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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 TombstonesJim East - Orr Cemetery - Orr, OK

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A homemade concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Jim East, in Orr Cemetery, Orr, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/8/2016

last visited: 12/7/2016

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Homemade TombstonesDovie Lee Peters - Haney's Chapel Cemetery - Langston, AL

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Dovie Lee Peters' homemade tombstone is located in Haney's Chapel Cemetery in Jackson County, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLuvinia Herrin - Haney's Chapel Cemetery - Langston, AL

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Luvinia Herrin's homemade tombstone is located in Haney's Chapel Cemetery in Jackson County, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSpenser and Mary Elizabeth Patterson - Woosley Cemetery - Langston, AL

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The Spenser and Mary Elizabeth Patterson homemade tombstones are located in Woosley Cemetery in Jackson County, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSwafford - Center Point Cemetery - Saint Jo, TX

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Three wooden crosses with metal inscription plates mark the final resting places of three members of the Swafford family, in historic Center Point Cemetery, Saint Jo, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/27/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBoen - Washburn Cemetery - Washburn, TX

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Homemade concrete markers are at the final resting places of Voy Lee Boen and an infant, Charles Boen, in Washburn Cemetery, Washburn, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesPeter Docking - Marshall Mount, NSW

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Peter Docking's homemade grave is in the Marshall Mount Methodist Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/24/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesChild of Mr & Mrs. Hughes -- Old Snyder Graveyard, Snyder TX

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A haunting homemade tombstone for a year-old child, with a delicately-rendered hand-etched dove

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: 8/7/2016

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Homemade TombstonesE. C. Truesdale -- Justiceberg Cemetery, Garza Co. TX

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A homemade tombstone for E. C. Truesdale at Justiceberg Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: 8/7/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMollie Reed -- Justiceberg Cemetery, Garza Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone of Mollie Reed, next to the replacement tombstone installed by descendants, at Justiceberg Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: 8/7/2016

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Homemade TombstonesKerby Barker - Center Point Cemetery - Saint Jo, TX

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Kerby Barker, in historic Center Point Cemetery, near Saint Jo, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWillard Banks -- Pioneer Cemetery, Garland TX

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The homemade tombstone for Willard Banks, who we believe was African-American, at Garland's Pioneer Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 11/20/2016

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Homemade TombstonesLuther C. Sullivent - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale TX

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The homemade tombstone of Luther C. Sullivent at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Sunnyvale

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 11/19/2016

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Homemade TombstonesPh?bv A Melvin - Blountsville Cemetery - Blountsville, AL

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Homemade sandstone headstone in Blountsville Cemetery, Blountsville, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSophar Jones - Blountsville Cemetery - Blountsville, AL

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Homemade sandstone headstone in Blountsville Cemetery, Blountsville, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesThe Haleys - Triune Cemetery - TN

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Set of three homemade tombstones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haole122

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: 11/5/2016

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Homemade TombstonesBonnie B. & Thomas G. Hall -- First Street Cemetery, Waco TX

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The homemade tombstone for husband and wife Thomas and Bonnie Hall at Waco's First Street Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: 8/29/2016

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Homemade TombstonesArrena Kester - Dye Mound Cemetery - Montague County, TX

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A homemade concrete grave marker is at the final resting place of Arena Kester, in historic Dye Mound Cemetery, near Saint Jo in rural Montague County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGarrison Family Cemetery ~ Black Mountain, Kentucky

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A small family cemetery on Black Mountain Ridge road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesYust, Shaefer & Parr - Josephville, MO

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St Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Josephville, MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/10/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRiley family group -- Eanes Cemetery, Austin TX

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A group of three homemade tombstones for the Riley Family at historic Eanes cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Homemade TombstonesOllie Baust -- Eanes Cemetery, Austin TX

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The homemade tombstone of Ollie Baust at Eanes Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Homemade TombstonesJuan Rodriguez -- Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz, Austin TX

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An interesting homemade enhancement to an old homemade tombstone, made by a granchild, in honor of their grandfather Juan Rodriguez, at Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz, Austin TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Homemade TombstonesJuan C. Garcia -- Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz, Austin TX

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The homemade tombstone of Juan C. Garcia, at Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz in Austin TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMatilda Cordova Reyes & Joe Medina Reyes -- Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz, Austin TX

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Colorful homemade tombstones show love and affection for dear departed family members Matilda Cordova Reyes and Joe Medina Reyes at a historic cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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