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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
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Bio Photo Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, I have tried to photograph every readable memorial I could find. I was honored to spend time with Dr. DiBlasi at his lab, researching and scanning burial records, journals, maps, lot cards, and documenting cremations. I have walked every square inch of the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I do not have family buried in Eastern Cemetery, nor do I have family in any of the cemeteries in the county, as I am not originally from Kentucky. I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to copy and use my photos for your personal use.

The goal is to have something out there for a family member who might be searching for that one particular ancestor. Hopefully, I've made the search easier. In September of 2015, I petitioned the court to allow me and four other individuals to probe for stones that have fallen over and were covered by dirt over time. I received that permission after appearing before the Court.

I have transferred all records to a couple of friends I've made through findagrave, and have had the privilege of meeting one of them. Their goal is the same as mine.

I spent years "fighting" drug users and homeless on the cemetery grounds, well meaning groups, neighbors of the cemetery that were clashing with the groups, dog walkers who would sic dogs on me because they thought I was part of a group, and rude, obnoxious individuals, and I grew tired of fighting.

Well, now I have a new fight, which will not let me work with the records of Eastern. December 19th, 2016, I received a diagnosis of glioblastoma, level 4, and told that without treatment, I will live six weeks, with treatment, I have a year. The oncologist said it was going to kill me, and he did not want to tell me that. So I am well and truly done, and will not be able to set foot on Eastern anymore. I'm having some trouble with concentration, so know that it is also time to give up trying to enter names into findagrave, so will be passing on the databases I have, once I find someone. I have asked Jeff Morris, 47176008, to be the steward for my account.

I will always, hopefully, remember those who came into Eastern, looking for family, and I happened to be there and was able to help them. My thanks to all who have let me be a part of their search for their families at Eastern.





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Thank you
Bobby, Thank you so much for posting my grandmother Ruthannetta Chambers' obituary to her memorial at the Eastern Cemetery, and for all you've done before, very much appreciated! Best to you. Kurt Chambers
Added by Tribute to our ancestors on Jul 31, 2017 12:44 PM
dhbღ
Thinking of You ♥

Stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you, Bobby, and that I see your work nearly every day. *hugs* and thanks again. -Diane

Added by dhbღ on Jul 28, 2017 11:35 PM
Shelly Tindal
Just me...
Just checking in to see how you are. It's been a while since we've chatted. Hugs! Shelly
Added by Shelly Tindal on Jul 17, 2017 5:04 PM
frank kinney
John Totten
Hi Bobby: Thanks so much for the pic of John's Gravestone. He was married to my step GM for a short time before his death. This will fill in the blanks on one branch of my tree.

Frank Kinney
Added by frank kinney on Jul 10, 2017 11:10 AM
SLFergus
Henry Clay Quick
Hello,
I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to try to locate his grave marker and the note that one was not found so he's unmarked. Thank you so very much!
Best regards,
SLFergus
Added by SLFergus on Jul 10, 2017 7:37 AM
Elsie Gambrel
RE: You
Just checking. Hope all is going well for you.
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Jun 23, 2017 11:52 AM
Andre Doss
Odessa Velma Payne Downing

Thank you very much for the transfer.

Added by Andre Doss on Jun 15, 2017 12:15 PM
dhbღ
Your work is appreciated

Thank you for bringing to light so much about Eastern. Your diligence and bravery are remarkable. From a Louisville-born (now Alabamian) Graver who salutes your calling, I pray for your healing, Bobby. -Diane





Added by dhbღ on Jun 01, 2017 11:02 AM
Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton
Thank you for transfer
Thank you for transfer of Pvt William H "Peanuts" Merrifield. This is my sister in law's brother. This really means a lot to me.
Added by Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton on May 29, 2017 2:39 PM
nbgar
Dora S Burkhardt
Thank you so much for all the time, energy and effort you have spent in Eastern Cemetery. The families of those who are buried there truly appreciate your dedication. It is sad to read of your diagnosis. I appreciate your transferring this memorial to our family.
Added by nbgar on May 22, 2017 10:28 AM
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