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RootsLady-BYD (#48009561)
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Bio Photo Original Find-A-Grave member #46928674 [Aug 2007]

I've been a ROOTS lady for about 38 years and have always enjoyed helping others find their roots also. I transcribed the early Jasper County, Texas Marriage Records back in the 80's and donated them to the Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society and was their editor for "Yellowed Pages" for a few years until family health issues stepped in the way.

My first "online" adventure was learning how to hand code html when I took the responsibility for 10 southeast Texas counties under the TXGenWeb Project and didn't have a clue about coding websites. It took some fast learning.

About 10 years ago I started hosting tombstone photos online and had about 14,000 back when hosting space was pretty expensive. After my Mom became ill and needed extensive care, my husband and I cared for her at our home for three years and I closed the hosting account during that time frame.

It's great to see the effort behind Find-A-Grave and I'm pleased to see there are so many "gravers" around the country. The "linking" system is wonderful for connecting families when properly used.

Thank God for computers, the internet & and digital cameras !! From spending hours & hours in courthouses, cemeteries & libraries to transcribing census records & visiting cemeteries in my jammies. GenLife is wonderful & rewarding.

Please leave public messages for additions, corrections, additional comments or transfer requests.

by Pat Conner Rice

Today I visited yesterday,
And walked among the graves
Of family and friends from long ago,
Whose memory had begun to fade.
The graves were unattended,
As were my thoughts of them.
When a vision of the ages past,
Brought back my sense of kin.
The vision showed the church lawn,
On a crisp summer day.
The table spread, the food prepared,
And friends who would break bread.
All my relatives were there- Both young and old........
Grandma and I walked hand and hand,
Sharing stories never told.
We laughed and cried and shared our thoughts.
And I found the friend I thought I'd lost.
As the sun began to fade...
The church bell rang out clear.
Grandma and the others slowly disappeared...
Today I visited yesterday,
And now the memory is strong -
Of the family from which I came AND NOW BELONG...

"Nothing is ended until it is forgotten".

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Scott Walters
Transfer request
Hello, I am the family historian and genealogist for the Kellum family. Would you please transfer the memorial for Willian Luther Kellum # 103672079 to my account. He is my wives Great Grandfather.. Also thank you for the work you have done in the genealogy community...

Added by Scott Walters on Jun 19, 2016 8:06 PM
Paula Segrest
Thanks for the info. The spelling has been corrected.
Added by Paula Segrest on Jun 13, 2016 10:10 PM
Harley Willett
Additions to Scott record
Thank you for the work you've done documenting the David Thomas Scott record and the rest of the Scotts buried at Weeks Chapel. It is really appreciated. David T. was a timber company Sheriff and timber estimator employed by Temple Lumber Co. in Remlig. He was shotgunned by fugitives while on horseback and died leaving a large family.

Missing from the siblings list is my mother, Ruth Ola Scott Willett b. May 21,1911 d. Feb 6,1986 (Find A Grave#107826441) and an uncle, Herman A. Scott b.1914 d.1987 (Find A Grave#115294871).

These two are also missing from the Find A Grave records for the siblings buried at Weeks Chapel.

Thanks for all you do.

Harley Willett
Dallas, Tx.
Added by Harley Willett on Jun 02, 2016 8:48 AM
Transfer Request
Would you please transfer the following to me? All are located in Mattox Cemetery in Mayflower and are my grandparents.

Bert Mullins
Annie Mullins

I am garden-valley. Thanks!
Added by garden-valley on May 29, 2016 4:47 PM
Hey Girl,

Thanks for the update on my memorials. Hope all is well with you ~

Added by Bettie♥ on Apr 03, 2016 6:53 AM
sandra davis
Duplicated Memorial
It seems as of you have duplicated 81466376 which has been sponsored and entered in 2011. Please delete your memorial. Thank you
Added by sandra davis on Sep 28, 2015 9:43 PM
Virginia D. Herbert

Died: August 30, 2015

A celebration of Virginia D. Herbert’s Life, age 83 of Jasper, will be 11:00am
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, Texas with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00am before the service at the funeral home.

Virginia died August 30, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Born in Louisiana, she grew up in Nome, Texas and was a long time Jasper resident. A Registered Nurse for over 60 years, she served the medical community of South East Texas retiring at Jasper Memorial Hospital. She loved cats and feeding wild animals. The reason she worked so long was because of her love for people.

Virginia is survived by her brother Jack Driskell & wife Barbara of Crystal Beach, Texas; niece Jacki Rogers & husband Guy; and great nephew Dylan Rogers of
Beaumont. She is also survived by a host of other family & friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of over 20 years Floyd “Skeet” Herbert.

Memorials may be made to Tanglewood Baptist Church, 225 Burch Street, Jasper, Texas 75951.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.
Added by Wildcajun on Aug 31, 2015 7:04 PM
FAG # 183582848
Here is an Obituary for one of your memorials thought it would come in handy to upgrade the memorial. Phil
Added by Wildcajun on Aug 31, 2015 7:04 PM
K Todd Sherer
FAG and Friends
It's great how we run into so many friends here. I've seen that you are good friends with Bettie and she sends you notes. I've known her all my life as we went through school together and are still friends today. I'm in Newton and she isn't here anymore but she's not far. She maintains all our old classmates who have passed on. Feel free to ask her about me so you will know I'm not trying to make more work for you but only wanting to figure out why your not getting the connections I send. The Dickerson clan is huge in this area and there are many Gill's also. If I can help with any of the Dickerson family, I will be happy to do so. I have all the info on my family tree. I was married into that family for 12 years and have two daughters who are Dickerson's.

Added by K Todd Sherer on May 26, 2015 12:14 PM
K Todd Sherer
Gill - Dickerson
The Gill and Dickerson family you have entered in Woods Cemetery are my ex husband's family and so they are related to my daughters. Addie and Punky Gill, Mary and Edmond C. Dickerson are their great grandparents. Also, Addie and Punky had one child who died as a baby - Betty Rae. I've tried 2 or 3 times to get her connected to them and am at a loss as to why you don't seem to receive the requests. I am familiar with your work and know you do such nice data and photos. I'm just thinking you are not receiving all the requests. Also, when you connected Everett Gill's mom, you should have also had one showing his dad. I first tried a couple of years ago and then the last week or two I send new ones. I see you connected Everett's mom and added his nickname but no father or baby. I've also sent Addie Dickerson Gill's connections to Betty Rae and her parents a couple of years ago. If you can let me know a better way or if you received them or just what I can do, I'm happy to submit the data in manner that works best for you. I appreciate all the Find A Grave work and photos you do.
Karla Todd Sherer
Added by K Todd Sherer on May 26, 2015 12:07 PM
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