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Denise Cowart Sirois (#47418664)
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Bio Photo I live in Fayetteville, NC and understand what it means to get or need a photo of a relatives grave. Mine all started when I put in my application for the Daughters of the Confederacy. Boy what a long process it has been, mainly because record keeping was not as it is today. Grave markers are a good resource! Taking pictures of gravestones and making memorials is very important to me. I myself know that I cant get to my loved ones graves in other states and every now and then I log on and take a look at their headstone. Im grateful to have had a wonderful person take the photos for me. I also believe our loved ones need another way to be remembered. Let me know if I can help in my area in any way.
As of Jan 2012 my son started doing this with me and he is enjoying it. We are excited about helping folks out in the NC area (Fayetteville) or places we may travel. If there is ever a memorial or photo someone does not want on this site of their loved one that I have, please just let me know. PLEASE KNOW THAT WHEN WE GO TO CEMETERIES THAT HAVE VERY OLD HEADSTONES, WE USE SIDEWALK CHALK IN ORDER TO GET A CLEARER IMAGE. This has been a great way to get pictures without ruining a loved ones head stone because it washes right off. Most of the time it works but we have come across a few headstones where we could not get impressions and we are truly sorry.
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John Evans
Louis Worrell Photo
Denise

Could you please correct the photo you placed on Louis Worrell memorial

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62005279

Thanks
John Evans
Added by John Evans on Apr 17, 2014 5:50 AM
Sharon May Hurley
Vested W Smith
In 2012 you took a photograph of the grave of Vester W. Smith. I would like to ask if you could/would be so kind to return to the site and take a pic of a near by grave belonging to Mary Lee Walters. If my memory is correct it would be close/near Vester's. Mary Lee is also my aunt but I can not find anything on Find A Grave for her. I appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you!
Added by Sharon May Hurley on Apr 07, 2014 12:39 PM
lmdelk1447@aol.com
RE: Donna Roberts White
DENISE THATS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT SHARING .
Added by lmdelk1447@aol.com on Apr 05, 2014 4:32 PM
Margie Garey
Atkison, Simpson, Bushnell
I just want to say thanks and am so glad that you have done this.

Added by Margie Garey on Nov 23, 2013 7:44 PM
Margie Garey
Atkison, Simpson, Bushnell
I just want to say thanks and am so glad that you have done this.

Added by Margie Garey on Nov 23, 2013 7:44 PM
snm
Lafayette Memorial Park
Hi Denise,

I was just curious about something. Do you know if this cemetery decorates the graves for special occasions and Christmas?
Added by snm on Nov 05, 2013 3:39 PM
Judy Annis
RE: Roy Cowart
Thanks. You could the full middle name in the bio if you wish to retain the letter.
Added by Judy Annis on Oct 29, 2013 12:46 PM
Howard Schramm, Jr.
Williams #69792033
Denise,
Thank you so much for taking the 2 Williams photos.
On Jr. the difference in death year was what I expected from my information. The photo confirms the date listed in the cemetery survey by Harper. I will ask to have the wrong year changed.
I also need to ask to have the date changed on Joseph.
I lived in Fayetteville for a short time many years ago, but it was before I became interested in genealogy.
Thanks again,
Howard
Added by Howard Schramm, Jr. on Aug 18, 2013 8:31 PM
Vonna
Safe Solutions for hard to read tombstones
"Chalking is, sadly, a method that is still being promoted by people in the field as being a safe way to read hard to read tombstones. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of knowledge about this subject. Chalk is very abrasive and can damage and stain stones. Some people think that the chalk will simply wash away, but there are instances of chalk staining stones which is still visible years after the fact.

Additionally, there are those who think using flour or shaving cream are good methods for making stones more readable. Flour is harmful because it can penetrate into small pores of the stone, and when wet, the flour will swell and can cause flaking of the stone. Also, it is food for micro-organisms that can then live and grow in the stone, causing expansion and cracking. Shaving cream is dangerous because of the chemicals it is made up of which will deteroriate the stones, much like acid rain."

PLEASE read more at: http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cem1.html
Added by Vonna on May 26, 2013 9:45 AM
Charlene Zeigler Taylor
RE: Daniel Roberts
You are welcome. Glad to help! :)
Added by Charlene Zeigler Taylor on May 20, 2013 10:09 AM
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