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Bedford W. Sipes (#46550670)
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~~~A Matter of Time~~~
Dying is always a matter of time,
seconds to minutes with a tick of tock,
each hour is punctuated by a chime.
At least a beggar lives without a dime,
so maybe he sleeps on a bed of rocks.
Dying is always a matter of time.
Some are saved by God's grace, so to be kind.
On goes a man's life by the ticking clock,
each hour is punctuated by a chime.
Death can come by night of day, born of crime.
Dark shadows close on him as if to mock.
Dying is always a matter of time.
Swords to slay dragons, death seasons like thyme.
Death crescendos, musical sounds of Bach,
each hour is punctuated by a chime.
Life is sweet like honey and sour of lime.
Death to life, explained mysteries unlocked.
Dying is always a matter of time,
each hour is punctuated by a chime.
French Villanelle
The author of this poem is Bedford W. Sipes!
Copyrighted June 16, 2005 not reproduce in any form or manner poems that have been uploaded on any of my interments by me without written permission from me or my wife, who are the authors of these poems. All poems are protected by copyright!
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Billy Sipes
Passing of Bedford Sipes
Bedford passed away on December 4, 2014. He enjoyed posting family members on Find a Grave so that their memory would live on. Here is the link to his Find A Grave page.
Added by Billy Sipes on Dec 26, 2014 8:46 PM
Willy Wyatt Sipes
Mark Sipes. my dad
Hey, I left my phone #on here. Call me I guess. Sometime you can.
Added by Willy Wyatt Sipes on Sep 25, 2013 10:55 PM
Larry Johnson
Charles R and Inez Looney
I have been researching this couple and their children in an attempt to help other descendants find their roots. This is how I found your memorial for Sallie Looney here on Find A Grave. Since you post and maintain memorials, I was thinking that you may want to create one for Inez Looney. She is buried in the South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves Co, NM. Her son, John R Looney is also buried there and has a memorial as do two other sons, Jack and Tex. I found the obit for John R Looney on the internet and it shows that his mother had remarried. Her name is now listed in the cemetery as Inez L. Melson and she apparently died sometime close to 3-19-1988 when she died. Find A Grave does not have a memorial for her yet. Check out this website as it contains more Looney names than are shown on Find A Grave:
Any idea when and where Charles R Looney died?
Added by Larry Johnson on Apr 26, 2013 8:22 PM
Debra Rodgers Blackmon
Re: Photo: Prairie Haven Memorial Park
Regrets, Beford, I forgot to add my grandfather's info:

Find A Grave Memorial# 95943377

Seeking to add your photo of Prairie Haven Memorial Park to his page because they did not automatically load when choosing the cemetery for his page.

Added by Debra Rodgers Blackmon on Sep 14, 2012 5:09 PM
Debra Rodgers Blackmon
Photo: Prairie Haven Memorial Park
Hi Bedford,

Respectfully request copy of your beautiful cemetery photos to add to my grandfather's page--I don't want to snag it without your permission:

Prairie Haven Memorial Park
Lea County
New Mexico, USA

Debra Rodgers Blackmon

Added by Debra Rodgers Blackmon on Aug 25, 2012 6:55 PM
George Randolph Jones
May I copy the photos and information about George? He is my husband's uncle. Sharon Jones
Added by sjones on Jul 23, 2012 3:08 PM
Jamie L Jameson Calnan
Jim Jameson
Thank you so much for posting his grave site on find a grave. It meant the world to me and when his grave markers come in I get the pictures for them to be on this site as well. Once again, thank you.
Added by Jamie L Jameson Calnan on Feb 19, 2012 6:57 AM
high res photo of Chief Victorio
FYI - there's a hi-resolution photo of Chief Victorio (memorial # 8947969) at which claims the source of the photo as the National Archives (ie: non-copyright/public domain). If you click on the above link and then click on the photo of him it will enlarge to the hi-res version. Enjoy. :o]
Added by LC-NW on Aug 04, 2011 12:02 PM
cemetery name
It looks to me that you created a memorial page for a Charles Parmenter #8709802, and you have him listed in Boot Hill cemetery. I received a headstone request today and this person is buried in Green Center cemetery near Morley, Jones Co. IA., which is not far from where I live. I don't know how you can make this correction, but feel the name needs to be put in the correct cemetery. I have never heard of Green Center cemetery also known as Boot Hill? if it was then they need to be combined but dont' think they are one in the same. I did post the picture of the headstone but this stone is in Green Center Cemetery.

Thank you
Added by tjmcc on Oct 08, 2010 5:53 PM
Debra Woods
Woodbine Cemetery Photo

My daughter-in-law's Smith Family relative Jerry Smith, wife Jane Spence Smith and daughter Laura Lou Smith are all buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Artesia, New Mexico. I am writing to ask your permission to post the photo of the cemetery on her private family tree at You can email me at to let me know if it is ok to use the photo.

Thank you,

Debbie Woods
Added by Debra Woods on Oct 07, 2010 6:47 PM
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