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Honoring those who have gone before us enriches the lives of those who remain.|
My goal is to be able to fill in some of the many gaps in the database as well as to help others find their departed loved one's final resting place.
Being a photo volunteer is a role that I do not take lightly. I have spent many hours searching through cemeteries and delight when I locate a marker for which a request has been made. Many times I have to search an entire cemetery because no one is available to help or, in some cases, the cemetery management refuses to assist. On the other hand, I have met many wonderful folks who share my enthusiasm and freely help to locate gravesites.
I am glad to share my photographs with those who are kind enough to ask permission. It is disrespectful to post one of my photos elsewhere as your own work. I used to think "let your conscience be your guide" but found that not to work. Find A Grave's policy clearly states: "Photos posted to memorials on Find A Grave are copyrighted by the member who submitted the photos. Lifting the photo to use elsewhere would be a violation of copyright. You must obtain written permission from the member to use any photo for your own use. In general if you did not take the photo yourself, you do not hold the copyright to the photo."
A message to everyone who requests a photo: Have patience. Do not remove the request just because you do not receive immediate results. Do not give up hope. I have had many photo requests filled long after placed. Likewise, I have filled many requests years after they were placed. Grave searching is sometimes like a treasure hunt--sometimes repeated effort is necessary to find it.
I live in central North Carolina but my parents are Virginia transplants. My mother is from Wythe County; my father is from Bland County. Both families originated in the Little Walker's Creek area.
Many of the entries that I manage were originally entered by the late Becky Sowers of Pulaski. She was instrumental in keeping many of my family connections posted on Find A Grave and I am most grateful. This gracious lady will be deeply missed by many who knew and loved her. Please visit the Find A Grave memorial for Becky Sowers and her historical site, Little Walkers Creek, Pulaski and Bland Counties, VA. A History of the Land and Its People.
My genealogical searches are for the following family names: Hamblin, Brunk, Davis, Murray, Fowler, Banes.
My wife's genealogical searches are for the following family names: O'Neal, Willard, Cagle, Reddick.
After over 2 years of grave hunting, I realized that I have amassed a number of photos for precious folk who have no memorial on Find a Grave. Before I purge these photos from my computer, I am entering these memorials for those I have found. Please request a transfer if you would like to maintain any of these memorials.
The cemeteries I have currently entered are: Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oakwood Municipal Cemetery, and Oakwood Memorial Park (all in High Point, NC). I am currently working on entering ones I have found at Floral Garden.
By the way, Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point, NC, is a Find a Graver's nightmare. Read the notes about Floral Garden and be glad you do not live near a cemetery where their only goal is to make money.
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|Barry Eugene Waynick||115926729|
Would you mind transferring this memorial to me?
If you are related or simply wish to keep it, I will understand.
Thanks and have a great day.
|Karyn Buckner Garvin||Rev. Samuel T. Hensley|
Hi, you have posted the same photo on two different memorials for the same Rev. Samuel T. Hensley, but they are listed on the site in two different cemeteries.
One listing is from a different contributor in 2012 and your photos were added in June 2012:
The other entry is yours from Aug 2013 and the photo added in Sept 2013, but in a different cemetery.
I sent both of you a SAC last month to please look into the duplicate problem, but both entries remain as of today.
Which cemetery is this person buried in?
|Cathy Hounshell||Difficult cemeteries|
Just read your note about Floral Garden. A fee for information in a common practice out west in the larger cemeteries (Oakland, San Francisco, LA). But the best nightmare I ever found was in my mom's home town of Bogalusa, LA. There, the largest/oldest cemetery is owned by the city. They don't know who's buried where. All they track is who owns the plot. Talk about a nightmare, when the plot owner dies the transfer of title is not always registered. They have some plots registered to people who died in the late 1800's.
|Cathy Hounshell||RE: Mack and Minnie Crisco|
I started fulfilling photo requests after my mom unexpectedly died last year. Walking thru cemeteries with her, visiting with all her kin was something we did often. It feels like she's closest to me when I'm in the cemeteries....so thanks for the requests....it's my pleasure, keep 'em coming.
|Christy Quattlebaum||RE: Marie Quattlebaum Griffith|
In response to your message"
I have located the gravesite of Marie Quattlebaum Griffith at Oakwood Memorial Park in High Point, NC. I will post a photo soon. I thought you might also like to know that husband Dixie Lee Griffith (Feb 25 1890-July 11 1965), father Julius William Quattlebaum (Jan 14 1877-May 29 1946), and mother Alice Turner Quattlebaum (Apr 10 1883-Oct 26 1933) are also buried there. I will be glad to post photos for those as well. I thought you would be interested since these may be relatives."
I would be extremely grateful to see the additional markers. Everything you do is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for posting the McCain headstone photos. Sharon
Added by Sharon on May 07, 2014 1:46 PM
Thank you for posting the headstone photos for Daniel and Mary Setliff. Your help is most appreciated. Sharon
Added by Sharon on May 07, 2014 1:36 PM
|J. Bean||Oakwood Memorial Park|
Thank you SO much for taking the photos of John and Ora McCain. I REALLY appreciate your time and effort on my behalf!
Added by J. Bean on May 03, 2014 6:56 AM
|Diane Gravlee||Wm Donnell grave marker|
Can't thank you enough for making the effort to photograph William's grave marker. I visited this cemetery on a trip north and found many markers were very hard to read, so I appreciate you finding one I missed! Diane
|Dal Mallory||RE: Charles C. Muse|
Thanks for the pics.
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