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D. Singleton Shell (#46980863)
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Bio Photo Within a few minutes of a friend telling me about Find A Grave, I found my great-great grandparents' gravestone in Hopedale Cemetery, Christian Co., MO. They were Gabriel and Talitha Reynolds McMullin. First I let out a shriek! then I sat looking at the picture, tears falling down my face. I never thought I'd see their final resting place. I've added old photos of their family to their pages. I'm still hoping to make contact with someone there. (Success!) Thank you to their visitors for honoring them with flowers and tokens, they are appreciated.

Since that day I have found other ancestors on Find A Grave. A special thank you to M. Correll and "jtf" for so many of the Wayne County, KY memorials and photos. The photos taken by Ronald Bicknese in Bills Creek Cemetery are also very special treasures. I will always be thankful for his effort to find my York 4th great-grandparents in that remote cemetery. Thanks to Robie Prater for his many photos and book HACKWORTHS AND RELATED FAMILIES in Floyd County KY.

Sincere appreciation to God's Special Angel for sponsoring our Mommaw and Poppaw Estes. They were sweet, gentle people. Thanks to all who have left flowers and tokens for them, and for other family and friends.

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Beverly Spangler Sawyer
RE: Your brother...
We can certainly e-mail. What is your address? You are so good to have spent all the time you did gathering information for this site. I know lots,of people appreciate it. Including.me. Bev.
Added by Beverly Spangler Sawyer on Sep 15, 2014 7:36 AM
Beverly Spangler Sawyer
RE: HOBE
Thanks Darla, I will correct that. My Fad is buried at oak Ridge Memorial gardens in the veterans section as well as Mom. His obit is with Weathford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. Bev
Added by Beverly Spangler Sawyer on Sep 14, 2014 7:46 PM
Beverly Spangler Sawyer
RE: photo
Hello Darla,

Papaw's nickname? Everyone called him Ellie but it was spelled Ella. I was told that Mom gave him that nickname. I would love to have his given name put on the tombstone. I was looking on a genealogical site and they had him as a female. His stone will sure confuse further generations. Thanks for the note. The picture is great. We have one like it. If I run across any photos of your Dad here I will let you know.

Bev.
Added by Beverly Spangler Sawyer on Sep 14, 2014 6:32 AM
Debbie
I think we are related
Are you of the Murray, Icard and Singleton Families??
Added by Debbie on Sep 12, 2014 12:07 AM
Susan "Cross " Shouse
Nellie Elizabeth Bentley Rhorer
Hi Darla, just posted her obit notice that you sent to me.Thanks
Added by Susan "Cross " Shouse on Sep 01, 2014 6:53 PM
Victoria Flynn
James Chrisman Flynn
Hello! Thank you for uploading the photos of his grave. James Chrisman Flynn and Esther Owens Flynn were my husbands great great grandfather/mother. He is trying to find out more about his family and where they came from. Does anyone have any information on James Chrisman Flynn or his parents? We have been unable to find him on census records before 1910 but found some information stating that he was born in Kentucky in 1867-69? We haven't found any information about his parents. Anything would help. Thank you.
Added by Victoria Flynn on Aug 26, 2014 1:03 PM
Beverly Spangler Sawyer
RE: Spangler
Thanks so much. Did your Dad play music with uncle Hobe?if so I think I might have some photos of them playing at the side of My Grandparent's house if you are interested.
Added by Beverly Spangler Sawyer on Aug 23, 2014 8:21 AM
Julie
RE: Rhoda
I do have ancestry, and get those same strained, crossed eyes all the time, lol. Take a look at Rhoda - see if I have fixed that obit correctly. Refresh my memory on Ellen - how does she fit in?
Added by Julie on Aug 19, 2014 7:43 AM
Julie
RE: Blacketer
Hi again,
Have a question. Does Rhoda's obit by chance say grandmother of George Jr and Thomas, rather than mother? I'll put whatever it says, of course, but thought if it said mother I'd put a note, saying really grandmother, or somehow clarifying the relationships, As far as I know she only had son George, and then George had a George and a Thomas. ???
Rhoda's mother in law - James King Blacketer's mother, Lucy Stewart and my 3 great grandfather George Stewart, were brother and sister. : )
Added by Julie on Aug 18, 2014 9:55 PM
Julie
Rhoda Blacketer McGraw.
Darla,
Thanks so much for the newspaper clipping! I have added it to Rhoda's memorial page.
Julie
Added by Julie on Aug 18, 2014 9:00 PM
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