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Homemade Tombstones
Description:
This category is for listing tombstones/gravemarkers that were not professionally made. Many are made from semi-permanent materials such as untreated wood or unpainted metal.
Expanded Description:
Homemade tombstones can be very simple or very elaborate. They are sometimes placed out of economic necessity. However, they should not be considered a cheap replacement. They are often very personal tributes and give a great deal of insight into the deceased.

Because of the semi- or non-permanent nature of these markers, many of these markers erode or corrode away. Waymarking them is a way of recording their existance and sharing these tributes for the future.

Roadside tributes, such as wooden crosses placed at the scene of a fatal accident, will not be accepted. The homemade tombstone must be at an actual grave.

The tombstone must be for a human, not an animal.

Some examples of handmade tombstones:
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Cesino Cielli
Richard "Ricky" Thomas Hickman
We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area. Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Homemade Tombstones Waymark:
Coordinates at the tombstone are required. If there are barriers near the tombstone, please do not cross them to get your coordinates. A photo of the tombstone is also required. (Please do NOT include your GPS in the photo.) In the long description, please include all names and text found on the tombstone.

Other information, such as details about the deceased or a description of the style of the marker, are appreciated. The variables -- material used and dates of birth and death -- are optional, but appreciated.

Please name your Waymark with the name of the deceased, followed by either the name of the cemetery or the location: "Bill Jones, XYZ Cemetery" or "Bob Smith, Anytown, USA."

If there are several homemade tombstones clustered together, please feel free to create a waymark for each. The purpose of this category is to honor each individual.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To help give a different perspective and to better the Waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the tombstone. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.

Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior will be subject to deletion.
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Homemade TombstonesUnknown - Mont Belvieu Methodist Cemetery, Mont Belvieu, TX

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In the back corner of the Historic Mont Belvieu Methodist Cemetery are two small hand made headstones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesZEKE Pallozola - Bethel Cemetery - near Labadie, MO

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Young man gone way to early. His obituary spelled his name wrong.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesEva Nell Hensley - Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cedar Bayou, TX

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A fairly recent burial in older church yard cemetery. It was definately made with love, unfortunately it may be destroyed by the weather.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCarl Winistroerfer - Bethel Cemetery - Labadie, MO

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Simple wooden cross

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/31/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesClayton Awalt - Bayswater, NS

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Built around 1865 by the congregation, All Saints Anglican Church is about a kilometre east of this cemetery, the second of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 3/31/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGuy Vanier, Cimetière St-Henri de Mascouche - Mascouche, Qc

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Croix de métal soudé qui indique l'emplacement de la tombe de Guy Vanier décédé le 29 mai 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/30/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGrady W. Miller - Crowell Cemetery - Crowell, TX

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A handmade concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Grady W. Miller, in historic Crowell Cemetery, Crowell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/27/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam Jetton - Eureka Springs, AR USA

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Homemade grave marker for William Jetton in Oak Hill Cemetery of rural Carroll County, Arkansas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/24/2018

last visited: 3/23/2018

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Homemade TombstonesMoore family graves -- Old Alton Cemetery, Denton TX

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The homemade tombstones for 3 members of the Moore family at Old Alton Cemetery, Denton TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/14/2018

last visited: 3/10/2018

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Homemade TombstonesWooden Crosses in Cowley Monastery Cemetery - Bracebridge, Ontario

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There are several homemade wooden crosses in Cowley Monastery Cemetery. The former monastery is a designated heritage location and the graves are for the Anglican priests and others who served the community from here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/12/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesHomer Guthrie - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesHenry Bly - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJannie May Bly - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn William - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMary Bellmon - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAlex Hickhem - Simpson Chapel AME Cemetery - Callaway County, MO

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This is an African Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery, has a mailing address in Columbia MO (Boone Co.), physical location is in a different county (Callaway)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesVelmer Hale - Megargel Cemetery - Megargel, TX

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A simple red granite headstone and footstone mark the final resting place of Velma Lenora Hale in historic Megargel Cemetery, Megargel, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/1/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohnnie Virgin - Hampton Cemetery - Edhube, TX

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The final resting place of Johnnie Virgin in Hampton Cemetery is marked by a beautiful wooden headstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAlbert Ward - Hampton Cemetery - Edhube, TX

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A hand-inscribed stone grave marker is at the final resting place of Albert Ward, in Hampton Cemetery, Edhube, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/22/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBerryhill - Mount Carmel Cemetery - Wolfe City, TX

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The final resting places of W.N. and Elizabeth Berryhill are marked by a homemade gravestone that they share, in historic Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLair - Allens Point Cemetery - Allens Point, TX

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Two hearts mark the final resting places of Truman Hurbert Lair and his wife, Mary Ada Lair, in Allens Point Cemetery, Allens Point, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMary Ann Mosley - Mulberry Cemetery - Mulberry, TX

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A simple rock headstone marks the final resting place of Mary Ann Mosley, in historic Mulberry Cemetery, Mulberry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/13/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLonny Reeves and Lloyd Reeves, Jr. - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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Two pieces of floor tile, each embedded in a concrete base, mark the final resting places of Lonny Reeves and Lloyd Reeves, Jr., in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/8/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAlvin G. Rowland, Jr. - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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A simple rock headstone marks the final resting place of Alvin Gregory Rowland, Jr., in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for help with his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFender - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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Simple concrete headstones mark the final resting places of John Wesley Fender and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Fender, in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about their names.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2018

last visited: never

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