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Joy (#46629895)
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My name is Joy and I am really happy to be a contributing member of findagrave.

I was born in Polk County which is located in East Texas. My parents lived in several areas of Texas while I was growing up, wherever my dad worked. After I graduated school and got married, my husband and I settled along the Gulf Coast of Texas and raised our family, but we make many trips back to visit family in East Texas. We are the parents of three children, two daughters who are living, and we have three grandsons. Our eldest child and only son, James Michael Sizemore, passed away in 1984 after being struck by lightning at age sixteen, so I am especially interested in the memorials on FindAGrave, that honor our loved ones. The biggest joy in our lives these days are our five grandchildren, four boys and one girl. We really enjoy watching the older grandchildren play sports. As you can imagine, we get lots of laughs at the antics of these young players.

I started doing genealogy research in mid 2000 for my family lines which include Duff, Jones, Hawthorne, Cain, Murphy and Coursey; my husband‚s family lines include Sizemore, Driver, Roach, Fletcher and many others I have not been able to pinpoint. I have to say his family lines are much harder to research than mine are. I am trying to gather as much family information as I can so that it will be much easier for my family as well as my extended family to do research on our ancestry.

My goal is to take as many photographs as I can and post them to the findagrave.com website for cemeteries in several East Texas Counties where I have family buried. These counties include Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Harris, San Jacinto, Hardin and Angelina. I firmly believe in remembering our loved ones that have passed on and feel I can help by posting the photos of their headstones, photos, etc.

NOTICE: "ALL HEADSTONE PHOTOS THAT I POST, OR HAVE POSTED, ON THE FINDAGRAVE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN TAKEN PERSONALLY BY ME OR HAVE BEEN COPIED BY PERMISSION FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF FINDAGRAVE."

"ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEADSTONE PHOTOS I POST, OR HAVE POSTED IN THE PAST, ARE THERE AS A MEMORIAL TO THAT PERSON AND ARE AVAILABLE TO BE COPIED BY FAMILY RESEARCHERS WHO ARE TRYING TO TRACK THEIR FAMILY LINEAGE. I would like to be contacted on my personal family photos as I have been in the past by several people."

I will do my best to also take headstone photo requests at cemeteries in the general area that I visit and live near.

I appreciate any corrections or updates to information I have posted as well as I will be glad to transfer a posting to family members when notified.

Thank you to those who have emailed me with family info and requests to link husband, wives and children on posts that I have made in the past. I am really happy that FindAGrave has added this wonderful addition to our recording of memorials.

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Jo Roberts
Dr. Robert B. Love
Thank you for your generosity and consideration. I will make all the links and add information. Jo Roberts 47188400
Added by Jo Roberts on Jul 24, 2014 11:02 AM
David & Gail Ray
Neda Thacker Cain

Joy,

Thank You

David & Gail
Added by David & Gail Ray on Jul 17, 2014 11:49 AM
Colette Alfred-Sikes
Duplicate Memorial - Jerri Welborn
Hi Joy

Just to let you know that you have created two memorial for Jerri Welborn, a year apart.

Thanks for your contributions to Find A Grave.

Take Care,
Colette
Added by Colette Alfred-Sikes on Mar 16, 2014 3:12 PM
Glenn Massey
Henry Douglas Moffett # 13907843
Hello Joy,

I noticed that you do not know who Henry's mother is. Here is her information;

Name; Pearl Savilla Hawkins F.A.G. Memorial # 97042121

His father's F.A.G Memorial # 54306463 ( Henry Oscar Moffett)


Henry Oscar Moffett - 1st marriage was to Pearl Savilla Hawkins

-2nd marriage was to Clara Thelma Diamond F.A.G. Memorial # 54306240

I hope you'll be able to link him to his parents.

Take Care, Glenn Massey

P.S. Henry Douglas Moffett is my 2nd Cousin, 1x removed.
Added by Glenn Massey on Mar 09, 2014 3:34 PM
C. T. Lewis
New Editing Function
"FindaGrave has added a new editing function to all members. Check the 'Edit' tab on your profile page for pending edit requests for your memorials."


You currently have one or more such edit requests on your profile page. Most edit requests are no longer sent from FindaGrave with an email notice to the memorial creator/current manager. You have to go to your profile page and check the Edit tab to see the requests for additions or changes to your memorials.

Please check your profile page so that the requested edits can be processed. FindaGrave has made this change to facilitate rapid handling of multiple edit requests.
Added by C. T. Lewis on Dec 25, 2013 11:55 PM
Thomas Smith
"Pappy Joe" Alexander
I'm the great-great grandson of Pappy Joe. My mom & dad are both from Livingston. My mom was an Alexander before she got married and tends to the graves of our extended family at the Alexander Cemetery in New Willard. Thank you for the pictures they have helped her get the info she needs to have the incomplete tombstones finished.
Added by Thomas Smith on Nov 07, 2013 3:37 PM
Judy Murphy
Brandi Joyelle Riendeau
Joy you are so welcome - I'm glad that I found it.
Added by Judy Murphy on Oct 26, 2013 9:24 PM
Michele Goff
Thank you
Joy, thank you for visiting my mom's memorial page and leaving the lovely words. Yes, my mom was a truly wonderful mom to all four of her children. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. May God bless you and your family always. Blessings to you, Michele
Added by Michele Goff on Oct 15, 2013 9:32 AM
Bettie
Your Great Aunt
Joy,

I will be more than happy to transfer your Aunt to you. If you would like to maintain her memorial, let me know and I will transfer. Maybe you have a picture to share.

Thank you,

Bettie
Added by Bettie on Jul 03, 2013 8:07 AM
Christa Holland Isom
Cains in Tucson
Hey Joy,

I went out there today and the administration office said they're not in South Lawn. There are no Cains listed there at all and the closest they could find was a Kane, but it obviously wasn't the right one. Where else could they be? Do you think they could be at East Lawn?

Christa
Added by Christa Holland Isom on Jun 15, 2013 12:55 AM
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