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Freeman R Bateman Jr (#47321255)
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Bio Photo THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Doug Williams
RE: 140955665(Son) 78549015(Father)
Thanks Freeman, have corrected the photo placement for Arnold G Sadler. Appreciate the heads-up on it. Keep up your good work!Doug
Added by Doug Williams on Feb 12, 2017 7:24 AM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Sadie Wright/ Allison
Thank you for bringing this to my attention I was going by the last name on the head stone. According to the information I found she remarried in 1965 to Henry Wright after her 1st husband passed away. I deleted her memorial. Thank You
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jan 04, 2017 6:28 PM
Wynn Herbert
Mamie L Carawan
Memorial # 78485580.
I think you have an error in one of her husbands. Should be Ira T Carawan instead of Alonzo Carawan.
Added by Wynn Herbert on Dec 10, 2016 2:43 PM
Ralph
Mary E. Fulcher Willis
Sorry, the Death Certificate I have says she died on June 5,1941 of a cerebral hemmoridge.
Also says she was born 1863 and married the 22 of Jan. 1883 to Charlie Willis who died in 1936.
Added by Ralph on Jul 28, 2016 10:20 PM
Jim Dugan
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Your email address bounced.
I had copy-clipped frbj0003@centurylink.net
Please review and update your contributor page if necessary.
Added by Jim Dugan on Jul 14, 2016 2:28 PM
Sharon Rogers-Fabris
Edna Garvin
Thanks for the duplicate find. I check names first before adding new ones however that on slipped thru since the name wasn't correct on the first one.. Thanks again.
Added by Sharon Rogers-Fabris on Jun 07, 2016 9:26 PM
Alberticoღდ
Ruth E. Snodgrass DiMatteo
Hello. I accepted and I've added her maiden name to her memorial. Thank you for the link to her father, too.

I declined this edit in regards to punctuation. You requested that I remove the period after her middle initial "E." however, I add a period to all first and/or middle names where there is only a single letter in the first and/or middle name field. I do like to be consistent in my punctuation. Hope you understand.

Thank you for all your help! :)
Added by Alberticoღდ on May 20, 2016 1:06 PM
Human
re: Clair Hupp
the information you sent for my memorial is for a different Clair Hupp.. here is his death certificate

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=2114638&ImageNumber=50
Added by Human on May 15, 2016 10:51 AM
Donna McPherson
RE: Duplicates
I had already sent them a notice weeks ago but they have done nothing.
Donna
Added by Donna McPherson on Mar 15, 2016 3:13 PM
Donna McPherson
Duplicates
You need to let the other person know. My were there first.
Added by Donna McPherson on Mar 15, 2016 12:31 PM
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