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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo **** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.

I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)

A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.

Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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140702294 Charlie Shepherd
Their son Haswell 41710641 is also buried at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.

Added by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2015 1:11 PM
140702294 Charlie Shepherd
I searched for Charles and Octavia's memorials when Lila (Shorty's wife) died in 2013. I walked the cemeteries around Austinsville, Foster Falls and Brush Creek looking for them. I would have never expected them to be buried that far West of Wytheville. The Shepherd home place was on Rt 52. near Galena Church.
Haswell operated the Texaco Station on Rt 94 at Brush Creek. Shorty worked for AEP.


Added by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2015 1:31 PM
RE: Settie Barnett
Thanks! I have sent the information I had to the creator of the record at Peirce cemetery and have deleted mine.
Added by Carol on Jan 20, 2015 12:53 PM
Settie Barnett
I received your message regarding a duplicate record for the Pierce cemetery. Can you please supply the url for where you saw it? I am unable to retrieve it with the search function.

Thank you!
Added by Carol on Jan 12, 2015 8:01 AM
Jan robinson
John Austin
Thanks so much for the photo. Can't be easy this time of year.
Added by Jan robinson on Jan 09, 2015 2:09 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Thank you
Thank you for accepting my most recent Edit.

And thank you for all the time and effort, plus willingness, to update memorials throughout the past year, as well as previous years.

May you continue to find joy in your volunteer labor of love for Find a Grave in this New Year.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jan 05, 2015 6:04 PM
Octavia Weeks Lowman Ashworth

Hi! Check this FindAGrave site for Octavia Missouri Weeks Lowman who married second Harrison Preston Ashworth. Two of my great grandparents were Mary Cordelia "Delia" Lowman and John Van Dorn Weeks. Thanks for the great work!
Added by Kathy on Dec 28, 2014 5:02 PM
Bertha Mae Goad Camden
Hi. I have some information that maybe you can use. Bertha Goad Camden passed away over in Rockbridge County. I could not find a cemetery for her or her husband Oscar Camden. However I was able to link her to her father Walter Goad (124892232).

SO I thought you maybe able to link her to her parents before the link is lost. Below is the obit and some links to help you verify, if you need them.
Happy New Year and best regards, -A

Bertha Mae Goad Camden, 101, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Funeral Serivces will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014, at Calvary Brethren Church. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., 540-261-5510

Added by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2014 6:59 PM
Victoria Taylor-True
Christmas ~~
A very very Merry Christmas
To you and your Family

Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Dec 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Otis Bond
Thank you for the link Doris-Otis Bond link. I was unsure what the protocol was in a case like this. so I made the link in the normal fashion.

Merry Christmas to you all.


Added by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2014 5:52 PM
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