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Marian Ritchie (#47547340)
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I enjoy gardening and I am a member of the Mt. Pleasant Iris and Daylily Society of East Texas.
I love photography and use it for both fun and entertainment. Since digital cameras came into use I go crazy with an assortment of subjects. I take tons of photos of my flowers, but I also enjoy photographing birds, horses, almost any form of wildlife, people, but most of all Cemeteries and Tombstones.

I am an Amateur Genealogist with 30 some odd years of research behind me. I took a break of about 5 years and just recently started back up. When I started researching my family lines my mother would get so upset with me. I spent all my free time walking cemeteries, visiting dirty dingy courthouse basements, are just visiting people that I didn't even know to gather old family photos and oral information. Mom always told me I spent more time with dead relatives than I did the live ones.

The day I walked into moms house with not only her mother and father's original marriage license but her grandparents original marriage license is the day that she decided my family research was worth all the hard hours I had put into it. She never complained again and started sharing older stories and folklore with me.

I am a Caregiver by profession and own my own business, Compassion and Grace Services.
I am a Baptist by faith and proclaim Jesus Christ as my savior. He can be yours too!
Hopefully one day my son and daughter will carry on not only my genealogy research for others to enjoy, but my love for the Lord!


The following is a list of cemeteries that I have photographed entirely. The list is in the East Texas area.

Caney Cemetery, Hopkins County.
Hays Cemetery, Winnsboro,Wood County.
Pineview Cemetery, Pineview, Wood County, Texas.
Winnsboro City Cemetery, Wood County.
Currently working on Lee Cemetery Hwy, 37 Wood Co

I have taken some at:
Smyrna, Wood County, Texas.
Harmony, Hopkins County.
Perryville, Wood County.

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I want to thank you for the transfers of Tom & Alpha. I appreciate it very much.
Added by cjgriffith on Mar 26, 2015 3:29 PM
Carolyn Womack
RE: Petty
I am researching her to find her parents for linking. She was born in North Carolina. You can say that she taught piano lessons for many years, at her home in Winnsboro. Mom started lessons in 1930, with her, and she was still teaching in the 1970s. I'm looking for her obituary in my filing cabinets, too. I will keep you posted.
Added by Carolyn Womack on Jan 01, 2015 8:28 PM
Shannon Lynch
RE: Request for permission to use photos
Thank you very much. You also have a great new year.
Added by Shannon Lynch on Dec 31, 2014 10:50 AM
Shannon Lynch
Request for permission to use photos
I'm using and Family Tree Maker to work on my genealogy and would like your permission to use the photos found on

At this time, these are the memorials I'd like to use - I expect there will be more coming later:
Added by Shannon Lynch on Dec 29, 2014 7:51 AM
Carolyn Womack
RE: Petty
I'll be glad to do that although I may not have time until Friday. In brief, she taught piano lessons in her home, and Mom was a student. Mom went on to teach piano all her life--over 50 years, and play for a gospel quartet. I've continued the tradition and taught, myself, all my life, and it all started with Ila Petty. She was a beloved family friend. Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Blessed New Year!
Carolyn Womack
Added by Carolyn Womack on Dec 24, 2014 1:54 PM
Sandra Haney Tedford
Pleasant Pierce Anderson
Thank you so much for adding my requested updates on this memorial.
Added by Sandra Haney Tedford on Dec 11, 2014 9:15 PM
Fletcher Gray
Eddie Barker
I was wondering if you knew that my grandmother Bettie Wimberley was married to Eddie Barker when he past?

Fletcher Gray
Added by Fletcher Gray on Mar 09, 2014 4:12 PM
Gloria Reck
RE: Burkett Lindsey‏
Marian, On Feb 4, 2014 I sent you an ordinary email with the biographical sketch of Burkett Battle Lindsey, for the FindAGrave site #86387304. At the very end of the bio sketch (which is rather lengthy), I identified myself with my relationship, etc., as you indicated I should. I presume you received this email ?? I looked today at the Dibrell Cem entry for Burkett Battle Lindsey and it's the same as before, with no changes done. Would it be easier for you some other way? Let me know, first, if you rec'd my email, and secondly, if there's some other way/method you'd prefer.
Gloria Reck 2/26/14
Added by Gloria Reck on Feb 26, 2014 8:50 PM
Mary Lynn Gary Skelton
RE: WIlliam R. Blalock
Thank you so much for your suggestion. I do have the book with that picture. I had not thought about putting a picture with the memorial, but that is a great idea. I actually have a good picture of him and his wife I can use.

Thanks again for the idea. Hope you have a blessed week.

Mary Lynn Gary Skelton
Added by Mary Lynn Gary Skelton on Feb 25, 2014 8:24 PM
Richard Jordan
RE: Margaret Ritchie and Charles
Thank you for your kind comments, both my wife and I try to provided materials that do justice to the memorials we post.

Added by Richard Jordan on Feb 16, 2014 3:33 PM
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