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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 TombstonesMary E. Hall - Willis Cemetery - Willis, OK

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A homemade concrete grave marker is at the final resting place of Mary E. Hall, Willis Cemetery, Willis, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMassey Daughter - Dixie Cemetery - Dixie, TX

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A homemade sandstone marker is at the final resting place of a daughter of J.H. and O. Massey, in Dixie Cemetery, Dixie, TX, just north of Whitesboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesElton Lloyd Patton - Springer Cemetery - Springer, OK

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A homemade concrete headstone is at the final resting place of Elton Lloyd Patton, in Springer Cemetery, Springer, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/20/2016

last visited: 9/15/2016

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Homemade TombstonesJoseph Scriven - Otonabee Township, ON

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Simple home-made hand carved stone denoting the final resting spot of the author of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLorna Leola Deline - Canniff Mills Cemetery - Cannifton, ON

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Hand-inscribed concrete block denoting the final resting place of Lorna Deline.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesA.J. Whiteley - Pleasant Valley Cemetery - Sachse, TX

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A homemade concrete grave marker is at the final resting place of Andrew Jackson ("Andy") Whiteley, in historic Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Sachse, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLewis and Mary Dowd - Shady Grove Cemetery - Grand Prairie, TX

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The final resting places of Lewis E. Dowd and his wife, Mary E. Dowd, are marked with crude, homemade headstones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/26/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCarmen Emerson - Millwood Cemetery - Millwood, TX

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A handmade concrete marker is at the final resting place of Carmen Emerson, in historic Millwood Cemetery, about all that remains of Millwood, TX, southeast of Lavon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/25/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesB.W. Barton - Bear Creek Cemetery - Euless, TX

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A hand-inscribed marker is at the final resting place of Benjamin Wilburn Barton, in historic Bear Creek Cemetery, Euless, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/25/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesNancy Chism - Bear Creek Cemetery - Euless, TX

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A hand-inscribed sandstone headstone marks the final resting place of Nancy Chism in historic Bear Creek Cemetery, Euless, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesE. Lillian Covell, Covell Cemetery, Urbana, NY

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These wooden markers remain from post WWII days. Arbie Covell's marker has no birth date, so I am Waymarking E Lillian Covell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 8/6/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesC.B. Hicks - Old Hall Cemetery - Lewisville, TX

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A homemade, concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Calvin Bland/Blanton Hicks, in historic Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/4/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRoy K. Patterson - Old Hall Cemetery - Lewisville, TX

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The final resting place of Roy K. Patterson is marked by a homemade concrete headstone, located in historic Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesW.H. Hooper - Old Hall Cemetery - Lewisville, TX

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A hand-inscribed sandstone headstone marks the final resting place of William Henry Harrison Hooper in historic Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJ.W. Meador - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columba, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street. I made this mistake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMary E. Meador - Old Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

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Historic Old Columbia Cemetery is located across from United Methodist Church on East Jackson Street in West Columbia. DO NOT DRIVE into this cemetery. Park in the church parking on the street. I made this mistake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesKurt F Tilgner, St Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Goulbourn, Ontario

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The cemetery is at 2050 Huntley Road, south of Flewellyn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2016

last visited: 7/29/2016

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Homemade TombstonesWillie F. Whetsell - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Willie F. Whetsell, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFlorin Gabriel Otvos - McCurley Cemetery - Lewisville, TX

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The final resting place of Florin Gabriel Otvos is in historic McCurley Cemetery, Lewisville, TX, and it is marked by a beautiful, homemade cross.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/14/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. A_ave_ - Odd Fellows Cemetery

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This was the only homemade tombstone I could locate in this inactive cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 7/13/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown Gravemarker - Carmel, CA

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Located at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Homemade TombstonesLela May Alcote - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Lela May Alcote, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, in the vicinity of both Drake and Nebo, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/7/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCrossley Family, St Paul's Cemetery, Almonte, Ontario

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St Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery is west of Almonte, 177 Wolf Grove Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaby Boy Reid - Drake-Nebo Cemetery - Drake, OK

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A rock with the name scratched into it marks the final resting place of an infant boy, who died stillborn, the child of Alonzo ("Lon") and Geneva Reid, in Drake-Nebo Cemetery, near Drake, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. Josephine Leos -- Oakland Cemetery, Dallas TX

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The homemade tombstone of Mrs. Josephine Leos at Dallas' Oakland Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 7/4/2016

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