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Mike Sykes (#47318428)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave has become my primary hobby, and has inspired a belief that every person deserves that their time, regardless how little or how long, be preserved in grave marker photo's before time and the elements takes it's toll and they are lost forever. Having the opportunity to provide others with grave marker pictures, who otherwise, may never have a chance to see them, is a gratifying experience. I strive to get the best possible photo, although deterioration, or location, of some markers makes that difficult.

Currently, my main focus is on Rose Hill Cemetery, in Grady Co. Okla. I have, so far, found dozens upon dozens of people buried there that are not listed on cemetery sexton records. I do this by making photo surveys and comparing them to the records. I've determined that dozens more that are listed in the records are in unmarked graves. I am compiling a list of names and locations in hopes of someday getting this information into the records. I hope to accomplish this before it is my turn to fill one of those plots.

My Virtual Cemetery: Rose Hill - Unmarked Graves is a work in progress.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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 • 155 Memorials Added
 • 166 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 5,394 Photos
 • 1,317 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 1,170 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
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Messages left for Mike Sykes (612)[Leave Message]
William Hollis
RE: Adding Photos
I suspect that there may have been duplicate memorials and it was reported to F.A.G. staff and the F.A.G. staff must have merged the memorials somehow and in the process duplicated the photos.

I will update those memorials that I manage to use the better of the photos (whether yours or mine).
Added by William Hollis on Jun 25, 2015 2:54 PM
Angie Palmer
Curtis Larson Kuhlman #126775104
I sent an edit to Jan to have her change the parents on his memorial. thanks
Added by Angie Palmer on Jun 10, 2015 3:06 PM
Jo Gentry
Maudie Sullivan
Great pictures of Maudie's headstone! Thanks for your quick response. I have recently made contact with her son. He is in the process of setting up his family tree, and I'm encouraging him to set up a Find A Grave account.

Jo
Added by Jo Gentry on Jun 10, 2015 12:35 PM
Angie Palmer
Walters in Rose Hill Cemetery
Yeah...I figured they weren't on the cemetery list, or Karen would of added them. I'm guessing maybe the rest of the names were added just as a memorial, I couldn't find them in the census.
Added by Angie Palmer on May 31, 2015 8:34 PM
Angie Palmer
Walters in Rose Hill Cemetery
Thank you for your quick response to the photo requests for this family! Have a great weekend :)
Added by Angie Palmer on May 31, 2015 3:29 PM
C. C
Mollie Patman
Thank you so moch for the photo of Mollie's memorial and for the detailed location of her grave. cc
Added by C. C on May 30, 2015 1:25 PM
C. C
Thomas Patman
Thank you so much for the photo of Thomas Patman's memorial . The detailed location is greatly appreciated . cc
Added by C. C on May 30, 2015 1:22 PM
Steve Taylor
Jack/Mae/Earl Taylor
Thanks Mike for the swift response. I don't know how you pulled them off with the rains you guys have gotten, but I appreciate it. Let me know if I can help from Clarksville, TN.

Steve Taylor
Added by Steve Taylor on May 27, 2015 8:05 PM
Angie Palmer
Henry Turner Stewart #76890726 in Rose Hill Cemetery
Hi :) Can you copy your photo of his wife Laura's memorial #76890774? She has a photo, but he does not. Thanks
Added by Angie Palmer on May 26, 2015 1:14 PM
Angie Palmer
Infant Of Cleo Snedeker #76829289 in Rose Hill Cemetery
Hi :) The photo you posted on this memorial, is not the correct memorial. When you have a chance, could you check the block and lot number to see if there is a gravestone for Infant of Cleo? thanks
Added by Angie Palmer on May 23, 2015 11:13 PM
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