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William D. Brown (#48144694)
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Pam
Joel Simmons Sr.
I agree wholeheartedly with Debbie here ... well said, Debbie. Thank you, William, for posting the remembrance.

Last week, for the very first time, I was able to go to the cemetery and see the gravestone for myself. Of course, being March, everything was brown. Spring will perk things up. However, I know that the stones laying flat on the ground will one day be illegible; it makes me sad, but grateful for findagrave where people will see the stones forever.

Pam
Added by Pam on Mar 31, 2015 3:22 PM
Debbie Hogan
RE: Joel Simmons Remembered
Dear Mr. Brown,
You have my heartfelt gratitude for letting me know this tribute had been added to Joel Simmons memorial. Although I've never read the article the author refers to, and was inspired by; tears streamed down my face as I read her touching tribute. My tears came from pride and a fond remembrance of my great grandfather James Elmer Simmons, who apparently, possessed the same character and disposition of his great great grandfather before him. This tribute is an invaluable insight into the man Joel Simmons was, and brings our family history to life, far beyond dates and census information. Pride and humility cannot begin to describe how I feel to be blessed to be one of his many descendants. Again, Mr. Brown, I thank you.
Added by Debbie Hogan on Nov 19, 2014 1:57 PM
NJBrewer
RE: S. S. Riley Photo
The newspaper photo was better than nothing, but your original of such is wonderful! I'm so happy you had it and was able to add it. The one of him and his wife is nice also. The people we list on Find a Grave seem so much more interesting when there is a photo for us to relate to and some history concerning the person in the bio. You have accomplished both bringing honor to this man.
Best regards,
Nancy
Carthage, MO.
Added by NJBrewer on Aug 23, 2013 8:13 PM
NJBrewer
RE: S. S. Riley Photo
Not everyone has old family photos, you're fortunate. I've put some on pages and that is the first time people knew what they looked like because there wasn't family photos preserved.
If you later put your photo on, which I'm sure would be better than the newspaper copy, let me know and I'll remove mine. The best should be presented.
Thanks,
Nancy
Added by NJBrewer on Aug 06, 2013 11:52 AM
Judy Young
RE: Clara Riley Dodd
I did not get very involved in findagrave for many years after I joined and added family of mine, and also looked for family. Of all the places to find out about findagrave I was at the Social Security Office and of course the mounds of paper work and the answers they need. Well one of the staff members told me about findagrave and said I bet the person you need is listed there. They gave a wonderful commercial to me about the site and how to find it. The odd thing it turned out the VERY person I was need to have info on was indeed buried there. I was working on my husband, and my family tree's and have been for over 30 years now. I mostly quit as my addiction to add another name had me up to over 74 thousand folks...and the tree maker could tell me it was my ninth cousin removed, blah, blah. or it was the brother of my uncles wife and her cousin removed...I did not care how the relation was. When I found them. I let my tree grow as in nature, some limbs very hearvy whilst some just twigs in a breeze blowing about. When I finally decided to stop searching for more and I realized that my brick walls were not getting me anywhere...so after my retirement I got involved with the cemetery that I have a pre-need for and adding names. The messages of those persons thanks as they had been looking for a person some for years was good enough pay. I now do it as my new addiction, and it gives me some reason to get up and come to my desk and put in some names in the cemeteries around here. I am now researching those buried in Hazelwood Cemetery with the comment I want to know my neighbors. Fun and interesting. Meeting folks much like yourself. Some just starting at findagrave and some has been members for years to those that are not joining but thanked me for the memorial and added info, or simply was glad they found the loved one. When I was working I did not do much here but I now spend more hours on findagrave than I did at 8 hr. job as med records clerk. Sure more info than you asked for. My parents messed up, should have been called Gabby Hayes. Thx. for the Thx.
Added by Judy Young on Jul 08, 2013 11:45 AM
Dan McGuire
RE: Sam Dodd in Dodd City, Ark. Cemetery
You realize, of course, that you can create a memorial for Samuel Clay Dodd and include all of the information. You would not be allowed to ue my picture. That is forbidden by Find A Grave rules and copywright laws.

There is the possibility that at some later date, I will acertain that my memorial is actually Samuel Clay Dodd and yours would become a duplicate and you would be required to delete it. There is nothing wrong with doing it this way.
Added by Dan McGuire on Jun 04, 2013 7:20 AM
Dan McGuire
RE: Sam Dodd in Dodd City, Ark. Cemetery
I have looked very closely at my original picture. I can find a number of spots on the original which look similar to the apostrophe. However, I have requested a new photo with special emphasis on whether that is an apostrophe or some other mark.

I have been down this road before and reacted too quickly to requested changes and then later to find out that the original interpretation was correct. Given that other sources show a Samuel L Dodd buried there, I will leave it as is for the time being.
Added by Dan McGuire on Jun 04, 2013 6:40 AM
Dan McGuire
RE: Sam Dodd in Dodd City, Ark. Cemetery
I appreciate your interest. Other sources, such as the Arkansas Gravestone Project show this grave as Samuel L Dodd. I inserted a note indicating that this may be Sam Clay Dodd along with the other birth and death infomation.
Added by Dan McGuire on Jun 04, 2013 5:06 AM
 

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