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Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681)
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Blessed are the great grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, for they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all the grandfathers who filed every legal document, for this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserve family Bibles and diaries, for this is our heritage.

Blessed are father who elect officials that answer letter of inquiry, for some, this is their only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, for them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, for theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
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Patricia McBride Alexander
Find A Grave Memorial# 10396144
Shirley, this is my husband's ggreat grandfather. If you are not related to him, could you please transfer him to me so that we can keep it in the family and remove the ads.

Thank you for all your hard work. Believe me, it is greatly appreciated.

God bless,
Patricia and Mark Alexander
Added by Patricia McBride Alexande... on Oct 22, 2014 10:42 PM
Hardy Lewter
Please join me on facebook Jackie Lewter Elkmont Alabama
May God Bless
Hardy Lewter my 5th Great Grandfather
Added by willowtree1919 on Oct 14, 2014 10:38 AM
James Pinkney Wilson
I have discovered this is my great grandfather. My grandfather was George Wilson. Do you know who the family members are that you mention in description from last year? I would like to get intouch with them. Thanks!!
Added by April on Oct 10, 2014 11:00 AM
Haley Lauderdale
Request for a photo?????
Hello Shelley Wells!
My name is Haley Lauderdale and I am writing for a request to take a photo of a woman dearest to my heart that I just located at Forest Lawn Memorial in Ball, Louisiana. I am not sure how this all works, but am willing to try my best! She is my once long lost grandmother and I would appreciate so greatly to have a photo of where she is buried. I am located in georgia and haven't been to see her since. I don't know a time where I can go and find her myself. So a photograph would be so helpful and sentimental, just to know where she is buried there and to maybe have some comfort from so far. Her name is Ruby Lee (Smith) White. Her birthdate is November 1, 1952 and date of departure is Feburary 24,2005. Online her grave number tells me it is # 58281311
If you want to email me, call me whatever you may need please feel free to contact me. My email is

And also thank you for helping others out too!
Added by Haley Lauderdale on Sep 26, 2014 8:15 PM
Brenda Custer Randall
RE: Re: Emma
Some of the things get really confusing, so thanks for your help in making it easier for these families.
Added by Brenda Custer Randall on Sep 22, 2014 10:09 PM
Brenda Custer Randall
RE: Re: Emma Alexander
Sorry that my email to you was not clear. I asked that you correct date of death. Then I tried to explain about the duplication, meaning to say that I'd asked the OTHER person to delete theirs since it was posted 2012 and yours was 2005. The other one has the complete obit so I thought there might be something from that which you'd like to include to yours.

Apologize for the confusion. My eyes are beginning to cross after couple of hours on this site!


Added by Brenda Custer Randall on Sep 20, 2014 3:12 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Memorial Transfers
Thank you for transferring the memorials to me on Charles and Mildred Thornbrugh. I will give continued great care as they have had with you. Thank you also for all the work you do working with Find A Grave. Thank you Wayne Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Aug 26, 2014 9:20 PM
Billie Anne
Transferring a memorial
Shirley, could you please transfer my brother's memorial to me? Memorial #130686077. It would mean a lot. Thanks
Added by Billie Anne on Aug 25, 2014 2:42 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Lawrence / Copeland
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Lawrence / Copeland family memorials !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Aug 22, 2014 7:23 PM
Velma G Duchesne
Thank you so much, Shirley, for the transferal of Velma's memorial. She was a lovely lady. I deeply appreciate your kindness and consideration. Have a great week. Fondly, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Aug 11, 2014 7:20 PM
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