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Lena Ward (#46807370)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy and cemetery research since 2000. My mother's family is from Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. I have done extensive research at several cemeteries around Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
My family names are Watts, Corley, Lamb, Tidwell and Woirtinek. My husband's family names are Ward, Jelks, Singer and Harris.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials which I have posted to their family members upon request following Findagrave's guidlines.
Please use the tools under edit to make requests, for transfers, corrections or changes. When making transfer requests please include the memorial number and your Findagrave membership number, also your degree of relationship.

If you have any questions or additional information about any of the memorials which I have posted that cannot be addressed through the requests forms please email me at

I would also ask the you please be considerate of all Findagrave Volunteers who spend many hours researching, walking cemeteries and adding information to Findagrave in an effort preserve history and make it easier for family researchers to locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Please remember that we are human, if you find a mistake on a memorial, please just send a request for a correction, and please be patient, we may not be able to immediately respond to your request but we will get to it as time allows. If you are impatient, rude or otherwise disrespectful it only reflects on you.
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J.C. Cooper
Its me again, I also looked on fold 3 and there is not a record for a F.C. Cooper in Co.C 7th ARK Inf. so I fell good that this is him. I also found the records for J.C. cooper. According to the records he died at "Female Acady Hos." on 1-23-1862 From Pneumonia. I guess this was being used as a hospital for the soldiers at the time.
Added by Amathaon on Sep 03, 2017 10:17 PM
John Calvin Cooper
Hello Lena, I got a Pic today at confederate circle in Mt olivet cemetery. The name was F. C. Cooper. He was in Co.C 7th Ark Inf, which is the same as John Calvin Cooper. I think this might be John Calvin Coopers grave stone with a typo. Instead of J.C. it has F.C. Let me know what you think and I will post it. Thanks, Amathaon
Added by Amathaon on Sep 03, 2017 7:15 PM
Judy Goodman Wardlow
Unnamed Female Child Died 1938
Hi Lena,

I have been researching the Bilbrey and Copeland families for quite some time. I am especially interested in Lou Etta Copeland. I came upon Delayed Birth Records for Tennessee for the years 1869-1909 which covers Lou Etta's birth. It also included the original death certificate of a sister who had died on 17 April 1938 with a descriptive "Mo. Cert. #16073". Parents were listed as John Wesley Lee and Frankie Elizabeth Bilbrey.

My initial thought was that the "Mo." stood for Missouri. However, there is no evidence that I can find that the parents together or either parent with the child was ever out of the state of Tennessee where both were born and raised. There is no indication of the child's name or the child's age at death.

I have written to the Tennessee State Archives hoping they will be able to locate some information on this unnamed female child. Until then I wanted to contact you since you apparently have different information. Just curious, did you obtain a copy of the death certificate for this unnamed female child?

Regards, Judy Goodman Wardlow

Added by Judy Goodman Wardlow on Aug 12, 2017 1:08 PM
Cher Cunningham
Peggy Eileen Lawler Filbeck
Thank you so much Lena for the transfer of my aunt's memorial. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Cher Cunningham on Jun 24, 2017 5:40 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Beulah Baptist Church cemetery
Sorry for all the emails. Trying to survey this cemetery with photos. I took the last today I think. I'll try to post all the photos by the end of the weekend.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Sep 08, 2016 7:03 PM
David A. Jones
RE: Charles Thompson Mount #126442246
Lena, Thanks! I appreciate your time and help on this. David
Added by David A. Jones on Aug 25, 2016 5:23 PM
David A. Jones
Charles Thompson Mount #126442246
We have a duplicate memorial for Charles Thompson Mount. The differences are: 1) the Birth Year on yours is 1855, while the tombstone has 1856; 2) yours has a photo of his tombstone, and mine doesn't; and 3) Mine has my research notes.

I would like to keep my memorial for Charles, if possible, because he is in my Ward family. I have been researching my Ward family for years, and would like to hold onto his memorial.

If this is possible, I would like to have his tombstone photo posted to my memorial before we delete your memorial.

Thanks for considering this request. I appreciate it very much.
Added by David A. Jones on Aug 21, 2016 4:54 PM
Nelda D. Hesser
A daughter of Verne and Jewel Walters, Nelda Doris Walters Hesser's ashes were recently buried next to the grave of Harvey Dale Hesser. They were husband and second wife.
Added by Management on Jun 27, 2016 3:21 AM
Steve Kukuk
Gary White Photo
I went to the Grace Hill Cemetery today and took a photo as you requested of Gary White's headstone. I went to school with Gary -- we both delivered newspapers for the Perry Daily Journal. I remember the night we were notified that Gary had been killed in Vietnam. My brother was on the police force and I was on a ride with him when the call came in about Gary and they were trying to locate his family to notify them. It was a horrible night. But it is fitting that I took the photo of his headstone on Memorial Day. RIP, Gary.
Added by Steve Kukuk on May 30, 2016 9:58 PM
Judy K. Roberts
Fances M.Dixon
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Feb 28, 2016 6:57 PM
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