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Misty (#47072043)
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The genealogy bug hit several years ago! I started researching just immediate families and it has expanded into so much more.

I have been photographing cemeteries for quite a while now and much to my delight my oldest son has taken an interest in it now and he accompanies me when I go! A large portion of the photos I take are not related to me in any way. Please contact me if I have a memorial for one of your ancestors, I would be happy to update information (if they are one of my ancestors) or transfer them to you (if they are not related to me).
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Shirley Hall
Margaret Banning
I sent the obituary by the way of edit. I would appreciate if you would put it on her grave site. Also, finish up her dates and etc. Her parents lived just north of us when I was young so I think a lot of her. Thanks. Shirley
Added by Shirley Hall on Aug 20, 2017 5:53 AM
Kathy Matlock
Bessie T. Jackson Phillips memorial #40086643
Bessie T Jackson Phillips, memorial #40086643, was not married to Henry H Jackson 1862-1942, memorial #151975878. Henry Jackson was her father. Henry H Jackson married Mary C Askins (born April 1865 in Dry Point, Shelby County, Illinois and died about 1900 in Fayette, Illinois) on March 13, 1884 in Shelby County, Illinois. Henry and Mary Askins Jackson had two children, Bessie T. Jackson, memorial #40086643, and James Cleveland Jackson, memorial #90864648. James Cleveland "Cleve" Jackson and his sister, Bessie Jackson, married siblings. Cleve Jackson married Blanche Phillips and Bessie Jackson married Guy Phillips. Cleve And Blanche Phillips Jackson were my great grandparents.
Added by Kathy Matlock on Apr 21, 2017 5:44 PM
Kathy Matlock
Guy Phillips memorial #40086676
The Guy Phillips who was married to Algie Nellie Blythe was Guy Fenton Phillips. Guy Fenton Phillips was born on September 9, 1882 in Sullivan County, Missouri. He and Algie Nellie Blythe were married November 21, 1907 in Jackson, MO. Guy was 25 & Algie Nellie was 21.

Guy Fred Phillips, memorial # 40086676, was born on August 15, 1883 in Shelby County, IL. In about 1910 in Shelby County, IL, Guy married Bessie Jackson (b. March 1889 d. February 17, 1954). After Bessie's death, Guy married Bernadine Camfield (born about 1890). Guy and Bernadine were married on August 9, 1954. Guy Fred Phillips died on May 10, 1967 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, IL. and is buried in Cowden, Shelby County, IL in Mound Cemetery. Bessie Jackson Phillips is also buried at Mound Cemetery in Cowden, Shelby County, IL memorial #40086643.

Guy Fred Phillips was my great grandmother's brother. My mother remembers Guy and my father helped care for Guy's second wife, occasionally. Guy never had children.
Added by Kathy Matlock on Apr 21, 2017 5:25 PM
Michael Laflin
Obituary For Dorothy D. Welsh Smith
Dear Misty,

I am Michael Laflin, a member of and the pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Oblong, IL. I wanted you to know that Dorothy Dolores Welsh Smith, who was born on September 28, 1911, died on November 24, 2016, which was this past Thanksgiving Day. I was Dorothy's pastor, and I officiated at her funeral yesterday. I am going to add her obituary in this message, so that you may add in on her memorial page, which you created in 2008. Her memorial number is #31562521. Thanks, Michael Laflin.

Dorothy Dolores (Welsh) Smith, 105, of Oblong, IL. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 6:30 am at Ridgeview Care Center.
Dorothy was born in Kibbie, IL on September 28, 1911. She was the daughter of U.S. (Wesley) Welsh and Minna May (Young) Welsh. On February 8, 1929 she married the love of her life Ocie V. Smith, Sr.
Dorothy attended school in Stoy where her mother was a teacher. She graduated from Oblong Township High School and graduated from Evansville Business School. She was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, having joined the church at age 15 on October 24, 1926, completing 90 years of church membership. She was a member of Eastern Star, a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and played in a number of card clubs.
Looking at Dorothy’s life, it was easy seeing what was most important to her, faith, family, and baking. She loved reading her well-worn Bible, spending time with family, cooking the most wonderful meals, playing cards, working puzzles, spending time in Florida, watching The Weather Channel, Larry Bird until he retired and Lebron James play basketball.
Dorothy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Jerry J. and Marilyn Smith, New Kent, Virginia; two daughters and son-in-law, Vivienne Ackman and Helen and John Larrabee, and daughter-in-law Janet Smith, all of Oblong; fourteen grandchildren, John Ackman, Steve Ackman, Barb (Ackman) Simmons, Jim Ackman, Scott Ackman, Ocie Smith III, Mike Smith, Lori (Smith) Dart, Theresa (Smith) Campbell, Valinda (Smith) Plott, J.T. Smith, Wesley Smith, Lisa (Larrabee) Lockhart and Mary Kathleen (Larrabee) Moore; thirty great-grandchildren; twenty three great-great-grandchildren. Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, two brothers, David Welsh and Wesley Welsh (infant), husband, Ocie V. Smith, Sr., son, Ocie Smith, Jr., son-in-law, Carol Ackman
A celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the funeral home. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take form of a contribution to either the Oblong Food Pantry or NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

Added by Michael Laflin on Nov 28, 2016 2:54 PM
Eva Livergood Reynolds
There are two memorials for Alice Eva Livergood.

#105226083 and # 65285869
Added by McTree on Aug 13, 2016 3:16 PM
Paul Dean Hooper
Misty, I had requested awhile back that you add Paul's birth date and connect him to his parents. I would appreciate it if you could do that for me. He is my 3rd cousin and would like to see him connected to his family. Thanks so much!!!!
Added by Shirley on Jul 09, 2016 8:41 AM
K. Bowers
Frizzell Grave
Thank you very much for taking the time and making the effort to find and photograph this grave!
Added by K. Bowers on Mar 09, 2016 9:40 AM
K Perry
Chester J Middlesworth in Mound Cemetery in Cowden Shelby Illinois
Can you please change Chester John Middlesworth's birth year to 1854*. His stone in Mound Cemetery in Cowden, Shelby County Illinois says his birth year is 1854. But the findagrave page says he was born 1851. If you could please change the birth date to 1854 i would appreciate it. Thank you .
Added by K Perry on Feb 14, 2015 6:41 PM
Thanks Misty so much for the transfers of my two relatives. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Angel~ on Jan 12, 2015 6:34 PM
Angela Hickerson
Torrence/Brown/Reifsteck Transfers
Dear Misty,
Thank you so much for the transfers of my relatives, but more importantly, thank you for creating and maintaining their pages. I am grateful for your work!
Angela HIckerson
Added by Angela Hickerson on Nov 26, 2014 7:59 AM
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