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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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Ruth M. Brown
Re: Janel Marksberry
I have no idea how I managed to do that but thank you soooo much for bringing it to my attention. I've corrected same. Blessings.
Added by Ruth M. Brown on Jun 02, 2015 12:04 PM
John D Crow
RE: Hoelewyn
Hello Deb,

Sorry, didn't think before I clicked. Per your request the photo has been removed. I would like to see your headstone picture on this memorial, if you don't mind.

Best Regards
John D Crow
Added by John D Crow on Jun 01, 2015 10:29 AM
Harvey Creed Russell Jr.
RE: Creed Allen Russell
Will do. Thanks.
Added by Harvey Creed Russell Jr. on May 31, 2015 5:59 PM
Richard Mayo
RE: Rusk
He was married at least 3 times

1st wife Clara Dee Adams Find A Grave Memorial# 53361373, Married: 8-4-1912, Van Zandt County, Texas. they had a son Leonard Bernard Rusk

2nd wife Bertha Besmer, they had a daughter Sallie

3rd Forrest Belle Ainsworth she was from Arkansas
Added by Richard Mayo on May 31, 2015 3:48 PM
Harvey Creed Russell Jr.
Creed Allen and Hattie's marriage date
Creed Russell married Miss Hattie Stewart, 09 Jul 1912, Angelina Co, Texas

Doesn't seem likely, Miss Deb. My father, Harvey Creed Russell, #106559996 was born on August 28, 1912. Not saying it couldn't be so, but just not very likely.

Added by Harvey Creed Russell Jr. on May 31, 2015 3:04 PM
Harvey Creed Russell Jr.
RE: Duplication
Just noticed your note, Deb. My sincere apologies. Thanks for your help.
Added by Harvey Creed Russell Jr. on May 30, 2015 7:22 PM
RE: Allen Hugh Grider (Memorial# 6298262)
Thanks!! :) I didn't know about that edit button, I appreciate you letting me know! Kind regards: Haley
Added by HSnell on May 28, 2015 9:06 PM
Allen Hugh Grider (Memorial# 6298262)
Hello, I didn't see an email to send a private message; my apologies if I missed it. Firstly, thank you so much for maintaining these memorials! I am just now beginning my research on my Texas family and appreciate it very much. I wanted to note though, that Allen Hugh Grider (Memorial# 6298262) is currently shown as being married to Daisy H Grider; but Daisy was in fact his mother (her husband, and Allen's father, was either Allie Hugh or also Allen Hugh, but born much earlier than the Allen Hugh Grider mentioned above). Allen Jr's wife was JoNell Thomas Grider. Please feel free to contact me at:
Thanks! Haley Snell
Added by HSnell on May 28, 2015 6:49 PM
Christy Caudle
RE: Robert Arnold Kirkland
I wIll Thankyou very much,
Added by Christy Caudle on May 22, 2015 10:26 PM
Kay Parker McCary
RE: edits
Hi Deb,
Sorry I didn't get to give you more info...I had to leave for work! But, I saw on her memorial that you found the info that I did about my cousin's name and parents...I have not found her father. She has 2 children and on their birth records she lists McCandless as her maiden name. Thanks so much and sorry for my lack for info. Kay
Added by Kay Parker McCary on May 22, 2015 9:34 PM
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