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William Johnson (#47469070)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since about 1995. I live in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I believe this website to be a valuable tool to amateur and professional genealogists if used with the "trust but verify" mentality.

I add memorials to cemeteries where I have personally walked and photographed each headstone/marker. If you find one of my memorials without a photo, please be patient. I am adding them as I can. If you would like for me to add it more quickly, please just go through the normal photo request option.

I do my best not to duplicate memorials. I index my photos and add the names as inscribed on the headstone/marker to the cemeteries in which I find them. I may edit that information later as I find additional data. I do not feel it necessary for me to arbitrarily delete a memorial that I created if you move a memorial into that cemetery after the fact and don't disclose that information. This is FIND a Grave.

If you have created a memorial and had it in a different cemetery or a virtual cemetery in lieu of finding the correct cemetery, simply say so and I will be happy to delete mine and add any photos I have to your memorial if needed.

My lines include the Killoughs (mostly Mississippi) and Wolfes (Tennessee and Texas) on my mother's side and Johnson's and Stancliff's (mostly from the Philadelphia/South Jersey areas).

My wife's lines include the Hiatt's that have been in the Surry County, NC area for about 200 years.

Feel free to use any of my photos.
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Merely felt the desire to offer my thanks for all the work you have, and continue to put into this site. That's it ... just 'thank you so much'.
Added by Jane on Oct 17, 2016 3:04 PM
Esther Johnson
Mrs. Lala Mae Draughn Burge, 83, of Mt. Airy passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Central Continuing Care. She was born in Surry County on March 18, 1933 to the late Henry and Ella Eads Draughn. Mrs. Burge was a homemaker and a faithful member of Franklin Heights United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Burge is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Wally Burge and Alma of Kinston, Juan Burge and Susan of Greensboro; grandchildren, Vanessa Soffe and husband Dixon of Fayetteville, Camden Burge, of Greenville, Hanna Burge of Greensboro; one great grandchild, Ava Tovar Soffe. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burge was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Camden “Cam” Burge. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, September 19, 2016 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis “Bud” Cameron officiating. Entombment will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Franklin Heights Methodist Church, 423 S. Franklin Rd., Mt. Airy, NC 27030 or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mt. Airy, NC 27030. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Central Continuing Care and long-time friend, Jane Needham for the wonderful attention and care given to Mrs. Burge. Online condolences may be made at

Added by Esther Johnson on Sep 17, 2016 2:30 PM

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