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Don Atwell (#47043939)
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I am retired. I have been doing genealogical research on my family lines for about 20 years. For the past few years I've put my research on the "back burner" but now that I've retired, I'm back into it. I enjoy going through cemeteries and each headstone tells only a very short history of that person's life. I now get to do several of my favorite hobbies, all at the same time, history, genealogy research, photography, walking through cemeteries, and motorcycle riding.
Not all of the headstones I list are family lines. If you find a correction or have additional information, just let me know.
If you have any ATWELL'S and transfer them to me, I'll take good care of them, but I will not transfer any ATWELL'S.
In the future, please use the change buttons that FAG has provided. I do check these to see if they are correct, so if it seems to be in error, I will decline them.
I will not link unknown burials.
DUE TO NUMEROUS FALSE EDITS AND MAKING EDITS FOR A CONTRIBUTOR AND THEN ANOTHER CONTRIBUTOR SAYING THAT EDIT WAS INCORRECT, VERIFICATION OF EDITS WILL BE REQUIRED OR THAT EDIT REQUEST WILL BE DENIED. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE AN EDIT BE PREPARED TO PROVE IT.

I've started putting G.P.S. locations on some memorials. The accuracy is supposed to be within 16 feet, so this should put you in the close proximity of the memorial. Not too bad for satellites 12,600 miles in space.
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Jane Smith
Question about OZ Skipper
Don,
OZ Skipper was my grandmother. I had not looked on Find A Grave in several years and the last time I looked, she and my grandfather were not listed. I knew where they were because I attended their funerals and have been to their graves since then. I happen to look for them a couple of days ago and saw that you had put their graves on Find a Grave. I appreciate that. However, I would like to know where you got the name Ory. No one ever referred to her by that name and I have nothing written with that name on it. I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know where you came up with that name.
Thanks,
Jane Smith
Added by Jane Smith on Jun 27, 2017 10:16 AM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
Did I miss your response to my 8/15/2016 message? I apologize if I did--here it is again:



I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of William Alford (Memorial# 76780267).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the non-profit Alford American Family Association's collection of Alabama Obituaries, where his obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/ALOBIT.htm.

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by the photographer, Don Atwell

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on Jun 25, 2017 9:42 AM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Ways Baptist
Great article with photos on website "Historic Rural Churches of Georgia" might be of interest . gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Jun 21, 2017 11:11 AM
Jeanie
Bedwells
Please link Linda Buckalew Bedwell (159957989) to her parents Serena Hatcher Buckalew (27233672) and 27232890. Serena is my paternal aunt and Linda my first cousin.
Thanks, Jeanie Hatcher Neil, Lenoir City, TN
Added by Jeanie on Jun 19, 2017 9:13 AM
B Tabor
Emanuel J Efurd 1858-1916 correction
Thanks for your contribution. I have a correction that I hope you will make. It is for Emanuel J Efurd 1858-1916. You have him as the son of Wm T Efurd, however, Wm T was his uncle, not his father. Emanuel's father was Thomas C Efurd and his mother was Elizabeth Herring. The siblings you have listed for Emanuel are, in fact, his cousins.

https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62657571

Thank you in advance.
Added by B Tabor on May 29, 2017 11:35 AM
Dawn Sheppard
Cleter Gamble Deese
I am the granddaughter of Cleter Deese; however, I have been unable to gather much info about her or her Gamble/McKissack families. When visiting AL, I did obtain a copy of her marriage license and death certificate and visited her grave site. Would love to hear of her parents, siblings, etc. I have been in touch with the Deese family, so do have some info about them.
Added by Dawn Sheppard on May 27, 2017 7:51 AM
Pete
transfer
Mr. Atwell please transfer the maintenace of Mrs. Money's memorial. She is my aunt on my mother's side, Johnnie Wilson Whiddon. Her father, Wallace Harrison Wilson was my grandfather. Her mother Lela Mae Henderson was killed when they were young. Her husband was Henry David Money.


Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Pete on May 07, 2017 5:48 PM
Mike Pierce
Duman Ray French
If you would prefer the memorial to show you as the original poster, if you transfer yours to me, I will add the linkages and delete the one I posted.
Added by Mike Pierce on Apr 26, 2017 10:08 AM
Mike Pierce
Duman Ray French
Sorry about the misspelling.
Added by Mike Pierce on Apr 26, 2017 10:05 AM
Mike Pierce
Duman Ray Frency
Memorial # 157425213 is a duplicate of # 157254427 which I manage, and has all the linkages in place.
Added by Mike Pierce on Apr 26, 2017 10:04 AM
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