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Catfish Haven n Clio (#47963717)
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Bio Photo I am a S Louisianan transplanted to NW Louisiana. I grew up on the Amite River where the mouth of the river goes in to Lake Maurepas. This is where generations of my ancestors fished, trapped and hunted. Our family has always had a camp on the Amite River.
I grew up hunting, fishing, trapping, shrimping, crabbing and loving the life of a "river rat" raised kid. That is where my heart and memories lie. It is the place that I loved more than any other place on earth...And it is where I want the ashes of my earthly body spread - so that my spirit can soar in to the Heavens and flow through the waters of the Amite River and Lake Maurepas.



Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hallowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Gerry Claude
Ella J Council Bethea
Please let me know if you have any geneologhy info on the Councils. Ella is my gggrandmother. Maragarette Fogg was my Great Grandmother and Esther Fogg Martin my Grandmother Annie Martin was my Mother. We have volumns on the Betheas but nothing on the Councils. I would really appreciate you correcting the mistake of George W Bethea that is buried in Sclidell was not Ella's husband but her son. Check out the dates.
Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Gerry Claude on Jun 05, 2016 6:58 PM
Herman Weiland
Wife of Felix Clarence Brakefield
Memorial 64412599, according to daughter Margaret's obit his wife was Audrey Givens. Do you know if buried with husband in unmarked grave or ?????
Added by Herman Weiland on Sep 17, 2015 7:00 AM
David N. Brakefield
I saw your post on David N. Brakefield's find a grave page. You said you are his great grandson. I am a descendent of him. This is my line of ancestry going to him:

Me aka. Cameron Ditore - Mary Elizabeth Brakefield Ditore - Robert Louis Brakefield Jr. - Robert Louis Brakefield Sr. - Robert Washington Brakefield - David N. Brakefield.

I would like to know how you fit into the puzzle, and would love to ask more. My email is It would be nice to see how we are related, and to share the information we find. Thank You
Added by Clancam on Mar 18, 2014 4:33 PM
Ken Bosso
Richard Munson # 40746042
I have added a photo, birth info and plot location for this memorial. The information in on your profile page under the "edits" tab. This is a new edit system that is very easy to review/approve info from other members. If you want more info you can see my profile page.
Added by Ken Bosso on Feb 17, 2014 8:22 PM
George W. Bethea, III
RE: Memorial #33732786
Hope you are feeling better. I would like to thank you and wish you well. We now have three George W. Bethea's living III, IV, and V.
George W. Bethea,III
Added by George W. Bethea, III on Aug 23, 2013 7:36 AM
George W. Bethea, III
Memorial #33732786
I would like to know if you would consider to
transfer my geandfather's memorial #33732786
George W Bethea so it can be maintained by me
his grandson George W Bethea,III.
George W Bethea,III
Added by George W. Bethea, III on Aug 20, 2013 8:11 AM
Mary Agnes Hammett
Re: Odele Boudreaux in Roselawn in Baton Rouge, LA
Odele does not have a marker. With her in the same plot are

Edward L Boudreaux Sr 1893-1970
Rena Landry Boudreaux 1889-1954
Richard Lee Boudreaux 1924-1928
Isabelle Boudreaux Guidry 1901-1958
Levern C Guidry 1892-1969
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on Feb 03, 2013 2:40 PM
Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt
RE: Thank you for the inspiration
Thank you for the nice note. As u know, contributing to Find A Grave is a labor of love and respect for those that have passed on. I'm so happy that you are a member of this wonderful site.
God bless you and yours,
Added by Barbara Hammons Davis, Da... on Jan 27, 2013 8:51 AM
Rita Graves
photo request Shurman Borskey
I was reviewing photo requests at Port Hudson National Cemetery and saw your message/request. I just want to let you know that transfers from International Wargraves is possible. Go through the normal channels, click on the edit tab of Sherman's memorial; go to the suggestion line and ask for a request stating your husband's relationship, and your intention to add more info and link him to other relatives. There shouldn't be a problem getting it transferred to your care.
Added by Rita Graves on Jan 18, 2013 9:34 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Thank you so much
You're welcome. It is always my pleasure.
Added by Joseph Mann on Nov 03, 2012 12:00 PM
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