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Monika Cantrell (#47114703)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 2 days
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My interest in findagrave started when I worked on a family tree for my husband. We found some of his relatives and where they are buried through this site. It was comforting to look at their headstones and imagine what life was like for them more than 200 years ago.
I would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and effort in photographing and documenting the grave sites. I was so impressed with their work that now I am a volunteer and I enjoy spending my free time at the cemeteries documenting headstones of which some, unfortunetly, will be totaly unreadable in a few years.
In photographing cemeteries I noticed some of the older, hard to read headstones have been scratched to try and make out a name or date. I DO NOT alter the headstones in any way, instead, I take several photos from different angels to try to read them.
If you find any mistakes, please contact me. I am not perfect and do make mistakes and when they are pointed out to me I gladly make the correction.

Any photo from a cemetery that I've posted at Find-A-Grave may be used for family trees, personal use, etc.

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Rebecca Dodds
Elmer Simpson connection
Thanks for accepting the connection between Elmer and his parents. It's what we love to do, isn't it- connecting folks with their family again after so many years.
Also thank you for creating these memeorials and maintaining them.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 31, 2016 6:29 PM
Rebecca Dodds
Elfie Simpson connection
Thank you very much for accepting the connection between Elfie and her husband Elmer Simpson.
And thank you for creating and maintaining her memorial.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 31, 2016 6:25 PM
RE: Lucile Virginia Thomas Smyly Memorial# 83936501
Hi Monika,

Thank you so much for the transfer and very sorry to learn that you are injured. I hope you are better soon! Thank you so much for everything that you are doing on findagrave. It is sincerely appreciated!

Karen B
Added by kbrunner2001 on May 31, 2016 4:31 AM
RE: Charles Francis LeBlanc, Jr #109142972
I am so sorry you are hurt. If you need help with anything please let me know. Take care. I live in 36605 zip.

Thanks for the transfer. If you ever see my blue candles, I would appreciate a transfer. I have been working on my tree for a very long time.

Added by Carolyn on May 30, 2016 4:45 PM
Paulette Green
Thank You
Thank you for your gracious response. Get better soon.
Added by Paulette Green on May 30, 2016 4:03 PM
Paulette Green
My Mother's Grave
Thank you for the amazing service you and your organization provide for so many. The graves of my sister (Claudette Lambert Dunn), grandmother (Ellen S. Crandall), brother-in-law (Marion L. Yates) and numerous other relatives are all in your photo database..Little Bethel Cemetary, Daphne, Alabama. My dear Mom, Mrs. Theaphus Crandall Lambert, passed away in December 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. She is also buried in Little Bethel Cemetary, next to my sister (her daughter Claudette). If it is possible in the near future, my family would be forever grateful to have a photo of our mother's headstone and grave added to your collection of photos. Thank you for all you have done and for all you continue to do for grieving families.
Added by Paulette Green on May 23, 2016 2:13 PM
Linda DesChenes
RE: Joseph DesChenes
Well Thank you. I hope you feel better soon.
Added by Linda DesChenes on May 17, 2016 5:42 PM
Jemini Lockett
RE: Markayla Andrea Lockett
Yes thank you so much
Added by Jemini Lockett on May 17, 2016 5:08 PM
RE: John A. Downing #87454763
Hello, Wow, if you are willing that would be great. I'm trying to link up all of the family. John is my first cousin. Thanks again for making the page. C.
Added by CMB on May 17, 2016 4:28 PM
John Downing #87454763
Hello Monika, Thank you for creating a memorial page for my cousin John. Will you please link him to his father Maurice Downing #162734093? Thanks!
Added by CMB on May 17, 2016 10:26 AM
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