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James Simmons (#47161301)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 2 days
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Bio Photo Retired from the Town of Valdese NC
enjoy photography.
gets me out of the house.
gives me excercise.
I'm human and make mistakes
if you find one...e-mail me.
When you find one of your family and want to manage it....I'll be happy to transfer it to you.
Just send the person ID number...your ID number...and how they relate to you....James


* Thank you for additional information and corrections to memorials I create and maintain. Thank you for your time and interest!

** Just so you know ... Content for memorials I create and maintain has multiple sources, some including family stories/bibles/photo albums/scrapbooks, personal knowledge, FaG site contributors, cemetery walking, online research, transcribed records, and the kind folks who write me with additional information and corrections. Please note content cannot be guaranteed and you are encouraged to check your own sources.


Many days have gone by, turned into years long ago
I reach for my album, because I long for you so.

As colourful leaves descend from a majestic family tree,
That moment is captured becoming a photographic memory.

Ancestors on tintype, images frozen in time,
So we know who we are, have been passed down the line.

Black and white prints of grandparents now yellowed by age,
In the "Book Of Life" this collection forms the next page.

Snapshots of a beautiful young women, a man with eyes sky blue
Soon to become parents of a baby daughter and little boys "two".

Because of these treasures, my link to the past
Memories of my loved ones forever will last.

And when a dear friend asks me my life story to impart,
I'll show her my "inheritance", the people who live in my heart.

Author: Pam Rioux


Prayer For Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past,
And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads,
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands,
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book,
Or dusty manuscript,
That's safely hidden now away,
In some forgotten crypt,
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul, when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.


Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.

(by D.H.Cramer)


I shook my family tree
and a bunch of nuts fell out.


James L. Simmons

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Thanks so much for the photos of Leroy & Mary Padgett, Willie Morrison Jr., Claude Moody and Marvin Deaton Jr. I really appreciate your efforts!
Added by Candy on Apr 25, 2015 3:33 PM
Sue Leitzsey Bradley
RE: David Lee Rust, Sr.
I intentionally delete the living from obituaries for their privacy. Since he was your friend for many years, I will transfer him to your care. I'm sure you can add to his memorial where as I can't.
Added by Sue Leitzsey Bradley on Mar 25, 2015 11:27 AM
Sue Leitzsey Bradley
David Lee Rust, Sr.
Hi James. Are you related to David Rust?
Added by Sue Leitzsey Bradley on Mar 25, 2015 11:08 AM
Gwen Menz
Glenn and Ruth Anderson
James, thanks so much for the great photo of Glenn and Ruth Anderson's markers. Very much appreciated!

Added by Gwen Menz on Mar 19, 2015 8:15 AM
Lori Hager
RE: Thanks
I created a memorial page for Laurence Burleson, uploaded his photos, and linked him to Louise.

If you like, I'd be glad to transfer his page to you.

Added by Lori Hager on Mar 08, 2015 3:02 PM
Lori Hager
RE: Thanks
Hi James,

Laurence Burleson (Feb 19, 1930 - Apr 5, 2010) is buried next to Louise and I photographed his gravestone too. When I got home I checked and could not confirm their relationship so I didn't post a photo of their gravestones together.

If they were married I'd be glad to upload a photo of both gravestones. Laurence doesn't have a memorial page on FG - at least not for West Memorial Park.


Added by Lori Hager on Mar 08, 2015 9:03 AM
Earl Williams
Picture request for Donna Williams
Hi James.
Thank you very much for getting a picture of this family member's grave for me.
Added by Earl Williams on Feb 09, 2015 10:15 AM
Burke Memorial Park
Thank you for adding the Hemmings family grave photos from Burke Memorial Park. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Feb 09, 2015 5:25 AM
Thomas Marshall
Lewis Hemming mem. photograph

Thank you for giving your time in making Lewis Hemmings' online memorial even better. Without people like you this website would not be what it is now. A visual of a marker or stone can and most often does make a considerable difference to family.

Thank you again!
Thomas Marshall
Added by Thomas Marshall on Feb 08, 2015 6:54 AM
Beth Blair
RE: Shirley Jean Carpenter
I think I fixed it, James. Thanks so much
Added by Beth Blair on Jan 09, 2015 3:45 PM
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