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Deana Goss Martin (#46866552)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo My name is Deana Goss Martin. My mom, Rita Collvins Mayfield, got me involved in searching for information about our family's past. I haven't been bitten as hard as she has by the genealogy bug but it is very exciting.

I never spent much time in, much less thinking about cemeteries until we lost our twenty-four year old son Levi. Now when I visit one I find it peaceful most of the time. The minister at our son's funeral told a story of a little girl who took a short cut through a cemetery to get home. When they ask her why she went that way she said, because it's the way home. I now look at cemeteries in a whole new light and find myself wanting to preserve someones memories.

As I get more involved and add names to help out, feel free to let me know if I have added your family member whom you would like to have turned over to you. I will be glad to honor your request.
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carolyn murphy
Thank you so much for any help you cane give us.
Added by carolyn murphy on Jan 18, 2017 11:25 AM
carolyn murphy
Deana do you know where Levi Marion Axton and his wife Amanda Parks Axton are buried? They are the great grandparent's of my husband,Doyle Bernard Murphy .His grand parent's were David Newton Ford and Mary C. Axton Ford . His parents were Robert Lee Murphy and Essie Mae Ford Murphy . If you could help us you would be so blessed. We don't know where to look. Thank you. Carolyn and Doyle Murphy. I belive we met you when we were in southwesten Oklahoma. About 10 or 11 years ago.
Added by carolyn murphy on Jan 17, 2017 12:04 PM
Jessica Threat
My parents
I have reason to believe that Annie Holland may have been my mother. I was adopted at birth and her name comes up in my Dna. My name is Jessica
Added by Jessica Threat on Oct 17, 2016 6:10 PM
Honoring Their Lives
In appreciation
Oh goodness, the transfer of the Pickens memorials to me are such gifts Deana! I am so thrilled to be able to help write more of their stories, thanks to the book written by a fellow cousin who knows their history. My heart is full by your sweet gesture. They will be well cared-for. Warmly, Helen Pickens Murphy, Nashville, TN
Added by Honoring Their Lives on Apr 21, 2016 6:56 PM
Dorothy Chappell Pedrola
Victor Joseph Pedrola
Hi, I am Victor J. Pedrola's brother and our Father's name was Victor Charles Pedrola. He was not a Sr. Middle names were different....Also my mother's maiden name is spelt Marcelli...Thank You
Added by Dorothy Chappell Pedrola on Sep 22, 2014 8:56 PM
PS I am the one that took Carl Whisenhunts stone in Arvin cemetery I lived right by there. what a small world. Im now in Okla.
Added by DEB on Sep 14, 2014 9:03 PM
Hi Deanna

My nephew came a few weeks ago. he is from Shorts name in Oklahoma. We went to a cemetery out on Texana Rd way out in boondocks. there are a lot of whisenhunts burried there. Some very old bricks just sticking in ground. Hard to say what names they are or dates. I also volunteer take pics.
Added by DEB on Sep 14, 2014 9:00 PM
Clarence Hensley
Frank Hensley

I just wanted to thank you for the info about my great grandfather. I have just started to find out about my family tree and these pictures are a wonderful addition!

Thank you so much,

Clarence Hensley, Jr.
Added by Clarence Hensley on Sep 01, 2014 11:42 PM
Honoring Their Lives
Hi Deana, I may need to eventually add YOU to my family tree as you have been such a wonderful asset in creating so many memorials for my extended family members! Thank you so much for the transfer of Ernest Pickens to me for management. It has been exciting these past couple of weeks to connect with two more cousins from my Pickens family who are as addicted to genealogy as myself! With their help, I will be helping write his story and hopefully adding some heritage photos. Have a great day, Helen
Added by Honoring Their Lives on Jun 24, 2014 6:58 AM
laura marvel
Caroline and James S B Williams
Hi Deana,
Could you please connect Caroline (Chitwood) Williams, Find A Grave#49150387, buried in Old Smithville Cemetery in Smithville, McCurtain, Oklahoma, to her husband, Dr. James Sterling Barney Williams, Find A Grave# 49150489. I would really appreciate this. Thank you, Laura.
Added by laura marvel on Jun 23, 2014 11:03 AM
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