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Bio Photo My mom: Martha Raye Farnsworth

I will be taking a break for a few months while I am going to school. I will still keep up on the edits and hopefully any messages sent to me.

If I haven't responded to you within a week, please send me an e-mail.

Thanks to everybody who has put a flower on my mom's memorial. It is appreciated so much.
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Ellis & Lynn
Charles Hancock
Find A Grave contributor TWW made a suggestion to us regarding our Find A Grave memorial for Charles Hancock.
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This Memorial is a duplicate person with memorial # 147113369, listed under the spelling Charles Bratt Hancock, which is a common incorrect spelling of his name. They are not brothers as your site lists, they are the same person, Charles Brent Hancock, Jr.
Added by Ellis & Lynn on Aug 20, 2016 6:01 PM
RE: Andrew Moses Anderson
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Added by HeadHunter on Aug 15, 2016 7:33 AM
Chris Baldwin
RE: David G Gibbs
Biologically, yes. It's been quite a journey. He is my biological grandfather. He was killed tragically in a plane crash when my father was 2. David Jr died during Vietnam in Italy when I was 10 months old. I was placed for adoption.
Added by Chris Baldwin on Aug 09, 2016 7:40 PM
Wendy Roberts
RE: Hazel Lee Overy
Also, I think Sarah Overy Bushnell is the same person as Sarah Isabelle McPhie Overy. Sarah Overy Bushnell is James M Overys mother.
Added by Wendy Roberts on Aug 07, 2016 2:34 PM
Wendy Roberts
RE: Hazel Lee Overy
That would be great. I would love to gather more information from family to add. I also have other grandparents I am not sure if their memorials are assigned. George James Summers, Eunice Loiuse Summers, Russ Hadley, Amelia Teters, and Sarah Overy Bushnell. Patricia Overy Zombro is my great aunt who passed recently. She is Hazel and Jim Overys daughter also
Added by Wendy Roberts on Aug 07, 2016 2:06 PM
Dr. William McDonald
John Kotfila
Thank you, Tiana


dr. bill mcdonald
Added by Dr. William McDonald on Aug 01, 2016 10:36 PM
Dr. William McDonald
John Kotfila
Sorry, I don't know your name, but I would count it a privilege for you to copy and paste the story I wrote to Mr. Kotfila's memorial page.

I only ask that you add the following below the story: William McDonald, PhD. Copyright pending.


dr. bill mcdonald

Added by Dr. William McDonald on Jul 29, 2016 11:28 PM
Dr. William McDonald
John Kotfila
I thought you might like to read the blog I wrote in memory of this brave policeman:

The Tampa Bay area has experienced more than its share of wrong way drivers the past few years. And I think it confounds the average driver how such a thing could possibly happen; especially on well-lit, adequately-signed thoroughfares, such as interstates and parkways.

On March 12, 2016 another tragic accident occurred on the parkway in Tampa. John Kotfila, a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the incident in a virtually unprecedented manner, and his quick thinking and the actions which followed go far beyond charitable.

The newspaper report conveys it well.

“Deputy Kotfila's final moments were spent trying to help someone else. Sarah Geren and her boyfriend were driving home from Ybor City on the Selmon Expressway Saturday morning, when she spotted the wrong way driver.

"I was flashing my lights crazily at him like a strobe light.--click click click click, because I couldn't think of any other way to say 'Stop driving at me! Please don't hit me!'" Geren said.
But before she knew it, Deputy Kotfila, who was driving right behind her, passed her, taking the impact in the crash that ultimately killed him and the wrong way driver.”

What kind of man was this?

It occurs to me that the two word phrase, “Sacrificial Suicide” says it well, and says it all.

I can only imagine the momentary decision and emotional dynamic it took to purposely pass the would-be victims, and place one’s self “in the line of fire;” realizing that in the space of a few moments he would almost certainly be ushered into eternity.

In the New Testament, John 15:13, we read,

“Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for a friend.”

Deputy Kotfila did one better. He sacrificed his life for someone with whom he was altogether unacquainted.

And as a result, two precious young people were provided the wherewithal to continue living, and moving and breathing and loving; whereas, both would have almost certainly lost her lives that day.

His sacrifice of himself and all that lay ahead of him has impacted me in a profound manner.

May God hold this sacrificial law officer in the hollow of His loving arms, and reward him for having given the last full measure of devotion.

Added by Dr. William McDonald on Jul 26, 2016 3:28 PM
Simmons Family
Thank you for transferring Richard's memorial.
Added by Simmons Family on Jul 26, 2016 10:08 AM
Simmons Family
No, I am not related to Richard, but was neighbors and friends of the family for many years, and wanted to be sure he was linked to his family. Thanks again
Added by Simmons Family on Jul 22, 2016 6:45 PM
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