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Joy (#46629895)
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Bio Photo 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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Glenn M. Massey
James Edward & Nora Gail Hatten Davis
Joy,

I also added your memorial photo of Bold Springs Cemetery ,Livingston Polk, Texas to my family tree with Ancestry. Full credit was given to you along with your F.A.G. member # 46839647. Please let me know if you object and I will remove the photos.


Thank you,

Glenn Massey
Added by Glenn M. Massey on Dec 08, 2016 10:35 AM
Glenn M. Massey
Claudell L. & Lois J. Moffett Hatten
Hello Joy,

Please accept my apology. I have added your Cemetery Photo of Pebbles Cemetery to my family tree with Ancestry.com. Full credit was given to you along with your F.A.G. member # 46629795. I hope this was fine with you. If not I will remove. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Glenn Massey
Added by Glenn M. Massey on Dec 08, 2016 9:17 AM
Glenn M. Massey
Claudell L. & Lois J. Moffett Hatten
Hello sjmj,

Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedication to this site. Reference F.A.G. Memorials # 50612133 & 50612197. I have added your memorial headstone picture to my family tree with Ancestry.com. All credit was given to you along with your F.A.G. member # 46912036. Lois J. Moffett is my 2nd Cousin 2x removed. I hope you this was ok with you. If not please let me know and I will remove the photo. I wish to you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Happy New Year.


Glenn Massey
Added by Glenn M. Massey on Dec 08, 2016 9:11 AM
Shelba
Richard Duff 1960-2011
I went to school with Richard and was wondering about his death. He and his family lived in Park Place, Houston, Texas
Added by Shelba on Aug 13, 2016 11:20 AM
Shelba
Richard Duff 1960-2011
I went to school with Richard and was wondering about his death. He and his family lived in Park Place, Houston, Texas
Added by Shelba on Aug 13, 2016 11:19 AM
Virginia
Memorial # 8835189
Hi,
You have placed a duplicate photo on the fore mentioned memorial. Would you mind removing it please?

Thank you
Added by Virginia on Jan 23, 2016 8:50 AM
Patricia Murray
Contact Information
Hello Joy,

I was trying to get in touch with the persons that are listing as contacts on the main page for Glenwood Cemetery web page and when calling the numbers all but one was disconnected. The last number was answered by Linda McLane who said that her husband, Denny McLane, was the only contact for the cemetery at this time. His direct number is 936-642-1727.

You may want to delete the picture of the sign with the incorrect contact information. And I believe there is a new sign posted with the correct information.

Best regards,
Patty Murray
(my Tryon family is in this cemetery)
Added by Patricia Murray on Dec 28, 2015 1:08 PM
Jeanette Harrison
grandpa
Charley Franklin Allen but you have a sign says moss hill community cemetery. He is buried between moss hill and batson not in tyler
Added by Jeanette Harrison on Dec 22, 2015 3:30 PM
Meg Shelton
CREELS
I would love to talk or correspond with you.
Can you email me at mshel2263@aol.com or send me your email address? Thank you so much for all you do.
Added by Meg Shelton on Oct 29, 2015 12:29 PM
Darlene Schutt
RE: John P. Moore
Thank you, Joy. I so appreciate all of the effort that goes into getting these bios online. It makes it so much easier to find family members that are out of state. Blessings!
Added by Darlene Schutt on Aug 10, 2015 1:43 PM
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