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Tangent (#47280236)
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Bio Photo I'm a fairly recent enthusiast of cemetery photography. I suspect becoming a site contributor and photo volunteer was inevitable.

I live in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. My involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism (the "SCA") means that I travel to other states - notably Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

When possible, I now "fit in" cemetery photography sessions while away from home.

Most of the memorials I have made are for people I am not related to. They've come about from picture-taking adventures and subsequently learning that no memorial existed. When appropriate, I add photographs to existing memorials.

A good number of the memorials I manage but did not make are my family. Some were created before I came along and were kindly transferred to me by other contributors who are not related to them. Others originated from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office and were transferred to me by Find A Grave Administration.

A couple of memorials I now manage are of non-relatives for whom I suggested rather extensive editing based on information I had gathered ... and the non-relative originator chose to transfer management to me.

If you find that one of your relatives has a memorial made by me, I'll be happy to transfer management - WITHIN the 4-generation direct relationship guidelines as given in the Find A Grave FAQ. --->> Please do specify your exact relationship in the SAC! <<---

FAQ #162 states that the 4-generation direct relationships are as follow: "This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."

Kindly DO NOT copy my photographs for use on other websites. Yes, I ***REALLY*** DO mean: DON'T post photographs that I have taken to or to any other site.

Copyright for images posted to Find A Grave remains with the photographer, who in this case reserves the right to not permit further sharing on the Internet.
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Thanks....hope you are well and healthy....peace.
Added by CoastGuardMedic on Nov 26, 2014 1:01 AM
Richard Hamlen
Memorial #93745672 correction
Please correct the listing for memorial #93745672 clyde Mitchell McCallum. Clyde's grave site is Memorial #61835062 in Dasher, Ga. Your photo was taken before names were placed on the graves in the McCallum lot at Bass Methodist Church in Macon, Ga. The photo is the grave site of Charles Leonadus McCallum, father of Daniel Mccallum. Charles was born July 22, 1872 and died June 18, 1949. I will post a picture of the grave with this information as soon as possible. Daniel is my wife's father and Charles is her paternal grandfather.
Added by Richard Hamlen on Nov 10, 2014 11:21 AM
Amelia Wisner
RE: Elster C. Bishop, memorial #20539008
I sent an edit request in for the transcription.
Added by Amelia Wisner on Nov 04, 2014 10:11 PM
Amelia Wisner
RE: Elster C. Bishop, memorial #20539008
I am glad to help you. The tombstone reads

Elster C.
Aug 10, 1923
Sept 24, 1944

Gone But Not Forgotten

I tentatively plan on being in Pike Co in December. I will be stopping at Annie E. Young.
Added by Amelia Wisner on Nov 04, 2014 6:38 PM
Hal Stewart
Cora Koons
Good news, I called Riverside and they have allowed me to make an appointment to go and photograph Cora Koons' Crypt this afternoon. So I will take advantage of the opportunity and photograph as much as I can so I can get them all posted and save someone else from having to do this next time. I will let you know how it all goes.
Added by Hal Stewart on Oct 22, 2014 10:20 AM
RE: Erle Felix Brackett
You are very welcome!
Added by Timeless on Oct 21, 2014 3:47 PM
Hal Stewart
RE: Cora Koons
The mausoleum is only open once a year during Halloween. It is a ghost tour they do, very nicely done. I have not tried to ask for permission to use their photos but I would think for the mausoleum they would be agreeable to usage. If not I might ask for permission to have access sometime to photograph the whole inside. I guess we shall see.
Added by Hal Stewart on Oct 20, 2014 9:19 PM
Hal Stewart
Cora Koons
Just wanted you to know that the "Public Mausoleum" is not as public as the name sounds. Wanted you to know that however, Riverside has an excellent Genealogy site. It includes a photo of the crypt and her obituary. the link is

Hope that helps some
Added by Hal Stewart on Oct 19, 2014 8:41 AM
Barbara Howard Pointer
Shirley Mae Howard
Thank you so much for leaving a token on my sister's grave, I appreciate it so much.
Added by Barbara Howard Pointer on Oct 03, 2014 3:13 PM
Laura Kessler Hershey
Pet Haven Cemetery in Georgia
I just have a question that no one seems to be able to answer. I put about 80 pet names on find a grave in Hanover, PA. Another member said I should add Cat or Dog for their last name. I don't really like that idea. I see you have "unknown" for the last name which seems to be the better thing to do. Is there a guideline on this?? I've seen no last names on a lot of memorials but then you can't look them up because you need a last name to look someone up. Sorry for the long question!! Thank you for your help!! Have a great day! Laura
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Sep 23, 2014 7:43 PM
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