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C. Fairchild (#46883712)
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I have long, long connections with Wilkes County, NC. I grew up in upper Virginia, the D.C. area to be exact, and would visit here from time to time with my dad, who was born in Wilkes County. In 1967, we moved to CA and I married in 1970 and moved to Oregon where I lived until 2000. At that time, I moved back to CA to help with my parents. Each year, we would visit during late September/early October for family reunions and about two years ago, daddy and mother were getting tired of things in CA in the Bay Area and started thinking about moving. We looked at property in Wilkes County and last September found the home we now live in. We moved from CA to "home" and the moving van pulled up on Dec. 26 of 2007 and in we moved! We are glad to be home among family and friends and while I have never lived here before, it feels like home since my roots go back to the 1770's here and I feel like I know all there is to know about Wilkes (which, I'm sure, is not true!) But, here I am and since I am caregiver for my 90-year old dad and 85-year old mother, (who has since passed away on June 11 2009), I don't work and have some free time on my hands. I am going to attempt to photograph Wilkes County cemeteries over time and since findagrave was so helpful to me, I am happy to be able to add to the lists. I am willing to help with questions and answers about Wilkes cemeteries and history, but cannot guarantee I will do it in "your time". lol I love this website and appreciate all the great contributors.
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Mike and Jane Deal
Charity Vestal Memorila
Thank you for the transfer of this Memorial.
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Jul 23, 2015 12:12 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
Charity Vestal Memorial
Another request sent VIA Edit tonight to request transfer of this Memorial.

Here is the message I received after submitting it:

"Thank you for your input! An email has been sent to the contributor with your information. Please click here to return to the Charity Vestal memorial."
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Jul 22, 2015 8:22 PM
kathy kiser
RE: John David Kilby
Thank you. it was exciting to find his grave with the original stone. I also found his mother's stone which is also readable.
Added by kathy kiser on Jul 22, 2015 7:56 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
Charity Vestal Memorial
Request sent to you today via Edit asking for Charity's Memorial to be transferred to me since she is my relative. This note is just an FYI.
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Jul 19, 2015 6:18 PM
kathy kiser
John David Kilby
I have found and visited his grave at the Thomas Linville Kilby Family Cemetery in Millers Creek I also added 2 photo's would love it if you would turn it over to me as he was my husbands grandfather. He is not buried in the Crossroads Primitive Church Cemetery as once thought.

# 55189044
Thanks much
Kathy Kiser
Added by kathy kiser on Jul 19, 2015 6:02 AM
Mike and Jane Deal
Charity Vestal Memorial
Sorry but we were felt it in our best interest to block you from sending additional emails to us. If you send emails to us, they will be deleted without being shown in our in-box. We just don't tolerate electronic rudeness.
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Jul 16, 2015 10:00 PM
James Newton Vannoy
Hello Mr. Fairchild

I have an addition to James Vannoy's Children Clyde Smith Vannoy memorial # 95839070. This is my husband's grandfather. If you could add him to the list we would appreciate it.

Thank you!
Carol Prevette Vannoy
Added by seaspiritnw on Jun 26, 2015 3:12 PM
Charlene H. Jones
RE: Judith Barber
Hello Mr. Fairchild. This is Charlene Jones, and yes I am a direct descendant of Judith Barber. Here is the line: Judith Barber, Lucy Barber, Annie Jones, Marion J Dula, Anne G Dula Howard, and I am Charlene Howard Jones. I am the eldest daughter of Anne and Ernest Howard. You may have seen my additions to lines in Find A Grave. I grew watching living history with Grandmother Marion. She was born in 1897 and had pictures of everyone in her home and a large Bible that she used to record births, deaths, marriages, etc. Mom Marion received her teaching certificate from Bennett College in 1920 so she was a recorder of our history. Yes, Mammy Judy was exceptional! I would be honored to assume responsibility of Judith Barber's page. Please send any guidance or instructions to me at your convenience. If you have read the Record of Wilkes series, I think you will agree that humanity and leaving an honorable legacy matters to all of us. You have shown that characteristic and know that it doesn't have an ethnicity. I shake your hand over the internet and say thank you. -Charlene H. Jones
Added by Charlene H. Jones on Jun 15, 2015 6:46 PM
Michael West
RE: 68432331 Millie Billings Sparks
She is my great grandmother. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Very nice of you to offer to transfer to me.

Michael West (#48278945)
Added by Michael West on Jun 10, 2015 1:30 PM
Linda Lenhard
Rufus Carmel Lowe #72554118
There is a second grave marker photo added to Rufus Carmel Lowe's memorial but the name on it is Rufus Carroll Lowe.
The dates on the marker are 20 April 1924 to 11 June 1963.
The dates for Rufus Carmel are 1882 to 1948.

Obviously, the footstone is not meant for Rufus Carmel Lowe. I don't see anywhere on the memorial who it belongs to and wonder if it was placed on the wrong memorial. I'm guessing it could be a child of Rufus Carmel Lowe.

Would there need to be a change on this memorial. I really appreciate all you have done for the Dowell family and its offshoots.

Linda Walton Lenhard #47483706
Added by Linda Lenhard on Jun 07, 2015 9:21 PM
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