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Spear (#47842302)
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I was born and raised in the Carrville Tallassee area and have lived in Reeltown for the past 47 years and ever since someone told me about Find A Grave a little over two years ago, which helped me find a lot of my relatives I decided that I needed to try to help out a little. A lot of work has been done on Rose Hill Cemetery and Carrville Cemetery, but I had this desire to make sure everyone was on Find A Grave. I talked with Madonna Linville at the funeral home and she has so graciously given me permission to use some of her work, so along with her work and my walking all of the cemeteries I may be able to achieve my goal. I also use Ancestry to help me find someone's parents or children so that I can connect them. I hope that everyone will forgive me for all the edits that I send them but with their help and understanding I think we will be able to connect and help others who are looking for their relatives. I check and double check when I enter a memorial number to make sure it comes up with the right person, but there is always a chance for errors so if you find that I have made an error please send me a message so that I may fix it. I spend as much time as possible at the two cemeteries whenever the weather and my other responsibilities permit. This is a slow process because I have to clean the grass off the flat headstones sometimes get a good photo. My father moved from Red Level Alabama to work in the cotton mill and I have found a lot of people buried in our cemeteries that have family in Red Level and other surrounding counties. So please bear with me on all of the edits and work with me as best you can in connecting our cemeteries.
Thank you.
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Sheila Douglass
Arnie Dacie Kelly Foster #144430613
Wow, I just found this new on
Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974
Name: Amy Docie Foster
[Amy Docie Kelly]
Birth Date: abt 1869
Death Date: 7 Jun 1945
Death Place: Tallassee, Elmore, Alabama
Death Age: 76
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Father Name: John Kelly
Mother Name: Sarah Ann Whaley
Spouse Name: John Henry Foster
FHL Film Number: 1908796

"Thank You" so much for sharing what you had. I now have a middle name that I haven't had for years.
Added by Sheila Douglass on Jun 24, 2015 2:03 PM
Sheila Douglass
Arnie Dacie Kelly Foster #144430613
Thank you for your work. Would you please change her name to Amie (Amy)? On the census records they spell her name Amie. I haven't found proof of the correct spelling that they used back then and I also have not found what the D. actually stands for. She was the daughter of my great-great grandfather. Thank you!!!
Added by Sheila Douglass on Jun 24, 2015 1:20 PM
Ernestine Fike Caldwell #132027873
She is my 6th cousin. May I use her gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit. Thank you so much, Terry
Added by Terry on Jun 02, 2015 3:07 PM
Becky Ramsey
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Spear, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives' gravesites in my Family Tree files. I use the photos as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on May 04, 2015 11:02 AM
Linda Parrish
My great grandfather, David Samuel is not linked to Christian Wingard and his siblings because his grave is unknown. He died in a hospital in Richmond Va. from pneumonia and was buried somewhere in Richmond.
I started searching for my Wingard ancestors in Aug. of 2013 and have looked for DS Wingard's grave but have not found it. I believe it is probably unmarked.
I do know that there are two letters he wrote to his wife in the Alabama Archives and History Dept. in Montgomery, Al.

His wife was Nancy Lambert Wingard and she is buried in Westover Al. in the Union Methodist Cemetery. She had 4 children and two died, one at birth and one at about 6 years. My grandfather Irvin was the oldest (1854-1952) and is buried in Wilsonville, Al in Wilsonville Cemetery in Shelby Co. His brother David Samuel (1861-1946) is buried in Columbiana Cemetery in Columbiana Al. Shelby Co. also.

I have done research on Josiah Christian Wingard and mary Joiner Wingard and Rhoda Ann Wingard your gggrands and ggrands a good bit but only a little on your grandparents.

I have learned so much about our Wingard family and I'm still searching. I've been doing some editing on John Tally's family for several weeks. I still have some of his children I'm hunting for and can't find. Addie may be able to link some more of John T's children.

My family will be attending a Brown- Wingard reunion on April 19,2015 in Wetumpka. We went for the first time last year. There are not very many that go anymore and we didn't get to meet many wingard's but hope their will be more this year. If you are interested in going let me know and I will give you the address. We all tell how we are related to Rev. Christian Wingard or Mr. Brown's family. It's getting late will close for now.


Added by Linda Parrish on Apr 01, 2015 12:49 AM
Linda Parrish
John T. Wingard
John Tally Wingard is my great grandfather's brother. My great grandfather was David Samuel Wingard 1831-1863. John T. Wingard was born in 1838, seven years after my grandfather which would have made him about 25 when my ggrand died, if the info I have is correct.
My father, John Samuel Wingard and my brother, Timothy Irvin Wingard, are also buried in the same cemetery as John T. and some of his children.
John T. would be my Dad's great uncle. My Grandfather was Irvin Wingard and his brother was David Samuel Wingard Jr.
Would you mind telling me which Wingard you are related to?
Thanks for getting in touch.

Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on Mar 31, 2015 10:33 PM
try now on the edits. I have approved the spouse edit. thx for all your hard work...IT is really paying off! Alesia
Added by Alesia on Mar 09, 2015 10:29 PM
Wendy Osborne
RE: Rose HIll
I sent you my email through email. I believe found 2 on the list but have some questions that I'd like to ask before I post them.
Added by Wendy Osborne on Feb 02, 2015 10:16 AM
Wendy Osborne
RE: Rose Hill
Also, maybe we could work together some time on this as well. I'm enjoying the challenge.
Added by Wendy Osborne on Feb 02, 2015 5:08 AM
Wendy Osborne
RE: Rose Hill
I only have time on my hands and this is a very small town. I'm going to the city to look at maps and plot locations some time this week. I have a friend that knows this graveyard very well and she's helping me. Thanks for letting me know and reaching out to me.
Added by Wendy Osborne on Feb 02, 2015 5:05 AM
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