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Gaye Hill (#46915711)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."
from LaDon Brennan (#46902635) profile page
"The love of a child goes beyond time, culture or boundaries".
— Angelica Awayan, funeral attendee - during the 2016 reburial ceremony for a child's remains left behind during the City of San Francisco burial relocation of the 1920's.

Miranda Eve
The child loved around the world
“If no one grieves, no one will remember.”
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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~ William Penn
Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Author Unknown
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous
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Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015
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Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease.
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A Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.
--by Curtis Woods
We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within ... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories, and future promises.
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SO much of what is placed on Find A Grave is searchable, but in order to assist others in their research, I also use

Disasters strike us all, and it helps to put family moves into context when they abruptly move, relocate or - frankly - just disappear!

Please take a look, it's an interesting site.
In the eastern United States you can often "discover" old cemeteries by the daffodils.

Daffodils are not a feast for deer, they multiply and spread on their own and were often the flower of choice to plant at grave sites.

And I love the sunny, bright daffodil, reminding me the long winter will soon be over and I can get out again to seek and document ancestors - both my own and for others living too distant to be there in person.

If I have "planted" a daffodil on a memorial, it is one which I have directly touched or made an addition.

My Find A Grave 'anniversary' date is 12 June 2007

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P Renee T

Hello there.
As you know I am working on the Tower bunch.
I found this as I worked and it confused me.

Ella Mae Hicks is the sister to Telitha Jane "Janie" Hicks

If I am seeing this right they both married a Tower.

When you get a chance let me know what you think.


John Hicks originally shared this on 15 Feb 2011

Obituary 2004 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
From the Columbus Dispatch

Ella Mae Hicks
TOWER Ella Mae Tower, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at her home in Wexner Heritage Tower. She was the last surviving child born to Susan and Elias Hicks in East Bernstadt, Ky. on March 3, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Robert. She is survived by her son, Michael, his wife, Jennifer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of New Salem United Baptist Church near London, Ky. and also a member of the Worldwide Church of God in Lexington, Ky. Visitation will be at King Avenue UMC, 299 King Ave. in Columbus, Oh. on Friday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the chapel. A memorial service will follow.
Added by P Renee T on Jan 08, 2017 8:57 PM
P Renee T
In here looking at Edits

I went back to our New Salem cem looking.

Telitha Jane Tower(mom does not have a picture for).

WHAT do you have on this bunch of Names ??
One is fairly new 1979 but I can not find her.
Any point in the right direction would help.

Robert Firman Tower June 2 1900 - June 6 1984 7730358 New Salem

Telitha J. Reams Young Sept 15 1871 - Sept 1 1971 7597865 Liberty Cemetery

Telitha Jane Tower 1905 - 1979 7730356 New Salem

Added by P Renee T on Jan 06, 2017 5:10 PM
howard tranor
RE: Virginia Berneeker Reynolds

Do you know if anyone might recognize people in old photos? I opened a box of pictures this weekend, and I had made notes back when my Mother was alive, some of the pictures either she didn't know herself but made an educated guess, based upon time periods and people she thought she might recall.

Some where of the Reynolds family she suspected. I can send you an email with some scanned pictures if you think you can ID them?? Or know someone who might ID them?

Mick Tranor
Added by howard tranor on Dec 13, 2016 1:18 AM
howard tranor
RE: Virginia Berneeker Reynolds
I know only Reynolds information that is availble on & Familysearch. I would be happy to get you copies if you do not have access to these sites.

On the Bernecker line, I have a little more, mainly because I actually met several of them when I was younger. (Cliff jr & Virginia).

My mother Shirley A. Grabel, (Virginia & Cliff Bernecker's niece) passed away 6 years ago, and my father, Howard W. Tranor passed away January of this year. I have boxes & boxes of old family pictures, letters, cards, etc. All of these heirlooms moved from storage into my garage after dad died, so I am working as fast as I can to look through them but my wife wants me to look faster :)

I am still looking thru many of them, but if I find any Reynolds Pictures at all will be happy to get you a copy.

Let me know if you need information from Ancestry or Family search.


Howard M. Tranor III aka "Mick"
Added by howard tranor on Nov 30, 2016 6:10 PM
P Renee T

I am in here looking at some things that should have been fixed by Find A Grave.

They merged this one which should have been a centopah.

Not sure what to do know ???

