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SKC (#46549017)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I lost my one and only son, David Ray Raley, Jr., to congestive heart failure on December 3, 2012. Sadly, on August 11, 2016, I lost my oldest daughter to congestive heart failure. One doesn't expect to bury their children. My heart is broken.

A native of San Diego, CA. Family roots are: England, Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois & California.

Please feel free to peruse through the memorials I have set up for these very special people listed here. Some are family, some were acquaintances, some are past co-workers and some stories have touched my heart as I read of their demise. To view the entries, click on the words "76 Memorials Added" listed to the right of this column. You will then be directed to a page with names of those I have placed on this site. Thank you in advance for your kindness in visiting.

If you wish to use my photos, please do. Also, I will not question a transference of ownership of any memorial I have posted who is not my own family. Ask, and I'll be most happy to turn it over. My attitude about this stems from my not taking life too seriously and...unlike many here on Find-A-Grave, I am not a numbers collector. I started doing this many years ago and find it odd how some have taken this site too seriously to the extent of arguing over transferring memorials to the families of those deceased. If folks are requesting a transference to them, flipp'in do it! Or, is it a control-thing? It's not that big of a deal.

Family names:
Woodward, Barnes, Jones, Dollar, Minton, Hale, Harvey, Ford, Hopper, Castle, Edwards, Wade, Newitt, Herrell, Cupp, Nall, Maddox and more that I cannot think of off the top of my head.

For corrections or concerns about the listings, please feel free to send me an e-mail at:

Thank you in advance & may God bless & keep you in His tender care.

"Death is a door to Eternity for the believer."

NOTE: To the person who had a memorial set up for my mother and told me all I had to do was ask for a transfer: you make it known to everyone to make sure to go by the Find-A-Grave rules and guidelines for a transfer. I don't go that route. Personally, if anyone asks for a transfer of ownership for a loved one or someone they knew that I have posted, I gladly transfer it questions asked. So, no...I did not ask for a transfer. In fact, because I have my own memorial set up for my mother, you can keep yours!
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Messages left for SKC (32)[Leave Message]
CJ Jackson
RE: My Grandfather's Grave Site
I was going to send You a couple more photos if You give me an email address. C.J.
Added by CJ Jackson on May 20, 2017 4:17 PM
CJ Jackson
Your Grandpa at
I work at 16 cemeteries in San Diego. I'm sorry to tell You that he doesn't have a marker. This is very common. I had the Office tell me who was buried on both sides of I put my flowers on his grave space, where a marker should be. Then I had a groundsman come to him and poke in the ground to see if a marker could be under the soil, and the groundsman said no...but ask the Office if the database for Your Grandpa says a marker was ever bought and what year was it put on his grave. The Office said they can only tell a true Family member, not a photo volunteer. He really may not have had anyone buy a marker. If You wish to ask the Greenwood Office, this is the phone #619-450-1479
Added by CJ Jackson on May 20, 2017 1:04 PM
CJ Jackson
Your Grandpa at Greenwood
I have his location at Greenwood and his SSDI and obits. Pearl is not buried at Greenwood...You know that. C.J.
Added by CJ Jackson on May 18, 2017 5:50 PM
Amy Wolfe
RE: Theodora Carlson
No unfortunately I did not. I just enjoy visiting her :) Sorry for your loss.
Added by Amy Wolfe on Mar 14, 2016 9:21 AM
Don Babas
Only in it to Build Numbers

Sorry to read about the untimely passing of your son... what a tragedy.

I couldn't agree with you more about the contributor of Find A Grave who are in it to amass numbers and unwilling to transfer memorials. Who's going to request a transfer if they’re not somehow attached to the person who the memorial was created for? I can understand if you have a family connection and you'd rather maintain a memorial yourself, but not to transfer based on the Find A Grave guidelines is incredible stupid, selfish, insensitive and controlling. I think these people love the recognition and sense of control they feel with their numbers and when they refuse to transfer. Guidelines are just that "guidelines", not absolute rules and/or regulation that must be adhered to.

Thank you for your find-a-grave contributions, kindness and proper attitude about the memorials you create. Please continue the good work, find-a-grave needs more contributors just like you!!!

Best Wishes,
Added by Don Babas on Feb 11, 2015 6:55 AM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
RE: Agree
I know I have to do my area really quick or its gone. Then when they do put them up, they are adding the obit which is great, but not adding the info in the other boxes because they are in a hurry to grab the next one. Then I have to sent in the corrections.
Thanks for the comment.
Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Oct 06, 2014 6:03 AM
Diane Miller
RE: Thank you...
You are so welcome.
What a smile and I will bet he was a great son to you.
There are no words except to say that my faith says we will be reunited with our loved ones some day if we know the Lord.

God's Best to You,
Added by Diane Miller on Aug 11, 2014 3:29 PM
RE: Thank you...
You are very welcome. Thank you for sharing his wonderful life with us. Steve in Fort Wayne.
Added by Steve on Aug 11, 2014 7:59 AM
Esther Kinder
RE: Thank you...
It was an honor. No thanks are necessary. As a Mother who has lost both of my son's I do know your pain you went through.
Added by Esther Kinder on Aug 09, 2014 8:05 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Charles Hubbard Photo Request-Thank you.
It was my pleasure.

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on May 11, 2014 2:27 AM
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