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Joyce McCorkle (#47041016)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 7 days
Saundra Dowling
RE: Robert Gardner (photo removal)
Find A Grave feels the photo of the USA Flag that flys over the Jacksonville National Cemetery is not attached to any veteran on a personal level. They stated, Only photos of the headstone, the person in life, their family, and the automatically added "main cemetery photo" can be in the photo section. . There for it was removed by Find A Grave. I can have it as a "flower" in the coment section only.

I always thought that the USA flag was attached to all veterans on a personal level but according to the rules it is not. :( If you would like to add my photo to your "virtual flower" please feel free to do so.

Added by Saundra Dowling on Nov 18, 2014 5:47 PM

Saundra Dowling
RE: Robert Gardner
****FIND A GRAVE will not allow this photo( which I now have set as my profile photo) to be placed in the photo area of memorials. Why? Because Find a grave feels it is not an image that is personally attached to the deceased.
I as a wife of a Veteran and the grandmother of an active soldier feel the USA FLAG is personally attached to a veteran, after all they fought to defend it and served under this "image" IF that is not a personal attachment then what is folks? So to the veteran's families who I had include this flag of HONOR to their memorial it was not removed by me but by Find a grave. I am truely sorry that we can't show the image of our American Flag, that Veterans proudly served under, at half mask which is a sign of the quality of being thankful, appreciation for and to honor them.
I made the photo at the Jacksonville National Cemetery as the US Flag is at half mask Mon -Friday when a Veteran is laid to rest. No copywrite was broken as I am the owner of photo.

Added by Saundra Dowling on Nov 15, 2014 8:43 PM

The Genealogy Genie
Please let me know if you'd ever like me to return to the cemetery cemetery nearby (Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa counties).

Have a wonderful day, Joyce.


Added by The Genealogy Genie on Apr 13, 2014 1:56 PM

The Genealogy Genie
My mistake- it is only Joseph Watson's stone that has been uprooted.

Added by The Genealogy Genie on Apr 12, 2014 12:44 PM

The Genealogy Genie
I just returned from Carquinez Cemetery. I'm sorry, Joyce, but the fourth stone just has the surname listed. I took closeups of the stones and will be adding them to their tributes in just a bit. I'm afraid that they have suffered somewhat since the photo I've taken. Two of the stones are now uprooted.


Added by The Genealogy Genie on Apr 12, 2014 12:41 PM

The Genealogy Genie
Watson Plot in Carquinez Cem.
Hello Joyce,

I'm sorry, but I don't know right off who is the 4th person buried in the Watson plot. Please let me know if you'd like me to go out there this Saturday and check. I live only a couple of miles from the cemetery.


Added by The Genealogy Genie on Apr 10, 2014 6:08 PM

Saundra Dowling
RE: Robert Gardner
Thank You for your coment on the photo of the half masked flag. I place it when I add a photo of a veteran in honor of their service.

Added by Saundra Dowling on Apr 02, 2014 9:28 AM

Ada West
Mary's marker fulfilled
Hi Joyce....took the picture your requested picture this morning and have posted it on her page. Thanks for waiting!

Added by Ada West on Sep 05, 2013 2:39 PM

Ada West
Mary Elizabeth Goode Gardner
Hi Joyce,
I was at the cemetery this morning and Mary's name has not been added to the memorial. If you would please cancel the request, I will make SURE you get the picture as soon as it is added. The request will expire shortly. I PROMISE to post it as soon as it is added.

Added by Ada West on Aug 29, 2013 1:04 PM

Ada West
Photo request for Rogers Gardner
Hi Joyce,
I was at the cemetery this morning and took a picture of the requested marker but the name of his spouse has not been added. There is just a small temporary placard on the bottom. If you would like for me to forward that picture, I will gladly do so but I'm thinking you want a picture WHEN her name has been added to the marker. I will gladly keep the request on my desk and check from time to time and post it when the name has been added but perhaps you might then want to remove the photo request since it could be another month or so before that is done. Let me know and will be glad to accommodate you in whatever you wish done. I only live 3 miles from the cemetery so it's no big deal!
Ada West

Added by Ada West on Aug 19, 2013 4:12 PM

Little Marie
William Henry McCorkle
I do that all the time....think I have every one linked up only to find I don't. I must dream I have done it and then believe it.

