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Judi Pantano (#46807049)
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Bio Photo 12 August 2015 - I am trying to get caught up on all of the corrections that have been sent to me. I am very far behind. I have been approving the automated edits regularly, but anything that needs to be manually done has fallen behind. My apologies to everyone. I'm working to get them done as quickly as possible.

Please use the new editing process to submit corrections. It makes life so much easier for everyone involved!

I have been infatuated with cemeteries since I was a little girl, so it makes sense that I would be drawn to genealogy as an adult. I am very fortunate that my job takes me all over the place so that I can visit the final resting place of generations of my relatives. It also allows me to take photos or do transcriptions in various cemeteries throughout the country even if I do not personally have family members buried there.

Doing cemetery transcriptions is a labor of love. It requires a lot of hard work and sweat, and sometimes a lot of bug repellent, but I think it's one of the greatest hobbies around. I feel it is very important to document the final resting place of those gone before us so that others can know where their family members are buried. It is also important to preserve some of the older cemeteries before all is lost due to climate and/or lack of upkeep.

I am trying to obtain death certificates for those buried in the following Houston County, Alabama Cemeteries - Ramah, Cottonwood City, and Union Hill. I have hundreds of death certificates for those buried in these cemeteries as well as other cemeteries in Houston County (if I happen to stumble upon them as I am looking through the microfilm.) I am slowly getting them loaded onto their FindAGrave memorials. If I have a note on a memorial about a cause of death, that means I have the death certificate. Send me an "edit" and I will be happy to load the cert to the memorial right away so that you can have access to it.

Please use the Suggest a Correction link under the "Edit" tab to request corrections, updates, transfers, etc. I am always willing to transfer non-family members, but please use the Suggest a Correction link.
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Mary Alice Bennett #63448025
Hi, I left a correction for you regarding Mary Alice Bennett. She never married so Bennett is her last name. She is buried with her niece Bertha Boyd and that's where the confusion came from. I also left on the edit tab a transfer request. Thank you for establishing these family memorials! CindyLee
Added by CindyLee on Nov 21, 2015 6:53 PM
Joseph R. Gainey
Sellers grave
Thank you for your transfer of the John Sellers grave to the Temple Beth El Cemetery. It was most kind of you. Should you ever need anything for your research in the Spartanburg, SC area, please feel free to call on me.
Joseph R. Gainey
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Sep 04, 2015 8:28 AM
Catherine Cramer
Wayside Cemetery, AL
Found this, not sure if its same but may help to explain the name

The cemetery was established in the 1830s. It will be difficult to get a complete survey of all tombstones due to the overgrown nature of the cemetery, which has no perpetual care. Several tombstones have been broken by fallen trees. Individuals and construction companies have used the lower portion of the cemetery near the railroad tracks as a dumping ground. Wayside church members maintained the cemetery until they became too old. The city and county determined that the cemetery was privately owned by the Kirby family.
Added by Catherine Cramer on Aug 25, 2015 8:38 AM
Catherine Cramer
James Champion
Pinegrove Cemetery, Anniston (hope that helps!)

I have also found a Champion family member whose obit reads Wayside and the only one I could find was in Coosa County, an hour and a half away. Thought perhaps she should be listed with her family as well and since you have the Champions thought I'd send info to you (she's not listed on findagrave)

Rose Marie Champion, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Champion, died 2/14/63. Survivors also include 10 brothers and 3 sisters (big families back then! Have found families with 18!) Obit was in the 2/15/63 issue of the Anniston Star.

Any questions, contact me. Thanks for helping to clear this up. Perhaps they changed the name of the cemetery?
Added by Catherine Cramer on Aug 25, 2015 8:34 AM
Hi there
Am hoping you can help me find a long lost relationship with the Murdock Family. I see you created a Find A Grave fact for Jordan M Murdock 1857-1936, detailing his parents. The only way you'd know this is if you are kin, I'm hoping.
You listed his father as William Murdock and mother as Dora Knightin which is very hopeful to me.

My question is how would William come to be related to Thomas H Murdock, my GGrandfather who moved to Ashford, Al in 1892.. his wife was also a relative of the Knighton's from Cuthbert, Ga. His brother was James M Murdock, Ashford, and another brother, Frank, also lived there.

Looking at the Census, Jordan Murdock was also from the Ashford area.. so hopefully, I can find a reason for these brothers to relocate from Ga into Al before the turn of the century.

MAYBE you can help?!
Thanks in advance..

Added by BKM on Aug 19, 2015 4:57 PM
Dogwalker 41
RE: Gladys Crews
You are very welcome.
Added by Dogwalker 41 on Jul 24, 2015 1:06 PM
Charles "Pete" and Rebecca "Becky" Bryant - Monte Vista Cemetery
Hello, Judi! Would you be kind enough to transfer these memorials to me? They are my much loved and very missed Grandparents and I would like to maintain their pages. Thank you so much!!!

Here are their Find a Grave numbers:
Charles R. "Pete" Bryant - 97566849
Rebecca E. "Becky" Eubanks Bryant - 97566850
Added by Rio on Jul 14, 2015 3:13 PM
Bill Hazard
RE: Bronaughs in Monte Vista Cemetery
Now that I reread your last message, (Haha!) yes, I would combine the photos and I don't think it matters which of the Ammorette memorials you delete. I think I'm making this more confusing than it need be, LOL!
Added by Bill Hazard on Jun 10, 2015 8:32 PM
Bill Hazard
RE: Bronaughs in Monte Vista Cemetery
Congratulations on your marriage! Yes, there should be three Bronaughs instead of four. That main stone looks so confusing to me. There are just William A., his wife Ammorette, and their son Walter F. I wasn't sure how to explain as far as changing the memorials, but whichever way is the easiest, I guess.
Added by Bill Hazard on Jun 10, 2015 8:30 PM
Bill Hazard
Bronaughs in Monte Vista Cemetery
Hi Judy. Gollee you have a lot of memorials!! You've been very busy. I've been researching the Bronaughs who used to live in Saguache. The main stone has the father and mother names, W. [William] A. and Ammorette at the top and bottom, and their son Walter F. Bronaugh in the middle. He died for some reason at a very early age. The smaller 'Father' and 'Mother' stones must mark the burial spots of William and Ammorette. They had moved to Rio Grande County from Saguache by 1910.
I sent in automatic updates for the smaller stones, but you may want to make the changes in a different way. I'm very impressed in the volume of your work!!! What a blessing you are.
Added by Bill Hazard on Jun 10, 2015 7:33 PM
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