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Carol Anne Hoch (#47059088)
 member for 9 years, 14 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson was laid to rest at Wesley Chapel. I still miss him. I would like to thank everyone who has left a flower on his memorial. He was a wonderful man.

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."

A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

FROM THE FAQS: How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

FROM THE FAQS: If you want to add from an obituary: Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

FROM THE FAQS: Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Please do not post death certificates on my memorials. If their is information that you want posted, send me the d/c and I will type this in the bio section.

I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers.

"Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone. "Nothing is ended until it is Forgotten."This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on Find A Grave!)

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MYates Vandver
Thea Gail Rodriguez Memorial
Carol Anne,
Thank You, My Cousin, she was so young, wasn't able to attend her funeral.
Added by MYates Vandver on Oct 07, 2017 10:20 AM
Mona Reed
RE: Unknown Cemetery
I'll try that one then. Just didn't want to make the trip and have to go to all of the ones in Houston County. It might be that it is an adjoining county, but I thought I'd start there.
Thanks so much.
Added by Mona Reed on Oct 06, 2017 6:51 PM
Mona Reed
A puzzle
Carol, I sent you an email with a picture attached, hoping you can help me identify the cemetery.
Added by Mona Reed on Sep 29, 2017 8:41 AM
Judy Jones
Family Group around picnic table
I was looking at Maud P. Kirksey's find a grave. You posted pictures and they are great. Have you had the one of CC, Maud and Vera taken around 1918 touched up by a photo shop? I was also wondering who are in the group photo, do you have their names?
You have done a wonderful job on the Kirksey's family and relatives. Judy Standridge Jones
Added by Judy Jones on Sep 18, 2017 4:31 AM
Jesse McWhirter
Find A Grave Memorial# 48791852
her mother can,t be Fannie look at the birth dates
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Sep 16, 2017 10:31 AM
Jennie McQueen
Gladys McQueen Isaacs
Thanks so much for the picture of Gladys' headstone!
Added by Jennie McQueen on Aug 29, 2017 4:16 AM
Elsie Anne Lake Berry
Dr. Grady B. Lake and Birtie Laree Harris Lake
Carol Anne,
Thank you so much for the sweet poem, and beautiful picture, and their grave photos. I have never seen this photo of my grandfather, Dr. GB Lake, a dentist in Crockett Texas for 60 years. Grady and Birtie were both very active in the First Christian Church in Crockett and in the community all their lives.
Again thank you so much!! Elsie Anne Lake Berry-
Added by Elsie Anne Lake Berry on Aug 20, 2017 6:42 AM
Dorothy High Lyons
RE: Eula Lee Bradley 51086308
No I don't. On fine a grave it has her parents as George Monroe' and Josie. I will see if I can fine any information about this family.
Thank you for correcting her site.
Added by Dorothy High Lyons on Aug 08, 2017 9:26 AM
Old Waco
Gary H Yandle
Thank you for creating his memorial and adding his obit. I was going thru some old newspapers and thought you might like to add it.
Added by Old Waco on Aug 07, 2017 11:31 AM
Carol: Thank you for the area posted where Samuel Monroe Fleming, and wife-Bertha Word were buried in Live Oak Cemetery in McCulloch County. It seems as though this family wasn't interested in marking for remembrance where their lived ones were buried.
Added by KaysRoots on Jul 29, 2017 11:59 AM
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