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Jo Anne (Neely) Gomez (#46499751)
 member for 12 years, 10 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I am not a professional genealogist.


I have been doing family genealogy since 1981 after my dad died of lung cancer, his parents died when he was a child and he asked that I get to know them and their history and one of my mom's sister-in-laws was doing genealogy on her side of my family so we worked and learned together. That aunt in later years had a stroke and couldn't remember or help though when we started out we did all letters, queries and library and government searches manually (by hand) and then on typewriter. I've been able to learn much more when resources came online. I am NOT a professional genealogist though have helped many through the years and helped correct misread census records even for families I am not personally connected with.

I've not worked alone nor do I want to take credit for those friends and family members who have shared and researched with me. So I'd like to thank:

Aunt Doris Marie Leonard, Aunt Lizzie Holman, Aunt Audrey Cleek, Aunt Nancy Watkins, Great Grandma Effie O'Dell McClelland Hankins, Grandma Belle Hankins Leonard, Grandpa Earl Leonard, cousin Tammy Spring, Uncle Jack Leonard, uncle EJ Leonard, cousin Jo Dorais, cousin Kay Jamison Lane, cousin Ray Thompson on the Nancy Sherrill Rogers side, cousin Sandy Sharpy, cousin Terri Santiago, cousin J. Randall Houp, cousin Gene Hankins, Aunt Nancy Green, Aunt Mae Smith, Aunt Emma Penn, Aunt Audie Cobble, Uncle Buster, Uncle Jason (all Neelys), cousin Emma Mae Gilbert, My Dickson cousin who sent me so much Oakley/Kindley information, Aunt Rosa Underwood, cousin Warren Neely, Uncle George Neely, cousin Juanita Hill Leak, cousin John D. Little, Grace Parke Renshaw, cousin Leah Heiden, cousins David and Belle Myers, cousin Susan Dexter, cousins Carl & Cherry Fisher, cousins Bob & Lois Small, cousin Glen Leonard, cousin Doyle Loveland, Uncle Harry & Aunt Pearl Hayes, Aunt Marie Roberts, Aunt Lena Neely, cousins JB & Carl Holmes, cousin Jim Neely, the many Grammers met at the Springdale, AR Grammer family reunion, Maria Guadalupe Serrano Gomez, Merced Gomez, Michael Serrano, and that wonderful little lady who was the city or county clerk near Collin County, TX who passed away many years ago that went to all the cemeteries looking for my Neely's for me.

If those who helped me are not mentioned they are not forgotten, just too many to remember. Especially to my parents, thank you for instilling in me a sense of family and knowing that even when I/we experienced bad, trying and/or negative things we could always talk about it honestly and work through it.

Thank you for helping me to honor my family and friends and leave a bit of them behind reminding of the sacrifice and places of honor left in our hearts and minds.
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Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Hiram Thorpe
Thank you for sponsoring Hiram's site. I researched this family for a friend who is a direct descendant.
Added by Suzanna ღ Ashworth on Jul 20, 2014 3:51 PM
B.J. Waters
William McElvany
Thank you for your sponsorship.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jul 07, 2014 11:19 PM
Joan Miles
Eleanor Kindley
I see that you have sponsored this site. I was wondering if you would like me to transfer ownership to you. I live by the cemetery and have added names and pictures to most of the people there. I really only know about 25 people that are buried here. Only 1 is a relative.

If you would like me to do that, send me a send me a message through Find a Grave.
Added by Joan Miles on Jun 28, 2014 12:59 PM
The Preacher's Kid
W. McClelland
Thanks for the name correction! Wasn't quite so "clear" until it was brought to my attention. :-)

Happy Graving!
Added by The Preacher's Kid on May 17, 2014 6:47 PM
Janet LaMotte
Elmer Leonard
Link replaced. Thank you.
Added by Janet LaMotte on May 02, 2014 4:16 PM
Kay Sugg Best
Alma Roberts
Thank you for sponsonring her memorial
Added by Kay Sugg Best on Apr 20, 2014 9:35 PM
Evelyn Pipkin
Lena Frances Neely
Would you like me to transfer this memorial to you?
I will be happy to do so.

Added by Evelyn Pipkin on Apr 16, 2014 9:19 AM
Evelyn Pipkin
Lena Frances Neely
I have made the correction. Thanks for calling this to my attention.

Added by Evelyn Pipkin on Apr 16, 2014 9:17 AM
belle myers
RE: William Penn Little

We can trade, I just put it in because I had it. Do I have to do anything to change it?

Added by belle myers on Apr 07, 2014 8:26 AM
belle myers
RE: William Penn Little

That would be fine. Belle
Added by belle myers on Apr 04, 2014 7:25 AM
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