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Joy (#46629895)
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Bio Photo My name is Joy and I am really happy to be a contributing member of findagrave.

I was born in Polk County which is located in East Texas. My parents lived in several areas of Texas while I was growing up, wherever my dad worked. After I graduated school and got married, my husband and I settled along the Gulf Coast of Texas and raised our family, but we make many trips back to visit family in East Texas. We are the parents of three children, two daughters who are living, and we have three grandsons. Our eldest child and only son, James Michael Sizemore, passed away in 1984 after being struck by lightning at age sixteen, so I am especially interested in the memorials on FindAGrave, that honor our loved ones. The biggest joy in our lives these days are our five grandchildren, four boys and one girl. We really enjoy watching the older grandchildren play sports. As you can imagine, we get lots of laughs at the antics of these young players.

I started doing genealogy research in mid 2000 for my family lines which include Duff, Jones, Hawthorne, Cain, Murphy and Coursey; my husband‚s family lines include Sizemore, Driver, Roach, Fletcher and many others I have not been able to pinpoint. I have to say his family lines are much harder to research than mine are. I am trying to gather as much family information as I can so that it will be much easier for my family as well as my extended family to do research on our ancestry.

My goal is to take as many photographs as I can and post them to the findagrave.com website for cemeteries in several East Texas Counties where I have family buried. These counties include Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Harris, San Jacinto, Hardin and Angelina. I firmly believe in remembering our loved ones that have passed on and feel I can help by posting the photos of their headstones, photos, etc.

NOTICE: "ALL HEADSTONE PHOTOS THAT I POST, OR HAVE POSTED, ON THE FINDAGRAVE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN TAKEN PERSONALLY BY ME OR HAVE BEEN COPIED BY PERMISSION FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF FINDAGRAVE."

"ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEADSTONE PHOTOS I POST, OR HAVE POSTED IN THE PAST, ARE THERE AS A MEMORIAL TO THAT PERSON AND ARE AVAILABLE TO BE COPIED BY FAMILY RESEARCHERS WHO ARE TRYING TO TRACK THEIR FAMILY LINEAGE. I would like to be contacted on my personal family photos as I have been in the past by several people."

I will do my best to also take headstone photo requests at cemeteries in the general area that I visit and live near.

I appreciate any corrections or updates to information I have posted as well as I will be glad to transfer a posting to family members when notified.

Thank you to those who have emailed me with family info and requests to link husband, wives and children on posts that I have made in the past. I am really happy that FindAGrave has added this wonderful addition to our recording of memorials.

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Darlene Schutt
RE: John P. Moore
Thank you, Joy. I so appreciate all of the effort that goes into getting these bios online. It makes it so much easier to find family members that are out of state. Blessings!
Added by Darlene Schutt on Aug 10, 2015 1:43 PM
Deb
Cain sisters
Joy, Mary Beth Cain showed up as a half sister of Flora because she wasn't linked to BOTH parents. The father link wasn't made. Children show up as half-siblings if not linked to both parents. They should be correct now.
Added by Deb on Aug 02, 2015 12:05 PM
Steve Sheldon
duff
Are any of these duffs from Wisconsin?
Added by Steve Sheldon on Jun 17, 2015 6:17 PM
Jeanee Sizemore
Thank you joy
I just wanted to thank you joy for posting my dads gravesite. This is the first time i could tell him happy fathers day. I searched his name on google today and found this site. So thank you very much. His name is james leland sizemore
Added by Jeanee Sizemore on Jun 14, 2015 6:21 PM
BILL SLEMMER
RE: Gino Lazzarini
You're welcome. Lone Tree Cemetery is a great place to visit.
Bill
Added by BILL SLEMMER on Jun 13, 2015 4:51 PM
Wilda Carter Pullin
Mary Lou McClain
Hi Joy. Mary Lou McClain was my cousin. I would love to talk with you. I know she was a great source of family history and I am trying to locate relatives that have passed away. Thank you
Added by Wilda Carter Pullin on May 31, 2015 7:48 AM
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John Henry
Thank you for your help.
Added by Virginia on Mar 07, 2015 8:12 AM
samantha mcgregor
RE: Roger Williams
Thank you so much!

Have a blessed day!

Samantha
Added by samantha mcgregor on Feb 05, 2015 11:19 AM
samantha mcgregor
Roger Williams
Hi Joy, My name is Samantha McGregor I am married to Rogers cousin Chet.I was wanting to see if you would allow him to be transferred over to to me so he could be with the rest of his family.

My site # 47150045

Thank you in advance
Samantha McGregor
Added by samantha mcgregor on Feb 04, 2015 11:40 AM
Trevor P. Wardlaw
Cain Photos
Would it be okay to use your photos of Elijah F. Cain in publication (possible editing may be necessary for it to look right in the book)?

I have been working on a book about Hubbard’s Regiment for several years and looking to include photos of the soldiers. You will be cited as the source of the photo in the book.

Also, if you are a direct descendant, please let me know your relationship. I am including photos of descendants, so if you’d like your own photo included, please let me know.

Thank you for your time.

Trevor P Wardlaw
Waco, TX
tpwardlaw@aol.com

Added by Trevor P. Wardlaw on Jan 30, 2015 8:46 AM
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