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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo My most important projects are Hollywood Cemetery & Oakland (Atlanta City) Cemetery in Atlanta.

Thousands of hours have been spent working on Hollywood alone. The cemetery is in terrible condition due to the owner just not caring about those buried there. Much of it has re-forested itself to prolific growth conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.

I add names to many cemeteries, but mostly work on Oakland and Hollywood. I research the names as if they were my own family, trying to add full names, maiden names, full dates, birth and death places and linking them to family members. I also search for parents when they are buried elsewhere, so they can be linked to them. I knew many of them had to be kin to each other of those buried there.

If I have added your family members (or friends) and they are not mine, I will gladly transfer them to you to maintain. Right now, I am not transferring Hollywood names, as I am still working on it. I will be happy to add anything that you wish to their pages, though.

Note: Unless you use the Edit button to ask for transfers (please do not ask on my bio page), your request will be ignored. Please do it correctly, as it makes your request much easier to fulfill. Also, if you are a member for a few days, do not ask for groups of transfers. The idea is to maintain the pages, not simply gather relatives and then forget about them.
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Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
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Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.

We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the morning.....in the night, when we look at the stars.....a date....a song.....a place. In memory of all those who left us all too soon. We will get to see you again some day.
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
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PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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Kellz
RE: Ollie H. Neighbors
thank you very much. i really appreciated it. as soon as i figured out the proper way to do it, i sent a formal request. again thank you
Added by Kellz on Mar 30, 2015 11:20 PM
Kellz
Ollie H. Neighbors
hello, i was wondering if you would consider transfering my G-Grandmother's Memorial over to me and my family.
Find A Grave Memorial# 24858183
Ollie Neighbors
Poe Cemetery

thank you
Added by Kellz on Mar 30, 2015 12:33 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
46868566
Nathaniel Brown Linder
1822 1908
According to Family Charts on Ancestry he is buried at the Bethlehem United Church Cemetery in Munford, Talladega Co., Al
There are two photo's of his headstone which is lying on it side but has clear dates.

He is not listed on Find A Grave for this Cemetery but could be added. Perhaps his wife or wives are buried here also.

If you put the memorial in this cemetery, let me know and I will add the photos of the headstone if you would like.
Hope this helps
LaDonna
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Mar 28, 2015 3:09 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
98404530
Eugenia A Taylor Linder
According to a death Certificate in Harris Co. Texas, she is buried at the Cedar Crest Cemetery
3010 Ferry Road
Baytown
Harris County
Texas USA
Postal Code: 77427
She is not presently listed in the Find A Memorial Index for that cemetery.

Information on DC:
She was a widow
Fathers's name O.C. Taylor
Mother's name Charlotte Renfro
She was born 10/14/1961 in Texas
and Died 7/15/1943 in Goose Creek, Harris Co., Texas
Informant: Mrs A.E. Burns of Goose Creek living at the same final address for Eugenia
This death certificate is on Ancestry.com

Perhaps her husband is also buried here but he is also not listed in the memorials for Find A Grave
Hope this helps
LaDonna
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Mar 28, 2015 2:16 PM
Debra Wells-Walker
RE: Eliza Wells
Hi Judy. I posted the picture of the sampler. Here is the info I tried to post.
My grandmother, Eliza Stubblefield-Wells stitched this sampler in 1892. It was given to me by my Aunt Angeline Wells, wife of Meador Wells.

Also, Angeline is pictured in one of the photos of the group of ladies.

Debra
Added by Debra Wells-Walker on Mar 28, 2015 8:00 AM
Bud
RE: Marion Smith - Eastview
You are right.
I checked a census after dropping you that note and there is a Marion and Susie. Think I will just go on and leave it to someone closer to that family to figure it out.
Got back over there yesterday right about lunch time and the sun was out for a little over and hour. I took 498 photos, loads of multiple to get better angles, and just finished with them.
Would have loved to get over there this afternoon, but the wind was COLD for sure.
See ya, Bud
Added by Bud on Mar 27, 2015 1:45 PM
L Ferree
Double photo
Another double photo posting on Eliza Glazier's memorial - 33611243.
Added by L Ferree on Mar 27, 2015 1:42 PM
Donna Kilpatrick Stockebrand
Ada Della Anderson Johnson
Hi Judy,

Thank you for transferring my Grandmother's page to me. I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Donna Kilpatrick Stockebrand
Added by Donna Kilpatrick Stockebr... on Mar 25, 2015 1:24 AM
Marolyn Brewster
Lee Hughes
According to records Lee Hughes was born on 07 Apr 1927 not 07 Mar 1927

Name: Lee Hughes
SSN: 418-30-2214
Last Residence:
35740 Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama, USA
BORN: 7 Apr 1927
Last Benefit: 35740, Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama, United States of America
Died: Nov 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)
Added by Marolyn Brewster on Mar 24, 2015 9:02 AM
Marolyn Brewster
Wilma Hughes
I am related to Wilma according to the records below she died on 24 NOV 2004

Name: Wilma E. Hughes
SSN: 419-42-3728
Last Residence:
35740 Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama, USA
BORN: 29 May 1930
Last Benefit: 35740, Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama, United States of America
Died: 24 Nov 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)
Added by Marolyn Brewster on Mar 24, 2015 8:51 AM
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