Added by Little Marie on Jul 18, 2013 11:50 AM

Mr. Jean Coston
Mary Elizabeth Gardner
Please add this obit to Mary's bio.

The Daily World
Aberdeen, WA
Sunday, July 13, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Gardner

October 12, 1933 - July 8, 2013
Long time resident Mary Elizabeth Gardner passed away at her home on Monday, July 8, 2013. She was born October 12, 1933, in San Francisco to Willie and Virginia (Bennicuff) Goode. Mary grew up in San Francisco and attended Mission High School.

Mary started her cooking career at Fosters Cafeteria in San Francisco. Mary moved to Copalis Crossing in 1980. She was head cook at Peggy's Pantry and leased it at a later date. Mary also worked for the North Beach School District as a cooks helper aka "The Lunch Lady". She retired in 2004.

Mary belonged to the Copalis Beach/Ocean City Lions Club; VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Hogan's Corner and was also a member of Copalis Community Church. Mary enjoyed volunteering at the Copalis Community Food Bank, cooking for the Union Gospel Mission and was also a Lioness at Copalis Beach.

Mary is survived by three sons, Michael Bitterman of Ocean Shores, Jim Bitterman and Bill Ashley of Twin Falls, Idaho; four daughters, Maryann Lane of Salem, Ore., Arla (Bill) Williams of Martinez, Calif., Anita Thomas of Portland, Ore. and Anne Guadagnolo of Ocean Shores; brother, Bill Goode of Copalis Crossing; five sisters, Nancy Vogee of Blaine,Wash., Donna Lang of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Anna Burgher-Ring (Don) of Copalis Crossing, Emily Dixon of Aberdeen and Karin Marson (Dave) of Stockton, Calif. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rogers; and her infant brother, Willie Keith Goode. Mary also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Corey, Donald, Brandon, Rene, Nicole, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Mike and Cody; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Arie, Serenity, Brandon, Sierra, Dahlia, Rubie and Isaiah. Plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations are suggested to Copalis Community Food Bank or PAWS. Inurnment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. at a later date. A celebration of life service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Ocean Shores Lions Club.

Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Jul 15, 2013 7:02 AM

Mr. Jean Coston
Mary Elizabeth Gardner (Goode)
Dear Joyce
I just got the obit from the Daily World.
Would you plese deleate your submition?

Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Jul 12, 2013 5:44 PM

Pat Angeley
RE: Robbie L. Cantrell
Yes, there are the same. My email is I am the granddaughter of Madge and Robbie Cantrell. They raised their family of 5 children in Joplin, Mo and then moved to Midland, Michigan till they retired and moved to the Seattle area to be by their youngest daughter. Grandpa died there and Granny moved around with her daughter's family, but was back in the Seattle area when he died.
Robbie's Parents were Tom and Dora Cantrell. If you look on this link you will find them:
I would love to share more as I get it also. Pat Angeley, Granbury, Texas

Added by Pat Angeley on Jan 23, 2013 11:50 AM

Welch info
Well, rat's!! Where is your L. E. ? Not in Carterville, I guess.. Good luck in tracking him down!!

Added by Deb64030 on Sep 26, 2012 12:31 PM

RE: Ruby I Welch
Hi Joyce--

I can't remember if I wrote you back or not. But I just used the Carterville Cemetery book to enter the cemetery info. So I am afraid I can't help you with any other info on Ruby Welch.

But the book says that Ruby is the daughter of L. E. Welch. There is a Lem E. Welch buried in an entirely different section. There also is a J. C. and Anna Welch (buried together in another different section).

I hope that gives you some info to go on.

Lem E. 1880-15 Mar 1918
Anna 1866-1939
J. C. 1867-1945

Debbie Mack

ps. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Added by Deb64030 on Sep 25, 2012 3:55 PM

Little Marie
Matthew Locke McCorkle

I'm just introducing myself....I'm a descendant of Matthew's brother John J. McCorkle. Their father was Francis McCorkle, Jr. and their mother was Elizabeth Mariah Abernethy. Are you related to these people?
I made a trip to N.C. in 2010 and visited the McCorkle Cemetery outside of Mooresville and took photos there of the graves. I also took photos of the graves of Peter Forney, his wife and son, and of Abram orney and sevral of his people. Hope to hear frm you.

