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Bill Blackstock (#47688203)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo My fascination with cemeteries began when I was on active duty in the United States Army. I'm a trumpet player and served as an Army Bandsman for twenty years. During that time I performed Taps at military funerals on more occasions than I can remember.

While waiting for the funeral procession to arrive I would spend as much time as possible walking through the cemetery reading tombstones. It proved to be a very interesting way to pass the time. Now that I'm a member of the Find A Grave community I can put that interest to good use.

I've either created or manage all memorials for my immediate family, so my focus at this point is creating memorials for others and fulfilling as many local photo requests as possible.
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Andrew Holstein
Greenwood Cemetary Request
Please find out as much info as you can about the location of the stone. I was there today 12/23/2016 and it was tough to find stones. There wasn't an office or anyone on the property and for some reason all of the street/lot signs were painted over in black. I will try again another time.
Added by Andrew Holstein on Dec 23, 2016 8:08 PM
Andrew # 138452006 burial in Edmonds, WA
Hi Bill-

I am still on it and going back to cemetery this week to check and see if a marker has been placed. If there is not one, I will ask about the time frame and see if one was ordered.

In the meanwhile, I have sent you an edit, as he is buried in Block 5, Lot 85, Gr 5. I am listing all of the Veterans buried in this cemetery, so adding the burial locations. Thank you for your memorial of Andrew Martinis and I will certainly let you know asap when a marker is placed, or if I find further information about a marker this week.

Best Regards,
Edmonds, WA
Added by Tami on Dec 21, 2016 10:26 PM
Russell Ford/Sylvan Abbey
Hello Bill, My husband and myself were at Sylvan Abbey this morning and I photographed a marker for Russell Ford. I feel terrible as I didn't check the dates when I took the photos - and I claimed them for your Russell Ford and then fulfilled it. Unfortunately, the Russell I photographed was NOT the Russell Ford that you had requested. I am SO sorry! PLEASE put your photo request back up on FindaGrave, and we will continue to search for him each time we are there. Again, I am very sorry.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Nov 30, 2016 1:53 PM
Dot Merritt
Bellwood Cemetery
Thank you Bill for taking time to add the dates to the Gatlin family graves buried in Bellwood Cemetery in Bellwood, Alabama.
I appreciate it so much.
Added by Dot Merritt on Aug 09, 2015 11:30 AM
my grandfather
i need help finding my grandfathers grave.his name is James Loyd Hutto..holman funeral said they buried him in 1948 at union freewill baptist church near abbeville,al..can you help..i have been there and can not find a marker...David
Added by Anonymous on Jun 07, 2015 2:58 PM
Lamar Chapman
Warren County Grave
Maybe you can help me.
I have a 4th great grandfather that my records say was buried in Jewel Church Lawn in Oct 1789.
He is Rev Jepetha Vining. If he is buried there, I would have information.
Lamar Chapman
Added by Lamar Chapman on Apr 24, 2015 1:53 PM
Chas Pelham
I appreciate you taking care of my old kin....
Added by Chas Pelham on Jan 13, 2015 8:20 PM
Chas Pelham
Martha Jean Pelham Efurd
Thanks so much for the nice pictures....
Added by Chas Pelham on Jan 13, 2015 6:30 PM
Chris Jones
Thank you

Thank you for taking time to venture out and take a photo of my 3rd great grandfather Dennis Pittman. I hope to one day visit this cemetery and pay my respects. Have a great holiday season.

Chris jones
Austin, TX
Added by Chris Jones on Dec 27, 2014 7:37 PM
Family Roots
Old Tabernacle Cemetery
Thanks again!!! Appreciate the great photos you submitted. Keep up the hard work Bill!

Added by Family Roots on Dec 27, 2014 9:36 AM
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