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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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Messages left for Deb (625)[Leave Message]
RE: Active or not?
yes still active just busy. Wuz up?
Added by Tie on Oct 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Rex Kirby
Melvin Moore
Deb, Thanks so much for letting me know the correct cemetery for Melvin. Per your suggestion I have moved him. Looking forward to picture of monument you have.

Rex Kirby
Added by Rex Kirby on Oct 16, 2014 9:00 AM
faith bentley
Lee Allen Cemetary
Deb, I am trying to find the cemetery that is on FM 843. That could be known as Lee Allen Cemetery. I've talked to Joy Pinner and she tells me that you manage it on Find A Grave. I know where it is located, but can't find it on the web. Thanks Faith
Added by faith bentley on Oct 14, 2014 10:10 AM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Gause Cemetery
Thank you! The title is 'satisfaction' and I can't remember where i found it now...but it just kinda makes me feel 'sweet' & "old fashion" to look at it. Silly, I guess! ;) As a amatur photographer, I would like to take something similar one day that is of 'my own'...still trying! :) LOL
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Oct 11, 2014 2:36 PM
Mo Memorials 2 Make
Deb, I can't thank you enough!
Thanks so much Deb, you have made this transition a lot easier for me to deal with tonight. Death is never easy, but for some sorta kookie way- Find A Grave has helped me in so many ways, to cope, feel closer to my loved ones that have passed on to Heaven.

Send me your email and I will give ya the rest of the painful story that way- it blew me away and then you will understand 100%, the full impact of my transfer request. Just between you and I.

Thanks my sweet friend- I owe ya! Hugs,
Have a blessed week. Hard to type through tears.
Karen Renee'
Added by Mo Memorials 2 Make on Oct 08, 2014 12:04 AM
Vicki Harris
RE: info you are sending me
Deb, the edits are not for you, they are for anyone who wants to know. I'm not going to keep answering your messages. If you are not willing to make the edits/additions, I am wondering why there is even and edit section?
Added by Vicki Harris on Oct 06, 2014 4:47 PM
Vicki Harris
RE: death certificates
I agree, there is so much information online. However, some people have no clue how to find them, and some people are not maintaining their memorials. Just have a name/date, that's it.
Added by Vicki Harris on Oct 06, 2014 3:52 PM
Marilyn Bass Baker
William Nathan Baker

Just wanted to let you know that I deleted my page. Thanks again for helping out. I guess we both learned something out of this experience. Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Bass Baker on Oct 06, 2014 3:41 PM
Vicki Harris
RE: death certificates
Why would you want the death certificates removed? They provide valuable information?
Added by Vicki Harris on Oct 06, 2014 3:17 PM
Karen Todd
Marietta Todd
Deb, thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request. Have a lovely day.

Wiliston, Vermont
Added by Karen Todd on Sep 29, 2014 6:19 AM
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