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John Barry (#46539013)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo This is me(John) and "Rusty", my beloved 17 year-old American Cocker Spaniel, and our 1963 Nova SS that we would go cruising together in. Rusty was my first true unconditional love and I had owned him since I was a teenager. Congestive heart failure finally took him from me on February 26, 2001. The photo was taken on December 13, 2000. He is now interred at the Greenbriar Pet Cemetery in Apopka, FL. He has a prime plot and the fanciest fully lined casket money could buy, but I couldn't decide on a monument worthy enough for such a wondferful friend and companion. The selection of headstones at the pet cemetery wasn't very good, so I began going to people cemeteries around the Central Florida area for ideas. The wide variety of shapes and sizes of headstones as well as, dates, titles, and final words set in the stone really caught my interest. There is a lot of history to be learned in a cemetery. The homeade concrete headstones in the smaller and more run down cemeteries were the most interesting of all. I finally decided on a large Missouri Red slant headstone for Rusty.
I continued to take ramdom names and dates from small cemeteries I found scattered around Florida and add them to the Find-A-Grave archives. I was surprised to receive thank you notes from a few people over the years who had lost track of their relatives and had no idea where they ended up. Not necessarily good news, but it is closure which amounts to something.
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Tangerine cemt. orange co fl
thank you for doing this cemetery, its old and almost forgotten. Tangerine is or was a very small town. J
Added by J on Apr 12, 2015 5:17 PM
Saralyn McAfee Smith
Jerry Barry
I loved your story of how you rescued Jerry, and how he repaid you with eternal love. Made me cry, though.
Added by Saralyn McAfee Smith on Aug 17, 2012 9:17 PM
J.A. & D.S.
Wiley Hudson - Transfer

Thank you for the Wiley Hudson transfer. I will be adding a bio and hopefully it will aid Hudson descendants in their research.
Thank You again and Have a Good Day.
Added by J.A. & D.S. on Mar 12, 2012 8:32 AM
William Henry Costar
Wanted to let you know, while I was out shooting a few other gravestones for a project about to start at the Key West Cemetery. This headstone was on the next site and the lamb caught my attention. I have uploaded the photo for your memorial.
Added by keywester on Oct 03, 2010 7:41 AM
janet rn
Eldridge harris - oak ridge cemetery
#8242250. middle name Clayton
Added by janet rn on Aug 29, 2010 5:50 PM
janet rn
Eldridge Harris-Oak Ridge Cemetery
could you please connect Eldrige #8242250 with his parents Nath. B #21319595 and mother Daisy TYner #21319600. thanks
Added by janet rn on Aug 29, 2010 5:39 PM
Claudia L Naugle
Benjamin and Martha Curry
Thanks so very much for the transfer. I appreciate it.
Added by Claudia L Naugle on Jun 12, 2010 3:18 PM
Walter Hellerman
Pvt. Theodore Rex stone
John I found this memorial for a Pvt. Theodore Bex. The dates are the same. You will have to change his Last name of Record. Walt Hellerman
Added by Walter Hellerman on Feb 22, 2010 3:23 PM
J.A. & D.S.
RE: Hudson Cemetery - Ida Melissa Hudson
Ida Melissa Hudson was the daughter of Isaac W. and Amanda Hudson who were the first family to settle in the area that would one day become Hudson. The year they arrived was late 1877 or early 1878. The Hudson family was from the state of Alabama.
The Hudson Cemetery was established with the burial of Ida Melissa Hudson (1861-1878). She was one of 11 children. Nine made it to adulthood.

The info of course you can write whatever way you wish. Again Thank you. I had all of Ida Melissa's siblings names and who they married but did not add it since it really does not concern her.
Have a nice day,

Added by J.A. & D.S. on Aug 22, 2009 7:54 PM
J.A. & D.S.
RE: Hudson Cemetery - Ida Melissa Hudson
I'm sorry to have taken so long to write back. I will gather the info and send it to you. Do you want me to email it or use the message option.
By the way your dog is a doll. I enjoyed visiting the pet memorials you added. Very nice.
Have a wonderful day,
Jessica A.
Added by J.A. & D.S. on Aug 19, 2009 8:19 PM
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