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Debbie (#47077117)
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My name is Debbie, I am married to Geo, and I have been searching ancestors for several years now. I have just started looking for the graves. Looking for Thrashers, Jackson, in Southeast Missouri, Grimes (Paducah, KY area, and Wood, Sheehan around Kankakee, IL. It's sad how so many family members just vanished years ago or so it seems.

My Pooh Bear (Baby) Baby

My Mother Mary Wood

My Father Joseph James Wood

My Grandmother Pearlie Thrasher Miller

And Great-Grandma
Julia Grimes Thrasher

Ryleigh Sarah Vigneux~Windsor Ontario Canada
Ryleigh Sarah Vigneux

Andrew Ashcraft

Levi Stephen Collom: Levi Collom


I enjoy making memorial's for family and other people so that they are not forgotten. And leaving flowers and angels etc.. I document your loved ones with repect, but if you want one removed or would like me to transfer a memorial ownership to you just contact me. Thanks for stopping by..
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Added by Jim DeLaney on May 09, 2014 1:02 PM
Shelia Simmons
RE: Jacki
Thank you so much Debbie! I am working to put our family back as we once were. I look at your face and see nothing but goodness...your an angel. Thanks again.
Added by Shelia Simmons on Feb 19, 2014 11:14 AM
RE: Sadler
Thank you so much! I may find a few more. I'll let you know if I do. I hate to bother you, so just so you know, there is no hurry. And thank you so much for adding them originally. :)
Added by LDCarpenter on Jan 13, 2014 9:15 AM
Douglas Marlow Stone Photo
Debbie, thank you so very much for taking and posting Douglas Marlow's stone. I greatly appreciate it. Betty
Added by Brnc on Nov 30, 2013 7:35 AM
CURTIS @ Union Park
Thanks, Debbie, for your kind, generous transfer and the help you provided pointing me in the right direction, Bill
Added by WMVAN on Nov 03, 2013 9:50 PM
RE: Charles Edward Mott
Thank you so much Debby for sharing information & for the time you take to do all the work you have done. I am going on my first outing to post requested information in my area. I am glad to be able to help others as you have helped me. Thank you again.

Added by Becky on Oct 17, 2013 1:41 PM
RE: Charles Edward Mott
Thank you. I just discovered this site last week. I have been researching my family for several years & located information in Charle's obituary of Native American membership that have been searching for since 1989. I have also located family. cemeteries in several states that would have taken years to locate. I am very thankful for this information & the volunteers who have made this possible. I have registered to help other people in their search. Thank you again.

Becky Manley West
Added by Becky on Oct 16, 2013 1:18 PM
Charles Edward Mott
Hi Debbie.
Do you know any Motts from Kentucky? My mother's father was Deller Lee Mott. His father was Charles Edward Mott married to Harriett Burklow both from Crittenden Co, Ky. His oldest brother was Johnny Mott. My mother's mother was Katie Ellen Cordelia Stovall. They moved to SE, Mo &raised their children. I am hoping you may be able to help me connect Native American Ancestry.
With the names & state being in common, do think there may be a family connection?

Thank you for your help.
Added by Becky on Oct 10, 2013 2:59 PM
RE: Julia Grimes Thrasher
Campbell MO area Thrasher burials -

Woodlawn Cemetery
THRASHER ALFRED 13 SEP 1920 16 AUG 2007 wife Mary Neola Reed

THRASHER MARY NEOLA 13 DEC 1921 14 NOV 1986 husband Alfred father Earl Reed mother Jhoncie Iona Parrent

THRASHER FREDDIE EARL 8 APR 1950 12 JUN 1950 father Alfred Thrasher mother Mary Neola Reed

EZELL SHIRLEY 21 JUL 1927 2 DEC 2008 Mereda Mae Thrasher Mike Edward Ezell Ethel May Ligon

MADDOX JOHN DANIEL 6 NOV 1976 27 MAR 1993 father Mr Maddox mother Barbara Elaine Thrasher

MCDANIEL LAURA EUNICE 3 SEP 1923 23 APR 2013 spouses Leon Dow Croom/L T McDaniel father Jim Littlefield mother Myrtle Thrasher

PETERSON BRUCE PERRY 31 JUL 1979 28 JAN 2005 father William Charles Peterson mother Barbara Elaine Thrasher

Gravel Hill


THRASHER GEORGE W 2 FEB 1858 18 MAR 1926 father George Thrasher

THRASHER JOHN A 10 JUN 1891 10 MAR 1947

THRASHER JULIA A JAN 1875 12 FEB 1917 wife of Cicero A Thrasher father Otho D Grimes mother Mary Ann Hankins

Hope this helps.

Added by Debbi on Sep 20, 2013 2:28 AM
RE: Julia Grimes Thrasher
First, thanks for the transfer of Jack Vaughan's memorial. I really appreciate it.

Second, with regard to the Thrasher burial - I have 5 burials in Gravel Hill, they being Alpha, Clarence, George, John and Julia. Of these George and Julia are in unmarked graves. My suggestion would be to see if the other 3 are buried very close to each other if not next to each other. Then see if by chance there are unmarked graves next to them. You can tell by looking at the ground level - sunken means there is a burial. Another way would be to prod the ground. There is always the chance that you might find a gravestone that has sunken to below ground level and needs to be brought to surface for cleaning and/or reading. I haven't done this personally but have gotten lucky by others doing it and ending up finding some who were in my husband's family.

If you ever decide to prod I would suggest you get a 7 to 8-ft length rod and mark each foot so you know how far down you have went. Caskets are suppose to be buried 6 ft below surface and I take that as meaning the bottom of the casket or vault is 6 ft down which would put the top of the casket or vault at probably around 4 feet. Of course going back to 1917 (Julia's death year) she could have been buried in just a pine box which may have rotted through the years and you won't know unless you happen to hit it and break through it. I believe graves were usually 4 x 8 ft which allowed for the gravestone or footstone.

Gravel Hill Cemetery was originally the Gravel Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. The church was in front of the cemetery from what I've been told and after the membership disbanded the church burned. Some say the records were given to the United Methodist Church in Campbell but some years ago I talked to the then minister there and was told they had no records prior to the organization of that particular church. I don't know when the church was organized but if it was before 1917, I would think the records are there and perhaps the minister was not aware of it.

Added by Debbi on Sep 17, 2013 5:25 AM
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