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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
 member for 13 years, 6 days
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Bio Photo I am very liberal with transfers - if you loved them or they are your friends or relatives or neighbors, just ask. Will keep my relatives, though. But, please do not ask unless you contribute more content and are going to maintain the page.

Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer.
Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. It has now been about 13 years ago and started with looking for my GGrandparents. Lincoln Properties person was less than nice to me --snappy & hateful. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta and is in horrible condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson went up into the roughest part taking pictures for me, many thousands of them. James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briars, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Still I work on it linking folks to their relatives. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website -, then go to OTHER to get to the maps of Hollywood. He has set and sectioned it off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there and in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, no one knows you are out there. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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Patsy Conlon
Maria Mae Sanders
Thank you so much for the edit. She is my Great Grand mother. It is much appreciated.
Patsy = Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on May 24, 2016 9:22 AM
Dennis Harmsen
Sambdman Photo
Thank you for taking time to locate a possible gravestone for Mary Sambdman. She is probably somewhere else. Much appreciated for your work.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on May 22, 2016 10:40 AM
Memorial# 40380814
Hi Judy, I just had the opportunity to visit my grandmother's grave and take some pictures. Could you please transfer the memorial to me so that I can post more information? Thanks. - pb plumlady (#47407467)
Added by plumlady on May 16, 2016 11:44 PM
Scott Beacham
RE: Marian Ledel Ivey/Melius/Smith
I'm not sure about the Melius name either. Are you a member of I have a temporary membership, I found Marian Ivey on a member's tree, but no family info on her, just her husband Francis Andrew Pete Smith. You may be able to find more. Good Luck!
Added by Scott Beacham on May 16, 2016 6:45 PM
Love in Family
Buchanan family
thank you so much for the family connection and edits to these memorials. They are now in place as you requested. Should you decide you need a transfer please let me know. THank you for all you do with find a grave. Bren
Added by Love in Family on May 16, 2016 10:28 AM
Becky Feaster
Eli J. McCravy - son of Archibald McCravy?
Saw you originally created the memorial for Eli J. McCravy. Was wondering what proof you have that Archibald McCravy and wife Jane are his parents? Can't seem to find any proof docs. Thanks.

Added by Becky Feaster on May 06, 2016 4:34 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 119241303
Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate it. :).... Cathy
Added by 47972011 on May 05, 2016 7:22 AM
Sherri Louise Patton Cordon
The dates on either this baby or the father is wrong. You have the baby's birth 2 years after fathers death. Thought you might want to look into this issue. Thanks in advance.
Sherri Patton Cordon
Added by Sherri Louise Patton Cord... on May 03, 2016 12:13 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 119241303
I noticed you posted her death certificate on her page. Are you related? Thanks, Cathy
Added by 47972011 on May 02, 2016 8:00 AM
Dianne Wood
RE: Ed, Eddie & Kevin Fowler
You're welcome, the story is a sad one.
Added by Dianne Wood on Apr 25, 2016 4:21 AM
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