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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Debbie Purdy
RE: Purdy family
Thanks, Nancy!
Added by Debbie Purdy on Oct 03, 2015 1:19 PM
Emily Morris
70447840 William Henry Stigall
Hello, what information do you have about William Stigall who married Bina Stokes? You have them listed as the parents of William Henry Stigall. My 3rd Great Grandfather was William B Stigall who married Judith Atkinson in 1808 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. I got information from another descendant who I can't recall that his parents were William Stigall and Bina Stokes, however, this information may be in error. The birth dates I have for William Stigall or Steagall is 1752 and Bina is 1755, so this couple cannot be the parents of both William B. Stigall and William Henry Stigall.. If what I have is in error I need to remove it, and also would like to know who William B. stegal's might be if you have any information. thank you for your contribution to Find A grave. William B. Stigall died young and I don't have information on him or where he is buried. He had several children, and when he died he had three minors including my ancestor, Mildred. Thank you for your help.

Emily Morris
Added by Emily Morris on Sep 28, 2015 1:11 PM
Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
Fannie Rucker

Incorrect photo for this Fannie Rucker
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Sep 24, 2015 9:52 AM
wanda luntsford
RE: cemetery locaton
Thank you for he quick respond
Added by wanda luntsford on Sep 24, 2015 6:31 AM
Zane's Mom
I meant to say your step-son and not grandson. Again, my sincere condolences.
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Sep 24, 2015 6:03 AM
Zane's Mom
RE: Transfers
Hi Nancy,

I am trying to transfer majority of my memorials to others to handle, only keeping those that are related or that I know. Because you took the time to photograph the headstones, I would like you to handle those memorials. I am very sorry about your grandson. Life is definitely out of order at the loss of a child.
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Sep 24, 2015 6:00 AM
wanda luntsford
cemetery locaton
could you give me the location of Hickory grove cemetery in Randolph co. I know its around Darksville Thanks
Added by wanda luntsford on Sep 23, 2015 6:59 PM
Sandra Taylor
RE: James and Shirley Copeland
Thank you for your response. I added an official request for the updated photo this morning. Just wanted to give you the chance to update since you took the original photo.
Added by Sandra Taylor on Sep 21, 2015 6:44 AM
Sandra Taylor
James and Shirley Copeland
James Ray Copeland Find A Grave #76633497 - Higbee Cemetery - His wife Shirley L. Copeland passed away on Dec. 8, 2013. If it is possible, could you update their headstone and post to both James and Shirley. James was my 2nd cousin and I would appreciate the update very much. I have added Find A Grave #152559118 for the memory of Shirley. Thank you!
Added by Sandra Taylor on Sep 20, 2015 7:59 PM
David Sharp
I added pictures for all the Kirby's that I have in Oakland. The stone spells Louis Kirby and 1959. Thanks Dave
Added by David Sharp on Sep 18, 2015 10:56 PM
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