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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 19 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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Donna Brummett
Annie Lampp Palmer
Could you transfer this memorial to me. She is my Great Aunt
Added by Donna Brummett on Jun 28, 2016 8:50 AM
Dave Kennon
Duplicate Memorial for Harvard Stewart # 78438377
Hello, Harvard was my great-uncle, my grandfather Roy Stewart's brother. I created a memorial for Harvard in March 2011, just noticed you all created a duplicate memorial later that same year. is there something on mine I needed to change?

Added by Dave Kennon on Jun 24, 2016 3:59 AM
Mary Bobbitt Richardson
Beatrice Viola Wrenn Bobbitt
I request that you release her to me, so I can manage her record. She is my grandmother.
Added by Mary Bobbitt Richardson on Jun 20, 2016 6:06 PM
Marjorie Crews
Sarah Elizabeth Foy Spear #68005424
This is a duplicate of Sarah #56821443 in Foy Family Cemetery, created by jrv Aug. 8, 2010.
There is no headstone there for her or her husband
John M. Speir #56495226. Do you know if they were moved from there to Elam- Egypt Baptist Church Cemetery? I would greatly appreciate your help.
Thanks Marjorie
Added by Marjorie Crews on Jun 11, 2016 12:53 PM
Robert Harris
Craig and Tonya,

Thank you for your efforts with Find A Grave Memorials.

I am working to replace the temporary marker for Robert Harris (#91562677). He was my uncle. Do you know if the temporary marker is at his grave or was it replaced with something permanent?

I need access to the cemetery records to get this accomplished. Do you have any information regarding the records?

My home is in Ocala, Florida and therefore I am not able to do the necessary on-site research.

Hope you can help.
Added by carl on Jun 08, 2016 9:53 AM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Elizabeth Barwick Durden
Craig, would you mind deleting one of the several grave photos on this memorial so that I might post a family picture? The quota has been met and I'm not allowed to post it.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on May 29, 2016 9:50 AM
RE: Irma Davis
Thank you kindly, I will take good care of her.
Added by SheilaDNA on May 19, 2016 7:21 PM
Clyde Hall
First of all, I want to say thank you for the picture of my Uncle Clyde's resting place. He died in Vietnam. I was only three months old at the time so I never got to meet him; my parents left me with my great-grandmother while they went to his service all those years ago.

I read through your bio and I understand your stance on only allowing direct descendants to take over memorials. That said, if you ever find yourself in a spot where you need to let some go, I would be most honored to be allowed to manage my Uncle Clyde's page.
Added by KrysKrat on May 01, 2016 1:49 PM
Renee Evans
Josephine T Shepard
I like to take over this memorial of my great grandmother.
Renee Shepard Evans
Added by Renee Evans on Apr 24, 2016 9:31 PM
Love of Family. RLIvey
Clyde kitty Lowe ivey
Hey y'all, There are 2 more sibilings to Gramdma Ivey....they are Floyd C. Lowe born 1907 died 1969 and Lester Carol Lowe born 1909 died 1989... Thanks y'all both are buried at Bulloch memorial gardens in Statesboro ..
Added by Love of Family. RLIvey on Apr 16, 2016 11:06 AM
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