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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Barbara Stephens-Hoey
Stephens #13635370
Are you related to Jerry Stephens if not I would love to maintain his site. I am his great grandaughter. Thank You
Added by Barbara Stephens-Hoey on Nov 28, 2015 1:45 AM
Clyde Watson
Thomas Chadwick
I have in my possession the following concerning Thomas Chadwick:
In Memoriam
Whereas, it has pleased an omniscient and inscrutable Providence to call unto Himself in the
midst of his activities and at the height of his usefulness our beloved member,
who departed this life on Fe. , 1905, age 45 years we deem it fitting to thus express our sorrow and appreciation of the noble character of him who has gone on before, Therefore be it
RESOLVED: That this lodge make known our most heartfelt grief and bereavement at the loss of our esteemed and valued brother;
RESOLVED: That we offer our condolence to the bereaved relatives and bid them take cheer in the hour of darkness, from the brightness and lasting example of his fortitude during his illness.
RESOLVED: That ass a testimonial to our departed brother, the Great Lights and Furniture of our Lodge Room be draped for a space of 60 Days:
RESOLVED: That a copy of these Resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Lodge and a copy be sent to the family of our departed brother

Respectfully submitted;
W. L. Moore
W. H. Tuten
Dave L. Christian
Pooler, Ga. April 20, 1905
Added by Clyde Watson on Nov 25, 2015 8:09 PM
Mattox Hatfield
Emerson Parks Mattox #72023156
Would you please transfer the memorial for my grandfather, Emerson Parks Mattox, to me? Thank you for adding him to the site.
Added by Mattox Hatfield on Nov 13, 2015 1:39 PM
Georgia Carole
James Dale Hawes grave
Thanks very much for hosting the page for Jim's grave. For anyone interested, here is the brief bio I contributed to his battalion page (and wrongly said the grave was in Waycross!)

Brief Bio: James Dale Hawes
Jim grew up in Ocilla, Georgia. His Hawes grandparents lived across the street from the Baptist Church, and he cherished memories of being with them. His parents were Benjamin Franklin Hawes, who predeceased Jim, and Nell Jenwright Hawes, (later Street), who died in 1999.

Jimís maternal grandparents were James G. and Vennie Dukes Jinright [Jinwright?]of Osierfield, Georgia. Jim was very close to his ĎAunt Cile,í Lucille E. Jinright, who died in 1998. At the time of his enlistment, his home was with his mother and aunt in Waycross, and he was learning to fly at the local airport. He was disappointed that minor vision problems disqualified him from military flight training, but he was interested in commercial piloting. He also was considering a career in the army at that time.

At the University of Georgia he was majoring in psychology, but his favorite courses were in ROTC. He was active in the Baptist Student Union there. He played guitar. In a letter less than a month before he died, he casually mentioned the squirrel he had welcomed to his foxhole. At time, he thought nothing of the bite.
Added by Georgia Carole on Nov 11, 2015 12:50 PM
Elouise Purvis
Find a grave #28264689 Rudell Crafton Dennis
Rudell was the daughter of Ralph C. Crafton and Bertha Lorene Clark Crafton. Mary Florence Crafton Rutland was Rudell's sister. Please correct this. Thanks so much for your hard work. You do a wonderful job. Elouise Purvis
Added by Elouise Purvis on Nov 07, 2015 2:24 PM
Diana Malley
Franchester Dekle #66601462
Wsa the infant a male? Who were his parents?
Added by Diana Malley on Nov 05, 2015 8:29 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 72447698 question
On Find A Grave Memorial# 72447698,
there is a note: "spouse 1- Margaret L. 'Maggie' HODGES Hodges 1890-?, b. in Bulloch Co.; dod and burial site unknown".

When you get a moment, can you let me know where you found that info? It will help me very much tracing my son's paternal side of the family.

I'm guessing there is info at the cemetery not visible in other sources.

Anyway, thanks for your time!

Added by M K II on Oct 28, 2015 9:31 AM
Glenn M. Massey
Alexander Thomas McLaughlin # 70956595
Hi Craig & Tonya,

I used your Grave Memorial & Cemetery pictures to my family tree with Full credit was given to you both. I thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. God Bless.
Added by Glenn M. Massey on Oct 22, 2015 8:06 AM
Kathleen Grimes
Virginia Grimes #66648151
First let me apologize since I sent some edits and should have just put everything in an email. This is my husband's paternal great grandmother who was born and died in Emanuel County, Georgia. Her actual maiden name was Mary Virginia Cowart however she went by Jennie. She was married to Matthew Grimes #66648148. The death date shows as 1936 however the death certificate shows 1937. I've linked my husband's grandfather William Franklin Grimes #65892440 however fyi there were a total of 12 children. If you need any further information please let me know. Thank you so much for all your help!
Added by Kathleen Grimes on Oct 17, 2015 11:07 PM
Diana Malley
Louise Dekle #77206745
I forgot to put the # for Louise on the request. The Louise I am looking for was born abt 1890, she was 40 on the 1930 census with husband Jessie Layfayette Dekle????
Added by Diana Malley on Oct 11, 2015 4:21 PM
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