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Roots in Texas (#48066226)
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I've been into genealogy for almost 25 years. However, I did not begin contributing to Find-A-Grave until early 2013.

Following are a few of the names I am researching: McMurry, McCorkle, Davis, James R. Johnson, Kate McMurry Johnson, Bowles, Ready, Feland, Bridges, Odum, DeFratus, Willis, Custer, Green, May, Bell, Smith, Murray, Howard, Barger, Pettit, Austin, Marshall, Sydnor, Ballard, Sneed, Murrell, Blagg, Richards, Guest, Garnett, Wear, White, Meador, Blankenship, James, Hammond, Mauldin, Perdue, and various other related family names.

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RE: Michael Virginia stanton
You're so welcome. I'm SO glad to finally be able to add that picture. It has weighed heavily on my mind for YEARS that she had no stone and has been on the photo request list for Glenhaven. I wa thrilled to see that marker the other day and be able to add it to the memorial. And it's a lovely memorial tablet.
Added by Jax on Feb 16, 2016 11:42 AM
Jimmy Stoner
Find-a-Grave Mem. no. 20739210
Hugh Barnet McCorkle had another daughter, Elizabeth Ester McCorkle, 1-24-1846 died 1-28-1928. Her Find-a-grave memorial marker is no. 53392999. Her tombstone shows dob as 1844.

The Kaufman county, TXGenWeb project has this
Elizabeth's Older brother was William Asa McCorkle
Added by Jimmy Stoner on Jan 20, 2016 11:42 AM
Don R Haynes
RE: Mary Johnson Lankford Kruel
I will have to check to see what Find A Grave recommends.
" Last Name
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field."

That is what I thought, It is less confusing using the grave stone name just comment on the other names.

I am sure her daughters wanted her buried with the name she had when they were growing up.
You might just mention that when she died she was the wife of A C "Dick" Kruel or something of that nature.

Added by Don R Haynes on May 27, 2015 10:39 AM
Don R Haynes
RE: Mary Johnson Lankford Kruel
Thank you for your prompt reply. Carla and I discussed the many spellings found for the name Kruel; however that is what in on this family's grave stones.
You are welcome to use any information that in on the Highland Cemetery memorial. I will ask Carla to add a note that the remains were moved to Bluebonnet, but leave the memorial since she was first buried here, and some one might find the records and add he back again.
If you want to add her second husband, I will ask Carla to remove it from this memorial

Mary Alice Johnson Kruel
Created by: Carla Carlton Young
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40467564

Don R Haynes
Added by Don R Haynes on May 25, 2015 6:11 PM
Walter Junker
I would like to pick up your photo request but Sparkman Hillcrest (SH) will not provide burial locations to volunteers, citing privacy issues. There are actually three mausoleums at SH. Hillcrest Mausoleum, the largest, takes over an 2 hours to walk if you are looking at every entombment. Your cooperation is needed in order for your request to be filled. The volunteers will need you to call SH and request the location. Their phone number is 214-363-5401. Once you have the location, please email me and I will get your photo. Thanks.
Added by BassetLover on Oct 04, 2014 7:38 PM
Barb Lancaster
RE: Roy Joe Odum
My pleasure. ~ Barb
Added by Barb Lancaster on Feb 14, 2014 7:45 AM
RE: Mary Bonita and Virgil Maurice Washam
I stopped by Restland today and found Tonja's marker in the Fountain View section. The two spaces to her immediate left were unmarked and a a search in the immediate area revealed no other markers with the name Washam. When they do call back from Restland, you should confirm that along with the burials that markers were ordered or not. If markers were not purchased I can post a photo of Tonja and the two graves to her immediate left. They will need to check a second database but will do that if requested. The first database will confirm the burial. I also will post a clearer photo of Tonya's marker to her memorial. Thanks.
Added by JFH on Jan 31, 2014 3:14 PM
may you never be forgotten
Thank you
For your kindness <3 with love~ teri
Added by may you never be forgotte... on Jan 23, 2014 8:03 PM
Karan Callaway
RE: William P Odum
You're very welcome! You see I have kin buried there too and was jjust now given access. I didn't find my kin per se. My extended family apparently preferred not to have markers placed way back when..But that's ok!. I'm glad you are happy! I extend my sincere thanks to a kind cemetery association member who helped me today..:) --Karan
Added by Karan Callaway on Jan 21, 2014 6:21 PM
Lillian Engel photo request
Hi, the volunteers would be happy to fill your photo request however we will need a burial location to do so. Can you please contact Laurel Land and get a burial location for your request.

The number is 214 371 1336 or to email them, the link is:

They are good about responding to the email request!There are over 51 photo requests currently and the volunteers cannot ask for that many locations to fill requests. With a location, your request will get filled pretty quickly. Thanks for your help
Added by TLH on Jan 20, 2014 7:13 PM
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