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Joseph (#47975167)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 3 days
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Bio Photo For what it is worth, I want to thank all the selfless members who volunteer to honor and respect those who have passed before us. To sincerely thank them for the countless hours that they have contributed walking the cemeteries photographing, creating & or maintaining memorials, and sharing that information with the millions that would not be able to see it otherwise.

A special sincere thanks to all the people that have transferred memorials of my family members to me. I want to wish everyone a very healthy and prosperous 2016

I find it such an honor to be able to join people that have been separated for so long, especially children that died at birth, or passed at a very young age, often separated by many miles and years. Even if just virtual connection it always gives me a special feeling knowing that others might not have to dig around to find they even existed in the first place.

Please remember that I always try to portray as accurate data as possible and that I am a volunteer doing this out of the kindness of my heart. I have joined thousands of individual graves with their loved ones that are not even related to me and do this in hopes that it helps others in the future, please remember this before jumping to harsh conclusions and that this is also a work in progress and we can all make mistakes or interpret documents differently.

I thought I might borrow what Jeff Gonyea on his Find a Grave profile:

"We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed. They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most.

The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and honor."

Well put Jeff, and I just wish more of the people could soak these words of wisdom in.


*If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain memorials, please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and are willing to take over management of the memorials. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates.

You can email info@findagrave.com if you have someone who has accepted stewardship over the memorials you added. Please send in their member number with your email. Feel free to contact me should you wish that someone maintain the memorials you have created. Thanks!*
(Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)

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C. T. Lewis
W. Thurston.
Your information has been added.
Added by C. T. Lewis on Dec 04, 2016 11:14 AM
Mimosa
Robert Lee Wilbanks
He shares a stone with Clara Mae Wilbanks in Elmwood Cemetery, but you removed her as not his spouse. Is she his sister?

Just wondering what the relationship is.

Cecil Halford
Walls, MS
Added by Mimosa on Nov 29, 2016 8:07 PM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis
Hello,

Earlier this year you requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Nov 21, 2016 8:04 AM
DMLeForce
Robert Bowen
I've heard of people lying on their draft cards either to get in or avoid getting in. So unless we've got a birth or death certificate that says otherwise I won't change what a stone says. But thanks for the heads up & for posting his draft card. :)
Added by DMLeForce on Nov 10, 2016 7:09 PM
jmb
Mary Trible
Thanks for the additinal info. It has been added.
Added by jmb on Nov 03, 2016 8:58 PM
RainbowGal
Harriett Ramsey Simonton-Mt. Ararat
I believe that her grave is unmarked - I have taken photos of all Simonton's that were visible.
GF and Inf Daughter Simonton's stones are visible, and there is a blank plot next to them. Also, I took photo of one Simonton that reads:
shord - Tu Simonton - don't know what that means. Sorry - guess tornado took hers out.
Added by RainbowGal on Oct 29, 2016 1:23 PM
Leah Bird
Elitha Jones Ballinger
That's for the input, I have added them.
Added by Leah Bird on Oct 27, 2016 2:48 PM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis
Hello,

You recently requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Oct 20, 2016 1:13 PM
Heather
Duanna Grimwood
Joseph, You emailed me in August but I just now saw it. I get so many emails, stuff gets lost in the shuffle. I really appreciate the "thank yous". Feel free to friend me. As for the photos, many of the ones on my memorials were taken and added by other members. You'll have to look under each photo where it says "added by" to see if it's mine or someone else's. Feel free to use mine, but I can't speak for others. You'll have to contact them. Sorry it took so long for me to respond. Good luck with your family search!
Heather
Added by Heather on Oct 18, 2016 10:27 AM
Harv
Emma Brooks.
Thanks for the info....Harv
Added by Harv on Oct 15, 2016 8:37 AM
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