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Big $TICK (#46833858)
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My wife Barbara and I were both born and raised in northern Virginia (Arlington, County) and have been active genealogist there and elsewhere for over 40+ years. Both of our family lineages are from the northern Virginia area (Loudoun, Clarke, and Fauquier Counties). Those lineages that WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN include (their spellings not really important): STICKLES, STICKELS, STICKLE, STICKEL, STICKELL; HOWDERSHELL, HOUDYSHELL, HOWDYSHELL, HOUDERSHELL, HOUNSHELL; PIER, PEER, FLETCHER, and LITTLETON.

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My wife and I continue to really enjoy working on photo request or "shoots" for fellow FIND A GRAVE members (or most anyone else) for particular tombstones, markers, individuals, etc. in cemeteries located in our general vicinity--and elsewhere.

I am a Viet Nam era U.S. Army veteran (Nov '65-Dec '67) and a member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for the past 41+ years. I retired from the Department Of Defense(DIA/MSIC)as Division Chief with almost 36 years of service in December 1997. My wife is also retired (from the private sector) and we continue to be blessed with good health--and the ability and funds to pursue our grandchildren, genealogy, and many of life's other various "passions."

With warm regards,

Barbara & Big $TICK
Madison, AL
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chris sandoval
RE: EMMA LEE (SURFACE) FORTNER
I posted her grave marker photo as a lookup since rose hills is right down the street. I don't know anything more but if I find anything I will pass it along
Added by chris sandoval on Jul 06, 2014 10:22 PM
David McInturff
RICHARD BENSWANGER
Thanks for the additional info.

Actually, I'm still working, just over 41-1/4 years. I went to W-L, back when they had a decent crew team.
Added by David McInturff on Feb 17, 2014 7:34 AM
Shirley
Stickle Family
I have family that is stickle if you are interested in info exchange
Added by Shirley on Feb 12, 2014 4:19 PM
Shirley
David Stickle
I have made the correction for David, Thanks
Added by Shirley on Feb 12, 2014 4:18 PM
Too
John Duffey
I got a message from someone complaining about the pic of John you added to the memorial(one in red shirt) saying this was their private pic and she had the negative to prove it, ekkkkkkkkk lol, I am assuming you found the pic online which makes it no longer private....So anyhow just thought you should know...
Added by Too on Aug 27, 2013 1:18 PM
Helen
Correction made
Thanks for pointing out the error in my Harold Inskeep memorial and his burial at Culpeper National Cemetery. The correction has been made on his memorial page. Luckily the individual who photographed his headstone for me was able to figure out my error. Appreciative of your assistance on this. Warmly, Helen Murphy
Added by Helen on Aug 14, 2013 2:06 PM
roogie
New Pics Added
New info: I added pics for...

Felix Bentzly and
Anna Maria (Mary) Eckart Bentzly

Franklin Church Cemetery, Clear Spring, York County, PA
Added by roogie on Aug 05, 2013 5:41 AM
D. Lynn
RE: ROBERT FLETCHER 'correction'
Thanks for the reply and 'fix.' It's actually the Lake family that caused my interest. Harriet (Lake) Fletcher's grandfather was my 6th great grandfather.
Added by D. Lynn on Jul 28, 2013 5:03 PM
Too
John Duffey
Thank you for sponsoring the John Duffey page......
Added by Too on Aug 05, 2012 2:30 AM
Andie Parrish
Thank you!
For leaving such a beautiful & spirited message for my Grandfather Walter Brown Solomon. Your kindness really touched my family's hearts.

Sincerely,
Andie Parrish
Added by Andie Parrish on Jul 15, 2012 10:29 PM
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