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Ellen (#47535781)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo NOTE: As of September 2014, I've made it through surgery and am 1/4 of the way through chemotherapy. I'm very hopeful, and very appreciative of all the words of kindness and encouragement.

As of August 2014, I'm dealing with my mother's recent death and my own recent cancer diagnosis. Please be patient with any suggestions / edits you send. Thanks in advance!

[PLEASE read (starting with para. 2) before contacting me about a memorial; it will save us both time and trouble. Thanks!]

I'm a history major and a lawyer (University of Virginia, Emory University;) a fanatic about live music (Todd Rundgren, Gene Owens, the blues;) and a photographer. I'm a wife and a mother (a son who recently graduated from law school at the University of Georgia and a daughter who recently graduated from Tulane.) I have a house full of rescued dogs and cats.

If I'm the caretaker of a memorial for someone who was closer to you than to me, I'll consider transferring that memorial to you; feel free to ask, but please include DETAILS as to your relationship to the deceased.

If you have additional information or links that you want added to a memorial, please send details and DO include links to your SOURCES: I'm unlikely to make additions/links if I can't verify their accuracy

All requests for transfers, all suggestions, and all corrections MUST be sent via the edit tab on the memorial in question. If you use the "Other" option you'll be able to send an explanation of, and links to, your sources for suggested changes to a memorial.

If you need to write me at my email address about something else (e.g., a suggestion or correction I've sent you,) PLEASE include a copy of any relevant correspondence and a link to the memorial(s) in question.

If I've posted a cemetery photograph that you want to use on Ancestry, please feel free to do so IF and ONLY IF you include the entire caption as the photograph description. You MUST get my express permission to use any of my photographs OTHER than those taken in cemeteries.
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Judy Annis
RE: Cynthia Meadows Swords
I sent the info via the 'edit' and suggestions. You DECLINED. I thought an explaination was needed as her spouse choose not to publish an obit. I will re-submit the info. Please add. Thanks
Added by Judy Annis on Oct 24, 2014 4:53 AM
Pat Gillespie
Faulkner edits, Pleasant Hill
Ellen, we were in contact once before about the Hamby lines. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother as well as your cancer. I pray everything goes well and that you will be cancer-free. I had breast cancer 4 years ago, fine now. My husband I think has finally won the battle of bladder/kidney cancer as of yesterday. Has been going on for two years. God bless you and keep you in His car. Have a blessed day.

I did your edits tonight.
Added by Pat Gillespie on Oct 23, 2014 11:46 PM
Cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot carrode faith, It cannot silence courage, It cannot steal eternal life, It cannot conquer the spirit.

Peace be with you.
Added by JB BERRY on Sep 18, 2014 10:15 PM
Brenda A. Darbyshire
So sorry for all the problems that seem to come at once. My husband had cancer and he has been cancer free for 5 years. It took a lot of prayer and acceptance, but it will come to pass. Will be praying for you! Are you using Mendanhall? He is great!
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Sep 09, 2014 5:07 PM
Sue Tanner
Hi Ellen
I just read your most recent paragraph.
Will be praying for you for both situations. I didn't deal very well with the death of my parents. If I can help you, would be glad to do so.
Added by Sue Tanner on Sep 08, 2014 1:37 AM
G. L. "Bill" Pierce
Marriage Records
After going to Courthouse in several counties, I have found out that couples in Georgia Prior to January 1, 1996 a couple did not have to get a Marriage License to be married legally. Common-law marriages were legal in the state.
At one time most states excepted Common-law Marriages legal. Now days there are only a few that do except common-law marriages. The men & women that you are helping with information should know about this. All they have to do is check out the states that they are getting information from.
Thank You. Bill
Added by G. L. "Bill" Pierce on Sep 07, 2014 12:05 AM
Catherine Hall
Ellen as a manager
This manager is abusive. I can't imagine a more inappropriate person to mange a findagrave memorial. I gave plenty of information to show that I was indeed a closely related and she refuses to remove unrelated links from the memorial or to add a middle name instead of an initial. She says I offered no proof. I think the sister's records and the records of Luther Findley Carlton should be proof enough (available online).

Further more she then reports that I requested the change, lists my contributor number, and says I offered no proof. I must offer proof that suits her but she links other memorials to my relatives when she has no proof of any relationship between them. Given the fact that she chooses to display her rejection of my request I feel that I must respond to her exceedingly inappropriate behavior.

Added by Catherine Hall on Aug 28, 2014 12:02 AM
Tom Jennings
Best Wishes
Some times it seems we get more than we can handle. My prayers are with you.
Added by Tom Jennings on Aug 20, 2014 6:26 AM
Sue Tanner
oberg & other memorials
Hi Ellen, just wanted to say hi & thanks for always acting so quickly on "edits" I send you. Very much appreciated. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 19, 2014 7:09 PM
Addie Overby Young
Thank-you for making the memorial for Addie Overby Young. Thank-you for taking care of her. I hope you are a family member so she will be cherished and loved, for without her assistance, my grandfather would have made it during his time of need. Wishing you happiness uninterrupted. If, at a later time, you are unable to care for her, please let her family do so. Gratitude.
Added by Heattown on Jul 02, 2014 5:43 PM
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