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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Marcia De Sarro-Witt
Karion Dobyns Hill
Dear Craig & Tonya,
Please transfer Karion Dobyns Hill to me
So I can attach her to her family. Thank You.
So thankful you found her. We've been looking
for years. Poor girl ran away to get married
from Virginia to Texas 3 months pregnant age 15 years and was unable to read. She had a hard life.
Added by Marcia De Sarro-Witt on Feb 09, 2016 3:57 PM
Sorry, not Leslie, he was an uncle to H V.
Added by Chazzriver47 on Jan 29, 2016 7:54 PM
Maybe you need to spend time researching...Susan Carr Underwood was the mother of H V Underwood, Leslie Underwood and Julia Underwood Alexander.
Added by Chazzriver47 on Jan 29, 2016 6:07 PM
Nancy G.
Jonathan Harvill Bandy
Sorry for all the confusion. Apparently Jonathan died the year after his 2nd wife, Alice Laverne Smith Bandy died. Meanwhile, his 1st wife, Georgianne Bandy, was still living when Jonathan died, and she never remarried after their divorce. I'm sure the children wanted his obituary to reflect a family unit and this is why all of their names were shown together. Please note that there is a double marker photograph at Alice's Find A Grave page, but also note that there is no date of his death. Jonathan's children buried him in the family plot in the Old Gallatin City Cemetery with his parents, not with his 2nd wife. The photo I took shows a single marker for him. Again, my apologies.
Added by Nancy G. on Jan 24, 2016 11:45 AM
Nancy G.
Alice, etc. #72216843
Hold the fort - the jury is still out on the two? marriages of Jonathan Harvill Bandy. The previous note I sent could be in error. Will try to straighten this out. Many thanks, Nancy
Added by Nancy G. on Jan 19, 2016 6:33 PM
Nancy G.
Alice Laverne Smith Bandy #72216843
Hello - I see that you have incorrectly added this person as a spouse to my husband's relative. Please remove it. Jonathan Harvill Bandy is not the same person as John Bandy of Knoxville. Furthermore, the obituary shown on Alice's Find A Grave page indicates that "John Bandy" had sons. Our "Jonathan Harvill Bandy" had only daughters. I would appreciate very much if you remove Alice Laverne from Jonathan Harvill Bandy. Many thanks. Nancy
Added by Nancy G. on Jan 19, 2016 6:23 PM
d clary
Stephen Douglas Geiger mem.#72082330 can not be the son of Elizabeth Albery Geiger as he was born 9 yrs. after she died.
Added by d clary on Jan 06, 2016 8:52 AM
Rocky Davidson
Pleasant Springs Methodist CH
I just visited the cemetery in Washington County, GA today. I tried to edit the info for Billie J Anderson. His death and birth dates are mixed up.

See Pic

Thanks so much.

Rocky Davidson

PS I am uploading all the pics I took at the cemetery today.
Added by Rocky Davidson on Jan 02, 2016 6:03 PM
Shannon Davis
Alphonso Lewis Webber
Tonya, i believe we are related thru a common ancestor Alphonso Lewis Webber.

He was my great-great-great grandfather.

William Edward Webber was my g-g grandfather
Jefferson Rogers Webber was my great grandfather
Bryan Sylvan Webber (living) is my grandfather

Jefferson R Webber left a handwritten family tree which shows his grandfather Alphonso Lewis Webber with the name of a James R Webber and a Louie Lewis Griner-Webber above Alphonso's Name but no references to a J H Webber / Hannah Foss Webber.

There is a gap or error somewhere.

My question for you then is do you know who the brothers or sisters of Alphonso were?

What proof do you have that J H Webber / Hannah Foss Webber are Alphonso's Parents?

In your tree research have you come across any Griner/Greiner's?

contact me please at:

Thank You Tonya
Added by Shannon Davis on Dec 31, 2015 10:25 AM
Diana B
Imaginary Hill
Hi Craig,
Please see my email about this cemetery. I have entered a couple of people. After you read the email you'll see why I didn't want to put it's subject here.

Diana : )
Added by Diana B on Dec 30, 2015 9:53 AM
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