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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.
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.

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.
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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kay stafford
RE: corrections
well, with my age and health (that's an old picture on my bio page), I'm getting concerned about maintenance of my memorials, particularly those at my home church south of Atlanta.
Added by kay stafford on Oct 01, 2014 9:33 AM
kay stafford
when a contributor is AWOL, do I use the edit process or is there a way to go direct to Find A Grave editors?
Added by kay stafford on Oct 01, 2014 7:20 AM
kay stafford
Robert K Holliday
I sent an email to your yahoo address regarding changes to the info accompanying the picture of Robert K you had added ... would you like to take care of that or should it also go through the editors?
Added by kay stafford on Sep 30, 2014 8:18 PM
kay stafford
RE: Robert K Holliday
my bad .. the comment I sent related to a picture you had posted on Find A Grave Memorial #9952789 .. I had sent a correction to the poster of the memorial --which wasn't you. I've been trying to straighten out a mess concerning pictures of the two wives of Doc Holliday's father and evidently managed to confuse myself and everyone else. But I DO like the picture you did add to the memorial. k
Added by kay stafford on Sep 30, 2014 6:00 PM
kay stafford
Robert K Holliday
I was just looking at the cutline of the photo you posted ... I don't believe Doc Holliday had a brother. I do believe Robert K(ennedy) was the brother of Doc's father Henry Burroughs Holliday...

BTW, what a great picture of Robert K
Added by kay stafford on Sep 30, 2014 10:24 AM
Kay Kiefner
John F Kiser
1882-1919, buried at Oakland was the son of Marion Columbus Kiser and Hessie Scott. Apparently, he has not been linked to this family. Thanks, Kay
Added by Kay Kiefner on Sep 30, 2014 10:21 AM
David L Norris
RE: Elemial L. Norris
Thank you Judy for making the change as per my request on my great grandparents' pages.
I also thank you for adding the death certificate for Elemial Norris (g gf) on his page; it is great to have see that, and it gives further insight to his mother's maiden name (Bishop). I hope to be able to dig further into the Bishop line as well as my g g gf William Norris, born in Thomaston, GA.

Again, thank you for honoring my request, so speedily I might add, and for all you have done for Hollywoood cemetery in Atlanta.

Added by David L Norris on Sep 29, 2014 8:43 PM
Kay Kiefner
Loutitia Casey Kiser
Memorial states she was the daughter of John and Eleanor Kiser. She was their daughter-in-law, the wife of Pinkney LaFayette Kiser who died during the Civil War, leaving her with many children.

Added by Kay Kiefner on Sep 27, 2014 2:31 PM
Dick Rousseau
Margaret Elizabeth Solana
I am looking for death information for the above
#75016268. The F A G Site shows a different person. Do you have any further information. Any help would be appreciated.

Rich Rousseau
Added by Dick Rousseau on Sep 26, 2014 5:28 PM
James Edwards
Priscilla Hanna
Hi Judy,

Priscilla Hanna memorial # 77807583 and tomb stone is a duplicate of and should be Priscilla Jane Craft Hanna the next person listed for that cemetery.

James Edwards
Added by James Edwards on Sep 25, 2014 10:05 PM
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