Shirley Jean Going

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With the new edit tab, I don't always write a thank you note nor do I expect one. We all have plenty to do to keep up. BUT, be assured that I do APPRECIATE any addition/correction, or PHOTO REQUEST you fulfill for me. Please accept this as my thanks for your efforts.

If you'd like a family memorial TRANSFER just ask. I'll transfer it to you if they are not my blood relative.

~~THANK YOU ~~ To Everyone Who Stopped By And Left A Kind Note And/Or Flower On one of My Memorials. They are so greatly appreciated.

So many people have said to me; don't you have better things to do with your time then drag up the past? I tell all of you now, I do, but I don't. My father, Duel Glen Going, was only 5 years old when he lost his father, Alonzo Stubblefield Going, to Typhoid. My grandmother, Pearl Cathern Holt-Going, Phillips, then took her 4 children and moved to Oklahoma and there was very little contact between her and the Going family. Therefore, I never knew this family and very little was ever spoken of them.

My feelings are, in each family, someone is called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and feel that somehow the old ones know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before me. I feel I am the story teller of the GOING (plus many more surnames) tribe. I feel I have been called as if it were by my ancestral genes.

Those who have gone before me cry out to me: Tell our story. So, I'm trying. In finding them, I somehow find myself.

For me, it started on a beautiful November day in the 1980's. I stood in front of my Grandfather Alonzo Going's grave in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, and asked him (and all the other family gravestones around him), "Who were you? Where did you come from? Why didn't I get to know you?" With tears streaming out both of my eyes, I looked up into a cloudless sky of blue and vowed, at that very moment in time, I would not stop until those questions were answered.

If you have time to visit one of my family members, it would be greatly appreciated.

Georgia Lee Cox Going and Duel Glen Going. SIBLINGS: Betty Jane Going Kelso and Helen Yvonne Going Wilson.
NIECES AND NEPHEW: Janice Elaine Kelso Olsen, Donna Yvonne Kelso, Cheryl Ann Kelso Clark, Joel Tavis Coffey.
GRANDPARENTS: Alonzo Stubblefield Going and Pearl Cathern Holt-Going Phillips; John Avery Cox and Lucinda Eveline 'Eva' Widener-Cox Johnson.

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