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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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larry eanes
Old friend
Hey old friend, just saw your name so I thought I would drop you a line to say hello, I was reading your profile, and what you say about lots of folks on f-a-g are true, rude(nasty is a better word), they want to own everything, some collect transfers like baseball cards, if you don't transfer, they have temper tandems, a lot of them are just a royal pain in the behind. All I have worked on for the last 3 yrs are Danville City cemeteries, ok, take care, Happy Memorial Day, which I know is dear to you, Larry
Added by larry eanes on May 23, 2015 6:45 AM
Pat Harmatuk Baker
Zanones
Thanks for the transfer...
Added by Pat Harmatuk Baker on May 14, 2015 9:14 AM
Beverly Dooley Cobb
Vinton & Helen Lawrence Eastern Cemetery
Vinton Lawrence (Memorial # 121422248) and Helen Gano Lawrence (Memorial # 121422254) are my great-great-grandparents. I admire the work you put into gathering the information for those buried in Eastern Cemetery. Could you please correct the spelling of Helen's maiden name? It is Gano. She and Vinton married Nov. 6, 1867. They are in the 1880 census (Louisville, KY). Thank you!
Added by Beverly Dooley Cobb on Apr 22, 2015 2:26 PM
EDM
RE: Margaret Mary Stumpf - Eastern
Thank you
Added by EDM on Apr 18, 2015 6:33 PM
EDM
RE: Margaret Mary Stumpf - Eastern
I'm sure I have the burial card somewhere. Louis is my 3rd great grandfather.
Added by EDM on Apr 18, 2015 7:43 AM
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
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