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Kent Marcantel (#47724928)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired Navy Master Chief, and after doing the nation's work for nearly a quarter century I returned home to southern Louisiana with my two young sons. When I'm not cooking cajun food for my kids, I spend some of my spare time researching genealogy.

My preference is to roam local and family cemeteries when I have time or opportunity; adding photographs to memorials that do not have one, and creating memorials for those not represented. I never intended to build a large number of memorials that I am responsible for and will be happy to transfer according to community guidelines. With that said, I am also happy to continue managing a profile for family members too.

Under the EDIT key: You can suggest a correction or provide additional information for any entry that I have made. I'm happy to add additional stories or obituaries and link family members.

Note: I hereby expressly grant permission to freely reuse photos of gravesites and grave markers that I have taken and uploaded to this website. They are your family members and I will not impose any kind of silly copyright on them. Attributing credit to me on those photo copies is appreciated.
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Deadra Doucet Bourke
Thank you so much for the transfer. It is deeply appreciated. On a side note, I have a Marcantel ancestry as my mitochondrial DNA line goes through, Marie Anne Marcantel Hebert, back through her mother Anne Rondeau, wife of Francois Marcantel,I 1727 France d. 1804 Opelousas. Anne Rondeau's ancestry goes back to Jean Rondeau & Marie Colon, daughter of Pierre Colon & Anne Quelin/Guelin b. 1686 France, d. 1741 Pointe Coupee Parish. We are of the H5c haplogroup...I'm guessing these are your ancestors as well as I only know of one Marcantel emigrant into Louisiana. Thanks again!
Added by Deadra Doucet Bourke on Apr 30, 2017 11:00 AM
Jackie L. Wolfe
Mother= are you taking about??
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Dec 15, 2016 8:13 PM
Earl Bryant Hammack Jr. Obit
Hi Kent, Can you add the obituary for Earl Bryant Hammack Jr. in the Denham Springs Cemetary?

Thanks so much,
Dave Loving
Noblesville IN

Hammack Jr., Capt. Earl Bryant, U.S. Air Force (ret.) He was a retired U.S. Air Force captain and veteran of World War II, the Berlin airlift and the Korean War, and a retired police officer with the Denham Springs Police Department. He died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his residence in Denham Springs. He was 82 and a native of Tahalaha, Miss. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. Visitation in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, conducted by the Rev. Terry Booth and the Rev. Ray Johnson. Burial in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Kennard Hammack; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jimmie Bryant and Terri Hammack; a sister and brother-in-law, Katherine Hammack Loving and Don; grandchildren, Laura Hammack Gautreaux and husband Chris, Jason Bryant and Jeffrey Bryant Hammack; great-grandchildren, John Alexander, William Alexander and Katherine Claire Gautreaux; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend of many years, Fannie Gross. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Bryant and Kate Boyette Hammack; and grandson, Jimmie Bryant Hammack Jr. Pallbearers will be Scott Jones, Steve Jones, Stacey Jones, Chad West, Hayden Brown and Jimmie Edwards. He was an avid member of the Amite Baptist Church orchestra. The family would like to especially thank Bobbie Manske for her dedicated care in his last days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 5215 Essen Lane, Suite 10, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or to the American Heart Association, 4962-402 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
Added by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2016 11:21 AM
RE: Your mothers memorial profile
Thank you for your assistance. I have just recently found this website and have been totally enthralled with looking at all of my relatives.
Added by Judy on Jul 01, 2016 12:45 PM
military tribute
Put in all correct spacing for tribute,, but when it came out it was all scrunched together not at all what i submited. HELP
How to correct
Added by Betty on Jun 27, 2015 8:16 PM
RE: Linking of memorial for Minnie Bessie Preston Epperson
Thanksso much. Really appreciate your help and maybe helping other relatives of Mrs. Eppersons to find and connect with their own relatives. All the very, very best. susrod
Added by susrod on Jun 12, 2015 3:02 AM
RE: Linking of memorial for Minnie Bessie Preston Epperson
Not wishing in any way to be bothersome regarding this, it's just that on Re-reading her obituary, pls note that her mother's maiden name is actually STATES as Bessie (HOPE) Preston. However, you have attached her memorial page to the family of Bessie (CAVES) Preston who married Samuel W. Preston. Please note new link likely to show up in a couple of days, to Bessie Lee Caves daughter Bessie Pearl Preston b. AUGUST 1916 d. 10:50 a.m. May 14 1919 (I have copy of Preston family Bible page so stating). Please reconsider the fact that the obituary you used as a basis states the name of Bessie (HOPE) Preston and not Bessie (CAVES) Preston.
Added by susrod on Jun 12, 2015 1:41 AM
Correction my last message belwo
I meant to say that Samuel W. Preston and his wife Bessie Lee Caves Preston's daughter born 1916 d. 1918 (buried in family cemetery with parents in Shawsville, VA) was named BESSIE PEARL PRESTON.
Added by susrod on Jun 11, 2015 2:41 AM
Bess (Hope) Preston Epperson
Wondering if you might help me out to get this straight. I am closely related to the family of Samuel W. Preston and his wife Bessie Lee Caves and have done a good bit of research on them. I am wondering how Mrs. Epperson fits into this family, since the only Bessie I have in that family is Bessie Pearl Caves b. 1916 d. 1918. Have picture of her as a toddler with family and of her gravesite, buried with rest of family in Shawsville, Va in family cemetery. I would like to get this straight so as not to lead folks astray, but right now cannot find anything telling me that Mrs. Bess (Hope) Epperson was actually the daughter of Samuel W. Preston and Bessie Lee Caves Preston. Help, please?
Added by susrod on Jun 11, 2015 2:30 AM
Kim Boshers
15769253 Memorial - Nathan Pope - Duplication
Thank you for the awesome pictures of my great uncle. Will you please consider deleting the pictures from the memorial I posted in the subject line and adding the pictures to Find A Grave Memorial# 8406955. The second one was created in 2004 and the one in subject line in 2006.
Thank you,
Added by Kim Boshers on Apr 13, 2015 8:08 AM
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