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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 waymark them as a single group, rather than as several individual markers. You can always upload photos of the individual markers when you post your waymark.
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 TombstonesJ. D. Carta -- Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona TX

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The homemade tombstone for J. D. Carta at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/19/2017

last visited: 12/21/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. Fr. Felker - Hibbit Cemetery - Near Sturgeon, TX

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A homemade sandstone headstone is at the final resting place of "Mrs. Fr. Felker", in Hibbit Cemetery, near Sturgeon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMaggie. M. Banks - Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, Rosharon, TX

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Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, also known as Daughters Cemetery and Pilgrim Cemetery, is located about a mile west of Rosharon on FM 1462.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGeorge Lundy - Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, Rosharon, TX

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Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, also known as Daughters Cemetery and Pilgrim Cemetery, is located about a mile west of Rosharon on FM 1462.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWalt Prevo - Brownsboro Cemetery - Brownsboro, OR

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One of a few homemade tombstones in Brownsboro Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/14/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMelvin D. Myers - Brownsboro Cemetery - Brownsboro, OR

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A homemade tombstone in Brownsboro Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/14/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSam Law, Sr. - Shilo Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Matagorda County, TX

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Shilo Missionary Baptist Church is located in rural Matagorda County on FM 521 near the intersection of FM 457.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJoseph Tone - Shilo Missionary Baptist Church, Matagorda County, TX

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Shilo Missionary Baptist Church is located in rural Matagorda County on FM 521 near the intersection of FM 457.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGary M. Piwonka - Hawley Cemetery, Blessing, TX

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Sometimes you come across things in this life that make you appreciate everything you have.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/11/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesC. O. Coffy -- Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Menard TX

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The homemade tombstone for C. O. Coffy consists of hand inscribed letters in a local limestone block

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: 12/20/2016

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Homemade TombstonesElva Ora Hall -- Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Menard TX

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The elaborate false mausoleum style concrete tomb for Elva Ora Hall features a hand inscribed headstone

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: 12/20/2016

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Homemade TombstonesBuddy Baker -- Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Menard TX

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The homemade tombstone for Buddy Baker at Menard's Pioneer Rest Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Homemade TombstonesLuda, Birda, Fay, and Infant Daughter Bradford -- Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Menard TX

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Four daughters of William and Mary Nancy Bradford lie clustered together forever under homemade tombstones at Menard's Pioneer Rest Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: 12/20/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. W. H. -- Ft McKavett Cemetery, Menard/Schleicher Co. TX

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The shell-encrusted homemade tombstone for Mrs. WH at the Fort McKavett cemetery on the Menard/Schleicher County line southwest of Brady

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: 1/9/2017

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Homemade TombstonesEllie Burton -- Ft McKavett Cemetery, Menard/Schleicher Co. TX

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The hand-inscribed homemade tombstone for Ellie Burton at Fort McKavett Cemetery southwest of Brady

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: 1/9/2017

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. R. D. Billingsley -- Copperas Cemetery, Kimble Co. TX

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A homemade tombstone for Mrs. R.D. Billingsley at Copperas Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: 1/9/2017

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Homemade TombstonesEdna Marie Hughes -- Calf Creek Cemetery, McCulloch Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone of Edna Mary Hughes, in Calf Creek Cemetery southwest of Brady

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: 1/9/2017

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Homemade TombstonesHenry Hughes -- Chalk Mountain Cemetery, Somervell Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone for Henry Hughes at Chalk Mountain Cemetery in Somervell County Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesDorris Pulliam -- Oden Chapel Cemetery, Somervell Co. TX

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A piece of local limestone marks the grave of Dorris Pulliam in Oden Chapel Cemetery in Somervell Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesDr. William Phillips -- George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell Co. TX

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A pile of limestone rocks with a concrete hand-scratched tombstone marks the final resting place of Dr William Phillips at George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesRoberto -- George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell Co TX

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A stone hand-inscribed with a single name and a fragment of a date marks the grave of a man named Roberto at George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell Co TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesCatherine Walker -- George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell Co TX

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The homemade wooden cross tombstone for Catherine Walker at George's Creek Cemetery in Somervell Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. George Ward -- Bono Cemetery, Johnson Co. TX

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A fascinating handmade tombstone for Mrs. George Ward at Bono Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Homemade TombstonesDITY (Do IT Yourself) - La Membrolle sur Choisille, Centre

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[FR] Tombe habillée d'une simple croix [EN] Grave dressed in a simple cross

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tromel

location: Centre, France

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesW. M. Moore, Confederate Soldier -- Heath Cemetery, Heath TX

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The simple concrete gravestone for W. M. Moore, a Confederate Soldier in Heath Cemetery, Heath TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/1/2017

last visited: 12/11/2016

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