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ReLyRoTh (#46556292)
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Bio Photo Finding the graves of ancestors can be an overwhelming challenge. What started out years ago as an innocent quest to find the graves of my grandparents has become my passion. Vacations often end up with side trips to libraries or cemeteries, camera in hand, documenting the final resting place of my ancestors and special people. It is my contribution to others who share the special connection to those who are gone, but not forgotten.
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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.

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Themeachams
RE: Lorena Annie Thornton
Thank you so much! This is my maternal grandmother and grandfather. I've so much to learn, really appreciate the help of you that have been doing this for a long time. I'd like to add more information and pictures.
Added by Themeachams on Aug 21, 2014 6:03 PM
Themeachams
RE: Lorena Annie Thornton
Thank you so much! This is my maternal grandmother and grandfather. I've so much to learn, really appreciate the help of you that have been doing this for a long time. I'd like to add more information and pictures.
Added by Themeachams on Aug 21, 2014 6:02 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Francis Eaton - 13267434
Thank you!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Aug 20, 2014 9:28 AM
Howard Leonard
John Gray I Roberts

Name: John Gray Roberts
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Covington County, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: United States
Birth Date: 10 Jan 1878


His birthdate is wrong should be 1-10-1878 Alabama
Added by Howard Leonard on Aug 20, 2014 8:32 AM
Howard Leonard
John Gray I Roberts
I hate to do this way but you have no email address up. But something is wrong here. It showes his Father as D.D. Roberts I think we have something messed up here? I have a memorial up also 131752338 with this info on it.



Birth Place: Opp, Alabama
Death Date: 27 Dec 1934
Death Place: Opp, Covington, Alabama
Burial Date: 28 Dec 1934
Burial Place: Geneva County
Death Age: 56
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Residence: Opp, Alabama
Father Name: D D Roberts
Father Birth Place: Alabama
Mother Name: L Henderson
Mother Birth Place: Florida
Spouse Name: Mary Etta
FHL Film Number: 1908525
Added by Howard Leonard on Aug 20, 2014 8:22 AM
N. Duke
RE: William Garnette Dekle
Thank you so much. I will definitely contact the photographer.

Sincerely,
Nan H. Duke
Added by N. Duke on Aug 20, 2014 8:18 AM
N. Duke
RE: William Garnette Dekle
Thank you so much. I will definitely contact the photographer.

Sincerely,
Nan H. Duke
Added by N. Duke on Aug 20, 2014 8:18 AM
N. Duke
William Garnette Dekle
Hello! Thank you for all the work you have done to record family history. I would like to ask your permission to use the photograph of William Garnette Dekle's gravestone on my tree on Ancestry.com and FTM. My husband is the g-grandson of Garnette Dekle. Also, if you have done a memorial for Bertha Suber Dekle, I would like to use the information from that one too.

Thank you for considering my request.

Sincerely,
Nan H. Duke

Lineage:
William Garnette Dekle
William Kermit Dekle
Living Dekle (my mother in law)
Added by N. Duke on Aug 19, 2014 8:34 AM
Themeachams
Lorena Annie Thornton
Hi,
I am the eldest granddaughter and have just in the last year or so become a member of find a grave. I think you so much for the tremendous amount of work you are doing as I knew from making just a few attempts that it is NOT easy work.
I would like to connect my Grandfather #42638418 to my granddmother, but see no place to do that on the older sites. It seems the ones I look at told who created the site and who is maintaining it.
Thanks for any help you can pass on!
Brenda Blow Meacham (My mother is Thelma Lenora Dekle, daughter of James Bright and Lorena Annie Dekle)
Added by Themeachams on Aug 07, 2014 7:49 PM
EllieKB
Trawick
I am sorry that I used your photo on Ancestry without permission of the Trawick cemetery plots. Since they are not direct line, I have removed it from my tree. I did keep the posting of the professional photo of Mary Jane and her husband but have given you credit for the photo. If this is a problem, please let me know. A friend of Mary Jane's contacted me regarding her birth parents a while back, and sent me photos of her, but I did not have one of her husband. Because of her hearing problem, I was not able to speak directly with her, but I was able to get her contact info for two living sisters.
Again, I am very sorry. I try to make sure I get credits posted, but sometimes, I do forget when I get in a hurry.
Blessings,
Ellie
Added by EllieKB on Jul 25, 2014 6:54 PM
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