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Debra Downey Wilkins (#47273148)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 14 days
Paula Smith
Memorials being deleted

I have seen a few, my own memorials being deleted. I know at one point, there were no Memorials showing up for some of my family members. I don't know if it was at the time when Ancestry, was acquiring Find-A-Grave, but old memorials were NOT showing up when doing searches.

I have had a Memorial deleted for my maternal aunt, Carol Ruby Nobilese, 1925-1961 buried in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. And my grandmother's brother Arthur E. Black and his wife Aunt Laura.

I just got a message for me to delete my memorial for my Aunt's husband, Mervin "Smitty" Smith. Also buried in Mount Airy Cemetery.

But that's OK, if some people are so desperate for big numbers, let them. Many people NOW, grab their coffee and newspaper and head for the computer. It doesn't matter that the deceased, has NOT even been buried yet! THESE are the people, who give a bad name to many other's before them. I thank those who went out into overgrown cemeteries and documented graves, and in places, many wouldn't consider doing.

I would like to THANK YOU DEB, for all the work that you have done and shared and that I have included in my McQuown part, of my family tree.

Paula C. Smith, nee Fenn

Added by Paula Smith on Oct 26, 2015 3:59 PM

John Fazenbaker
RE: Zelda Ritchey obituary


I just sent you message about Zelda's memorial before seeing you message.

Let me know what you want to do. I gladly delete mine. Your memoril is older. I can get a photo.

Thanks, John

Added by John Fazenbaker on Aug 03, 2015 4:05 PM

John Fazenbaker
RE: Mary Pansy Fazenbaker Thrasher

Hi Debbie,

I'd make me happy if you added it.

Thanks so much, Happy Memorial Day!


Added by John Fazenbaker on May 23, 2015 5:43 PM

Jan A
RE: Laura Hoffman Downey
:) Thank you

Added by Jan A on May 20, 2015 7:30 PM

Robert Longbottom # 46521199
RE: Clark Brenneman obituary
Hi Debbie,
Yes I would be very interested in doing what you suggest. Clark was a 1st cousin twice removed from my wife Joyce Brenneman. How do you relate?
Contact me at


Added by Robert Longbottom # 465... on Oct 21, 2014 3:11 PM

McQuown memorials
Hi again,

I just looked up the rules. This is what I found:

"In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location. If a case of duplicate memorials falls to the Administration, the Administration will have the final word on which memorial is deleted and which data will be retained in the remaining memorial page."

Oh well, I guess that they don't consider how many family links there are on each memorial. Now they all have to be reconnected.

Added by Carol on Oct 08, 2014 9:14 PM

RE: David and Isabella McQuown

I couldn't get through to you via e-mail either..not sure what's going on.

Also, seems the memorials for David have been merged. I can no longer find yours. And, all the family links that I connected are no longer connected.

I thought that the oldest memorial was supposed to stay if there was more than one. Yours was the oldest.

Added by Carol on Oct 08, 2014 9:00 PM

Cindy Wadding
RE: RE:Dessie Gillam
Hi Deb,
If you don't mind deleting the clippings. I think it looks better when the obit is in the bio section. As for the photo for John, you can add any photo that you like. To my knowledge, I'm no relation. I just update cemeteries.

Added by Cindy Wadding on Nov 25, 2013 8:26 AM

Cindy Wadding
RE:Dessie Gillam
Hi Deb,
I also transcribed Dessie's obit. Thanks

Added by Cindy Wadding on Nov 23, 2013 5:04 PM

Cindy Wadding
RE:John Gillam
Hi Deb,
I transcribed the obit you posted into the Bio section of his memorial. Thanks

Added by Cindy Wadding on Nov 23, 2013 4:44 PM

Ray E. Boyce - memorial # 110633011
Just thought I'd let you know that I posted a headstone photo to this memorial.

Added by JT on Nov 04, 2013 3:19 PM

Jan A
RE: Conway Memorials
Debbie, I am documenting the Church of Resurrection Cemeteries out of the Clymer main office. As I add memorials/pics, I do research for them, so I'll let you know when I get to the other Conways - what I dig up. ....Jan

Added by Jan A on Jul 17, 2013 11:00 AM

Amanda Stotler 109594522
Hello, Can you link Amanda to her parents please? Esau Stotler 75810343 and Elizabeth Ann Yost Stotler 75810564. Thank you ~ Tina :)

Added by Tina on Apr 29, 2013 8:39 PM

John Fazenbaker
RE: Smith-Dellinger Graves

Added photos for Anne and Robert Smith.


