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Anita R. Austill (#47729061)
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Bio Photo I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We collect, glassware, vintage jewelry, Cowboy Collectables, and dust. We love Flea Markets, Country Auctions, and long highway yard sales.

I started Find a Grave as a Photo Volunteer and decided that was too hard. I started photographing the entire cemetery, this way I could add them to the Computer at the Research Center and put them on Find a Grave also.

I walk the Cemeteries and take the photographs of the memorials I put on Find a Grave. I do not set at the computer and put memorials on in another state that I have no intention of putting a photograph on with it. I do not do this for the numbers, I do it to help others.

I will have to add to the above and say this winter I have been going through our county Cemetery Books and Creating new Cemeteries and making memorials for the ones buried in Family Cemeteries. It has been interesting to find them on Census records and connect them. I will try and locate the cemeteries and make a picture if I can. Sometimes the older family Cemeteries do not exist anymore. I did not want to add memorials that I could not add a picture. I decided that these people did not deserve to be forgotten, thus said here's hoping I can find a picture to add to the memorials. Keeping our County as up to date as possible.

I believe family should be with family. I make mistakes, I am human, just be nice when you let me know. It is not my intention to make duplicates, but names, initials, nicknames are not all known, and I gave up mind reading a few years ago. I try to correct, link or transfer as fast as I can. I do not believe it takes two months to type a few numbers.

If I add a photograph it is from the Funeral Home until I can add the gravestone marker. If I add the obituary it is from the Funeral Home or from the Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro Area Obituary Index database.

I look at the old monuments that have weathered many storms and mowers and wish they could tell of what lies beneath them. I feel that by photographing them now could be the last means of preserving them for our generation. Find a Grave is a wonderful site for sharing the photographs of family and discovering death and birth dates that might have been lost.

It is wonderful to meet and make friends with people I would otherwise never know. I love being able to help others in any way I can.

I believe in God, Family and Country. If this offends you, I am sorry. This is a short bio of me.

God Bless you and
God Bless the United States of America
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Scott Chase
josephine ralph
thank you for taking the time to do this for me
Added by Scott Chase on Aug 30, 2014 10:28 PM
Wendell Shocklee
Mary Lee Shocklee Whitaker
Memorial #104150961. The correct name is Mary Lois Shocklee Whitaker Not Mary Lee. I know because she married to my uncle.

Wendell B. Shocklee
Added by Wendell Shocklee on Aug 30, 2014 8:45 PM
Lori Coffman Karabel
Bennett Family
Anita, Cousin Linda Dunlap member #47131267 is on my Bennett family line,Linda is an Assistant County Archivist For Henry County, Tennessee.
I let Linda know about 2yrs. ago that my
Great Grandmother Lelia BENNETT Coffman was the daughter of Joseph & Anne Bennett and this is my connection to the Bennett Family Line.
Please try to check out Linda's Memorial Page.
Respectfully, Lori Coffman Karabel
Added by Lori Coffman Karabel on Aug 29, 2014 11:49 AM
Don Coleman
Thank you for supplying the photos of Dimond and Geneva's gravestone.
Added by Don Coleman on Aug 29, 2014 5:21 AM
Lori Coffman Karabel
RE: Joseph Bennett
Anita, I only brought this subject matter up because people on find a grave have made me aware duplicates and have sent me these type of notices. I am very grateful to all the people who take the time to connect family members, I did not mean to upset you, Thank you for telling me how a memorial can be duplicated. Sincerely, Lori Coffman Karabel
Added by Lori Coffman Karabel on Aug 28, 2014 7:34 PM
Terry Tichenor
Tichenor monument
Thank you for posting the photo of Clark Tichenor's monument.

I also enjoyed the photos of the Brashear and Field monuments at Downs Cemetery.

Great work!

Best wishes,
Terry Tichenor
Added by Terry Tichenor on Aug 28, 2014 7:33 AM
Don Coleman
Mary Westerfield
Thank you so much for your time and effort in obtaining the photograph of Mary's grave.....
Added by Don Coleman on Aug 27, 2014 9:10 PM
Helen Cauley Howard
Transfer of Family Members
Thank you for responding so quickly to my request and for all of your hard work. It means so much to those who are unable to visit the graves of their loved ones and also provides valuable information for genealogical research.
Added by Helen Cauley Howard on Aug 26, 2014 9:50 PM
William Hartlage
RE: W S Martin
Yes, I did beat you to the transfer. No problem. I know everything will be right when you are done. Thanks for your good work. Pat
Added by William Hartlage on Aug 25, 2014 9:03 PM
Jan M
John Nichols query
Hi Anita, Just a quick question. Is it possible that the John Nichols #113125232 buried in Calhoun cemetery really died 1857? I can tell the stone is hard to read but if it is John of 1857, that makes him the husband of Martha Kerrick. She is buried as #88582929, Martha Tichenor.

Hope you are doing well.
Jan McKee
Added by Jan M on Aug 25, 2014 7:44 PM
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