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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 TombstonesGary Norman Arnold - Pyle Prairie Cemetery - Kemp, TX

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A hand-inscribed slab of concrete marks the final resting place of Gary Norman Arnold, in historic Pyle Prairie Cemetery, Kemp, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/23/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJ.T.F. Williams - Pine Grove AME Church, Hodges, SC

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Pine Grove AME Church is located northwest of the town of Hodges, on US 178.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 2/21/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFrank Young - Pine Grove AME Church, Hodges, SC

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Pine Grove AME Church is located northwest of the town of Hodges, on US 178.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 2/21/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMaggie Ray - Bethlehem Grove Baptist Church, Clinton, SC

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Bethlehem Grove Baptist Church is locate approximately 4.5 miles southeast of the town of Clinton, SC, on Bethlehem Church Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 2/21/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCiara Ann Owens - Way Cemetery - Klamath County, OR

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The only homemade headstone located in this small, pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesPete Young - City Greenwood Cemetery - Weatherford, TX

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A handmade stone grave marker is at the final resting place of Pete Young, in historic City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/19/2015

last visited: 2/11/2015

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Homemade TombstonesZonie Puckett - Graham Cemetery - Graham, OK

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A homemade sandstone grave marker is at the final resting place of Zonie Puckett, in Graham Cemetery, Graham, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCephas Quattlebaum - Hickory Grove Cemetery - Batesburg SC

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Hand craved grave marker of Cephas Quattlebaum at Hickory Grove cemetery outside of Batesburg, SC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSarah Hilton, Osa Cemetery, Osa, MO

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Simple stone hand-etched marker for Sarah Hilton in the Osa churchyard cemetery in far northeastern Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/19/2015

last visited: 1/18/2015

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Homemade TombstonesCharlie Robinson -- Oak Cem., Ft Smith AR

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The homemade tombstone of Charlie Robinson, at Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: 1/19/2015

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Homemade TombstonesA. M. Kinnee -- Oak Cem., Ft Smith AR

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The homemade tombstone for A. and M. Kinnee in Fort Smith's historic Oak Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: 1/19/2015

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Homemade TombstonesDave Tolen - Wesley C.M.E. gravesite - Saluda County SC

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hand carved engraving of tombstone behind Wesley C.M.E. church in rural Saluda County SC behind the white church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 1/6/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCecil Hard - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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This homemade tombstone is one of only a few located here in Linkville Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBrenda Button Mills - Zion Cemetery - Frisco, TX

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A very well-made, handcrafted marker is at the final resting place of Brenda Button Mills, in Zion Cemetery, Frisco, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/1/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAgatha Parks - Dixie Cemetery - Dixie, TX

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A stone grave marker notes the final resting place of Agatha Parks, in Dixie Cemetery, Dixie, TX, near Whitesboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/1/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAshley Renee Ann Thomas - Naples, Idaho

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A small wooden cross marks the final resting place of Ashley Renee Ann Thomas. She is interred in the MacArthur Cemetery located 4 km south of Naples, Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLuke Mathias Smith - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Luke Mathias Smith. He is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaby Smith - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Baby Smith, who is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSarah Jubilee Smith - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Sarah Jubilee Smith. She is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBoy Baby Smith - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Boy Baby Smith. He is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMaj. C. L. Foster - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small stone headstone set in a concrete base marks the final resting place of Maj. C. L. Foster. He is interred in the Copeland Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn A. Foster - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small stone headstone set in concrete marks the final resting place of John A. Foster. He is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesOrin W. Bradley - North of Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Orin W. Brandley. Who is interred in the Copeland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaby Martin - New Shamrock Cemetery - Mabry, TX

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A small concrete headstone marks the final resting place of a Martin baby, in historic New Shamrock Cemetery, Mabry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBill Bowling - Sanger Cemetery - Sanger, TX

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A homemade concrete tombstone marks the final resting place of Bill Bowling, in Sanger Cemetery, Sanger, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: 12/11/2014

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