RE: Goldie Smootz Hi Shannon, I was wondering what your connection to Ms Goldie was. As it so happens she lived next door to my family when I was growing up. I really did like her. She worked in Knoxville, TN (about 40 miles from home)as a maid and she would come home some weekends or whenever the family she worked for went on trips. She always brought us kids something, usually it was a bag of pennies or candy. She is buried next to her mother, I took a pic of her gravestone but it really needs to be cleaned up, you can't read it the way it is now, I plan on going to the cemetery when it warms up and will get a good pic of it. I do have a couple of pics of Ms Goldie I can send you if you want them.
RE: George W Smoots Hello Shannon, will check my files and see if I have others. It's been some time since I was there and took the photos. I may return this spring and take more that were missed on my previous trip. It might take a day or two, but will get back to you with more images if I have them on my external hardrive. Best regards. Robert
RE: Lucinda Larkins (Smootz) Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I will try to decipher the stone. I have been asking around about how I could get this done as alot of people say not to use chalk. I asked the local tombstone maker and he says it doesn't hurt them but there is a lot of controversy over that. The other thing I was told to do was use shaving cream and to take water along to rinse off but then again there is a lot of nay sayers for that too. I am going to try using tin foil as that seems the safest. So wish me luck! I hope this works!