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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 returned to jungle conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.

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.
Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.

We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the 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.

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.

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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Juanita Clark
Martha (Grubbs) Carreker
Thanks so much for the transfer of Aunt "Scrappy."
I am enjoying adding some info about her. Thanks for all your hard work on Findagrave and a special thanks for being willing to do transfers. Sincerely, Juanita Clark
Added by Juanita Clark on Apr 17, 2014 10:14 AM
Walter Moore
Cooke Transfers
Thank you for all of the Cooke transfers. I appreciate your kindness and assistance.
Added by Walter Moore on Apr 15, 2014 9:32 PM
Brenda Howard
RE: Nanneita Peacock
My apologies Judy You state the information you placed was from another lady. I was looking at what you had on her husband's memorial. Sorry. I do ,however, Have a copy of Nanneita' Death Cert and the below info is from this. Thanks again, Brenda
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 14, 2014 5:55 PM
Brenda Howard
RE: Nanneita Peacock
Sorry , I didn't bother to bog down with something you state you have already on her memorial page. b. 29 Dec 1878 Towash Springs, Hill, TX d. 4 Nov 1948 Cleburne, Johnson, TX. Thanks, Brenda
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 14, 2014 5:19 PM
Jason Lee Edwards
Hi there,

Lillie Wyly Gartrell (52701681) was a daughter of John Harris Wyly (127944239) and Mary Parks Wyly (127945009). She was born in Habersham County, Georgia. They are all buried at Oakland. Her obituary states that she died in the morning of February 6 and was buried on February 7. I thought you might like to link up her parents and adjust the date. Thanks for all your work!
Added by Jason Lee Edwards on Apr 14, 2014 12:19 PM
George Willie Whitfield
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me.
Added by gypsykid69 on Apr 13, 2014 5:55 PM
Kay Bazemore
RE: Delilah Polk Bishop Fleming
I have Elizabeth, memorial # 58239981 and she is one and the same that you mentioned. I know that's the wrong Mary Bishop if she died at 2 yrs old. Let me do some more checking, because one of those John Bishops could be mine. I am uncertain, but I think John Bishop married a Susan Childress. I am wondering if the stillborn Bishop and the Mary Bishop could be John's children...... May be getting back with you. Thank you for all your help.
K. W. Bazemore
Added by Kay Bazemore on Apr 07, 2014 11:59 AM
Kay Bazemore
RE: Delilah Polk Bishop Fleming
Thank you for checking. Do you possibly have a John Irwin Bishop born around 1841 or a Mary Bishop, born 1849? These are siblings of Delilah. They were all originally from Campbell Co. Ga. Delilah and her mother Elizabeth Gore Bishop ran a boarding house in Atlanta. Elizabeth was my great great grandmother.
Thanks for your help,
Kay W. Bazemore
Added by Kay Bazemore on Apr 06, 2014 7:11 PM
Kay Bazemore
Delilah Polk Bishop Fleming
Thank you so much for transferring Delilah. If you get back out to Oakland, would love to find her husband, Gilbert N. Fleming.
Thank you again,
K. W. Bazemore
Added by Kay Bazemore on Apr 02, 2014 6:48 PM
RE: Iverson L. Ford
PS I could not get there until after Easter. BB
Added by Bud on Apr 02, 2014 4:41 PM
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