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betty reese (#46944947)
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Bio Photo I enjoy photographing cemeteries and it gives me pleasure to know that I helped someone find a loved one. If I photograph a cemetery without a name than I check and see if it is listed on FAG and put my photos with the cemetery that is set up. If I photograph a cemetery with a sign stating the name, I check to see if that cemetery is set up and if it is not than I set it up and do memorials and than post my photos. This has caused a lot of trouble because so many cemeteries go under different names. I am not responsible for a sign in a cemetery showing the name.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that I set up in KY as I am not related to any of them. I just enjoy photographing the cemeteries and trying to link the memorials with family.

At this time please contact me at below address.

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RE: Mary Faulkner
Sorry it took me so long to respond but thank you for the help and the memorial # for Mary Hall Faulkner.
Added by faith on Oct 12, 2015 1:29 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Tar Ridge - Spencer Cemetery

Where are you finding these obituaries????

I have checked, the funeral home archives. Porter and Son only goes back to 2010.

I have check for death certificates on ancestry, only found a couple of DC

I have check in the newspaper at Hazel Green.

And I've completed the obituaries on Wolfe Co Roots web site. Only found one more listed in Spencer cemetery Quillin Chapel. From the obituaries I found on Wolfe Co Roots web site, seven (7) were listed as buried in Spencer cemetery, some were Spencer Quillin Chapel, one buried in another Spencer cemetery, one buried in Ohio, two OR three not found listed any cemetery. I found 6 listed as buried in Tar Ridge, all six are listed on Find A Grave in Tar Ridge AKA Spencer cemetery.

Guess I have a lot of time on my hands and when I want to find something I work day and night to find what I am looking for.

If you found a cemetery under a different name, why would you make a new cemetery under the new name you found. The make new memorials from the old cemetery name and put these new memorials in your new formed cemetery... and contact a few people asking them to transfer their memorials into the new cemetery... as you know some of the people who belong to Find A Grave a few years ago or no longer members due to death, illness or other reason. They cannot transfer their memorials, so did you get credit for their memorials ??? I believe according to Find A Grave rules, you do not make a new cemetery, but merge the two cemeteries.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 12, 2015 7:51 AM
Long Black Veil
RE: Tar Ridge - Spencer Cemetery

You sent me this message about cemeteries names listed in Obits ... If someone says they want to be buried in so and so cemetery that is what is put on their funeral card and that is what they go by when the obit is printed in the paper.
Added by betty reese on Oct 04, 2015 4:57 AM.

The cemetery was known as Tar Ridge cemetery many years ago. And was still called Tar Ridge in 1992/93, when my late mother and uncle and I visited the cemetery, the sign with the name Tar Ridge was still nailed to a tree.... When this cemetery was recorded by a member of the Wolfe County's Historical Society, in late 1990's and before 2000, it was listed as Tar Ridge Cemetery. I'm sure at some point someone begin referring to it as Spencer Cemetery, maybe that is why the sing was put up.

In all fairness to everyone and in honor of the people buried in the cemetery and both the old and new name this cemetery should be listed as Tar Ridge-Spencer Cemetery.

I hate to see the names of old cemeteries changed, but change does happen. We much except the change and still remember and honor the past.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 10, 2015 7:59 PM
Long Black Veil
Tar Ridge - Spencer Cemetery

I've notice all the confusion over the name of Tar Ridge or Spencer cemetery. Yes, I did see the photograph of the sign Spencer cemetery, you had taken.

In 1992/93, My mother, uncle and I visited this cemetery, known as the Tar Ridge cemetery. At that time there was a homemade wood sign on a tree, with the name Tar Ridge cemetery. Both my mother and uncle remember the old cemetery as the Tar Ridge cemetery . In 1992/93, my mother was 79/80 years old and her brother 64/65.

I am checking the obits listed on Roots web, Wolfe Co. So far I have done up and thru the S's. I found 6 obit that list the cemetery as Tar Ridge. Out of the 6, all or listed on Find A Grave in Tar Ridge AKA Spencer cemetery... I have 8 so far that has Spencer cemetery, or Spencer Cemetery at Quillen Chapel. Out of these 8, One is buried in Woodland cemetery, Dayton OH. One is buried in Spencer cemetery also known as King and Spencer cemetery, one is buried in Spencer cemetery Wolfe Co, with a photograph of his stone. Two cannot be found listed in any cemetery in Wolfe Co. Two are listed on Find A Grave buried in the Tar Ridge AKA Spencer cemetery.

I will complete the rest of the Obituaries for Wolfe Co, later to night.

