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Virgil & DeAnna Hancock-Cooley (#36950484)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE guidelines strictly prohibit using anything - shaving cream, flour, cornstarch, any abrasive substance or scraping of headstone. Please refer to the FAQs (Frequently asked questions).

PLEASE DO NOT post picture of grave stone that any of the above methods used for better picture to any memorial we have posted. Thank you!

TRANSFERS: Per FaG guidelines.

For corrections or linking please use EDIT tab - right upper corner on each memorial.

Most, NOT ALL, our memorials were made when we walked cemetery and recorded from stone. We prefer to leave names as they were recorded from stone and enter suggested names added to bio section.*** FaG guidelines per names as follows (does not mention the old custom of wife using Mrs. preface to husband's given name. I did the first request and changed Mrs. John Doe to her given name and sure enough now there is a duplicate. I have check further for clarification of the new naming convention.

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Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Tinsley, Hill, Jones & extended families
First of all I would like to thank you for giving of yourselves to help others. May God richly bless you each for your hard work and talents used for Find A Grave. You are helping MANY people. I have been making this journey of family building since the 80's and for many years toured many cemeteries seeking relatives. Now because of my age and poor health I am unable to go in person but thanks to you an others I can still visit their graves, see their head stones. I hope you will not mind my making copies of your photos for my Ancestry and Family Tree Maker family files. I am trying to leave my descendants and other extended family a good picture of their heritage. Again many thanks for your dedication to helping others.
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Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Apr 11, 2015 5:39 PM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Carroll P. Byrd #5432453
Well, you would not believe this, but I just corrected ALL 160 Bryd on Findagrave to Byrd. NONE with a gravestone had Bryd, all had Byrd; those without gravestone had family with Byrd, and those without even family links often had Byrd in same cemetery.....
Many typos etc on Findagrave. That's why I have submitted 20,053 corrections so far.... and no end in sight. Sigh. (smile)
Have a nice day.
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Apr 09, 2015 8:27 PM
RE: Troy Lewis Shepherd
You're very welcome! Glad we could help!
Added by stoneseekers on Mar 29, 2015 4:18 PM
Marla Muirbrook
Jesse Ellet Webb
at Cross Roads Cemetery in Ashley County, Arkansas. He and Lucy are my great grandparents on my mothers side. Would you mind transferring them both to me?
Thank you for your help.
Added by Marla Muirbrook on Mar 05, 2015 12:59 PM
Since you have transferred Ralph Waldo Lloyd to my management, would you mind terribly transferring his wife Margaret Anderson Bell Lloyd to my management. I know my wife would appreciate that. Her memorial number is 7849162. Thank you for considering my request.
Added by lawman on Feb 26, 2015 3:07 PM
Thank you for the transfer to my management. Ralph Waldo Lloyd was my wife's paternal grandfather. She knew him well and had great respect for him.
Added by lawman on Feb 26, 2015 3:04 PM
Ann Berry McNair
Jordan transfer
Thank you for the transfer of the memorial page for Mary Ione Sivils Jordan. I appreciate your kindness, Ann
Added by Ann Berry McNair on Feb 26, 2015 10:35 AM
Mary Spiva Keohane
Magnolia Jane Ballard Memorial #6953024

I will only touch on a couple of things, one is when I submitted the first SAC through the edit tab and you denied it, no problem, I went to the FAQ's found the section where it handles this issue and copied it for you and sent it to you via the message. I then waited a couple of days, and submitted it again. You again denied it. That would be blatant since you knew the guidelines said you should correct it and you didn't anyway. Not sarcastic, not bullying, just the truth, us old folk should be able to handle that by now. As for your interpretation of the FAQ in question, perhaps you should read it again. It does not say (WHEN A INITIAL is only in the name field and the name is known use the known name) as you have stated in your message to me. This is what it does say:

First Name
First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial. Do not include titles or other prefixes in the First Name field.

Middle Name
Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

Nickname of deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.

It says to use the full name if known, EVEN IF it is an initial. Which is quite clear, you should use the full name if known...........even if it is an initial. In other words IN ALL CASES, use the full name if known. Since you slandered me in your message as sarcastic and bullying I will not contact you again about this, there are other avenues to resolve it. Think about this though.....thousands of people come to this sight to find memorials in their family, whether they are immediate or distant, they have a desire to find out what they want to know. Findagrave states in their FAQ's "Find A Grave is a resource for ANYONE in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals." Now how can a person who is not close to the family, but is still part of the family, who does not know a knickname find a memorial? If you truly are a volunteer and are intent on serving the purpose of Findagrave then do it Findagrave's way and not your own. A memorial is a reference, a resource of the final disposition of the deceased, but correcting the memorial as Findagrave instructs you are not changing the gravestone, you are only making it easier to be discovered which is Findagraves objective.

Sincerely, Bob DeLozier
Added by Mary Spiva Keohane on Feb 25, 2015 6:49 PM
Bob DeLozier
Magnolia Jane Ballard Memorial #6953024
I have requested an update on the memorial above twice and you have declined it. I have added the record that proves the name is correct. Find A Grave rules listed in the FAQ's state that the first and middle name should be the full name if known, I have provided proof of this also in a message to you. Could you please explain why you would blatantly violate Find A Grave rules and deny this update. You are doing the family of this person a disservice as it will be difficult for the memorial to be found. Please reconsider and do the right thing.
Added by Bob DeLozier on Feb 24, 2015 5:18 AM
TheodoreColumbus Clark
WOW! That was fast. Thank you.
Hope you are warm and well.
Winter is not over yet.
Added by minpar on Feb 23, 2015 7:44 PM
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