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Melody Bills (#47125149)
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Bio Photo **********I have requested several times for management of Sharon Palmer's memorials after her passing. As of right now I do not have control of them. However, somehow others have been told I do. I have no control over them at this time. As soon as I do, I will happily transfer any memorials that rightfully belong to your family. Sorry for the confusion.***************

My name is Melody Bills and I have been researching my family History for 7 years now. I am researching the Bills, Soard, Houston, Denman, Fryman, Wagoner, Navarre, Kidwell family lines- plus many more!

I have lived my entire life in Harrison County, Ky. I am the mother of four wonderful children. I just finished my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and am currently looking for a teaching job! I am working as a substitute teacher. I am using my free time to research more of my family history and to share what I know with other researchers.

If you have a question or a correction, please email me. I love hearing from others and helping out where I can. I have no problem transferring memorials to others who are direct bloodline descendants when I am not. However I want to keep my direct bloodline ancestor's in addition to people I may have known, friends, and family. However, I will always defer to FAG's rules regarding transfers. Findagrave is not a numbers game with me. It is a tool. I take pride in the information I post and do my best to make sure things are correct. I wish others took as much pride in their memorials and did not worry so much with the number they are posting and how many they are managing. Findagrave is about helping others, and sharing information...not how many graves you can control.

Feel free to use any of my photos for your family history, however if you publish them in a book, please inform me and give me credit so that I can have bragging rights! :)


Thanks and Happy History Hunting!!

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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, in 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.

~Author unknown




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Shirley Hammons Smith
Your story on your Uncle's gravesite
I do not have any idea what you do for a living or just pleasure, but if you are not a published author, someone has been missing the boat. The story was so well-written that it brought tears to my eyes. I had a distant cousin whose mother had
2 children by a Bullock, then left them when they were quite young. I only found out today that her daughter had married a "Crump" when the burial site finally popped up on Ancestry.com. I had been searching for several years. I had located the son in Washington, but just found Daisy today. Haven't even determined who she married. i will get back to that now. God bless you. Incidentally, a lot of my father's people lived in Harrison county.
Added by Shirley Hammons Smith on Nov 14, 2014 8:47 AM
Researcher1
Sharon Benefiel Palmer
I did not know you, Sharon, but thank you so much for all your work. It is so sad to me that you are gone. A great loss to this world.
Added by Researcher1 on Jul 22, 2014 1:58 PM
DHB
Dr William Franklin Benefiel Find A Grave Memorial# 47922540
If you would like to hear what I have found, I would excited to share this info with any of his family. I don't think it would be kind to post this info where everybody would be able to view. Joe
Added by DHB on Jun 09, 2014 2:45 PM
DHB
Dr William Franklin Benefiel
Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. It is great that you are taking over her memorials for her. Sorry I didn't get to her sooner. I was wondering about the picture she posted on his memorial.(Find A Grave Memorial# 47922540). I am wanting to copy the picture and use it for a column that I write for. Called Beneath our Illinois Roots. I found some interesting facts about this person and the picture would be just the right touch to finish. If there is a family person that you might know of that I can contact for permission, I am more that willing to try. Just email me to my personal email address, and I will contact them. Thank you for your time. Joe
Added by DHB on Jun 09, 2014 2:42 PM
Roland Hainey
Edward J. and Julia M. Lail Hainey
Melody,

Due to the passing of Sharon Benefiel Palmer, I would like to request the transfer of the memorials for the above named individuals; nos. 61830145 and 61830180 respectively. If you should happen to be related to Edward J. Hainey, then I would understand. We were only 2nd cousins, twice removed.

Regards,
Roland L.Hainey
Added by Roland Hainey on Dec 10, 2013 11:18 AM
Patricia Price Flemming
Transgers...
Hi
Thanks I will give it a try .....
Patty
Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Jun 20, 2013 2:26 PM
Patricia Price Flemming
Find a Graves that are under Sharons Name
Hi
Sharon and I were distant cousins through our Broadwell side of the family.
Many are Sisters and Brothers to my 2nd Great Grand Mother and would like to be able to manage there Find A Grave information.
How can I have the ones I know are close connections be transferred to me?
Thank you
Great Grand Niece of Euclid Broadwell and many others.
Patricia R. Price Flemming
Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Jun 16, 2013 2:27 PM
Barbara Dines Hoffman
William F Dines
Memorial # 42329177
Could you please transfer this memorial to me.
He is my great Grandfather.
Barbara Dines Hoffman
Father: William Edward Dines
GrandFather: John Logan Dines
Gr Grandfather William F Dines

This memorial was created by Sharon Palmer Benefiel.

Thanks
Barbara Dines Hoffman
barbarah41@hotmail.com
Added by Barbara Dines Hoffman on Jun 04, 2013 3:31 PM
Karee Pyle
William McFarland # 21375021
HI
I just read where Sharon Palmer passed away, do you know if her many memorials have been transfered to another Find A Grave member or did they transfer back to Find A Grave.
I left a e-mail asking for transfer for my 4th gr grandfather William McFarland# 21375021 but I am afraid it went to Sharon's e-mail

If you are going to continue with her memorial's would you please let me know? Sharon had linked four of William's children but there are 10 more of which I have all the records.

You can send me a private e-mail @ kareepyle@yahoo.com or post a message.

Thanking you in advance
Karee Pyle # 47346731
Added by Karee Pyle on May 03, 2013 6:51 PM
Karee Pyle
William McFarland # 21375021
Added by Karee Pyle on May 03, 2013 6:42 PM
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