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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I am very liberal with transfers - if you loved them or they are your friends or relatives or neighbors, just ask. Will keep my relatives, though. But, please do not ask unless you contribute more content and are going to maintain the page.

Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer.
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Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. It has now been about 13 years ago and started with looking for my GGrandparents. Lincoln Properties person was less than nice to me --snappy & hateful. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta and is in horrible condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson went up into the roughest part taking pictures for me, many thousands of them. James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briars, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Still I work on it linking folks to their relatives. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website - www.stephensroots.com, then go to OTHER to get to the maps of Hollywood. He has set and sectioned it off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there and in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised.
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PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, no one knows you are out there. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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Thank you so much for the edit, it is much appreciated. :)
Patsy
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jun 30, 2016 9:34 AM
Pam Schierberg
Thomas, Wiliam
Memorial 96294504, William Hamilton Thomas

I am Pam Schoo Schierberg, granddaughter of William and Lillie Johnson Thomas. Their daughter, my mother, was Agatha (Gabbie) Thomas Schoo(1921 - 2015), who rests at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell, Kentucky, USA.

William, born Dec 9, 1884, passed at Speers Hospital, Dayton, Campbell, Kentucky, USA on May 16, 1963. He and Grandmother Lillie are buried side-by-side in Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, Campbell, Kentucky, USA.

Feel free to contact me if additional information is needed - glad to help.

Thank you!
Added by Pam Schierberg on Jun 29, 2016 8:32 PM
Margot Hudson
Bertha Street
Thank you for the transfer and the additional information on which cemetery she is buried in. Also, thank you for posting the obituary.
Added by Margot Hudson on Jun 29, 2016 3:06 PM
Josh Shelton
Smart family in Boxes Cove, AL
Thank you for the edits! My wife is a descendant of the Smart family.

-Josh
Added by Josh Shelton on Jun 28, 2016 8:29 PM
musicalpreacher
One more thing
I will send you the scans of the paperwork proving the burials are in my family's graveyard, I see your email on here. Have a great day and keep on doing this great work. Bless you, Steve
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 28, 2016 2:50 PM
musicalpreacher
RE: MORE correction on Joel B. Arendale
Thanks. To clarify, I did not intend to duplicate memorials. I simply made new memorials for this graveyard which was not on Find a Grave (the other memorials are not based on actual burial stones and in the wrong graveyard ... I did not see them until after I had done all this work and began making the family connections). I actually think it would be best if the other memorials are deleted, they are not the actual graves.
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 28, 2016 2:49 PM
musicalpreacher
RE: MORE correction on Joel B. Arendale
Hello, thanks for writing. You asked how I am sure they are buried in the other location. Glad to share. First, it's always been the family's story for generations and I have been meaning to go visit to confirm. Second, I went to visit and saw the graves myself and the family who took me to the private graveyard told me this is where the correct gravesite is. Third, it's listed on the grave manifest the family made when they cleaned and catalogue it several years ago, and fourth, there is a grave manifest in the pictorial history book "Bridgeport, Alabama: Gateway to the Sequancti (or however you spell it) Valley" and it lists the Joel B. Arendale, Jr. Grave in the Arendale and Williams graveyard. I'd be glad to send you a scanned copy of that record if you would like to send me your email. I am 100% sure I have the correct location. Sorry I did not check with you before setting the memorial up, I was creating the graveyard (it had never been catalogued on findagrave) and only thought of your memorial after I had finished all the work. This is my direct ancestor so I was excited to get a good memorial done.
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 27, 2016 4:10 PM
musicalpreacher
RE: MORE correction on Joel B. Arendale
Okay. Would you like to correct your memorials? You can just copy the information and pictures from the ones I made (including which cemetery) and then I'll be glad to cancel them.
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 27, 2016 1:23 PM
musicalpreacher
MORE correction on Joel B. Arendale
Actually, in doing this work I discover that Joel B. Arendale's grave is in this cemetery (not in the cemetery indicated by your memorial). I imagine this is because sometimes other graveyards have memorial markers without the burial there.

I request that you delete your memorial. Here is the correct one. Thanks!

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=166104410
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 26, 2016 7:37 PM
musicalpreacher
Joel Blackwell Arendale, Jr.
I have found the correct gravesite for Joel Blackwell Arendale and Elizabeth Dare Arendale and have added the graveyard to Findagrave and included memorials and pictures.

Please change the links to the mother and father of your memorial to these:

Joel B. Arendale 166099824
Elizabeth Dare Arendale 166103013

The old links were to another graveyard that did not contain their graves (only a memorial marker).
Added by musicalpreacher on Jun 26, 2016 7:12 PM
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