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Alton & Loudonia (#46956626)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo We are a Husband and Wife Team who live in Starke, Florida. We have a special hobby of visiting cemeteries and taking photos and researching our family trees.
We combine this with tent camping and nature walks in State Parks. We find a cemetery that needs photos and a State Park nearby. We take photos in the morning and enjoy the park the rest of the day.
We only list photos we have taken, If no memorial is listed, we create one.
Our tree research is very extensive; and searching for more each day. We are researching Wise, Vickers, Weeks, Boggs, Tuggle, and many more.
We will delete, correct, add to or Transfer. We ask that to request a transfer that you know of the person or be related. It's our goal to transfer any family member or person, to someone that will remember them.

You may use our photos, if it has our name on the photo; it is not to be removed! Also please give us credit for the photo. We have copies of all the photos we have ever taken. Our photos are for your personal use only and may not be used for profit or be sold without permissiom.

If you don't get an answer quickly to your e-mail, we may be on one of our trips. We usually answer all emails within one hour of receving it.

I will not add any information from anyone who has no contact information. I must be able to verify if needed. This includes the contributers on findagrave who are afraid to list a contact, because of the way they treat other contributers.

To the ones who say we do this for the numbers, This is a hobby we enjoy doing, We take our time and commitment very serious. We answer 40-50 edit emails per day and do photo request. We also help others in their search. This is secondary to our visit to Cemeteries to take photos.

On one of our many trips to visit Cemeteries, we had an unusually strange Coincidence. We decided to write a short story about it.

If you like this story please leaves flowers on the Dyal Memorial, at the below listed URL


This is a true story as Told by:

Alton & Loudonia Wise

We retain all rights for this story.

This story starts at a little Cemetery in Bradford County Florida. There is a turtle living in this cemetery, and it is his home. The turtle's name is Bennie.
He has a friend who lives in the same hole that he had dug into the ground, and her name is Bonnie. Bonnie is a snake, who shares Bennie's home.
One day while finding food for himself amongst all the Cemetery Headstones, he came to a very large monument in the corner of the cemetery. He decided he could get a better view if he could climb onto it. He tried and he fell off into a hole left by a vase that had been removed.
That was when his problems started! He had landed upside down into the open hole. He tried to turn over and climb out but he could not. He was stuck!
He was there all day and thru the night. Bonnie went by him, and decided there was no hope for him, he was a goner!
Bennie knew his time was nearly up as he lay there upside down in a hole. His only chance would be to pray, and hope he got an answer.
Bennie prayed all that day and was hoping an answer to his prayer was soon to be.
In another part of Bradford County just outside of Starke, Florida, lived a husband and wife team who had a hobby of taking headstone photos. They would get a request from someone on for a photo, and they would drive to the cemetery, find the headstone and take a picture.
They would then place the photo on, for the person who had placed the request. The person usually lived some distance away and was unable to make the photo themselves.
That morning they received an e-mail requesting a photo of the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Dyal in the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Bradford County, Florida. This cemetery was about 20 miles away, and they decided to go after lunch.
They grabbed their photo equipment and set the GPS and headed out. It was their first visit to this cemetery.
When they departed from home, they had no idea they were the chosen ones to answer a prayer for Bennie.
They arrived at the cemetery, parked the car, and again grabbed their cameras and opened the gate to the cemetery. They started their search and noticed a tunnel where a turtle lived, but he was nowhere to be seen. They noticed that Bonnie was there looking out of the tunnel. She turned and headed back down.
With a little more searching, the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Dyal was located. They also noticed a turtle in front of the headstone with its legs moving, trying to turn over.
It looked like Bennie had been there a few days trying to upright himself. They lifted Bennie out of the hole he was in, and placed him upright back onto the ground. They took their photos and made sure Bennie was alright.
Bennie was alert now with all legs and head out and ready again to look for food. He was a happy turtle and he knew that his prayers were answered.
As they drove off, Bonnie was next to Bennie and she knew that Bennie was going to make it after all. She was so thankful too!

The actual headstone Photos are located at this URL.

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If you look closely you will see Bennie!

Thanks for all the kind comments that have been placed on Mr. Dyals Memorial.

My Family Links:
My Mother - Lessie Vickers Wise
My Father - Levy Wise
My Brother - L. G. Wise
My Brother - Marvin Wise
My Brother - Elton Wise
My Sister - Sheila Ann Wise
My Grandmother - Luritte Wise

My Wife's Family Links:
My Father - Harold Edwin Tuggle
My Grandfather - Blonda D. Tuggle
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Peggy Spengler-Moser
Thank you
Thank you for Thomas & Florence Humphrey. It means a lot. I appreciate your generosity.
Peggy from PA.
Added by Peggy Spengler-Moser on Jul 23, 2014 10:42 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
One more please & Thank you.
Clarence 40673562
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Jul 22, 2014 10:38 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Tony Wise 40562027
Would you consider transferring him to me? I'm not a relative but I'm working on his family in Hayward? If so, thank you #46983684
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Jul 22, 2014 8:33 AM
Donna McPherson
Memorial 9580900
On the memorial above is a duplicate of # 24291579.
I have sent to Findagrave to combine the two listing
Alton Christie as the Creator. He had transferred the Williams to me but I had this one with full name but the other one had P H Williams. You have your picture on P H could you please move it to the Peter Hamilton.
Thanks, much
Added by Donna McPherson on Jul 19, 2014 3:38 PM
Kenneal Finch
A headstone
You have a picture of Ellen Nellie Johns that is wrong. In the Gap Pond Cemetery, in Washington County Florida. Someone has defaced that Grave and put in what they wanted it to be. I have sumitted the photo of the original Grave that is not scratched up. It belongs to My husbands great Grandmother Ezebella Finch, and his Dad Rex R. Finch Sr. is right beside her With James Leonard and Willie Ellen, Who are his Grandparents. Please remove that photo. We would appreciate it. thank you. Whoever did this should be prosecuted. I just don't know how to. Or We would.
Added by Kenneal Finch on Jul 16, 2014 9:28 AM
Kelly G.
Thank you
I just wanted to say thank you for adding the picture of the headstone for Find A Grave Memorial# 39364133. I didn't have one and live in another part of the country. You've done a tremendous service for me. ~Kelly
Added by Kelly G. on Jul 14, 2014 5:39 AM
Kay Seipp
connecting the dots
Please connect the following:
Rosemary Elizabeth Broskey Strickland Hudson 1918-2013 Burial: Kingsley Lake Cemetery Clay County Florida, USA Created by: DMWK Record added: Aug 04, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 114890926

Burial: Kingsley Lake Cemetery Clay County Florida, USA Created by: Alton & Loudonia Record added: Feb 06, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 24435633 thank you k
Added by Kay Seipp on Jul 12, 2014 9:26 AM
Donna McPherson
Thanks, much for the transfers.
Added by Donna McPherson on Jul 09, 2014 9:53 AM
Family Link can be created
For Mary Augusta Etheridge Bevis, #25723177, if you would like to link to her parents, you can add the following:
Her father, Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge, 32769118
Her mother, Mary Etheridge, 32769119
I am distantly related through Mary Augusta's brother William Henry.
Susan Etheridge Percival Speers
Added by Susan on Jul 08, 2014 6:48 PM
management transfer
Thanks for transferring the care of my Thomas ancestors to me. Should you ever need to locate a burial in Saline Co., MO, please let me know.
Added by tallie on Jul 07, 2014 4:21 PM
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