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Melody (#47148339)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo Please forgive me if I do not respond to your email in a timely manner. My husband passed away unexpectedly and my heart is broken. I will get to your emails ASAP.

Thank you for your caring thoughts and prayers.


Note: Family photos are NOT
to be copied and posted to any other database or website without my permission. This includes

You are welcome to utilize any headstone photos taken by me for non-profit purposes only. Please feel free to use my headstone photos on


Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
In this field of green.
The name and date are chiseled out
For all the world to see.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died long before I was born.

Yet we are of one, you and I,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the life you lived
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown


Genealogy begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease.

Author Unknown


Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.


"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"

-Arkansas Parent-Teacher
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Judith Holcomb Farrington
Thank you, Melody
What a beautiful, lovely place you have created to linger and to ponder. May you be comforted in the loss of your husband. My husband and I are going through many, many boxes of photos and memories, writing down names on backs of photos--and very thankful for those who had written names of backs of photos of those now gone. I am praying for you, today, Melody. May you know the peace and comfort of Jesus.

Judith Holcomb Farrington
Added by Judith Holcomb Farrington on Aug 29, 2016 7:29 AM
Christi Crawford Partee
Memorial 106216843

I was wondering if there was any indication as to who L. Marie Hopper may be in relation to the other Hopper's in this cemetery? Perhaps she was buried next to her husband if he was one of the sons of William R. Hoppers?
Thank you and my condolences for your loss.
Added by Christi Crawford Partee on Jul 31, 2016 1:31 PM
Sheila Spath
Charles W Hoggatt
Hello~ I have been doing some family research, and I see you left flowers for Charles W Hoggatt.
I was wondering by chance if you were a Hoggatt family member, and if so would be from the John William and Amanda Hoggatt line? My 2nd great aunt was married to their son Charley
Roy Hoggatt.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sheila Spath
Added by Sheila Spath on Jul 31, 2016 10:10 AM
Harold & Wanda Blackwell
Lieut Claude Merritt Hanson
You have two memorials for the same person. The correct spelling of the last name is HANSON, not HENSON. The correct memorial, 73705736, already has a photo of the marker and family connections.
Added by Harold & Wanda Blackwell on Jul 12, 2016 5:38 AM
Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout
Hogan you have posted
I know u have posted a lot of different people on Find A Grave. I noticed you have put flowers by Hogan graves, would they be your family. I am also researching the Hogan's. My grandmother was a Hogan. Thanks for all you have did. Ola Mae
Added by Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout on May 16, 2016 6:22 PM
Stephen Lee Krou
Unknown burials resolved within 30 days
Hiya Melody,

When they say "Unknown burials resolved within 30 days" they are referring to recent burials not 100 yrs ago. purchased Find A Grave and it is a non-issue :)
Added by Stephen Lee Krou on May 09, 2016 7:39 PM
Linda Douglass
Nola Jean Baldwin
Please transfer Nola Jean Baldwin's Find A Grave Memorial# 69066667 to me, she is my Sister.
Also, please transfer her husband Steven Roy Baldwin's Find A Grave Memorial# 69066681 to me.

Linda Douglass (#48513275)
Added by Linda Douglass on Mar 28, 2016 7:43 AM
Victoria Johnson
J.W. Risner photo
I would like permission to repost this photo on my trees; Ancestry and MyHeritage.

I am a direct descendant of William Carl Risner; I took photos from the Guiteau Cememtery but somehow missed J.W.'s.

Added by Victoria Johnson on Mar 19, 2016 12:27 PM
ira tilley
Mattie Stafford #82006472
Hi Melody. I made a mistake hen I gave you the memorial # of Mattie's father. The correct number is 72916385. Sorry about that.
Added by ira tilley on Mar 11, 2016 11:54 AM
ira tilley
Mattie Stafford #82006472
Thank you, Melody, for creating the memorial for Mattie. She was the daughter of Martin Polson (various spellings) Memorial #7291298 and Hannah Stevens, aka Anna Stevens. Mattie was of mix-blood Cherokee and a descendant of Asel Poulson who was born abt. 1735. Would you be so nice as to link her to her father. Thanks...Ira
Added by ira tilley on Mar 11, 2016 11:47 AM
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