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I have some advice for those who wish to add their loved ones upon their departure: do so, fast. Being a FindAGrave member for over 17 years, I am shocked when I go to post my own friends and family and I see that their memorial has already been posted. Being family, I am very upset about this. It appears that some members actually wait for the morning obituaries to show up and they jump right on posting to FindAGrave.

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 82 Memorials Added (to the right of this page). 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 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 and numbers thing?

Family names:
Woodward, Barnes, Jones, Dollar, Minton, Hale, Harvey, Taylor, Ford, Hopper, Castle, Edwards, Wade, Newitt, Herrell, Cupp, Nall, Maddox, Trail, Fletcher 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 and may God bless and keep you in His tender care.

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


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