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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I am very liberal with transfers - if you loved them or they are your friends or relatives or neighbors, just ask. Will keep my relatives, though. But, please do not ask unless you contribute more content and are going to maintain the page.

Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer.
Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. It has now been about 13 years ago and started with looking for my GGrandparents. Lincoln Properties person was less than nice to me --snappy & hateful. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta and is in horrible condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson went up into the roughest part taking pictures for me, many thousands of them. James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briars, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Still I work on it linking folks to their relatives. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website -, then go to OTHER to get to the maps of Hollywood. He has set and sectioned it off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there and in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, no one knows you are out there. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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MORE correction on Joel B. Arendale
Actually, in doing this work I discover that Joel B. Arendale's grave is in this cemetery (not in the cemetery indicated by your memorial). I imagine this is because sometimes other graveyards have memorial markers without the burial there.

I request that you delete your memorial. Here is the correct one. Thanks!
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 26, 2016 7:37 PM
Joel Blackwell Arendale, Jr.
I have found the correct gravesite for Joel Blackwell Arendale and Elizabeth Dare Arendale and have added the graveyard to Findagrave and included memorials and pictures.

Please change the links to the mother and father of your memorial to these:

Joel B. Arendale 166099824
Elizabeth Dare Arendale 166103013

The old links were to another graveyard that did not contain their graves (only a memorial marker).
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 26, 2016 7:12 PM
Phillip Harrison
Info on Ancestor's Passing
Hello. I just visited the the page of my great-grandfather John H. Harrison, Confederate vet buried at County Line Cemetery, for the first time in a while and saw a new addition that was added by you: the newspaper announcement of his death(while picking cotton!). This is a real treasure to my family and is news to all of us. Thank you very much for taking the time and care to add this.

Phillip Harrison
Vidalia, Ga
Added by Phillip Harrison on Jun 21, 2016 8:12 AM
Jan Helton
RE: Isaac Hallman and Irene Hallman (Stanley)
I have a copy of my mother's birth certificate that shows my grandmother Irene's place of birth as Birmingham. I may have to make that trip but you are correct about the state of Alabama. I called them once and they were not very helpful. They told me that I was too far removed to request a birth certificate because I was a grand daughter which did not make sense to me. My grandmother was born in 1904 and died in 1981. I just don't understand why that information could not be given to me! Thank you again for your help.
Added by Jan Helton on Jun 20, 2016 7:27 AM
Jan Helton
RE: Isaac Hallman and Irene Hallman (Stanley)
Thank you so much Judy for helping me. I have had no luck at finding information on my grandmother. I went online to Alabama Vital Records and started requesting a birth certificate for her and discovered that as a grandchild I am not a close enough immediate family member to request. I am tempted to select "other" as my option and go forward with it. I could not believe that they charge $90 something dollars for a birth certificate. That seems like a lot! Again thank you for searching for infomation on her.
Added by Jan Helton on Jun 20, 2016 6:23 AM
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Miriam Trollinger ad her daughter, Mozelle Byrd.
Added by Sharon on Jun 19, 2016 4:17 PM
Kandice Johnson Williams
RE: Thank you
I'm trying to find all the information I can regarding him and would love to know the source if the person can share it with you.
Added by Kandice Johnson Williams on Jun 18, 2016 7:26 PM
Kandice Johnson Williams
Thank you
Many thanks for the transfers of my Johnson ancestors. Can you tell me where you got the info related to James Reynolds Johnson - Sexton of the city in 1891 and the birth location of Chester
Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority?
Added by Kandice Johnson Williams on Jun 18, 2016 6:50 PM
Delma Dallefeld
Thank You
Judy thank you for the transfers of my uncle and my grandparents.

Added by Delma Dallefeld on Jun 17, 2016 7:26 PM
Jan Helton
Isaac Hallman and Irene Hallman (Stanley)
Hi Judy, my grandmother's name was Irene Hallman and was a daughter to Isaac Hallman and a sister to Beatrice and Claude Hallman. I have not had any luck finding out information on who Irene's mother was. I went to the archives near Clayton State University in Morrow GA and but had no luck. I found three wives to Isaac Nancy Halman, Martha Copeland and only a first name of Katie. My grandmother Irene did not show up on the census which is weird. She is listed on the funeral notice for Isaac as Mrs. Paul Clemmons (his name was actually Hershal Paul Clemmons). A friend of mine said that the social security administration should be able to help me too and I have my grandmothers # but I don't see anywhere on this website where you can request that information. I just wondered if you had come across her information anywhere in your research. Thank you very much. Jan Helton 404-218-3731.
Added by Jan Helton on Jun 15, 2016 2:54 PM
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