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Don Atwell (#47043939)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 7 days
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I am retired. I have been doing genealogical research on my family lines for about 20 years. For the past few years I've put my research on the "back burner" but now that I've retired, I'm back into it. I enjoy going through cemeteries and each headstone tells only a very short history of that person's life. I now get to do several of my favorite hobbies, all at the same time, history, genealogy research, photography, walking through cemeteries, and motorcycle riding.
Not all of the headstones I list are family lines. If you find a correction or have additional information, just let me know.
If you have any ATWELL'S and transfer them to me, I'll take good care of them, but I will not transfer any ATWELL'S.
In the future, please use the change buttons that FAG has provided. I do check these to see if they are correct, so if it seems to be in error, I will decline them.
I will not link unknown burials.
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Jane Hall
Rodney F Lambert # 111098857
Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave I would like to know if you would allow me to use Rodneys headstone photo on my ancestry family tree. I would give you and Find A Grave full credit for the photo. Will be waiting for your reply. Thank you Jane Leitholt Hall
Added by Jane Hall on Mar 04, 2015 8:51 PM
Bill Blackstock
Teresa Huff
Hi Don,

Teresa Huff was the first friend I made when I moved here to Alabama back in 2010. We hit it off right away and our friendship grew from there. We thought of each other as family, and I am still struggling to deal with her loss.

It was standing room only at her funeral service. She was a very special lady to a lot of people and we are all still in shock at her sudden and unexpected passing.

Thank you for making her memorial, and thank you for transferring it to my care. And please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you.

Added by Bill Blackstock on Mar 03, 2015 6:13 AM
Debbie Teichert
Betty Stanley
Thank you for adding my Mother. How did you get her info and the gravesite pic is a blessing to me. I live out of town and feel like I can visit her, my Dads and other family members grave now. Thank you again for all you do for so many!
Added by Debbie Teichert on Feb 28, 2015 10:04 PM
Rick & Kat
Transfer of Lee and Harrison
Thank you for transfer of Albert Lee and R. D. Harrison. I have fond memories of both of them from church. Went to school with their son & daughter. Wonderful people and along with their family. Thank you, again and if you want a transfers from me, just let me know and it will be done.
Added by Rick & Kat on Feb 25, 2015 4:50 PM
Al Lominack
Thanks for the transfer - I'll take good care of him - Larry (G-Man)
Added by G-Man on Feb 25, 2015 3:09 PM
James Cottle

Thanks for the photo. I see that you have already requested an update to his DOB. I submitted a request to add his unit information. 462nd Bomb Group (The Hellbirds), 58th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force

Added by shootski on Feb 14, 2015 6:18 AM
Lisa Madler
Alto & Malissa Whitehurst
Would you be so kind to tell us where the cemetery that Alto & Malissa Whitehurst are buried is located. We understand they are buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbeville, AL. I would love to come visit their graves and bring flowers.

Thank you,
Added by Lisa Madler on Feb 11, 2015 5:43 PM
Tiffany Chrusciel
Thank you
Hi Don,
What families to you personally research? You have taken pictures of many of the cemeteries that my family members are buried in. Do you know anything more about Epworth United Methodist Cemetery in Barbour County? I visited and took pictures last summer. As I walked back further into the wooded area, I could see more graves that are hidden by nature including one that looked like a miniture of the Washington Monument :). When I pull up google earth, I can see possible grave markers in the areas that have not been cleared out and and possibly an old boundary line of the cemetery. Do you know if the church is going to work on that property to clear it out? Do you know if they hold records of people buried there that do not have markers? I have many relatives buried there and two that I suspect are buried there but have no proof. I have called them and no one answers the phone. I really appreciate all of your work. Thank you so much.
Take care,
Tiffany Chrusciel
Added by Tiffany Chrusciel on Feb 08, 2015 9:27 PM
Riley Heritage
# 96686305 Horace Riley
Mr Atwell,
I was inquiring if you would transfer the memorial for Horace Riley to us...Riley Heritage. He is my uncle. I knew about the memorial but I never got around to asking until now.
I can then add more information about him, photos, & family links to his memorial.

tom riley

Riley Heritage #47217525
Added by Riley Heritage on Feb 03, 2015 11:04 AM
Pamala DeVane Merritt
Find A Grave Memorial# 36102433
Hi Don,
How can I add Siblings and parents to Uncle Lawton's memorial?

Pam DeVane Merritt
Added by Pamala DeVane Merritt on Jan 29, 2015 10:18 AM
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