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Re: Sheets/Sheats Cemetery in Walton County, GA
In Response To: Sheets/Sheats Cemetery in Walton County, GA ()
Just wanted to let all know I have had the best day.
Through the Georgia Cemetery and Volunter List on rootsweb, I contacted one of the volunteers, Bob Kelly, for Walton county about doing a lookup for Sheets / Sheats cemetery. This man was so nice. He actually found the cememtery, drove there today, looked around and found my great grandfather's grave and took pictures for me.
Also found out one of my grandmother's first cousin's is buried there too. Her grave was right beside my great grandfather's (her dad was great granddad's brother). So, I also have a picture of her tombstone.
This discovery also makes me sad, too, because Mr. Kelly informed me that the cemetery is in such disrepair. My great grandfather's tombstone as well as that of my cousin are both off their base.
This what Mr. Kelly said about the cemetery "This is not you typical cemetery. This was behind a locked cattle fence. This is a group of graves a various ages. Most were in total disrepair. It probably is spread out over 3 acres."
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