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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, I have tried to photograph every readable memorial I could find. I was honored to spend time with Dr. DiBlasi at his lab, researching and scanning burial records, journals, maps, lot cards, and documenting cremations. I have walked every square inch of the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I do not have family buried in Eastern Cemetery, nor do I have family in any of the cemeteries in the county, as I am not originally from Kentucky. I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to copy and use my photos for your personal use.

The goal is to have something out there for a family member who might be searching for that one particular ancestor. Hopefully, I've made the search easier. In September of 2015, I petitioned the court to allow me and four other individuals to probe for stones that have fallen over and were covered by dirt over time. I received that permission after appearing before the Court.

I have transferred all records to a couple of friends I've made through findagrave, and have had the privilege of meeting one of them. Their goal is the same as mine.

I spent years "fighting" drug users and homeless on the cemetery grounds, well meaning groups, neighbors of the cemetery that were clashing with the groups, dog walkers who would sic dogs on me because they thought I was part of a group, and rude, obnoxious individuals, and I grew tired of fighting.

Well, now I have a new fight, which will not let me work with the records of Eastern. December 19th, 2016, I received a diagnosis of glioblastoma, level 4, and told that without treatment, I will live six weeks, with treatment, I have a year. The oncologist said it was going to kill me, and he did not want to tell me that. So I am well and truly done, and will not be able to set foot on Eastern anymore. I'm having some trouble with concentration, so know that it is also time to give up trying to enter names into findagrave, so will be passing on the databases I have, once I find someone.

I will always, hopefully, remember those who came into Eastern, looking for family, and I happened to be there and was able to help them. My thanks to all who have let me be a part of their search for their families at Eastern.





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Messages left for Bobby Hunt (295)[Leave Message]
bill cambron
Chris Haupt
Thank you for taking time trying to fulfill my request.
Added by bill cambron on Dec 17, 2016 2:31 PM
Smith
Charles PArks
Hello, thanks for searching for Charles' grave for me. Would it be possible to get a picture of his unmarked plot? I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks, Andrew
Added by Smith on Dec 16, 2016 8:37 AM
Debra Downing
Elizabeth Bessie Mcmakin
Thank you for searching, your efforts are appreciated.
Added by Debra Downing on Dec 13, 2016 12:38 PM
Jan Corder
Harry Cravens - Eastern cemetery
Thank you for your efforts in locating this grave. I appreciate it!
Added by Jan Corder on Dec 02, 2016 8:47 AM
Jayne Dunn
Elnora Resch
Bobby,

I have added a note to Elnora regarding her move to Resthaven and to Ethel Pitts. Thanks!

Jayne
Added by Jayne Dunn on Dec 01, 2016 6:25 PM
Jane Denny
Eastern Cemetery
Bobby, I want to thank you again for all you’ve done for me and my photo requests at Eastern. You are a credit to Findagrave!

Your friend,
Jane
Added by Jane Denny on Nov 21, 2016 9:01 PM
Phil Bo
Transfer
Awesome!!! Thank You
Added by Phil Bo on Nov 12, 2016 1:24 PM
Gayle Foertmeyer Putt
RE: Hardin Pate
That's OK Bobby....no need for a photo. He wasn't a close relative...just a shirttail. I think you've done a great service for the genealogy community.
Added by Gayle Foertmeyer Putt on Nov 08, 2016 11:07 AM
Gayle Foertmeyer Putt
Hardin Pate
Thank you for trying to find Hardin Pate's grave for me. I appreciate your effort. :)
Added by Gayle Foertmeyer Putt on Nov 08, 2016 7:30 AM
Rachel
Mayme W. Alexander
On behalf of my family, thank you so much for taking a picture of the gravestone of my Great-Grandmother Mayme. I appreciate all of the hard work you all put in maintaining the cemetary. We will CONTINUE to support you!
Added by Rachel on Sep 08, 2016 8:33 PM
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