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Dania Ward (#47702917)
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Bio Photo This has been a passion of mine since I was a young. Since having children and trying piecing together my own ancestry, I have decided to help others piece together theirs too, as well as restore forgotten cemeteries before they fade away.
If there is someone in particular you are searching for in the surrounding area, Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Pike, Scott, Morgan, Madison counties in IL. I will be more then happy to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pike County, IL Cemeteries.
Allison (completed & restored)
Nebo/Hunter (many photographed and uploaded)
Mason Cemetery (complete & documented)
Neese Cemetery (photographed, sorry to report cemetery is 7/8th gone)
Hollis Cemetery (photographed and uploaded)
McConnell Cemetery (Calhoun, IL) photographed uploading now.
New Miller Cemetery aka(Lil Miller) photographed and uploaded.
Douglas Cemetery (photographed and uploaded)
Blue River Cemetery (photos I had uploaded)
Taylor Cemetery (some photos taken and memorials completed)
If you have any requests please send them. Thanks!
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Gwen Herndon Poteet
Memorial 85187188
Thank you for all the hard work you do.
Concerning above memorial Bethany Lewis, T
he date on her headstone is actually her birthdate. She didn't die until 1919
Added by Gwen Herndon Poteet on Apr 25, 2015 6:42 PM
Sheryl White
Ruth Pauline Harris White Bobo
Ruth Pauline Harris White Bobo was my grandmother...I typed up her with my grandfather Fred Lee White Sr. and his 2nd wife, Ruth was his first wife, Ruth later married Hamer Bobo and Rachel Imogene Bobo was their only daughter...

Fred Lee White Sr.
Birth: May 12, 1913 Nebo, Illinois Pike County
Died: November 10, 1990 of a Heart Attack
Buried: November 12, 1990 Wells Cemetery Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Father: Willis Lester White
Mother: Lillie Ellen Davis White
1st wife: Ruth Pauline Harris Married: August 14, 1937 (divorced)
Born: September 12, 1913 Pike County, Illinois
Married: Hamer Bobo November 12, 1949 in Calhoun County, Illinois
Died: May 16, 1968
Buried: May 19, 1968 Hess Cemetery near Pearl, Illinois
Father: Marion Newton Harris
Mother: Georgia Etta Garner Harris
Children: Kathryn, Charles, Alberta, Fred Lee Jr., Lillie, Jerry, Rachel Imogene Bobo
Born: 1950 and died: 1952 from Tuberculosis with Pneumonia
2nd wife: Anna May Gates
Born: February 10, 1926 in Calhoun County, Illinois
Died: July 18, 1990 of Cancer
Buried: July 20, 1990 Wells Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Father: Frank "Boon" Gates
Mother: Anna Foster

