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Not Forgotten (#47093036)
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Bio Photo I consider my "roots" from East Tennessee and Bell County, KY. Many of my direct line moved to Monroe, MI as early as 1923 and that is where our line also starts to include the State of Michigan. As the internet/web became available, it became a boom for genealogists. I took it upon myself to do as much as possible to preserve our families past, that they will be remembered. Miller/Cox/Brogan/Parks.
I started in the 90s to visit with those in our line and to gather as many of our old family photos and stories as possible ; before those who could share them were gone. So much is lost forever without these personal accounts and photos. I chose Find-a-grave first because it was free to all, which made it most accessible.

Please post any photos, obituaries, biographical sketches, first hand accounts, or stories. I would love to add them.

It makes me a little sad to realize that most of my immediate line will have little ties with the areas of my childhood of TN and Monroe, MI, but those ties are preserved here. My favorite places are Cosby and Gatlinburg.

A life lost young is tragic. I also love this quote from a man of Ninety-one "the hardest part of living to an old age is that most of your friends and relatives are not there to share it with you."

WE ARE THE CHOSEN
[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
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.

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For those 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 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 that 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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B. D. Rutherford
RE: Cannon Creek Cemetery
Concerning the cemetery where Lizzie Hoskins is buried, if you were coming from Middlesboro on the Page Cutoff, would the cemetery be across the train trestle on the right or left? Bruce
Added by B. D. Rutherford on Aug 21, 2017 7:53 AM
RParky
Condolences
Thank you Bev, for the kind thoughts, for my brother Ron. Your kindness, will not be forgotten.
Love busses, large & small. We also had a school bus fleet. Also love yellow. As my grandchildren grew, I lectured them all, about not giving school bus drivers a difficult time. It's hard enough to drive a bus load of screaming kids !
Thank you again, Ray.
Added by RParky on Aug 13, 2017 6:01 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
Arthur Parks
As soon as his son is removed from my memorial, I sent an edit to add your memorial, I will delete my memorial. I think they are someone who doesn't do their edits, they just let it happen. I am watching it and will remove it as soon as the son is removed. Thanks Roanna
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Jul 07, 2017 9:45 AM
B. D. Rutherford
RE: Cannon Creek Cemetery
I know the train tracks back up into Page towards Ferndale are gone. There is a cemetery up there called Hurst Cemetery that I have photographed. I called Creech Funeral Home but they had no idea. They wanted me to drive over to Cannon Lake area but I told them that I did not believe that is the cemetery was located. I plan on driving over in the Fall and will drive down the road looking for Cannon Creek Baptist Church and hopefully I will see someone that can help us.
Added by B. D. Rutherford on Jul 03, 2017 3:54 PM
B. D. Rutherford
RE: Cannon Creek Cemetery
Sorry, I cannot find anyone who knows the location.
Added by B. D. Rutherford on Jul 03, 2017 9:14 AM
B. D. Rutherford
RE: Cannon Creek Cemetery
Sorry, I do not. However, I will ask a few people back there and see if they know. What is the family names?
Added by B. D. Rutherford on Jul 02, 2017 12:24 PM
B. D. Rutherford
RE: Turner Cemetery #2 and Yellow Creek Church Cemetery
Colmar is now Turner Church Cemetery. I have kin there too.
Added by B. D. Rutherford on Jun 23, 2017 7:45 PM
B. D. Rutherford
RE: Turner Cemetery #2 and Yellow Creek Church Cemetery
You are correct. Old Yellow Creek Cemetery had two parts at one time. The upper and the lower and they are separated by a hill. The lower part is now called Turner Cemetery #2 and that has created lots of problems with duplicates. I think I found about 15. If I have asked you to move some from Old Yellow Creek to Turner I would hope you do so.

My next trip to Middlesboro in the fall will find me completing the photo shoot of Turner and then I will head up to Old Yellow Creek. Old Yellow Creek in on 45th Street and Turner is on 46th. However, you cannot get from one to the other without going back out on Cumberland Avenue. No wonder people are confused and duplicates are created.

Added by B. D. Rutherford on Jun 23, 2017 5:54 PM
Cathy Stevens (Stapleton)
Donald Mergener 79973069
While Donald Mergener is not my blood relative was married to my Aunt Brenda Mergener who just passed away today. I have added a memorial for her and have linked her to the love of her life. I don't know if transfer your memorials, if do I would appreciate it if you transfer Donald to me. If any member of his family should request it I would surely pass it on to them. Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave. Either way I will find a photo of him to add to the memorial.
Added by Cathy Stevens (Stapleton) on Feb 17, 2017 3:34 PM
Lynne
RE: William Needham's wife, Delilah
I had considered that possibility! Thanks for asking around!

Lynne Hill
Added by Lynne on Dec 05, 2016 2:46 PM
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