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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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Debbie Hancox
RE: Azmon Anderson
Thank you!!!! "Jack" is my husband's uncle. Nice picture!!
Added by Debbie Hancox on Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM
Eliza Hinton
Ramona Dell Griggs
Do know if she has a tombstone? I am not seeing one on her site. Find A Grave# 32859887. She also had a daughter that was still born, that is buried there too. Carolyn Wilson born around 1945 or 1946. I was told by her brother that they put a tombstone on her grave.Would appreciate any help. Thank you.
Added by Eliza Hinton on Sep 11, 2017 2:13 PM
Shirley Stewart Milford
Alfred Moore - Hollywood Cemetery
Cristie, thank you for searching for Alfred Moore's grave in Hollywood Cemetery. I noticed that his wife's memorial states she is in an unmarked grave, so his is probably unmarked also. I do appreciate your efforts in trying to find his grave.
Added by Shirley Stewart Milford on Sep 06, 2017 8:59 PM
Shirley Stewart Milford
Edward Mayfield - Rose Hill Cemetery
Cristie, thank you for the grave marker photo for Edward Mayfield in Rose Hill Cemetery. I'm late with my thanks, but I do appreciate the photo!
Added by Shirley Stewart Milford on Sep 06, 2017 8:50 PM
John Robert Boals
Thank you so much for the photos.
Added by T.G.Caldwell on Sep 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Inherit the Wind
Hut Reams (#146077353)
Many thanks for the photo! Your kindness is very much appreciated
Added by Inherit the Wind on Sep 03, 2017 5:36 PM
Doris JOA
Leslie Eileen Odom Hattison!
Thank you so much for taking your time and energy to fulfill this request of my Aunt Eileen. I really do appreciate your effort.
Doris Odom Armand
Added by Doris JOA on Aug 28, 2017 1:52 PM
Candace Smith
Thank you so much for your time and effort and adding this photo. I appreciate it. C J
Added by Candace Smith on Aug 22, 2017 4:10 PM
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
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 C. on Aug 16, 2017 10:47 AM
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