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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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M. A. Claxton
Brinson additons
Thank you so much for adding the edits that I submitted for the Brinson memorials. I just happened upon them in working with some pictures I was posting from a local cemetery and I like to see memorials as complete as possible. I appreciate all the work you've done.

Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Aug 01, 2014 10:24 PM
Robert Calhoun
Grave Memorial # 73749908

Hello Craig & Tonya

Please add a short Bio to Henry A Walker

Mr. Henry Augustus Walker died at his home near Kibbee. He was a native of Laurens county and son of John and Louise Walker. He married Annie Estella Jones on September 28th, 1890 in Laurens county. She died April 9th, 1921. Their children were : Lucille wife of Will Braddy, Kibbee ; Grady Walker, Tarrytown ; Mildred wife of Jesse B. Roberson, Kibbee ; Hilburn Walker, Kibbee ; Miss Frankie Walker, Tarrytown and another son, Mercer Walker, died in England during the World War.

After the death of his first wife, Mr. Walker married Miss Isabell Tyson, of Kibbee and they were the parents of a son,Jones Tyson Walker. After her death, he married again, and his third wife before a former marriage was Miss Lillian McNeely, of Tarrytown. She survived him

He left seven brothers, J. T and J. E., of Uvalda ; D. E. of Soperton ; B. A. of Hazlehurst, and T. O. Walker, of West Palm Beach Fla. ; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Fullford, Cochran.


Added by Robert Calhoun on Jul 13, 2014 2:38 PM
Robert Calhoun
Grave Memorial# 43382245

Hello Craig and Tonya Banks

Please add a short Bio to the Permelie Brook memorial. I've added a photo

Permelie Stanford Brook died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Virginia Conner in the Longpond community. She was a Warren county native and daughter of John R and Elizabeth Smith Stanford and her late husband was John F. Brook. She was survived by a sister Harriet Rabun, Macon, a sister-in-law Priscilla Stanford, Mt. Vernon ; a niece Mrs. Wilson F Conner, Longpond, and brothers Anderson W Stanford, Longpond and John D Stanford, Tarrytown.

Added by Robert Calhoun on Jul 11, 2014 10:16 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
John William Sherrod
Craig, please check these two memorials and determine whether or not they're the same person:
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Jul 10, 2014 8:21 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 70340262
Re: James B. Creighton
Thank you for posting...this is my great-grandfather that I never knew.
Added by Brantley428 on Jul 08, 2014 12:18 PM
Diana Harn
Children of Elias Pinkney Horne
Hello, This is my granny's daddy. I see the three boys listed but none of the girls. There were three girls, my granny being one of them. I grew up with my other two great aunts as well. My granny took me to this cemetery often as her mother is buried next to Elias. How do we add their names and dates?
Added by Diana Harn on Jul 05, 2014 12:38 AM
Morris Rich
Thanks so much for your work adding the names from The Bethel United Methodist Cemetery in Emanuel County Ga. My father (Ralph L. Rich) , mother, brothers, grandparents and many other relatives are buried there and it is nice to see the work that you have done adding these pages. I live in Orlando and don't get there as often as I would like so it's nice to see these pages. .. It is much appreciated. Morris Rich
Added by Morris Rich on Jun 25, 2014 9:53 PM
Kimberly Yawn
My grandfather (John T Yawn Sr
Thank you so much for correcting his bio and listing my grandmother (Maudetta Yawn) as his wife. The speed in which you did so just goes to show that you obviously care about the people in which you post for. Thank you
Added by Kimberly Yawn on Jun 23, 2014 11:30 AM
Laura Jane Brannen
Hi - can you tell me more about this person. Esp her parents and any other ancestors?

Thanks -
Randy Brannen
Added by Randy on Jun 19, 2014 9:07 PM
Robert Calhoun
Grave Memorial # 78413137

Hello Craig & Tonya Banks

Please add a short Bio and spouse link when you have time:

Celia Melinda Scott was the Daughter of Jesse P Scott and the wife of Gus A Hudson. She was born
December 1860 and died 6 May 1934 at the home of her daughter, Jennie Hudson Stanford in Vidalia.

Husband's Grave Memorial # 80714900

Thanks Robert Calhoun

Added by Robert Calhoun on Jun 18, 2014 3:33 PM
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