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Dee Burris Blakley (#47047047)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in cemetery art, and think FAG is a wonderful way to share photographs I've taken over the years. The concept of volunteers helping families in search of loved ones is one I can easily support.

If I have created a memorial for a member of your immediate family and you would like me to transfer it to you, just send me a message. If the memorial is for one of my immediate family members. . .hello, cuz - we probably have a lot to talk about.

If I have photographed your family member's grave, and you want to use the photo for your own genealogy records or online family tree website, you DO NOT have to ask my permission. Just right click and copy the photo to your own computer. If you want a larger photo, please e-mail me, as I use a batch resizer to make photos smaller for posting on FAG, pursuant to the website's requirements. You may wish to take a screenshot of my profile page if you are using one of my photos in order to prove that you have my written permission to freely use the photo for non-commercial purposes.

8/19/12 ETA:
There seems to be some controversy over "written permission" on photographs that appears in the FAG forums but not here on the main site that says you MUST have written permission to use a photo from the photographer. Please consider the foregoing paragraph in my bio your written permission to use my photos. You might want to copy and paste it into some document that you keep forever and pass down to your descendants...

Please note that I do not place the text of recent obits on records to avoid publishing the names of living people on the internet. Yes, I know if the obituary was searchable that their names are out there, but not by me...And if you want an obituary in the bio field of the record, when you send your SAC, please state in writing that you own the copyright to the obituary. If you do not hold the copyright to the obituary, I am happy to add your original biography to the record, as long as the names of living people are omitted.

Some family surnames I am researching include:
Ashmore, Balding, Bowden, Burris, Callaway, Chapin, Chronister, Crites, Duvall, Fairweather, Grooms, Herrington, Lensing, McBrayer, Meek, Parrish, Pettit, Shinn, Strickland, Toomey, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Wingfield and Yeager.

Surnames I research for other families include Barber, Buck, Clark, Engelmohr, Floyd, Gunn, Henrichs, Letterman, Massengale, Owen, Reed, Roach, Southern, Schmiedeskamp, Siebert, Taylor, and Turney.

My Genealogy Blog: Shakin' the Family Tree

My Cemetery Blog: Graven Images

Link to Engelmohr-Reed-Schmiedeskamp family tree:
Clark, Engelmohr, Schmiedeskamp, Southern Family Tree

Link to Massengale family tree:
Descendants of Reddick Massengale

Link to Taylor/Gunn/Buck family tree:

Link to Turney family tree:
Turney Family Tree
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Messages left for Dee Burris Blak... (177)[Leave Message]
RE: Re: linking of parents to Delia Ann Crites Young
You can do things any way you want for memorials you manage. But why say that a suggestion appears to be fraudulent and needs to be reported?
Added by Kay on Jul 05, 2016 9:07 PM
Beth Walls Walton
Jewell Alton Parker
Thank you, Dee for the transfer.

~Beth Walls Walton
Added by Beth Walls Walton on Jun 08, 2016 1:59 AM
Maredia Haddock
In Appreciation
Thanks for the Griffin transfers. Richard is my 3rd great-grandmother's brothet.
Added by Maredia Haddock on Apr 29, 2016 4:45 PM
Donna Copeland
RE: Flower for James Monroe Hancock, FAG 67177101
Hi Dee,
I am just now seeing this message. Armenta Osborn Hancock was buried in Stroud, Lincoln, Oklahoma. She was James Monroe Hancock's second wife I believe. Thank you, Donna Copeland
Added by Donna Copeland on Mar 29, 2016 3:24 PM
debbie leonard
Ervin Burris
Hi Dee, I enjoyed reading all your hard work! I am the great-granddaughter of Ervin Burris, I had been working on my grandmothers side of the family and came across James Littleton Burris, I do agree with your findings. We were told that Erwin had to leave Arkansas when he shot the town bully, but I have found no evidence of this, I just knew he came from Arkansas. My grandmother was Gracie Lee Burris-Rampey. The Rampeys go back to Clarksville, Ark. Both families came to Oklahoma early 1900 as far as I can tell. I also Have my mothers family witch goes back to Arkansas also, the Flynns and the Ibisons, Charleston and Fort Smith. Apparently Outlaw Country was where I belong. Hah! I come from a long line of farmers, growing up on the farm I wouldn't trade for all the gold in the world. I will definitely keep a eye on your work, I too, love to take pics of old grave markers. My Dad, Ervins grandson Howe King Rampey was also a mason in Oklahoma. So HEY CUZ, nice meeting ya. Debbie Rampey-Leonard.
Added by debbie leonard on Mar 17, 2016 8:21 AM
Felicia (Foltz) Hoffman
Are you by any chance related to the Ray's or Henderson's from the Franklin, Indiana area?
Added by Felicia (Foltz) Hoffman on Jan 03, 2016 9:53 AM
Mike Casey
Thanks for your time and efforts to improve June's memorial. And for all your other efforts, as well.
Added by Mike Casey on Oct 13, 2015 11:52 AM
Charles Dawkins
RE: Meek ancestors
Hi Dee,
I notice that you spoke of the Conner's. I am related to the Conner's from SC that ended up in Yalobusha Co., MS Are you related to any of those

Added by Charles Dawkins on Oct 02, 2015 8:54 AM
Charles Dawkins
RE: Meek ancestors
Hi Dee,
I'm sorry that I just noticed your Meek data. I have been battling cancer since 2010 and I do very little Genealogy work but would be glad to provide you with any data I have that you would be interesting in.

Added by Charles Dawkins on Sep 30, 2015 11:23 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Andrew Jordan #103632954
Thank you so very much for the links to the parents of Andrew Jordan #103632954

I have given you credit if you would like to take a look at it.

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 21, 2015 7:08 AM
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