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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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Michelle Hillier
RE: Edmonds
I went to Daily & Hillcrest cemetery last week when we had that beautiful (but windy) 74 degrees and photographed every stone (close to 1,000 pic's). It took me 3 trips to do Hillcrest as I only have 5 memory cards and I had to run home to download & then go back to continue. I am extremely surprised that the cemetery is only listing 83% photographed. I have posted every stone that wasn't already there. You should not be receiving anymore "edits" from me on this cemetery. I will be making 1 more trip as there was 2 stones I could not take because of a pending burieal and 1 pic that did not come out because of the camera strap getting in the way. But this will wait until the first grass cutting. There is a section there that I may have missed some due to leaves covering the markers. Michelle
Added by Michelle Hillier on Mar 09, 2015 8:42 AM
Michelle Hillier
RE: Clyde Edmonds FaG #91996001
I could not find a birth or death cert on him in ancestry. There are family trees with him and they are using the 1924 yr as his dob. I am more prone to believe the regular stone vs the military stone as people back then often "fudged" on their age to either work, get in the army, etc. There are several people on my family tree that did that. Whenever I come across stones with 2 dates, I try to locate more info on them from ancestry to find the correct info and when possible, will attach a copy of it. Thanks for letting me know. Michelle Have a good day.
Added by Michelle Hillier on Mar 09, 2015 7:28 AM
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
Dana Hester Kapp
RE: East Tennessee
No, I am not originally from Townsend but my ancestor were: Walkers, Dunns, and Myers mostly.
Added by Dana Hester Kapp on Mar 04, 2015 5:33 AM
13 1/2 14 years
You asked "you mention my bragging on how many years we've been contributing to Find A Grave being coarse. Please please tell me where that came from."
A. Your message to Bob DeLozier on 2/25/15 "I assure you in 14+ yrs of traveling hundreds ( prob more thousands) of miles, research, etc etc I (we) have NEVER "blatantly" disregarded Find A Grave guidelines. "
B. Your message to me on 8/17/14 "I had to smile however remembering back 13.5 years ago. We had spent much time in the Sevier County Cemeteries and collected thousands of records."
C. Another message to me on 8/17/14 "Yes Betty, as Find A Grave contributors of 13 - almost 14 years, we are well aware of Find A Grave guidelines re duplicate memorials. .... thirteen-plus years ago, memorials were recorded as read from stones."

You said "I would have gone to Mountain View and took a photo but with snow, ice, extreme cold and family illness circumstances have been anything but normal." WHAT?!?!?!? Did I ever ask you specifically to go out in snow to fulfill the photo request? Of course not! It was a simple photo request. You have no idea why I requested the photo. To make you happy, I have deleted that photo request. From now on, whenever you see a photo request from me, please understand it is not sent specifically to YOU, but to others in the area. Thank you.

"In reference to your statement of keeping a virtual Cemetery of our errors, that's fine if you are getting personal satisfaction
from doing so but would you Please please just simply put in a correction re the edit tab." No personal satisfaction. You complained in the past I sent too many edits to you, so I'm slowing them down for your sake. By the way, Find a Grave states there's no limit on the number of edits people can send. You were the ones to take the photos of the tombstones, so you cannot blame other photographers (who did the Teauge-Teague ones) for not notifying you.

But that will be later. I'm weary of your nasty messages to me. I don't even recall the Tilda Valentine incident. As I told you in January I ran across a person who had 800 Burial Unknowns. These 800 Burial Unknowns are now gone. Was that in connection with Tilda Valentine?

Since you are stressed with a sick husband that you thought was dying the other day, lets just stop this. I'm tired of you creating false motivations on my part (walk out in snow and ice to take a photo --- humph, really? Absurd!) I'm weary of your holier-than-thou lectures.

Added by Betty on Mar 03, 2015 8:27 AM
RE: Respectful Reminder
I don't understand why you sent me some of your comments.
For example, you said:
"I don't understand your edit request. For example Nancy Velma Ogle Ward 43156462 at Mountain View Cemetery."
I looked at that memorial number and it is Ronald C Habberstad.

You said, "As I mention to Find A Grave we have never touched a stone with chalk, cream or a brush nor gave we ever darkened the door of a Cemetery office disturbing employees for lot/plot numbers." What does that have to do with ME? Why did you bring that up? I didn't bring that up to you.

I'm sorry I used the wrong word "traipse". Apparently my English vocabulary is not as good as yours. Thank you for the English lesson.

I have a Virtual Cemetery of incorrect statements you and your husband have made on memorials. According to Merriam-Webster, incorrect means "not true or accurate". For example, the dates you put down do not agree with what the tombstones say.

Kudos on your 31,353 memorials! But please refrain from bragging on how many years you and your husband have been on Find a Grave. This bragging comes across as coarse and harsh and unnecessary. Not everyone has as many memorials as you do.

How was I supposed to know that you were concerned about losing your husband the day you got my message from me???????

Added by Betty on Mar 03, 2015 2:38 AM
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
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