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Sidney Allen (#46825800)
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Bio Photo I've been into this genealogy thing for quite a number of years, but seriously only recently upon retirement and the internet. With my grandfather and father both being photographers, photographing cemeteries so others may fill in their family history is only a natural for me. Originally from Bakersfield/Maricopa California, I now reside in Huntsville, AL, and am doing mostly Madison and Lincoln County Cemeteries along with others in the surrounding area. If you find errors or if you'd like to add or change information let me know - I'm accommodating. The main families I'm researching include Allen, Banta, Crites, Jewett, Kirkpatrick, Meriwether, Macmurdo, McCracken, Overton, Renfro, Trimble & VanLoon on my side of the family, and Blaylock, Dean, Hill, Howard, King, McElyea, McKee and Posey on my wife's side. One of my other hobbies is collecting automobile pictures - that's a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible.
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James Brock
Martin J. Posey site info
Sidney,I left you another message on William R. Posey's entry, and everything in it also applies to this one for my grandfather. I'm Vivian's (Posey, Brock, Taylor, Bailey)son.

Additionally, there are a few other errors on this specific site and on my grandfather's siblings and children's sites that also should be corrected. The identification of "Dorothy Marie Posey Bain" as one of his children is definitely incorrect. Dorothy was the second wife of Williard Kelton Bain, after he divorced my grandfather's daughter Doris (Posey,Neff, Searcy), and Dorothy was never a Posey at all. Doris's grave is located in the new part of the cemetary just in front of Mary Lou and Anna's graves and very close to my mother and father's graves. She is buried alongside her second husband (Harold Neff). In the Children's list, Dorothy's name needs to be removed, and Doris Searcy (per your convention)should be added. This change also needs to be made on my mother's,M.J.'s and Bernice's sites. Doris's name also needs to be added to the children's list on my grandmother's (Mabel/Mable Posey)site.

Doris had three husbands (Williard Bain, Harold Neff and Ray Searcy)and four children (Royce Bain, Lloyd Bain, Sarah Neff and Sheri Neff).

The listing of Mrs. J.D. Honey as a survivor in the obituary section also needs to be deleted. J.D.'s wife was Lona and, while she was a Posey of some relation, she was not a sibling of my grandfather or a child of my great grandfather.

This completes all of the issues that I identified. Since these sites/entries will be around "forever, I knew that you would want them to be as complete and accurate as possible.

Jim Brock
Added by James Brock on May 16, 2016 4:51 PM
James Brock
William R. Posey Information
Sidney, I'm Vivian's(Posey, Brock, Bailey)son. I stumbled across this recently and, while most of the info seems to be right, there are a few corrections to William's (my great grandfather) and other members of his and my family entries that you probably should make on here.

First of all, I was always told, and from everything that I've seen and read, his middle name was Reuben (not Rufus). Secondly, I'm fairly certain that the Robert L. Posey listed was not his son (I never heard his name mentioned, met him or saw anything that would indicate that he was).

The last two items relate to his first wife, who was my great grandmother. I believe that her correct birth year was 1858, as verified the best that I could on her very worn tombstone, and not 1868 as shown on here. Also, she would have been only 11-12 when Anna was born, with my great grandfather being 23-24, if the 1868 date is correct (possible, but not likely). I also know that her initials were S.L., but I'm not at all sure that her first name was Susan. My Aunt Bernice (Posey, Land) always said that it definitely was not Susan. but she also never told anyone/documented what it actually was???

I did find a few other items that need to be corrected in my Grandfather (Martin J. Posey) and his siblings', children's and wife's sites. I'll send you an email on his site that identifies these now.

Jim Brock

Added by James Brock on May 16, 2016 2:40 PM
Bennie Gross
Great pictures that you added.
Added by Bennie Gross on May 10, 2016 5:59 PM
Laura Lively
Minnie B. Lively # 94317228
Dear Mr. Allen,

I have sent you an email requesting that you transfer Minnie B. Jeffers Lively page to

Mrs. Lively is my grandmother. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Laura Lively Charlton
Huntsville, AL

Added by Laura Lively on Apr 18, 2016 1:19 PM
mickey hallum
RE: Memorial# 15059656
Yes, that is him,you will be able to see in my tree.
Added by mickey hallum on Apr 16, 2016 7:34 PM
mickey hallum
Memorial# 15059656
Sidney, could you please fix the above memorial for Ida (Howard) McCollum to read that her maiden name was Sharp. She married J.M Howard in 1910 and marries William Curtis in 1020 after J.M. passed.

Thank you as always!
Added by mickey hallum on Apr 16, 2016 6:50 PM
RE: Grace Juanita Allen
Thank you for responding to my inquiry about Grace Allen. After reading the updated obit and seeing the photo I realize she is not the Grace I am searching to find. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Padgett84Powell82 on Apr 14, 2016 9:21 AM
Earl Carter Sibley
Thank you so much for the obit on Carter. I learned of his passing from his brother just yesterday. A kinsman and friend for over 45 years, I was having knee surgery at the time of his death so I missed the obit announcement. You did an excellent write up for Find-A-Grave and I commend you for it.
Thanks again= Nancy Grayson Van Valkenburgh
Added by Grayson on Mar 31, 2016 10:52 AM
Curtis Conkle
John Louis Conkle

Hope you don't mind. I have linked John Louis Conkle parents to his memorial. It will take a couple of days for the link to appear on his memorial.
John is my cousin.
Memorial #159720665
Thanks so much for you consideration and work on Find A Grave.

Curtis Conkle
Added by Curtis Conkle on Mar 19, 2016 10:17 AM
K. Nelson ❦❀
RE: Find A Grave--Biography
Sometimes the technique does not work, but it usually does. There might be one line/space between the actual biography and the rest of the memorial. Here are a few memorials to look at. These people are my relatives.
Eliza Malinda Young Deason 27309777
James Morgan Deason 27310385
Ella Deason Burnett 15826976
The following 3 people has one line/space between the biography and the rest of the memorial.
Franklin Craven Burnett 15826969
Maxine Burnett Cavaness 25596139
Alfred Cavaness 25596200

Alfred and Maxine Cavaness are my parents.

K. Nelson
Added by K. Nelson ❦❀... on Mar 17, 2016 11:04 PM
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