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Betty Venable Phillips (#47131937)
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Bio Photo I have researched my family lines: Venable, Forman, Crumpton, and Pullen/Pullin and related families with Alabama ties, along with my husband's family lines, Phillips, Cornelius and related families. Also researched the non-related Inzer line from St. Clair Co., Al. I have been doing research for 40 years or more and have enjoyed every minute of walking through cemeteries from South Carolina to Texas. Also, going through old probate records in dusty court house basements and now through the internet. It has been an enjoyable ride. The thrill of finding that missing piece of the puzzle is awesome. Due to health reasons, I no longer do much cemetery walking, but still have the desire, and make short visits when able. Find-A-Grave has been a most enjoyable site for me to visit and I have found numerous missing persons here. To see a picture of a loved ones memorial is the next best thing to being there.
An event close to my heart was the disappearance of the U.S.S. Cyclops, March, 1918, in the Bermuda Triangle. There were 4 Alabama sailors aboard. No trace of the ship has been found to date. A distant cousin, Forman "Austin" Mize was aboard this ship. These 4 sailors are listed in my virtual cemetery "USS Cyclops".
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Victor McGuire, Jr.
Joyce Dossey
Hi Betty, Thanks for the info for Joyce Dossey. I made a mistake when placing the memorial and copied her husbands date instead of hers. I have made the correction. thanks for you Find A Grave work.
Added by Victor McGuire, Jr. on Apr 02, 2015 5:52 PM
Charles Temple
Venable/Price families
Hello Betty -

My name is Charles Temple and I am a Price descendant. My grandmother was Lottie Florence Price Temple, daughter of Marquis D. L. (Pal) Price, who was the brother of Sarah Price, wife of Hugh Venable.

Grandma Temple told me many family stories, including one about Hugh Venable. Her father was the only one of seven brothers to survive the Civil War. When he returned in 1865, he took over the family farm of over 1000 acres southwest of Edom, Texas, and did much to support his mother, sisters, and widowed sisters and sisters-in-law. Among those he helped was his disabled brother-in-law Hugh Venable. He gave Hugh some farm land to work and saw to it that he and his family had what they needed to survive. Grandma Temple told me that on many occasions she saw Hugh pull a wagon up to their corn crib and fill it, with no payment expected.

She also told me that both the Prices and Venables had Cherokee ancestry. Do you know anything about that?

Hope this story means something for you. I've got a lot of Price family stories and research to share if you're interested.

Best wishes,

Charles Temple
Added by Charles Temple on Feb 14, 2015 8:17 PM
Wayne Smith
Venables, Edom, Red Hill
Hi Betty,
I'll accept your edits; was wondering if I might transfer them to you?
Added by Wayne Smith on Jan 16, 2015 7:41 PM
Wayne Smith
RE: Minnie L. Venable, Edom
You're very welcome, Betty. All the best to you!
Added by Wayne Smith on Dec 14, 2014 4:11 PM
Wayne Smith
Minnie L. Venable, Edom
Hi Betty,
Possibly through weather conditions, efforts by others and some brushing by me, I was able to get a more readable photo. I don't intend to offend and think cameras have improved over the past 12 years. Merry Christmas and thank you for your work on findagrave!
Added by Wayne Smith on Dec 14, 2014 3:10 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
I had set a goal to try to get 5,000 tokens for my daughter, Traci, by her birthday which is November 20th. I let this known on findagrave and my goal was passed on by many people. Because of you and other wonderful findagrave friends Traci, now has 5,570 flowers/tokens, and her birthday is less then a week away. You have helped achieve that goal and I appreciate it very much.

I'm in awe of the love and kindnesses shown by findagrave friends to help in this loving endeavor.

My Traci was so special. To show more of what Traci was like, I posted the following on her memorial page,

"Traci, my angel, I can see the big grin on your face for all the flowers you're receiving on your memorial page. You're telling me, "Mom, why are you so surprised there are so many good people in this world? You should have known that....." "You're right, sweetheart, I should have known".

Traci was a person of strong faith and GOD took excellent care of her He helped her through all the hardships went through and he helped her family have the strength to support her! Her faith never waivered.

We've received an outpouring of so much love for Traci. I will try to get to everyone's site and leave a flower/token for at least one of their loved ones. However, there are so many of you, it will probably take me quite a while.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 15, 2014 11:14 AM
RE: USS CYCLOPS/Sassybelle

Hello, Betty:
You are welcome for the flowers, but no need to thank me. I was tickled to find your VC for the Alabamians on the Cyclops! Good for you! I can't remember now how I found your page, but after adding your 4 boys to my list, I then found your precious Sassybelle and added her to my critter list. What a sweetheart:) They add so much to our lives, don't they.

I make my tokens, and I thank you for the kind words about them. I hang a little red heart on those I make, and you certainly are welcome to any you want to use. It's all about sharing here, isn't it. (Well, maybe it's secret to some:) haha

So nice to meet you! I'm so glad you came by for a visit:) I'll be stopping by occasionally and try to catch birthdays and angel days. Some days I can spend hours here; others, not so much.

-Diane (Rainbow City)
Added by dhb on Nov 14, 2014 7:07 PM
Katie Peoples
Thank you for all the research you did to confirm her maiden name. I really appreciate it. I have changed her middle name to Lee and her maiden name to Duckett on her memorial and made a note in the bio section that the name Katie Cade Peoples is on her gravestone.

She is buried at a cemetery in Trussville, AL so next time I'm in that area, I'll stop by the funeral home there and see if their records indicate from where the name Cade came. Maybe they have a form that shows it as her middle name or her name from a previous marriage. Again, thank you for taking the time to do so much research.
Added by Essex on Mar 04, 2014 2:29 PM
Thanks for the info about Katie and her husband. Her gravestone says Katie Cade Peoples, so if Duckett is her maiden name, then I wonder what Cade is. Maybe a middle name or a married name from a previous marriage? I will research her a bit more and try to find out.
Added by Essex on Mar 03, 2014 8:01 AM
Karen Owens Lane
correction of owens and venerable's
Mistake Thomas Byrd Owens was married to Fellica Manning Owens. John Richard Owens was married to Louise Caroline Venerable Owens. I got my grandparent's spouse's messed up. Excuse the mistake.
Added by Karen Owens Lane on Sep 29, 2013 2:02 PM
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