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ncsearch (#47413969)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I am retired and live in Central North Carolina. I have been doing family research for 40 years. The internet just makes it easier to look for dead relatives, but you still have to make sure the information is correct.

Some of my favorite cemeteries are Bonaventure in Savanah, Ga, Allegheny in Pittsburgh, Pa and Oakdale in Wilmington, NC. I love the old statues and the hidden meanings of different designs of headstones.

All photos submitted by me are copyrighted by me, no use of photos for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent.

Transfers: Transfers outside Find A Grave guidelines will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please tell me your specific relationship to the deceased.

I am glad to enter corrections, links and additional information. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial and click on the Suggest a Correction link. Do not email transfer requests or corrections. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial.

ADDENDUM: Photographs I have taken at burial locations may be used by others for any legitimate purpose. Hopefully, I would be given credit for the work. Personal photographs I have added to memorials that I created and maintain, remain in my control and are considered copyrighted materials. I hope that you will enjoy viewing the personal photographs I have posted.

Please visit my dear friend Pam who died much too soon.

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RE: Hi
Well Hi yourself. I am in the process of composing a private note to you "as we speak". Good to hear from you, friend!
Added by KATHY on Feb 27, 2016 8:16 PM
Pauline Miller photo
Thanks for going after the photo request. The other photo has only been there a couple days, I'm baffled that it got there without fulfilling and removing my request. But ... Stranger things have happened. Thanks for all you do

-- ddj
Dave Johnson
Added by ddjohnsonri on Feb 27, 2016 3:43 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Becky, my long-time Find A Grave friend! One other thing ... I would truly be honored if you were to add me to your Find A Grave Friends List! Please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2015 7:43 PM
Was thinking about you. Hope you are safe and dry during this serious flooding.
Added by j7dharma on Oct 04, 2015 7:36 AM
RE: Elizabeth corrected
You did what you could. That's all anyone can ask. Thank you very much.
Added by IamMe on Sep 26, 2015 1:37 PM
RE: My dad's memorial
you've a lot on your plate xx
Added by Daff on Sep 18, 2015 5:36 PM
RE: Hi
Indeed. I am STILL "finding" graves. Over time, I've discovered something I once thought was kinda cool but now I find it a bit disturbing.

We have a very large cemetery locally that has two choices for burial. You can be cremated and put into a nitch in a crypt or buried in the ground with a flat brass or bronze plate with your information flat on the ground. Looking at the grounds you could hardly tell anyone was buried there at all except for the occasional flowers left by some.

I've tried finding people who have photo requests in this place. Even if I have the plot number, it is very difficult. If the grave is left untended for years, it slowly sinks into the ground and gets covered by dirt and lost to the common search.

I've grown to love the traditional cemetery that has stones that say, "I lived. I was here. Remember me. I am not lost."

Added by j7dharma on Sep 13, 2015 6:50 AM
Yancey Francis (again)
Yancey's ex-wife, Gillie might be buried in Leemont Cemetery in Danville because two of her sons are buried there. But I wasn't sure so I just made her an unknown.

One of her sons death certificate has that his father was Basil LaPrade---but I couldn't find Basil anywhere either.

I love trying to find the people that are hard to find. I was thrilled when I found Yancey finally.

Now I need to find some of the other children--none of which were Yancey's as far as I know.
Added by SleepingDog on Aug 10, 2015 4:12 AM
Yancey Francis
This might confuse you.

I've been looking for Yancey in Virginia, and seem to have found him here in NC where he was born.

It looks like he was married at least three times---once to Gillie Dickerson LaPrade (a widow). but since she outlived him, it looks like they divorced eventually.

(They did). He married Gillie in Danville on Oct. 13, 1906. Divorced on March 21, 1919 in Pittsylvania Co. Va. (They have a different marriage date on that record---so maybe they were married twice???).

He had married a Laura Williams on Jan. 17, 1897 in Pittsylvania Co. Va. She must have died since he was listed as a widower when he married Gillie.

But I'm pretty sure this is the same Yancey that Gillie had been married to.

Since he divorced Gillie, I don't know whether to send in a connection to her or not. But he used to be considered a step-father to her kids at one time. (She's entry number 150391318).
Added by SleepingDog on Aug 09, 2015 9:49 AM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 33432505

Requesting permisssion to copy and use the fine photographs of the tombstone of my 4th great grand parents John Patterson and his wife Margaret Cooper plus photos of their children.

Your kind considerstion of this this request is greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Dennis York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Aug 04, 2015 10:33 AM
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