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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 7 years, 2 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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memorial# 30743108
Re Wiley Dean Hooks. Thanks so much.
Added by vckjrkns on Apr 07, 2014 6:55 PM
Robert Calhoun
Grave Memorial# 79479142
Please post an obituary

Mrs. Frances Stanley, 87, Soperton, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 23, after a long illness.

Mrs. Stanley was born and reared in Montgomery County, a daughter of the late Warren White and the late Mrs. Clementine Cooper White. She had been a resident of Treutlen County for 55 years and was married to the late Willie Stanley.

Survivors include one son, Horace Stanley, Dublin ; 2 brothers, J. J. White, Moultrie ; Arch White, Macon ; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, August 25, with the Rev. J. W. Herndon officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery

Added by Robert Calhoun on Apr 07, 2014 3:33 PM
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Find A Grave Memorial# 68884786
Rufus Stroud

Thanks for updating the info on this memorial.


B.L. Stroud
Added by BLStroud on Apr 06, 2014 7:13 PM
Memorial# 30743108
Thanks so much posting the photo of Wiley's tombstone.Would you mind if used the photo in my Ancestry tree as Wiley is an relative ? Re: Wiley Dean Hooks Memorial# 30743108
Added by vckjrkns on Apr 04, 2014 12:20 PM
Kevin Haynes
Paul Nelms
Thank you for making the edits on Paul Nelms so he and my grandpa can be linked as siblings now. My grandfather loved his brother Paul. Paul was the youngest of 9 and was killed in the war. I remeber seeing his pic in his uniform on my great aunts shelf. My grandfather lived to be 95 and mentioned Paul many times
Added by Kevin Haynes on Mar 31, 2014 1:19 PM
Karen Glazener
Thigpen/Deriso connections
Thank you for the updates to my Thigpen and Deriso relatives.
Added by Karen Glazener on Mar 31, 2014 7:38 AM
...and for the Nunnold picture!
Added by Adrienne on Mar 30, 2014 12:19 PM
Many thanx for the Hinson pic too!
Added by Adrienne on Mar 30, 2014 12:15 PM
Many thanks for posting the pic of the Willcox memorial - much appreciated!
Added by Adrienne on Mar 30, 2014 12:03 PM
Donna Sikes Holley
James & Nina Williams Graham
Craig & Tonya,
Thank you for the photos! I appreciate this very much.
Added by Donna Sikes Holley on Mar 29, 2014 3:13 PM
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