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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
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Bio Photo ~ ~ If you'd like a family memorial TRANSFER just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~

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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On one of My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.
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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.

My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.

I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.


If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.



Georgia Lee Cox Going

Duel Glen Going


Betty Jane Going Kelso

Helen Yvonne Going Wilson


Janice Elaine Kelso Olsen

Donna Yvonne Kelso

Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark

Joel Tavis Coffey


Alonzo Stubblefield Going

Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips

John Avery Cox

Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson

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Kevin Mansfield
RE: Thank You Kevin
Shirley, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I think we understand each other and our motives here. Please let me know if there's ever anything I can do for you.
Added by Kevin Mansfield on Aug 01, 2015 10:44 AM
Thank you, Sweet Shirley. bb
Added by bebe on Jul 06, 2015 6:53 PM
RE: Beverly Johnson
I apologize. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have deleted the memorial.
Added by Pam on Jul 06, 2015 4:09 PM
RE: David Eve
Done. I had taken one just in case.
Added by josephus14 on Jul 05, 2015 7:43 AM
David Eve
David does not yet have a permanent marker. Next time I am in the area I will check again.
Added by josephus14 on Jul 04, 2015 6:07 PM
Miriam Goodale
RE: Peggy Teal
If I remember correctly, it was cancer. They had an adopted daughter, but I don't know where she is now or who she married. There is no one left on Larry's side that I could ask.

Added by Miriam Goodale on Jun 29, 2015 5:08 AM
Miriam Goodale
Peggy Teal
Shirley, I transferred Peggy Teal to you since she was a former classmate of yours. I never really got to know her. She was married to my first cousin.
Added by Miriam Goodale on Jun 28, 2015 3:48 PM
RE: Hazel
There is only one stone for Hazel in Antioch and it has her name as Hazel Brown even though it was Billips at the time of her death. I don't know why Loyd did that. But if some one says there is a Hazel Billips in Antioch I'm going to make sure that everyone knows who her last husband was and where he's buried. Her last husband, Jehu, was married at least once before Hazel because he had three children show up to fight for his estate.
Added by asimov on Jun 06, 2015 9:21 PM
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Fleet family headstone photos
In April, you answered my request for photos of 6 Fleet family headstones at Macey Cemetery, Craighead Co., Arkansas. I am sorry it has taken me so long to thank you. I appreciate it very much! As a result of your work, I am able to continue research of my Fleet family.
Added by Find AL Graves 2 on Jun 01, 2015 10:05 AM
Sarah Stead
obit for Sallie Purcell, FAG 37136429
I saw your note that she was related to you, so I thought I'd pass this along in case you didn't have it.

Waxahachie Daily Light; July 30, 1938;
Funeral services were held in Ennis yesterday for Mrs. J. W. Purcell, 37, who died Thursday at her home in that city. Interment was made in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis. Mrs. Purcell, formerly Sallie Evelyn O’Neal, was born in Ennis Dec 10, 1900, and had lived there all her life. She attended the Ennis schools and was married there Nov 16, 1918, to J. W. Purcell who, with six children, survives, five daughters, Helen, Dorothy, Martha Lee, Alice and Sallie Jane, and one son, Jack Purcell, all of the home address; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. O’Neal, four brothers, Fred O’Neal of Ennis, Stanley O’Neal of Houston, and Oram and Wayne O’Neal, and three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Daniel, Mrs. H. Flowers and Miss Cleo O’Neal, all of Ennis.
Added by Sarah Stead on May 19, 2015 1:26 PM
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