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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 49 years and ever since someone told me about Find A Grave a little over four 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. If you make a better photo than I already have on the Memorial please let me know and I will delete mine. I am not in this for the numbers, but to help others find their relations. If I can I will go remake a photo and delete the first one I put on, so please do not put a bad photo on just to get the numbers. 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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Paula Franklin
Baker - Lebanon Cemetery
Thank you so much for the photos, especially his service marker. I hate to see someone that served our country without a marker on his memorial. You are an angel. Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave researchers.
Added by Paula Franklin on Nov 16, 2016 8:18 PM
Sharren Formby
Kelly McGuire Formby
I would like to request your permission to use your headstone photo for Kelly McGuire Formby # 123712723
on my family tree on

Thank You,
Sharren Formby
Find A Grave # 47009843
Added by Sharren Formby on Nov 07, 2016 7:16 PM
Mary Foster Nichols
I'm not in it for numbers, only to add family.
Added by Mary Foster Nichols on Nov 07, 2016 2:44 PM
Mary Foster Nichols
Gaither's of Rose Hill cemetery
I posted the Gaither's of Rose Hill And Carville cemetery for a friend Johnny Gaither who was born and still lives here. This is his family! Thanks Mary Foster Nichols
Added by Mary Foster Nichols on Nov 07, 2016 9:38 AM
Scott Leach
Thanks for processing the updates so quickly - so many F-A-G posters are so worried about how many names they can get, they add inaccurate data, and even cemeteries, and won't correct them when notified. I appreciate your careful and detailed work. Accuracy makes Findagrave useful.
Added by Scott Leach on Nov 06, 2016 5:08 AM
Debbie Z*~
Are you related to the McBrayer family that lived in the Tallassee area?
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Oct 31, 2016 6:49 PM
Robert Abney
RE: Stonewall Jackson Abney
Thanks and hold up on the correction.
Added by Robert Abney on Oct 30, 2016 6:03 PM
Carol Wiggins
Find a Grave memorial
Rose Hill Cemetery, marker for Myrtice M Gaither and Ernest A Gaither. They have a joint marker, however, they are brother and sister not spouses. They are relations of mine. Memorial numbers 123731270 and 123731216.

Also they are children of Alvin A and Glennie V Gaither at memorial #136469361.

If you need further information from me, I would be happy to help. I have many, many relatives in Rose Hill Cemetery and have made many photos myself. Thanks for the work you have done.

Thanks, Carol Still Wiggins
Added by Carol Wiggins on Oct 23, 2016 3:06 PM
John Mallory Land
Mem. #91267233
Hi - I wanted to thank you for taking photographs of Jessie Lee JACKSON's grave and posting them on the memorial. That is a real help, and they look great. Thanks again - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Oct 23, 2016 11:39 AM
Bobby & Judy Liles
RE: Henry H Lightsey
I agree, I do not like the pictures with flour on them. But you didn't understand what I said. First I only use it on unreadable sand stone that is almost gone. These stones if not discovered will be lost forever. Once I read it and write it down, I wash it off, then take the picture and add it to Find A Grave, even if you can't read it. I too have seen these photos where they pack so much in it won't come out. I don't just add to Find A Grave, I manuscript the graveyards, with the graves in the order they are in, not alphabetically. This way the grave even if the stone is gone I can locate it if someone needs to find it. Even on Find A Grave, if someone asks, I can tell them who is buried next to the person they're inquiring about. In the spring at decoration time, I go to as many as I can, unfortunately some are on the same day. By doing this I have helped a lot of people find their loved ones. And at the same time by talking to some, have gotten info and located unmarked graves and their inhabitants. My wife and I have, or used to, done this for many years. Anyway, keep up the good work and God Bless. (Bobby)
Added by Bobby & Judy Liles on Oct 22, 2016 8:45 AM
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