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Colleen Sanders Broyles (#46875999)
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Bio Photo Hi!

A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

Update: Married my best friend, My Ed, Oct 3, 2014 and am now officially a "new" person lol

PLEASE If you want to request a transfer or updates to memorials do that through the "edit" tab/suggest a correction!!!! When I have many many many edits/transfers/messages to read and answer it gets frustrating to have to look up the memorials for each request when if done correctly I can just click on the link included with the suggestion/edit...quicker for me to get it done for you :) :)

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."

I have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial.
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Re: Elias Hollingsworth (#69895141)
Hi, so sorry about the duplicate. I usually search first, but perhaps since yours has the initials and I probably searched by full name I missed it.

I don't mind deleting mine at all. I actually was going to just transfer links and add the photo to yours when I realized that I don't manage his kid's memorials, so edits would have to be sent it. If you prefer to go that route, I am totally fine with it!

In the meantime, I did add the bio from yours to "mine". I can transfer the memorial to you (I am not related), or you can delete yours if you want. I am flexible either way. Just let me know! Thanks, :)Jessica
Added by jessicado on Nov 23, 2015 11:28 AM
Fleming Family
Colleen, thank you for your time and energy for your great
work and photography.
Your work does not go unnoticed
Happy Thanksgiving
Added by Pat on Nov 23, 2015 10:54 AM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
RE: Appreciation for Colleen!
Awwww, thank you! I get frustrated when people make assumptions of where someone is buried, and create a memorial without knowing with some evidence that the person is buried there. That's when my "go back to bed" side comes out, and I've found it only a few times, once being recently on a cousin of mine. :) Also, I did get a defensive response one time, and that person has turned out to be a great colleague and electronic friend. It's nice to be nice.
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Nov 20, 2015 9:39 AM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
RE: Appreciation for Colleen!
You are welcome, and are all grave traipsers and genealogists crazy?? :) Have a wonderful day!!
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Nov 19, 2015 7:17 AM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
Appreciation for Colleen!
Colleen, have I lately told you how much I appreciate all you do for FindAGrave and for the cemeteries in our area? Or have I ever told you this? You take wonderful photographs, and I can tell this is even more than a hobby for you - it seems that for you, it is an art. Thank you for helping to preserve our heritage. ~Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Nov 18, 2015 10:40 PM
RE: photo requests
There are so many limestone markets in this county that are smooth now. Its too bad. Sorry for you, I know you hoped for more.
Added by Texten on Nov 10, 2015 8:17 AM
Glenda Surrett-Kennedy
George Hicks Obit photo
Hi Colleen,
I appreciate your posting the obit for a George Hicks on this site, unfortunately it is not for my great grandfather. The dates are all wrong, also he was not born in Indiana. I am sure that my info is correct as far as birth and place of birth. I have been to his hometown and visited with his family that still live in the Mt Vernon KY area. George was visiting in OK when he took ill and died. I am requesting that you remove the obit photo from the memorial. I can't since it was transferred to me.
Thank you,
Glenda Kennedy
Added by Glenda Surrett-Kennedy on Nov 09, 2015 3:25 PM
Of La Grange Co IN
Levant Benois DICKINSON is the s/o Ichabod and Harriet DICKINSON, per will of Ichabod 12-23-1854/10-29-1855 Oakfield, Genesee Co NY
wife Harriett
ch Levant B, Harriett, George, Julia Ann, Celinda, W Scott
Added by P GAUSS on Nov 08, 2015 1:31 PM
Diane Winters
That's kind of you - but I'd rather you have them. I didn't have the links for Nancy done yet anyway - she was my connection thru my Anderson family lines.

Thanks again,
Added by Diane Winters on Nov 05, 2015 11:23 AM
Claire Ehrhart Abel
RE: Lulu Clark Anderson
Ok - thought maybe they were related or ???

LOL -- we all goof up
Added by Claire Ehrhart Abel on Nov 05, 2015 7:27 AM
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