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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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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
James Durham
RE: William Odum
My pleasure
Added by James Durham on Jan 18, 2014 2:14 PM
RE: Willie James
Wow...nice to meet you. I love cousins :-)
Added by danielsgirls4u on Jan 18, 2014 1:02 PM
Willie James
His mother Minnie Francis Hammond is my 3rd Cousin 2x, her father Charley Quantha Hammond is my 2nd cousin 3x. Basically, any of Willie's children would be my 5th cousins? Just curious if there are any? I have done my DNA at 23andMe and have many 5th cousins listed, but don't know where we are connected. Thanks for your help.

Added by danielsgirls4u on Jan 18, 2014 11:01 AM
RE: Willie T James #32954999
Willie is my 4th cousin. Would love to know more about him. Thanks so much for taking the time to contact me. I truly appreciate it.
Shirlene Williams Kirchain
Added by danielsgirls4u on Jan 18, 2014 7:00 AM
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