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Rock Talker (#47016709)
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Bio Photo It has been a joy to work on Find-A-Grave during the last 9 years. I have tried to mainly enter memorials that I have photographed, because I feel that photo's don't lie. In our area there have been quite a few entries to Find-A-Grave using old handwritten surveys. I appericate the effort that was taken to get these surveys & the effort to enter them on Find-A-Grave, but the people that entered them made many mistakes and have caused families, looking for their loved ones, to not be able to find them. I hope that my photographs have cleared up some of the mess. If you need corrections please use the edit on the memorial. I will transfer, to releatives within the guidelines of Find-A-Grave. I do not link to unknown burials (please read Find A Graves rules for unknown burials) Location of body unknown is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days.
My main family work is Meador, DeCocq, Sellers, Sanders, Graham, Turner, Lee, Johnson, Devin, & Stephens
God Bless Everyone that has helped me!!!

For some that don't get the hint. I am a Meador, My mother is a Sellers, My Grandmothers were Sanders & Graham. My G-Grandmothers were Lee, Turner, Stephens & Lucas. My wife is a DeCocq & her grandmothers are Bucklin, Johnson & Hastings

PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PHOTOGRAPHS on any site that you have to pay to get into the site. I took the photographs for the entire world to use for free!
I spent my time photographing, editing & entering them for their family so they might see what they look like now. I did not take them for someone that does not care about them one bit except to make a profit! Richard Glenn Meador
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Janette Fuller
Betty Louise Cunningham
Hartford Memorial cemetery
Betty Louise Cunningham# 30657632 is the daughter of Maude and James M. Cunningham Thank you
Added by Janette Fuller on Sep 26, 2017 6:11 PM
Linda Garrett
Robberson connection
Thank you for your reply.

Added by Linda Garrett on Sep 26, 2017 5:43 PM
Linda Garrett
Find A Grave Memorial# 38090632
Would you happen to know if this individual is the daughter of Daniel Robberson (Find A Grave: 183334371) and his wife Margaret Hayes Robberson (Find A Grave: 183334396)?

Thank you.
Added by Linda Garrett on Sep 26, 2017 12:37 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 52233329
I found two obituaries for this gentleman. Hope you will add to the memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article appears in the Western Independent, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Wednesday, 17 March 1880 reads...


(From Van Buren Press)

One by one, as the roses fade, when autumn's chilly lips kiss their tender petals, are the noble flowers of manhood dropping across our pathway. One by one the old links that bind the near present with the dim and shadowy by gone are broken, and but few persons are left to beckon us back to the misty past. Every "air is heavy" wit funeral requiems sung above the graves of those whose years stretch far adown the bleak alleyway of the past. But few of whose hairs are silvered with life's unkindly frosts, are left among us. Last Wednesday night Judge John F. Wheeler at the ripe old age of 71 years, passed away, after a long illness. For a long list of years he had been engaged in the newspaper business at Fort Smith, and in that capacity had, my the manliness and consistency of his course, surrounded himself wit an army of friends. No one in this part of the state occupied a more enviable position than the deceased. Determined in hos defense of the right, and earnest, bitter and unrelenting in his condemnation of the wrong, his influence for good was boundless. A niche will be left in the great wall of circle of social .......(?) in the ranks of the soldiery of the press tat will not soon be filled. Judge Wheeler sleeps beneath the cold and uncharitable sod, but behind him he has left a monument more majestic and eternal than the gorgeous marbles that soar above those who rest beneath. A noble life, a pure and exalted character, are the epitaphs that are written upon the heart-monuments erected in the breasts of all who knew him. We know of no one in this part of the state who will be more greatly missed. Our sympathies are with his family in their bereavement.

(Little Rock Democrat)

A special telegram from Fort Smith, brings the sad intelligence of the death of Hon. John F. Wheeler, one of the oldest citizens of this state, and one of the best and purest of her able me. He breathed his last at 10:30 p.m. o the night of the 10th inst.

Judge Wheeler was, we believe, a native of Kentucky, and had at the date of his death passed the allotted term of "threescore and ten" a little more than two years.

At an early age he took up his residence among the Cherokee Indians in Georgia, and was the printer in their own language, of their first books and papers. At an early day, he emigrated with them to the present nation west of Arkansas, and for a time we believe was in charge of the Cherokee Advocate. He married a Cherokee lady and acquired tribal rights.

