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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
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Bio Photo ~ If you'd like me to TRANSFER a Memorial of your family member that I've entered, just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~



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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.

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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.

My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.

I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.


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If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.

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PARENTS:

Georgia Lee Cox Going

Duel Glen Going



SIBLINGS:

Betty Jane Going Kelso

Helen Yvonne Going Wilson


NIECES AND NEPHEW:

Donna Yvonne Kelso

Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark

Joel Tavis Coffey


GRANDPARENTS:

Alonzo Stubblefield Going

Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips

John Avery Cox

Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson









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An AR Vet
Richie on Cane Island nr Monette, AR
Good morning Shirley. I see you a number of Richie burials at the Cane Island cemetery near Monette, AR. My great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth (Mary) Stephens Simpson Ball married Oscar Abner May 1904 combining their families: From 1910 census:

Ora A Richie 47
Lizzie Richie 40
Ranson Simpson 15
Elsie Simpson 13
Beatrice Ball 9
Patrick Henry Richie 22
Alabama Richie 16
Fredonica J Richie 14
Ellen R Richie 11
Claudie O Richie 9
Herbert A Richie 6

Oscar and Lizzie (Mary) are buried at the Monette Cemetery. Anyone having a connection with either can make a connection at Find A Grave Memorial# 127156955

Dave


Added by An AR Vet on Apr 03, 2014 5:46 AM
An AR Vet
Richie on Cane Island
Added by An AR Vet on Apr 03, 2014 5:26 AM
Dawn Skaggs-Welch
Crawfords
Hello Shirley
I wanted to ask you if you would mind moving two Memorials to me since they are my family members? They are Memorial # 112173946 Curtis Lee Crawford and #112173990 George Edward "Ed" Crawford. My #47312548. Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me to move them. I have info to update them and want to link them with their parents and the rest of the family. Thank you so much

Dawn Skaggs-Welch
Added by Dawn Skaggs-Welch on Mar 22, 2014 8:21 PM
Kara Spoon
RE: Shirley Going
Yes, we are cousins. Jacob is my 4th great grand Uncle. :)
Added by Kara Spoon on Mar 02, 2014 9:16 PM
zina williams
leave a rose
my name is zina williams and my grandfather and grandmother is bury together cause my grandfather was in the military., can you please leave a white rose and a yellow rose for both of them., i really would appreciate it.
Added by zina williams on Feb 27, 2014 6:29 PM
Donald Mars
RE: Sparlin's Antioch Cem
all of the Mars that are buried there are my family.
Added by Donald Mars on Feb 10, 2014 12:41 AM
Donald Mars
RE: Sparlin's Antioch Cem
all of the Mars that are buried there are my family.
Added by Donald Mars on Feb 10, 2014 12:41 AM
Chris Bergstrom
Billy Ray Rand Gravestone
Dear Shirley,

I was told you may photograph gravestones in the Lower Cane Island Cemetery

I am looking for a volunteer to photograph the gravestone for my Great Uncle Billy Ray Rand i have tried the photo request button but it has been unfulfilled for some time now so i am hopeful maybe a more personal request through here could get some response.

Birth: Dec. 4, 1942
Bay
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 17, 1998
Jonesboro
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 101836907

Thanks again,

Sincerely,
Chris Bergstrom
Added by Chris Bergstrom on Feb 05, 2014 7:52 PM
Carol Workman
William Anderson
Shirley - I am interested in William Anderson, Find A Grave #7722705, buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph Co., AR. I think he is the great-great-great grandfather of my son, whose genealogy I am currently working on. Is his gravestone a tall, slender stone with the name "Henrietta" also engraved on it? If you could provide a photo of his stone, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much! Carol Workman
Added by Carol Workman on Jan 24, 2014 4:09 PM
Betty Wimpy
Wimpy Family
Dear Shirley, Happy New Year!! Thank you for your works. My husband James Ray Wimpy (1941) is the son of Joseph Branson Wimpy 1910-1979, with his father being Rev. James Gordon Wimpy. If you could contribute some info in regards to this family I would be most grateful. Who was Ruby, second wife of Rev. Wimpy?? Info on Gus, etc. Thank you so much for any information. Betty, bjwimpy2000@hotmail.com.
Added by Betty Wimpy on Jan 17, 2014 2:57 PM
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