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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo My most important projects are Hollywood Cemetery & Oakland (Atlanta City) Cemetery in Atlanta.

Thousands of hours have been spent working on Hollywood alone. The cemetery is in terrible condition due to the owner just not caring about those buried there. Much of it has re-forested itself to prolific growth conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.

I add names to many cemeteries, but mostly work on Oakland and Hollywood. I research the names as if they were my own family, trying to add full names, maiden names, full dates, birth and death places and linking them to family members. I also search for parents when they are buried elsewhere, so they can be linked to them. I knew many of them had to be kin to each other of those buried there.

If I have added your family members (or friends) and they are not mine, I will gladly transfer them to you to maintain. Right now, I am not transferring Hollywood names, as I am still working on it. I will be happy to add anything that you wish to their pages, though.

Note: Unless you use the Edit button to ask for transfers (please do not ask on my bio page), your request will be ignored. Please do it correctly, as it makes your request much easier to fulfill. Also, if you are a member for a few days, do not ask for groups of transfers. The idea is to maintain the pages, not simply gather relatives and then forget about them.
Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.

We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the the night, when we look at the stars.....a date....a song.....a place. In memory of all those who left us all too soon. We will get to see you again some day.

The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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Kerry Steiner
RE: Thomas J Farr Memorial #14078510
Thank you, Judy. If there is anything at all I can do to help you with names or linking people, just let me know :)
Added by Kerry Steiner on Jan 28, 2015 10:08 AM
Kerry Steiner
Thomas J Farr Memorial #14078510
Thank you for transferring the memorial, and again, thanks so much for all your hard work in restoring Hollywood Cemetery!!
Added by Kerry Steiner on Jan 28, 2015 7:55 AM
Pat McCown Throneberry
Martha Berry Rousseau
You have in Martha's information and I quote:
"Note: Her two sons, David R. Rousseau and Reuben Jordan Rousseau are also both buried here." Martha is not the mother of Reuben Jordan but rather Reuben "Rube" Chatman Rousseau. My cousin Fay Thompson called this to my attention. She also states that on John Rousseau, husband of Martha, you have the same mistake. Reuben Jordan is a son of David R. and Nancy Ann Tipton Rousseau and therefore a grandchild of Martha Berry and John Rousseau. Can you please correct these mistakes. Are you kin to Martha??? She is my (and my cousin Fay's) Great-Great-Great Grandmother. Thanks much for your consideration, Pat McCown Throneberry FINDAGRAVE NUMBER 47754735 Jan 23,2015

Added by Pat McCown Throneberry on Jan 23, 2015 11:44 AM
Heidi DeMatteo
Nettie Dernier
I looked Nettie up on FL website and here's her location info. I'm a volunteer but not familiar with that territory but adding this will increase your chances of getting a photo of her marker.

Location of Grave
Memorial Park: Glendale
Section: Col. of Memory, Memorial Terr
Map #: 1
Lot: 0
Space: 20199
Property: Niche
Added by Heidi DeMatteo on Jan 22, 2015 5:59 PM
Debbie Westbrook
RE: Holcomb(e) & Shierling names
Thank you for the info. I went to the edit to ask for transferal, but it isn't on of the choices. I have had some others transferred to me via the edit, but I don't remember how. Anyway, I will keep trying. Maybe I am overlooking it.

Added by Debbie Westbrook on Jan 21, 2015 1:06 PM
Debbie Westbrook
RE: W. S. Holcomb
Thank you Judy. I am a member of but I didn't know I could find records the way you describe. I have to try it. Again, thanks for all the photos you have taken with the death certificate on W. S., I can now hopefully find more on Starke.

Great job on your dedication to post photos.
Added by Debbie Westbrook on Jan 21, 2015 11:23 AM
Debbie Westbrook
W. S. Holcomb
You are maintaining a W. S. Holcomb whose death certificate you have as a photo. Would you happen to have a copy of the death certificate and if so, could I possibly get a picture of it from you. William Sterling (W.S.) seems to be my ggg uncle and Starke is my GGGG grandfather.

I have been searching for anything on Stark Nathan or Nathan Starke for years. His father is Clayton Holcomb which I have sent you messages about already.

Thank you for your work on photos. Are you by chance related to the Holcombs or just graving?

Added by Debbie Westbrook on Jan 20, 2015 6:25 PM
Gustin Goodwin
Hi Judy, I declined your edit for him as his CSA Military records indicate his name as Gustin, as well as his son, Gustin, Jr. I had already noted the alternate spelling as Augustine. Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave. And for transferring memorials of my family when I've asked. You are a joy to work with. Birdgirl.
Added by Birdgirl on Jan 20, 2015 3:29 PM
Pat McCown Throneberry
RE: Martha Berry Rousseau
I pray I did whatever you asked me to do. I'm new at this and have little time to spend on it and was just checking my posts today. Pat
Added by Pat McCown Throneberry on Jan 19, 2015 6:20 PM
Paul Barton
Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery
I found Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery at 3725 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta Georgia.

Her husband Hiram Daniel Casey is buried there.

Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery website in find a grave is:


Added by Paul Barton on Jan 18, 2015 8:47 AM
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