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Mike Sykes (#47318428)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 27 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.

Records for Rose Hill and Fairlawn cemeteries in Grady Co. has numerous spelling errors and omissions. I am working to identify as many as possible.

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

My Virtual Cemetery: Rock Island Railroaders are former employees of the R.I.R.R. that I knew and have worked with, and is a work in progress. There are many more that I am unable to locate.

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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Messages left for Mike Sykes (647)[Leave Message]
Sandra "Walking Spirit" Selph-Hunter
RE: Amy Jackson
Thank you so much for letting me know her grave is unmarked. At least now I know...thank you for all you do in helping those of us that are unable to make trips to these cemeteries...all of you are so appreciated by me. Blessings to you and yours...
Added by Sandra "Walking Spirit" S... on Aug 09, 2016 6:17 PM
Michigan mother
RE: Bufford W. Scott
Thank you Mike and it is sad it is not marked with something permanent. You have helped more than you know and at least there is a record.

Again, thanks for all you do here on Findagrave.

Michigan mother
Added by Michigan mother on Jul 31, 2016 9:08 AM
Tom B
Carolena Templeton
no smaller stone like with her husbands? No death dates?
Added by Tom B on Jul 08, 2016 2:52 PM
sandy miller
RE: William H. Karnes
Thank you Mike. That is kind of you and yes I will look at the memorial.
Added by sandy miller on Jun 21, 2016 5:49 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Charley Grossnicklaus
That is very kind of you. I was attempting to link the wife of an army veteran buried here in the Knoxville, TN area with her parents. Now we have done it.
Maryville, TN
Daughter: Charlene Grossnicklaus Eroh
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Jun 16, 2016 7:46 AM
RE: Mary C. Wood Ellis
You are very kind! Thank you so much. I have not been back to Oklahoma since 1982 when my father passed away while we were on vacation there. My Uncle Bill was very dear to me. I love having this picture. It means a lot to me. Thank you again, Mike.
Added by RMEllis on Jun 14, 2016 12:15 AM
RE: Mary C. Wood Ellis
I would like to thank you so much for the photo of my granny Ellis' headstone. I could not be there when she passed away. It means a lot to me. I am happy to know that she had flowers placed on her grave. I have a lot of cousins who live back there. I have lost touch with the ones that I knew growing up. One of them must have placed the flowers there for her. It warms my heart that someone else remembers her, too. I loved her dearly. Please know that I appreciate your kindness and the time that you took to make this possible for me. Many, many blessings to you and again, thank you.
Added by RMEllis on Jun 13, 2016 8:20 PM
Mark Slaughter
RE: Elsie Satterwhite Grave Marker

Thanks for the picture of my great grandfather Satterwhite's grave marker. I noticed your interest in the Rock Island RR. My grandfather William Wirt Slaughter (Memorial ID 163282122)was a Conductor for the Rock. He live at 703 W. Wade Street in El Reno, about a block from the depot. You could see the big steam locomotives from his front porch. He would take us kids down to the end of Wade Street and there was a little bridge across a creek to the depot. Wonderful memories!!
Added by Mark Slaughter on May 27, 2016 9:44 AM
Phyllis Krueger
RE: Aaron Schmidt
Thank you so much for doing that. We have not been in that area for a couple of years now and its good to keep up with things. Not sure if there have been some new markers placed in the Plainview Mennonite Cemetery for Jesse Unruh or John and Inez Jantz.
Again thank you so much
Added by Phyllis Krueger on May 26, 2016 7:45 PM
Mark Slaughter
Elsie Satterwhite Grave Marker
Thank you for the picture and your time. It's most appropriated!!
Added by Mark Slaughter on May 26, 2016 12:04 PM
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