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|My name is Joy and I am really happy to be a contributing member of findagrave.|
I was born in Polk County which is located in East Texas. My parents lived in several areas of Texas while I was growing up, wherever my dad worked. After I graduated school and got married, my husband and I settled along the Gulf Coast of Texas and raised our family, but we make many trips back to visit family in East Texas. We are the parents of three children, two daughters who are living, and we have three grandsons. Our eldest child and only son, James Michael Sizemore, passed away in 1984 after being struck by lightning at age sixteen, so I am especially interested in the memorials on FindAGrave, that honor our loved ones. The biggest joy in our lives these days are our five grandchildren, four boys and one girl. We really enjoy watching the older grandchildren play sports. As you can imagine, we get lots of laughs at the antics of these young players.
I started doing genealogy research in mid 2000 for my family lines which include Duff, Jones, Hawthorne, Cain, Murphy and Coursey; my husband‚s family lines include Sizemore, Driver, Roach, Fletcher and many others I have not been able to pinpoint. I have to say his family lines are much harder to research than mine are. I am trying to gather as much family information as I can so that it will be much easier for my family as well as my extended family to do research on our ancestry.
My goal is to take as many photographs as I can and post them to the findagrave.com website for cemeteries in several East Texas Counties where I have family buried. These counties include Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Harris, San Jacinto, Hardin and Angelina. I firmly believe in remembering our loved ones that have passed on and feel I can help by posting the photos of their headstones, photos, etc.
NOTICE: "ALL HEADSTONE PHOTOS THAT I POST, OR HAVE POSTED, ON THE FINDAGRAVE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN TAKEN PERSONALLY BY ME OR HAVE BEEN COPIED BY PERMISSION FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF FINDAGRAVE."
"ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEADSTONE PHOTOS I POST, OR HAVE POSTED IN THE PAST, ARE THERE AS A MEMORIAL TO THAT PERSON AND ARE AVAILABLE TO BE COPIED BY FAMILY RESEARCHERS WHO ARE TRYING TO TRACK THEIR FAMILY LINEAGE. I would like to be contacted on my personal family photos as I have been in the past by several people."
I will do my best to also take headstone photo requests at cemeteries in the general area that I visit and live near.
I appreciate any corrections or updates to information I have posted as well as I will be glad to transfer a posting to family members when notified.
Thank you to those who have emailed me with family info and requests to link husband, wives and children on posts that I have made in the past. I am really happy that FindAGrave has added this wonderful addition to our recording of memorials.
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|Thomas Smith||"Pappy Joe" Alexander|
I'm the great-great grandson of Pappy Joe. My mom & dad are both from Livingston. My mom was an Alexander before she got married and tends to the graves of our extended family at the Alexander Cemetery in New Willard. Thank you for the pictures they have helped her get the info she needs to have the incomplete tombstones finished.
|Judy Murphy||Brandi Joyelle Riendeau|
Joy you are so welcome - I'm glad that I found it.
|Michele Goff||Thank you|
Joy, thank you for visiting my mom's memorial page and leaving the lovely words. Yes, my mom was a truly wonderful mom to all four of her children. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. May God bless you and your family always. Blessings to you, Michele
|Bettie||Your Great Aunt|
I will be more than happy to transfer your Aunt to you. If you would like to maintain her memorial, let me know and I will transfer. Maybe you have a picture to share.
Added by Bettie on Jul 03, 2013 8:07 AM
|Christa Holland||Cains in Tucson|
I went out there today and the administration office said they're not in South Lawn. There are no Cains listed there at all and the closest they could find was a Kane, but it obviously wasn't the right one. Where else could they be? Do you think they could be at East Lawn?
|Judith Odom||Mom and dads grave|
Thank you so much for the photo of my grand parents grave,Clinton and Alma Fleming.Thank you Joy
|Christa Holland||Alice Naumann|
I most certainly will link them. I was so tickled to get your correction request and find someone on here who knew them. I was in Tiffany's class in Arizona and she was one of my very dearest friends. I think of them often and miss them very much.
God bless you,
|Glenn Massey||Peebles Cemetery, Providence, Polk, Texas, USA|
May my family and I use your photos of this cemetery so we can add them to our family tree on ancestry.com? I promise to note photos were taken by you and reference your findagrave.com member #
Thank you, Glenn Massey & Family
Thanks for the photos of James Burch's headstone.
He was my Great grandfather. I need to go see them in person soon.
I would like for you to transfer Louise Patteron
Find A Grave Memorial# 21621806 to me please.
This is my Grandmother.
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