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LoRetta Hughes (#46865226)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I have been climbing around
on my Family Tree, swinging
on it's branches, and digging
at it's roots for over
30 years, (since 1975).
I have been widowed since 1991, retired in 2005.
I LOVE Find-A-Grave. It is a wonderful
asset to the genealogy world.
If I've created a record that someone
needs to correct, update or add
information, please let me know and
I'll be glad to add your information
for you;... or if the person is your
direct family member, and you would
like to have me transfer "ownership"
of that memorial page to you, please
let me know...If that person is not
related to me and they are directly
related to you; I will be glad to
transfer their memorial to you.
However, I want to note:
Nearly all of the memorials that I
have created are connected to my
family tree and are a result of a
lot of years hard work and research.

To all the members who have been
kind enough to transfer "ownership"
of my family members to me....
Find A Grave is one of my favorite
It has given me a place that I can
remember my loved ones and honor
their memory.

If you have time, please leave a flower
for my dear husband, Roy E. Hughes.

January 2014
I just lost my Daddy & Momma
within 3 weeks. Please be patient,
I am way behind in answering request.

January 2015
PLEASE do not post death certificates
on my memorials.....Please,,,they are

November 6, 2015
I have enjoyed Find A Grave
for years...but Lanie discovered
the edit feature a few months ago..
I am no longer able to work
on my family tree, because I receive
about 90 edits per day from Lanie.
As anyone who works their edits must check each edit or
it is double work later. 75% of the
edits sent by Lanie are taken from
links already provided in BIO section
of my memorials...which I created a
long time before Find A Grave created
the link option...of the other 25%..
(Lanie sends many edits that is
not correct.)
If you receive edits from Lanie...check
for accuracy....
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Cheryl Harrison
James Burrell Bass
Thank you for posting information about James Burrell Bass on Find A Grave. Is there a tombstone for him? I need to confirm his death date of Aug. 23, 1831. He is my ggggggrandfather. Thank you in advance for responding.
Added by Cheryl Harrison on Feb 07, 2016 12:33 PM
Amy Kelly
George Washington Bost, Jr.
Hi LoRetta,

Please take a look at the marriage certificate - the original document - located here: (Mary) Alice Litaker is my ancestor, and the marriage certificate shows George Washington Bost, Jr.'s application for a marriage license to Alice. The parents on both sides are listed also which helps validate that it really is him with the middle name of Washington.

Thank you!

Added by Amy Kelly on Feb 04, 2016 12:17 PM
W. Smith
Jonas Miller
Hi LoRetta: Thank you for the edit on my uncle Jonas. I forgot to tell you that on the original above-ground, concrete vault his name was listed only as "Jonas Miller", so not much enlightenment there. That vault dated to his death in 1930, and in the 70's or early 80's it cracked, so my father had a new one built, and I assume he repeated the original inscription. It's a funny story, but contact me directly if you would like to hear it.

Kind regards, and thanks for all your work,
W. Smith
Austin, TX
Added by W. Smith on Jan 29, 2016 8:54 AM
Christina House Fisher
Hi LoRetta,

It seems that Christina's maiden name was Teem, not House. I have been working on Family Tree Research and came across a DNA test that confirmed this. Her parents are actually also buried at St Johns - Jacob Teem #21808137 and Susanna Roos(Rose) Teem #21808229. The last name is German and there is material claiming the last name could be spelled either Teem or Diehm, but Teem was used at their burials. She is my 5th Great grandmother and I appreciate all the work you put into Find A Grave.
Added by daykat59 on Jan 22, 2016 5:46 PM
Dee Winter
Torris R. T. Hartsell
FG Admin merged Hartsell Family Cemetery with Coryell Valley Cemetery, so he is in the correct place with his parents. Sent you a auto "edit" to link them to him. Thanks!!
Added by Dee Winter on Dec 31, 2015 7:07 PM
Kathryn Sutton
Find A Grave Memorial# 33289043
Do you have a personal connection to Mary Adeline (Watts) Almond Find A Grave Memorial# 33289043? I'm trying to make sense of some differing census records. Thank you in advance.
Added by Kathryn Sutton on Oct 19, 2015 10:16 AM
Hi, Loretta. Thank you for adding Emelia "Emily" Harris Carnahan to this site. Are you a relative? She would have been my 2nd Gr Grandmother. I have looked for her place of burial for a long time. I thought her maiden name was Harris, but didn't know for sure.Her daughter Emillie was my Gr Grandmother. According to census records her name was actually Millie Amelia and her older sister was Mary Emma (buried at Hight Chapel Cemetery - stone lists her as Emma Lamon. Thanks again. I notice someone who added a note listed a different mother for Emelia??? Do you know which it was? Thanks Linda
Added by suzyq on Oct 16, 2015 1:26 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again LoRetta,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Leah Catherine "Kate" Barton # 34011614
to my care.
With your help, I have successfully connected her with parents, 10 of her 12 siblings, her husband and her one child. As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 07, 2015 9:19 PM
Lester Van Huss
Transfer of Lester Lawler
Loretta, I want to say how much I appreciate the transfer of my Grandfather. I am richly blessed having you and others like yourself to work with on findagrave. God Bless you all for what you do for others. Lester Van Huss
Added by Lester Van Huss on Oct 01, 2015 6:01 PM
Lester Van Huss
Lester E. Lawler
Loretta, I am the grandson of Lester Edwin Lawler # 16366883 and would like to know if you would please allow me to have management of his memorial. Several of his grandchildren, including myself recently were able to place a headstone on his grave at Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas. He was married to my Grandmother Willie Lea Stewart Lawler. I would greatly appreciate this if you could do this for me. Thank you, Lester Van Huss #47859148
Added by Lester Van Huss on Sep 30, 2015 4:04 PM
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