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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo **** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.

I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)

A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.

Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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Victoria Taylor-True
Christmas ~~
A very very Merry Christmas
To you and your Family

Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Dec 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Otis Bond
Thank you for the link Doris-Otis Bond link. I was unsure what the protocol was in a case like this. so I made the link in the normal fashion.

Merry Christmas to you all.


Added by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2014 5:52 PM
Esther Johnson
Passed away.
Ms. Mozelle Faye Bonds King age 73 of 358 Goodspur Trail, Cana, VA passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Golden Living in Galax, VA, She was born January 29, 1941 in Martinsville, VA to the late Hurley and Lois Moxley Bonds. She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Airy Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, James King of Salem, VA, Andy and Misty King of Cana, VA, Jason And Leticia King of Cana, VA, four grandchildren, James King, Jessa King, Bayleigh Jones and Brett King, a great grandchild, Bristol Jones, five sisters, Nancy Hauser of Bristol, VA, Debbie Bousman of Axton, VA, Betty Taylor of Cocoa Beach, FL, Mary Lou Martin and Nadine Isley both of Martinsville, VA. In addition to her parents, Ms. King was preceded in death by father of her children, James Henry “Jim” King, a granddaughter, Shelby King and a brother, Bobby Scott. Graveside services will be held 11:00 Friday, December 19, 2014 at the King family Cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. Albert Everidge. Burial will follow in the King family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10:00 am Friday until time of the service at the King Family Cemetery.
Added by Esther Johnson on Dec 17, 2014 6:30 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Continued help
Thank you for your continued help in updating memorials.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Dec 11, 2014 6:45 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello friend,
Thank you for the recent transfer of:
Gearl Bruce Beamer # 123789500
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 20, 2014 4:55 PM
Joseph Etter
Isabell Hylton
Thank you so very much for the photo of Isabell's marker

Added by Joseph Etter on Oct 18, 2014 10:05 AM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Donna, Thanks so much for the marker photo of Carl W Stone, I appreciate your time and kindness!
Added by Dianna Taylor on Oct 13, 2014 8:59 AM
I appreciate your information regarding the Ogle family. My great great grandmother was Luvenia Ogle. She married Ranza Bond. Their daughter, Audrey, was my great grandmother as well as my namesake. Do you have any other information regarding this family?
Added by audreym86 on Sep 25, 2014 7:03 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Charles Jonas #70604237 and Edna Jonas #70604338
Thank you so much for updating the memorials for Charles Jonas #70604237 and Edna Jonas #70604338
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Sep 18, 2014 1:26 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Thanks so much Donna for the edits & links on my Shupe kinfolk and for all the work you have done here. are you related to the Shupes? My 2nd GG was a Shupe from this line.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Sep 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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