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Ray Gatewood (#46978762)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 11 days
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My wife and I do genealogy so we have been in a lot of libraries, cemeteries, court houses and outhouses all around the USA. At first, I started photographing only my family and friends' tombstones. It therefore became a duty to take pictures of all the markers in the cemeteries throughout Ellis county.
Several of the names and dates which are already listed that do not yet have photos, contain many errors. After taking their tombstone pictures, I have noticed those mistakes when comparing the actual inscriptions with the information that has already been uploaded. I also see a lot of people listed more than once, which throws off the number of graves indicated.
If and when I make a mistake please e-mail me and I will gladly correct it. If the person is a relative or friend and you wish to manage the listing, I will happily relinquish ownership and transfer it over to you. We are members of the Ellis County Genealogical Society which meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie. Membership is open to anyone interested in family history. Dues are $20 per calendar year and includes a subscription to ECGS quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.
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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 4:19 PM
John Holloway
My heartfelt thank you
Dear Ray...

Thank you for posting this memorial and for the hard work you and your wife do. This is such a gift from God and a blessing to me. Stella was a great friend and co-worker. I'm so happy to know that she is a part of this page. Thank you!

Added by John Holloway on Oct 12, 2014 5:25 AM
Thomas Jefferson Weatherford
If your not related to Tom #63800598, would you transfer to family. my #46914425
thank you for all you've done.
Added by Anonymous-L. on Sep 29, 2014 5:12 PM
Joan Viney
Lissie Parks
I have submitted corrections for name (as shown on 1900 census Benton County, Missouri prior to her marriage) and birth and death dates and places as shown on her death certificate.

Joan Viney
Added by Joan Viney on Aug 11, 2014 1:09 AM
Joan Viney
Jeff Parks
I have submitted corrections for name and birth and death dates showing data listed on his death certificate.

Joan Viney
Added by Joan Viney on Aug 11, 2014 1:02 AM
Don McDonald
johnnie morgan
Thanks for the transfer. don
Added by Don McDonald on Jul 25, 2014 1:46 PM
Elise L Arnold
Thank You
I just wanted to thank you for visiting my great grandmother - Janie Barron and grandfather - Jack McBurnett in the Palmer cemetery and making places for them.
Added by Elise L Arnold on Jul 14, 2014 8:55 PM
Lester Boyd Baker transfer
I really appreciate the quick transfer of Lester Boyd Baker's memorial. Your the best...!

Added by InActive on Jul 06, 2014 8:58 PM
Alfred R. Rucker
Thank you for the transfer and for all your contributions to Find A Grave.

Added by Jay on May 08, 2014 8:39 AM
Sharan Farmer
Thanks so much for the prompt response and transfer of Dewey Winningham. I appreciate it so much!
Added by Sharan Farmer on Apr 10, 2014 10:47 AM
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