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Tracy C. (#48269220)
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Bio Photo I am very interested in local history and this interest has led me to some places that are "off the beaten path." When I see small cemeteries/graveyards, I have often wondered how families would be able to locate these especially if they aren't named cemeteries. Nonetheless, I am especially interested in the photo requests of these smaller areas that some may not be interested in traveling to. Unfortunately, some are in such a state of disrepair, it is very hard to locate stones.
I hope to be of help to those seeking their ancestors and feel free to request a transfer of your family members if I am showing as managing it. Just because I "found" and photographed their stone, certainly doesn't mean I "own" it. I have a hard time understanding why people on here are so possessive about a memorial they added and its not even their family. So much drama on a website intended to be helpful.
Feel free to contact me if I can help you with locating a cemetery or help with piecing together any information you have trouble finding, in any of the counties in SW Virginia. I would much rather do the photos, finding, etc than enter memorials from a list (but, I am grateful for those that will enter them) AND please feel free to use any photos for your ancestry. You can credit me with the photo, or not. I put them here for the family's to be able to see the resting place of their loved ones, not to fulfill a number or get some kind of credit.
Please don't send photo volunteers on a wild goose chase unless you tell them that in advance. As someone who really enjoys fulfilling those requests, there is nothing more frustrating than someone adding memorials to a cemetery when they have no proof they are buried there, then requests photos. I don't think memorials should be added to a cemetery because you think they should be there. Also, if there is a photo of their stone, and its a good photo, please don't request another one.
If I have added a memorial or photo of your loved one, please know I do it only to create a lasting memory of that person that present and future generations can visit to find their ancestors and pay their respects, as they may not be able to do so in person.
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mtw
George Lee Wright photo
Dear Tracy C., Thank you so very much for the photo of George's gravestone. I really appreciate your help. Monty Williams
Added by mtw on Aug 23, 2016 10:10 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: SSGT Joel Gardner Williams
Thanks :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 17, 2016 12:04 PM
IamMe
RE: Lucas Cemetery
I understand. Please, do be careful, I've been in very old cemeteries and there are not just usual bugs and weeds but ticks and maybe even snakes.

Not worth getting hurt. The ground is usually very uneven and if very overgrown rocks and other obstacles may be present but very hard to see.

I'm sure you know all this but just want to say, no picture worth an injury.
Added by IamMe on Jul 16, 2016 2:11 PM
IamMe
Lucas Cemetery
I appreciate your efforts to find this cemetery and know I'm not much help as I live on the West coast. If there is some research I can do, I would be glad to do that if you can give me a direction.

I also know that the cemetery may no longer exist so I do not expect extraordinary efforts.

Thank you for all your work and am grateful there are people like you willing to take these photos. I do my part as well as I can to do the same here.

You have a very generous attitude about your pictures. Thank you very much.
Added by IamMe on Jul 15, 2016 2:16 PM
Russ Pickett
SSGT Joel Gardner Williams
Hi Tracy,

I've created a record for him at the Dan Cemetery. You left a photo of his headstone on his record at Arlington:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15575050

If possible, can you put the photo on his record at Dan Cemetery? New Record:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=166997545

Thanks,

Russ Pickett
Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 15, 2016 6:31 AM
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Edward R Habernigg
Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial. He was my grandfathers brother.
Added by Headstone Hunter on Jul 04, 2016 3:26 PM
Esther Johnson
Can you put on Darlene Irma King Martin's grave. Thank you
Mrs. Darlene Irma King Martin, age 49 of Stuart, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was born in Danbury, North Carolina on March 13, 1960, and was preceded in death by her father, Richard King, Sr. and one brother, Ray Allen King. She was a member of First Christian Church where she served as treasurer, usher and video camera operator. She had attended Patrick Henry Community College for nursing, and had worked at Stuart Flooring and Ten Oaks.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Terry E. Martin of the home; one daughter, India Aretha Martin of the home; her mother, Mary Pauline Pilson King of Stuart; four brothers, Richard King, Jr. of Stuart, Larry G. King of Martinsville, Benny L. King of Stuart and Lawrence S. King of Stuart; and two sisters, Barbara Houchins of Stuart and Shirley K. Hodge of Martinsville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Martin will be held Friday, July 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Rev. Roger Hagwood officiating. Burial will follow in the West Liberty Cemetery. A wake will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
Added by Esther Johnson on Jul 01, 2016 9:36 PM
Keith English
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Tracy, thanks for posting the photo to the Burcham memorial. Regards.

Keith
Added by Keith English on Jun 06, 2016 12:27 PM
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Mary Goodykoontz
Thanks for your efforts!
Added by Author David D Holt on Jun 06, 2016 9:11 AM
IamMe
William Lucas - Lucas cemetery
Have been looking but so far only found similar named cemeteries in other states. I'll keep trying, thank you.
Added by IamMe on May 21, 2016 8:45 PM
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