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Donna Hemphill Robbins (#46973736)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 2 days
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Hill, Morrison Lyda, Tinsley, Jones and others
Hi Donna, Thank you so much for doing for others in such a great way through Find A Grave. I used to visit a lot of the NC cemeteries with a cousin. We had "kin" spread all around. Now I am just thankful that there are people like you willing to help us so that we can see the graves of our "kin". I started my genealogy journey in the 1980's so needless to say that now because of age and health I am unable to visit cemeteries. I am however still working hard trying to get as much family history as I can on Ancestry and Family Tree Maker so that my descendants and others connected can see their heritage. You are indeed a person after my own heart. You want your records to be correct. That is what I spend a lot of time doing now, trying to verify what I have. I hope it is okay with you for me to copy your photos for my family files. God bless you in all your efforts to help others through Find A Grave.
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (

Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Jul 15, 2015 2:27 PM

cathy davis
uncertain how roy lee hardin born 1922 can be the son of Columbus bryan hardin sr. who died 1919. 3 years before roy hardin was born.

Added by cathy davis on Jun 16, 2015 7:16 PM

Jeff Lovelace
RE: Pearl Parker Fowler
Good morning Donna,
Thank you for your most recent reply about Mrs. Fowler. Since you manage her memorial, you are able to utilize whatever means you desire for her memorial. I just hate to see a recent memorial without an obituary, cause that can be a real source for a quarrel, if that person does not have a grave marker photo. Up here in the mountains, we have lot of contributors that place memorials in any cemetery they like, due to the fact that they do not know where that person was buried. Obituaries usually answer that question and keep things in better order. I used to refrain from posting the funeral home photos myself, but after working with many different funeral directors first hand, I have never had one complain about using their service information or their photos, which I try to credit the source for, but sometimes I get rushed and don't add a citation. I have so many memorials without images, and the photos bring the deceased into the realm of our minds, by putting a face to a name. If anyone ever issues a concern to me about an obit or a photo, I will surely remove it.
As for the links to the children, I have added those as a hyperlink in the Bio before, when I know the contributor to be a pain in the rear, however, I don't do that a lot.
I am happy to hear that your father knew Ethel Fowler; her smile tells me that she must have been a very sweet lady. I noticed you have three Lovelace's in your holdings. Would you consider a transfer for them? If not, I will not hold any ill feelings. Blessings to you!

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Feb 28, 2015 6:18 AM

Angela McGee
James Herbert Hemphill, Buncombe Cty., NC
James Herbert Hemphill, of Marion, NC, is my Great-Great Grandfather. Appreciate all of your hard work! Hoping to find Photos (He was a Confederate Soldier), and tie up loose strings. About 6 yrs ago, I spoke with 2 of his grandchildren, living still, in what was once Nebo, NC. I hope their still living, and I'd like to present them with new info, possibly a family reunion...I recall them mentioning an Uncle Fred, who, may have moved to Fl., and became a doctor(?)

Added by Angela McGee on Sep 20, 2014 12:29 PM

David Henry
Jane Searcy, Middlefork Cemetery, Gerton,NC
I live near Gerton and see that you have photographed the Middle Fork Cemetery in the past. There is a photo request for Jane Searcy but the stats say the cemetery is 91% photographed. I am not really sure where the cemetery is located and wonder if I should attempt to add the Jane Searcy headstone. Thanks in advance for any input you might have.

Added by David Henry on Jul 26, 2014 9:59 AM

L Evans
# 112905559

Added by L Evans on Jul 21, 2014 8:16 AM

L Evans
Jesse Wilkerson
Good Morning,
I was hoping you could read the dates on the photo you posted for him, as I believe this to be his fahter... and the other,for Melinda, his wife.... but I actually think they are posted to the next generation.
This is the # I think it belongs with..... I have written Ashley, and for a marker, added the photo I believe is for Andrew Jesse.
Thanks for all your work & efforts....
L Evans

Added by L Evans on Jul 21, 2014 8:15 AM

Guy Lattimore Wilkinson II
I located another stone at Oakwood in Hickory for a Guy Lattimore Wilkinson II. He appears too young to be the son of Guy Lattimore Wilkinson. Could he be a grandson?

Added by Lily on Apr 20, 2014 9:32 PM

Billie Miller
George Ledbetter 66266509
Hello Donna,

I noticed you have a posting for my ancestor George Ledbetter and his wife Elizabeth Walton buried at Bradley-Ledbetter Cemetery in Rutherford Co., NC. Is there a grave marker for George and Elizabeth, or a cemetery listing showing who is buried in that cemetery? I would love to have a picture of their markers if there is one.

Thank you for all your hard work, Billie (female)

Added by Billie Miller on Mar 02, 2014 3:50 PM

rose hovinga
elizabeth hemphill
Hi Donna, sorry to confuse you. You created a site for Joseph Wayne and Lydia Holcombe. #34697002. It listed a daughter named Elizabeth. As a niece, I had never heard of the person. When I did a little digging I realized her middle name was Glenn and that is how we new her. She had one daughter, Janice, and I thought I saw somewhere that you were the daughter, so I was confused!
Thanks for getting back to me, Rose

Added by rose hovinga on Feb 04, 2014 4:57 PM

rose hovinga
Hi Donna, I know this is weird but I just saw my grandparents gravestone and it is listed that they had a daughter named Elizabeth? Listed as your mother. Is this correct? Did they call her by another name? I thought I knew all of my aunts and uncles so I am very confused, Help!!
Thanks, Rose Holcombe Hovinga

Added by rose hovinga on Jan 30, 2014 6:06 PM

Melinda Aydelotte
Neil Jason Flack
Hi Donna,

Regarding his 1st wife. Her name was Elsie Marie Weatherington. She was from New Bern, NC. She was orphaned as a child when her mother died of tuberculosis. She was sent to Round Hill Academy as a child and grew up there. She married my grandfather, Neil, on Dec 27, 1941. Many thanks for your lovely comments about him. I was 10 when he died, but remember him as just the man you described.