Children: Katheryn Harris-Married: James Alden Lerch
Charles Harris-Married: Joann Haag
Alberta Mae White Born: May 14, 1937
Married: Theodore Cally (divorced)
Children: Portia, Sandy and Erica
Alta Collen White Born: June 25, 1939
Married: February 3, 1967 to Paul McCrary
Children: Ruth Ann
Fred Lee White JR. Born: July 4, 1940 Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Married: May 29, 1963 to Freda Nadine McDonald
Born: October 3, 1939 in Atlas, Illinois Pike County
Died: April 29, 2006 Quincy, Illinois Adams County
Children: Richard Lee White Born: October 25, 1962 Pittsfield, Illinois
Rebecca Kaye white Born: June 4, 1964 Louisiana, MO
Brenda Lee White Born: September 14, 1965 Louisiana, Mo
Matthew Ray White Born: August 6, 1982 Pittsfield, Illinois
Lillie Geneva White Born May 5, 1942 Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Died: January 25, 2009 Pittsfield, Illinois
Married: Samuel J. "Sam" McDonald (brother to Freda Nadine McDonald White)
Born: February 17, 1929 in Barry, Illinois
Parents: Samuel Wilson and Edith Marie Smith McDonald
Died: September 20, 2003 Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Children: Samuel McDonald II
Kevin McDonald
Ramona Kay McDonald
Regina Marie McDonald
Ronald "boots" McDonald
Jerry Dean White-Born March 11, 1944
Married: Letty May Smock on October 28, 1967
Died: February 5, 1995
Children: Randy Lee Smock
Born: 9-11-1960 Rushville, Illinois
Married: Michelle Davis 3-16-1990 Colorado
Jerry Dean White Jr.
Born: 9-18-1968
Sheryl Ann White
Born: 8-23-1969
Sammy Lee White-Born: and died October 5, 1950
mother was Anna May Gates
James Leroy White Born: November 25, 1951-Pittsfield, Illinois
Died: December 2, 2004 Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Married: March 28, 1980 to Beverly Jean Vetters
Born: July 2, 1956
Mother Anna May Gates
Child: Edward Lee White Born: March 7, 1987
Judy Kay White- Born: September 22, 1957 Pittsfield, Illinois
Died: December 5, 2005 Quincy, Illinois
Mother: Anna May Gates
Added by Sheryl White on Dec 28, 2014 9:26 PM
Walter Weeks
Doil grave markers Neece Cemetery
I'm looking for someone to care for and repair the 3 Doil grave markers in Neece Cemetery. I expect that there will be a fee. Thanks, Walter Weeks
Added by Walter Weeks on Jun 03, 2014 1:13 PM
Bill Cheatham
Mortimer Cheatham - #85971652
Dania - If you could make the link and update that I requested below on Aug. 29, 2013, I would appreciate it. Thank you - Bill Cheatham (Member #47076759)

Dania - Would you please link Mortimer's memorial to the memorial of his father
James Owen Cheatham (#85974702). Also, if you could recheck his death date. I the date as 14 June previously and in looking at the tombstone photo, it does appear to be "14". Mortimer is a distant Cheatham cousin, hence my interest in
his memorial. Thank you - Bill Cheatham (Member #47076759)

Added by Bill Cheatham on Sep 28, 2013 7:33 AM
josephine dabney

Added by josephine dabney on Sep 21, 2013 10:38 PM
Caron Stillmunkes
Montillion Beeman
I apologize for my lateness in thanking you for taking the headstone photo for Mr. Beeman. I appreciate your time and efforts! Thanks! Caron
Added by Caron Stillmunkes on Mar 24, 2013 9:17 AM
My Message on the Smiths
Dania, I have no idea why the wrong heading was on that memorial about the Smiths?? I had been working on a Zimmerman family and evidently I had hit "copy" and forgot to "paste" it to the correct message...

Added by Nancy~ on Mar 20, 2013 12:00 PM
Faye Irene Zimmerman Gayle V. Forrest Mathew Stanley Gordon Fairy Madge
Hi Dania,

Thank you so much for the speedy reply, I really appreciate your kindness.
Yes, it is certainly a blessing that you cared enough to photo those old stones for the Smiths considering the shape they are in. So many times old stones disappear and we loose the history behind those that have gone before us.

Added by Nancy~ on Mar 20, 2013 11:53 AM
Constantine and Sarah Smith
Hi Dania,

I would first like to thank you for posting the many helpful memorials you've done. It is so nice to run across some that can be connected to my ancestors also.

The two I am inquiring about is that of Constantine Smith, Memorial # 86609421, and his wife
Sarah Smith, Memorial # 84386747.
If you wouldn't mind transferring them to me, I can add some information to their memorials and connect them to other family members.

Thanking you for considering this,
Added by Nancy~ on Mar 19, 2013 12:14 AM
RE: William James Cannon
HI.. Thank you for your reply! The Cemetery is Nebo- in Pike Co. Illinois. By the way, are you related to the Ward line that is related to Lydia Narcissus Ward? Her father was Alfred Ward and was married to Tabitha Elizabeth Lehue. I am a direct descendant of them. I would love to know more about the father of William James Cannon buried in Nebo Cemetery.. that way i can further search on my Cannon line.. thank you again.. Nancy-
Added by nsr on Nov 28, 2012 7:45 PM
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