I'm a volunteer caretaker of a small cemetery in North Texas, Noel Cemetery, near Lake Texoma, Juniper Point East.. I find so much serenity there and remember my grandfather taking care of it without the convenience of modern gas powered tools. I find it is good therapy to do this both mentally and physically. I enjoy documenting the cemetery in my hometown and hope to do a lot more whenever I finally get to retirement some day!
Eldridges at Willis Cemetery What I wanted was a close up photo of each individual side of this dual headstone. One for Jim and one for Minnie. Many of the memorials on here will show a dual headstone and then they will get a closeup of each individual side to post with that specific person. If you could do that it would be great.
Judith T. Parrish Hi Brenda, it looks like we are related. Judith is my great great great grandmother, as well. My line is through her daughter, Mary Jane Dickerson and Mary's daughter Ophelia Medora Johnson, who married Robert Franklin Overstreet. I couldn't find a memorial for Thomas Jefferson Dickerson so I created one for him and have linked it Judith.
I am so glad to hear that you are taking care of the cemetery. It is wonderful to know that it has been in the family's care for all these years. I hope to visit it some day, and perhaps we could meet.
Yes Economy Putman is one of many, many Putman's. I work on all the lines of Putman's and so glad to get photos of people of headstones for my tree!. If you would like to have a look at the tree send me your email address and I will send you and invitation via email to my Ancestry.com tree. My email is SSteele639@aol.com. I welcome all corrections, additions and photos. Sue Steele
Willis Yes, I am related to the Willis Family. My mother was Janice Hortense Willis, daughter of William Newton Willis and Orra Lola Thompson. William Newton Willis was the son of Holmes Willis and the grandson of James Hamilton Willis. As you probably know, James Hamilton Willis was first married to Amanda Love and second to her sister, Elvira Love Jones.
I knew you had photographed at least some of the monuments at Willis within the last year because we buried the ashes of my aunt there not quite a year ago, and your photograph was taken after that time.
I have worked on the Willis genealogy for some years now and would enjoy hearing about your line.
By the way, I have noticed that comments are often added to Find-A-Grave entries in various cemeteries. I believe this is good provided a distinction is made regarding that which is actually on the stone and that which is added by an observer. Having said this, I do have comments which you might want to add to your Willis entries.