Hello! Welcome to my Find A Grave page. I have met many wonderful people in this endeavor and made some dear friends as well.
What a site ! You can even memorialize your pets ! If you have corrections to suggest or transfer requests, please use the S.A.C. for efficiency's sake. However, you may also leave a mssg or email me.
There are some senior members here whom I've grown to love dearly. When first I joined, they were very patient and very, very generous with their help and time. I will tell you here, I'm a man of nearly sixty years. But I have struggled my entire life with ADHD, and with that comes the battle with impatience (on my part). In fact, one of these wonderful senior members has always been very assertive when it was needed. Even to the point of firmly (but gently and with all civility) correcting me when she saw fit. I won't say her name here, but she knows who she is. Her help has been invaluable to me and outside of the founders of Find a Grave, in my opinion, she knows more about this than anyone I've met on here. I don't know of anyone who knows more about Park Cemetery, in Carthage, than she. (By the way, by "Senior Members" I don't mean as in years old, but years in this sacred work we've all joined ourselves together to do ! )
Also, (just a suggestion, honest), when you're browsing through some member who lives far, far away, look through some of their memorials and leave a note, or some flowers. It's a real encouragement to them. I have some faithful members who leave many notes and artwork on my pet memorials that are beautiful beyond words. They always warm my heart.
I've been photographing cemeteries in the Jasper/Newton Co area for well over 35 yrs now. I am especially fond of Fasken Cemetery, N/E of Carthage on 96. North on CRR 110 to Locust. Appx 1 1/2 miles East. Cemetery is on the South side of the lane. It is where I shall be buried someday.
I am researching Abbott, Brock, Dodson, Everitt/Everett, Franklin, Hudson, Hornback and Moore, to name a few. Hope to see some of you out in the field.
Oh, if you happen to be working a cemetery in or around the Carterville/Oronogo area, and you see a young lady who looks kind of like 'Thelma' from "Scooby-Doo". And who is meticulously photographing each grave. Well, consider yourself blessed to have met Lauren! She's my favorite Find A Grave Shutterbug. Say hello to her. Great smile, she has. And she takes great pictures, too!
UPDATE: My understanding is now she's in the K.C. area.
Would you please visit my pet cemetery? It means so very much when you do. Don't have the words. Leave a mssg if you stop by. Take Care.