I have been a Find A Grave photo volunteer since I was 11 years old and have enjoyed it very much. I am a freshman in college now and am continuing to be a volunteer. I have participated in Wreaths Across America day for four years and have laid wreaths that have been ordered on veterans' graves in three cemeteries in Comanche Co., OK. It's a part of giving back to our military men and women what they have given to us. Jacob Hooper aka J. C. Hooper
RE: Cemeteries and cemetery organization Jacob, I took your survey; but question 3 doesn't offer an option that is most often the case: records are maintained by a city official or an individual and are not available for the cemetery visitor. We are in SW Oklahoma; but have visited cemeteries in Texas and Arkansas. Some larger cemeteries have an on site person who can help, but the majority of the smaller cemeteries are maintained by a volunteer who also has the records. Small towns may have the cemetery sexton as a duty of another employee. Good luck with your survey.
Highland Cemetery Graves, Lawton, OK Thanks so much for finding out the people I wanted grave marker photos of don't have them. That helps me a lot in my family information. I appreciate you going out and searching because I know the weather is hot down your way.
again, many thanks for going the extra mile to secure this information on the Akers family. If not for you, much of this information would not be available for others. Thanks sincerely for all you have done..........regis
Murl Smith Photo Thanks for the photo. You may have noticed that there was already a photo posted for Murl. That's because Krystal had filled my request for Murl's husband... and she posted her photo (of their combined stone) on Murl's memorial also - but she apparently did not upload it as a filled photo request - thus it remained as an open request - and I did not notice it either (and delete the request as I probably should have). Sorry for unnecessarily troubling you. --John.
Elmer Akers Thanks so much for your efforts in securing the photo and adding the info you discovered on his death. I will certainly order copies if it does not get posted to his memorial as you requested.