetery has 165 acres. The burial plot location must be supplied so a volunteer can go take the photo.

You can get this free information by filling the form here: and in the "Desired Service" field, select "Burial Location (free)" and enter the information.

If the Genealogy page was not helpful then email your request to

The cemetery will email you the location (3-10 working days).

Have the memorial updated with the plot number.

You will have made it possible for the photo to be taken.
Added by Headstone Genealogist on Aug 24, 2016 2:12 PM
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