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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo ~ ~ If you'd like a family memorial TRANSFER 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 one of 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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carolyn clark
just because someone has placed a memorial to an individual and has spent time finding the info, and someone else finds more info on that person than was in the bio in the beginning and adds it to the original work, doesn't make a duplicate. It is just bringing that info on that person or famiuly up to date. They are adding to it, which makes it more in depth and interesting to somewone else thats looking for that person.
Added by carolyn clark on Jan 28, 2016 7:58 PM
Maureen Stewart Barnard
James C. Matheny and Josephine Maynard Matheny Hawkins
Dear Shirley,

I am hoping that you will transfer two accounts to me, as James was my great-grandfather's brother and Josephine Maynard Matheny Hawkins was his wife. I ordered the Civil War Records for James so I have information about both of them.

James C. Matheny FAG42972536
Josephine Maynard Matheny Hawkins FAG42929951

Thank you,
Maureen Stewart Barnard
Added by Maureen Stewart Barnard on Jan 21, 2016 6:56 PM
Neil B (John 3:16)
Hello Shirley,

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ TO YOU,♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ AND GOD BLESS US, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ EVERYONE! ♪♫•* ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♪♫•* ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 25, 2015 9:46 AM
Cinnamon Girl
RE: Thank you
You are very welcome. And, I wish you and your family a
very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Hugs, Jean Ann
Added by Cinnamon Girl on Nov 30, 2015 6:26 PM
Robert L. Young
I don't remember the Sudduth's are the Going, But I will look up the names and see if I might find one Thanks so much for your help Robert
Added by Robert L. Young on Nov 13, 2015 7:21 AM
Robert L. Young
RE: Clay Wilson 1913-1990?
Hi Shirley so sorry again I have done the same thing, I will go back and get the right one Thanks Robert
Added by Robert L. Young on Nov 13, 2015 7:17 AM
Tammie Hinson
RE: Tommy
I’m not sure why I just got an alert that you sent me this email today. It looks like you sent it months ago. I’m sorry if you did and I did get it.

Thomas Vernon Hinson
His father name: Lyman L Hinson (Deceased)
His mother’s name: Cleo E Hinson (Deceased)
Date of Birth: January 12, 1949
Date of Death: January 2, 1982
Died in a plane crash in North Little Rock (Camp Robinson).
Thomas was married to Connie Hinson at the time of death.
Thomas had four biological children:
Thomas V Hinson, Jr
Tammie R Hinson
Scott Hinson (Deceased)
Daniel Hinson
And he adopted Gary Hinson

Added by Tammie Hinson on Oct 31, 2015 4:25 PM
Clarence Rhodes photo
Thanks for the photo, Shirley!
Added by robinkaspar on Oct 15, 2015 4:15 AM
RE: Flora Rhodes photo request
Ok, so since you have the photo, do I need to click the photo request button on Clarence's memorial, or can you just add it?
Added by robinkaspar on Oct 13, 2015 4:17 AM
Flora Rhodes photo request
Hi Shirley, thank you so much for taking care of Flora's photo request for me.

I have a question because I haven't done this before. Since it's a double stone with Flora's husband, is there a way I can add the photo to his memorial (#18683716)? Or is that something only you can do, or something the memorial owner has to do?

Thanks much!
Added by robinkaspar on Oct 12, 2015 11:26 AM
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