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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.

I don't know why this new Find-A-Grave site will not accept the URL for my photo site (home page) as my website. The old site took it with no problems. This one tells me I need a valid URL. Anyone know why?

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, Taylor, Ford, Hopper, Castle, Edwards, Wade, Newitt, Herrell, Cupp, Nall, Maddox, Trail 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."


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