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Deb (#46832182)
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Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.

* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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RE: your brother James Jay Haines
Thank you Deb I thought it very strange that this person wouldn't reply. Thanks for the tip.

Have a Merry Christmas,
Added by Haines on Dec 24, 2014 8:31 PM
Homer King
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!
Added by Homer King on Dec 24, 2014 7:18 PM
Joel Wagnon
Flat Stones
Dearest Deb,
Just a short note in reply to your posting for Massey, in Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, Texas. Find A Grave memorial 102684256. Your comment: Note: One of MANY flat markers in this cemetery that stay dirty/muddy/covered by sand much of the time. I to have had that as a pet peeve for many years as I grew up across highway 59 from the cemetery. I was there when they started that cemetery shortly after WWII. As you know they now have standup stones but they first had the that way for easy grounds keeping and mowing. Thank you for your continuing volunteer efforts and may the Lord bless you and give you His eternal peace.

Added by Joel Wagnon on Dec 23, 2014 1:39 PM
suzie switzer
RE: Tullos
How do I access his memorial page? I'm assuming you created it??

Merry Christmas and may youm be well-blessed for all you do.

Added by suzie switzer on Dec 22, 2014 10:23 PM
RE: Mary Hall
Hi Deb,
I don't have a photo, I just saw a photo today on a site called Milam County Info. I haven't figured out yet who to ask for permission. But the link to the Hall Cemetery page is:
That page has really nice photos of all the markers in the Hall Cemetery.
Added by David on Dec 22, 2014 9:49 PM
Those moving to TX included: Find A Grave 40754061; His children are: McClem; Emma; Bryant W.; Oribelle; Millie; Oscar Rudolph; Jefferson Quincey; Emma; and Willie Reed Ricketson.

There may be others. I will have to go over my database.

Added by Martha on Dec 22, 2014 10:44 AM
Hope Philpott
RE: Amberly Rochelle Philpott
Maybe not. She is my grand daughter .She is buried in a small Cemetery passed the state school on the left if you r coming from Lufkin. I will ask her mother sometime today try for helping me u r the best.Her name is listed Ammberly Rochelle Wright
Added by Hope Philpott on Dec 22, 2014 7:28 AM
Hope Philpott
RE: Memorials in Garden of Memories Cem.
I was to thank you for all of your help and hard work helping those of us that are new to this.
Added by Hope Philpott on Dec 21, 2014 10:04 AM
Hope Philpott
RE: Memorials in Garden of Memories Cem.
That is my father and we have no idea where his ashes are there was a piece of his hair under mom's vase but I am not sure that it is still there .I changed it so I think we are good now. It was just a place to remember him.
Added by Hope Philpott on Dec 21, 2014 9:52 AM
suzie switzer
RE: Tullos
That was the original spelling brought from Germany.
I have Ellen Tullos born in 1850 in Mississippi, passed in 1904 in Trinity Tex. Parents were Ed M and Martha mnu.

Francis was spelling his name Goethe until the end of the Civil War. Tale says he was a bad boy, had to leave Georgia under cover of darkness to not return.

In Tex. my Dad found his war pension under Goettee and then the other records fell into place.

Did you find his cemetery? plot?


Added by suzie switzer on Dec 19, 2014 9:56 PM
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