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Cyndy West (#47019676)
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Bio Photo I am a genealogy and history buff, living in the Van Buren Arkansas area. My ancestry is Irish, English Russian and Lithuanian. My roots in this country are Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Logan and Sangamon counties Illinois. I am interested in learning all I can and find that cemeteries are great sources of history. If you need assistance with a photo of a loved one's grave site, drop me a line.

I spent 7 years in the USMC as a military policeman.

Family Names I am researching: West, Davis, Burke, Bell, Guzouskis, Mikalauskas, Sheraka, McNelly, McNally and Zerhousen

Blessings to everyone.
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RE: Hazel West
Hello Cyndy,

I have transferred the Hazel West memorial to you as requested. I see you are in Van Buren, Arkansas. My parents lived there until my father's death in 2011. They owned American Bonsai Nursery on Industrial Park Road. I've been to your town many times over the years and thoroughly love the old downtown area and the King Opera House. Hearing from you brought back fond memories of being in Van Buren.

My best,
Added by wmc on May 21, 2016 8:39 AM
Carolyn Watson
RE: Bell
Yes, he is his brother.My dad is Ivan's only son.I have 7 brothers.I am my dad's second daughter. Dad had 3 boys and 2 girls. My mom had 4 boys and myself. I am kind of the one who brought the family together. Blending families is difficult. I found out that a neat cowinkiedink happened. My husband and I got married on Nov.24,1990 and Grandma and Grandpa Ivan got married Nov.25,1917. I thought it was kind of cool.I remember my dad talking about Waymon and Uncle Arthur. I always wondered about that part of the family. I have had trouble finding anything about Burl Bell.
Added by Carolyn Watson on Mar 01, 2012 12:14 PM
Carolyn Watson
Bell family
My name is Carolyn Watson(Bell). I am Harold Bell's daughter. Maudie and Ivan Bell are his parents and Mildred, Helen, and Marjorie are his sisters. There is a Bell family reunion every year sometime in May. I personally don't attend but you might like to. If I can help you in your search let me know how.I am related to half of polk county. I am a desendant of John A. Latch.I can't figure out where the Bell name came from.Thanks, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Watson on Feb 24, 2012 2:03 PM
Tony Johnson
RE: Pound Cemetery
Hi Cyndy,

I contacted several people, but finally found a family who was familiar with, and who had attended a funeral at, the I.S. Pound Farm Cemetery. We cordinated my visit and they received permission for us to go across some private property that backs up to where the family grave plots are located. They finally pointed out where they thought the gravestones once stood, and I looked through the trees a few hundred feet more and could clearly see the headstones back furhter towards the end of the property line. The grounds have been well maintained by "somebody", and it is totally fenced. Are you a relative?
Tony Johnson - Mustang, OK.
Added by Tony Johnson on Jan 13, 2011 6:29 PM
Angie Labbee
Thank you so much for the pictures. It is so sad to see a cemetery that is not taken care of like it should be. Thanks so much for adding the overall view to get a better idea of what the whole place looks like. Have a Merry Christmas. Thanks again,
Added by Angie Labbee on Dec 19, 2010 9:58 AM
Lesa Pfrommer
RE: information on the MountainTop Cemetery
Yes, I saw that Endangered Cemetery Report posted in 2000. I was hoping things had changed in 10 years. I guess not.

Lesa Pfrommer
Aliso Viejo, CA
Added by Lesa Pfrommer on Dec 19, 2010 8:20 AM
Lesa Pfrommer
Mountain Top Cemetery
Thank you for trying to find the cemetery. Good picture of the locked gate.
Added by Lesa Pfrommer on Dec 18, 2010 10:59 PM
Reeves McCray
Cyndy, Thank you very much for the photo of the marker of Reba Faulkner.
Added by Reeves McCray on Dec 11, 2010 6:31 AM
Judy Brasfield
Anna Mahurin
Thank you so much Cyndy, for the tombstone photo.

Added by Judy Brasfield on Dec 10, 2010 10:28 PM
RE: PFC Robert H. Fletcher
I see that you added 6 more headstone photo's since my last message....that's great and much appreciated...Harv
Added by Harv on Dec 10, 2010 5:52 PM
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