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Cristie (#46865585)
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Bio Photo West Tennessee

If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.

The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen

My feelings are that 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 I am and why 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.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.

---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
Johnson -----

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R.S. Brown & Family
Thank you! I have some other info i'll pass on for RS - bio as of what i know - and his dates .
Added by rundrums on Jan 28, 2015 10:15 AM
R.S. Brown
Thank you so much Cristie for the photo of Mr. Brown's headstone. Memorial # 41901453
I thought i submitted one for his wife M# 41901442 too but maybe i didn't. ( i'll submit one so you may get the photo credit )

at the time of the photo request i also submitted some page changes. for mr and ms brown and their son CH Brown # 41901511. Did you get the request of change?? I am doing research on this Brown line and would like RS linked to his parents.
I Do have "fact" info if you would like to see it

Thank you.

Added by rundrums on Jan 27, 2015 7:46 AM
Harold Vawter Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by MHam on Jan 25, 2015 4:02 PM
L Baker
Clyde and Musidora Hunt
Thank yo so much for posting the pictures for us! What a tremendous gift you give!
Added by L Baker on Jan 22, 2015 9:35 AM
Mark A. Romine
Memorial transfer
Will you please transfer the memorial for Effie May Griffey (23169415) to me? She is my great grandmother. Thank you. Mark (47752643)
Added by Mark A. Romine on Jan 20, 2015 9:35 AM
L Baker
Clyde and Musidora Hunt
HI Cristie! Thanks for all your work!Could you please post or send copies of the photos of the memorials for Clyde Hunt (1879-1921) and his wife Musidora McCorry Hays Hunt? They are listed in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. My friend is still grieving over this death, and actual photos might help him. Thanks! Laurie Baker
Added by L Baker on Jan 15, 2015 10:34 AM
Darlene Looper Cole
Lowery photo

Thank you so much for taking the time to post the photo for the Lowery memorial. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Added by Darlene Looper Cole on Jan 09, 2015 5:55 AM
Kyle Smith
RE: Sadie Daniels Headstone

I would appreciate that a lot! Thank you :) I'm not very familiar with West Tennessee and I know I would get lost trying to find it.
Added by Kyle Smith on Jan 08, 2015 4:22 PM
Linda Claire Robinson
Ara Elizabeth Kail Castellaw
Thank you so much for the photo of the headstone of Ara Elizabeth Kail Castellaw Memorial 33013065 at Maury City Cemetery Maury City Crockett County Tennessee

Would you kindly also post the photo on her husband's memorial. They share a headstone.

You have contributed so much, and it is so appreciated.
Added by Linda Claire Robinson on Jan 07, 2015 6:47 PM
Sarah Barnes
Ashley Trowell Death Date
FYI -- Death record indicates date of death was 30 Apr 1909.

If you wish to confirm/clarify.

Added by Sarah Barnes on Jan 07, 2015 2:07 PM
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