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Charnell (#46609696)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I am currently working as a Research Biologist at the Univ of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB. I am a mother of 2 and grandmother of 2. My oldest child, my son Randall, was killed in 1986 by a drunk driver. He was only 17 years old. That is what prompted me to join FaG in the beginning. My first memorial was for him.

My daughter is a school teacher and the mother of 2 really great children. She thinks I'm daffy for taking time to shoot cemetery photos but then she is young. I think the genealogy bug will eventually bite her.

We all enjoy camping and hiking, sitting around the camp fire. I do enjoy fulfilling photo requests. My Grandchildren like to go with me now to walk through the cemeteries and helps to locate the correct markers.

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Due to certain persons copying my Photographs and biographies of my family members without asking; I now require a request to use. Sorry to be so difficult. This ONLY APPLIES to my family members. All other photos you may use without asking.
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Whenever I go to a new cemetery, I usually take pictures of all markers with the same surname I am looking for, people may not know that there are more family, more relatives in the same cemetery. and if this results in finding new names for the cemetery, I do my best to add this to the cemetery list..

NOTE: If I have added a memorial that belongs to your research; I will gladly transfer to you ~ Just ask!
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sparkcat (kathyk)
Raymond Durloo # 132147115
thank you for adding the picture of Raymonds stone. He was a special friend for us, but buried far away, north of Montgomery. We are in south Al.
Added by sparkcat (kathyk) on May 16, 2016 10:05 AM
Amanda Brodie
Thank you
I would like to say thank you for taking the pic of a very special friend of ours marker. We weren't even aware of there being one until I stumbled across it by accident and sheer luck. This person was very dear to my family so there is no way just saying thank you sounds like enough to me, but thank you so much.
Added by Amanda Brodie on May 08, 2016 12:04 AM
Joel T. Ross
RE: John Wesley Allen
I am related to most of the people in the same cemetery.........Allen's, Cobb's, Thames, Martin's, etc....

Thanks again for the transfer...

Fellow researcher,
Joel T. Ross
Added by Joel T. Ross on May 01, 2016 2:29 PM
Joel T. Ross
John Wesley Allen
Hello Fellow Researcher,

I am working on my Allen Line and you have information posted on Find-A-Grave for Perdelia Thames Allen, Find A Grave Memorial# 90104051. She is my Great GrandAunt, I am looking to see if you are connected thru her line?

If not would it be a problem to transfer it to me?

Thanks, Joel T. Ross
256-770-4522 home
901-487-6201 cell
Added by Joel T. Ross on Apr 30, 2016 2:22 PM
CryptoGram
RE: Shuana White Photographs
My heart-felt honor, Charnell ~ what a bio you have...and parts I'm sad to have in common. More future success along your family trail!
Added by CryptoGram on Mar 11, 2016 9:06 AM
Kelsey Bush
Thompson Cemetery, Bibb County, AL
Hey my name is Kelsey Bush, I'm a native of Tallapoosa County, AL. I enjoy trying to restore and perservre some of my counties old cemeteries , so I have been going around, especially to my family cemeteries which were abandoned during the early to late 90's and updating the transcritptions of these cemeteries so in order for future generations to have a reliable updated transcription of that cemetery. The reason I am writing to you is to ask if you could provide any kind of information on Thompson Cemetery located in Bibb County, AL, some of the google maps has it located between Riverbend and Bulldog Bend?, I have been trying to locate this cemetery for months for a friend. If you have any directions on how to get to the cemetery I will be so thankful. My good friend Daniel Vest has his fourth/ fifth great grandparents( The Blake's. John & Martha Blake) buried in that cemetery. He has been wanting to come visit to pay his respects to his great grandparents. Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you could get back to me I will appreciate it so much and I know this would make him really happy. Thanks. I will leave both of our emails for you.
Kelsey Bush
Email: kelseymaeamber009@gmail.com
Daniel's Email: daniel.vest84@gmail.com
Added by Kelsey Bush on Mar 09, 2016 9:52 PM
Jeffery Layden
Joseph Lee Layden
Hi Charnell,

Are you related to Joseph Lee Layden? I saw your name under his photo that I know I have been shown before by my grandparents. I am starting to search my family tree and thought if you were related we might be able to help each other. I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Jeff Layden
Added by Jeffery Layden on Jan 27, 2016 8:47 AM
bill preston
RE: Adding Photos
Re: Neville & Ralph - your very welcome. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Jan 07, 2016 1:06 PM
Linda Claxton
Medal of Honor #156206421
Hi Charnell - Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Please vote - Thanks

Linda
Added by Linda Claxton on Dec 21, 2015 12:24 PM
Tamekka Holman-Williams
Thanks
Thanks so much for the picture you contributed to my father's Memorial# 116000879
Added by Tamekka Holman-Williams on Dec 11, 2015 2:56 AM
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