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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo ~ ~ If you'd like a family memorial TRANSFER just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~

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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On one of My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.
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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.

My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.

I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.


If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.



Georgia Lee Cox Going

Duel Glen Going


Betty Jane Going Kelso

Helen Yvonne Going Wilson


Janice Elaine Kelso Olsen

Donna Yvonne Kelso

Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark

Joel Tavis Coffey


Alonzo Stubblefield Going

Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips

John Avery Cox

Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson

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RE: your father
glad you made to retirement. I retired in 2005 after 40 yrs. started with carman,trackman the. over the road. My table top book printed in 2008 was called "Trackin' The Past" Sold on Amazon for awhile. Mainly pictures of old timers and their jobs. Mike Wiseman in Missouri
Added by JMW on Oct 07, 2015 8:50 PM
your father
my grandparents lived a time on Melrose Circle in NLR. I grew up on 13th street just down the street in NLR. Interesting, I retired from the MOP in 2005 after 40 years as conductor
Added by JMW on Oct 06, 2015 6:28 PM
Melinda Cote'
RE: Corrections
i got and the last one I did the button very handy I will look for the ones you sent that I have not done
Added by Melinda Cote' on Oct 06, 2015 6:08 PM
Lea Nall-Williams
Lehaman Tyler
Mr. Tyler was the father to my father in law J.D. Tyler. JD, his family and I searched for years to find his parents thank you so much for the web site. I am working on his family history and was now as JD parents both died when he was young and never knew much of his family. The memorial is 145479919. If you know any information could you please email me at his wife was Minnie Gaddy Tyler. Thank you and many blessings!

Mrs. Nall-Williams
Added by Lea Nall-Williams on Sep 21, 2015 10:37 AM
Dave Francis
RE: Re: Lucy E Polk
Do you want a transfer?
Added by Dave Francis on Sep 07, 2015 6:55 PM
Dave Francis
Re: Lucy E Polk
It's quite common in this area for either the manager of a cemetery, or in the case of an abandon cemetery, for volunteers to cement over a grave plot. The cement costs less then moving week after week, year after year. It also prevents damage to headstone by mower blades. You can tell by the small headstones sticking out of the concrete that these were two standard size burials in one burial plot. However, this is only an assumption. I'm not going off records, just the photos that I took.
The Pioneer Cemetery isn't in the best of shape. A lot of stones are broken or knocked over. There is a lot of trash around the cemetery and I've seen people sleeping in mausoleums. In the older part of the cemetery, the upper part were the Polks are, has almost no grass and the bushes are overgrown.
The Pioneer cemetery was also once referred to as the Watsonville Cemetery.
I hope this helps.

> Could u give me some detail on how Lucy and Sidney graves r covered in concrete? R there there family members undwr the same slab? Sorry i've never seen this type of burial before and would appreciate if you can remember how the sites r laid out. Thank you for entering their graves and pics. It is truly appreciated.
Added by Dave Francis on Sep 07, 2015 5:37 PM
Jennifer Lillard
White, James and Laura
Thank you so much for photographing their headstones. I do appreciate it.
Added by Jennifer Lillard on Aug 30, 2015 5:20 PM
Hout Photos
Thank you so much for the Hout photos in Macey.
Added by beckyt on Aug 29, 2015 8:19 AM
Clifford L Hunsaker
Thank you for your time and effort in finding the grave site.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Aug 09, 2015 12:41 PM
Donald Lloyd Pearce
Thank you for your time and effort in for looking grave site.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Aug 08, 2015 10:11 AM
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