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In Memory of my son Ronald and mother Piney (#46858168)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in West Virginia but have made ILlinois my home since 1967.

I am currently researching my family tree on my mom's side need information on Lilly, Crawford, Burkes, Burks, Burk, Hornsby, or Horn from Virginia and West Virginia.

On my father side need information on McBride, Fink, Ferguson, Wood.

If i have added any ones relative and they would like to create their own memorial e-mail me and i will delete the record.

I think this is a great site to post burials and cremation, everyone should be remembered even if it is on FIND A GRAVE.

If you have time please stop by and visit my beautiful son Memorial he is the reason i started on this site, some days i cannot visit his grave . So i just log on here and read all the beautiful notes and tokens that have been left for him. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart it means so much to me to know their are such kind people out there


And a special Thank-You to Medora for sponsoring his site she truly is a angel.

Also stop and visit my mother's site

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Steve & Sue
Ira John Berkema #25528525
My Grandmother kept a scrapbook of obits and things of interest in the Newton County, Indiana and Iroquois County, Illinois area. As a young girl, she lived in Sheldon. I now have her scrapbook and ran across Ira's obit. He taught in Sheldon at the time my Grandmother was in school. She didn't record the newspaper that it came from though. Are you interested in adding it to Ira's Memorial? I would be glad to send it to you if you are interested.

Steve and Sue
Added by Steve & Sue on Feb 15, 2015 6:41 AM
Passing Through
RE: Fireco Cemetery
I added these memorials after finding their names and locations from the local library. I am only familiar with one Fireco Cemetery. Please, where is the other one?
Added by Passing Through on Feb 10, 2015 2:48 PM
Toni Badr
Otus and Bird McBride
where did the picture of Otus and Bird come from? I have the same picture my grandma gave me years ago !! and lot's more :) please e-mail me at
Added by Toni Badr on Nov 19, 2014 1:42 PM
Toni Badr
I am the granddaughter of Viola McBride " Whitt ", Clifford McBride was Violas brother..Otus and Suzy McBride was from WV my "great grandparents".. I went back 150 years and found so much , but lost it all ! I would love to learn more !

Thanks, Toni Badr "Whitt"
Added by Toni Badr on Nov 19, 2014 1:18 PM
Aldetta Wallace Akers
RE: Polly McBride
Thanks for the update of Polly. We will get in touch with her. One of my husband's cousins married into the Agee Family. Thank you for yours response to my note. Have a blessed day.
Added by Aldetta Wallace Akers on Nov 12, 2014 4:25 PM
Aldetta Wallace Akers
Polly and Piney McBride
Hello I am Aldetta Wallace Akers. I am so sorry about the terrible death of your son. I have not lost any of my children. I can't imagine how had hard that could be. My father, James Wallace died of cancer during my 9th grade of school. I grew up in Fireco, WV. until my family moved away during the summer of 1964. We would often drive back to attend the Jonben Church of God. Some of your family also attended this church. I remember Polly and Piney. We loved them and their families. My husband, Roger Akers, son of the late William and Angeline Keffer Akers, later was the Pastor of the church. Angeline, my mother-in-law, was still living and was a great blessing to us and others in the church. Later our family travelled and did Missionary Work. Our daughter still travels and minister around the world. She has ministers in over 30 countries and much of the U.S. I do not know if you remember us. Thinking of the McBride family from Fireco brings warmth to my heart and gratitude to the Lord for allowing our paths to cross. I am just learning to use the computer. I am not on Face Book, but the rest of my immediate family are. Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day.
Added by Aldetta Wallace Akers on Oct 31, 2014 11:36 PM
Millie and John Ferguson Photo Request
I just wanted you to know that I am planning a visit to the Maxey-Ferguson cemetery in Spanishberg, WVa on Oct 3rd and I will take photos of all the stones that are marked. I haven't been there before so I have no idea if all the stones are marked or some are just field stones with the names weathered off, but if there is one for Millie and John, I will happily post them. And if I don't end up going for whatever reason, I will let you know, as this location is several hours from me. Just wanted to let you know because the findagrave "fulfill" button may default back to "claim" before I actually get there.
Sheila :)
Added by Sheila on Sep 19, 2014 5:00 PM
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Ronald Harris 1168160 RAFVR
I am creating a remembrance page for Ronald and his crew lost on the 9th June 1942. If you have any photographs etc of him they would be most welcome.
Added by Aircrew Remembered on Sep 11, 2014 10:13 AM
Larry Olson
Otis Barrows
Hi, I was trying to get Otis marriages in order and I can't get it done on my end. Would you see if you can on your end. Otis first marriage you have is correct to Dora on 1-1-1866, then Otis married Catherine 85176953 on 10-14-1877. Thanks Larry O.
Added by Larry Olson on Aug 22, 2014 12:17 AM
Hanna-Lilly Cemetery
Hello... I'm writing to you as you entered a lot of the names in this cemetery. One of my great-great-uncles was John Lee Corn(e)s from Stuart, Patrick Co., VA, on the NC-VA line. Some time after 1910, he divorced his wife and left the family in Patrick County and married Malinda Birchfield in Raleigh County, WV, in 1917 (she had previously been married to Wm. E. Mitchem and married thirdly Frank Boitz after the death of John Lee Cornes). John and Malinda had one child, a daughter, Maggie Frances Corns who married Henry Beecher Garretson (you have a lot of this Garretson family listed in this cemetery). John Lee Corn(e)s died in Princewick in 1940, and his death certificate says he is buried in "John Lilly" cemetery in Princewick. Do you suppose this is the same as the Hanna-Lilly Cemetery? I'm guessing so because of the Garretson connection. Do you know if all the marked graves in the Hanna-Lilly cemetery are listed? I'd love to find out where John and Malinda Corns and Henry and Maggie Garretson are buried. Thank you... Jeff Hole
Added by JDH on Aug 18, 2014 11:09 AM
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