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John L. Mathis (#47090215)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 15 days
73930616 Elizabeth Brooks Gunter Messer
Hello John

Thank you for making a memorial form my great grandmother Laura Elizabeth Brooks Gunter Messer.
May I offer the following information to be added to the information you have provided?

While some people have her first husband's name as Thomas Kimber, my grandmother (their daughter) said it was Thomas Kimberly. (You have Kimbal)

Her mother went by her middle name, Caroline, so it would be good for people looking for her if you included her full name Martha Caroline Buchanan.
Also, I had trouble finding this monument because I was looking for Laura (I know that she used a version of her middle name, Lizzie) - would it be easier to find her if you added Laura to the title of the monument? Or does that just make it more confusing?

She remarried James Vance (Jimmy) Messer, not Thomas.

Here is a list of the children of Thomas and Lizzie:
Ellis J 1896-1950
Marion Alonzo 1897-1924
Frank Houston 1899-1984
Eliza 1901-1917 (married name Isoard)
Della Birdell 1903-1998 (married Wikle)
Flonnie Carolyn 1907-1965 (married Messer)
Bonnie Geneva 1909-2001 (married Gunter)
Annie 1912-1914
Ruby Letha 1914-2002 (married Parker)
Thomas Jefferson 1917-1991
Ambrose Gardner 1919-2000
I listed the girls' married names in case you want to find and link them to their graves.

Thank you again. Please email me at if you would have questions or would like my permanent email to exchange genealogy information.

Troy Thiessen - grandson of Ruby Gunter

Added by hoquiam72 on May 27, 2015 12:27 PM

Moody Ancestor
Harvey L. Moody # 37179987
Hello John could you please transfer maintenance on my great grandfather to me Moody Ancestor # 48568092 Thank you again for your great help :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on May 26, 2015 11:12 AM

Kimberley Ashe
Hi John, My moma Gwendolyn Ashe did genealogy for over 13 yrs b4 she passed..I'm just now getting interested in it..I'm also helping my cousin wit her family roots..her dad is Clarence Alexander 36707791...I sent u a couple of edits, I would love to adopt this from u, if that's okay! I'm trying to connect his family wit him for his daughter Debbie...also if ur on Facebook, send me a friend request..I've started a page for ppl to share info and photo's and there is Mathis on there, both my parents where from Jackson Co, and a lot of the page members are alos from there!

Added by Kimberley Ashe on May 04, 2015 11:54 AM

Moody Ancestor
Harvey L. Moody # 37179987
Hello John could you please transfer maintenance on Harvey L. Moody # 37179987 to me Moody Ancestor #48568092 Thank you :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on Apr 28, 2015 12:04 PM

Nancy Charlton
mendora Anthony Kirkland Garrett
I was so excited to see that someone knew where Mendora's first husband was buried. I always wondered.

Added by Nancy Charlton on Apr 09, 2015 11:31 AM

Aileen Dobson Speegle
Ennis W. Ashe, Sr.
Hi John,
First, I want to say thank you for all that you do for Find A Grave! Now, I would like to take a little work off your hands. Could you please transfer the management of Ennis W Ashe (Memorial# 35504636) to me? I added and manage 2 of his children. Ennis W. Ashe Sr. is the great-grandfather of my son-in-law. Take care, Aileen (Speegle)

Added by Aileen Dobson Speegle on Apr 08, 2015 9:47 AM

mathis family
John...I don't suppose any of your Mathis family moved into Georgia and on into the Walker County, Alabama area by chance did they? From there they would have gone to Le Flore County, Oklahoma. James Joseph Mathis marrying Elizabeth Phillips in Walker County. Their son George Grover Cleveland Mathis was my grandfather.

Ring any bells? They were a mysterious family albeit for a good reason I am told. :)


Added by sukiyhtaky on Mar 14, 2015 12:37 PM

Hello from Austria !
Thank you so much for all the gravestone photos you have added to my Memorials in NC.
With best regards to you and your Family !

