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The Root Digger: Yvette Porter Moore (#46997741)
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Bio Photo Please Notify me if You would like to manage an ancestors memorial. I will gladly transfer to you. Thank you.

I enjoy writing reading, politics, Being creative, listening to Gospel & Jazz music, theater, and Genealogy. I am currently writing a family History book on my Cully Family of which Zara Cully Brown of the "Jefferson's" was a descendent of.

I am researching "Sugar Hill" Manhattan NY from the 1920's to 1950's, where my mother was raised. My mother Betty Mae Peters was writing her memoirs, but never got around to putting them together completely. The journals and notes she left inspired me to begin researching about my family.

I am also researching the Cully, Dove, Whittington, Carter, Willoughby, Becton, Martin, Fenner, Foreman, Singleton, Gilliam and Moore families (Not inclusive) of North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia so that I have a thorough background history of the families that lived in Craven County areas of NC.

Within this research, I am looking at the Free People of Color and their relations to society as a whole in an America that was not pro-diversity.

My research has led me to Boston & Worcester, MA, Harlem, NY, Washington, DC. I am also writing a book on my Adoption search and the journey that helped me to embrace my identity.
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Ms. Clyde
Arynne Simon
Your memorial for her is 70380166

I'm sorry that I have to send her bio info to you this way, but my 'catsha' isn't working...

Arynne Abeles Simon, 85, most recently of Los Angeles, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011, after a prolonged decline following a stroke. She was born July 23, 1926, in the Bronx, at home. Her father, Peter Abeles, was a New York State Senator and later, a judge - appointed to the bench by then New York mayor Fiorella LaGuardia. Arynne's mother was Minerva Lobell Abeles, of Minneapolis, a gifted public speaker and homemaker.

Arynne studied the violin throughout her young adulthood and was accomplished enough to attend Julliard's High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and was the first-chair violinist in the senior orchestra. She graduated from New York University with degrees in Business and Early Childhood Education and then found work in the fashion industry as part of Macy's cutting-edge executive training program.

When her son Sheldon became of school age, Arynne received her teaching credentials and found joy working with elementary school students on Long Island.
After moving to Washington, DC, she studied at Catholic University under a faculty involved in the development of new human interaction principles called Assertive Behavior.

She later taught the subject at the college level, privately, to the Healthcare industry, and to executives and management in various corporate settings. She served as Director of Public Relations for WMAL radio and television, the ABC affiliate in Washington. During that time, responding to a request from the White House, WMAL loaned Arynne to work with the executive staff serving President Lyndon Johnson.

She studied classical drawing and painting full-time at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington under Edmund Archer and became a highly accomplished and well-respected portrait painter. Then, combining her love of art with her teaching skills, she created Corcoran's first-ever art school for young children.

After moving to Southern California in the early 70s with her husband, Bill Simon, and daughter, Victoria, she created, edited and promoted a newspaper called "The Learning Scene," dedicated to exposing the local population to all manner of learning opportunities, both institutional and private.

Arynne then obtained her Ph.D. in psychology, and launched a new career, offering her services as a personal coach, speechwriter, speech coach and team-builder to the burgeoning computer industry. Largely based in the Silicon Valley area, her wide array of clients included leading American semiconductor and computer companies as well as government offices, political leaders, and network newscasters. In England, she provided executive coaching to retail organizations, members of Parliament, and the Mayor of Westminster (London).

Arynne authored the book "Playing Life from Center Court-How to Live without Anger and Fear." In addition, she produced two audio cassette lecture series, "Assertive Behavior," and "Assertive Sex."

A great many people speak of how deeply their hearts were touched and how dramatically their lives were changed by Arynne, including many who only knew her through a single training session. Those lucky enough to have known her say they still live by and teach others principles inspired by her unique and positive approach to life and business.

She is survived by her husband, William L. Simon; daughter, Victoria M. Simon; son, Sheldon Bermont; and grandchildren, Vincent and Elena Bermont. They will treasure the memory of her glowing smile.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011, at 5pm at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Ca. Published in the Pomerado News on May 19, 2011.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 17, 2016 12:01 PM
Warren Weimer
RE: Michelle Bradley 71295034
You need to contact GreenHillsStonesCalling who is now the manager of that memorial.
Added by Warren Weimer on Jan 20, 2014 5:53 PM
Beth Ellis DeMarco
Cherry Point Cemeteries

Here is a link to the document I was talking about. It has a lot of extra information about the cemeteries and grave sites. The study was done in 1985, so some markers that are no longer there may have been present when the survey was conducted.
Added by Beth Ellis DeMarco on Jun 30, 2013 1:18 AM
Ricci Byrd
Hi Yvette- I was greatly helped by your
entry for Ricci Byrd!! I am also interested
in genealogy. Recently Ricci's 3rd wife, who was my cousin, Betty Turner Alston Byrd, passed away. I inherited all her photos including an old photo of a young woman. I believe she may be Ricci Byrd's mother, Carrie Alice Douglas Cooper Byrd. Could you write and tellme if you have any more information about her?The photo was taken by a studio in St. Paul Minnesota around 1905. I have found Carrie
in the census records of 1920, (state) 1925
and 1930. No mention of Minnesota.

Please write me back! Gigi
Added by Gigi on May 23, 2013 10:24 PM
Phantom Plot Picster
RE: Baby Cully
My Pleasure!
Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Apr 12, 2013 9:28 PM
RE: Johnny Roy Mitchell
Transfer on the way!
(sorry for the delay, am out of town....)

Added by WMP on Mar 17, 2013 6:51 AM
RE: Memorial# 27890338 Izora Culley George
You're very welcome.
Added by Patricia on Nov 12, 2012 7:34 PM
RE: 60125123 Felipe Espinoza
Gladly done!!
Added by JAB on Nov 11, 2012 10:24 PM
RE: Memorial# 27890338 Izora Culley George
It's done. - Patricia
Added by Patricia on Oct 21, 2012 10:26 AM
GreenHills Stones Calling
RE: Dorothy Bradley # 71295018
I have transferred the memorial for your Aunt Dorothy into your care.
Best wishes,
Added by GreenHills Stones Calling on Sep 19, 2012 5:02 AM
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