|Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)|
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~ ~ If you'd like me to TRANSFER a Memorial of your family member that I've entered, just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~
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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.
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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.
My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.
My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.
I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.
For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.
If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.
Georgia Lee Cox Going
Duel Glen Going
Betty Jane Going Kelso
Helen Yvonne Going Wilson
NIECES AND NEPHEW:
Donna Yvonne Kelso
Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark
Joel Tavis Coffey
Alonzo Stubblefield Going
Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips
John Avery Cox
Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson
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I have you in my friends list we must had chatted some time ago. I just returned back to the site. Have a nice day and God Bless.
Added by CFjr on Nov 18, 2013 10:17 AM
|Larry & Susan M.||Taylor|
While fulfilling requests in the Myrtle Cemetery today I came across a very old stone which is in very poor shape. All I can really make out is that it says Taylor and the person was born on September 15, 1849. I can't find a memorial on Find A Grave with this date, but thought that perhaps you know who it is and could add a memorial so that I can add a photo. The stone will not last much longer so I would like to get it recorded while you can still read some of it.
|Betty Perry||Martha Melissa Hendricks Jackson|
Hi there, just wanted to send a note regarding a tombstone picture that you have posted for Martha Melissa Hendricks Jackson (blank stone) #20046463. Actually Martha married Robert H. Perry on 19 Apr 1888, after the death of Charles Robert Jackson. Her tombstone is posted under her married name Martha M. Perry at #32150959. Beside this stone is another one for her daughter, Laura Aldora Jackson Watkins, #32151017. If I remember correctly, it has been a long time since I was there, these two stones are the same style, and I believe they probably were put down at the same time, probably at the time of Laura's death. I don't know whether Martha had a previous stone, but I have not been able to find a stone for her husband, Robert H. Perry. I also do not know if he was buried at Sharon Cemetery. I have not been able to find his burial place. He died 8 Feb 1916. Do you think it is possible that this blank stone is his? Anyway, I just thought I would let you know this info and also thank you for taking the time to record this info on FindAGrave for those of us who are not able to go in person. I hope this is not too confusing.
thank you for leaving the message on Drenda's page
Added by bebe on Nov 09, 2013 6:35 PM
Hi Shirley I read your profile and know how you feel about finding our ancestors. Thanks so much for posting all the pictures and headstones, what a help. I'm working on my McIlroy line and was delighted to find Andrew. Stubblefields are also one of my family lines and I too have relatives in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas, actually all over Sharp and Randolph Co. Regards M King Lee
Added by Mladylee on Nov 08, 2013 12:06 PM
|Graver Gal||Arthur Aydelott|
I added his tombstone photo. There isn't a memorial for Dora M Aydelott buried with him. They are not my family so I thought you may want to add it and I'll add the photo.
There is also Vernon Aydelott; Aprl 11, 1915 to Aug. 10, 1930 buried next to them. And Rawleigh Jackson Aydelott Oct. 9, 1890 to Dec. 17, 1971; Murrell B Aydelott Oct. 13, 1907 to May 20, 1974; Ralph W Aydelott May 7, 1931 to Sept. 24, 1975. Let me know what you want to do, I can add memorials and photos if you don't want to.
|Teresa Maguire||Joseph Trull|
Thanks so much for taking their tombstone photo! Have a good day.
Thank you so much for taking and adding the headstone photo for Geneva Dodson... Mary M.
|cfenters||Dicey Mills Farrar - # 34508905|
Thank you for trying to locate her marker in Monette Memorial cemetery. I appreciate the time you took to search for her. I have noted her memorial that no marker was located. Do you know who holds the cemetery records? I would like to find out if there ever was a marker and who paid for the lot.
I agree with your philosophy on bringing up the past. Since I started on family genealogy, I have connected with family members in other states. Some I had met 60 years ago (I'm telling my age now)when their mother died at an early age. Most I had never met or even knew about them. One person is like my best friend now. We talk frequently and long and I have visited with her several times. It has given me a clearer understanding of the family dynamics and helped me understand my own mother better. By digging up the past, I have had an awakening within myself. I shed tears for those I knew who are now gone and wish I'd had more time with them. I shed tears for those I never knew and wish I had. I now take the time to stay in touch with so many more family members and really know who they are before it's too late.
Added by cfenters on Oct 11, 2013 5:48 AM
Thanks for the tombstone photo!
Added by Pamela on Oct 10, 2013 8:19 AM
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