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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
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Bio Photo I am a Navy veteran, special operations, retiring as a senior enlisted.

Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County, KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. I tried to find some way that I could help ensure that those interred there were not forgotten, and decided to attempt to photograph every readable memorial within the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to contact me regarding photographs, entries, or about Eastern Cemetery. I have walked the entire cemetery, and crawled through heavy undergrowth in search of markers. I have also researched burial maps, burial records and databases for names, and have input any that I have found.

Feel free to use any of the memorial photos I've placed on findagrave without regard to giving me credit. Having my name in "lights" doesn't interest me. If there isn't a photo on an entry I made, that means it's from records and I haven't found a memorial.

Management of most of my records has been transferred to a friend. I will no longer be involved in findagrave unless it has to do with Eastern Cemetery; I have finally given up on the website due to the emails from those only interested in numbers, claiming "ownership" of cemeteries, or just the general overall rudeness and apparent lack of common sense or intelligence of some. Findagrave, as a website, has lost its way.

"You have never lived 'til you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know."
United States Navy, Special Operations
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RE: Gwathmey
Hi Bobby-
Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Autumn is in full bloom here and yard work seems to be taking up a lot of my free time. I think Sophia was originally interred in Eastern and when George and Sophia lost a few other children in infancy, I think they relocated Sophia (daughter) to Cave Hill because the lots were larger and other family members were there as well. I have another family member that did that in Maine (The Wymans). Apparently they remove the remains, but leave the gravestones sometimes. I always enjoy hearing from you. Reviewing burial journals is no easy task! I hope you are doing well and are having a good weekend.

Talk to you soon-
Added by SusanG on Oct 18, 2014 2:44 PM
RhondaPattonWathen & children
Abner Johnson Sometimes things on death certificates aren't correct as filled out and then family can change their mind. Thanks for looking
Added by RhondaPattonWathen & chil... on Sep 29, 2014 7:24 PM
Phantom Plot Picster
RE: Nannie j Scrgham Hardin 75759805
Great! Thank you - I will be thrilled to take care of them - and if anyone closer would like them at some future date I will be sure to transfer them again for sure. You're the best Bobby - so nice to meet a friendly 'cares about the family' find a graver!!! As you know too many only care about the stats. -I hope your kindness comes back to you many many many times over!!! -Mary
Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Sep 22, 2014 12:52 PM
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RE: Nannie j Scrgham Hardin 75759805
Yes - yes I meant Eastern - Yes she is a relative but she is a 2nd great grand aunt. She is related to 2nd and 3rd Great Granparents at Antiock. -Mary
Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Sep 22, 2014 8:12 AM
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Nannie j Scrgham Hardin 75759805
Bobby - thanks for creating the memorial for Nancy and family!! It is appreciated!!! -Mary
Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Sep 21, 2014 10:53 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
Earl Jesse Bracken
Very nice photo. Thanks for your service and for helping out here on Find A Grave.

Pennsylvania Lady
Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Sep 01, 2014 6:22 AM
Denita (Cotton)Sims
RE: George Cotton photo request
So sorry im just really getting into this more than before and I didnt know I could use whats already on the site I was thinking I had to request photo in order for it to appear on my profile. Thank u for letting me know that I can just use them if they are already publiahed.
Added by Denita (Cotton)Sims on Aug 27, 2014 12:30 AM
Elsie Gambrel
Gambrel's at Zachary Taylor
Bobby, hope you are doing well. Just wanted to thank you for the photos of Dan and Renee Gambrel. I really appreciate it. Take care.
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Aug 26, 2014 8:48 AM
Debbie Carr
RE: Wayne G Combs
Thank you ... I am also a veteran. I did not know my Uncle was in the Air Force and Vietnam, though! Only a photo of his stone told me that story!

Added by Debbie Carr on Aug 09, 2014 7:43 PM
Henry Ottman
I understand your frustration with the people on this site who are "headhunters". Why does it have to be about numbers anyway?

I have no familial relationship to Henry Ottman but found this information while surfing the Courier-Journal newspaper looking for someone else. He intriqued me so I did some additional looking and that's what all the info on findagrave is about.

I grew up in the Highlands of Louisville and would do lots of walking in the 60's aa a kid. One day I was cutting through Eastern and, looking down, found a human femur (I had wanted to be an archaeologist and had just taken Anatomy in HighSchool), I was shocked but didn't know what to do about it so, being a kid I just put it out of my mind and then years later read all that nastiness that had happened at Eastern and I thought, Well at least I wasn't crazy. HAH!

Thanks so much for all the work you have put into the Eastern Cemetery. Nice to know someone is talking for the dead.
In case no one has said it- Keep up the good work!
Yours truly
Ann who now lives far from home and wishes she was back in the Highlands.
Added by Ann on Jul 27, 2014 5:05 AM
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