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Deb (#46791156)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Hello fellow find-a-gravers,

Pet Peeve: people who claim that obituaries are copyrighted. By whom, I wonder. The family who actually writes it? The funeral home who merely types it out in a standard format? All the different newspapers and websites that publish it word for word, or shortened to fit available space? If you think you understand this topic, please read this article. It will either be very gratifying that you've been right all along, or you will decide not to believe it, but you should read it all the same, imo, especially if you are going to pounce on other people for posting obits on findagrave memorials.

I have recently changed my position on transfers, and will be adhering, for the most part, to f.a.g. transfer guidelines.

For kin outside of f.a.g. transfer guidelines, I encourage use of Virtual cemeteries which are great for collecting memorials into logical groups like surnames, high school classmates, people from your home town, etc. However, if I have a memorial for a person who was important to you, even outside the guidelines, please don't hesitate to ask.

Of course, inside f.a.g. guidelines, I will transfer without question.

It makes me a little sad to find a memorial I transferred that is still sitting months later exactly as I created it. Even sadder when I find that it has since been taken over by findagrave and there is no way to get them back.

To request a transfer, please use the official "suggest a correction" mechanism, not emails or messages here.

And one last change for now... I no longer entertain requests for mass transfers. This is not "ABOUT NUMBERS". It is because I want every memorial to be actively managed, not just warehoused.

Thanks for understanding.

This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on findagrave! LOL )

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17464408 Lora Evelle Snider Trice
Thanks for the fast turnaround on these memorials.
Added by JYZ on Sep 19, 2017 8:59 AM
Kay Torpey
Merrimon Hightower - 61518183
Hi Deb, I am trying to help a friend get into the DAR but we can't use the information you posted for Merrimon Hightower's birth or death unless we can get copies of the actual paperwork documentation. Do you have copies or would you please tell us where you obtained the information so we can get copies. Thanks. Kay (F-A-G contributor 47285667)

Merrimon Hightower

Birth: 1776
Death: Nov. 23, 1859

Age:83Y 4M 9D

Family links:
Paulina Hightower Aylor (1808 - 1873)*

*Calculated relationship

Hightower Cemetery
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

Created by: Deb
Record added: Nov 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61518183
Added by Kay Torpey on Sep 11, 2017 8:50 AM
Tara Wolf Cibert
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the transfers of my family. I great appreciate it! And Thank you for the work you do to help others on here.
Added by Tara Wolf Cibert on Sep 11, 2017 6:53 AM
Pat Shaw
RE: Transfers of several surnames
Thank you Deb will be patient I know is time consuming work and thanks for all you have done. I see your name everywhere and have for many years. Most recently seen where some that are close to me and I care about have been given to others. It is impossible for me to know which ones you have as I have over 44 thousand in my tree and on even distant relatives I try to sync all with Find A Grave sooo is a lot of work, but I have no way of knowing how to figure out what you have and what I would love to have from you!! Would have to (I think for me) look up everyone individually and find out 'stuff'. Was easier for me to name surnames and mostly in the Clay and Buchanan MO areas tho I have seen you ALL over the place.

Thank you will keep hoping.
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 10, 2017 6:10 AM
Pat Shaw
John Yates
Thank you much
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 06, 2017 6:14 AM
Karen Todd
Ernest and Ollie Thornon
Hi Deb,

You suggested adding the marriage date for Ernest, 9 Feb 1925 on his memorial. Where did this information come from? I haven't been able to find it and would like a source. Will glady edit his memorial.

Added by Karen Todd on Sep 05, 2017 10:52 AM
RE: Are You a Groom decendant
We are looking for information on Find A Grave Memorial# 66506042 she has lots of family in clay county Mo. COURTNEY possibly was her mothers maiden name I think,Im doing this for someone else and its hard for me to keep it all in my little bran,but she has lots information on the memorial.
Thanks Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Sep 03, 2017 7:26 PM
Are You a Groom decendant

Are You a Groom descendant? If so could you contact me?I am researching Grooms. Thank you Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Sep 03, 2017 4:18 PM
Richard Hammontree
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I put some photos of these being installed from a member of the Sloan family.
Added by Richard Hammontree on Sep 02, 2017 10:32 AM
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I am not sure what is happening here but i can tell you that I don't photo shop. I don't even know how to do it. Regards. Eleanor Gibson
Added by Eleanor Gibson on Aug 31, 2017 5:26 AM
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