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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 14 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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Scott V
I have recently taken updated photos of my family's plot in Tarrytown, GA (Mark E. Burns). Would it be possible for you to remove the photos you've taken before the burial site was cleaned? Thank you so much for getting these photos posted on here! It was a great find!
Added by Scott V on Oct 20, 2016 2:21 PM
Carolyn Faglier Yokom/Carole Yokom
Death date
Could you please change the death date for Betty Hadden Hadden in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Warren County, GA. The correct date is noted on her tombstone. Thanks, Carole Yokom
Added by Carolyn Faglier Yokom/Car... on Oct 09, 2016 6:50 PM
Kay Parrish Thompson
Here's another I can add the obit to. I'll return to you when completed.

Thanks, Kay
Added by Kay Parrish Thompson on Oct 02, 2016 2:34 PM
Kay Parrish Thompson
Hi, I have the obituary to add to this memorial. Please transfer and I'll return when completed.

Thanks Kay
Added by Kay Parrish Thompson on Oct 02, 2016 2:25 PM
Mary T.~AKA ~poe~
I recently sent you a message concerning the cemeteries in Alamo, Wheeler Co. Georgia. It seems when you transcribed the Alamo City Cemetery, you accidently merged it into the Alamo Memorial Cemetery. It happens. They are actually two separate cemeteries in a small town. I would be glad to help you separate them, since I transcribed most of the Alamo Memorial. Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave. Have a nice afternoon. And btw, I agree with your bio.
Added by Mary T.~AKA ~poe~ on Sep 24, 2016 11:52 AM
Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro Ga
I was wondering if you knew who was maintaining that cemetery? Is it the city that might hold the records? thanks !
Added by MWBeach on Aug 27, 2016 3:45 PM
Sheila Windham
Ruben Rahn
Ruben's parents are buried in the Springfield Annex. Here is his father's number for you to be able to link to it and to his mother as well. I'll look up his siblings as well. Mr. Ruben is still alive, but his brother Wendell Rahn is deceased also buried at the Annex. You can contact me at or at my pro page, if you would like assistance with more of the Rahn family tree. I, however am the ex daughter-in-law so I don't think I need to be managing their Find A Grave pages, but I am happy to help. My son is their grandson.

Added by Sheila Windham on Aug 25, 2016 7:42 PM
Thank you so very much for the transfer of my great-grandmother's memorial, Lelia Henry.

Your hard work and dedication is appreciated.
Have A Wonderful Day!
Added by Rosa on Aug 21, 2016 8:05 PM
Delores Baker
Christian Shively,Sr. 1745-1834
Christian was married only one time and that was to Susannah Cripe, daughter of the Immigrant Jacob Greib/Gripe/Cripe and Elizabeth Ulrich.

His son Christian Jr. also married a Susannah Cripe who was his first cousin.
Added by Delores Baker on Aug 20, 2016 3:48 PM
Donna Brummett
Lewis Daniel Palmer, Jr. # 54501516
Please transfer Lewis Daniel Palmer Jr. to me. He is my 1st cousin. Thank you
Added by Donna Brummett on Aug 14, 2016 11:24 PM
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