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Roger (#46562712)
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Gertrude H Allen #34944845

We are preparing for a presentation on the Palmer family and have submitted a request to link Gertrude Allen #34944845 to her parents and sent an obituary from 1919. We would appreciate your help. Thank you .
Added by Cawker on Sep 21, 2017 12:22 PM
Jake M
RE: Harold Mertz obituary
You want the email public or private? Not sure how to do private. My email is
Added by Jake M on Aug 24, 2017 12:13 PM
Jake M
RE: Harold Mertz obituary
They, the funeral home gave permission to add it to find a grave for Harold.

Added by Jake M on Aug 23, 2017 10:35 AM
Sarah O in Sunset
Removal request submitted to Find A Grave. Requested any information to be merged. Thanks for the alert - stay cool!
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Jul 11, 2017 11:50 AM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
RE: Re: D. Grant Bennett
Sorry, I guess I assumed his first name was Darius when I noticed the llink to his parents.
Dairus was married to my 3rd cousin 1x removed.

Thanks again.
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Jul 10, 2017 5:31 PM
Jay Boone
RE: Re: Sgt Michael Bogear
Thank you. I looked at the memorial and it is a good compromise. I have seen many obituaries with mistakes, but never saw a mistake in the persons name.
Added by Jay Boone on Jul 10, 2017 5:11 PM
Jay Boone
RE: Re: Sgt Michael Bogear
If they have his middle name as Stephan than that is probably correct, but I would put a note in his bio that the obituary has middle name as Stewart. His obit can be found at:
Added by Jay Boone on Jul 10, 2017 3:45 PM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
RE: Re: D. Grant Bennett
Below is the Obituary I have for Dairus Bennett:

Dairus Bennett Obituary July 23, 2007 in Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee:

Dairus Bennett, 85, 213 Roy Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation-Hillside, Kingsport.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Malley E. and Lillie Arnett Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was also a carpenter. He served in the 103rd Inf. Division of the United States Army during World War II. He was a member and elder of the Blue Springs Christian Church and prior to his illness served as choir director and church bus driver. He was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel Bennett, Barney Bennett and Johnny C. Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Loveless Bennett; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny Sue and Rick Campbell, of the home; three grandchildren, Jermey Campbell and his wife Nikki, Lynnette Whitehead and Casey Davis; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Ward of Johnson City and Myrtle Rhudy of Jonesborough; and three brothers, Grant and Clinton Bennett, both of Elizabethton, and Martin Bennett of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Bennett will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Richard Thomason officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in the Bowers Cemetery (Roy Bowers Road) with military graveside honors provided by the V.F.W. Post No. 2166 and the Tennessee National Guard. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Denny Bowers, Willard Loveless, Dairus Bowers, Randy Bowers, Terry Oliver and Gayle Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, friends and neighbors of the Blue Springs Community. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Terry Oliver and the staff and employees of Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday. Online condolences to the Bennett family may be e-mailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Pierce Johnson
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Jul 10, 2017 10:50 AM
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The Tacoma Cemetery staff has no record of Barbara Carmen, Find A Grave Memorial# 176305270, being buried in that cemetery. I discovered that by making a photo request which I was going to use to take the photo myself. Since her husband is buried there one would guess she would be buried there too.
Added by Publico on May 30, 2017 2:46 PM
Poplar Grove, Newbern Tn
You had requested info on John Ellis. In the 1976 records there is a John W.Ellis born April 15, 1832 died Nov 9, 1895. He is buried in Row 12/East side. I Will try to locate the remains of his headstone.
Added by Poplargrove on May 24, 2017 4:33 PM
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