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Southern Roots ღ (#46576450)
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I've been an active genealogist for 30+ years. I'm currently researching the surnames Lunsford, Linville, Norris, Ferguson, Meador, Cole, Williams, Tully, Byrn, Greenhaw, Yates, and Morelock.

I'm an avid cemetery transcriptionist simply because I believe everyone deserves to be remembered.

I don't post graves simply for the number of memorials I can stack up. I strive for accuracy, and in particular, finding unmarked graves. If someone is related to any of these memorials, just let me know. I will gladly transfer your family members.

"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." --- Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Debbie Lunsford Yates
Southern Roots

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Carmen Turk
Thank you for letting me know that I had put my friend's memorial in the wrong cemetery. (see me slapping my forehead with my palm). I have made the change and now there is only one in the non-existent cemetery. I assume you have msged that person also and once they move the memorial someone can delete the wrong cemetery name. ~LVRV
Added by LVRV on Jan 20, 2016 10:00 AM
Allen Reedy Curtis
Mattie Carruth
Hi, I added the information to her bio you requested, thank you for sending it.
Added by Allen Reedy Curtis on Jan 07, 2016 7:22 PM
Allen Reedy Curtis
P.G. Daugherty
Bio information was added, thank you for sending it to me.
Added by Allen Reedy Curtis on Jan 06, 2016 6:57 PM
Pat Iverson
RE: Thomas D. Ruffin
Thank you so much, Debbie, for thinking of me and sending his obituary which gives helpful family information. I will make a couple of corrections to his memorial.

Can you tell me where Darthula Paralee Byrn's grave might be located? Hoping to connect Thomas D. Ruffin with his wife. Also thanks for info regarding other children of his.

You have been most helpful ... Pat Iverson
Added by Pat Iverson on Nov 09, 2015 3:10 PM
Michael J. Rea
James Spears

I'm no relation to James Spears. My wife works at UTM. Since I'm involved with Find A Grave I had created a virtual UTM Cemetery for employees. I have added James memorial to it. Thanks for adding the bio.

Added by Michael J. Rea on Nov 07, 2015 5:22 PM
Pat Iverson
Thomas Dandridge Ruffin 10595879
Hello Debbie ... I noticed you left a comment on this memorial page and said, "Rest In Peace, cousin". SO -- I was wondering how you are related to this man? I am always on the hunt for new relatives. He is also a cousin of mine, so wondering how we connect. Thanks ... Pat Iverson
Added by Pat Iverson on Aug 28, 2015 4:27 PM
RE: Your BIO
Hi Debbie, thanks for the kind words, it's great to hear from someone who feels too there's more to these deceased than a dead body in a grave. They come alive to me by linking them to each other and researching them. My main focus lately has been to link the families in my trees to each other on Find A Grave who link to me. It seems lately many family members are trying to do the same thru the Edit process too so if some of them have thousands of memorials they claim I'm doing my part to keep them busy, lol, later, Kay.
Added by Khillwoods on Aug 17, 2015 9:05 AM
Carl Paige Miller
I noticed that Arthur Harold and Frances Cobb Masterson aren't linked as husband and wife in the Crittenden Memorial Cemetery. Thanks.
Added by Carl Paige Miller on Jul 19, 2015 4:58 PM
Carl Paige Miller
Missouri Ann Deckard Sweet (Gibson Bayou)
I don't see my great grandmother listed for Gibson Bayou Cemetery. She was the mother of Maud L. Cook Miller who is at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery. Ann Deckard's first husband was Willis Washington Cook. Maud Cook, my grandmother, was their daughter.

I have a photo of Ann Deckard Cook to post once she's listed. Thanks.

Here's what my mother (Pauline Miller) posted on rootsweb at one time:

SWEET, Missouri Annie DECKARD, born April 15, 1871, Shawneetown, Illinois, died Jan. 21, 1924, Turrell, Ark. buried Gibson Bayou Cemetery.
There is no marker, and exact location is not know but it is within 4 to 6 ft. on either side of the TEETERS double marker, to right of church if facing church. The TEETERS were kin to the SANFORD family that were early settlers around Turrell, Ark.
Added by Carl Paige Miller on Jul 19, 2015 4:22 PM
Carl Paige Miller
RE: Hezekiah Miller
That's my grandfather that's buried at Vincent. My daddy, Paige Miller, is buried at Crittenden Memorial.
Added by Carl Paige Miller on Jul 19, 2015 4:01 PM
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