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Cristie (#46865585)
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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.

The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen

My feelings are that 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 I am and why 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.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.

---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
Johnson -----

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Linda H Swindell
Carol Young Tombstone Photo

Thank you for posting the tombstone photo on Find A Grave.

Linda H Swindell
Added by Linda H Swindell on Aug 16, 2017 6:51 PM
Always ★C.
Norman D Barnes.
If you have any information obituary information or articles on Norman D Barnes husband of Florence Victoria Hunt. He died in the 1930's before 1940. Florence is interred at Hollywood Cemetery by her parent's. Earl Pillow Hunt and Ameila Jester Hunt. Thank You.

Added by Always ★C. on Aug 16, 2017 10:47 AM
Always ★C.
A. D. Barnes articles and obituary information
Yes Mam. I would love the articles and any other information regarding A. D. Barnes. Thank You very much.

Added by Always ★C. on Aug 16, 2017 10:44 AM
Always ★C.
Daisy Guye Barnes. Turner.
Yes Mam. That is my Daisy Guye Barnes Turner.

RE: Daisy Guye Barnes.
What I have is an obit for Daisy Turner who died on June 15, 1972. Widow of Tom D. Turner. Daughter of John Wesley and Madora Johnston Guy. Survived by a daughter, Louise McCarter, etc....Is this your Daisy?

I sent you my email address in the memorial of Louise Barnes McCarter and Daisy parent's memorial.

Thank You.

Added by Always ★C. on Aug 16, 2017 10:32 AM
Always ★C.
Daisy Guye Barnes.
Hello Christie. Daisy second husband was A. D. Barnes interred at the Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson , Madison, Tennessee as is daughter Louise Barnes. Would you possibly have a Headstone picture on Daisy Guye Barnes. Her third husband was Thomas King. He is interred at Hollywood by his first wife. Thank You very much.

Please note, Samuel Robert Barnes and wife Jane Jennie Rebecca Redmond Barnes Great Great granddaughter posted pictures of them on their Memorial's.

Thank You very much.


Added by Always ★C. on Aug 15, 2017 9:35 AM
Debbie Hancox
RE: Azmon Anderson
Cristie, can you send it to my email address?
Thanks, Debbie
Added by Debbie Hancox on Aug 14, 2017 8:05 AM
Wayne Foster
Pond Creek Photos
Cristie, Thank you for the Burgess and Thompson photos you took at the Pond Creek Cemetery. I really appreciate your time and effort to assist me. I live in TX and may never visit that area again. Wayne Foster (47372726)
Added by Wayne Foster on Aug 13, 2017 2:42 PM
Deb Kueter
Bert W Davis - Picture
Cristie - thank you so much for quickly taking and posting this grave picture. Please also add it to his wife, Levon Hill Davis (#182311362) since it looks like they are buried together. Must be a lovely day in Jackson! ~~ Deb
Added by Deb Kueter on Aug 13, 2017 1:51 PM
Sarah Jones
Memorial # 151499349
Thank you so much for adding a photo of the gravestone for relative Mary Pearl Nelson Thompson.

Your contributions to Find A Grave are appreciated!

Sarah Nelson Jones
Added by Sarah Jones on Aug 13, 2017 12:56 PM
Debbie Hancox
Azmon Anderson
Hi Cristie, the photo of his and Joyce's grave marker didn't post. Unfortunately the link to the TN roots is not available anymore. Thank you for trying.
(the wife of his nephew)
Added by Debbie Hancox on Aug 13, 2017 6:43 AM
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