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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 feel free to create a waymark for each. The purpose of this category is to honor each individual.
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 TombstonesBerryhill - Mount Carmel Cemetery - Wolfe City, TX

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The final resting places of W.N. and Elizabeth Berryhill are marked by a homemade gravestone that they share, in historic Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLair - Allens Point Cemetery - Allens Point, TX

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Two hearts mark the final resting places of Truman Hurbert Lair and his wife, Mary Ada Lair, in Allens Point Cemetery, Allens Point, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMary Ann Mosley - Mulberry Cemetery - Mulberry, TX

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A simple rock headstone marks the final resting place of Mary Ann Mosley, in historic Mulberry Cemetery, Mulberry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/13/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLonny Reeves and Lloyd Reeves, Jr. - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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Two pieces of floor tile, each embedded in a concrete base, mark the final resting places of Lonny Reeves and Lloyd Reeves, Jr., in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/8/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAlvin G. Rowland, Jr. - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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A simple rock headstone marks the final resting place of Alvin Gregory Rowland, Jr., in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for help with his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFender - Sandy Cemetery - Ravenna, TX

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Simple concrete headstones mark the final resting places of John Wesley Fender and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Fender, in Sandy Cemetery, northeast of Ravenna, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about their names.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesDelRoy Mozee - Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery - Auxvasse, MO

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This African-American Church and Cemetery out in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/5/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFriedrich and Maria Klatt, St Paul's Lutheran Church, Haven Kansas USA

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Wrought iron cross marking the gravesite for Friedrich and Maria Klatt in St Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery in Haven Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Kansas

date approved: 2/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesEarl D. Kemp - Loutre Island Cemetery - McKittrick, MO

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Not to be confused with Loutre Island Church Cemetery in Warren County, just a couple miles away from here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/1/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJuanita Kemp - Loutre Island Cemetery - McKittrick, MO

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Not to be confused with Loutre Island Church Cemetery in Warren County, just a couple miles away from here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/1/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesProck - Hilger Cemetery - Hilger, TX

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Two homemade grave markers are at the final resting places of William Preston Prock and his wife, Nona Victoria Prock, in Hilger Cemetery, Hilger, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMurphy -- Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz Family Cemetery, Bexar Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone for Adeline Murphy, supplemented many years later with a modern engraved tombstone, at Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz Family Cemetery, Bexar Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: 1/15/2018

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Homemade TombstonesTina Kay Monck - Grove Hill Cemetery - Leonard, TX

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A simple homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Tina Kay Monck, in Grove Hill Cemetery, Leonard, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesClarence "Alfred" Harris - Humboldt Cemetery - Campbell, TX

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The final resting place of Clarence "Alfred" Harris, in historic Humboldt Cemetery west of Campbell, TX, is marked with a very impressive enclosure and marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesDusek - Guardian Angel Cemetery - Wallis, TX

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Guardian Angel Cemetery is a large cemetery in the town of Wallis in Austin County. Guardian Angel Catholic Church was established in 1899, the cemetery is as old or older.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJosefa C. Gomez - Krasna Cemetery, Wallis, TX

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Krasna Cemetery is located on BJ Dusek Road. Nothing remains of Krasna, except this cemetery and a Texas Historical Marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesReese and Pate Family graves-- Cove Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches Co. TX

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Six homemade tombstones in a row for members of the connected Reese and Pate family at Cove Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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Homemade TombstonesElizabeth Balch -- Cove Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches Co. TX

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The homemade tombstone for Elizabeth Balch next to the 1936 State historic marker for her husband John

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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Homemade TombstonesChalton Thompson -- Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX

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The homemade tombstone for Chalton Thompson near his parents at Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: 12/2/2017

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Homemade TombstonesMary Lewis Jones & Sarah Lewis Talley -- Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX

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The homemade tombstones for early Texas pioneers Mary Lewis Jones and her sister Sarah Lewis Talley at Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: 12/2/2017

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Homemade TombstonesDr. Samuel & Precious Thompson -- Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX

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Homemade tombstones for Dr. Samuel & Precious Thompson at Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine TX predate the historical marker and VA tombstone for these pioneers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: 12/2/2017

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Homemade TombstonesLenial Martin -- McMahan Chapel Cemetery, Sabine Co. TX

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The homemade wooden cross at the grave of Lenial Martin at McMahan Chapel Cemetery, Sabine Co. TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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Homemade TombstonesCairn Tombstone - Oakwood Cemetery - Macomb, IL

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Cairn created as a tombstone for R.F. & M.M.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesIke & Mollie Ryheard - Gunter Cemetery - Gunter, TX

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A concrete headstone marks the final resting places of Isaac "Ike" Ryheard and his wife, Mollie, in Gunter Cemetery, Gunter, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/21/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSarah Michelle Klages, Dunks Bay Cemetery

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A wooden lighthouse replica

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/19/2017

last visited: never

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