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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo My most important projects are Hollywood Cemetery & Oakland (Atlanta City) Cemetery in Atlanta.

Thousands of hours have been spent working on Hollywood alone. The cemetery is in terrible condition due to the owner just not caring about those buried there. Much of it has re-forested itself to prolific growth conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.

I add names to many cemeteries, but mostly work on Oakland and Hollywood. I research the names as if they were my own family, trying to add full names, maiden names, full dates, birth and death places and linking them to family members. I also search for parents when they are buried elsewhere, so they can be linked to them. I knew many of them had to be kin to each other of those buried there.

If I have added your family members (or friends) and they are not mine, I will gladly transfer them to you to maintain. Right now, I am not transferring Hollywood names, as I am still working on it. I will be happy to add anything that you wish to their pages, though.

Note: Unless you use the Edit button to ask for transfers (please do not ask on my bio page), your request will be ignored. Please do it correctly, as it makes your request much easier to fulfill. Also, if you are a member for a few days, do not ask for groups of transfers. The idea is to maintain the pages, not simply gather relatives and then forget about them.
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Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
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Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.

We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the morning.....in the night, when we look at the stars.....a date....a song.....a place. In memory of all those who left us all too soon. We will get to see you again some day.
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are 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. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
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PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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21418703 Augustus C Ware
birth date: 7 July 1867, LaGrange, GA
Added by FWH on Dec 05, 2014 8:50 AM
Ralph
RE: Rogers/Gardiner/Eastman
Thanks for updating the Rogers and family members.
Added by Ralph on Dec 01, 2014 10:55 AM
Bud
RE: Terry Sr.
All done.
Looks like you sure are staying busy. Got the links accepted too.
See ya, Bud
Added by Bud on Nov 29, 2014 8:05 AM
Bud
Terry Sr.
Hey again.
Before I delete one check it out. He has two markers. One "Lee" and the other "Leander". Or my eyes have gone crazy with the new lenses. I had cateract surgery.
Happy Day's Bud.
Added by Bud on Nov 29, 2014 6:43 AM
Bud
Terry
Actually there was four of them. Two Sr. and two Jr.
I got one of the Jr.s when I did the search. Now with Leander I will get the second Sr. ;-).
Have a great day, Bud.
Added by Bud on Nov 29, 2014 6:39 AM
Bud
Bud, You have two memorials for Lee Terry.
All gone.
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Added by Bud on Nov 28, 2014 6:39 PM
Rick Medlock
Medlock & McGintys
John G. Miller & Christina Miller were my Paternal Great Grandmother Elizabeth Miller/Sumlin's parents. She & her husband owned & lived over a store on Bankhead Highway in Center Hill. Sumlin Avenue is named for them. Their store is now a funeral home. My dad Ralph Edward McGinty Jr. became Ralph Edward Medlock Sr. His mother Christine & her parents the Sumlins are buried in Westview cemetery. Christine's 1st husband Ralph Edward McGinty Sr. died in 1925 of T.B. as did his infant daughter Dorothy of less than 1 year old. The Calls were my mothers parents & grandparents. My mother was Cathryn Call Medlock buried in Goshen Baptist Church cemetery in Dawson county near the retirement home they built in 1977. Clarence & Ethyl Call her parents were charter members of Fortified Hills Baptist now Paradise Baptist in Grove Park. Clarence retired in the 1950's as a machinist from Southern Railway on Windsor street. Ethyl Walker/Call was born in Adairsville, were her father William Loudy Walker Jr. buried at Eastview cemetery was a railway conductor on the Atlanta to Chattanooga & back run. Since becoming a Find a grave member I have found many family members buried in the same cemeteries. Such as William & Mary Call/Smith my mothers sister and brother in law and my dads grandfather James Manasah McGinty in Greenwood cemetery in Cascade Heights where my 3 brothers & I grew up & attended Beecher Hills Baptist church, Cascade school & Southwest High school. History of my family in Atlanta is truly fascinating to me!!! Rick Medlock THANK-U Judy!!!
Added by Rick Medlock on Nov 28, 2014 2:23 PM
William Brown
Charles Alley
In August I accepted an edit from you for Charles Alley, Find A Grave# 99232000, to add his middle initial "A." I have re-checked all the census & marriage records on another web site and can't find any reference to this. Can you tell me where this came from? He was my great great grandfather, born in England, who came to the U.S. at age one. I am still looking for a tie to his parents, probably in Georgia.

Many thanks, William
Added by William Brown on Nov 28, 2014 1:20 PM
Rick Medlock
McGintys at Hollywood
My Paternal Grandfather Ralph McGinty and aunt Dorothy's graves are beside the 3 Miller graves in the woods at Hollywood on the east side of Hollywood road. My Maternal Great & Grandparents graves the Calls are also at Hollywood right beside the road on the west side.Our father Ralph Edward McGinty Jr. took his stepfather's last name of Medlock when his widowed mother remarried. Rick Medlock
Added by Rick Medlock on Nov 28, 2014 10:29 AM
This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
RE: Surnames BRANTLEY and SOLOMON
Green BRANTLEY is my gggg great grandfather. His wife is Mary SOLOMON BRANTLEY. Would like to share info on these two families.

Patricia Edmonds daughter of
Margie Brantley Edmonds daughter of
Rodney Benson Brantley son of
Stark Hunter Brantley son of
Hilliard Brantley son of
Green Brantley



Thanks,
Patricia
Added by This Is Who We Are: One B... on Nov 28, 2014 12:44 AM
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