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Deb (#46832182)
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Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the T.T.T.P.. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, contact me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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Marion K. Parker
ry Evon Richardson at Menard Chapel
Deb, this is a duplicate of Mary Evon Babb Richardson, a site managed by Jill Nelson.
Added by Marion K. Parker on Nov 24, 2015 8:25 PM
Marion K. Parker
Annie Donnie Oliver
Annie Donnie and Annie Dovie are the same person. Her parents were Tom Springer and her mother Florence Strahan. I don't know where they are buried. Tom Springer is supposedly buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
Added by Marion K. Parker on Nov 22, 2015 9:05 PM
Richard Gumbert & Brenda Keisler Gumbert
Paschall Cemetery
Hello Deb! Glad to see you were able to locate Elizabeth Vinson's headstone for Karen! The Knebel's are my customers and before Mr. Knebel passed last year he took me out to the cemetery but because it was so overgrown I was unable to do any searching and only able to create the memorials based on Llano County Cemetery records. Have been hoping to get out there again to search for headstones and complete some or hopefully all of the memorials. Karen said you and your "partners in crime" The Crabtree's were able to find the headstone and clean it up... looks great! Would love to meet all of you sometime and maybe we could do some "hunting" together! I live between Burnet and Buchanan. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family! Sincerely, Brenda
Added by Richard Gumbert & Brenda ... on Nov 22, 2015 9:45 AM
Elizabeth Vinson
Thank you for all the volunteers helping me find my gr-gr-grandmother. I've been looking for her for years finally I'm able to connect her to her babies. Thank you for being a Find A Grave volunteer.
Added by Karen on Nov 21, 2015 1:58 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Lula Wells Davis
Well that is odd on the email! An no I don't. I believe her mother is but I have not found a d/c on her to know where she is buried.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Nov 20, 2015 9:43 AM
William "Bill" Belzung
RE: Esther Moel
You are welcome. I enjoyed reading your bio and
instructions for Find A Grave. I don't mind at all to say THANK YOU for your 23 Thousand plus
memorials you have researched & managed. Just a side note. I do have some burial unk. on my page.
One is my GGGrandfather James Littrell # 89753207
& his wife Nancy Bear. Could not locate their burial site yet. I thank Raplh Putman & others who
linked with my ancesters to assist on others researching their families.
Bill Belzung
Barling, Arkansas
Added by William "Bill" Belzung on Nov 19, 2015 9:48 AM
Jaycie Smith
RE: Wiley Hopson
Apr 7

to me
Contributor name: Deb
Link to contributor:


Find A Grave contributor Jaycie Smith has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Wiley Hopson.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:
Email address of contributor:

Their suggestion:
Would you transfer this memorial to me? He is my 3rd great-grandfather. I would greatly appreciate it! All other Hopsons in this cemetery are related to me if you would transfer those as well.


Added by Jaycie Smith on Nov 19, 2015 7:00 AM
G. Mounger
RE: Bessie Parchman

Hi, not sure if Bessie died in Texas or New Mexico, as I never found a state death record. Since I did not find one in Texas I am leaning to New Mexico as place of death. She was more than likely living with her children.

United States Social Security Death Index

Age 83
Given Name Bessie
Surname Parchman
Birth Date 12 Jun 1884
State New Mexico
Last Place of Residence Eddy, New Mexico
Previous Residence Postal Code 88220
Event Date Jan 1967

Citing this Record

"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 November 2015), Bessie Parchman, Jan 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

As to her name please see birth records of some of her children where she was giving the information.

Eunice Parchman
Birth Date:
18 Feb 1905
Birth Place:
Bogata, Red River, Texas, USA
William Thomas Parchman
Father Birth Place:
Red River County, Texas
Pearlie Bessie Speck
Mother Birth Place:
Clinton County, Kentucky
Mother Residence:
Bogata Red River, Texas

William Thomas Parchman
mentioned in the record of Ethyleen Parchman
Name William Thomas Parchman
Gender Male
Wife Pearlie Bessie Speck
Daughter Ethyleen Parchman
Other information in the record of Ethyleen Parchman
from Texas Birth Certificates
Name Ethyleen Parchman
Event Type Birth
Event Date 13 May 1919
Event Place Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Father's Name William Thomas Parchman
Mother's Name Pearlie Bessie Speck

Citing this Record
"Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 November 2015), William Thomas Parchman in entry for Ethyleen Parchman, 13 May 1919; citing Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States, certificate 21433, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,518,191
Added by G. Mounger on Nov 19, 2015 4:02 AM
Jerry Hurlbert
Uncle Roy
Deb: I added a close-up photo for Le Roy only because it is more readable. It wound up at the top of the photos. You may want to shift it down. .... Jerry
Added by Jerry Hurlbert on Nov 18, 2015 9:40 PM
Jaycie Smith
Wiley Hopson
Would you transfer this memorial to me? He is my 3rd great-grandfather. I would greatly appreciate it! All other Hopsons in this cemetery are related to me if you would transfer those as well.


I sent this email on April 7. Could you respond, please.

Added by Jaycie Smith on Nov 18, 2015 10:06 AM
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