Picture mom took is in Wiggington Cem

James Lee Woodyard 7568656
PFC James Lee Woodyard 3796850
Added by P Renee T on Nov 23, 2016 4:18 PM
P Renee T
Rough Creek Cemetery

I am adding pictures in Rough Creek Cemetery.
Here is 2 I think is the same person What do you think

Added by P Renee T on Nov 18, 2016 4:34 PM
RE: Bertha Lee Dezarn Bowling Find A Grave Memorial# 10275182
The DCert does give her parents as Clarence DeZarn and Susan Hornsby ... AND THAT she is buried at Glen Haven Cemetery in Harrison, OH. This Bertha Bowling IS NOT buried at Rough Creek Cemetery near London, KY. Find A Grave Memorial #141435470 was created by Julie Saylor in Jan 2015 to reflect this fact.

Bertha Lee 'Johnson' Bowling IS BURIED at Rough Creek Cemetery ... her parents = Winfield Scott Johnson (1864-1945) & Charlotte "Lottie" Suttles (1866-1927). They too are buried at Rough Creek.

I saw your Oct 18 note by P Renee T. The child mentioned (Hazel Ellene Sacajawea Bowling) DOES BELONG to Bertha & Charlie Bowling. She was child #6. Their oldest daughter (Almalea "Alma" - 1928-2006) is buried at McDaniel Cemetery near London. She married Willard Booth Steward on Jun 21, 1947. Her Find A Grave Mem # is 131495522.

Winfield Scott Johnson is the s/o Thomas Jefferson Johnson (1840-1926) and Malinda Jane McCowan (1843-1920). I am yet to know for sure who Lottie's parents were. I know she was the sister of Mary Ann "Mag" Suttles who married my great uncle Louis B. Johnson (1854-1920/1) -- the s/o John Emory Johnson (1831-1867) and Mahala Abigail "Halie" Watkins (1834-1908). John Emory is my great grandfather and the s/o William B. Johnson (1812-1890) and Abigail Carrier (1809-1886). William B. was the s/o Aaron Johnson and Susannah "Susan" Young.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2016 10:22 AM
P Renee T

I am in her checking stuff I have posted and to make sure edits have been fixed by Find A Grave.

When and if you have time. Could you check this one.


I put picture in there mom took, I think the lady that left the flower might be right it might be wrong.

There is also a child next to them Hazel Ellene Sacajawea Bowling Birth Jan 6 1943 - March 21 1943

I put them in tree and it is going crazy with them LOL

Added by P Renee T on Oct 18, 2016 7:00 PM
P Renee T
New Salem Cem

I am working on and Having some trouble with Telitha Jane in New Salem.

Robert Firman Tower 7730358 New Salem Cemetery

Telitha J. Reams Young 7597865

Telitha Jane Tower 7730356 New Salem Cemetery
1905 - 1979

Mom has looked for this one several times and can not find her in New Salem Cemetery


Telitha J Tower
Death Date: 16 Oct 1979 Death Place: Knox
Age: 74 Residence: Laurel Volume: 55 Certificate: 27184 Certificate: 27184
I have this one Telitha Jane with no last name Tower being her married name to Husband
Robert Firman Tower
June 2 1900 Tipp City, Miami Ohio
June 6 1984 Laurel Co Ky

In our main Ancestry tree we have
Telitha J Reams Married to Barton P Young and Having child of Opal (Young) Parsley
We have this Telitha J's Birth as Sept 15 1871 - Sept 1 1971 Laurel Co

My ??? is could the 2 be the same person and Mr Mike got New Salem dates wrong.

Do you have anything on this family at all ???

Added by P Renee T on Sep 24, 2016 5:25 PM
Jo Taylor
RE: Reams Infants
Thank you for your kind reply & thank you for all of your researching. I do 90% of mine on line which is most tricky as one needs to constantly check to see if dates&locations fit. I have just returned from visiting my sis & my bro-in-law had recently received pics & info from a cousin. Also his oldest bro is newly interested in researching & has found some fam records also. I scanned all of this & have it on my laptop. I have a page that was from a printed book on the Reams. I am very sorry to say that the title page is not included so when or who wrote it is not clear. If you would like a copy & would like to send me your email; I would be glad to send it. I am very pleased to see that there are quite a few nice pics on for this family. John R Reams is my bro-in-law's 2G. John R only lost 1son&1dgh as infants; Lucinda has a memorial 136201569. God Bless
Added by Jo Taylor on Sep 16, 2016 6:53 AM
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