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Freeman R Bateman Jr (#47321255)
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Bio Photo THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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GravRidr
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 40090575 edit Decline
I won't link to his father because his father's memorial doesn't even belong on this website (ref the sentences in bold of name). If I link to a Burial Unknown, that would mean I condone breaking the rules. I don't.
Added by GravRidr on May 18, 2015 6:10 AM
Native of Florida
Clara Smallwood
Thank you for the updates and links for Clara. I accepted all of them so that her memorial is up to date. Would you like to have her memorial? If so, just let me know. I would be happy to transfer her to you. :)
Added by Native of Florida on Oct 30, 2014 8:07 AM
Scott West
Metts Memorials
Thank you for the death certificates

Bobbi
Added by Scott West on Jan 10, 2014 6:26 PM
CindyS
Kenneth Andrew Hopkins, Sr
Thank you so much for the family links. Take care - Cindy
Added by CindyS on Nov 13, 2013 9:51 AM
Judith H.Garner
Gregorio Lopez
Thank you for finding my error, I appreciate it.
I have been to the Lopez cemetery,but it was years ago.
Judy Garner
Added by Judith H.Garner on May 05, 2013 2:45 PM
Boat
Thank you!
Thank you for adding the information about the Goodwins in the Brickyard Cemetery.
Added by Boat on Feb 10, 2012 1:35 PM
Bill
Capt C T Boggess
He was transferred to me and I have updated his page. Please advise if more needs to be added. Thanks.


When are you coming down for lunch?

Added by Bill on Dec 26, 2011 6:22 AM
C. Rose
Mary Bateman Jones
Hi Freeman, I am glad to xfer this memorial. It's one I took on a day trip to the area. Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Mar 31, 2011 6:29 AM
Emily (Fairlamb) Parker
Wille Mae Headstone photo
Freeman, thank you so much for your work. Mae was thr mother of a dear friend. I've lost track of her son Bill and hope his family will find locate site.
Added by Emily (Fairlamb) Parker on Nov 20, 2010 6:57 PM
Jeri (Owens) Henderson
Thank You!
Thanks for the photos of Josephine (Penner) Snyder
Added by Jeri (Owens) Henderson on Nov 13, 2010 1:03 PM
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