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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo ~ If you'd like me to TRANSFER a Memorial of your family member that I've entered, just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~

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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.

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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.

My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.

I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.


If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.



Georgia Lee Cox Going

Duel Glen Going


Betty Jane Going Kelso

Helen Yvonne Going Wilson


Janice Elaine Kelso Olsen

Donna Yvonne Kelso

Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark

Joel Tavis Coffey


Alonzo Stubblefield Going

Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips

John Avery Cox

Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson

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RE: Mitchell
You're very welcome. If there's anything else I can do for you do not hesitate to ask. I was in Masonic Cemetery recently and noticed a few Goings there but I'm sure you're aware of them.
Added by asimov on Apr 24, 2015 6:24 AM
A simple thank you:)
I greatly appreciate your dedication to Find A Grave and the time you give to help those of us who cannot travel.
Added by JohnRandolphPrinceWmVa on Apr 13, 2015 5:41 PM
Hall graves
Thanks for the photos, Shirley. I appreciate these very much.

Added by Ray on Apr 12, 2015 8:29 PM
Orion Pittman
Cook grave
Thank you so very much for the photo's of my Grandparents graves. I have been waiting for so long and thought no one was going to fulfill my request. Thank you, Orion Pittman
Added by Orion Pittman on Apr 12, 2015 6:07 PM
Macey Cemetery Photos
I greatly appreciate you fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate your time & efforts!!!
Many thanks! Great job!
Added by DON SHARP on Apr 12, 2015 5:26 PM
Connie Carl
Thank you for at least trying to locate H.Woods.
I really appreciate it. Connie
Added by Connie Carl on Apr 12, 2015 4:57 PM
Thomas Griggs
Thank you so much for the great photo!
James & Tina
Added by Tina&James on Apr 12, 2015 3:23 PM
Lafayette Griggs
Thank you so much for your time and efforts.
James & Tina
Added by Tina&James on Apr 12, 2015 3:11 PM
Sheri Jones
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much Shirley. I truly appreciate your time and efforts. It means a lot to me to have this photo and I live in Michigan so it would have been difficult for me to get it myself. I haven't been able to get down there in over 10 years now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you need Michigan photos or lookups, please let me know. I will be so happy to return the favor. Sheri
Added by Sheri Jones on Apr 12, 2015 10:57 AM
William Prentiss Clark
Thomas Melvin Mangrum & Arleta Mangrum
Hello Shirley,
Thank you for the pictures of the grave markers.

Added by William Prentiss Clark on Apr 11, 2015 10:23 PM
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