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Valerie McCullough (#46909464)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 9 days
Gypsy Soul
Pickens/Alexander- Hillcrest Cemetery
Hello fellow Find A Grave member,

I had planned on accepting your request to HILLCREST Memorial Park in Pickens, SC, however I spoke to a representative who was quick to inform me, and I quote, "HIPAA laws prevent anyone from obtaining burial plot information or taking pictures; only direct family members or the plot owners are allowed to do so."

I am familiar with HIPAA laws because I work in the healthcare field. To make sure that I had not missed any information, I reviewd the website No where on that site, could I find any information that would pertain to a cemetery, much less one refusing to give burial information or allowing photography. HIPAA laws are meant to protect your medical information, not the location of your burial spot. I also checked the Pickens County website, again, I did not find any information to support what the representative told me.

I contacted a few other local cemeteries to see if they would tell me the same thing and none of them knew anything about these supposed privacy laws. One of the other cemeteries was even maintained by a neighboring county. I would think if any cemetery office would know, it would be the one maintained by a government office!

By the conclusion of the call, the cemetery representative mumbled something about if the person making the Find A Grave request would call the cemetery office, give their relationship to the deceased, then the plot information might be released. He continued to mumble something about possibly taking pictures but it was almost entirely inaudible, then he hung up on me.

I ask that if you wish to continue with your request, call the Hillcrest Memorial Park office at 864-878-9312 to obtain the plot information. I am not sure of their exact hours, but I would suggest calling between 9:00am-5pm, EST.



Added by Gypsy Soul on Nov 03, 2016 3:41 PM

Toni Vitale Akers
RE: Allison Cagle
Okay... I uploaded it. Hope it's what you wanted.

Added by Toni Vitale Akers on Sep 28, 2016 9:37 PM

Toni Vitale Akers
Allison Cagle
Hello Valerie,
I went to Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery today. There are many Cagle and Childers family members buried there and I took photos of every one I could find. I updloaded Sarah and RM Cagle and Herbert and Annie Childers. Also Esther Cagle for another requester. I don't have an Allison Cagle, but I do have an A R Boy Cagle (Mar 9 1885-Jan 7 1945) alongside Leo Cline Cagle. Could AR be your Allison?

Added by Toni Vitale Akers on Sep 27, 2016 8:29 PM

valerie knouse kooyker
RE: Roy Brengel
I also took a photo of Margaret Mary Brengel's gravesite directly next to Roy and posted it on her memorial page. I assume she was his wife. Happy to do this for you!

Added by valerie knouse kooyker on Aug 22, 2016 7:01 PM

valerie knouse kooyker
Roy Joseph Brengel
Hi Valerie,
Photo done for Roy Joseph Brengel. Sadly the gravesite was way overgrown with thick weeds and I was only able to take a partial shot. I will go back with shovel in hand and see if I can get a better photo. It's a shame because there was a lovely tribute to him on the stone which I have posted as a caption to his photo. I also took a photo of Margaret Mary Brengel's gravestone next to his, 1906-1982, (relation I assume?) which I will post on her memorial page.

Valerie Kooyker

Added by valerie knouse kooyker on Aug 19, 2016 4:46 PM

Dana Garrow
RE: Gate of Heaven Cemetery-Westchester County
Hi Valerie! Thanks for the updates… I've gladly transferred the memorials over to your care… they are your family and I'd rather you maintain them! Glad I could help! Blessings, Dana

Added by Dana Garrow on Feb 27, 2016 6:36 PM

Reggie Hughes
Joe Fox at Friendship
I did a quick search through the cemetery and notated several Fox memorial stones at the back of the cemetery. Upon a thorough search of the cemetery, I did not find any additional clues that Joesph Fox is buried in this cemetery, although there are many unmarked graves. Edited to add after looking***** I was at the Archive Monday and going through the Cemetery Book of Marshall County. An inscription of his headstone was taken on 14 July 1964 which reads Joe Fox b 1886. I will have to try and chalk some of the older unreadable headstones to determine what is on them. It may be a couple of weeks before I can get back out there. You might want to try and request him again. The book did not show Georgie.

Added by Reggie Hughes on Sep 29, 2015 7:54 AM

Lavon Avery - Avery Monuments
RE: Lebanon Cemetery
You are more than welcome.

Lavon Avery
Avery Monuments

Added by Lavon Avery - Avery Monum... on Nov 23, 2014 6:20 PM

Lisa Squared
RE: Metairie Cemetery
You are very welcome

Added by Lisa Squared on Nov 23, 2014 12:27 PM

Dan & Karen Read
photo request update
Just wanted to give you a heads up about the photo request you have out for Boynton Beach Memorial Cemetery. I drive by this cemetery on my way home from work and I will fulfill the request as soon as possible. However it has been raining in South Florida every day this week, and tomorrows forecast is not promising. I want to get you a decent photo, and the flat marker should be dry for the best picture.

Added by Dan & Karen Read on Nov 21, 2014 2:15 PM

Kathie Miller Sarchet
RE: Lockney Cemetery
My pleasure to be of assistance.

Kathie Miller Sarchet

Added by Kathie Miller Sarchet on Nov 03, 2014 10:14 AM

Sharon & Jackie
RE: Sunset Memorial Park
You are welcome!

Added by Sharon & Jackie on Oct 18, 2014 3:03 PM

Mike Huffstetler
RE: Catawba Memorial Park
You are welcome It was a pleasure to help you with this

Added by Mike Huffstetler on Oct 05, 2014 10:44 AM

RE: Greenlawn Cemetery
You're very welcome. I'll try to get a better one on my return visit. ;)

Added by MissT on Sep 21, 2014 2:20 PM

Myrna Burgoyne
RE: Gate of Heaven
You're welcome. I'm working on completing all the requests for Gate of Heaven Cemetery. I'll certainly be able to complete the ones that have plots marked ... the rest may have to be "by accident or guess".


Added by Myrna Burgoyne on Sep 02, 2014 6:10 AM

RE: Green Hill
You are welcome.

Added by Nan on Aug 19, 2014 6:34 PM

RE: Oak Grove
You are very welcome.
Celebrate Volunteerism!!!

Added by BobBoston on Jul 17, 2014 11:30 AM

Jennifer Holt Lewis
RE: Shiloh Memorial
You're welcome. I have more photos to upload, I just added the ones you requested first. I will add the others in the next couple of days.

Added by Jennifer Holt Lewis on Jun 08, 2014 8:10 PM

Rebecca Lee McClary Powell
Myrtle Elrod
Thank you so really means a lot to me.

Added by Rebecca Lee McClary Powel... on Jun 07, 2014 3:45 PM

Jackie Baker
RE: Green Acres
You're welcome. Glad to do it.

Added by Jackie Baker on Jun 07, 2014 1:14 PM

Rebecca Lee McClary Powell
Myrtle Elrod 88413996
Myrtle was my mother's mother. Could you transfer her to me please? Thank You

Added by Rebecca Lee McClary Powel... on Jun 07, 2014 7:26 AM

RE: Forest Lawn
Always happy to help.

Added by RAP on May 05, 2014 6:27 PM

RE: Enotah Cemetery
Sure thing!

Added by GAGypsy on Mar 22, 2014 6:50 PM

Jenny E.
RE: Spring Grove
Hi Valerie,
You're welcome!
Jenny E.

Added by Jenny E. on Mar 18, 2014 7:28 AM

RE: Greenwood Cemetery
Your welcome, glad to help out anytime, want me to transfer Mary to you?

Added by Dstmnstr on Mar 17, 2014 5:41 AM


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