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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.

To those who send a somewhat snarky message to my profile page, and don't have the courage to post your public message link or an email where I may contact you in a civilized manner, read the above paragraph.





"You have never lived 'til you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know."
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Carla Robinzon
RE: Thank you so much!
Hi Bobby,

As far as I know, Lee Cooney is the only relative of mine that is buried in Eastern Cemetery. I did contact Mr. DiBlasi a while back but he didn't send any information that indicated that Lee Cooney's grave had been used again. So you
provided me with additional information.

Thanks,

Carla
Added by Carla Robinzon on Mar 24, 2015 10:09 AM
Carla Robinzon
RE: Thank you so much!
Hi Mr. Hunt,

I appreciate your assistance.

Where are the cemetery records for Eastern available?

Just wondering in case I want to research further.

Thanks,

Carla Robinzon
Added by Carla Robinzon on Mar 23, 2015 2:33 PM
Carla Robinzon
Thank you so much!
Hi Mr. Hunt,

Thank you so much for the information about the grave of Lee Cooney in Eastern Cemetery. Lee was my grandmother's uncle.

I'm sorry to learn that his grave has been used for an additional burial. I was aware though that there had been some problems at Eastern Cemetery.

I appreciate your dedication and efforts.

Carla Robinzon

Added by Carla Robinzon on Mar 22, 2015 8:20 AM
Gary Powell
Mathew & Elton Fleming
I appreciate the photographs of the Flemings' tombstones. Wonderful job! We met years ago at Zachary Taylor Cemetery taking pictures. Much success!
Added by Gary Powell on Mar 10, 2015 8:31 PM
Sabu
James Gregory
Hi Bobby,
Thank you for your very speedy response to my transfer request for James Gregory. I have added some data and linked James to his parents and wife, Emma.

The work that you have done in Eastern Cemetery is just plain extraordinary and so very important. How else can we preserve the memory of those who have gone before us? Your efforts to photograph all the tombstones in the cemetery is also crucial. The ravages of time, acid rain etc. has made so many of the inscriptions on gravestones undecipherable. Your work has preserved the lettering forever for those who come after us.
Added by Sabu on Mar 05, 2015 6:31 AM
sheryl bultema
Alfred Grimes
Bobby,

Thank you ever so kindly for contributing the photo of my 3X great grandfather. It was a blessing to discover, and I am so grateful to you!

Sincerely,

Sheryl Grimes
Added by sheryl bultema on Feb 22, 2015 12:43 PM
Russell E Richardson
Alphonse Baldwin
Alphonse Baldwin in eastern cemetery. is my g g uncle. his parents are wm Baldwin 49788767 also buried there. his mother is Sarah e capps Baldwin also buried there. 49793140. all baldwins and raunsers buried in eastern are relataed to me.please attach Wm and Sarah Baldwin to ther son Alphonse. Bobby thank you.
Russ of Indiana.
Added by Russell E Richardson on Feb 20, 2015 12:25 PM
Hank Schaffner
Slater
Bobby, Marthina C slater was born abt 1812 in Culpepper Co. Va. She is my gg grandmother.Have any idea where the 1878 birth date came from?Thanks for posting her name. Hank Schaffner 270-828-2255 270-668-8089 classfab@bbtel.com Btw Have researched the Slater tree for over 30 years.
Added by Hank Schaffner on Feb 10, 2015 10:21 AM
obsessive journey
Angus Woods -
Thanks. I've added the update.
Added by obsessive journey on Jan 28, 2015 10:28 AM
Robin Blackshear
Snooping
Oh please, please do! When I've found some things others need to change, I've found some of mine as well! Some I've even had to send to edit@findagrave to merge because I don't have the ability to include all my extra finds onto the original. "Rolls eyes at self!"
Added by Robin Blackshear on Dec 29, 2014 8:24 AM
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