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Walk The Earth (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I am very liberal with transfers - if you loved them or they are your friends or relatives or neighbors, just ask. Will keep my relatives, though. But, please do not ask unless you contribute more content and are going to maintain the page.

Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer.
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Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. It has now been almost 14 years ago & started with looking for my GGrandparents. I had never heard of Hollywood Cemetery. My uncle told me where it was. The area around Hollywood was once a middle-class white area. This is no longer the case. Basically it is run down and slummy now.

Lincoln Properties, who owns Hollywood (and other cemeteries) is located about 5 miles away. I went to Lincoln Properties. I was the only white person there. The lady at the desk waited on a number of people while I stood in line & she was as nice as she could be to them. Her attitude totally changed when it was my turn. She was less than nice & she was as un-helpful as she could be to me. She was short & hateful toward me. Bad, bad attitude. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta & is in deplorable condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson went up into the roughest part (which is woods) taking pictures for me, many hundreds of them. A few years later, James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briers, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. You cannot imagine it's condition until you go there. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Many, many unmarked graves there. Still I work on it, literally every day, linking folks to their relatives. I treat each person there as if they are my relative, working to connect them to family members. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website - www.stephensroots.com, then go to OTHER to get to the ariel maps of Hollywood. He has set & sectioned off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there & in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised.
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PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, no one knows you are out there. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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Christine Johnson-Williams
Aer Wellborn Hill # 63050622
can you please connect him to his father Lodowick Meriweather Hill # 62932902. Thank you,

Christine
Added by Christine Johnson-William... on May 22, 2017 12:54 PM
Darron
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According to Web: Virginiau002C Find A Grave Indexu002C 1607-2012 the cemetery name is Sunset Memorial Gardens. #55692889

Darron
Added by Darron on May 17, 2017 2:14 PM
K C
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Thank you for your quick response, your time and efforts are appreciated.
Added by K C on May 11, 2017 7:09 PM
K C
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Find A Grave Memorial# 14093508
This is my great grandmother, she has been "displaced" through the family connection due to a second marriage later in life. I would greatly appreciate if you would be so kind to transfer her grave to me. God Bless you in your efforts and research!
Added by K C on May 11, 2017 1:03 PM
Brenda Arnett Darbyshire
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There has been a misplacement of this person John Holley. According to the Webster Co. History Book he is buried in the Holley Cemetery five miles northeast of Preston which is off Hwy. 153. No one has posted any memorials that I can see so you cannot transfer him. I will look at some of the other Holleys.

email address:

badarbyshire@gmail.com
Added by Brenda Arnett Darbyshire on May 03, 2017 1:42 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: William C Sanders # 54912768
Thank you, Judy! Your kind message made mine!

I have a couple more old obituaries to send to you, I think.
Added by Debbie Z*~ on May 03, 2017 9:55 AM
Debbie Z*~
William C Sanders # 54912768
Hi Judy,

Thanks for this transfer! I wanted to let you know that I've completed his bio, at least for now, and thought you might want to take a look. Many of the pallbearers & escorts mentioned in the obit have been linked back to some of your memorials.

Best regards,
Debbie
Added by Debbie Z*~ on May 03, 2017 6:27 AM
Dot Love
Darla Fritts#24947615
Darla was my Grandfather's wife. She is very much alive. I don't know why she wanted a headstone with her name on it so early but just wanted you to know. her born date is the one you have listed as her death date. confusing to those who dont know. Thanks, Dot
Added by Dot Love on May 01, 2017 6:08 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: Louise Catherine Sanders Miller
Thank you!
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Apr 30, 2017 6:29 PM
Debbie Z*~
Louise Catherine Sanders Miller
Judy,

Did you have a chance to read the information I sent you on Louise? I wanted to explain why I was submitting the edit to correct her name. I'm thinking you didn't because you declined the edit to remove Sanders as her maiden name & add it as a 3rd given name. However, you accepted the edit to link her to her father, John Baker Miller. He wouldn't be her father if her maiden name was Sanders.

She was never married, she just had 3 given names. She was the daughter of Rebecca H Sanders and John Baker Miller. Her birth record is in TX and her death record is in NY and both list her as Miller. She is buried next to her maternal grandmother, Louisea James Wylie Sanders. Her parents divorced between 1930 & 1940 and I haven't located her mother after that. She probably re-married and was living in NY at the time Louise died there in Manhattan.

Best regards,
Debbie
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Apr 30, 2017 1:46 PM
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