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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Doug C
RE: Rosalie Nicholson 157910667
The memorial has been removed and Find-a-grave has apologized for any pain your actions caused. This whole unpleasant experience could have been avoided if you followed the rules. Instead you accused me of harassing you for pointing them out to you. They are there for a reason, whether you agree with them or not. I urge you to keep up your good work but not lose sight of why you are doing it. This is my final communication on the matter. I bid you peace.
Added by Doug C on Sep 27, 2016 1:09 PM
Trish Moore Logan
Charles Moore
Thanks... Not sure why I didn't add their marker before
Added by Trish Moore Logan on Sep 27, 2016 8:20 AM
Shelburn Wilkes
Jack Borling (#155801008)
Thank you for adding the photo to this entry of my neighbor and friend of 45 years. Nice job.
Added by Shelburn Wilkes on Sep 22, 2016 4:28 PM
edward smith
He may have used the spelling Heddens for a while for whatever reason; but he was born Heddings.
Added by edward smith on Sep 22, 2016 12:54 PM
Samuel Pingitore 31831511
Appreciate you taking the time to fulfill my request for photo.
Added by RH on Sep 19, 2016 6:24 PM
edward smith
the records I have found list him as Heddings. ; ; this one has Noras signature on it as Heddings. his sister Cora ;
Added by edward smith on Sep 18, 2016 6:53 PM
Jerry Van Herrin
Re: 39581679
Thanks Merf,

I updated this memorial and referred to her correct burial memorial. I sent a request for her parent links to that memorial.

Added by Jerry Van Herrin on Sep 17, 2016 5:30 PM
RE: Memorial # 40502558
I have added Mrs Miller photo
Added by Sandy on Sep 10, 2016 8:54 PM
Regina Derrenberger
Alma Scotto # 154138442
Change has been made. Would you like me to transfer her memorial to you. There is also one for her husband Vincent#154118802
Added by Regina Derrenberger on Sep 08, 2016 3:31 PM
janet rn
maria mixon hoffmann-greenwood
sorry I lost your email address. This was in the paper and I though you would want to add it to her Greenwood memborial
Marie Hoffmann, 85, of Winter Park, FL passed away on September 1, 2016. She was born to the late Otis Mixon and Gertrude Watts in Hodgesville, Alabama on March 9, 1931. Marie was a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother. A graduate of Florida Southern College, she was an Elementary school teacher for many years and retired from the profession. Marie was a member of Maitland Presbyterian Church, as well as the Rosalind Club, an Orlando women’s group she enjoyed spending time with later in life. Marie will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in passing by her husband of over 30 years, Carl D. Hoffmann, Jr.; as well as her 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Marie is survived by her daughters Melodye Marvin and her husband Steven, and Katrina Sawyer and her husband Ronald; grandchildren Lauren Ervin, Austin Marvin, Ronald Sawyer III, and Ashley Sawyer; and her great-grandchildren, Braden and Raegan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Rosalind Club, 11 North Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, in memory of Marie.
Added by janet rn on Sep 08, 2016 12:42 PM
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