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TPE (#47279225)
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I hope what I've contributed to Find A Grave helps others as I was helped and is perceived as respectful and caring, as these were my intentions. I discovered this site because of my love for genealogy but soon realized how much interest I had in cemeteries. I now see what peaceful, sacred places they are, filled with touching tributes and the history of our past generations.

The Arkansas PBS network (AETN) produced an Emmy-winning documentary in 2010, Silent Storytellers, which beautifully emphasizes the need to preserve our cemeteries as priceless connections to our history. I highly recommend it for my fellow members; you don't have to be a resident of Arkansas to appreciate it. Director/co-producer Hop Litzwire uploaded the documentary onto YouTube, which you can access by clicking here.

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Messages left for TPE (29)[Leave Message]
RE: Polly Cossey
Thanks for your reply:

"I have many records for Polly (marriage, census, obituary, etc.), but never is the name Mary referenced as her true first name. Her son Oliver's wife's first name was Mary (Mary Letha Burleson Cossey), but every record I have suggests that Polly's full name was Polly Emaline Bridges Cossey (Emaline was also her mother's middle name). She is my great-grandfather's sister -- is she also related to you? I'm certainly willing to entertain the possibility of the change if you have some kind of record that shows Mary as a first name, but for now, I don't have any documentation to do so."

The Bridges and Cosseys are both collateral lines for me, so I am sure your information is more accurate. If she's Polly to you, she'll be Polly to me!
Added by Kay on Nov 02, 2016 9:49 PM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Lillie Mae Hogue Alford Mitchell in Mulberry Cemetery (Memorial# 141112391).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the non-profit Alford American Family Association's collection of Arkansas Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, TPE [or your full name if you prefer]

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Oct 11, 2016 8:45 AM
Jeni Nichols Mitchell
Zion Hill Cemetery, Pope Co., ARK
Greetings! I am looking for some information about a book mentioned on the memorial for Margaret Rebecca Powell Simpson called "Zion Hill Cemetery Pope County, Arkansas: 125 Years 1885-2010". I have been unable to find this book for sale anywhere and was hoping you might have some additional information on it. Thanks!
Added by Jeni Nichols Mitchell on Jul 29, 2016 11:19 AM
joanne bomer
RE: Ruby Yon husband follow-up

Added by joanne bomer on Jul 05, 2016 5:36 PM
m g
Marion Eagan
You're welcome, I'm happy to help.
Added by m g on Jun 17, 2016 5:10 AM
Bruce D. Rutherford
RE: Lige Yeary photo
You are most welcome. It was a pleasure to walk this cemetery as it was well maintained.
Added by Bruce D. Rutherford on Jun 12, 2016 3:46 PM
Silent Storytellers
Thank you for posting the link to this video. Important message that I enjoyed watching!
Added by Jeannie on May 02, 2016 10:12 PM
Wright's in Hamilton Cemetery
Thank you for posting the pictures of the Wright family marker. I really appreciate your added comments. Lee was Charles' brother and lived with him and his wife Florence. There were no children from their union. I also appreciate the time it takes to take and post the pictures. Tnank you!
Added by Jeannie on May 02, 2016 5:14 PM
Jonathan Phillips
RE: Carter stones at Hamilton Cemetery (Carlisle, AR)
Thank you so much!
Added by Jonathan Phillips on May 01, 2016 10:39 AM
Jonathan Phillips
Thanks for the photo of Calley Carter's stone
Thank you for taking the photo of Calley Carter's tombstone at Hamilton Cemetery.
Added by Jonathan Phillips on May 01, 2016 10:38 AM
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