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Cathy Creger Shelley (#46534937)
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Charlsie Futrelle
James Wilburn Burnett
Cathy, thank you so much for all you do. I have been working on James Wilburn Burnett. It has been frustrating because his father died 2 years before he did and there are other James Wilburn Burnetts who live in Texas. The one who is father of James Fred, Henry O, & Dorothy Leona Burnett was not married to Lucille Larue Dodson. He was married to Alma Thetus McNeely. Lucille's James Wilburn was 38 years old when one of their sons was born in 1925. Alma's James was 47 in 1925. Alma or Thetus is on all every census record with James until 1940. On the 1930 census record with Lucille, she is listed as a widow. James did not die until 1935. He was also born in Whitney, Hill, Texas.
Have a great day.
Added by Charlsie Futrelle on Oct 11, 2016 9:58 PM
Jesse & Alice Clark #7045261
Hi Cathy--Well, you've had a long wait for these photos! Your request was in long before I had even heard of Find A Grave. I also took photos and added pages for David Earl and Dorothy Clark
#169949637. I have a photo of all four markers together, but did not post it since I don't know if they are related. If you would like that additional photo added to the memorial pages, let me know. Peggy (Texas)
Added by pz on Sep 15, 2016 6:48 AM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
You are receiving this note because you are a FindAGrave Contributor with ties to the Files Valley Cemetery near Itasca, TX. By ties, I mean that you created memorials, maintain memorials, added photos and/or notes to memorials in that cemetery. After reading below, if you do not wish to remain on this list, please reply to, asking to be removed and it will be done immediately. Currently there are 84 Contributors on the list.

I was raised in the small community 5 mi. east of Itasca called Files Valley.
I attended elementary school there through 1952 and my parents ran the grocery store. There are still folks living there but the main thing still there is the Files Valley Cemetery.

Recently, two events occurred that that have a significant impact on the future of the cemetery.
1) The loss of Kenneth Stufflebeme, the long time Trustee of the Trust fund set up before 1992 by my Dad (Robert McEver), Aunt (Annie Mae McEver McMillan), Joe Price and others.
2) The bridge across the creek to the cemetery was washed away during recent flooding of the Files Valley Creek. There is currently no access to the cemetery for visiting or mowing, etc.

I wish to express my deepest sympathies to Kenneth’s wife Edwina along with sons Mike & Jim. The loss of Kenneth’s role with the cemetery, while significant, is nothing compared to the family’s loss.

Living in Houston makes it difficult for me to evaluate what options exist for dealing with these issues. I do know that there are some actions already underway to address problems. I have the name of another Trustee but I have been unable to locate contact info. I also understand that another Files Valley resident, Mark Wood, is working on getting a bridge across the creek in another location that would provide access to the cemetery. The Hill County Commissioner for that precinct has confirmed that, because the cemetery and access road is on private property, the County will not provide any funds for reestablishing access. The Files Valley Cemetery Trust Fund along with other private parties with interest in preserving the cemetery may have to provide funding. Any payment out of the Trust Fund will jeopardize the ability to continue maintenance, mowing, etc.

If you or anyone you know has information that would help us in sorting out these issues, please email me at or call 713-252-7222.

As my profile indicates, I, along with others on this list, have a detailed knowledge of this cemetery. Out of the 426 memorials currently noted, there are 24 memorials with no markers. I am very confident that all of the markers there have been photographed meaning that there are 24 unmarked graves or some memorials have been placed in the wrong cemetery. If you maintain a memorial without a tombstone icon, especially if the memorial has been added in the last few years, please check your source info to confirm that you have the correct cemetery.

Finally, I have a plot map created from Google image. It cannot be posted on the FindAGrave site because of copyright issues but it does have useful detail. I will provide it for your personal use if you provide me with your email address.

Thank you for reading this lengthy note. There is much going on.
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Aug 11, 2016 4:43 PM
Osa Pearl Taylor Dulaney
I saw you left a flower for her, was wondering if you might have known her she was my grandfather's sister beetryigto fid a picture of her I know she was a teacher in Muhlenburg Co thanks
Added by JANET SMITH on Aug 07, 2016 7:38 PM
Tim Day
RE: Shelleys
This information is wonderful because I have sort of been at a dead-end with this. Robert and Sarah Jane also had a little boy who died early. What do you know about the son who lived? Didn't he go to Texas? Do you have any photos of any of them? I am taking it that the Shelley family used to live in Pickens and Gilmer County. My e-mail address is Thanks so much.
Added by Tim Day on Aug 02, 2016 11:57 AM
Tim Day
Hi. I just noticed that you have left memorials for Joe and Minnie Wheeler Gartrell on this site, and that Minnie's mother was a Shelley. I did not know this. I am wondering if Minnie's brother, Robert Shelley, was married to Sarah Jane Gartrell, who died in the 1890s in Gilmer County, GA. I have been trying to find some of the descendants of Joe and Minnie. I am a Gartrell descendant. Thanks, Tim
Added by Tim Day on Aug 02, 2016 9:38 AM
Janice Milan
Bertha Cribley - Seaman Cemetery
I recently confirmed that Bertha Cribley is buried at Seaman Cemetery and secured her plot location. However, I was not able to find a marker to photograph.
Added by Janice Milan on Jul 24, 2016 1:02 PM
Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Morrison
RE: Emajean Creger
I would be happy to transfer. Use the edit button and send me your number. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother.
Added by Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Mor... on Jul 08, 2016 10:34 AM
Leo Jeanbart
Hi Cathy, I tried to locate the headstone for Leo Jeanbart. I was unsuccessful however, I added a picture of the plot next to his wife in case you were interested.
Happy hunting, Lori
Added by Lori on Jun 14, 2016 4:46 PM
Sherrie Ripley
#14200441 / D. H. Ellis
Could the birth year be wrong on the headstone? As everythng else matches for a Daniel H. Ellis the son of Daniel W. and Amanda Ellis at Whitney Memorial Park. If you think so can we can a statement that the date might be incorrect.

Sherrie Ripley
Added by Sherrie Ripley on May 16, 2016 12:48 PM
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