I have a deep love for cemeteries. I love the art, the history, and the untold stories about each resident. I find it peaceful and thoroughly relaxing to walk through cemeteries. I'm working on several but the main one at the moment is Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.
I am a member of the organization called Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC).
I was born and raised here in Arkansas as were both of my parents and all of my grandparents.I started searching my genealogy in the Sixth Grade as a project and haven't stopped since.
I am still having problems with David McJonathan-Swarm. I requested a transfer of three memorials he has completely wrong but, I can't remember how to contact F.AG. Editors. Do you know how to go about this? We discussdedd this type of problem back in 2014, I've lost my notes!
Oliver Family Hello I have been searching for my grandmother Bessie Oliver she died between 1924 and 1930. Last place she lived was Pierce Creek, Ar. Her father was William Oliver he died in 1904. I seen someone left a note saying William was buried in Winkler Cemetery, Faulkner Co, Ar. William remarried after Bessie's mother to Mattie Reason and had her half brother James Edward Oliver. This may be an abandon graveyard. It said there was a rock as William's headstone. Is there any listings of abandon graveyards? Do you know where Winkler Graveyard is? Any help is appreciated. Thank You Barb
Grandma Hi Libby. Willie Augustas Talley McDaniel was my grandmother. I don't know too many relatives on the Talley side. I would love to email you and compare notes. Are you a member of ancestors.com?
RE: Debbie Summers I'm not sure. Since you transferred ownership to me, I should be the only one with access to make changes to it, especially delete the entire memorial. I think an amdmin had to have done it but I have no idea why, and you know how hard it is to communicate with anyone from the site. It's just so odd and disturbing.
Talleys @ Monett IOOF Cemetery Your Photo Request for Lela Talley is done. I also uploaded the same photo into Kenneth's FAGM. I also updated their locations. According to the Monett IOOF Cemetery database - http://www.cityofmonett.com/city_departments/cemetery/IOOF%20Cemetery%20as%20of%20013115.htm - there is another Talley named "Robert Wayne Talley". If you wish me to try to find Robert, please submit a Photo request. Robert Wayne Talley is Not in Find A Grave (at least not listed in the IOOF Cemetery (I suppose the database Could be in Error??? but I doubt it)) so you would have to create a Memorial in Find a Grave from the database information before you could submit a request (well, duh!). But, of course, that's how this stuff always goes, aint't it!
Barbara Moss photo request I was walking the sections of the cemetery looking for her headstone, when Mr. Larry Grubbs (with Crestlawn) stopped and asked if I needed any help locating a gravesite. So I asked him if he could verify I was in the right location. He looked in his records and couldn't find this person listed. He called the Conway funeral home (Roller-McNutt) who has a listing for everyone buried in Crestlawn (no matter which funeral home does the service). They had no record either. He stated it probably is a person that was cremated there, as the crematory is located on the grounds of Crestlawn and death certificates will read Crestlawn as "place" for "Burial, crematory, or memorial" entry. I have put in a request to remove the photo request, as there is nothing to photograph. Sorry I wasn't successful in fulfilling your request.
RE: William Birchett Libby, just got your message thru Find a Grave. This gentleman's grave is a mystery. I have a nephew by marriage, and this man is in his family tree (great uncle, I think), and they have searched the graveyard with no luck. Over the years, there has been vandalism, and his stone may have been destroyed, or a headstone might not have been purchased. No one knows. I have quite a few relatives buried in this cemetery, so I am quite familiar with it. It needs to be platted out and each grave marked, but no one has the time to do it. I am so sorry that no one can locate his resting place, but since he's in my family tree, and should it be discovered, you will be notified.