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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 T.T.T.P.. 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.
* 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, contact 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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|Marion K. Parker||RE: J.D. and Addie Oliver|
Congratulations on getting that done.
|Marion K. Parker||RE: SAC example|
Yes, I received it. I will follow your instructions later. I'm wanting to go through all of those buried in Menard before the Thanksgiving holidays are over.
|Marion K. Parker||RE: links|
Deb, the strange thing is that it will let me submit sometimes even though someone else has supplied the spouse information. Other times it refuses. Sometimes, no spouse is even showing and they won't let me submit parents.
|Marion K. Parker||RE: lavada shirley at menard chapel|
I'm sorry, I don't understand SAC. Can you break that down in layman's terms. I'll be glad to follow your instructions. I knew Lavada Oliver. I loved her grandmother, "Aunt Ida" Walters. She and I had clabber (yogurt?) that she made in a pan she placed under the kitchen safe.
|Marion K. Parker||RE: J.D. and Addie Oliver|
Wow! You know so much more than I do about findagrave. I am just a novice. Thanks for being so thorough. You are my kind of person. I like to have things correct, but I don't know all the ins and outs of this site.
|Marion K. Parker||lavada shirley at menard chapel|
This is a duplicate of Lavada Oliver Shirley.
|Marion K. Parker||RE: Mildred Rozell|
I cannot find a death certificate. There should be one for her since her death was a homicide. She was murdered by a man in San Jacinto County, Texas, I believe. I am working from memory as told me by my uncle Eddie Baxter. I cannot tell you where the Johnson comes in. I wonder why her mother doesn't have a death certificate that I can find. I hope you can find the answers. She supposedly was the granddaughter of Lark M Murphy and his wife.
|Marion K. Parker||Annie Donnie Oliver|
Annie Donnie and Annie Dovie are the same person. Her parents were Tom Springer and her mother Florence Strahan. I don't know where they are buried. Tom Springer is supposedly buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
|Richard Gumbert & Brenda Keisler Gumbert||Paschall Cemetery|
Hello Deb! Glad to see you were able to locate Elizabeth Vinson's headstone for Karen! The Knebel's are my customers and before Mr. Knebel passed last year he took me out to the cemetery but because it was so overgrown I was unable to do any searching and only able to create the memorials based on Llano County Cemetery records. Have been hoping to get out there again to search for headstones and complete some or hopefully all of the memorials. Karen said you and your "partners in crime" The Crabtree's were able to find the headstone and clean it up... looks great! Would love to meet all of you sometime and maybe we could do some "hunting" together! I live between Burnet and Buchanan. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family! Sincerely, Brenda
Thank you for all the volunteers helping me find my gr-gr-grandmother. I've been looking for her for years finally I'm able to connect her to her babies. Thank you for being a Find A Grave volunteer.
Added by Karen on Nov 21, 2015 1:58 PM
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