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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible.
I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin
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"Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can Not Heal."
Found on headstone in Friends Cemetery, Bentown, McLean County, Illinois

"Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again"
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"Not lost blest thought, but gone before,
Where we shall meet, to part no more."
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Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT."
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ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter

The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon
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Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear
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What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Forever

Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered.
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Thanks to all the volunteer photo takers for posting photos I have requested. I am very grateful for them taking their time in getting and posting. I sometimes don't thank them personally, but thank them for getting something I have asked for.
Don't view my emails everyday, to thank them faithfully. But I appreciate their dedication in getting them.
THANK YOU.

PLEASE NOTE: Sometime I edit my corrections, but when finished, when no change is sent in a message, it's usually a COMPUTER MALFUNCTION that sends NO CHANGE message to people wanting changes. SORRY. CAN'T HELP THIS COMPUTER'S MIND.
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Greg Kimberley
RE: Photo Requests
Thank you Gina. I will have more Whitley and Moss photos up this week.
Added by Greg Kimberley on Feb 07, 2016 11:54 AM
Nancy Thompson
Rawley Ramsey
I believe the memorial is complete and correct. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Thompson on Feb 06, 2016 9:33 PM
Shane
Forrest Sappington
Hi Gina, I wish there were an easier way to discuss what I think is happening. There is one cemetery with two different names. One is on the Find A Grave app with GPS locations that the other is not. Regardless, it is messy with one cemetery two names. One is Ezekiel Fields Cemetery, the other is Fields Cemetery. Now what do we do to clean it up? I'm at a loss how to correct it. It is not good that husband in Ezekiel Fields Cemetery and wife in Fields Cemetery. Any ideas? I think there are plenty more duplicates. I thought it was strange that so many were not listed.
Added by Shane on Feb 03, 2016 8:14 PM
Gary Ayers
RE: Grover & Florence Henson
You are most welcome. Glad I was able to help.

Gary W. Ayers
Added by Gary Ayers on Feb 03, 2016 10:04 AM
am
RE: Rosanna Sprinkle
You're welcome. Still trying to locate her father. He is becoming a challenge.
Added by am on Jan 25, 2016 10:40 AM
Donna Roginski
Kathleen Thompson Scanlan
Thank you for the transfer, and thank you so much for all you do adding information to FindAGrave. It is really appreciated.
Added by Donna Roginski on Jan 24, 2016 7:34 AM
Karen & John P
RE: Photo Requests
Gina,

You are quite welcome and yes I did go out in the snow. I enjoy the quiet time in the cemetery and fulfilling others requests for photos.

Karen
Added by Karen & John P on Jan 23, 2016 11:01 AM
Famousenuff
RE: Donna Rae (Meals)(Crawford) Pence
Sorry, I've corrected it. I had several accounts going at the same time- my mom was a 'Pence' and I forget that her brother (Donna's husband) was a 'Glass'.
Added by Famousenuff on Jan 21, 2016 3:31 PM
t r Cone
RE: Thomas Cone
sorry for the delay, I had apparently missed this message. My grandmother on my dad's side was a Stanley. Mary Stanley Cone Wilkinson. she was raised in Adamsville, Tn.
Added by t r Cone on Jan 21, 2016 3:26 PM
Gary Ayers
RE: Betty Walden
You are most welcome. Glad to help in a small way.
Gary
Added by Gary Ayers on Jan 15, 2016 10:03 AM
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