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Vee (#47155671)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 7 days
RE: Anne Parks Hutchison
You are more than welcome; unfortunately we were the ones who reported the vandalism of this beautiful monument. Luckily, I had proof of how it looked before and that it was recent damage at the time. We could not find the head that was removed, but we found the metal remains of what was used to decapitate the statue. All went into evidence with the Charlotte Police Department. Many times, we had to report things missing. A homeless person stole the metal fencing of the grave site a few down from this statue and he had sold it as scrap, they don't make metal work like this anymore. We tracked it down and were able to recover it before it was melted down. I spent a lot of time at this cemetery, since my husband is related to half of the people in it. We no longer live out there so we hear from friends and family about the cemetery from time to time.

Added by SJP on Oct 06, 2013 9:20 PM

Pamela Thompson
Message below
Did I miss your response to my message below?


Added by Pamela Thompson on Jul 08, 2013 10:33 AM

Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
Thank you for photographing the gravestone of Bessie Lewis Alford (Memorial# 57400242) in Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery. I appreciate it, and I apologize for not thanking you sooner--this one got away from me!

I would like to add her gravestone photos to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of North Carolina Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, I will add this to the photo caption:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Vee

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Thank you,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on May 04, 2013 9:46 AM

Dave Brown
RE: William Wray
My pleasure. It's a very interesting little cemetery.

Added by Dave Brown on Feb 19, 2013 5:45 PM

Robert Worden
RE: The Carrolls/Ropers at Mt. Kenton
Anytime you want a "New Update" let me know. I currently also serve as Chairman of the Board for Mt. Kenton Cemtery and I am there often to look things over and keep up with the progress. You can also get on google maps and use the satalite feture to get an aerial view. The Carrolls and Ropers are together in section E. I have a friend in Hazel Dell, IL doing the same for me and some of my great ancestors. We are all one big family.

Robert Worden

Added by Robert Worden on Aug 13, 2011 7:21 AM

Michele Anderson
RE: Franklin County Cookes in Family Cemetery
The death certificates don't show any more info. Only "Family Cemetary". Sorry!! We'll just have to let this one go! Thanks again for your diligence.

Added by Michele Anderson on Apr 26, 2011 9:12 AM

Michele Anderson
RE: Franklin County Cookes in Family Cemetery
Sad to say that I don't have a clue of where it might be. I live in Las Vegas and have never been to North Carolina. I appreciate that you tried to find it. Many blessings.

Added by Michele Anderson on Apr 20, 2011 8:28 PM

Thank you for not deleting that photo request!
Seems like eons ago you found Pattie Woodlief's children over at Oak Grove, but couldn't find Pattie, so posted a "problem" note without deleting the request. I'd about concluded she just didn't have a marker, but lo and behold, someone has found her! So you, too, deserve a huge "thanks" for this filled request. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!

Added by OBXr on Mar 14, 2011 11:03 AM

Tony Bryant
Wickers @ Liberty, Henderson
I have gotten these today. I didn't claim them since I wasn't sure I would have time to get to them but I did. Don't want you to have to spend time when they are already posted.

Added by Tony Bryant on Jan 15, 2011 4:08 PM

Randy Wright
Lewis Wilson
Thanks so much for your time and the great photo. People like you make this a really great site Randy Wright

Added by Randy Wright on Jan 06, 2011 1:21 PM

Barbara Lehman
RE: The Hawks
Hello Vee,
You're very welcome.


Added by Barbara Lehman on Dec 07, 2010 5:15 PM

Kermit Floyd Jr.
RE: Sarah Whitaker
I'm sorry, the only information I have is Franklinton City Cemetery. I know it may be difficult to find without a more specific location. If I find anything else, I'll send it to you. Kermit

Added by Kermit Floyd Jr. on Nov 21, 2010 9:46 AM

Robert B. Pool II
Dorthea Dix Cemetery inquiry...
Vee, I got your message about my inquiry to Dorthea Dix Hospital regarding records. Their web site had a name of someone who's supposed to be the contact person for inquiries, with an email address. I think it's been over a month, and I never heard from the person after sending him an email. Interesting that they told you that their records are nonexistent after the 1960's. My next move would be to contact the NC State Archives to see if records before the 1960's were transferred there. Haven't had the time to do this myself, but that would be my recommendation. If you do this, let me know what you find out. If I hear back from the Dorthea Dix Hospital, I'll let you know. Have a great day!