Added by Charlotte on Mar 12, 2015 8:00 AM

Love in Family
Highway 36 east cemetery butts co., ga
the highway 36 east cemetery is actually the Towaliga County Line Baptist Church Cemetery greatly a colored cemetery and has a link listed on find a grave site in Butts Co., GA every memorial from the hwy 36 cemetery needs to be transferred to this one. and the highway 36 east cemetery then needs to be deleted from the site. I started using the edit key on individual memorials and realized there were more that you had created here sorry for the confusion i did use the edit key for all that should be deleted as duplicates thanks for all you do with find a grave

Added by Love in Family on Jan 16, 2015 2:34 AM

Henry Lambert
John, Sent a request through your EDITS on this, your profile page, to link Henry to his parents. Thank you, appreciate your help and kindness.
This makes it easier, not having to retype everything.
Thanks again,
Happy Thanksgiving,

Added by Lorraine on Nov 25, 2014 7:29 PM

Derek Zacharias
Thank you so much!
Thank you for this taking this picture! My eyes filled with tears when I saw my grandmother Mary Agnes Kennedy-Zacharias (Grandma Bee) next to my grandfather George Zacharias, Never had the privilege of meeting him.... I have memories of her in sitting on the couch playing with me when I was a little boy.
Thank you,
Derek Zacharias

Added by Derek Zacharias on Nov 18, 2014 1:07 AM

Moody Ancestor
Mrs. Mary Chambers #54444776
Hello again John could you please transfer maintenance on Mrs. Mary Chambers #54444776 my great grand mother to me Moody Ancestor (#48568092) Thanks again John :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on Nov 01, 2014 4:56 PM

Moody Ancestor
T.G. Chambers #54444954
Hello John could you please transfer maintenance on T.G. Chambers #54444954 my great grandfather to me please :-) Moody Ancestor (#48568092) Thanks again John :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on Nov 01, 2014 4:52 PM

Moody Ancestor
Ruth Melvina Sawyer Chambers # 54444526
Hello John could you please transfer maintenance on Ruth Melvina Sawyer Chambers # 54444526 to me Moody Ancestor (#48568092)Thank you :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on Nov 01, 2014 12:26 PM

Joyce Hopkins
Joseph Brooks 73929312
Barkers Creek Cemetery

Joseph's name was spelled joesph. Will you correct this?

Joyce Hopkins

Added by Joyce Hopkins on Oct 30, 2014 4:29 PM

Moody Ancestor
Dessie F Moody Memorial #54484827
Hello John is there anyway you can transfer maintenance from my grandmother's memorial #54484827 to me #48568092 please :-)

Added by Moody Ancestor on Oct 26, 2014 8:23 PM

Janet E. Meadows, MSCS, MSCJ
Thank you:-)
Thank you for transferring my Uncle Dale and Aunt Frankie over. Uncle Dale was my grandfather's favorite brother. My Grandfather and Grandmother raised Uncle Dale along with all his other brother's and sisters. I wish you could have known him, pure mountain, wild to his last days but entirely devoted to his wife and other family.



Added by Janet E. Meadows, MSCS, M... on Oct 14, 2014 8:09 PM

J C Tipps
I think, I have duplicated one your records. I did not realize until I had linked all the family members. If this memorial is not a family member would you consider deleting yours? J C Tipps is my family. Thank you

Added by Granna on Sep 20, 2014 10:01 PM

Molly Brown
I have sent several edits to you. I just kept finding more and more to link onto. Thank you for you patience for doing these. Molly

Added by Molly Brown on Sep 14, 2014 1:56 PM

Marcus Moss
David Herman "Crock" Lambert
Will you please add David Herman "Crock" Lambert 37884046 to his mother Golinda Lambert 37884026.



Added by Marcus Moss on Sep 03, 2014 6:30 PM

William Pearson McCoy
I had posted William, using his full name, Sorry, I didn't realize, you had posted him with just initials. He is buried at Birdtown Cemetery, if you would add his full name, I think the Lady who wrote me, telling me about the DUP, has written you also. I will deleted my posting, as yours was first.
Have a great day.

Added by Lorraine on Jul 25, 2014 8:57 PM

Deborah Carter
Athlee L. Honeycutt
Thank you so much for the transfer of Athlee L. Honeycutt!

Added by Deborah Carter on Jun 22, 2014 8:47 PM

Betty Andrews
fag #54195915 &54195837
Duplicate memorials. See 40707607 & 40707549
Thanks for your find-a-grave service.

Added by Betty Andrews on Jun 22, 2014 11:33 AM

Deborah Carter
Requesting Transfer of # 35717161
Hi, I would like to request a transfer of A. L. Honeycutt #35717161. Her name was Athlee and she was my grandmother's sister who died at 14. Thank you, I am so glad I found her!

Added by Deborah Carter on Jun 14, 2014 12:13 PM

Mike Black
Raymond Newell Ward memorial # 67430631
Mr. Mathis,

Would you please consider transferring the memorial for Newell to me? He was my 1st cousin and I would appreciate it. Mike

Added by Mike Black on Apr 28, 2014 1:09 PM


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