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Jo Anne (Neely) Gomez (#46499751)
 member for 13 years, 1 month, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am not a professional genealogist.


I have been doing family genealogy since 1981 after my dad died of lung cancer, his parents died when he was a child and he asked that I get to know them and their history and one of my mom's sister-in-laws was doing genealogy on her side of my family so we worked and learned together. That aunt in later years had a stroke and couldn't remember or help though when we started out we did all letters, queries and library and government searches manually (by hand) and then on typewriter. I've been able to learn much more when resources came online. I am NOT a professional genealogist though have helped many through the years and helped correct misread census records even for families I am not personally connected with.

I've not worked alone nor do I want to take credit for those friends and family members who have shared and researched with me. So I'd like to thank:

Aunt Doris Marie Leonard, Aunt Lizzie Holman, Aunt Audrey Cleek, Aunt Nancy Watkins, Great Grandma Effie O'Dell McClelland Hankins, Grandma Belle Hankins Leonard, Grandpa Earl Leonard, cousin Tammy Spring, Uncle Jack Leonard, uncle EJ Leonard, cousin Jo Dorais, cousin Kay Jamison Lane, cousin Ray Thompson on the Nancy Sherrill Rogers side, cousin Sandy Sharpy, cousin Terri Santiago, cousin J. Randall Houp, cousin Gene Hankins, Aunt Nancy Green, Aunt Mae Smith, Aunt Emma Penn, Aunt Audie Cobble, Uncle Buster, Uncle Jason (all Neelys), cousin Emma Mae Gilbert, My Dickson cousin who sent me so much Oakley/Kindley information, Aunt Rosa Underwood, cousin Warren Neely, Uncle George Neely, cousin Juanita Hill Leak, cousin John D. Little, Grace Parke Renshaw, cousin Leah Heiden, cousins David and Belle Myers, cousin Susan Dexter, cousins Carl & Cherry Fisher, cousins Bob & Lois Small, cousin Glen Leonard, cousin Doyle Loveland, Uncle Harry & Aunt Pearl Hayes, Aunt Marie Roberts, Aunt Lena Neely, cousins JB & Carl Holmes, cousin Jim Neely, the many Grammers met at the Springdale, AR Grammer family reunion, Maria Guadalupe Serrano Gomez, Merced Gomez, Michael Serrano, and that wonderful little lady who was the city or county clerk near Collin County, TX who passed away many years ago that went to all the cemeteries looking for my Neely's for me.

If those who helped me are not mentioned they are not forgotten, just too many to remember. Especially to my parents, thank you for instilling in me a sense of family and knowing that even when I/we experienced bad, trying and/or negative things we could always talk about it honestly and work through it.

Thank you for helping me to honor my family and friends and leave a bit of them behind reminding of the sacrifice and places of honor left in our hearts and minds.
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Ada Penn #5824270
Jo Anne, a photo has been added to this memorial, per your request. Because there was a memorial duplicate, we copied the photo from the there, before deleting the duplicate. By doing it this way, it did not remove the photo request from the cemetery's list. Would you please remove it from your photo requests?


Thank you,
Added by Helperkw on Oct 18, 2014 10:10 AM
Shelley Bostic
RE: William Grammer
You are so very welcome. I wish I could have found your William for you. If I can be of any more help, please let me know.
Added by Shelley Bostic on Sep 25, 2014 7:46 PM
Shelley Bostic
William Grammer

I tried to fulfill your request for William Grammer in Gentry Cemetery, Gentry, Arkansas today. In Blk 2 Lot 29 there is a May Manning Grammer buried there. To the left of her grave are her parents. What's interesting is that to the right of her grave, there is a William L Leach 1883-1953 buried there.
The first name and the year of death match, yet the last name doesn't.
However, there also is not a Findagrave memorial for a William L Leach. I just have to wonder if this could be the William you are seeking. I took a picture of his headstone, and if you would like to see it, please email me and I will send to you.

Thanks so much!

Added by Shelley Bostic on Sep 21, 2014 10:17 PM
Wm Langwith @ stl Calvary
Sorry, but we have not been able to find a headstone for him. We have looked on several occasions.

Please see the caption on the photo.

Added by Kathie on Sep 15, 2014 1:07 PM
David Fisher #47405777
Thanks for the correction. I made about 1800 memorials last month and I appreciate your help.

David Fisher
Added by David Fisher #47405777 on Sep 09, 2014 5:51 PM
Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Hiram Thorpe
Thank you for sponsoring Hiram's site. I researched this family for a friend who is a direct descendant.
Added by Suzanna ღ Ashworth on Jul 20, 2014 3:51 PM
B.J. Waters
William McElvany
Thank you for your sponsorship.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jul 07, 2014 11:19 PM
Joan Miles
Eleanor Kindley
I see that you have sponsored this site. I was wondering if you would like me to transfer ownership to you. I live by the cemetery and have added names and pictures to most of the people there. I really only know about 25 people that are buried here. Only 1 is a relative.

If you would like me to do that, send me a send me a message through Find a Grave.
Added by Joan Miles on Jun 28, 2014 12:59 PM
The Preacher's Kid
W. McClelland
Thanks for the name correction! Wasn't quite so "clear" until it was brought to my attention. :-)

Happy Graving!
Added by The Preacher's Kid on May 17, 2014 6:47 PM
Janet LaMotte
Elmer Leonard
Link replaced. Thank you.
Added by Janet LaMotte on May 02, 2014 4:16 PM
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