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Kathy Franks (#47925958)
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Bio Photo My direct lineages include Collins, Cunningham, Hopkins and Robinson. My husband's families are Franks, Morgan, Reid, Taylor.
It's such a shame when loved ones resting places can not be found, but don't give up. In my quest to photograph local cemeteries, I have found many mistakes because some cemeteries have been entered using information taken from cemetery book in library, not by actually walking the cemetery. Many names are misspelled or entered wrong. A stone that appears to say one name can reveal something completely different if you have the luxury of returning when the sun is in a different position. I always do additional research for death certificate before I suggest an edit to the original creator of the memorial. So take heart, if you think your relative is in a cemetery, but you can not find them, try also searching their first name.
If I have entered your relative and you would like a transfer of their memorial, please send me a request. I have no desire to "own" a large number of memorials, I just want people to be able to find their relatives resting places. If you see a mistake I have made, or would like some addtional information added, just let me know, I will warn you that I probably will transfer the memorial to you if you have an interest in it. Please do not add obit information in flower section. You may send information or request using the message option, edit link or email with correct information, I will respond to all.
I have added some relatives that I have knowledge of but don't know where they are buried. If you have informaion of any of these, please let me know.
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Mitch Strickland
RE: William George
Kathy, Thank you. Fortunately, I had already located William's death certificate. I had been trying to find his grave and finally got around to looking in other cemeteries in Howell Co. for anyone with last name, George.

After finding this unfinished tombstone, I need to contact the cemetery and see if there are any records available that might confirm this is the final resting place for William George.

Thanks again. I will keep you posted.

Mitch Strickland
Added by Mitch Strickland on Sep 30, 2014 12:11 PM
Matt Greenberg
Thank you
Thanks so much for posting the photo of George Butcher's marker. It helped clarify his birth year, and I've put through a correction request for the listing. Thanks again!
Added by Matt Greenberg on Sep 28, 2014 4:53 PM
RE: JW and Alice Yocham
Kathy...Just got the notice from Find-A-Grave this morning. The memorial for Wilma Lee Yocham Collins(#101992064) has been corrected and she is now connected with her family:) LAMB
Added by lamb on Sep 28, 2014 4:59 AM
RE: JW and Alice Yocham
Hi Kathy....I will let you know when I get a respond from Find-A-Grave for Wilma Lee Yocham Collins memorial. I also hope it will be corrected too. Talk to you soon, Lee Ann
Added by lamb on Sep 23, 2014 12:48 PM
RE: JW and Alice Yocham
Hi Kathy, thanks for keeping me updated with the Yochams. So glad you solved the mystery. I love the new edit option on Find-A-Grave where we can put in suggestion and they verify the information. I just got Wilma Lee Yocham's sister, Flossie Jewell Yocham Walker connected to the family. I just made a suggestion for the correction of Wilma Lee Yocham Collins memorial. So the correct death date of 13 April, 1979 will be changed from 27 October, 1993. Also, found her husband, John Victory "Vic/Vick" Collins buried in Horton Cemetery-#35208723.

I found the other Wilma L. Collins was born 24 January 1919 MO and died 27 October, 1993. Her maiden was Dollins. On her marriage license she went by Lois Dollins and married a Henry Collins, born 5 February 1907 and died 23 September, 1993. They were married 14 February, 1934 in Howell Co, MO. I haven't found where these two are buried yet.

I have heard has acquired Find-A-Grave?

I hope Wilma Lee Yocham Collins's memorial gets corrected soon and she will be connected with her family.

Lee Ann
Added by lamb on Sep 19, 2014 5:01 AM
Chris J
RE: transfers
Thanks, yes you can transfer to me. I guess I have to start somewhere. If I need help, I will know who to go to.
Added by Chris J on Aug 19, 2014 4:43 PM
Chris J
RE: Mahan's
I am not sure what you mean by transferring to me as I am new to using find a grave, please explain. Thank you
Added by Chris J on Aug 18, 2014 9:19 PM
Ronald W. Garrett
RE: Wm Garrett
Kathy I would appreciate it if you would transfer him & any other Garrett's you have. Thanks.
Added by Ronald W. Garrett on Aug 03, 2014 3:29 PM
Kathy Hensley
RE: Taylors
Wow. I am really wondering now if your husband's Taylor family and mine could be connected. My great great Grandfather was John N. Taylor and my great great grandmother was Cornellia "Crouch" Taylor. My great grandmother was Julia T. Taylor Dingler.
Added by Kathy Hensley on Aug 03, 2014 11:11 AM
Kathy Hensley
RE: Howell Valley Cemetery
Kathy, Thanks for your message. And thanks for your work. Yes, would like to have Pearl and William Tabor transferred to me. Do you need me to request it from the edit on these memorials?
Added by Kathy Hensley on Aug 02, 2014 12:23 PM
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