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Mike Sykes (#47318428)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave has become my primary hobby, and has inspired a belief that every person deserves that their time, regardless how little or how long, be preserved in grave marker photo's before time and the elements takes it's toll and they are lost forever. Having the opportunity to provide others with grave marker pictures, who otherwise, may never have a chance to see them, is a gratifying experience. I strive to get the best possible photo, although deterioration, or location, of some markers makes that difficult.

Currently, my main focus is on Rose Hill Cemetery, in Grady Co. Okla. I have, so far, found dozens upon dozens of people buried there that are not listed on cemetery sexton records. I do this by making photo surveys and comparing them to the records. I've determined that dozens more that are listed in the records are in unmarked graves. I am compiling a list of names and locations in hopes of someday getting this information into the records. I hope to accomplish this before it is my turn to fill one of those plots.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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 • 107 Memorials Added
 • 117 Memorials Managed
 • 4,488 Photos
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Messages left for Mike Sykes (522)[Leave Message]
Regena Alverson
Vivian Johnson
Thank you so much for the photo you done a great job.Love it
Added by Regena Alverson on Aug 29, 2014 8:07 PM
Shoshana
Litton photos
PERFECT!!! You had such a great execution. Thank you.
Added by Shoshana on Aug 26, 2014 12:43 AM
David M
Zilpha Aby Harris - Rose Hill
Hi Mike. I created a memorial for Zilpha based on a photo that you provided for her siblings, Oscar Lee Harris and David Franklin Harris. When you have the chance could you please up upload your pics of the headstones that you provided on the others? Thanks a lot!

David
Added by David M on Aug 24, 2014 10:25 AM
Karen
Linnie Farley
Thank you for the quick response for Linnie. I appreciate all your hard work.
Added by Karen on Aug 24, 2014 4:25 AM
Ancestral Sleuth
79724853
Mike,
Would you be able to transfer the photos you took for the above memorial, over to memorial #53604159?
I am asking the person that added the subject line memorial to delete theirs, as it it a duplicate.
Please let me know when and if you are able to do it. Thank you so much for your time and great photos of the memorials you take!
~ancestral sleuth
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Aug 20, 2014 10:22 PM
Krista
pictures
This man is great. He goes above & beyond. Excellent pictures of my great grandparents graves. I live a couple of hours away and can't visit often. Thank you so much Mike:)
Added by Krista on Aug 19, 2014 8:39 PM
Karen
James Huitt
Thank you for the headstone photo for James Huitt. I appreciate you being a Find A Grave volunteer.
Added by Karen on Aug 15, 2014 7:26 AM
J. Michael Fullingim
Photo for Anna May Fullingim
My sincere thanks to you for taking your time to fulfill my photo request with such an excellent photograph! Mike
Added by J. Michael Fullingim on Aug 15, 2014 12:37 AM
Roger Brown
James Eaton Photo
Thanks for taking the time to provide the photo of James Harvey Eaton. It looks great.
Added by Roger Brown on Aug 13, 2014 4:25 PM
txgirl
RE: Maxwell's
Thanks so much. I've sent you an email.
Added by txgirl on Aug 04, 2014 3:10 PM
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