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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. 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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
birth.
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inmand15
RE: Oliver Gibson
Thanks so much.
Added by inmand15 on May 01, 2015 7:31 AM
Andy Nuzzo
David Jakes
Deborah,

Would you be interested in info of David Jakes from Midland, PA? I was checking posts to my friends and thought I saw one you replied to about David Jakes.

Andy
Added by Andy Nuzzo on Apr 28, 2015 2:53 PM
Ginny Lehner
HOW TRUE!
Dear Deborah,
What you wrote on your findagrave page brought tears to my eyes. You put into words what's in my heart when it comes to my ancestors. There are some things that I'm not proud of at all, but I feel such joy when I find how faithfully some of them served the LORD and I know I will see them again. Thank you for making my week! I sure did need it.
Ginny
Added by Ginny Lehner on Apr 24, 2015 12:06 PM
Linda & Joe Richards
RE: Curtis King
I have sent you an e-mail to the address on your profile.
Added by Linda & Joe Richards on Apr 08, 2015 7:26 PM
Myra IV 💕
RE: Alberta
Awesome! Thank you for updating her so quickly. I've worked very hard on her :)
if you should like to transfer her memorial I would be happy to have her... She was my great aunt. I've been doing extensive work on her side. :)
Thank you gain Deborah, for all of your help & contributions!
Myra
Added by Myra IV 💕 on Apr 06, 2015 4:38 PM
Valerie Neal
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I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed reading what you have written on your page!
Added by Valerie Neal on Mar 28, 2015 2:42 PM
Valerie Neal
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I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed reading what you have written on your page!
Added by Valerie Neal on Mar 28, 2015 2:42 PM
Valerie Neal
William Carroll King
I have added the obituary you provided. Thank you for the additional information!

Val
Added by Valerie Neal on Mar 26, 2015 4:56 PM
Leroy30
Mary Hoppel Smith
Thanks Deborah. : )
Added by Leroy30 on Mar 20, 2015 9:09 PM
Libba Criddle
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
I forgot to tell you, there are some churches there.... Parkersburg Baptist Church, and a Methodist church (I do not know the name). There is also an African - American Church about 1/2 mile away. I'm not sure, but I don't know that any of these churches keep the cemetery records.
Added by Libba Criddle on Mar 18, 2015 12:54 AM
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