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Valarie McNeal-Smith (#46483951)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo My name is Valarie. Youngest child of Ray E. McNeal & Dorothy F. Couch McNeal. I am married to Terrence Smith. No children. My fascination of visiting cemeteries started at a very young age. My dad passed away when I was 3 and we visited him quite often. I love seeking out old cemeteries and seeing the very old graves. My friend took me to Hollywood a few years ago and showed me many celebrity gravesites. Well that set fire to my love for visiting and paying homage to them. Respectfully of course. I have a couple hundred pics of their headstones.

My brother Larry McNeal was a big Find A Grave contributor prior to his death. Most of them are family some from very small cemeteries in the midwest. He contributed and managed almost 3,000 memorials which I took over upon his death. His memorial is the only one that I have done.

I have enjoyed talking to fellow gravers and sharing and updating information on the memorials.
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 • 1 Memorial Added
 • 6 Memorials Managed
 • 211 Photos
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French-Miller Family Tree
Hannah Jane Gracy Miller Memorial# 13848310
Hi Valarie,

I was excited to find all the info your brother posted on the above mentioned memorial. I was in the process of sending him a note when I read the sad news. Thanks to Larry's hard work, I now have a few more missing pieces! Do you have any idea where he got this information? Are you possibly related to the Miller, Gracy, or French families?

Added by French-Miller Family Tree on Aug 07, 2014 1:11 AM
Mike & Robbie
David Moseley
I have deleted the photo of the stone for David Moseley as you requested.

Take Care
Mike & Robbie
Added by Mike & Robbie on Jun 24, 2014 9:33 PM
Hi! I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Thank you for taking over his memorials. Memorial #6358616 has an incorrect spelling of the first name. It should be Marguerite as in the photo. Could you please make this change when you get a chance. Thank you!
Added by Laura on May 27, 2014 10:46 AM
Martha Franks Phillips Martin
Lucille & Omer Geyssens
You are quite welcome. If you find that I have created memorials for any other family or friends, please don't hesitate to ask for a transfer.
Added by Martha Franks Phillips Ma... on May 21, 2014 7:55 PM
Damp Family
Hi! I've noticed that your brother had added several Damp members and I was wondering if you were related? I have more information for the family members and their memorials.
Added by holly_seeker on Jun 20, 2013 7:10 PM
Dear Jayne
RE: Meeting You

It was very nice to meet you. Come back again and take the next tour on the list. I didn't get to see the photos.

Added by Dear Jayne on Mar 03, 2013 8:12 PM
P.L. (Anderson) Templeton
RE: Maj. & Blanche Downer
I just found another photo of Blanche. I posted it for you.
Added by P.L. (Anderson) Templeton on Feb 07, 2013 8:10 PM
Pat Ratcliff
Jackson Tombstone
Would you mind adding the picture you posted to memorial 6595721 to 10491852 and others listed on the tombstone? Thanks.
Added by Pat Ratcliff on Oct 13, 2012 8:14 PM
Wenona Dunn
Larry McNeal
Valerie, my Dunn Family Research led me to the small Dunn/Gray cemetery in Mercer County, IL. Your brother did so much work in finding and recording graves in this county. My late husband has several extended family members buried in this small, almost forgotten, cemetery. Sincere condolences.
Added by Wenona Dunn on May 25, 2012 9:20 AM
P.L. (Anderson) Templeton
Blanche & Maj Downer
Blanche was my Grandma Minnie's best friend for many, many years.

I put their photos on their memorials.

Paula (Anderson) Templeton
Added by P.L. (Anderson) Templeton on Mar 07, 2012 7:59 AM
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