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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find
the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to
tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those
who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In
finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before
now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the
ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times
have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I
and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be
lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this
happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to
doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able
to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to
respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep
pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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Hasala - Riverview Cemetery
May I use your photos & obit (Lois Hasala) for my public tree on



memorial #29293473
Added by Brenda on Jan 23, 2017 12:34 PM
Anne Rupert
RE: No problem
Thank you again. I try to do the same also with a transfer. Like to know everything about them before I transfer (in case next transferee does not have the fortitude). So many just remotely post memorials like a number game. Both you and Sharon have done an excellent job with southern Columbiana Co. Bless both of you.
Added by Anne Rupert on Jan 17, 2017 6:41 AM
Anne Rupert
RE: Obituary
Thank you so much . Great help sorting them out. Myself and Deb Felger are helping several locate ancestors. It has been a real challenge. Praise your work so much.
Added by Anne Rupert on Jan 15, 2017 1:09 PM
Anne Rupert
RE: Vienna Dyke Hollinger
Yes all is correct on your memorial. Just found out her father married twice. So all children born after 1858 were born to Catherine Hill. Trying to help descendents of first wife find family. First wife listed as Jane A Philips who prob died in childbirth. Thank you for all the work you do. Makes searching and research so much more easier.
Added by Anne Rupert on Jan 14, 2017 5:48 PM
Pat Sproat
RE: Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Milligan
add the obit if you can
would be very good for researchers.
Added by Pat Sproat on Jan 04, 2017 6:15 PM
Lisa R. Garrett
RE: Moses whitson

Glad you were able to find the cemetery. Now, hopefully, someone will photograph the tombstone.

Added by Lisa R. Garrett on Nov 05, 2016 6:55 AM
Joseph Utano
You were kind enough to leave flowers on his page...did you know him?
Added by Travelingal on Oct 10, 2016 3:42 PM
Margaret Webb
RE: Sallis
The church sits on a dirt road off a pave road in the country out from Goodman, MS. The church is either in a new building or recently had repairs done. There was no office that I saw, no one was there and I was there in the morning. The older part of the cemetery is down the road about 1/2 miles on the left. I almost missed it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unmarked graves, which is so much more common that I realized and so much more common in black cemeteries I have found. It is not well kept - not mowed much. Some stones are right up on the barb wire fence. If I had some help, I would take a rake and weed eater and go over the ground thoroughly as there are quite a few flat stones which are covered by leaves, grass, etc. I wish the church would get together and have a cemetery day. You might could get in touch with the City Hall or Police in Goodman to find out who you could call about the records. I found a John and Lillie Sallis at another cemetery. Pleasant Grove, which is down the road a few miles from New Banyon. I need to go back and retake a picture so I will double check.
Added by Margaret Webb on Oct 06, 2016 6:56 PM
RE: Just me
Hi Deborah Sorry I forgot to give his memorial number. Can you give me the link to the obit please ? Thank you for your reply
Added by KJ on Sep 29, 2016 5:07 PM
Milton Jones
Have just had my DNA results back and believe I am connected to Milton Jones. Are you a relative ? Was happy to see the photos
Added by KJ on Sep 28, 2016 7:21 PM
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