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Lonnie Hoover (#47262059)
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Bio Photo Capt Lonnie Ray Hoover
Unites States Marine Corps

I have been researching my family tree for over 30 years. I have over 50,000 relatives in my tree.
My wife and I have sold our ranch and are now living in an RV. We will be on the road for at least three or four years, I want to visit and photograph all the cemeteries where my relatives are buried. My roots start in Virginia and North Carolina, I am starting there and working my way west.
One of my projects was to HONOR my fellow Veterans who are no longer with us, by photographing the over 20,000 memorials in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma, to date I have taken photos of over 19,000 stones and added most to findagrave, then I went back, added wives and deleted all duplicates.
If I am managing one of your relatives, and they are not in my family tree, contact me and I will transfer it to you, no questions ask. Feel free to use any photo I have posted to Find A Grave, that's why I do this.
I research the family lines of my grandparents, WALSTON, LAWRENCE, WILLIS and HOOVER.
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G White
Lawrence House White
Rumor has it there IS a stone for Lawrence in the Baptist Cemetery, where his parents are buried. (ill make a request) . Im not sure yet if its just a family marker, or if he was indeed reinterred. Will keep digging.
Added by G White on Sep 28, 2015 8:55 AM
G White
Lawrence House White
Lonnie, after creating a new memorial, i noticed you have a memorial for Lawrence House White made already. It seems to be in the wrong graveyard according to the Death Certificate. If you want the new memorial i'll gladly transfer it..(Find A Grave Memorial# 152974090) or if you have information on him being moved to the Episcopal cemetery, can we get that documentation?
Added by G White on Sep 28, 2015 8:22 AM
Where do your Willis ancestors come from? I have Willis ancestors from Martin Co NC, Wayne Co NC, and Vance co NC. They are all of the same line but moved when jobs in cotton mills became available.
Added by Charli on Sep 20, 2015 1:36 PM
Thank you so much!
Lonnie... thank you so much for adding the photo of my son's grandfather, John Zahorcak, to his memorial... it's SO MUCH appreciated!!! <3
Added by SilviaC on Sep 15, 2015 4:27 PM
Gregory Robinson
Hi Lonnie,

Can you please remove the photo from this memorial. You accidently uploaded the wrong photo.


Added by Gregory Robinson on Sep 02, 2015 7:14 PM
Laura Sims
Biloxi National Cemetry
I was a young child when my Popo died. And I happen to be at the computer and thought I would search him and I am every so grateful the first thing that popped up was your picture of his grave. I have been once in 25 years due to financial burdens but now I feel I am visiting when I look at your picture. I am forever grateful.
Added by Laura Sims on Aug 13, 2015 10:12 PM
Cathy Miller Giddeon
RE: Lawrence:
Your welcome..glad to help :o)
Added by Cathy Miller Giddeon on Jul 03, 2015 12:32 PM
Julie Taylor
RE: Lawrence:
You are very welcome.
Added by Julie Taylor on Jun 27, 2015 8:59 PM
Frank Badalato
Thank You!!!
I buried my friend Freddie J. Gross back in 05... there was no stone when i left the grave... thank you for all you do.. when I did this search for him I never expected to find what i did.. I just can't thank you enough for all you do... OH just a little info on Fred... Not only did he serve his country for 23 and a half years but when he retired from the USMC. Freddie chose to spend his retirement checks to help the hungry and homeless including me.. He would rent a room for the homeless in Los Angeles.. buy groceries and feed many many people. He did this expecting nothing from anyone in return. Fred did this for many years until he died. When I had no family in CA. it was Fred Who paid for an airline ticket for me and my dog Teddy to go home to my family. Many people called him Pops but i chose to call him Papa Theodore. I always kept in touch with my friend. When he passed, I watched the fair weather people come out of the woodwork looking to see what they could get.. In fact i watched them fight over his bank account,steal his meds and money that he withdrew just weeks before he died. I never asked Fred for anything but what he gave me was priceless... I know the truth and not one person could tell me different.. Again I thank you for all that you do.. God Bless You & All That You Love... Frank
Added by Frank Badalato on Jun 13, 2015 6:45 PM
Rinda Houghton tombstone photo
Lonnie, Thank you for the photo of Rinda Houghton's tombstone (# 54937279) in Tahlequah
Cemetery,Cherokee County, OK. I noted on your bio that you don't mind if we use your photos - thanks for that. I am also happy if people use my photos. Best regards, Lynn
Added by Dawsonlm on Jun 07, 2015 6:00 AM
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