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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 20 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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Olivia Williamson Braddy
Elizabeth Barwick Durden
Craig, would you mind deleting one of the several grave photos on this memorial so that I might post a family picture? The quota has been met and I'm not allowed to post it.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on May 29, 2016 9:50 AM
RE: Irma Davis
Thank you kindly, I will take good care of her.
Added by SheilaDNA on May 19, 2016 7:21 PM
Clyde Hall
First of all, I want to say thank you for the picture of my Uncle Clyde's resting place. He died in Vietnam. I was only three months old at the time so I never got to meet him; my parents left me with my great-grandmother while they went to his service all those years ago.

I read through your bio and I understand your stance on only allowing direct descendants to take over memorials. That said, if you ever find yourself in a spot where you need to let some go, I would be most honored to be allowed to manage my Uncle Clyde's page.
Added by KrysKrat on May 01, 2016 1:49 PM
Renee Evans
Josephine T Shepard
I like to take over this memorial of my great grandmother.
Renee Shepard Evans
Added by Renee Evans on Apr 24, 2016 9:31 PM
Love of Family. RLIvey
Clyde kitty Lowe ivey
Hey y'all, There are 2 more sibilings to Gramdma Ivey....they are Floyd C. Lowe born 1907 died 1969 and Lester Carol Lowe born 1909 died 1989... Thanks y'all both are buried at Bulloch memorial gardens in Statesboro ..
Added by Love of Family. RLIvey on Apr 16, 2016 11:06 AM
D. Flowers
Solomon Zeigler 50711472

Thanks for all you do. I was looking at Solomon Zeigler's parents and they are not the right parents. I tried to find the right one on Find a Grave, but they were not there. Solomon's parents were Israel Zeigler( Nov 7, 1821- Oct. 31 1883) and Margaret (Jan. 15 1826-June 22, 1908). Israel born in 1851 could not be Solomon's,born in 1848, father. Any help getting this fixed would be appreciated. Solomon and Victoria were my great-great grandparents. I have Emma Zeigler's family Bible.


Deborah Flowers
Added by D. Flowers on Mar 28, 2016 10:53 PM
First Families of America
Memorial# 92863220
I also attached a link which give this person's parents names and his name change, etc. He is born in Henderson Co. Tx. Please update
Added by First Families of America on Mar 22, 2016 5:02 PM
First Families of America
Memorial# 92863220
May I please have a transfer of this perosn. I requested updates but you have not responded.

Thank you.
Added by First Families of America on Mar 22, 2016 4:36 PM
Tom Jennings
Ellis Dewhurst
So happy to see that you found the burial of Ellis Dewhurst. I posted the memorials for his parents over the weekend. They are reunited now!
Added by Tom Jennings on Mar 21, 2016 6:00 AM
Lynda Welborn Romers
Mem #5290979
I am trying to verify if the William B Bobbitt buried in Bobbitt Cemetery is my great great grandfather William Bobbitt, hopefully you can help me? Do you have any idea where the death date '14 Jan 1898' is from? Several months ago I requested a photo of his gravestone; I fear there is not one or it cannot be read. I have a Pulaski Co Kentucky death record with the following: William Bobbitt 46 white b. Grayson Co Virginia, died 10 June 1857 Pulaski Co KY, occupation Blacksmith; parents John & Nancy Bobbitt.
I am puzzled by the dates, the birth date could be his, however I cannot be sure until I have more information on the death date recorded on his memorial. I really appreciate any suggestion or help you may have. Thanks for your reply and all the great work you have done on Find A Grave!! Lynda
Added by Lynda Welborn Romers on Mar 18, 2016 5:15 PM
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