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Karyn Buckner Garvin (#47464142)
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Bio Photo One of my main goals for 2017 will be to complete the 700+ entries added via spreadsheet for Rest Haven Cemetery. You are welcome to send edits but I will be completing these as I locate records to fill in the missing information, link families, and correct the dates of death which are currently listed from the cemetery records as dates of burial. Thank you for your patience.

PLEASE do not take my photos (family pictures or grave photos) and use elsewhere, especially Ancestry, without my permission. There's personal family photos I've never even uploaded to Ancestry but have ONLY placed on Find A Grave that have been taken and put on other's Ancestry trees, and they aren't even related to us!! Really??????

Much of my work is from "mowing the rows" in our local cemeteries or in those that are special to me when I get a chance to visit. I try to be very thorough in what I do post to this site. My favorite part of contributing to Find A Grave is walking the cemeteries and taking photos. I also utilize available records for my entries and hope to either photograph later myself or have other contributors photograph these graves, as I have photographed theirs. ACCURATE cemetery documentation is very important, and this is why I do what I do.
I love to research and link families, and add biographical information - please use the Edit tab and send me any information you would like to have added, and I will add based on the rules for bios set in the Find A Grave FAQ's, which includes rewriting obituary information facts so as not to violate copyright (pre-1923 obits excluded).
I transfer only within the four-generation
Find-A-Grave guidelines.
PLEASE carefully check the cemetery in which you want to list a memorial (it doesn't hurt to quickly check the county too) BEFORE you list it, as one may already exist for that person. Duplicate memorials for the same person, ("Dupes"), whether accidental or intentional, are not allowed by F-A-G. Duplicates erode the quality of this site and are problematic for many reasons. I will send you a friendly SAC if I see one.
It is very sad that quite a few contributors continue to misuse this site and post entries as permanent BURIAL UNKNOWN, both recent deaths and those 100 years ago or more.
This is Find A GRAVE, not a memorial site for generations of folks who have passed on and we do not know where they are buried, or for certain what happened to their remains.
I do not add entries for those with unknown dispositions (Burial Unknown) to Find A Grave. I also will not link my managed memorials to those without proper dispositions. Please do not link any BURIAL UNKNOWN entries to the memorials I manage; I will request the links to be removed if I become aware they have been linked.
PLEASE realize this is a GRAVES REGISTRATION SITE, not a place for you to build your family tree :) If you do not know where the person was buried, or the final disposition of the remains, you should not be listing the person on FIND A GRAVE.
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from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

Memorial contributions to Find A Grave should fulfill that mission - registration
of the final disposition.
If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the
main mission,then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.

Find a Grave memorials may contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Members can
leave remembrances via ‘virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.

Find A Grave is a resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family,
friends, and ‘famous' individuals.

Find A Grave is definitely a genealogical RESOURCE, but not a genealogical SITE..... There's a difference :)
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Ra Adkins
Hamlin Cemetery/Fairview Hamlin,WV
An 1876 map of Hamlin, WV shows Hamlin Cemetery. Sometime after it became Fairview early 1900. A beautiful hilltop view. Sarah Jane Lambert Holley 1883-1974. Being one of the oldest Central Methodist members at that time. Bessie L. Thomas Leete 1893-1980 help organize a group from  Central United Methodist Church to clean the Fairview  Cemetery.both are buried there. The date of Fairview Memory Gardens being formed is being researched.
Added by Ra Adkins on Feb 13, 2017 8:10 AM
George Kirkman
RE: Leslie
Thanks for the info. My duplicate has been removed already. Sadly there is more to a person life that just dates and final disposition. But you go with what you got, not what you want.
Added by George Kirkman on Feb 12, 2017 7:35 PM
George Kirkman
Leslie "Popeye" Charping
Yes, it is a duplicate, but I won't delete it. I'll let some site administrator do that. Mine gives much more details based on his obituary. What's the purpose of Find A Grave? To see who can get their first with the most grave sites or to preserve a person history? After reading the story of his life the way his family wrote it, this is probably the way they want him to be remembered.
Added by George Kirkman on Feb 12, 2017 6:56 PM
Theron Rogers
Ora/Herman Goins
I found 20 headstones in a old overgrown lot that appeared to be a cemetery. After much research I found that most of these markers, including yours, had duplicate markers in several states scattered around the east coast. So I put them all in a virtual cemetery and changed them to burial unknown. My only conclusion at this point is that they were defects from a marble company in this area and correct markers were created and shipped and installed at the correct locations. I was hoping to find some facts to back up my conclusion but at this point I have not. Why were they scattered around in this lot? Where were they made? There may have been a small camper on this lot many years ago. Did someone have them as yard ornaments? If I just delete them, will someone else add them back to Find A Grave? Very strange...
Added by Theron Rogers on Feb 04, 2017 6:13 PM
Theron Rogers
Garland Lewallen 159489850
Thanks for the suggestion. This was a small, 6 grave, unmapped cemetery on one side of the driveway for a larger cemetery. I thought is was all one cemetery. I have separated the memorials added a cemetery photo and sent in the GPS location to show it as a mapped cemetery. Theron...
Added by Theron Rogers on Feb 04, 2017 4:36 PM
Dennis W. McWhorter
William A. McWhorter-7644382
Please reference rank to this person as PFC.
Dennis W. McWhorter
Added by Dennis W. McWhorter on Feb 01, 2017 4:13 PM
John Milton Braun
Find A Grave Memorial# 104467042 removed. Thanks for
Your msg.

Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Jan 29, 2017 4:31 AM
Robin L. Parrish Wilkinson- Bostic
Chilton Slone
Thank you so much for your email. I deleted mine even though mine was first, just a mistake in cemetery location. I read your bio and looked at a lot of memorials you made. Great work! Robin
Added by Robin L. Parrish Wilkinso... on Jan 18, 2017 7:23 AM
Once the correct cemetery is identified, a merger, in my opinion, would be more appropriate than a deletion.
Gentle comments are always welcome.
Added by Shoshana on Jan 17, 2017 9:32 PM
I just want you to be aware that Ancestry bought the Find A Grave website several years ago. Just want you to be aware of this. Cheers A
Added by gapwork90 on Jan 17, 2017 8:35 PM
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