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Carol Hoch (#47059088)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson is buried at Wesley Chapel. Our family has lived here since 1916, and continue to live on the old homeplace. I still miss him. I would like to thank everyone who has left a flower on his memorial. He was a wonderful man.

I am also the ggggrandaughter of Captain Samuel Harrison Bowen, and also James Jennings. Who both served our Country when the Tea Party first sprang into action. I am a member of The Houston County Historical Commission located in the Courthouse Annex in Crockett. I am in the office on Monday.

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."

For those who wonder about such things, when the number of memorials managed is higher than the number of memorials created, this is due to a few members who decided to transfer their memorials to multiple Findagrave contributors .... . and I am honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those memorials.

How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?
Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

FROM THE FAQS: If you want to add from an obituary: Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

FROM THE FAQS: Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Q: Where did I get my info?
A: I do not pay for a site like Ancestry because I cannot afford it. So I get most of my info from Family & Google - Google search & Google books. I also use oral family history, meaning depending on which family member you talk to,is the history you get. A couple of times I've gotten info from cemetery books @ a library. Most of the time I get info by physically visiting a cemetery & playing "cemetery census taker" by photographing the stones. If it's obvious yay!

PS. About Living People.

If I see a stone & take a pic I upload the pic. I'm not a psychic. I don't know if people are still alive. I don't know if they left no next of kin to make sure their death date's added to their stone. But if they are alive & have a problem with it either me or FAG will be happy to delete it.

Nobody should have a problem with it. When you put a stone in a cemetery you make it public info. However...lots of info is now public info. If you were born before 1940 census info is public info. In some states your birth, marriage, divorce & death info is public info. I believe in all states tax info, which can include your birthday & possible next of kin, is now public info. Same thing for the social security death index - it's in all states. Feel free to go to, which is a free site, & see what info is public info in your state. Also...other grave location sites will post lists & upload pics which include possible living people. And unlike this site, they won't remove people from the lists or delete pics just because someone is living. So just know all this before requesting your info be deleted.

I am happy to share ANYTHING that I post. Just check to be sure a family picture did not come from someone else's Collection. The source of the photograph will be posted under the photo.I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers."

Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone. "Nothing is ended until it is Forgotten."

This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on Findagrave!)


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Messages left for Carol Hoch (458)[Leave Message]
Patsy Conlon
Oleta Maurine Parker Edmiston
Thank you for your help with the edit. :)
So much appreciated.
Patsy from Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on Aug 24, 2016 5:47 PM
Patsy Conlon
Peter Edward Teems
Thank you so much for all the edits you made for me. It is so much appreciated. Your the best.
Patsy - Dallas TX
Added by Patsy Conlon on Aug 12, 2016 2:53 PM
Janet Macon
Thank you!
Thank you for all of the beautiful messages that you leave! And especially thank you for taking such good care of these memorials.
Added by Janet Macon on Aug 10, 2016 4:36 PM
nancy price
Hello Carol and thank you for the message. Would have been great to find a new relative, but unfortunately I could not find a connection. You have honored your family with wonderful memorials. Thank you for your contributions to Find A Grave!
Added by nancy price on Aug 01, 2016 9:38 AM
Allie Nelson
I love your faith and your beautiful messages-thank you for furthering the kingdom--
Added by Allie Nelson on Jul 13, 2016 9:07 AM
Claudia Rebel
Lynn Chastain
Thank you!!

Have an awesome weekend.
Added by Claudia Rebel on Jul 09, 2016 12:14 PM
Tim Peters
Thank you, Carol for the transfer. I appreciate your thoughtfulness
Added by Bernard-Trigg on Jun 10, 2016 7:57 PM
Deana (Pruett) Mills
Nancy Sue Franklin, Walling, Gunnels, Bundrick
I saw where you had done Nancy's memorial page, she posted about a photo she had of my great-grandmother, Vilottie Jane Bennett Manning. She was looking for family to give the picture to....I found her too late. If any of her family reads this and might happen to have that picture, I would love to have it. Please contact me at
Added by Deana (Pruett) Mills on May 23, 2016 2:15 PM
Carrick Maxwell
Harrisburg - Jackson Cemetery
I went to the Harrisburg - Jackson Cemetery off of Lawndale near Broadway in Houston. Only saw about four gravestones but found that someone adjacent to the cemetery took the fence down by their house and hauled in dump truckloads of debris there. I have reported it to the city, will follow up on it.
Carolyn Maxwell
Added by Carrick Maxwell on May 13, 2016 5:06 PM
Sheila Miller Mason
Norma Beasley
Thanks Carol for the info. I deleted mine. Could someone make it clearer on Find A Grave which cemetery is which. There are two listed called Pennington.
Added by Sheila Miller Mason on May 09, 2016 3:39 PM
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