Added by Melinda Aydelotte on Oct 14, 2013 7:06 PM

L Evans
I wanted to let you know that I wanted to post a photo of a book I have... please feel free to remove, but I wanted to pass this info. onto you.
L Evans

Added by L Evans on Jun 26, 2013 6:27 PM

Genie Grimes
Tec5 James Lester Arrowood
The creator of this memorial, Autumn, has passed away. Are you able to link his memorial to that of this wife, Lynette G. Arrowood #73229027? The creator of her memorial has had her messages disabled.

Added by Genie Grimes on Jun 18, 2013 5:15 PM

Double L
Elizabeth Holcombe Hemphill
Donna, I thank you for your quick response of linking Elizabeth to her parents. Another cousin had e-mailed asking me link another sibling to his parents, and I saw Elizabeth's name and e-mailed you to link to her parents. I sent the note you sent me on to Michele, since she is closer kin than I am. I am a 3rd cousin 2 times removed to these Holcombe's. I thank you for your time and kindness.
Blessings and have a wonderful week.
Lorraine Lambert

Added by Double L on Jun 02, 2013 10:39 PM

Angi Weast King
Darryl Petty
Thank you for the photo of Darryl's stone. We visited his grave about 15 years ago, but I could not find the pictures we took. Thank you.

Added by Angi Weast King on May 15, 2013 8:43 AM

Donald Rich
Excellent pix..thanks so much for your time & effort..Don

Added by Donald Rich on Apr 22, 2013 8:01 PM

Hi Donna,

Not sure how we connect, but I really appreciate your documentation of the Simmons family. Such fun! Do you have Ivarea Flack's book? Can you say more about your sources? I hope to get out there this Fall to research the "weave mill on Silver Creek" myth that brought the first Simmons in my line to NC. Are you related to Lydia Louise Simmons Hemphill?

I am the granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Simmons and John Franklin Dyson of Nebo/Marion, McDowell County NC.

Hope to stay connected! I will also connect on yahoo. Thanks again for all your generosity of time and information.
Tonya Benton; Seattle, WA

Added by bentonts on Feb 14, 2013 7:02 PM

Cathy Liles-Hooper & Daniel Lee Hooper
The Nanney"s buried in Pleasant hill
I am a descendant of Daniel, George Washington,and William Walker Nanney buied in Pleasant hill cemetery dresden weakely co. Tn. How do you know they are buried there? no headstones. i found the one for William Walker and sammantha Emily "Emma" Smith nanney They are my great-great grandparents any information on this is appreciated! I also have a question for you, do you have any information on Missouri Alabama Willbanks-Smith she is listed on the headstone as M.A. Smith she is our mystery grandma, it was rumored she was full blooded cherokee. my e-mail is my name is cathy Liles-Hooper THANK YOU!

Added by Cathy Liles-Hooper & Dani... on Feb 06, 2013 11:37 AM

Double L
Jonathan Fowler
What a nice surprise. Thank you for the transfer, I didn't expect you to do that, just asked for you to link Jonathan to his parents. Thank you, appreciate your kindness.
Blessings to you always,

Added by Double L on Jun 29, 2012 10:33 PM

Mary Ann Mackie Hemphill
While researching Thomas Mackie 1724-1797 I was really surprised to find him on FindAGrave along with Mary Ann.
Thomas Mackie was my 4th great Grandfather and Mary Ann is my 3rd great Grandaunt.
I am now trying to find info on Thomas' son Samuel which is my relative. Samuel and his family moved to Amite County, MS and that is where he died. He had a son named Charles Rogers McKay (McCoy) which is one of my great Grandfathers.
Thanks for such a wonderful surprise.
Sandy Foster, Texas

Added by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2012 3:33 PM

Cora Marlowe
Cora Marlowe is my aunt and I would like for you to link her to her parents. Contact me and I will provide the info.

Added by Susan on May 23, 2012 11:38 AM

Barbara Channell
Someday I will get my family tree off of two old computers. But, I know I had Robbins in my family but can't remember where. And, a cousin I had married a Hemphill - Edna Hemphill. So, we must be related somehow...

Added by Barbara Channell on Jan 17, 2012 6:24 PM

Double L
Micajah Hall
Donna, Thank you for linking Micajah Hall to his parents, Rev. Joshua Hall and Sarah Sellers. Rev. Hall and Sarah Hall are my husbands 3 great-grandparents.
Wishing you and yours a Healthy and Happy New Year. May God bless you in all that you do.

Added by Double L on Jan 01, 2012 11:14 PM

Hi Donna....Just a bit of informantion concerning Rev. Nanney (#55046560). His full birth date is 3-25-1921. Hope you can use this to update his memorial. Hope you have a great day ........Poppy

Added by Poppy on Oct 08, 2011 12:36 PM


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