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Bill T. Whitis (#48066287)
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Bio Photo A native-born resident of Marshall, Texas, I have begun researching my family's gravesites in the surrounding areas. From Avinger to Upshur County to sites all over Marshall and towns in and around Harrison County. I work full-time, so I do this research when I can.

I have walked and photographed all the markers in and around Harrison County at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Grange Hall Cemetery, Marshall Hebrew, Andrews Cemetery, Macedonia Cemetery, Saint John Cemetery, Woodley Cemetery, Crockett Cemetery, Grover Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, Berea Cemetery, Wiley College Cemetery, Gill Community Cemetery, Blocker Cemetery, Belview, Ebenezer, Crossroads, Algoma North and South, and others. If the markers are legible, I have photographed them and added them on here if missing. More get added all the time, but as of this posting I have documented what is there.

I am currently working in Powder Mill Cemetery with the caretaker taking photos of headstones, adding GPS coordinates (even to burials with no marker), and adding a map on Findagrave - along with the map plot information to each individual memorial.

I have found hidden and lost cemeteries in Harrison County and added them to this website, like most recently Pace Memorial Garden in the Hallsville area, and Elizabeth Cemetery in eastern Harrison County near Leigh.

I also on occasion photograph cemeteries not as close to home like Tatum Cemetery, DeBerry Cemetery, Avinger Cemetery, Grace Hill Cemetery (in Longview) and Oakwood Cemetery (in Jefferson).

I want the memorials for cemeteries in my area, and that my family are in, to be as complete as possible for future generations.

*Please do not add Death Certificates to the memorials on here - the information could freely be gathered by those attempting identity theft of the deceased, and could potentially contain information about living relatives.

If you have your messages disabled and your email is not available, do not leave me an edit request. If I cannot contact you to verify sources or if I have a question, your edit will be declined.

Thank you.
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Susan Carrington Kilgore Wiley
Berea Cemetery
Did you ever hear back from Juanita Harrell. She created memorials for Joseph Bruce Kilgore #6382462 and Minnie Lee Findley Kilgore #6382471. I saw you had added photos for both. Joseph is the brother of my grandfather and I am thrilled to see photos of their graves. I have submitted edits but saw your note and worry that edits will not be made. Should I create memorials and let you add photos? Susan
Added by Susan Carrington Kilgore ... on Mar 01, 2015 8:50 PM
Sharon Catalano
Verna Hicks Satterwhite
Thanks very much for the picture Bill. I sure do appreciate it. Cheers!
Added by Sharon Catalano on Mar 01, 2015 1:15 PM
Permission to Use Photographs
I would like to use a couple of your photographs for an application to the DAR. The ones I need are for 13669014 (Mary Jane Everitt), 120319374 (Betty Everitt Woodley, and 120319467 (HH Woodley). May I have permission to do so? I will send this message as edits.
Added by Candi on Mar 01, 2015 7:59 AM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
RE: Old Blocker Cemetery
No, never been out there. The listing I have was one of many lists I got from a late cousin who walked cemeteries years ago. So I added them to Find A Grave. I think it was abandoned and is on private property. If you get access and takes pics it would be GREAT.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Feb 24, 2015 2:42 PM
Ivory Stephens
Thanks for helping me with my family history
Added by Doll on Feb 23, 2015 11:16 AM
Amy the Spirit Seeker
Shirlette Stephens Green
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Amy the Spirit Seeker on Feb 21, 2015 5:38 PM
Kenny Dee
GPS coordinates
Hey Bill or Mr. Whitis, do you think you can get the GPS coordinates for the Driskell Cemetery?

Much appreciated!
Added by Kenny Dee on Feb 20, 2015 5:18 PM
Sharon Catalano
Ida Belle Hicks
Thanks so much for fulfilling my request. It's very much appreciated!
Added by Sharon Catalano on Feb 19, 2015 2:17 PM
Barbara Lane Hug
Thank you so much for the photo. It's a long ways from Iowa to Texas, so I appreciate you volunteers so much.

Barbara Hug
Newton Iowa
Added by Barbara Lane Hug on Feb 15, 2015 12:06 PM
Ron Renfro
Dear Sir.
Many thanks for your hard work and caring for so many...
Added by Ron Renfro on Feb 04, 2015 7:34 PM
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