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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
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Bio Photo Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, I have tried to photograph every readable memorial I could find. I was honored to spend time with Dr. DiBlasi at his lab, researching and scanning burial records, journals, maps, lot cards, and documenting cremations. I have walked every square inch of the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I do not have family buried in Eastern Cemetery, nor do I have family in any of the cemeteries in the county, as I am not originally from Kentucky. I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to copy and use my photos for your personal use.

The goal is to have something out there for a family member who might be searching for that one particular ancestor. Hopefully, I've made the search easier. In September of 2015, I petitioned the court to allow me and four other individuals to probe for stones that have fallen over and were covered by dirt over time. I received that permission after appearing before the Court.

I have transferred all records to a couple of friends I've made through findagrave, and have had the privilege of meeting one of them. Their goal is the same as mine.

I spent years "fighting" drug users and homeless on the cemetery grounds, well meaning groups, neighbors of the cemetery that were clashing with the groups, dog walkers who would sic dogs on me because they thought I was part of a group, and rude, obnoxious individuals, and I grew tired of fighting.

Well, now I have a new fight, which will not let me work with the records of Eastern. December 19th, 2016, I received a diagnosis of glioblastoma, level 4, and told that without treatment, I will live six weeks, with treatment, I have a year. The oncologist said it was going to kill me, and he did not want to tell me that. So I am well and truly done, and will not be able to set foot on Eastern anymore. I'm having some trouble with concentration, so know that it is also time to give up trying to enter names into findagrave, so will be passing on the databases I have, once I find someone.

I will always, hopefully, remember those who came into Eastern, looking for family, and I happened to be there and was able to help them. My thanks to all who have let me be a part of their search for their families at Eastern.





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Jim
Thank You
I've come to the Eastern Cemetery on Find a Grave via ancestry.com. My connection to this cemetery is a distant one, a 3rd cousin, but I am eternally grateful to good people such as yourself for all your efforts. I wish you all the best, and thank you.
Jim Fetter
Added by Jim on Feb 25, 2017 8:30 PM
Pat Payne
Thank You, Bobby
I have ancestors in Eastern Cemetery and have some old photos of their graves. I'll check and see if they are posted on the site and if not, I'll wait to see who is taking over for you and send them copies. You deserve all of our gratitude for your efforts! Pat Payne
Added by Pat Payne on Feb 20, 2017 3:18 PM
Pat Payne
Thank You, Bobby
I have ancestors in Eastern Cemetery and have some old photos of their graves. I'll check and see if they are posted on the site and if not, I'll wait to see who is taking over for you and send them copies. You deserve all of our gratitude for your efforts! Pat Payne
Added by Pat Payne on Feb 20, 2017 3:04 PM
anony1234
Eastern Cemetery
God bless you, Bobby. You have generously spent your time helping others locate their relatives. I appreciate your efforts. I have walked parts of Eastern and Greenwood Cemeteries. It is too bad that they have fallen in disrepair, especially Eastern.
Added by anony1234 on Feb 12, 2017 11:46 AM
Jayne Dunn
Eastern Cemetery
May God bless you, Bobby.

Jayne
Added by Jayne Dunn on Feb 09, 2017 7:55 PM
ShaneO
I hate to hear that...
I hate to hear that...thank you for all your efforts on the site.
Added by ShaneO on Jan 28, 2017 7:07 PM
ShaneO
Wilson G Baird
Hello, don't know I pointed this one out before...the next time your out at Zachary Taylor...point this stone out to them to correct...as it should be WWII not WWI.
Added by ShaneO on Jan 28, 2017 6:41 PM
bill cambron
Chris Haupt
Thank you for taking time trying to fulfill my request.
Added by bill cambron on Dec 17, 2016 2:31 PM
Smith
Charles PArks
Hello, thanks for searching for Charles' grave for me. Would it be possible to get a picture of his unmarked plot? I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks, Andrew
Added by Smith on Dec 16, 2016 8:37 AM
Debra Downing
Elizabeth Bessie Mcmakin
Thank you for searching, your efforts are appreciated.
Added by Debra Downing on Dec 13, 2016 12:38 PM
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