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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 TombstonesKerpash, Harry E. & F. Carol - Mashek, MO

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Unique millstones used as tombstones. Error on the stone...her name is F. Carol and stone cutter cut Carol F.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesKerpash, Frank & Barbara - Mashek, MO

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Unique millstones used as tombstones

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWade M. Potts - Oakland Cemetery - Oakland, OK

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A homemade concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Wade M. Potts, in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJ. G. Woodings - Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Almost completely buried, this hand carved stone has little information.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCarlos Cruz - Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX

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Founded in 1905, Palacios Cemetery has become the final resting place for over 4,400 area residents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLuisa Reyes - Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX

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Founded in 1905, Palacios Cemetery has become the final resting place for over 4,400 area residents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWenzelaus Lauberd - St. Martin Cemetery - Tours, TX

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St. Martin Cemetery is located on FM-3149 less than a half mile west of Tours, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMarshall Stephenson - Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, TX

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The design of this headstone is quite unique. The missing pieces are a mystery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/25/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGrito J. Jimenez - Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, TX

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Another mystery at Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/25/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBarry Myers - Cave Creek Cemetery - Carefree, AZ

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Barry Myers is interred in the Cave Creek Cemetery, which is now in Carefree, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/23/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesDennis Charles Skane - Cave Creek Cemetery - Carefree, AZ

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Dennis Charles Skane is buried in the Cave Creek Cemetery which is now located in Carefree, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/23/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesEva Binkley - Ross Cemetery - McKinney, TX

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A homemade concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Eva Binkley, in Ross Cemetery, McKinney, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/12/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCaleb Wayne Carr - Needville Public Cemetery, Needville, TX

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A beautiful handmade marker for a young man whose life was cut short.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/11/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJack Parson - Lookout, CA

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One of a few homemade tombstones in Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRev. Howard G. Davis - Lookout, CA

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One of a few homemade tombstones in Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesScott Baggett - Lookout, CA

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One of a few homemade tombstones in Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMaggie Brown - Ross Cemetery - McKinney, TX

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An interesting homemade headstone marks the final resting place of Maggie Brown, in Ross Cemetery, McKinney, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWyet & Archia Sneed -- Williamson Creek Cemetery, Austin TX

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The handmade and hand-inscribed tombstone for Wyet & Archia Sneed at Williamson Creek Cemetery in Austin TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: 3/17/2017

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Homemade TombstonesThomas & Mary Kinchion -- Williamson Creek Cemetery, Austin TX

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There are many graves for the Kinchion/Kincheon family at Williamson Creek Cemetery in Austin, spanning several generations

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: 3/17/2017

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Homemade TombstonesNoveller & Redic Medearis -- Williamson Creek Cemetery, Austin TX

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The homemade dual tombstone for siblings Noveller & Redic Medearis at the historic Williamson Creek Cemetery in Austin TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: 3/17/2017

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Homemade TombstonesMargaret-Betsy Mannarino - Golden, British Columbia

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Golden Community Cemetery is very well maintained by the Town of Golden and is located at the south end of 14th Avenue South.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/17/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohnny L. Jones - Field's Store Cemetery, Field's Store, TX

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Located in the historic Field's Store Cemetery is a wooden cross for Johnnt Lee Jones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesEdd Kennard - Oaklawn Cemetery, Navasota, TX

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Oakland Cemetery, also known as Navasota City Cemetery and Rest Haven Cemetery, was founded in the mid 1800s and has over 6,000 interments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesKathy - Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, TX

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This hand crafted marker leaves so many unanswered questions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesTom Wolf - Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, TX

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A simple white cross in the historic Gulf Prairie Cemetery near the Village of Jones Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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