Added by Little Marie on Aug 20, 2012 4:24 PM

Jennifer Gaulding Low
Albert M Low
Hi Joyce,

I'm glad you found the father of Albert. My husband is part of the Low DNA Project and may be able to help you or head you in the right direction. He said you could contact him. His email is His name is Ted. It's been nice talking with you!


Added by Jennifer Gaulding Low on Aug 03, 2012 9:55 AM

Jennifer Gaulding Low
re: Albert M Low
I'm looking on, and there is an Albert M Low born 1916 living in Knoxville with Mother, Theresa L Low age 38 born about 1892, brother, Cameron W Low age 16 born about 1914, and sister Annie (Anna) L Low age 12 born about 1918. Theresa was widowed. It shows this Albert M Low was born in Tennessee, but his father's place of birth was North Carolina. Theresa was born in Tennessee, but both her parents were born in Germany. According to the Social Security Death Index, his late known residence was Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama. In 1942, he is shown in a U.S. City Directory as living in Knoxville, with his wife, Bobbie M Low. In 1955, he is living with wife Bobbie M Low in Middletown, Ohio. There is an Albert M Low that was in the military, but I can't tell from what area of the country he was from. My thinking is this could be why he moved around so much, but that this just my speculations. I found them listed in the 1920 Census as Lowe. Albert's father was already dead. They are living in Knoxville, Tennessee with his grandmother, Annie E Chapman born about 1860 in Germany. His aunt is also living with them: Elizabeth Chapman Anderson born about 1889 (it says in Vermont on the Census, but someone has corrected it and put Tennessee), and his cousin, Sterling Anderson born about 1914 in Tennessee. I haven't been able to find a name for Albert's father since he was dead by the time they would have had the first census. Albert's wife, Bobbie M Low was born 9 Aug 1921. This is all I can find. I can't find any marriage licenses in Tennessee for either Bobbie and Albert or Theresa Chapman and a Low or a Lowe. I hope this helps some.

Added by Jennifer Gaulding Low on Aug 02, 2012 12:19 PM

Jennifer Gaulding Low
re: Albert M Low
Hi Joyce,

Unfortunately I don't have any more information on this Albert M Low. I was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee and saw his grave. Since I am married to a Low, I thought I would get the information so that if he showed up on our tree, we would have it. Then a put up the memorial on Find-a-Grave. I wished I knew more. I looked on our tree on Ancestry, and we do not have him in our line as of yet. I could maybe look and see if I can find more. If I do, I'll let you know.



Added by Jennifer Gaulding Low on Aug 02, 2012 11:22 AM

Michael B. Safranek
RE: transferring memorials
thanks for your prompt reply - I just ended up making my own memorial, so there are two Capt Fitches on Find a Grave!

Added by Michael B. Safranek on Apr 27, 2012 8:59 AM

Michael B. Safranek
transferring memorials
My great uncle is listed on the Normandy website as a veteran buried there. How do I get the memorial transferred to me? Id like to add his parents and his wife? Thank you. His name was Capt Frank N Fitch Jr.

Added by Michael B. Safranek on Apr 26, 2012 5:17 PM

Stephanie Boris
RE: Du Frane and McCorkle
Hi Joyce,

Thanks so much for the kind words regarding the photos I took the other day. I wanted to mention that on Alexander George Du Frane's urn his date of birth is carved as 1879, not 1880 as is noted on his memorial page. (You can see it clearly in the closeup of the urn.) However, you are the best judge as to which is correct-- I just wanted to point it out so you'd know about the discrepancy.

Best wishes,

Added by Stephanie Boris on Mar 12, 2012 8:19 AM

Eric Cowan Low
Thanks for the information. It has been added. Have a Blesses Day & a Happy New Year.

Added by JBOY on Dec 26, 2011 6:54 PM

Maureen Keillor
RE: Samuel Belk Williams
Which just goes to show that there are no coincidences in family history! :-)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Added by Maureen Keillor on Nov 23, 2011 8:25 AM


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