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Deb (#46832182)
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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can.
NOTE-NOTE-NOTE: I am one of many contributors who no longer (knowingly) links to "UNKNOWN" BURIALS. Please try to discover the final disposition before making an entry.
NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos. IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, contact me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Names of personal interest to me (for one reason or another) are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families.

Other surnames of interest are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them.
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RE: Duplicates
One would naturally assume that the memorial with the grave marker photo is in the right cemetery, until you realize how just many photos get uploaded to the first memorial a photographer finds, right or wrong. Or how many grave marker photos get posted to two (!) different memorials, no matter what cemetery the photographer was standing in.

So, you think Lewis Jordan is buried in Brookeland Cemetery, Brookeland, Sabine County, Texas. Thanks.
Added by Rajordan on Oct 19, 2017 6:33 PM
I don't know which ones are correct in which cemetery, but would you take a look at these JORDANs?

Lewis Jordan and his wife.
Added by Rajordan on Oct 18, 2017 9:12 PM
Sue Lilley
James Burk
Memorial deleted. Thanks for noticing. Sue
Added by Sue Lilley on Oct 17, 2017 2:02 PM
Mary Kittie Charlton
Hi Deb,
Thank you for creating her memorial - #32401428. I've submitted a couple of edits and links for her. The sources of the information are her death certificate and federal census records and state marriage records. Kittie died at the Rusk State Hospital where she'd been for 7 years in a catatonic state. So sad. Her husband did not remarry.
Again, thank you.
Added by JaneB on Oct 09, 2017 5:37 PM
Ann Parkinson
RE: Joe Meador
THANK YOU! Mine has been deleted! Blessings~
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 06, 2017 2:39 PM
Steven Driskell
Mary Lou Coleman Evans
I've added a headstone photograph for Mary Lou Coleman Evans:

Please update the date of birth as January 15, 1929 on the memorial page.

Added by Steven Driskell on Oct 03, 2017 2:55 PM
Judy Richards
RE: David Coursey obit
Jaynes Memorial Chapel
811 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
Added by Judy Richards on Sep 30, 2017 1:16 PM
Tommie Alvie Renfro
Hello Deb! I will transmit a transcription of the obituary to you shortly. It is my privilege to share it with you.

Warmest genealogy regards,
Added by FindingOurLott on Sep 28, 2017 6:23 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Jerry Smith
I messaged the person on Ancestry with the picture, still waiting to hear from them. And I was the one that did the family tree to try to clarify which Jerry Smith he was.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Sep 28, 2017 5:03 PM
Lynda Duncan Miles
RE: Billy Wayne Allbright
He was married to my cousin, Lee Ann Clary Allbright. She gave me this information: "He passed away at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler. Six days after mesonteric bypass surgery. From internal bleeding."

Thanks for checking facts.

Lynda Duncan Miles, member #47070549

If you want to transfer it to me, I would be happy to fill in more family info.
Added by Lynda Duncan Miles on Sep 27, 2017 11:22 AM
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