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Alton & Loudonia (#46956626)
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Bio Photo 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! Also please give us credit for the photo. We have copies of all the photos we have ever taken. Our photos are for your personal use only and may not be used for profit or be sold without permissiom.

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.

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 for a photo, and they would drive to the cemetery, find the headstone and take a picture.
They would then place the photo on, 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.

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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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tony wood
Williams -Payne Cemetery duplicates
I believe there was 2 listings for this Cemetery, and Find A Grave combined them together, That is the reason for the duplications.
I will delete mine as soon as possible.
Have a great day,
Added by tony wood on Aug 26, 2014 5:00 PM
RE: Dublicates
You are staying busy. Good for you. I sure do miss plundering and searching in Cemeteries. Got old too soon.


Added by Winnette on Aug 26, 2014 4:48 PM
Mary Case
Frank & Allie Oosterhoudt
Thank you for posting a picture of their headstone. Frank is my great uncle and I'm just beginning to connect the dots for my family history. Y'all have done some incredible work! Thank you again!
Added by Mary Case on Aug 23, 2014 10:05 AM
Joey Asbury
RE: Clarence and Edna Bose
Thanks so much!
Added by Joey Asbury on Aug 22, 2014 7:20 AM
Joey Asbury
Clarence and Edna Bose
Thanks so much for posting headstone photos for Clarence and Edna Bose back in 2010!

That being said, would you now be willing to remove your headstone photos for them?

Clarence Bose #39546226
Edna Bose #39546227

You posted three headstone photos for Clarence and two for Edna. The reason I'd like you to remove them is because I have updated photos with the date of death for Edna who died last month. Also, their daughter took a photo of Clarence's military stone, which is much easier to see than the one you had posted. She asked me to remove the old pictures and update the memorials with her pictures.

Joey Asbury

Added by Joey Asbury on Aug 22, 2014 6:53 AM
RE: Maritte Wise
hay good idea. take care J
Added by J on Aug 20, 2014 5:52 PM
Maritte Wise
may i be a nosey nellie and ask why her dates are not posted. thank you J
Added by J on Aug 20, 2014 5:05 PM
Olaramay Anthony
The name on this stone in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Lake City FL, is Clara May Anthony, wife of William H. Anthony. Do you have any knowledge of where William H. is buried? Could he be in the same plot?
Kat (I am a genealogist researching this family)
Added by OseKat on Aug 19, 2014 6:07 AM
Kathy Matthews
I just joined Find A Grave and found this web site. The information you posted is incorrect. The name on the head stone should be "Sallie" not Callie. Please correct this mistake.
Thanks you,
Kathy Peerson Matthews
Added by Kathy Matthews on Aug 18, 2014 12:30 PM
RE: Kleo Kennington
Thanks. I added my photo to your memorial for him and deleted my memorial. Also, links to his parents were sent through Edit.
Added by LJH on Aug 15, 2014 12:48 PM
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