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The Recording of a Cemetery|
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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|tupelo||grave of mary ellen harris|
Would so love it if you or someone who adds grave info for Thaxton cemetery and visits it could add the grave info for Mary Ellen Harris. She was the young daughter of Charles Edward Harris and Annie Clyde Matkins Harris (who was the daughter of William Walter Matkins and Ollie Roxie Castleberry Matkins). I don't have birth and death dates. I understand her grave is surrounded by other Matkins family members. All of Mary Ellen's family members now live far away. I am a first cousin of hers. Thanks much if you can do this.
Added by tupelo on Apr 18, 2015 3:01 PM
|John Addison Bradford||Keith Cemetery in Cullman County AL? ?|
Where is it? Maybe seen where it's called Keith/Brown Cemetery but no location.
|Debbie Gibbons||Hester Anderson Hudgins|
Thank you for the wonderful headstone photos for Hester. I really appreciate your time.
|Michael L. Upchurch||Upchurch Family Headstone Photos|
Thank you for taking the time and effort to photograph the headstones of Alton Lewis Upchurch, Aaron Alton Upchurch Jr. and Sr., Ethel (Ayles) Upchurch, Henry Louis Upchurch, Birdie Mae (Hicks) Upchurch, Carmen C. Upchurch, Pearl Lue (Christman) Upchurch, Evie Lee (Upchurch) Gatlin and Herman Franklin Upchurch.
Michael L. Upchurch
|Joe Pearce||Lucinda Humphries|
Thanks for noticing the duplicate.
I deleted the one I created after making several links to the original memorial.
Joe A. Pearce 46885687
|Irma Hale||RE: Pierce|
I've given it some thought. Since the cemetery books were done in the mid-1970's and their stone is listed there, I suspect that they had bought a stone in some advance planning. Then 10-years or so later when he died, she either forgot the stone was there or had it moved to Clear Creek. I have a friend in Oxford who's going to go see if the original stone is still there. Anyway, I'm glad to have it straightened out. I hate to leave mistakes lying around. Thanks for discovering it.
Thanks so much for catching the mistake. It's been fixed. However, that must have been a later decision because they have a stone in Oxford according to the Lafayette County Cemetery Books (Vol. II, page 83). It says:
Pierce, Marvin G., b. 23 Jan 1900; no other date
Pierce, Marie F., b. 18 Aug 1907; no other date.
It is listed as being a single stone.
Anyway, I've deleted the ones in Oxford until we can find if there's a stone there or not.
|Janet Boling Nelson||Childress / Brite Photos|
Thank you for the 4 photos for the Childress / Brite family members. Your contribution is very much appreciated.
|Colene Wells||Mark and Nancy Hardin, Mississippi|
Red: I am a direct descendant of Mark and Nancy Hardin and would really appreciate receiving by e-mail a picture you reported taking of their graves. Colene Wells. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help.
|Connie Epps Bond||Joseph William Burger|
see previous message. error in father: 19227009
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