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Bill T. Whitis (#48066287)
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Bio Photo A native-born resident of Marshall, Texas, I have begun researching my family's gravesites in the surrounding areas. From Avinger to Upshur County to sites all over Marshall and towns in and around Harrison County.

I have walked and photographed markers in and around Harrison County at many of the cemeteries and want the information to be as complete as possible for future generations. My goal is to walk, locate, and record them all. I try to locate and add GPS coordinates every so often at the around 180 cemeteries in our county; I have even had funeral homes ask me to help them locate burial sites. If the markers are legible, I have photographed them and added them on here if missing. More get added all the time, and I try to stop and check for new ones now and then.

I have found hidden and lost cemeteries in Harrison County (some that the county and state records did not even show existed) and added them to this website, like Saint Marks/Carver and Cornerstone in the Harleton area, Pace Memorial Garden and Golden Hill in the Hallsville area, and Elizabeth Cemetery in eastern Harrison County near Leigh. I am trying to gather info on Harrison County cemeteries that have incorrect directions or none and locate them so they accurately appear on the Maps tab; if you know where a cemetery is but can not get to it, let me know! Batts Cemetery is one of my newest attempts at finding the exact location.

I recently rediscovered Amie-Haggerty and Haley cemeteries near Scottsville & Jones Cemetery near I-20 in Hallsville.

Please use the 'Edits' tab to submit changes or request a transfer, not through 'Messages'.

If you have your messages disabled or your email is not available, please do not leave me an odd edit request. If I cannot contact you to verify sources or if I have a question, your edit may be declined. Reasonable changes are rarely questioned.

Also per Findagrave guidelines, I will not add an obituary, or link to an obituary, to a memorial without permission from the original media publisher/newspaper/website. Just stating where you got your information is not legally binding as getting permission to republish that information.

Thank you.
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Emily F. Abbott
Hi Bill, fyi, your Emily is a duplicate for Emily F Abbott Inge # 119016318, created 2 years before yours. Also do you know where the cemetery name comes from? Was there a sign at some point?
Thanks for any info!
Added by leslie1111 on Oct 24, 2016 8:15 PM
RE: Scott Cemetery
I am not related to Lonnie but my family has known his family for many years and yes, you may mention my name. I discussed the Scott Cemetery with him not long ago. He is still interested in getting it listed on the map but someone bought the property it sits on and ran him off when he tried to look for his family's graves. I am not associated with the Scott Cemetery but he may be able to help you. I am, however, on the board at the Forrest-Rogers-Dollahite Cemetery and will be glad to help you with anything I may have recorded as I created an album of those I know that are buried there which includes a lot of my family from years ago (Forrest, Etheridge and Gibson families along with their exteneded family.

Thanks for all you do.
Barbara Starr
Added by bgs on Oct 24, 2016 3:38 PM
RE: Elgia Rives, Memorial# 140158803
Thank you for finding my error.
Added by BobbyCouch on Sep 23, 2016 10:29 AM
Charlie & Nora (Fyffe) Lea
Thank you for all of the speedy edits that you do, including today's edits for Nora & Charlie, and their son.
It's always appreciated.
Added by JMM on Sep 21, 2016 10:30 AM
Richard William Green
James Williams
Bio has been updated....
Added by Richard William Green on Sep 02, 2016 11:49 AM
Hazel Rosborough Byrne
WOW, thank you Bill, that's got to be the fastest I've EVER had an edit approved! Wish everyone was as efficient as you are!
Dalton Matthews
Added by Dalton on Aug 22, 2016 2:26 PM
RE: Sybil Singleton
Thank you Bill!
Added by JudyF56 on Aug 12, 2016 8:07 PM
Sybil Singleton
Hi Bill. I see you took a photo of Sybil's mother's marker, #13374110, which is a double marker. Could you check to see if the marker has been updated with Sybil's date of death and post a new photo for both if so?
Added by JudyF56 on Aug 12, 2016 9:51 AM
Bonnie Johnson
correction suggestion
thank you
Added by Bonnie Johnson on Aug 11, 2016 3:43 PM
Frederick H. Miller #94857297
THANK YOU, for letting us know about the new headstone and for adding a picture. Beautiful photography, Kudos to you.......Thank again.
Added by Lisa on Aug 09, 2016 1:32 PM
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