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Cristie (#46865585)
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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.
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The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen

My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story." So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family.. you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us that we might be born who we are; that we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.

---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
Johnson -----

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Alan Miller
Wimpee Family
All of the Wimpee burials at Rocky Springs are related to me through Mallie E. Wimpee who was Mallie Ethel Crews before she married Mark Ragan Wimpee. She was my great aunt. They are all in my family tree on Ancestry.com.

Alan Miller
Account no. 47205091
Added by Alan Miller on Aug 25, 2016 9:28 AM
Alan Miller
Record #41503281
Mallie Ethel Crews Wimpee was my great aunt and was married to Mark Ragan Wimpee. She was born in the Cedar Grove Community of Henderson County, TN near where I grew up. After her mother's death in 1918, her father moved in 1919 to the Westover Community of Madison County, TN along with her siblings who were still living at home. Unless you are a closer relative, would you transfer her record to me, Alan Miller. I have sent in edits to what you have and would like to write a biography also. My account number is 47205091. Thank you.
Added by Alan Miller on Aug 25, 2016 9:01 AM
James Twitdy
My Relative
Hello, I'm trying to gf find information about James Twitdy who was buried in Tennessee in 1922. My father name is James Twitdy and he passed away in 1984. I'm his son James Twitdy II. I was born 1981. If you have any information on the 1st James Twitdy I would appreciate it Ma'am.

/R
James Twitdy
Added by James Twitdy on Aug 24, 2016 5:04 PM
David Mayo
Question
Cristie,

I have a question about Ridgecrest Cemetery. Can you shoot me an email at daveam45@gmail.com?

Thanks,
David
Added by David Mayo on Aug 24, 2016 12:04 PM
Karen
Thank you for you photography
Added by Karen on Aug 18, 2016 6:34 AM
Amy F
FAG# 24491974
Thank you for your time and effort to photograph the grave of Mildred Hines. I really appreciate it.

Amy F
Added by Amy F on Aug 16, 2016 6:28 PM
V Flesher
Ilar Rice
Thanks for photo.
Added by V Flesher on Aug 10, 2016 11:58 AM
Peggy Holland
Wayne B Stone, Jr. Tombstone photos
Hello, the pictures you took of my dad, Wayne B Stone, Jr.'s, tombstone were the wrong ones. They were my grandfather's. He was Wayne B. Stone, MD. They are buried next to each other. Can you take new photos of my dad's tombstone?

Thanks,
Peggy Stone Holland
Added by Peggy Holland on Aug 04, 2016 10:32 PM
Tenaw
Clarence Parmenter
If you have the photo for Clarence Parementer in Archers Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Crockett County, TN, I would love a copy of it. Thank you very much for your work on Find a Grave. Many of your contributions have helped with my research.
Added by Tenaw on Jul 27, 2016 8:31 AM
Linda H Swindell
Laura and John Bell Craig Tombstone Photos
Cristie,
Thank you so much for posting the tombstone photos on the Find A Grave memorials. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Linda H Swindell
Added by Linda H Swindell on Jul 25, 2016 1:40 PM
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