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Walk The Earth (#46578531)
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Bio Photo Transfers - - just ask. Make sure you use the EDIT Tab on top right of their page. Click on SUGGEST A CORRECTION - then ask for a transfer. Emails, etc will not be processed.

My relatives will stay with me. Please do not ask for transfers unless you contribute more content & are going to maintain the page.
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I also manage some 800+ names of a Peacock cousin who passed away recently.

I think 'Find A Grave' is the next best thing to the real cemeteries when they are too far to travel. Names would not be recorded into Find a Grave database, to be found, if not for the time & efforts of ALL contributors. It is the best way to give back to our ancestors, and others who are looking for family...Everyone deserves to be remembered, no matter how long ago they died. It is not about numbers, it is about people who came before. Their names should not be forgotten. It is about caring...Life is a gift, with deep roots...Someday, everyone will be an ancestor.
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Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has been my project since I began on findagrave. That was 14 years ago when I started looking for my GGrandparents. I had never heard of Hollywood Cemetery. My uncle told me where it was. The area around Hollywood was once a middle-class white area. This is no longer the case. Basically it is a very distressed area.

Lincoln Properties, who owns Hollywood (and other cemeteries) is located about 5 miles away. I went to Lincoln Properties. I was the only white person there. The lady at the desk waited on a number of people while I stood in line & she was as nice as she could be to them. Her attitude totally changed when it was my turn. She was less than nice, short, hateful & very un-helpful. I left mad & frustrated, vowing to list everyone buried at Hollywood. I had no idea there were over 6,000 graves there. And....there is no telling how many more are unaccounted for. A fair amount of them are unmarked. It is just out of downtown Atlanta & is in deplorable condition. I did not want those there to be forgotten. Lincoln has all the records but will not share with me or anyone else. My son & grandson helped by going into the roughest part (which is now woods) taking pictures for me, many hundreds of them. A few years later, James Stephens contacted me, wanting to help. Bless his heart, for three years, he systematically searched every inch of the three huge corners and the tiered section. Everything I had not added, he did. He went through tons of kudzu, briers, vines, falling into holes, digging out markers totally covered in dirt and debris, etc. Walls are crumbling due to neglect. You cannot imagine it's condition until you go there. If your relative at Hollywood does not have a marker picture showing, there isn't a marker for them. Many, many unmarked graves there. Still I work on it, literally every day, linking folks to their relatives. I treat each person there as if they are my relative, working to connect them to family members. If you can help in any way, please contact me. You can also go to James' website - www.stephensroots.com, then go to OTHER to get to the ariel maps of Hollywood. He has set & sectioned off where you can find relatives with markers more easily. It is a jungle out there & in not such a nice neighborhood. Caution is advised. Daylight hours only are advised.
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PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, no one knows you are out there. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are 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 am I and why do 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.

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Isabelle K. Grace
Thank you for the beautiful picture of this woman's tombstone. She was my great aunt and I met her in 1952, possibly just before she died.

She was a teacher, and she gave me one of her books with her name inscribed. One of my treasures.
Added by carol ritter on Aug 13, 2017 8:53 AM
hollywood
Definitely amazing
I uploaded two photos and can not wait to feed husband and go through photos. I have my mother already sending me a big box. I uploaded my Uncloe Bobby Gene Chambers. Definitely my favorite uncle (even though only uncle, great or otherwise). I miss him still, we called him UB because uncle Bobby just too long. Haha. He took my mother to Las Vegas in 1982 while my brother and I had to go to Nebraska to visit the less fun grandparents, my mom living it up in Vegas. Haha
Added by hollywood on Aug 11, 2017 7:08 PM
hollywood
thank you thank you
My phone died. I would love to talk again. I can't tell you how amazing this has been today! I will leave flowers and find photos! Have a great weekend and I will be in touch!
Holly Langston
Roswell, NM
Added by hollywood on Aug 11, 2017 4:24 PM
Deborah Hair
Memorial #57734222
The picture added her is of my grandfather William Hardie Cox, brother to Harmon.Thank you.
Deb Hair
Added by Deborah Hair on Aug 09, 2017 3:31 PM
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Tommy staton
Mem 24888448 in Poe cem soddy tn I am doing the Holmes history and would like for you to transfer to me,at family request thank you
Added by carl gooden on Aug 04, 2017 8:07 AM
Reggie Hughes
RE: Nona B Davis
If you are ever out that way, could you check to see what headstones might be close to hers. Thank You.
Added by Reggie Hughes on Jul 24, 2017 4:04 PM
Reggie Hughes
Nona B Davis
Hello I am looking for information about other spouses of Nona B Davis besides George W Davis, my grand uncle. She has mother listed on her headstone, but I do no think it was a child from George W Davis. Do you know if there are any other headstones close to hers that would reveal another husband or children?

Find A Grave Memorial# 22512787

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Reginald L. Hughes
Albertville, Alabama
Added by Reggie Hughes on Jul 24, 2017 2:58 PM
Heartbroken Daddy's Girl
cemetery photos

go to the cemetery page where the description of the cemetery is posted (address, etc)...and at the bottom of the page on right should be an add photo button....click there to add photos of the cemeteries.. Hope this helps.

Connie
Added by Heartbroken Daddy's Girl on Jul 23, 2017 9:43 AM
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