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Deb (#46832182)
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Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.

* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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Cindy Owen
Allie Martha Callis Sullivan
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Cindy Owen on May 04, 2015 11:33 PM
Cindy Owen
RE: Henry Callis
Thank you Deb. I'm very new and don't know all of the ins and outs yet. I appreciate you're kind explanation. I will definitely create a virtual cemetery.
Added by Cindy Owen on May 04, 2015 11:27 PM
Kelly Klaes
RE: Clark's Ferry Cemetery
The house that is directly over the fence from the cemetery appears to be abandoned, half of it has fallen in. When we were there, though, it looked like someone was still using it for something (lord only knows what). We were told that the land owners around it would not hesitate to call the cops if they saw us there, so it is very questionable what everyone is hiding. It makes me extremely sad to see that people care so little about things like this would purposely sabatoge a historical marker.

I would be willing to help in cleaning up the cemetery if it were organized again. I have a few people who would maybe be interested in helping and if not, I would get out there and have at it myself!
Added by Kelly Klaes on May 04, 2015 9:56 AM
Dee Mack
Photo Request Error
Thank you so much for letting me know about John Cravens correct burial location! I had found it odd that he did not have a gravestone photo with the memorial for the burial location at Gann.
Added by Dee Mack on May 04, 2015 7:31 AM
Kelly Klaes
RE: Clark's Ferry Cemetery
Hi there, Deb.

I actually make a hobby of traveling around and visiting historical markers, taking particular interest in historical cemeteries. This was the first cemetery that gave me any trouble since the marker was missing. I drove up and down roads every few weekends looking for something I was sure to be missing. When I finally learned that this historical marker was vandalized and removed it became a mission to visit the actual cemetery. There are no signs and absolutely nothing to state that a cemetery is there! I'm sure we did more trespassing then we should have in hopes of matching your pictures to an actual place. We found a very helpful man at the Diboll museum who told us a way to get in without the neighbors calling the cops (all though I have no idea why it should matter to them if we wish to visit this place!). I have looked through your pictures and have no doubt that it must have been terrible when you were there the first time. We were very sad at the condition it has sense been left in. We spent a good hour or more hiking over fallen trees and through thick brush just to find some of the graves and visit with the forgotten areas. I wish more then anything that there was a way to save this historical place from what has become of it and what is sure to happen. I'm told the people who own the surrounding property could care less about the cemetery and have purposely blocked it off to prevent people from coming around.

Thank you so much for replying, regardless of how late it may have been. :)
Added by Kelly Klaes on May 03, 2015 10:45 AM
Cindy Coffell
RE: Nicholas Santandrea
Thank you and you're welcome :-)
Added by Cindy Coffell on May 02, 2015 3:41 PM
David Clay Alexander

Thank you for David's memorial and for the obituary.

Hopefully I can do the same for you on day.

Added by Bettie on Apr 29, 2015 7:17 PM
Terri Robinson
RE: Robinson twins
Thank you for all you do to ensure information is accurate!
Added by Terri Robinson on Apr 28, 2015 9:50 AM
Doug McBroom
RE: Tombstone Robert Toombs MAY Jr
yes ma'am, memorial is perfect. Many thanks from the MAY cousins. Doug McBroom, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Apr 26, 2015 6:50 PM
Corinne (Hahne) Havens
RE: Mark Allen Asher
Thank you for the transfer and leaving the kind note on Mark’s memorial.
Added by Corinne (Hahne) Havens on Apr 24, 2015 11:42 PM
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