|Alton & Loudonia (#46956626)|
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We are a Husband and Wife Team who live in Starke, Florida. We have a special hobby of visiting cemeteries and taking photos and researching our family trees. |
We combine this with tent camping and nature walks in State Parks. We find a cemetery that needs photos and a State Park nearby. We take photos in the morning and enjoy the park the rest of the day.
We only list photos we have taken, If no memorial is listed, we create one.
Our tree research is very extensive; and searching for more each day. We are researching Wise, Vickers, Weeks, Boggs, Tuggle, and many more.
We will delete, correct, add to or Transfer. We ask that to request a transfer that you know of the person or be related. It's our goal to transfer any family member or person, to someone that will remember them.
You may use our photos, if it has our name on the photo; it is not to be removed! We have copies of all the photos we have ever taken.
If you don't get an answer quickly to your e-mail, we may be on one of our trips. We usually answer all emails within one hour of receving it.
I will not add any information from anyone who has no contact information. I must be able to verify if needed. This includes the contributers on findagrave who are afraid to list a contact, because of the way they treat other contributers.
To the ones who say we do this for the numbers, This is a hobby we enjoy doing, We take our time and commitment very serious. We answer 40-50 edit emails per day and do photo request. We also help others in their search. This is secondary to our visit to Cemeteries to take photos.
On one of our many trips to visit Cemeteries, we had an unusually strange Coincidence. We decided to write a short story about it.
If you like this story please leaves flowers on the Dyal Memorial, at the below listed URL
This is a true story as Told by:
Alton & Loudonia Wise
We retain all rights for this story.
This story starts at a little Cemetery in Bradford County Florida. There is a turtle living in this cemetery, and it is his home. The turtle's name is Bennie.
He has a friend who lives in the same hole that he had dug into the ground, and her name is Bonnie. Bonnie is a snake, who shares Bennie's home.
One day while finding food for himself amongst all the Cemetery Headstones, he came to a very large monument in the corner of the cemetery. He decided he could get a better view if he could climb onto it. He tried and he fell off into a hole left by a vase that had been removed.
That was when his problems started! He had landed upside down into the open hole. He tried to turn over and climb out but he could not. He was stuck!
He was there all day and thru the night. Bonnie went by him, and decided there was no hope for him, he was a goner!
Bennie knew his time was nearly up as he lay there upside down in a hole. His only chance would be to pray, and hope he got an answer.
Bennie prayed all that day and was hoping an answer to his prayer was soon to be.
In another part of Bradford County just outside of Starke, Florida, lived a husband and wife team who had a hobby of taking headstone photos. They would get a request from someone on Findagrave.com for a photo, and they would drive to the cemetery, find the headstone and take a picture.
They would then place the photo on Findagrave.com, for the person who had placed the request. The person usually lived some distance away and was unable to make the photo themselves.
That morning they received an e-mail requesting a photo of the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Dyal in the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Bradford County, Florida. This cemetery was about 20 miles away, and they decided to go after lunch.
They grabbed their photo equipment and set the GPS and headed out. It was their first visit to this cemetery.
When they departed from home, they had no idea they were the chosen ones to answer a prayer for Bennie.
They arrived at the cemetery, parked the car, and again grabbed their cameras and opened the gate to the cemetery. They started their search and noticed a tunnel where a turtle lived, but he was nowhere to be seen. They noticed that Bonnie was there looking out of the tunnel. She turned and headed back down.
With a little more searching, the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Dyal was located. They also noticed a turtle in front of the headstone with its legs moving, trying to turn over.
It looked like Bennie had been there a few days trying to upright himself. They lifted Bennie out of the hole he was in, and placed him upright back onto the ground. They took their photos and made sure Bennie was alright.
Bennie was alert now with all legs and head out and ready again to look for food. He was a happy turtle and he knew that his prayers were answered.
As they drove off, Bonnie was next to Bennie and she knew that Bennie was going to make it after all. She was so thankful too!
The actual headstone Photos are located at this URL.
If you look closely you will see Bennie!
Thanks for all the kind comments that have been placed on Mr. Dyals Memorial.
My Family Links:
My Mother - Lessie Vickers Wise
My Father - Levy Wise
My Brother - L. G. Wise
My Brother - Marvin Wise
My Brother - Elton Wise
My Sister - Sheila Ann Wise
My Grandmother - Luritte Wise
My Wife's Family Links:
My Father - Harold Edwin Tuggle
My Grandfather - Blonda D. Tuggle
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|Sherry SH||Harold Hupton Keystone Heights|
Thank you for the transfer of my Grandfather's Memorial.
|Barbara Wilson Krause||Parents of Nathan Millage Barber|
Thanks!! for adding the parents I sent just a little while ago. So wonderful. Thanks...
|Arvis||request for transfer Please.|
6 on the end not 2 Arvis...
I'm tired and there is no end to this hobby,
I just love it. but muct stop for now. I
hope I didn't confuss you too. ;>
Nettie Eugenia Rosier, Griffis # 55678776
Added by Arvis on May 20, 2013 7:29 PM
Thank You for putting them with their mama; I know I'd wish someone would of don't that for me and mine. ;>
Also the fault is mine on Nettie Eugenia Rosier
as I forgot to put her married name at the end which is Griffis and the number is: #55678772
It's in Pine Grove Cemetery near Raiford Fl.
Added by Arvis on May 20, 2013 4:50 PM
|Arvis||A request of Joining links Please|
Rudy Browning Rosier # 80865259
She and her two baby sons are buried in Sapp cemetery Union co.Fl. Would you please join their links. They are all kin to my Stepdaddy. Just thought it'd be a good thing to have them joined with their mother. It doesn't show a grave for their daddy in Sapp cemetery is the reason I'm not requesting them to be joined with him. I don't know where he is. HIs name is Theodore Rosier. The babies Numbers are:
Thank you so much.
Added by Arvis on May 20, 2013 2:55 PM
|Barbara Wilson Krause||Nathan Millage Barber additional information|
Thanks for your prompt attention in adding the additional information. You all are awesome!! So thankful when I see one you all had added since I know it will get done promptly. So very much appreciated.
|Arvis||Request for a transfer Please|
For Nettie Eugenia Rosier # 55678772
She is in Pine Grove Cemtery Near Raiford Fl.
my Step Dads people. But they married into my Real Dads Familys of Pearces's so that make me Kin. ;>
Most of her family are in Sapp Cemetery in union county Fl. I'd be very greatful for the transfer. Thanks
Added by Arvis on May 19, 2013 9:07 PM
|Gloria Conery||Thank you|
I appreciate you, more than you know. Thank you for the Transfer, I will be sure to contact you again If we find anymore. God Bless! :)
|Sue Harbin||Please Link|
Hi... When you have time .. will you please link Betty Garvin Sutley to her father Virgil Lee Garvin # 29496721 .. and her mother Ivan Myrtle Lowrance Garvin # 52269296 ? Thank you, Sue Harbin
|Sandra Garrett||Lewis Garrett|
Could you please transfer the grave of my great uncle, Lewis Garrett, to me? I would like to link him to his parents and other family members. The site number is 27299157. Thank you.
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