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speell (#47108188)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 17 days
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I became interested in Find A Grave when a kind member took a picture of a headstone for me. My ancestors' headstones are thousands of miles away. I decided to "return the favor" with local cemeteries and got hooked. Making digital (electronic)pictures of headstones is important historical and genealogical work. The second cemetery I did work in has a history of having very old headstones washed away when the nearby river flooded. If only someone had taken pictures 15 or 20 years ago!

I strongly feel that I am only "tending" memorials until family members come along to make them their own.

Please e-mail me with requests or corrections about memorials by using the "edit" tab on the memorial page.

A special THANK YOU to the contributors who have taken such lovely pictures of my family's headstones and posted them!

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Messages left for speell (102)[Leave Message]
RE: James Ray &Ruby Marbut
The memorials are not mine or I would do that. The memorials can be merged by sending "links" for both the memorials in an email to: - with "DUPLICATE MEMORIALS" in the subject line.

It takes them a few days to get them merged but that's how you do it. Both memorials have so much info it would be ashame to loose any of it.

Added by Grave_Walker on Jan 24, 2015 4:19 PM
Angie Knott
David C Sparks
Obit from the Reporter Newspaper:

Mr. David Charles Sparks, 55, of Itasca died Saturday, January 3, 2015, at a Brownsville hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015, at New Life Baptist Church in Covington. Burial was at Itasca Cemetery.

Added by Angie Knott on Jan 16, 2015 3:52 PM
Eric Baker
Thank you for transferring the Morrisons to me. It is much appreciated. Eric Baker
Added by Eric Baker on Nov 22, 2014 3:28 PM
Eric Baker
Thank you for transferring the Morrisons to me. It is much appreciated. Eric Baker
Added by Eric Baker on Nov 22, 2014 3:28 PM
Bob Capps 66803917
Thanks for the transfer of Bob's Memorial. I appreciate that you added him and the headstone photo to Find A Grave.

Added by Janie on Oct 13, 2014 6:55 AM
Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke
Evelyn Mae (Hanna) Stanford
I greatly appreciate the memorial transfer, I made the correction, thank you, Emma.
Added by Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke on Sep 26, 2014 2:12 PM
S Barger
RE: Memorial 123798175
Thanks for the information and your help in deciphering the information on memorial 123798175. Btw, did you notice that wife Mary (memorial 37592081) has two different stones on her memorial? Do you read the dates are the same on both stones? The one I took (the top one) is also hard to read, but it appears to me to be the same dates. Your thoughts on that one would be much appreciated as well. (-:

Added by S Barger on Sep 25, 2014 8:31 PM
Debbie Curry
memorial #67177223
How do you associate Lavada as the sibling of Jewel? What information do you have to make that association? I'm looking for info. Lavada would've missed the census so we have no record to tie them together. Just inquiring...
Added by Debbie Curry on Sep 18, 2014 7:48 PM
Cyrena Hogan
Thank You
Thank you for the transfers and thank you for all of the work you do on all of the Memorials and photos you post. Cyrena Hogan
Added by Cyrena Hogan on Sep 11, 2014 9:25 PM
Cyrena Hogan
Minnie Thula Pruett Gillaspie, Find A Grave Memorial# 51749862 is my Grandmothers sister. Could you please transfer her and her husband, John Gillaspie, Find A Grave Memorial# 51749796 to me. Thank you very much. Cyrena Hogan
Added by Cyrena Hogan on Sep 09, 2014 8:23 PM
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