Some time prior to 1846, he removed into Arkansas, and established the Fort Smith Herald, the first newspaper within the present limits of Sebastian County. He was engaged in other newspaper enterprises, his last being the Independent, with which he was connected to the last. He was for one or more terms County Judge of Sebastian County, and served also five years in the state senate after the adoption of the constitution of 1874. In both positions he acquitted himself with distinction.

In all walks of life he was an able, good and true man - though plain and unostentatious in habits and demeanor. It will be long before the void occasioned by his death will be filled, in the wide circle of his usefulness and influence. Never have we recorded with more heartfelt sorrow the demise of one of Arkansas' best men. Old Friend, farewell.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Sep 23, 2017 9:19 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 30402078
I found this obituary for this lady which gives her death date that is hard to read on her stone.

Maybe you could add to the memorial and fix the death date.

Thank you .... Mary

Article appears in the Western Independent, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Thursday, 22 May 1873 reads...


Died at her residence in Greenwood, Arkansas, April 20th, 1873, Mrs. Mattie A. McCray, wife of Mr. John McCray, after an illness of several weeks. Aged 28 years.

She leaves her husband, mother and sister with a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was a lady well qualitied to fill the highest station in life; having early stored her mind with useful knowledge. A true Christian; she was well prepared for arduous duties of life, loved by all who knew her; each of us deeply feel her loss, and by none more that the writer of this.

Another pure spirit has been called from earth to heaven. Another home has been made desolate by the unrelenting hand of death.

There is a vacant chair in that once beautiful home that must ever remain vacant, for we, her friends feel that. her place among us can never be filled.

Kind and affectionate to all with whom she associated, she was especially so to her friends; ever solicitous in all that pertained to their welfare, and when the sands of time had nearly run out and her life was slowly but sure ebbing away, she did not forget her friends, but while her spirit lingered on the sores of time, she remembered them; and just before she died she kissed the little babe, saying that she would meet it in heaven, then calling her husband to her bedside asked him to meet her in heaven. Then in a deep twilight of that beautiful Sabbath morn, she yielded up her pure spirit to her God.

Friend after friend departs,
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no. union here of hearts
That finds no here an end.
Were this frail world of our final rest,
Living as dying, none were blest.

Beyond the flight of time.
Beyond the reign of death.

There surely is some blessed clime,
Where life is not a breath.
Nor life's affections transient fire,
Where sparks fly upward and expire.

There is a world above
Where parting is unknown,
A long eternity of love
Founded for the good aloe,
And faith beholds the dying here,
Translated to that glorious sphere.

Added by Mary Achterhof on Sep 23, 2017 8:28 PM
Daggs Family Memorials
I want to thank you for accepting my edit suggestions for my Daggs family. I appreciate your time and effort to document the cemeteries of Sebastian County and preserve the heritage of my family as well as countless others.

As I age, I worry about the loss of nearly 50 years of family research. I have decided that Find A Grave is one way to preserve my family's legacy. As such, I will probably have more edit suggestions in the future. Hope I do not overwhelm you.

Thank you again for your work!!!

Added by eddiemac45 on Sep 14, 2017 3:40 PM
Bud Hummel
Ralph Snyder
His stone is in Bethany Cemetery, Bethany,Okla.
Added by Bud Hummel on Sep 01, 2017 10:36 PM
Bud Hummel
Ralph Snyder
Hi, I unwrapped some china that had been in storage for several years. I noticed on one paper that a picture of a pilot was on it. It was Ralph Snyder. His obit was in the March 16, 2001 paper. His stone is marked 2000. I would believe this long obit to be correct. Could you correct the date, and I will try to iron the obit and insert it. It is a very nice obit. Thank you for all your work. Bud Hummel
Added by Bud Hummel on Sep 01, 2017 10:35 PM
Judy Martin
John Stevens
Just wanted to tell you thank you for transferring his memorial to me.
Added by Judy Martin on Aug 29, 2017 4:07 PM
Judy Martin
Mary Stevens
Thank you for transferring her memorial to me.
Added by Judy Martin on Aug 29, 2017 4:06 PM
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