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wesblues (#47413063)
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Bio Photo I have always loved cemeteries -their quiet and peaceful tranquility provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the souls that once walked among us and are now commemorated in a small plot of land. Knowledge of their existence will last thru out time based on the memories they have left to friends and loved ones and because of that small plot of land which is completely dedicated to their name. That is why I love Find A Grave -even if someone's final resting place is not immediately known, we can honor them by providing an online memorial.

I always welcome any additional information on the memorials that I have added -no matter if it is corrective or you just happen to have known the person and wish to add fond memories to their memorial.

Please let me know if I have added one of your loved ones and I will gladly transfer them into your care.
And now I would like to say a word or two (possibly more) about this wonderful place known as Find A Grave:
It is a wonderful hobby that brings much joy to its members & the loved ones of those who have departed. However, I would ask those of you who take this so seriously -as if collecting valuable trading cards -to reconsider our responsibility as members. We utilize the site as a way to document and pay homage to those who once walked among celebrate and leave a lasting memory for many years to come. I ask that you not get a chip on your shoulder about duplicates -as in, "I don't care if the memorial I created is a duplicate...I'm not removing it" type of attitude. It's not about YOU....and it's not about's about creating a lasting legacy of honor to those who are no longer here. It's not about "collecting" as many memorials as possible.

One other thing....quality instead of quantity. Please do your homework when creating a memorial. So many times you see memorials that are devoid of any biography or additional information. A great many times additional info can be found by doing an online search of the person's name. Come on, we all know how easy it is....

OK, that's my rant -my first and only.


Thanks for stopping by and please consider visiting the following folks:

Pamela Jean Brinkley, her little sister, Angela and their lovely parents, Chuck & Virginia Brinkley (family links can be found on Pam's memorial page). The Brinkley's were family friends who perished in an airplane accident in 1977. So heartbreaking that something so tragic should happen to such nice people.

My mom's cousin, Dale Wayne Hemman who perished along with two others during a light craft airplane trip to Alaska.

My dear childhood neighbor, Phillip Forbes

Miss Chantel Hager who was the victim of an eating disorder.
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Brian Mahan
James Leard
Is James Leard actually buried in this cemetery?

The James Leard described in the bio is related to my grt-grt-grt-grandmother Margaret (Leard) McDonough. He lived with her and her husband, James McDonough in Randolph County IL for a while. He died while on a trip to Mississippi. Margaret and James McDonough provided a "death bed" will for him in Randolph County IL.

I think it very unlikely that James Leard would have been buried in McDonough County (no relation to the above McDonoughs) which is in west-central IL. Randolph County is in southwestern IL, a goodly distance away.

Feel free to contact me directly regarding the Leard/Lard/Laird family. I have researching them for a long time.

Brian Mahan
Added by Brian Mahan on Aug 08, 2017 10:41 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you wesblues, my Find A Grave friend! Take care, and please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2016 11:31 PM
Tim Allen
Daniel Cole, #70414510

This is a duplicate of #7432220 created in 2003.

Also, your memorial #70414696 is a duplicate of #7432223 created in 2003.


Added by Tim Allen on Jul 31, 2016 9:18 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you wesblues, my Find A Grave friend! Please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2015 9:02 PM
Thank you
Thank you for visiting my son's grave and for the beautiful token and sentiment . He truly is a beautiful soul and is still missed and loved by many.
Added by Marybeth on Aug 12, 2015 2:06 AM
Wade Greenlee
Thank you
Thank you so much for leaving the baseball gif on my son's page. His name was Brooks Greenlee. He sure did love baseball. I think we played catch almost every day of his life... :)
You gave me a smile tonight.

Added by Wade Greenlee on Apr 21, 2015 12:09 AM
Kathy Jones
RE: Kathleen Herring
you're welcome. Have almost completed the mausoleum crypts, but still have to work on the columnariums and the niches. hope to have done in the next couple of months...

Added by Kathy Jones on Apr 18, 2015 12:28 PM
Cole family
another question.
John Coles wife Nancy A. BARNETT b: Jan 1837 d: 11 Feb 1852, this makes her 15 when she died, records show she got married 1852 11 Feb Age: 18.

Could you double check her death date.
Added by n on Feb 11, 2015 6:08 PM
Cole family
If I'm reading things correctly Daniel C. Cole married his cousin.

Father: John COLE b: 1834 in Harlin County, Kentucky
Mother: Nancy A. BARNETT b: Jan 1837 in Floyd Cty, KTY
Family links:
Jahaza Cole (1865 - 1939)

Family links:
George Cole (1818 - 1899)
Nancy Musgrove Cole (1825 - 1906)
Daniel C. Cole (1864 - 1949)*

John and George are brothers.

I see Bertha is their child, don't know it the others are or not.
Bertha (Bethana) Cole (Dunlap)b: 29 Dec 1881 in Salyersville, Magoffin Co. Ky.

Delila (COLE) Duvall b: 07 Dec 1883 in Ivyton, Magoffin Cty, Kty

Robert COLE b: 27 Jun 1885 in Mag. or floyd Co. Ky.

Ida May COLE b: 2 Sep 1889 in Kansas City, Johnson Co. Mo.

Bessie COLE b: 2 Jan 1892 in Salyersville, Magoffin Co. Ky.

Monroe COLE b: 8 Mar 1894 in Salyersville, Magoffin Co. Ky.

Jessie COLE b: 15 Apr 1897 in Ky

Fred COLE b: 16 Oct 1899 in Ky.

Roy COLE b: 21 Mar 1904 in Choska, Wagoner Co. Ok.

Hoy COLE b: Jun 1907 in Choska, Wagoner Co. Ok.

can you help clear this up for me?
Added by n on Feb 11, 2015 6:00 PM
Bobby Reynolds
Phillip Forbes
I just wanted to say how nice Phillips memorial is, and how touching your words are about him. I never knew him, nor have I ever been to California, but we had a Phillip in my hometown. I remember him with the same feelings that you remember Phillip with. its nice to see what someone with a real heart has to say about a neighbor. Protect your heart, and always have a soft spot for those who deserve someone with a heart like yours!

Bob Reynolds
Godley Texas
Added by Bobby Reynolds on Jan 12, 2015 1:16 PM
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