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Cheryl (#47386524)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been a passion for years. Find A Grave is a way for me to "pay it forward". By helping others find their families, I can repay the many who helped me in my search. Find A Grave has been a wonderful tool for me.

This is a hobby. I have a full-time job and can't do this everyday. Therefore, my response times may vary. To ensure there are no misunderstandings, to reduce errors and to keep my participation manageable, here are my expectations.

TRANSFERS: I will transfer memorials within the Find A Grave four-generation rule. While I do believe memorials best belong with family members, I may in some cases choose to retain them. In those instances, I will be happy to add additional information or links. Certainly, I will not transfer my own relatives except in very rare instances.

REQUESTING TRANSFERS: Use the "Edit" button; I will not respond to email transfer requests. This helps ensure accuracy. Please do not request multiple transfers in one message; one person per request. Do not send requests like "transfer all Smiths in this cemetery". To comply with transfer policy, you must fully explain your relationship to the individual. You must include your Find A Grave name and contributor number; I will not search for you.

LINKS: While genealogy is a secondary function of Find A Grave, I think linking makes Find A Grave more informative and is a great genealogy tool. Again, use the "Edit" button. I will not respond to email requests. One person per request. For example, if you want to link all the children of a couple to the parents, send an individual request for each child. Be sure to include your name and contributor number.

PICTURES: My pictures are not in the "public domain". Do not copy or distribute them without my expressed written permission.

MORE ON PICTURES: I recently got a "complaint" that I didn't "straighten" the flowers in a picture. I don't go to the cemetery to take pictures of flowers. My goal is to record the family information on the stone. I may even "crop" the flowers out of a picture in order to get a better picture of the history. Plus, I DO NOT DISTURB the gravesite. At times, I've basically "stood on my head" to take a picture so as not to disturb the gravesite. It doesn't always make for perfect pictures but, just know, I did my best to preserve the history without disturbing anything. They all need to REST IN PEACE!

MY SON: I lost my son, Dustin, in 2009. Please visit his memorial 67376999. He is sorely missed every day.

IN CASE OF DEATH: I'm planning to become a very OLD lady! It's challenging to get links, transfers, corrections when a contributor is deceased. Therefore, Kathy Vanchieri or Amanda Ware will assume control of my memorials upon my demise. It's in my will!

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Joy Favors
RE: Martha Theo (Hollis) Martin
You may use the photograph. Thanks for asking. Joy
Added by Joy Favors on Jan 24, 2015 10:47 AM
Angie Swann
Is it possible for me to one of your photos for my family tree? I'm interested in the one for # 5009215
Added by Angie Swann on Jan 21, 2015 12:05 PM
Randy Kilburn
Found the picture of his stone.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 06, 2015 4:26 PM
Shielsx Cemetery at Waynesboro
Have added additional Kilburn's on the site.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 06, 2015 4:22 PM
Randy Kilburn-Shields-Waynesboro
Couldn't find Randy Kilburn's stone - will try again later.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 06, 2015 4:18 PM
Greeson Family
They have all been moved to Wayne Memorial Gardens on east side of Waynesboro - I put pictures of stones on that Cemetery web site.
No need for this request anymore. Moved because of by-pass construction.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 04, 2015 4:40 PM
Bill Warren
Rufus Green-Harmony Cemetery-Parker County
Dear Cheryl,

Could you please correct the month of Mr. Green's death? I have added his obituary and death certificate (that is rife with errors) to his FindAGrave site. His obituary appeared in the Thurs, Jan 9, 1913 Weekly Herald. The obit says he died the previous Monday, or Jan 6, 1913.

The death certificate also says "January", though it gives no other information.


Bill Warren
Added by Bill Warren on Dec 28, 2014 9:20 PM
David Gomer
Beverly Jean (O'Gara) Arneson FAG#72580344
Cheryl, Thank you for doing wonderful work on Beverly. When she moved to OK, family lost touch with her over the years. Her Father and Mother (my great aunt) are both buried in the Greenwood Cemetery near Sauk Centre, MN. They do not have Find A Grave information that I'm aware of. For your infomation:
Father: Frank Davy O'Gara 1900-1973
Mother: Frieda Matilda (Gomer) O'Gara
B: 14 Nov 1902 Minnesota
D: Jun 1985 Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Added by David Gomer on Dec 19, 2014 9:57 AM
Old Joseph
Kenneth Joe Brooks (#65858635)
I see that you have had a photo request since 13 April 2013 for Kenneth Joe Brooks. I have looked for his gravestone in the Aledo cemetery when I am in Texas, which is every six months or so. Like another F-A-G member, I have not been successful in locating Kenneth Brooks' gravestone. I checked but didn't find anything significant. On, however, I did find a little information about Kenneth Brooks. Perhaps some of this information may assist you.

Note: It may be necessary to see a copy of the death certificate to determine where exactly Kenneth Brooks was buried. If he is indeed buried in the Aledo cemetery, it would strongly appear that his grave is unmarked.

Kenneth J Brooks
United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Kenneth
Middle Name: J
Surname: Brooks
Birth Date: 23 August 1962
Social Security Number: 449-39-4383
State: Texas
Last Place of Residence: Bell, Texas
Previous Residence Postal Code: 76543
Event Date: 29 March 2004
Age: 42

Kenneth Joe Brooks
Texas, Birth Index
Name: Kenneth Joe Brooks
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 23 Aug 1962
Event Place: Brown, Texas
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Joe Howard Brooks

Mother's Name: Dula Ann Carpenter

Added by Old Joseph on Nov 08, 2014 1:37 PM
Marilyn Whittemore Adams
Lee Christian
Thank you for the compliment. I'm always glad to help & you are more than welcome to use the picture & any other info I have on this site. Hava great day, Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Whittemore Adams on Oct 25, 2014 6:57 PM
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