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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Russell Collins
Grave picture
I am Russell Collins , brother of John Elder Collins who is buried in the Westview cemetary in treutlen co. The picture shows the flight crew of the B-24 plane named Katie Bug. I have tried to find a picture of this plane for years but was unable to . I remember seeing a picture of this plane many years ago. I am so glad you posted this picture Keep up the good work.
Added by Russell Collins on Jul 01, 2015 8:34 AM
Picture of Headstone
Wanted to be sure it was okay to add picture of John w. Smoak's headstone to under his name. Thank You, Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Jun 27, 2015 8:22 AM
Reta Lee Ivey
Buford C. Johnson
I see Yall maintain some of the ivey you know if this is the son of naomie and John Johnson... I'm looking for their children and Naomi's siblings families.... I belong to the John Harris ivey branch and am doing research...thanks reta Lee Ivey
Added by Reta Lee Ivey on Jun 12, 2015 1:15 AM
barry miller
u have my moms grave and can i sent you a pic of her tstone and u add it please
Added by barry miller on Jun 02, 2015 7:58 PM
John G. Bloodworth
Request use of photo
Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 65864780
This is a request for the use of the photo of my uncle Delmas Clark's headstone / slab.

It will be used (if agreeable) for Ancestry family tree and nothing else. I do realize another person took the photo but their page says they are slow to respond and since they have given you authority over the page I figure you could grant it if so desired.

Thank you for your consideration.
John B.
Added by John G. Bloodworth on May 31, 2015 7:19 PM
John G. Bloodworth
Memorial Created for a living person
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 65864644
Good Evening,
Let me start by saying that if i am in error then I apologize because I am not a master Find A Grave contributor as some.

But in doing family research I found where a memorial was made for one of my family members that is not deceased...

Again if that is allowable then I did not know but I wouldn't guess that it is. My aunt Marjorie although very old is still very much alive.

This is a memorial that was created by another and transferred to your care so maybe you are related to her too?

Please let me know if you can to the above questions - thank you.
John B.
Added by John G. Bloodworth on May 31, 2015 7:12 PM
Joy Bobbitt Jenkins
Bobbitt Cemetary Frank Temple
Please make a correction into the listing for Frank Temple in Bobbitt Cemetary, San Augustine, TX. This is my family cemetery. He was my uncle. The date of death is incorrect.Death: Jul. 21, 1991 The year should be 1997
Added by Joy Bobbitt Jenkins on May 29, 2015 9:09 AM
Reta Lee Ivey
John Harris Ivey and Clyde kitty ivey
I can provide you with a list of the names of their children if you'd like...aunt Francis was the 3rd child they had. They had 7 altogether...I'm reta Ivey and my email is
Added by Reta Lee Ivey on May 11, 2015 11:02 PM
Nancy Herrington Fidler
Victoria T. Zeigler
Hello, Victoria is the sister of my great grandfather - Morgan Jackson Thompson. Thanks for posting the pictures and info. Are you related or just maintaining the site? We are planning a Thompson family reunion in July 2015. if you have other info or pics, we would love to add them to our collection. If you are related, we would love for you to join us. message me at for more info.
Nancy Herrington Fidler
Added by Nancy Herrington Fidler on May 06, 2015 8:24 AM
Added by Clent on Apr 22, 2015 1:16 PM
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