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Deb (#46832182)
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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.

>>Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and scholarship. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Obituaries, photos, and excerpts from larger works in the context of genealogy and historical research are covered under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act of 1976 as noted above.<<

* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD TO MY MEMORIAL PGS: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Branchville, Milam County, Texas
Oh yes, I know! I just want to be accurate and I care. It is hard when the names are not spelled the same from marker to marker and they are all the same family. I am torn between, making it the legal spelling as I know it to be or the one on the marker and maybe someone won't be able to 'find' them online in the future. I get the pictures in and I also have a Ancestry tree with the people I take pictures of so I can connect families, etc. I started in Peaceful Rest and had to move out to the surrounding African American cemeteries to 'find' the people to see who was buried where. My desire is to identify as many people that are possibly buried an a cemetery without names or markers. I don't want them to be 'lost' to family. It is hard some times, some people just 'disappear' from the face of the earth it seems. I have crawled my way through a few briars and bushes in search of the markers. I take a picture of everything, not just those with names and leave in order so later, if I get some information, then I might have a name for a plot. I know not all markers are correct either, some family just didn't have all the legal information but I applaud any effort to mark a anything! However I can't dig out all the markers so I try to get what I can and do the research...sadly :( But thanks! Email anytime and I might have the family ancestry tree on someone.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 09, 2014 3:48 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
Branchville, Milam County, Texas
Sorry about all the edits. I photographed the cemetery yesterday and just got all the pictures uploaded to their respective places. Seems alot of death certs don't match the gravestones. I appreciate your research and how many you already had listed and I just had to add pictures...thank you! God Bless and have a great day!!
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 09, 2014 2:35 PM
Thomas Spartan Goodlet Crenshaw
Thank you so much for the transfer of his Memorial Page.

Added by LadyDi_60 on Jul 08, 2014 8:54 PM
Seth Hill
RE: Thelma Whitfield
I didn't know Thelma personally but she was related so I do have family who knew her. I lived too far away to have that chance. I checked online to see if I could find an obituary but didn't have any luck. The place I normally find them started getting them from that newspaper in 2002. I don't know if you have access to the Austin American-Statesman or not but the obit would have been on 5 Jan 2000. I'll do some checking with family though and see if anyone has a copy or can get one.
Thank you!
Added by Seth Hill on Jul 03, 2014 10:12 PM
Rhoda Garrett Schmidt
RE: Garrett Family Cemetery
I have never heard of a Garrett fam. cemetery. My mother was raised at Castell. She was an Otto.
Now I'm curious, too. Hummmmm.
My Garrett's came from San Saba and Young Co., TX.
If you find out where it is located, let me know so I can cure my curiosity.
Thank you,
Added by Rhoda Garrett Schmidt on Jun 26, 2014 6:58 AM
C. T. Lewis
Charles Ray Wesley
Thanks for his obit. I have added it to his memorial and linked his and his brother, Shirley's memorials to their parents.
Added by C. T. Lewis on Jun 25, 2014 1:20 AM
Maggie Swinney
Thanks for all your help and support, what would we do without great friends like you! Hugs!
Added by Maggie Swinney on Jun 22, 2014 8:44 PM
L G Shinn
Gann Cemetery
Deb, thank you for the memorial photo for John and Laura Mann Sims and for the up-date on their burial location. The local library gave me the original burial locations from a survey book they had but I appreciate the up-date. I have made the change.
L Gayle Shinn
Added by L G Shinn on Jun 22, 2014 2:21 PM
John Rush
RE: Rodney Thomas
I updated his name. I had updated the cemetery the other day. I just double checked it
Added by John Rush on Jun 20, 2014 6:50 PM
Joshua Metteauer
RE: Carl Brock, Jr.
Thank you for your help! I don't think I understand the linking feature the way that you described it. If you are asking where my grandpa, Carl Brock Jr is interred, he has been layed to rest in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Lufkin Texas. If you are asking me something else and I misunderstood you, I appologize.

Thanks again!
Josh Metteauer
Added by Joshua Metteauer on Jun 03, 2014 5:51 AM
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