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Judi McGarvey (#47550134)
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Bio Photo I have enjoyed wandering through cemetery and graveyards all of my life. Now I can't resist clicking through findagrave whenever I can. In 1977, when I began compiling my family history in earnest, I felt drawn to the gravesite of each relative I studied, so during the 1980s, my husband David and I often spent our vacations traveling from one cemetery to another mainly in the Midwest and Northwest. In the 1990s, I organized volunteers from the Fairfax County Genealogical Society to survey over 350 cemeteries and burial sites in the county and oversaw the publication of Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones, volumes I-VI.

Now that I have discovered findagrave, I am delighted to have a place where I can share hundreds of photographs we have taken of gravestones and memorials all over the country. My thanks to all the contributors who have built this site and to all those who have helped me during the short time I have been a member.
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Brenda Legate
RE: Mary Frances Murphy
Mr. Browning, of Browning Funeral Home in Evansville spent a lot of years transcribing the basic information from obituaries in the Evansville newspapers, and putting together a database that is extremely helpful when looking for deaths in Evansville. You can access the site at and do a search for Mary's name. Happy hunting!
Added by Brenda Legate on Dec 07, 2014 5:47 PM
Mary Ellen C
Beatrice Pickett
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Beatrice Pickett's memorial - I appreciate it very much!

Mary Ellen C
Added by Mary Ellen C on Nov 18, 2014 1:57 PM
Bruce Fones
RE: Fones in Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery
Hi Judi, I'm not sure if I answered your post. Yes if you could transfer any of my family to my care it would nice. I've been ill for a while and have not kept up on my genealogy. Thanks Bruce
Added by Bruce Fones on Sep 28, 2014 12:14 PM
Robert Harrington
Bertha Williams - Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria
Hi Judi

Bertha H (Harrington) Williams is actually buried at Bethel Cemetery (next to the Presbyterian Cemetery. You have her listed as being buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery. You mentioned that her marker cannot be found in tghe Presbyterian Cemetery. You can find her headstone near other Harringtons at the (approximately) the following coordinates.


Thanks for all your work.

Bob Harrington
Added by Robert Harrington on Aug 17, 2014 2:35 PM
Pat Nalls
Garland Kennedy Nalls
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding my brother's grave. Since I've moved it's been hard to stay in touch with family, (alive and deceased). It means more than words can say.

Pat Nalls
Added by Pat Nalls on Jul 18, 2014 1:54 PM
kim martinez
george lloyd d: 1927, bethe cemetery
thank you judi for looking and all the work you put into trying to locate his grave site. i really appreciate it, kim martinez
Added by kim martinez on Jul 18, 2014 12:15 PM
Beth Stark
Starks in Bethel Cemetery
Thank you SO MUCH for all the work you went through getting the pictures of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother and all of my great aunts and uncles in Bethel Cemetery! I was never able to meet them, but having the pictures of their headstones helps them to be real to me. Thank you very much!
Added by Beth Stark on Jul 14, 2014 8:11 AM
Jerry H.
c w lloyd
Thank you for the photo
Added by Jerry H. on Jul 14, 2014 3:47 AM
Kathleen Johnston
John H. Johnston 117781601

Thank you for the pictures of John H. Johnston and Emma Kirchner Johnston which I just found this evening at Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. I just sent an "edit" care of John H's memorial, asking you to link John to his parents.

John Hoffman Johnston was a son of Robert and Laura Ellen Criss Johnston of Harrisonburg, VA. He and Emma Kirchner married when both were in their 40's-, some time between 1910 census and 1920 census. They did not have children. John was a cigar maker and, according to the 1920 census, he owned his cigar store.

John H. Johnston is my husband's great-uncle. We have records indicating he served in the Army during the Spanish American War.

Thanks to you and your picture and memorial, we have closed out a mystery about the date of John's death and his burial location.

Kathie Barthel Johnston
Added by Kathleen Johnston on May 03, 2014 11:01 PM
Chuck Hilton
Presley, Elizabeth & Almira Jacobs
Thank you Judi for your efforts to provide pics of my 4th GGParents and Almira's monuments. I had pics of Presley's from another grave site but it was on an angle. Presley & Almira lived with my 3rd GGP's Joseph W & Elizabeth Jacobs Taylor after the Death of Presley's wife Elizabeth Chew Jacobs. There was also a Julia Jacobs b.1832 with the Taylors - Too young to be Elizabeth's & Presley's.
Thanks again, I've been looking for Almira for a long time.
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Apr 13, 2014 6:55 PM
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