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Don Atwell (#47043939)
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I am retired. I have been doing genealogical research on my family lines for about 20 years. For the past few years I've put my research on the "back burner" but now that I've retired, I'm back into it. I enjoy going through cemeteries and each headstone tells only a very short history of that person's life. I now get to do several of my favorite hobbies, all at the same time, history, genealogy research, photography, walking through cemeteries, and motorcycle riding.
Not all of the headstones I list are family lines. If you find a correction or have additional information, just let me know.
If you have any ATWELL'S and transfer them to me, I'll take good care of them, but I will not transfer any ATWELL'S.
In the future, please use the change buttons that FAG has provided. I do check these to see if they are correct, so if it seems to be in error, I will decline them.
I will not link unknown burials.
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Ed Hallman

I appreciate all you do. I have been trying to link the graves together and add new information in Bethel and Springfield Cemeteries. You have been so helpful in this project.
Added by Ed Hallman on Feb 11, 2016 7:18 AM
Sally N. Inglis
Ira & Mary Etta Keys
Thank you so much for taking photos of their grave. You did a great job and now the information can be read. Thanks so much.
Added by Sally N. Inglis on Feb 10, 2016 6:26 AM
Kevin Ashley
James Madison Justice
You posted to the site for James Madison Justice who is buried in Holmes Co. FL. I am writing on behalf of Betty Ann Courtney Luter who is a g-g-granddaughter of James Madison Justice. She wishes to know how you are related to him, if you are.

If you have information and would like to discuss, I can put the two of you in touch.

She is particularly interested to know about a wife of James Madison Justice before Mahala Yohn.

Kevin Ashley (2nd cousin to Betty)
Added by Kevin Ashley on Feb 09, 2016 6:09 PM
Mark R.
Henry Maylon Bowden

Hi Don - Thanks for posting the information re: Henry Mahlon Bowden, who was my mother's first cousin. One correction is needed in the spelling of his mother's maiden name: "Sallie Mae Tomberline Bowden" (my great-aunt) should be "TOMBERLIN", without the "e." This can be verified by noting the spelling of her name in the online obituary for his brother William Richard Bowden of Enterprise, Alabama; also death record spellings, etc. and the Find-a-Grave entries for her parents William A. and Sallie M. Tomberlin (my great-grandparents), who are buried at County Line Baptist Church in Enterprise. Your assistance, if possible, is greatly appreciated.


Mark R.
Decatur, AL
Added by Mark R. on Feb 05, 2016 8:59 PM
Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Clark
RE: Pic of Gravestone for Isabelle Williford
Hello Don, Just curious but since you have posted so many of my own ancestor grave sites, was wondering if we might be related in some mentioned your GGG grandmother was also buried here. If it isn't too personal, who is she?? Certainly no hurry on your response but am very curious.....My own ancestry background (paternal) is Palmer, Hartzog, Williford, Riley, Hughes, Bell.......

Thanks as always for your personal work on this website.....

Julie {Palmer} Clark
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Feb 03, 2016 2:43 PM
Martha Box
#103882471 Mary Frances Vinson Hovey
She died January 22, 2016 in Dothan, Houston Co., AL. Buried New Hinson BC Cemetery in Geneva Co., AL You can check with Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Homes in Harford, 1-334-588-3250 for proof.
Added by Martha Box on Jan 28, 2016 12:37 PM
Dora Anderson
James Wilson Stokes
Oops. On my previous message tonight I typed his wife's name incorrectly. You have her listed as Martha Ann Kennedy Stokes and I think I should be Martha Ann Lee.
Added by Dora Anderson on Jan 24, 2016 11:00 PM
Dora Anderson
James Wilson Stokes
I would like you to look again at the wife of James Wilson Stokes b. 2 Dec 1828 in Abbeville, Henry, AL, married 20 Dec 1854 in Barbour, AL and died 22 Dec 1901. He is buried in the Old Cemetery in Abbeville, Henry, AL.
You have listed Martha A. Stokes as his wife. I am contending that her name is Martha Ann Lee because of the following sources:
1. Marriage certificate at
Marriage Certificate

2. He and his wife's names on children's death certificates are listed as Martha Ann Lee.

You can see their family at with 11 sources listed.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
I appreciate all your hard work.
Dora Anderson
Added by Dora Anderson on Jan 24, 2016 10:39 PM
Rosemary Millar
Your Memorials
As far as I know I have not made any changes to any of "your" memorials since you told me that you would no longer accept edits from me. If I have an edit for a memorial that you created I send it to the Find A Grave support staff with verification (proof) of where I got my information and let them decide whether or not they believe it is a valid edit or not. Sometimes they will ask me to re-send the edit to you and let you decline it again and then they ask me to forward it to them. Other than that I don't touch "your" memorials.
Added by Rosemary Millar on Jan 23, 2016 9:25 AM
Rosemary Millar
RE: Edits at Big Creek
Can you tell me which source you are referring to?
Added by Rosemary Millar on Jan 22, 2016 12:17 PM
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