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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 TombstonesAgnes Smith and Ronald Smith - St Francis Xavier Cemetery - Brockville, Ontario

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Two home made wooden crosses in St Francis Xavier Cemetery in Brockville, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Canadianzombie

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesNathanial & Martha Knipp - Auxvasse Presbyterian Cemetery - near Kingdom City, MO

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This concrete and sea shells erected for a Civil War soldier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGeorge E. Duncan - New Richland Baptist Church Cemetery - near Fulton, MO

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This cemetery has many home made tombstones, many with no names, just white crosses, some stuck in PVC pipe to locate the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesL.C. Bruner - New Richland Baptist Church Cemetery - near Fulton, MO

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This cemetery has many home made tombstones, many with no names, just white crosses, some stuck in PVC pipe to locate the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAlice Reese - New Richland Baptist Church Cemetery - near Fulton, MO

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This cemetery has many home made tombstones, many with no names, just white crosses, some stuck in PVC pipe to locate the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRobert Black, Sr. - Eagle Lake Community Cemetery North, Eagle Lake, TX

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This "all Black" cemetery is near the intersection of Cat Springs Road and Cemetery Street in Eagle Lake, adjacent to the Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/8/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBernice Wms Maxie - Eagle Lake Lake Community Cemetery North, Eagle Lake, TX

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This "all Black" cemetery is near the intersection of Cat Springs Road and Cemetery Street in Eagle Lake, adjacent to the Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/8/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohnny "Hun" Swanner - Eagle Lake Community Cemetery North, Eagle Lake, TX

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This "all Black" cemetery is near the intersection of Cat Springs Road and Cemetery Street in Eagle Lake, adjacent to the Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/7/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLois Beatrice Butcher - Port Bolivar Cemetery, Port Bolivar, TX

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Port Bolivar Cemetery was established between 1885 and 1890. It is free of charge for the residents of Port Bolivar and their families. The cemetery is maintained by donations and volunteers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/1/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn Franklin Bowdoin - Moore Cemetery - Coffee Springs, AL

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John Franklin Bowdoin's homemade tombstone is located in Moore Cemetery in Geneva County, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCaroline and Eva Thompson - Crown Hill Cem. - Broken Bow, OK

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Homemade headstones are precious memorials.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/26/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWatson Stevenson -- Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstone for Watson Stevenson at Prairie View Cemetery, the historic African-American Cemetery in Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesJim McAdams -- Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstone for Jim McAdams at Prairie View Cemetery, the historic African-American Cemetery in Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesBennie and Maybelle Jiles & 1 other -- Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstones for Bennie Jiles, his wife Maybelle and perhaps their child whose identity we could not discover at Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesLuther Swindell -- Prairie View Cemetery

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The homemade tombstone for Luther Swindell at Prairie View Cemetery, the historic African-American Cemetery in Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesJohn Rosebud -- Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstone for John Rosebud at Prairie View Cemetery, the historic African-American Cemetery in Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesJoe, Susie & Irene Hurd -- Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstones of husband and wife Joe, Susie Hurd, and their daughter in law Irene Hurd at Prairie View Cemetery, Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesLeroy Jim Quinn -- Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX

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The homemade tombstone for Leroy Jim Quinn at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesBillie Fay Weiass -- Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX

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The beautiful carved wooden tombstone for Billie Fay Weiass -- at Hillcrest Cemetery, in Forney TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesEssary Babies -- Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

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Two painted wooden crosses mark the graves of a baby born to the Essary family and a family member

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesJackie Sikes, Helm-Murphy & H -- Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

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Three homemade painted gravestones of Jackie Sikes, Helm-Murphy & H at Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesTilda Sexton & Calie Stone -- Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

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The homemade pedestal tombstones for Tilda Sexton & Calie Stone in Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam Edward Hailey -- Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

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the homemade tombstone for William Edward Hailey at Morrow Chapel Cemetery, Ola TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Homemade Tombstones"Buddy" L. W. Wheelis - Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, TX

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This simple headstone could easily mistaken as just part of the natural landscape. This large rock is the final resting place of "Buddy" Wheelis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam Lane - Bethel Cemetery - Greenville, TX

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A concrete headstone marks the final resting place of William Lane, in Bethel Cemetery, Greenville, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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