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Access to this link is removed. THIEVES on "Find a Grave" targeted that list and my page for "What's New?" using both as hit lists for new things to steal. Fourteen "Find a Grave" members have stolen and uploaded photos and content data from this site and posted it as their own contributions and research. As a result, my photos are undownloadable and both "mouse-over" copy and print are disabled. Theft of photographs, my articles, stories, and other copyrighted material and uploading it anywhere on the internet is a blatant copyright infringement punishable by law. All photos previously uploaded are still here as well as numerous additional pictures. Relatives may still view them here. Copyright violators are reported to authorities.


This site is dedicated to the memory of my mother Beulah Cline Nipper, a beautiful product of the Knobs.

©1999--present year by Sandra N. Ratledge. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction or inclusion of this website's contents in publication whether online or in print is prohibited. Do NOT copy photographs in whole or in part and upload on Find a Grave or any other internet websites, blogs, attach to family trees, or print in publications of any kind. Do NOT copy stories, articles, sketches, anecdotes, letters, documents, obituaries, wills, deeds, Bible records, content data, etc. and attach to online family trees or upload on other websites of any kind or publish in print of any form.

Sandra Ratledge

All you kinfolks, put some mail in that old box!