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Jackie Saulmon Ramirez (#46823626)
 member for 9 years, 7 months
Victor Pope
RE: Margaret Powell Saulmon
Thank-you! Sorry I couldn't help. I've been to hundreds of graveyards and I think this one had the worst marker deterioration. Like a blind man reading braille, I had to feel nearly all markers. Many headstones had already weathered to the point of being slick without any indentations. I've been to even older graveyards on the east coast that were in much better shape. You would think the salt air would do more damage than our mountain weather. It has to be the low density of the stones used. The softer the stone, the easier it is to engrave. Maybe I'll have better luck next time. Have a good night!!!

Added by Victor Pope on Aug 16, 2015 6:51 PM

Melissa Winkowski
Frank B Jones
Can you please link photo on memorial 38532930 (yours) to 38532914.I had made a copy and attached myself, but was informed by the sponsor that this is "against the rules". Thank you.

Added by Melissa Winkowski on Apr 08, 2015 8:58 AM

RE: Lawrence O. Carpenter
Mr. Carpenter's mother is Odia Thomas Carpenter (17974412). I do not know when his father died or where he is buried.


Added by melanie on May 22, 2014 6:39 PM

RE: Lawrence O. Carpenter
It was my pleasure. My great grandmother is buried in the section across from Mr. Carpenter (when I visit her grave, I walk a different section to see if I can randomly find a photo request).

I have sent a link requesting that you link him to his mother and to his wife.

thank you,

Added by melanie on May 22, 2014 5:47 PM

Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Fred Longbine
Thanks for visiting his site. His tombstone has now been added. MayflowerPilgrim332.

Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Dec 07, 2013 10:57 AM

RE: Photo Permission - 7293287
I have no problem with anyone taking the photos as I do all this for people like you who are interested in their families.

Added by LesaK on Oct 19, 2013 1:23 PM

RE: Permission for Photo?

Added by LadyGoshen on Oct 18, 2013 12:47 PM

Greg Mitchem
RE: Harold Saulmon's Stone
You are very welcome, glad I could help.


Added by Greg Mitchem on Aug 30, 2013 7:30 AM

Ron West
RE: Mary Ellen Wilson
Can you tell me what Facebook pages you pasted this to?


Added by Ron West on Jul 26, 2013 8:21 PM

Ron West
Mary Ellen Wilson

You recently left a flower for Mary Ellen Shutt and I wanted to say Thank You! I have tried to have Find a Grave recognize her as a famous person but they say that she does not meet their requirements.

I have resubmitted her for consideration again and I was hoping that you would re-visit her page and give her a fame rating. If enough people vote, maybe it will change the minds of the folks at Find a Grave.

Please click here Mary Ellen Shutt to take you directly to her page.

Ron West

Added by Ron West on Jul 26, 2013 12:11 PM

Helpful tips
Thanks for the helpful tips on photographing for memorials found on your profile page. I am not currently a photo volunteer but still found it to be interesting and informative reading. Not talked to you in a while, hope you are well.--Brian

Added by Brian on Jul 22, 2013 8:31 PM

Nita Dale
RE: Hello Nita!
Jackie, Thank you so much for setting this up for me. Once I find out how to do everything on here I will add more to it. Love nita

Added by Nita Dale on Jul 07, 2013 8:43 PM

Cathy Godish Ivins
Photo Tips
Many thanks for all your work and your wonderful photo tips! I stopped at Emley's Hill Cemetery and took a few extra photos (there are many Ivins family members buried there). I would like to suggest an additional tip to take an extra photo farther away to show relationship of where the grave is to any surrounding landmark. It makes it so much easier to locate graves that way when section and plot numbers are not available or posted.

Added by Cathy Godish Ivins on Jun 26, 2013 2:30 PM

Linda Y
Joshua saulmon
The memorials are in with the request for joshua saulmon. We never located his stone many are not able to read linda

Added by Linda Y on Nov 26, 2012 8:37 AM

Linda Y
oscar and Lillie Saulom
we have been to the cemetery where your family may be buried and added the memorials I suggest that you ask for the memorials they are many new ones we added LindaY

Added by Linda Y on Nov 24, 2012 8:42 PM

Carla Fehr
Oh my goodness, I didn't even pay attention, but yep, there are my distracting Flintstone feet. :-P I *just* downloaded Aperture and have no clue how to use it yet but I will play around and see if I can crop that down evenly!

I just looked at the memorial to John Salter, and yes, his headstone is gorgeous! I adore the dark slate headstones! There is a gentleman in SC named David Gillespie who does modern slate headstones and holy cow, they look amazing. If you ever get a chance, check out his work!

