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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I am very liberal with transfers - if you loved them or they are your friends or relatives or neighbors, just ask. Will keep my relatives, though. But, please do not ask unless you contribute more content and are going to maintain the page.

Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer.
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Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. It has now been about 13 years ago and started with looking for my GGrandparents. Lincoln Properties person was less than nice to me --snappy & hateful. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta and is in horrible condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson went up into the roughest part taking pictures for me, many thousands of them. James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briars, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Still I work on it linking folks to their relatives. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website - www.stephensroots.com, then go to OTHER to get to the maps of Hollywood. He has set and sectioned it off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there and in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised.
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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, no one knows you are out there. 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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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.

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Meredith Mitchell Clapper
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Judy,

Does it say "of James & Elizabeth" on the back of the stone?

Thanks,
Meredith
Added by Meredith Mitchell Clapper on Jul 28, 2016 5:28 PM
rhondajo
RE: Roy Maner
I appreciate you and everything you do. :)
Added by rhondajo on Jul 28, 2016 2:41 AM
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Roy Maner
Thanks for the head's up. I sent her a message.

Rhonda
Added by rhondajo on Jul 27, 2016 8:25 PM
Erica Haile
John T and Mary Ann (Lewis) Smith
I'm related to the Smith family (John T and Mary Ann). I have some coreected information for you if you'd like it. Mary Ann was my great grandfather's sister. You can contack me at onedarkgypsy@gmail.com. Thanks!
Erica
Added by Erica Haile on Jul 27, 2016 11:16 AM
Patsy Conlon
James Wesley Estes
Thank you so much for the edit on my family.
I sure do appreciate you helping me.
Your the best! :)
Patsy from Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jul 25, 2016 10:35 AM
Joy Pendry
Anton Kontz lodge notice
Hello Judy,
I have typed the lodge notice for Mr. Kontz and submitted it as a suggested bio item to icedobe, the manager of his memorial page. I have also deleted the item so you can add a photo.
Hope all is well with you!
Joy Pendry #46998531
Added by Joy Pendry on Jul 23, 2016 3:20 PM
Connie Meeks Duffey
RE: Dr. Green

I will be sending it under the edit tab as soon as I can.


c
Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Jul 15, 2016 2:38 PM
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Edits
Thank you for the Frame edits :)
Added by MYLOOKBACK on Jul 05, 2016 5:17 PM
Patsy Conlon
Julia Fannie O'Neal
Thank you so much for the edit, it is much appreciated. :)
Patsy
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jun 30, 2016 9:34 AM
Pam Schoo Schierberg
Thomas, Wiliam
Memorial 96294504, William Hamilton Thomas

I am Pam Schoo Schierberg, granddaughter of William and Lillie Johnson Thomas. Their daughter, my mother, was Agatha (Gabbie) Thomas Schoo(1921 - 2015), who rests at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell, Kentucky, USA.

William, born Dec 9, 1884, passed at Speers Hospital, Dayton, Campbell, Kentucky, USA on May 16, 1963. He and Grandmother Lillie are buried side-by-side in Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, Campbell, Kentucky, USA.

Feel free to contact me if additional information is needed - glad to help.

Thank you!
Added by Pam Schoo Schierberg on Jun 29, 2016 8:32 PM
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