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Deb (#46832182)
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Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.

* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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RE: Question?
I have asked around. I will let you know if I found out anything or not.
Added by Paul on Jan 25, 2015 7:11 PM
Mary Shoffner
Deb, thank you so much for this transfer and for your promptness. I really appreciate you. Sarah
Added by Sarah on Jan 24, 2015 8:14 PM
Carol Hoch was Johnson
Happy New Year
Added by Carol Hoch was Johnson on Jan 09, 2015 5:12 PM
Kay Parker McCary
RE: John Anthony
Deb, I made the changes you requested. Thanks, Kay
Added by Kay Parker McCary on Jan 09, 2015 4:26 PM
Christine Jones Price
RE: Jessie Lorena Hugghins
I do not have a birth or death certificate for this person. Nothing has not shown up.
Added by Christine Jones Price on Jan 09, 2015 4:17 PM
Tammy Droste
Jewel Evelyn Boykin Minton
Hi Deb

Thanks for your reply
I went to Jewel's memorial and clicked on the Edit and see that it is maintained by someone else -

I've messaged them for the correction to the correct father James Albert Boykin -

I so appreciate your help on this
Thanks for all you do with Find A Grave, I'm so grateful for your time and effort

Added by Tammy Droste on Jan 07, 2015 12:00 PM
Tammy Droste
Jewel Evelyn Boykin Minton
Hi Deb,

The Jewel Evelyn Boykin Minton that you show as a sibling on here is not a sibling,
she is a daughter to the James Albert Boykin listed

She was my grandmother -

I appreciate you correcting this

If you have any questions, you can email me at


Added by Tammy Droste on Jan 06, 2015 10:21 PM
RE: Fry
Added by STexas on Jan 05, 2015 7:37 PM
Carolyn Nash Hickman
I appreciate your accuracy. You are absolutely correct about lost bodies. When I started looking for my grandmother's grave back in 2004 Find A Grave did not exist or I did not know about it. When I found her stone I was at peace. There are people like me who if they even think a stone is in a cemetery they will go look for hours. You have taught me to go back and check all my entries. I do not have many. My husband has Alzheimer's and my time is limited.

How I do appreciate your kind efforts for our family. The grandmother would be happy. She was an historian, all the way. When she died a lot of our county history went silent.

Got to go to church. Bye.
Added by Carolyn Nash Hickman on Jan 04, 2015 6:01 AM
Carolyn Nash Hickman
RE: Callie Sterling Whitlock
Thank you, again, all I do know about Callie Sterling was that our grandmother listed her as his wife, then my sister-in-law listed her as "first wife" on the information before she died.

I will list Mattie as lost to link her. I really had no intention to work on the Whitlocks this week but just got carried into it by relatives visiting.

Thank you, again.

Added by Carolyn Nash Hickman on Jan 04, 2015 5:38 AM
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