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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.
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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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Carmelita Andrews Rhodes
Willie Lynn Green
Deb, I do not have anything on him. I do know that he married on May 12, 1945 in Apple Springs, TX, but do not have the wife's name.
Carmelita
Added by Carmelita Andrews Rhodes on Mar 05, 2015 4:50 PM
Paul
RE: Murray names
I fully agree with you about how confusing it can be. That why we checked with the guys on the cemetery board.
Added by Paul on Mar 03, 2015 6:06 PM
Gladys Rogers
RE: Roy V. Rogers 1921-1986
Deb

I went and found Roys birth certificate and it does have Sep 2 on it. Not sure why kids gave me Sep 1 and I hate to admit it but I have NEVER questioned and oddly enough, never looked closely at birth certificate.

So, Sep 2 is correct.

Gladys Rogers
Added by Gladys Rogers on Feb 24, 2015 9:13 AM
Beverly Bowman Dilday
Transfer
Thank you Deb, for the transfer of Chris Dilday
Added by Beverly Bowman Dilday on Feb 24, 2015 7:41 AM
John Paul Woodley
RE: linking for George Woodley
Thank you for your note! I see what you mean. I was not aware of the second memorial for Amanda Campbell Woodley Womack. Apparently it was established in Dec 2014. I will try to resolve it. I really appreciate all the time and effort you are taking to make Find A Grave such a wonderful tool for the rest of us!
Best, John Paul Woodley, Jr.
Added by John Paul Woodley on Feb 19, 2015 9:45 PM
Billy F. Blackstock
RE: correspondence
Hi Deb,

No I have not found Beca, daughter of Marlyn Soto. Do you know how to contact her?

Billy
Added by Billy F. Blackstock on Feb 16, 2015 4:57 PM
Sue Barron Bruton
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
We will be making a new base, leveling and resetting the stone later this spring along with all the others in progress and done. Will add all new pictures to Find a Grave when done.
Added by Sue Barron Bruton on Feb 16, 2015 1:08 PM
Sue Barron Bruton
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
We just updated. This is the William H Spiller. Sharp cemetery is just around the corner and down the road from here. We think there are a couple others that are misplaced as the cert says Sharp and family tradition say they are in Norman Valley. One of which is my wife's Sue's 3rd Great Grandmother. Death cert says Sharp but family that lives in Buckholts say she is in Norman Valley. Unmarked..
Added by Sue Barron Bruton on Feb 16, 2015 1:00 PM
Sue Barron Bruton
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Thanks will do..
Added by Sue Barron Bruton on Feb 16, 2015 12:04 PM
Sue Barron Bruton
Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Hi Deb,

We have corresponded before. We recently found the grave site of W H Spiller in Norman Valley. He is the unknown. If you could please transfer to us so we can upload a picture of the headstone and edit his birth date and death date. The Norman Valley Rehab project is continuing. We are clearing the last section, almost done. Yea. Then back to repairing and leaving headstones. We have found Spiller and a 6 week old baby that died in 1897. We call him M&M since this is on his grave stone.

Thank You

Gary Bruton
Added by Sue Barron Bruton on Feb 16, 2015 11:54 AM
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