Bob Pool

Added by Robert B. Pool II on Nov 18, 2010 9:28 AM

Paige A. Pinder
RE: John and Elizabeth May
You are very welcome. I wish they had been eaiser to read but I did work with them in photoshop some. I think you can make them out but if you need a transcription let me know. -Paige

Added by Paige A. Pinder on Oct 14, 2010 9:50 PM

RE: Lola
Bombard away :)
I was surprised that it written up in a Gastonia paper, although the DC said she was born in Charlotte.
I'm trying to get creative about ways to obtain more info. You know that had to have been talked about for years.

btw, I tried twice to find the Warrens, but I went when no one was in the office, & I know I could have walked past them (it happens). Even though the claim expired, I hope to still get those for you.

Added by Catherine on Sep 28, 2010 9:31 PM

RE: Lola
I would be interested to know how a newspaper would describe something like that.
I had been thinking that she'd been trying to keep it a secret, but knew she couldn't. What options would she have had in that time?

I can't believe the other info, and fathom the agony the poor girl went through (and all on the same day). I wonder who the man was and what became of him - obviously not a man of any character. Even if they'd married and he left later, that would have given her a chance.

I'll set up the memorials, & always happy to transfer if needed.

Added by Catherine on Sep 26, 2010 6:55 PM

RE: Lola
Okay, I've seen the death certificate too - I had difficulty finding her my first visit, so I looked the certificate up to confirm the cemetery. Very sad - she may have felt she had no choice. I'd also like to know the details if you find more.
Her parents & a brother who died in 1920 at age 7 are also there. I have pics of them as well.

I understand why you'd think of her often...

Added by Catherine on Sep 26, 2010 5:52 PM

Lola Liles
Hi - I just posted her photos. I'm not sure if you know her story - if not I will be glad to share.

Added by Catherine on Sep 26, 2010 3:53 PM

Oak Grove photos
Thank you so much for taking the photos at Oak Grove. I appreciate your time and efforts.

Added by OBXr on Sep 16, 2010 8:52 AM

Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Francis and Amanda Hammer
You are very welcome. Do you know anything about the Roger Hammer who is buried with them? I took a picture of his (pathetic) marker and added him to last night, but I will have to return later and do a better job. It was pouring rain when I was out there yesterday, and his marker was covered with grass and was illegible without a special sun angle. No sun in the rain.

Is Roger an infant who died when there was no money for a marker, or a black sheep relative, or ... (?)

Anyway, you are very welcome. Morris Hill is a beautiful cemetery, and those you requested are in an old-ish part of it, with the beautiful huge trees, and the luch grass. Very nice place to walk barefoot in the rain.

Question -- was Francis Marion Hammer named after the Revolutionary war hero?

Sue Ann

Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Aug 12, 2010 3:37 PM

Vivian Yoakum
Francis Headstones
Thank you so much for the photographs! Viv

Added by Vivian Yoakum on Apr 29, 2010 5:11 PM

Pam Clark
RE: Leonards in Mt. Kenton
You're very welcome! I filled your request for Marvin Leonard as well. I will make another trip there this weekend to see if I can find your other requests. Wish my luck! It's a huge cemetery and there's usually no one in the office!

Added by Pam Clark on Feb 23, 2010 8:30 PM

Timmy Tilley
RE: Llewellyn Cemetery
you are very welcome. Have a great day

Added by Timmy Tilley on Feb 22, 2010 6:00 AM

Pam Clark
Cornwell's, Mt. Kenton
I found one other Cornwell/Shafer near Eddie Cornwell's site and created a memorial for her. Her name is Mallie Cornwell Shafer. If there is any way you can contact the Cem. for locations on any other Cornwell's or your other requests it would be very helpful! The Cem. is HUGE and I was lucky to find the 2 requests I did by just driving around. Feel free to email me if you get any more info, until then I'll drive around some more and hope to find your requests! I hope you enjoy the photos! Thanks

Added by Pam Clark on Feb 20, 2010 8:35 PM

Pam Clark
Leonard, Mt. Kenton
I fulfilled your request for Maggia Ladine Leonard in Mount Kenton Cem., Paducah, KY. If you'd like to post a request for Marvin Leonard I will fulfill his also. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the photo!

Added by Pam Clark on Feb 20, 2010 8:21 PM


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