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BK (#46630070)
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Bio Photo One of my Wray ancestors gave the broach in my photo to his bride-to-be. If you know anything about antique jewelry and can tell me how old it is I would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today."Unknown

The Dash Poem, by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash.
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RE: John H. Barlow
I am not related to John H. Barlow.
I am photographing all the headstones in Maple Hill Cemetery. About 75% photographed and hope to be finished next year, started in 2014. I have photographed other Cemeteries also.
Glad this helped in your research.
Tom Ramby
Added by TOM RAMBY on Aug 24, 2017 6:38 PM
RE: Ollie E. Odom #33190924 wesley chapel
Thank you so much. I am sorry it took me so long to reply. We all just stay busy.
Added by LINDA O.SMITH on Aug 24, 2017 12:51 AM
Ouida Watson (Myers)
Lillie Belk Johnson
I would love to find a picture of Lille Belk Johnson, my great grandmother. My grandmother was Effie Johnson Thompson. I have pictures of Josiah, but not Lille.

Ouida Watson
Added by Ouida Watson (Myers) on Aug 22, 2017 10:28 AM
Joyce Rye Kasberg
Mary E Reece
Thanks for sending me this link.
I saw this on FB but didn't make the connection..
It has been added to her memorial.

Thank you,
Added by Joyce Rye Kasberg on Mar 27, 2017 10:09 PM
Linda Ketchum
John Samuel Ross
I am trying to find the grave of my great grandfather John Samuel Ross (12 MAR 1855 Monroe, Mississippi - 16 OCT 1916, Monroe, Mississippi). He was the husband of Harriet Pace Ross (your memorial 77552735). Could he be buried in the same cemetery as Harriet? I see several of their children on the list as buried there, but not John. Any thoughts? I went through the cemetery list and didn't find him. He did die in Monroe County.
Thanks so much.
Added by Linda Ketchum on Mar 20, 2017 2:26 AM
RE: Pleasant Holloway
Pleasant fathered and raised Arthur Minnifield. Arthur was my great grandfather. I will add him soon. Thanks.
Added by KiHMi on Feb 02, 2017 7:25 AM
RE: Ollie E. Odom #33190924 wesley chapel
It will be fine to transfer him to me. I will try to do a little more research and find the other siblings. Thank you.
Added by LINDA O.SMITH on Jan 20, 2017 9:50 AM
burial info for Mae Odom
I failed to ask if you know where Mae Odom is buried. I did not find her in Wesley Chapel. Thank you
Added by LINDA O.SMITH on Jan 05, 2017 3:00 PM
Ollie E. Odom #33190924 wesley chapel
My name is Linda Odom Smith. I am the daughter of George Harrel Odom, son of Elzie Author Odom, and Grandson of George W. Odom. Ollie is one of my ancestors but I do not know what the E. stands for. Are you also related to him? There is another Ollie Odom on the findagrave website in the same cemetery and he is one and the same as the one you listed. I have seen his stone many times and know that it is a Woodsman of the World Headstone. The other person listed it as Woman of the World. The number for that listing is 46737938. I tell you this so that maybe one listing needs to be removed and it has to be done by you or the other person.
I would also like to know if we are related. Was George W. and Maggie L. Odom his parents? They are my great grandparents and are buried in the same cemetery. Thank you, Linda
Added by LINDA O.SMITH on Jan 05, 2017 2:58 PM
Jan J. Shultz
Caroline Smith
Thank you so much for the transfer of my Smith relation. I have linked her to her father.

I appreciate your making her memorial.
Added by Jan J. Shultz on Nov 07, 2016 8:49 AM
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