I will be more than happy to send you a list of all the names with death dates listed in Tar Ridge and the once listed in just Spencer cemetery, and you can see for yourself.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 10, 2015 2:51 PM
Long Black Veil
Preneed Stone

You are wrong on what a pre-need stone is. A pre-need stone can be a single stone, double stone or what ever. A pre-need stone is any stone purchased in advance of a death.

When you’re purchasing a headstone, you may hear the terms, “pre-need” and “at-need” quite frequently. A pre-need headstone is a headstone that is selected before the person has died. People typically purchase pre-need headstones before they die because they are planning the arrangements so their family will not have to do it when they are grieving. Another reason people choose pre-need headstones is because it creates less stress on the family emotionally and financially during a time of grief and ensures that the loved one’s wishes are carried out.

An at-need headstone is purchased after the person has died. This is the most common type of headstone purchase especially when the death is sudden or unexpected. Most people avoid talking about death and put off planning their funeral until the inevitable, but it’s a healthy discussion and should be talked about. It’s also the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out per your request.
Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 09, 2015 3:56 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Memorials with unknown death date

THIS IS NOT MY PRENEED THING. PLEASE READ YOUR ON MESSAGE TO ME. "Is it acceptable to add a memorial for someone who is still living?
Please try to avoid it. In general, we do not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Please do not add pre-need memorials from (1931-present) to Find A Grave."

Since this memorial is a single tombstone how is person to know if she is living or not? If this were a double stone than it would be considered a pre-need stone.
Added by betty reese on Oct 06, 2015 12:43 PM.

They have every right to set a stone with their name and birth dates on land they have paid from in a cemetery. You are the one who should have read Find A Grave rules before adding living people. Now you want to blame them for making pre- arrangement before death and setting a stone.

Betty, I was very nice when I ask you to read Find A Grave rules about adding people born after 1930,31 with no death date. I couldn't not mention this to you and just contacted Find A Grave. The next time I will do just that. In fact Find A Grave may need to know how you are blaming the people for setting their stone's before their death.
Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 09, 2015 3:36 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Patty Biram

Please re-read my messages to you. In my message, I only pointed out Patty was born in 1951. I did not say because she was born in 1951, she had to still be living". I said "take your time and run all of your memorials deleting any born after 1930, without a death date. I didn't tell you to deleted them today, tomorrow. Yes, I know Rome wasn't build in a day. I've visited the beautiful old city of Rome a couple of times and know Rome was build over many years.

Betty, a couple people you have listed are members themselves on Find A Grave. I'm surprise they have not discovered their names are listed on Find A Grave. Many people now choose to take care of all their funerals arrangements themselves, not wanting to burden their children, family member or friend to do this.

I think you are upset because you added living people to Find A Grave without reading Find A Grave rules. I didn't make these rules, but like you I have to abide by the rules Find A Grave set down. If I added a person still living it would be a close family member, only then with their permission.

Remember Betty this is a wonderful site and we all need to work together, and following the rules.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 09, 2015 11:11 AM
Long Black Veil
RE: Patty Biram

Patty is very much alive. In fact she is Kendel's sister in law.

In talking by phone to some of my family members last night, who married into the Gilbert families, you have a lot of the Gilbert family member listed on Find A Grave who are still living.

Betty may I suggest you take the time and run all of your memorials on find a grave, look for any that has a birth date after 1930, with no death date. I know this takes time but is worth getting your memorials corrected.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 08, 2015 6:25 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Mary Campbell

Thank you for deleting the duplicate memorial you had made for Mary Campbell.

I am not checking your memorials, I am working on family lines in Wolfe Co., one of the best ways to find some people is Find A Grave. In searches I have found mistakes in other members memorials as well as many in your listing on Find A Grave.

Find A Grave rules does say not to list anyone born after 1930, unless you have a death date or know for a fact they are dead. When you photograph a cemetery you might not notice some of the stones where one of both of the people were born after 1930's with no death date on the stone, but when you are listing these same people born after 1930's with no death date and a photo of their stone then check to see if they are still living before making a memorial for them on Find A Grave. I don't know what the legal status would be if some of these people you have listed on Find A Grave would discover their name and info on a web site that is world wide.

Find A Grave has been a wonderful site for people to connect with family and helping people search for family member in their family trees. Find A Grave does have rules and we much all abide by those rules, with out getting upset when someone finds one of our mistakes

Blessing Betty
Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 08, 2015 6:14 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Clara Bauer

Yes, she is still living
Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 08, 2015 5:33 PM
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