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Shirley Goingღ (#46913836)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo ~ If you'd like me to TRANSFER a Memorial of your family member that I've entered, just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relation. ~ ~

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"THANK YOU" To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On My Family Memorials. They are greatly appreciated.

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So many people have said to me "don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past?" I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't.

My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the "Going" family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the "old ones" know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me.

I feel I am the story teller of the "GOING"(plus many more surnames)tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my genes. Those who have gone before me cry out to me: "Tell our story." So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him, and all the other family gravestones around him, "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming down both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.


If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.



Georgia Lee Cox Going

Duel Glen Going


Betty Jane Going Kelso

Helen Yvonne Going Wilson


Donna Yvonne Kelso

Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark

Joel Tavis Coffey


Alonzo Stubblefield Going

Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips

John Avery Cox

Lucinda Eveline "Eva" Widener-Cox Johnson

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Kinseeker's Cousin
Adler and Nancy Tweedy
Hello, I have a question about the graves of Adler Tweedy #58556861 and Nancy Tweedy #58556451, both in Spikes Cemetery in Ingram, Randolph County, Arkansas. Can you please tell me whether they are buried near each other? I believe they may be a husband and wife who are members of my family.

Thank you, Connie

Added by Kinseeker's Cousin on Mar 21, 2015 2:31 PM
William E Wilson
You took a photo of William and Minnie Wilson's marker in Monette memorial Cem in Craighead Co AK. I believe he is a sibing to my gr- grandfather back in TN. I wondered if you happened to know anything about this family or if you were just taking photos in the cem. Thanks for any help.
Added by Nancy on Mar 18, 2015 8:45 PM
Randolph County, Arkansas
We seem to have a lot of the same relatives way back in Randolph county, Arkansas. McDonalds, Russell, and probably many more. Your profile showed you were in Oklahoma as I am.
Added by mjg on Mar 10, 2015 10:49 AM
Sarah Hurn
thank you for transferrring membership . . . she was my maternal great-grandmother . . . I can now make some important changes.
Added by Norson on Mar 07, 2015 2:24 AM
Tammie Hinson
Thank you
So sweet of you to do this! Thank you so very much!
Added by Tammie Hinson on Dec 30, 2014 11:56 PM
Rob Keeney
Sylvester Keeney 65059163 transfer request
Hi Shirley,

Thought I'd ask if you'd mind transferring maintenance for Sylvester Keeney, Augusta Keeney, Alvie Lee Keeney and Allen C. Keeney over to me. Sylvester was my great uncle.

Thank you,

Rob Keeney
Added by Rob Keeney on Oct 21, 2014 5:08 PM
Sue Seeterlin Rice
Dewayne E Bell
Hi Shirley,

Just a gentle reminder of deleting one of 2 identical photos of Dewayne. I have a photo to add of his name on the Vietnam Wall. Cant add it because have reached the limit of allowed photos.
Thanks, Sue Rice
Added by Sue Seeterlin Rice on Oct 08, 2014 8:41 AM
Lena M
Troy F. Partain
Could you please transfer the memorial that you made for Troy Partian. I added his photos and the bio you used and I would like to be able to update our family and plot info. Thank you!
Added by Lena M on Sep 27, 2014 12:14 PM
Sue Seeterlin Rice
Edgar D Bell
Hi Shirley,

I found 2 photos the same on Edgar's memorial. Can you remove one so I can add a photo of the Vietnam Wall with his name on it? #19384700, you will also see a photo we took 2 years ago, My husband Mike Rice, was also in Vietnam and was honored by escorting his cousin home after he got killed. Tragic circumstances.

Hope you are well, and I still enjoy seeing your genealogy progress.

Sue Seeterlin-Rice
Added by Sue Seeterlin Rice on Sep 12, 2014 10:02 AM
31461450 AND 21520089
they only had two children they where John Benjamin and William Edgar the other two names you have listed where not theirs thank you
Added by BENNY ENNIS WHITE on Jul 31, 2014 2:49 PM
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