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Brenda Kale Ballard (#47147620)
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Bio Photo My name is Brenda Kale Ballard and I started researching my ancestry after my father passed away in 2008. I am very interested in genealogy and am currently in the process of constructing a family tree.

Please feel free to use any pictures of tombstones that I added to Find A Grave which were taken by me. I feel that if the information provided can help someone find their "roots" it is well worth the effort of uploading the pictures.

If you find errors or duplicates of my memorials, please click on the "Edit" tab on the memorial. Then click on the "Suggest a correction" link on the Edit page. Follow the instructions to submit your correction. If you choose to leave a request for correction or transfer directly on my contributor page, be sure to include the memorial ID # of the memorial to be updated and your contributor ID # if you are requesting a transfer. I will gladly transfer a memorial to immediate family members only. At the time of the request, please identify your relationship with the person you want transferred to you. Many of the memorials I create are people who are either in my husband's tree or mine. Therefore, if you request one of those memorials, I will not be able to accommodate you.

My husband and I love to photograph cemeteries in both Cabarrus and Stanly Counties. Thus far, in Cabarrus County, we have photographed all of Cold Springs United Methodist Church, Saint Martin Lutheran Church, Saint Paul United Methodist , Furr Family Cemetery, Paul Furr Family Graveyard, John Reed Cemetery, and Tucker Cemetery. In Stanly County, we photographed all of Loves Chapel & Loves Grove Methodist Churches, Oakboro Cemetery, Mission Baptist Church, Flat Rock Lutheran Church, and Locust Presbyterian. We love to document the final resting places of those who came before us and hope that this will help others in their ancestry search.


I am a retired teacher who taught school for 30 years in three counties in North Carolina. I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a Masters of Education (MED) degree. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2001 as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

I am learning that genealogy can be quite addictive!

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Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You
Brenda,
I can't thank you enough for the transfer of my husband's sister, Frankie, to my care.
You are amazing!
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Apr 25, 2015 7:49 AM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You
Brenda,
I can't thank you enough for the quick transfer of Frank Wehunt at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery. I have fond memories of him. Each Wehunt memorial transfer is like a precious gift.
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Apr 14, 2015 11:24 AM
Joseph R. Gainey
Creightons in Spartanburg, SC
I have added some Creightons to Greenlawn in Spartanburg, SC.
Joseph Gainey
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Apr 06, 2015 6:58 PM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You So Much
Brenda,
Thank you so much for transferring Lawson E. Black and Mary Ann Neal (Black) at Cherryville City Cemetery to my care.
Keep up the good work.
Rita Wehunt-Black
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Mar 21, 2015 11:58 AM
Charles Brooks
RE: Sarah Biggers Smith
You are welcome anytime as i really love helping you out..besides what are friend's for?

Thanks Again
Charles Brooks
47226648
Added by Charles Brooks on Mar 11, 2015 11:17 AM
David ♥ Lee
Thanking You
Thank you fore the Memorial #26574432 transfer
Added by David ♥ Lee on Mar 06, 2015 7:47 AM
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Charles Layton
Brenda
Thank you. I think I have figured it out.
Karen
Added by Record Keeper on Mar 04, 2015 3:07 PM
TMcManaway
RE: Infant Auten
I thought that you asked me to add either SON or DAUGHTER as the middle name of an infant. Who? I can't remember. Initially, I declined your request. I have gone back to that infant and added the infant's sex as their middle name. Who knows... maybe it wasn't even your request. Terry
Added by TMcManaway on Feb 10, 2015 8:21 AM
KATHY
RE: Wallace Harrelson
Good morning Mrs. Ballard. I received your note regarding the deletion of your version of Wally's memorial. Thank you ma'am so much. That was very generous of you, and I truly appreciate it. His burial location was promptly added to my version of his memorial, right after I received your note. Again, thank you ma'am so much, and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend!
Added by KATHY on Feb 06, 2015 9:46 AM
TMcManaway
RE: Nicy
No research. Only past practice based on what I read on her headstone. It states on Nicy's headstone that she was a slave. A common practice has been to take on the last name of the owner. If someone where trying to locate her grave by means of searching I believe that they would have another opportunity to find her other than only using her first name. Do you what feels most beneficial and appropriate. Terry
Added by TMcManaway on Feb 05, 2015 9:38 PM
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