Nope, I'm not from NC -- I'm from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I lived at Camp Lejeune when I was affiliated with the military (and also in SC, MS, MA, VA, TX, AZ, GA and now finally MO! It gets exhausting just thinking about it). The drive to Cedar Island has to be one of my most favorite stretches of highway in the U.S., though! That little restaurant in the motel has some killer oysters too -- yum!

I'd be happy to transfer Mr. Geffroy over to you; I'll get that done now as a matter of fact. Thank you so much for your WONDERFUL contributions to Find-A-Grave!

Added by Carla Fehr on Sep 26, 2012 2:06 PM

Carla Fehr
William Geffroy
Hi Jackie! I haven't been online in a while and I just saw the beautiful photos and your sponsorship of William Geffroy. I wanted to say thank you for those kind gestures! When I lived in Jacksonville, I took a day trip up to Beaufort and just sort of randomly snapped a bunch of photos at the Burying Ground. When I go through my pics, I try to cross reference to see if there is anyone I've photographed who isn't on Find a Grave and I'll make them a memorial using what I have just to make sure that person is remembered. I don't know any details about the life of Mr. Geffroy, but if you do or if you'd like to create a more fitting and proper memorial for him, I'd be happy to transfer him to you. Just want to make sure all of our soldiers get the respect that they deserve! Thanks again, Jackie, and best wishes to you.

P.S. I LOVE that area of NC -- I'd give anything to move back! :-)

Added by Carla Fehr on Sep 25, 2012 11:35 PM

Richard Jordan
RE: Alfred Agustus Benfield
That is a super job. I wish everyone could have such complete and detailed bio as you have provided.


Added by Richard Jordan on Aug 10, 2012 6:22 PM

RE: David Childres Memorial
You are quite welcome ... and ... THANKS for buying AMERICAN!

God Bless!


Added by BRADLEY INGELS on Jul 25, 2012 8:07 PM

Janet Elliott Douglas
J Saulman
You are welcome. Sorry, I couldn't find it.

Added by Janet Elliott Douglas on Jun 04, 2012 11:12 PM

Amy Thompson
RE: Thank You Amy!!!
You are so welcome glad I was able to help

Added by Amy Thompson on May 29, 2012 6:26 PM

Sharon Slacum
RE: Otis Chester's Stone

You are very welcome. You have made my day. This is why we volunteer for Find A Grave.


Added by Sharon Slacum on May 02, 2012 12:29 PM

Francisca Saulmon Ramirez
Message From Jackie For: Jackie Wilson Goddard
Hello Again!

It's beautiful here today! :^)

I'm really sorry you don't like my tips. I'm an editor at heart, so when I see an initial or missing punctuation, it begs to be added. It just looks better to me.

I know you said in the old days at FindAGrave it was 'policy' to skip the period, but that has changed. I understand what you are saying and I know change is difficult for some but I prefer a period. If FindAGrave changes the policy I'll be happy to conform, but for right now, I'm very comfortable with the way it is at present.

As you said, these 'tips' are indeed my tips, not FindAGrave's. These are not directives, merely suggestions as to how to create an attractive, pleasant and accurate memorial. This is why they are titled "How To Get Great Photos For Find-A-Grave," rather than "You Must..." so please look up the definition of directive.

You also quote on your site, "Let's work together to make meaningful memorials." I certainly agree! That would include not bolding words, which connotes shouting, and indeed invokes the directive in this context, and using "Perhaps" to belie what is clearly a directive (as well as a judgement) of your own.

I focus on the online memorial experience from the perspective of genealogists, and family and friends of the deceased person.

Again, I am terribly sorry you are unhappy with my 'tips.'If you are so upset with my BIO page, then please try to avoid it.



PS: I have already sent you a message but will not use your 'cloak-and-dagger' method of sending messages to your "Forever Unknown" memorial. Using a memorial that ostensibly belongs to a deceased person for the purpose of receiving messages you don't wish others to see cannot possibly be part of what FindAGrave was created for. Any and all future responses will be posted directly to my bio page.

Added by Francisca Saulmon Ramirez on Apr 25, 2012 12:16 PM

Theresa Z Arnold
RE: Sallie Martin
I am very close to the cemetery, plus I've found that the historical society has identified and mapped out all the legible stones there, so it was a quick trip.

Like so many other stones in that cemetery, this one is marked with some type of lychen, and is difficult to read.

Glad I could be of help.

Added by Theresa Z Arnold on Apr 21, 2012 4:09 PM

Blanche Davis
Thank you, I changed the order - is that what you wanted? Learn something new everyday - thanks again, Rose.

Added by Rose on Mar 31, 2012 9:41 PM


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