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Melody (#47148339)
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Bio Photo Please forgive me if I do not respond to your email in a timely manner. My husband passed away unexpectedly and my heart is broken. I will get to your emails ASAP.

Thank you for your caring thoughts and prayers.


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Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
In this field of green.
The name and date are chiseled out
For all the world to see.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died long before I was born.

Yet we are of one, you and I,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the life you lived
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown


Genealogy begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease.

Author Unknown

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Sue Lapp
The transfer for James D. is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Jan 03, 2015 7:19 PM
Susan Olzawski Barrett
Barrett relatives
I see that you added a page for Bess A Barrett in Collinsville. She is my children's grandmother. I have pictures, etc. that could be added, but I am new to Find a Grave and do not know how to help with information.

I can tell you that she and Walter Donald Barrett had one son, Stephen Don (9/2/54), and two grandchildren, Thomas Don (2/6/76) and Jamie Michelle Barrett Rogers (9/26/78)

You can email me for more family information. She was one of 10 children.
Added by Susan Olzawski Barrett on Oct 29, 2014 9:25 AM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:15 PM
Hartman Family
I am so sorry to hear about your husband.
I too lost mine and Find A Grave has been a comfort.
I was wondering if you are related to the Hartmans that you have posted.
They are my family and I would love to have them transferred to me if they are not your relatives.
If they are your relatives, I would like to contact you again.
Please let me know.
Marlene Sands
Added by rms on Oct 01, 2014 6:37 AM
Rev. Edward F. Steiner
Memorial# 110578116

I discovered that I inadvertantly double posted a memorial for Mary Elizabeth "Lida" Greene-Bower.

Your memorial is Memorial# 110578116.
Mine is Memorial# 129589688.

I'm willing to take mine down, but I have added a lot of links. I don't know which way to go here. Would you prefer I send you all the links to your site and you update yours, or would you prefer something else.

You posted originally, so I bow to your decision.

- Ed
Added by Rev. Edward F. Steiner on Sep 17, 2014 5:35 PM
Sorry for your loss
Signed in to remember my Mom and Dad with flowers today and read that your husband passed. So sorry for your loss. It was ten years ago August 24th this year when my husband dies unexpectedly. I know from experience others words do not make the loss more bearable but would like for you to know I am thinking of you. Bobbie Dunsmore Davolt
Added by Bobbie on Sep 17, 2014 8:33 AM
Nancy Jenkins
Melody, I am sorry for your loss,may the many prayers comfort you in this time.

When you can would you transfer the following memorials to me ..... Iva N. Jenkins #71905892 and Lemuel P. Jenkins #71905956, I'd like to add information to these two.

Thank you and again our prayers are with you.

Nancy Jenkins
Added by Nancy Jenkins on Sep 01, 2014 12:28 PM
Tuwana Vining
RE: 83702481
I am sorry for your loss.

I was wondering if you have any more information about my Grandpa Fred, as I know nothing about him aside from him being my paternal grandfather. I would appreciate any information you can offer, when you can.

Added by Tuwana Vining on Aug 22, 2014 9:09 PM
William " Mack" Fugate
My Great Uncle,and wife Anna Fugate they pretty much raised my uncle and my mom so they were Grandma and Grandpa to us growing up. I remember putting flowers on babies graves as a child. My mother told me one of the babies belonged to the Fugates or maybe both were theirs. But she also remembers a story of maybe one belonging to a Maddie. Are there any babies graves near there tombstone? I see there are no relatives listed with them. Baby would have died at birth or very shorty after. I think I remember grandma telling me both babies were hers. Carlos Eldridge is buried there and was raised by them. Any questions please call 785-735-4293 my name is Terri
Added by TLY on Aug 15, 2014 3:48 PM
Johnny J. Sharp
Deepest Sympathy
Hello Melody,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss! May the good Lord bless you with peace and warm, happy, everlasting memories! Your friend, Johnny J. Sharp
Added by Johnny J. Sharp on Aug 13, 2014 11:45 AM
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