Added by John Fazenbaker on Apr 10, 2013 8:12 PM

John Fazenbaker
RE: Smith-Dellinger Graves

Hi Debra,

You have the correct plot for Anne and Robert.

I'd be glad to add photos if you want.

John F

Added by John Fazenbaker on Apr 08, 2013 8:38 PM

Helen Tranum
A bit of correction
In my previous message, I wanted to clarify that Martha was step great great, although I still consider her a grandmother. My great grandfather Jefferson's mother was Sarah White, Burbridge's first wife.

Added by Helen Tranum on Jan 20, 2013 10:40 AM

Helen Tranum
Thank you
Thank you so much for the picture of Burbridge and Martha McManus Tranum (how I spell the family name). Burbridge and Martha were my great great grandparents. Their son Jefferson Davis Tranum born abt 1861 was my great grandfather. He was married to Mary Catherine McManus, their child, Grover C Tranum, married to Helen M Spiker were my grandparents. Their son, Harry Duckworth Tranum, my father was married to Mary Katherine Paugh. I love having photos to put with the names, again thank you for posting this picture. Helen

Added by Helen Tranum on Jan 20, 2013 10:20 AM

Rodney Kerns
Could you transfer Robert Ajourn Kerns. He's my gg grandfather

Added by Rodney Kerns on Nov 24, 2012 8:43 PM

Rodney Kerns
No I dont mind at all. Please help yourself.

Added by Rodney Kerns on Oct 03, 2012 6:06 AM

Rodney Kerns
Robert Alourn Kerns
Hi, Are you debbywilk on The picture you got of my grandfather. I believe you got from my Someone named debbywilk copied that picture from that

Added by Rodney Kerns on Oct 02, 2012 1:06 PM

Rodney Kerns
Robert Aljourn Kerns
Thats my GG grandfather. I been to the cemetary and looked. Didnt have any luck. Do you know exactly where it is?

Added by Rodney Kerns on Oct 01, 2012 9:06 PM

Shades in Mt Tabor (Berkeley Springs)

Wanted to let you know that I've posted pictures to your memorials in Mount Tabor Cemetery outside Berkeley Springs. You had asked me about Peter Shade in an earlier message. I just posted a pic for Sarah E Shade, wife of Peter Shade. Not sure this is the Peter you are interested in, but made an assumption since you posted the memorial.


Added by GraveRobber on Sep 01, 2011 3:47 PM

Hi Debra! I was wondering if you could add on a wife for Cleo# 51317805? Would you please add my aunt Florence Kesecker # 61094171? Thanks so much for your time!

Added by Biermann on Apr 27, 2011 2:11 PM

Bethel Cemetery
Just saw the post about Bethel Cemetery when my previous message to you was posted and displayed. There are two Bethel Cemeteries in Morgan County. One is located south of town on Rt. 522. I have completed photographed and posted all the graves located there.

There is a second Bethel Cemetery over near the river that I have not been to yet. I'll eventually get to that one. My goal when I visit a cemetery is to photograph it 100% so you'll eventually have the info you may be looking for.

This may be old info, but better safe than sorry.


Added by GraveRobber on Mar 10, 2011 4:28 PM

RE: Peter E Shade

I have completely photographed Mt. Olivet. As I went to post the pictures, I found that there were about 30 (I hate typing a number that big!) that I could not read from the digital photographs. Many of the headstones have been cleaned beautifully, but there is now no shadowing or wear that allows me to clearly see the name or dates. I just have a clear piece of beautiful white marble. As soon as my travel schedule will allow, I'm going to revisit Mt. Olivet and retake the photos and write down the info so I can put it in.

If the stone is in the cemetery, I'll get a picture of it when I can. I'm going to attempt to get over there in the next couple of weeks as I'll be out of WV the whole month of April.

I'll post another reply when I get it posted to let you know it has been posted.


Added by GraveRobber on Mar 10, 2011 4:23 PM


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