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Marty and Julie Spillman Stewart (#47578863)
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Bio Photo My Father and grandfather were undertakers, so I guess it's in my blood to be drawn to cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and peaceful, yet often sad. So many died so young. So many babies and young mothers. The old stones are often beautiful and personal works of art. There are often puzzles and riddles in the placement of family graves that once meant everything to someone. The messages on the older stones are fading and FindaGrave is saving images of them forever. I love that. Also, families long separated by time and distance can be linked together as one once again. I love that too. The cemetery is one of the only places you can go and nothing has changed for a hundred years or more. This is the spot where that dear and loved person was laid to rest and their loved ones stood there on that spot and mourned them. The ground is sacred with centuries of tears. I feel a connection to them there, and there only. There are so many nameless and unmarked graves with only rough stones or not even that. Once, loved ones who knew they were there, came and laid flowers there year after year, but when they too passed on, the memory of who was buried there was forgotten. That's sad because they deserve to be remembered just as much as the one next to them who had a stone. Who were they? I want to capture images of as many of the old stones as possible before time and weather destroys them further. It is the most untouched and enduring monument that we have, erected to our history and the journey that was traveled in the past in that place.
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Geri Hemp Mercer
Sallie J. Allison
Can you connect Sallie J. Allison #110578669 with her husband, Robert Socrates Allison #17946885 please? Thank you!
Added by Geri Hemp Mercer on Oct 16, 2014 10:35 AM
Nell Hall
joseph Guinn Porter Family
Looking for any family members that is a kin to Joseph G Porter and his wife Len Dora Burrows. they are my cousin and I am trying to find any of their family. Thank you.Any help will be a blessing.
nell hall at
Added by Nell Hall on Oct 12, 2014 8:15 AM
jane Mangum
G Rogillio
Thanks for the info on grave. Jane
Added by jane Mangum on Oct 06, 2014 9:08 AM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
RE: Cecil Ford #82808261
Crazy...still upside down when I view it...huh? Weird.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Aug 14, 2014 9:49 AM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Cecil Ford #82808261
You posted a photo to this memorial which is appreciated, however, it is upside down.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Aug 12, 2014 7:02 AM
George Rogers Park
Patrick & Oleta Morgan
great photos. thanks!
Added by George Rogers Park on Aug 02, 2014 4:08 PM
Odd Fellows Cemetery & Carthage City Cemetery
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Thanks so much for taking the photo of the headstones for Clarence K & Jessie L Heaton, John Edwin Hardin, J.B. & Ethyle Heaton Hardin, and William D & Elizabeth Malinda Stanford Heaton.

Are J.B. "Birl", Ethyle Heaton, and John Edwin Hardin all buried together? If so, would you mind also adding the Hardin headstone to Ethyle Heaton Hardin (22355220) and John Edwin Hardin (22355223) also?

Carthage City Cemetery
Thanks also for the headstone photos for Dowell W & Maurine Hill Jordan, and James W & Zuma H Gravis.

Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave!

H Clark
Added by gravrgrl on Jul 15, 2014 8:14 AM
Kern Photo
Thanks so much for posting Nettie Kern headstone photo and for interesting info regarding graves by her. You give such wonderful contributions and please know your dedication and work is very appreciated!Have a great summer! skyquest
Added by skyquest on Jul 07, 2014 2:17 PM
Mary Agnes Hammett
Re: Reese Spillman request, Roselawn, Baton Rouge, LA
Should you want a better, clearer photo, please do not hesitate.
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on Jul 06, 2014 12:10 PM
Solomon ROE
Thank you very much for taking the time to try and locate a grave and/or headstone for Solomon Roe.

I have never thought he was buried in that cemetery - contrary to a lot of what relatives insist - but decided I would try to get confirmation one way or another.

I appreciate your effort very much. You have been a great help to me! Thanks again! Patricia Quinn Meigs
Added by Quinn on Jul 01, 2014 7:57 PM
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