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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 TombstonesB.C. Chapman - Eakins Cemetery - Ponder, TX

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Basil C. Chapman, in historic Eakins Cemetery, Ponder, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesT. Richefeu, Arpajon, Essonne, France

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Tombe réalisée manuellement dans le cimetière d'Arpajon / Tomb performed manually in the cemetery of Arpajon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesForrest "Shake" Wilkins - Kingston Cemetery - Kingston, OK

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While complemented by a modern headstone, the original homemade grave marker for Forrest "Shake" Wilkins stands at his final resting place in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFrank Rose ~ Hampton Cemetery ~ Mendota, VA.

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A homemade headstone for Frank Rose in Hampton Cemetery, Mendota, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesOS and Kate Anderson ~ Hampton Cemetery ~ Mendota, VA.

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A homemade headstone for OS and Kate Anderson in Hampton Cemetery, Mendota, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesOpal Lou Chartrand - St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery - Jonesburg, MO

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Recently passed

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBetty Corothers - Ables Cemetery - Cooke County, TX

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Betty Corothers, in Ables Cemetery, near Bulcher in rural Cooke County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/17/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMounts Family and Mary Ann Howell - Tartar Cemetery - Bowie, TX

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Three Mounts family members have stone, homemade grave markers, and they are joined by Mary Ann Howell, whose gravestone is also homemade. They are up at the front of Tartar Cemetery, inside of historic Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/6/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCarra Martin - Dickinson Cemetery, Dickinson TX

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Located in the Historic Dickinson Cemetery in Dickinson TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRuth Brooks, Sparks Cemetery, Barry County, MO USA

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Homemade grave marker for baby Ruth Marie Brooks at Sparks Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Homemade TombstonesVeva Brooks, Sparks Cemetery, Barry County, MO USA

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Homemade grave marker for tiny Veva Brooks in Sparks Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Homemade TombstonesEuna Fay and Verna May Daniels, Sparks Cemetery, Barry County, MO USA

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Homemade grave marker for baby twins Euna Fay and Verna May Daniels at Sparks Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Homemade TombstonesWinnie's Leg - St. Luke's Church Cemetery - San Augustine County, TX

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When Winnie Jones lost her leg, she buried it and gave it a headstone. The headstone says "Winnie's Leg".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn W. Campbell - Belcherville Cemetery - Belcherville, TX

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A sandstone marker is at the final resting place of John Watson Campbell, in Belcherville Cemetery, one of the last remnants of the ghost town of Belcherville, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesA.J. Turner - Jacksonville, FL

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A homemade tombstone for A.J. Turner is located in the Gravely Hill Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. N.E. Clark - Burneyville Cemetery - Burneyville, OK

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A homemade, hand-carved headstone is at the final resting place of Nettie Elizabeth Clark, in Burneyville Cemetery, Burneyville, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam Henry Nolen - Burneyville Cemetery - Burneyville, OK

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A homemade, hand-carved headstone is at the final resting place of William Henry Nolen, in Burneyville Cemetery, Burneyville, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesElla Frazier - Burneyville Cemetery - Burneyville, OK

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A homemade, hand-carved headstone is at the final resting place of Ella Frazier, in Burneyville Cemetery, Burneyville, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCorp. Charles L. Sims - Callahan, FL

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A homemade tombstone for Corp. Charles L. Sims is located in the Callahan Community Cemetery in Callahan, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/9/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBessie Carroll - Callahan, FL

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A homemade tombstone for Bessie Carroll is located in the Jones Cemetery in Callahan, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/7/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesArchibald Carroll - Callahan, FL

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A homemade tombstone for Archibald Carroll is located in the Jones Cemetery in Callahan, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/7/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. G.W. Barber - Callahan, FL

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A homemade tombstone for Mrs. G.W. Barber is located in the Jones Cemetery in Callahan, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/7/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGeorge Washington Barber - Callahan, FL

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A homemade tombstone for George Washington Barber is located in the Jones Cemetery in Callahan, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/3/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesE. L. W. -- Winchell Cem., Brown Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone of E(mma) L. W(aldrop) at Winchell Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/26/2016

last visited: 12/21/2015

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Homemade TombstonesL. L. S. S. Montgomery

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The homemade tombstone for L. L. S. S. Montgomery at Winchell Cemetery in Brown Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/26/2016

last visited: 12/21/2015

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