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Mark Lawson (#47268319)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo Although an Asheville native, my genealogical bases are Yancey, Mitchell and Iredell Counties. Surnames closely related to me are Vickery, Morrison, Bradshaw, Stevenson, Gibson and Bagwell.

I will never create a grave for anyone about whom I know nothing; if I do not have any information other than two dates I leave creation of the memorial to someone who hopefully does have it. These people deserve more on their memorials than just dates, no matter how large the cemetery!

Those who transcribe whole cemeteries without even bothering to use dates, just to boost their numbers, should be banned from the site, in my opinion. With the resources of the Internet now available, there is no excuse for such.

However, I am happy to transfer graves of any persons who are not related to me, to anyone who is related to the deceased. That said, please do not abuse this. Thanks.

PLEASE NOTE: We can NOT link parents to children! That is, we have to link children UP to parents, not link parents DOWN to children. It's just the way the site works. Please do not contact me about adding children to the parents' graves. I can't. Instead - contact the creators of the chidren's graves and ask them to link the kids UP to the parents - it is the only way to do this.

Kindly refrain from post death certs on my memorials. Photos are great, however.
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Sherman Johnson
Re: memorial #129828524

Could you remove the note you left with the flower. Two memorials were merged to show the correct cemetery for Sherman Johnson. So now the note is not relevant, and could be confusing.

Added by Martha on Sep 14, 2016 9:55 PM
Jennifer Ayers Gortney
Misheck Crawford Ayers
Hi. Would you please transfer Grave Memorial# 52067633 to me. This is my great grandfather.
Added by Jennifer Ayers Gortney on Aug 25, 2016 5:01 PM
Wayne Eugene Johnson
Hi Mark:

Do you happen to have an obituary for Wayne Eugene Johnson DOB 2-15-17, DIED 12-27-65. He is buried in John Johnson Cemetery, Crossnore NC
Added by Gwendolyn on Aug 22, 2016 2:30 PM
Vanessa Donnelly
Info on Lemuel Griffith
Hi!! I noticed the death info for Lemuel Griffith's second wife Madge Woodby was unknown. She was my great grandfather's second wife. Curiosity got the best of me to find out what happened to her, and it took me a lot of research to find it, so I thought I'd share it. It's also quite an interesting story. After she was the first time in 1932, she married a man named J M Lewis in 1933. He died around 1937. She then married my great grandfather, Isaac Hayes Ollis, in 1938. The had 2 daughters. Pearl June Ollis (spelled Pearlie on her death certificate) was born in 1940. Edna Mae Ollis was born in 1942. Pearl died from acute leukemia at the age of 3. I don't know what happened to Edna. Haven't been able to find her yet. My great grandfather died in 1948. She married a man named Don Laws in 1949. He died within a few years and she married Karroll/Carol/Karal Clark in 1953. She died under the name Madge Clark on 3/21/1961. Her death certificate shows she died in Broughton Hospital and she'd been a resident there for 364 days. I'm sure you know this but just in case you don't, Broughton Hospital is a mental hospital. Poor thing was widowed 4 times and had at least one child die. Such a tragic life. My great grandfather is buried in this cemetery. Madge's daughter Pearl's death certificate says she is buried there too, but she doesn't show up on findagrave. Madge and her last husband Karal Clark are also buried there.
Added by Vanessa Donnelly on Aug 17, 2016 5:26 PM
Anita Justice Wages
Mary Jane Hughes Briggs
Thanks you for posting the note on the 'other' memorial for this lady and letting us know she is buried in the Fairview Cemetery. The first poster passed away and it is hard to get Find A Grave to make corrections.
Added by Anita Justice Wages on Jul 28, 2016 8:16 PM
Dianne Rosenfield
Parents of Lazarus P. Phillips, Sr.
I see you have listed Nehemiah Phillips as the father of Lazarus P. Phillips, Sr. and I am wondering what evidence/documentation you have of this. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. - Dianne Rosenfield (
Added by Dianne Rosenfield on Jun 25, 2016 2:19 AM
Linda Angel
Agnes Woody Wyatt
Agnes Woody Wyatt was my grandmother. Her mother Mary Garland died February 7, 1957 and is buried in Wayne, Michigan.
Her son Dewitt Wyatt was born June 19, 1929 and died July 8, 2008. He is buried in the Wyatt Cemetery in Yancey County NC. She also had a daughter Elsie who was born June 26,1914 and died February 13, 1915 she is buried in the Wyatt Cemetery in Yancey County NC.

My dad wad George Preston Wyatt.

Thank you. Linda Wyatt Angel
Burnsville, Yancey County NC
Added by Linda Angel on May 27, 2016 8:04 PM
V. Case Ford
121735793 Homer Cash
2 Find A Grave pages for him, Val
Added by V. Case Ford on May 13, 2016 9:17 PM
V. Case Ford
121538975 Rachel Campbell
There are 2 Find A Grave pages for this person, Val
Added by V. Case Ford on May 13, 2016 9:15 PM
V. Case Ford
121539149 Zippie Lee Campbell
There are 2 Find A Grave pages for this person, Val
Added by V. Case Ford on May 13, 2016 9:13 PM
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