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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
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Bio Photo Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated.

The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. My current focus is Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 30,000 graves but only about 17,500+ listed. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there. I am also focusing on Salisbury National Cemetery Annex.
I'm not about numbers. For seven years I cared for my elderly mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to go out but I could not trust a Mall or other public places, so we went to cemeteries where I took pictures. During the evenings, when I could not leave the house, I would upload the pictures to my computer and fill out spreadsheets. Since her passing two years ago I am not as active and have given a lot of time to upload my backlog of pictures, which I have reduced from over 4,000 to about 1,000. It's time consuming as I edit ever picture I upload. I am not related to most of my memorials.


My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys were in Jamestown, VA long before the Hugonaut movement.
On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.
You are invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy
and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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Cindy Allman
Hazel Roberts
Hazel Brooks Rufty Roberts, age 92, of Kannapolis died peacefully in her sleep at home on June 26, 2016.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 5 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Hill and Frank Critz officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the funeral.
Hazel was born March 11, 1924 in Madison Co. GA, a daughter of the late J.D.O. Brooks and the late Minnie Love Phillips Brooks. She was a graduate of Comer H. S. and then served as a Wave during World War II. She moved to Kannapolis in 1946 and worked as an Office Manager for Dr. Lance Monroe and then for Dr. Youngblood. Hazel was a member of First Baptist Church since 1948, where she was active in various committees and where ever she was needed. She was a past Worthy Matron of the O.E.S. Hazel enjoyed researching her family’s genealogy. Hazel loved flowers and was an avid gardener and enjoy watching the birds at her feeders. She loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews. Hazel will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her first husband, Benny Buck Rufty, her second husband, T. Coles Roberts, her sister, Rachel Kern and her brother, Grover P. Brooks. She is survived by her brother, James S. Brooks (Billie) of Kannapolis; her nieces, Betty Carolyn Price of Kannapolis, Elizabeth Craven of Ehrhardt, SC and Becky Cobert of Concord and her nephews, Frank Kern of PA, James Keith Brooks of Edisto Beach, SC and James David Brooks of Salisbury.
Added by Cindy Allman on Jun 29, 2016 8:41 AM
ernest o'neal
bio has been added for ernest o'neal
Added by Hochi on Jun 27, 2016 3:37 AM
Kathy Stroope Veasey
Dudley Brooks ...
I've been in contact in the past . My search keeps leading me back to the Zachariah Smith Brooks you have on the memorial page. Dudley was born in the mid to late 1700's. His known children are Zachariah Smith, Frances, Emily, Milton, Samuel Goode and George Whitfield Brooks... (this is my brother-in-laws line). We know they were all born in South Carolina (suspect Edgefield district... we know that these siblings were in Alabama ca 1830 and 1840 census (married in Morgan and Lawrence counties there) .. Then the men (Milton, Samuel and Geo Whitfield Brooks joined "Red Rovers" in northern Alabama - led by Jack Shackleford - - and fought in Texas for independence from Mexico - - -

Do you have ANY info on Dudley Brooks .. We believe his parents "may" be Elisha Brooks and Frances Goode - - can't find proof??

Any help will be greatly appreciated..

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Jun 25, 2016 3:09 PM
Thank you so much for the transfer of Mary Brownley. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Jun 21, 2016 12:45 PM
Brenda Hoss
RE: Incorrect photo
I think there might be a mistake. I don't see my name on any of the photos or the listing. I cannot change anything.

B. Hoss
Added by Brenda Hoss on Jun 14, 2016 1:19 PM
Havis McDonald
Mary Beaver Scott
You are second cousin to Martin Luther and I am second cousin to Mary Beaver and try to track all her descendant's.
Added by Havis McDonald on Jun 07, 2016 6:58 AM
Laretha R Clark
RE: Lettie Clark
I will be happy to take over Mothers Memorial. I also made additions to her parents and, brothers and sisters. How long does it take for the additions to appear? Norrington AME Zion is our home church built by my Great Grandparents and others. I am related and knew most buried there.
Added by Laretha R Clark on Jun 02, 2016 6:57 PM
Thank you for permission
Thank you for the general permission to use your photographs of grave markers. I created a memorial for a spouse for which you had take a photo for the double marker and appreciate your advance permission to use the photo for the new memorial.
Added by MSN on May 28, 2016 12:42 PM
Record Hunter
RE: Linda McCracken
Thank you for bringing the duplicate of Linda McCracken's memorial to my attention. It has been deleted, thanks again and regards.
Added by Record Hunter on May 20, 2016 11:40 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Please see this memorial: 161804973.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 06, 2016 12:13 PM
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