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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Diana Malley
Louise Dekle #77206745
I forgot to put the # for Louise on the request. The Louise I am looking for was born abt 1890, she was 40 on the 1930 census with husband Jessie Layfayette Dekle????
Added by Diana Malley on Oct 11, 2015 4:21 PM
Diana Malley
Louise Dekle #
Could you please check and see if Louise is indeed the wife of Jessie Layfayette Dekle. #106441501 and if she is the mother to Charles L.,Maurice and Lucile Dekle. It only shows on the 1930 census as wife Louise?
Added by Diana Malley on Oct 11, 2015 4:17 PM
Duplicate Boyd Children Memorials
Dear Craig and Tonya Banks,

There are “Find a Grave” memorials for 4 Boyd children by Mike H.created in 2012 for Riverside Cemetery;
they are as follows: Ben H. Boyd (88315886), Jettie M. Boyd (88316940), John L. Boyd (88315944) and
Rosetti Boyd (88315997); they were the children of John R. Boyd (8831942) and Laura Alice (Bobbitt) Boyd
(88315955). He has only a death date listed for each of the children.

There are also “Find a Grave” memorials for all four of them (plus an infant sibling) now managed by you that were originally created in 2005 by a family member of theirs, Calvin Kyle Bobbitt, in the Bobbitt/Boyd Cemetery in Christian County, which has birth and death dates for each; the death dates Mike H. has listed for each are listed as the birth dates on your memorials.

Those memorial numbers, names (some spelled slightly different) and birth/death dates for each of the four children are :
Bennie H. (11069064, b. 19 November 1888 , d. 29 October 1891, both Christian County, KY)
Rossetti H. (11069066, 25 December 1894, d. 28 May 1903, both Kentucky (probably Christian County, also)
John L. (11069069, b. 16 July 1887, d, 18 December 1898, both Christian County, KY)
Jettie M. (11069073, b. 24 April 1886, d. 17 November 1891, both Christian County, KY)

I do not have any idea which is the actual cemetery the children are buried in; I think Mike H. might be correct on the
cemetery being Riverside, since he has listed burial plot information on his, and since their parents are buried there (as well as one
brother who survived to adulthood), but your memorials were created earlier and contain more information and have the correct and full dates.

I had submitted edits to your earlier memorials linking the children to the memorials of their parents, before I discovered that Mike H. also had the children
listed as buried in Riverside, so I have held off on submitting editing to link those memorials for the children to their parents.

Since Mike H.'s memorials list plot information, can you please verify which cemetery the children are actually in?

I have also sent this information, via email, to Mike H. since it looks like a merge of the memorials might also need to be done, as well as verifying which is the correct cemetery that the children are buried in.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Lezlie Clemons (acybersleuth)

Added by acybersleuth on Oct 11, 2015 1:27 AM
Mattox Hatfield
Emerson Parks Mattox #72023156
Would you please transfer my grandfather, Emerson Parks Mattox to me when you can? Thank you for adding him to the site.
Added by Mattox Hatfield on Oct 09, 2015 6:57 AM
Laura Lastinger
Daniel Lastinger Transfer
Thank you so much for transferring my great grandfather to me!
Added by Laura Lastinger on Oct 07, 2015 7:39 AM
Durbin & Keaton Families
James Velix
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Durbin & Keaton Families on Oct 07, 2015 6:52 AM
Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irwin
69438713, William Rountree Lewis, Sr.
Craig and Tonya,
I've sent the below message a couple of times through the OTHER EDIT's tab, but wasn't sure if you received it by email.
See the info below for his BIO section. This info was given to me by his son, William Lewis, Jr. who is still living. Thanks, Jeannie (Mock) Irwin

Son of:
Dr. John (Johnny) Lewis & Elizabeth Canady Lewis of Emanuel County Georgia. Johnny was a Pharmacist and owned & operated the Lewis Drug Store in Swainsboro, GA.

Husband of 1st:
Evelyn Poinsettia Zetterower (69138099) of Bulloch County Georgia. They had one Son together, William Rountree Lewis, Jr. Evelyn died in 1944 when her only son was 6 yrs old.

Husband of 2nd:
Elsie Meiburg (63783978) of Oconee County South Carolina. They did not have any children together. William Jr. was raised by his father and Step-mother Elsie due to the death of his mother at an early age.

Submitted by Contributor #48402560

Added by Mark & Jeannie (Mock) Irw... on Oct 02, 2015 5:33 PM
Wellmon Wright#69490590
A record you created Wellmon Wright of the Swainsboro City Cemetery is the husband of an ancestor of mine. I was wondering why his wife Charlie Mae Wright who died Jan. 10, 2001 and who was also buried in the Swainsboro City Cemetery was not also listed on Find A Grave?
Added by Corey on Oct 02, 2015 5:22 PM
squadron a association
Trooper Lindsey O Renfroe

If it's possible could you transferred the memorial of Lindsay O Renfroe # 70149516 to us. He was a veteran with our organization in World War 1. For the centennial of the World War we are trying to bring together all of the Trooper of that era. Much Thanks in advance.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association

Added by squadron a association on Sep 06, 2015 10:20 PM
Laura Lastinger
transfer request
Would you please transfer Daniel L. Lastinger Find A Grave#51358111 to me? He is my great grandfather. Thank you for all the work you have done.
Added by Laura Lastinger on Sep 06, 2015 3:17 PM
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