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Keely Sample (#46626017)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo "You Live As Long As You Are Remembered" Russian Proverb

It is an honor to help locate the final resting place of people I come across either in my own family research or while visiting cemeteries where I help to capture photographs of stones for families that do not live close enough to visit themselves. When I visit a cemetery, I photograph as many of the stones as I can so that one day, it may help someone see the inscription on a stone that may one day soon be illegible.

Each person within the pages of this site is someone important. I do not get caught up in "famous graves" because every person is just as important as the next and deserves to be celebrated and not to be forgotten. When I can determine family relations, I will add them and for some that a marker may have only a first name I try to find out who they were so that he or she can be remembered.

If you are related to an individual of a memorial I have posted (that is not one of my family memorials), I am more than happy to transfer that memorial to you if you contact me and request a transfer. I do not feel it is my place to maintain them if someone out there has a family relation.

I have been researching my family for over 14 years now. My family research includes:


In Pennsylvania and England: SAMPLE, KINGDOM

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John Winterbotham
Aloysius Keteles
Can you please remove this memorial. This person is no longer in the cemetery as he was exumed and brought to Australia and is now buried here.
Find A Grave Memorial# 147505571 refers.
Added by John Winterbotham on Jan 07, 2016 3:22 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave Changes
A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

******Please Note******
New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jan 01, 2016 5:24 PM
Nellie NY
Headstone photos
Could I please use your headstone photos on my ancestry public family tree?
Thank you,
Added by Nellie NY on Jul 31, 2015 10:39 AM
John Winterbotham
Aloysius Louis James Keteles
This soldier is now buried in Australia (a mystery) but apparently he was laid to rest in Hemment Cemetery in Brisbane Australia - Lawn 2 1381 and 1382 along side his Australian born wife who also died in US so I would say their children returned them both to Australia and now they rest together. My find-a-grave number for him is 147505571.
Added by John Winterbotham on Jun 06, 2015 8:03 AM
L.M. Shiver Thomas
John Dyal Memorial

Thank you Keely for the transfer
of John Dyal, and all of your hard
work and dedication in preserving
ancestral history.
Added by L.M. Shiver Thomas on Jun 01, 2015 3:57 PM
Diana Roman
Nicola Defigio
Do you have any other information on Nicola Defigio? Do you know where his grave is located. Thank you for the work that you do for people looking for their loved ones.

Added by Diana Roman on Mar 09, 2015 4:39 PM
Danielle Alderman
My Dad
Thank you for posting my dad's info. Doyle Alderman - Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville FL.
Added by Danielle Alderman on Oct 14, 2014 2:36 AM
Teresa Secola Ondo Volk
Anna Lach # 40879288
Can you please transfer Anna Lach to me? She is my Aunt's mother, (unless you are a closer relative).
Thank you for all you do to bring families together!
Added by Teresa Secola Ondo Volk on Aug 13, 2014 7:54 PM
C. Landry
Find-A-Grave Memorial # 18247537 Ida Mae Austin
Here is an obit for this Memorial:

Ida Mae Duncan

St. Augustine Record, The (FL) - Monday, November 19, 2001

Ida Mae Austin Duncan, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Flagler Hospital.

She was born in Molly, S.C., and had lived here since 1985. She was a nurse and a member of Anastasia Baptist Church.

She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Perry Austin .

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Blackaby and Thelma Lewis, St. Augustine; two sons, Paul H. Austin Sr., Keystone Heights, Fla., and William Austin, Clearwater; one sister, Amelia McConkie, Savannah; one brother, Johnny Brinson, Great Falls, Mont.; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at Craig Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mandarin Cemetery in Mandarin, Fla. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anastasia Baptist Building Fund or Hospice of Northeast Florida.

Craig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Added by C. Landry on Feb 28, 2014 5:40 AM
RE: Mary E Bonk transfer
That is ok. I have so many people to work on.
Thank you so much. How did you find that tombstone, it is not indexed yet. I so appreciate you sending the exact URL to the image, I would have had a devil of a time locating it from the main page.

I am, as I can imagine many of us are, very grateful for all the work you do for those that have passed.

And the work is not done yet! :)

Thanks again,
Added by Isabeaux on Feb 22, 2014 4:54 PM
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