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Phil Ray (#47110013)
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Bio Photo Searching the hallowed grounds to solve mysteries, to answer the questions that arise in seeking truth in family history.
Attempting to enter all known graves for Lowndes County, Georgia, that have not been downloaded to Find-A-Grave, goal is get all done as time allows.

My main area of focus is south of US 84 in Lowndes County, Georgia will do area north of US 84 later. My family is more concentrated in the southern part of the county.


If any image on any of the profiles I have added to Find-A-Grave is needed for anyone's research, please feel free to use them. NO CREDIT needed nor my name mentioned.

Genealogy is all about the sharing of information, I know I would not be where I am today if someone had not been willing to share.
Small COMPLETED cemeteries:
Belote (Newsome Rd)
Berry Wells Family (Shiloh area)
Bevill/Bevel (Loch Laurel Rd)
Boyd (also called Wisenbaker-Belote)
Crawford Family cemetery (Skipper Bridge Rd)
Dasher Cemetery #2(African-American)
Dasher-Ulmer (Valdosta)
Franklinville settlement (off Cat Creek Rd)
Ford (Clyattville)
Herring (Jennings, Hamilton County, Florida)
Hunter Family (3d great grandfather)
Lane Family cemetery (Jumping Gulley Rd)
McIntyre Family
Old Folsom
Old Lake Park
Newsom Family (Ben Lyn Circle)
Payton A.M.E. (Clyattville)
Scaff (Hamilton County, Florida)
Redland (Knight's Ferry Rd)
Strickland cemetery (African-American)
Sunshine Plantation (also called Zeigler Family)
Taylor (off Knight's Ferry Rd)
Wigelsworth (Old Clyattville Rd)
Wisenbaker (Industrial Blvd)
Zeigler #2 (off Lake Park-Bellville Rd)
Zipperer (3rd & 4th great grandfathers)
COMPLETED cemeteries:
Lake Park Memorial
Working on:

Concord Baptist (African-American)
Francis Lake A.M.E. (Lake Park)
Irvin Hill Baptist Church (African-American)
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

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Thomas McLeod
Thank you for the obituary.
Added by Tony on Jul 12, 2015 12:11 PM
Emmitt F Lane
I removed my pic, yours was easier to read! thanks, Cat
Added by Cat on Mar 31, 2015 7:09 AM
Billy Ray
RE: Hiram Ray of Barnwell Co., SC
In my family tree is Hiram Ray 1814-1882, He was born to Charles Ray and Jane Jeter. He was born in Barnwell County, SC and died in Berrien County, GA. Elias Still Ray Sr was my great great grandfather. He moved from Barnwell to Liberty Co. Georgia. His son Elias Still Ray Jr and another brother, Charles(different one) then moved to Berrien Co, GA. My grandfather was Cursey Ray of Berrien and my grandmother Pauline Mikell from Ray City. I show Hiram's daughter Joann married Hi ram Griner and their son Daniel married my great aunt Donne Ray. Your great grandfather Charles was the son of Benjamin Ray and a Rachel. Some list that same Benjamin as my 2x great grandfather Elias Still Ray's father which have made Hiram, Elias Still Ray's nephew. I am still working on confirming Benjamin's tree line as their was more then one, Benjamin's father was also a Benjamin. I will be visiting the graves of Elias Still Ray in Liberty Co, GA, Benjamin Ray in Bamberg, SC as well as others buried in Barnwell Co, SC the week after Easter on a road trip. If you will send me your email I will give you access to my Ray tree. I will possibly be in Ray City, GA for either the Mikell or Ray Reunions this year if I am back from Nicaragua on a Sabbatical Leave. My main email is Billy Ray
Added by Billy Ray on Mar 24, 2015 4:46 AM
RE: Transfer of Mary Griffin Ray memorial
You are very welcome! Cat
Added by Cat on Mar 20, 2015 1:07 PM
Ed Hightower
James Thomas Crosby
Thank you for Linking James Thomas with his parents. I appreciate your cooperation.
Added by Ed Hightower on Jan 23, 2015 9:29 AM
C Bozeman
Please approve your waiting edits from your profile page, tab at top right. thanks and have a blessed day!
Added by C Bozeman on Dec 26, 2014 7:58 PM
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I believe you have met your 20 for this week.

Many thanks,

Added by Winnette on Nov 05, 2014 3:22 PM
Liz Sumner
RE: Dan Beville profile & pictures
Thanks for letting me know. I must read the documents as best I can. Are you related to the Bevilles?

I see where you have a virtual cemetery for Zipperers in Valdosta. I was researching Bellville Baptist Cemetery in Hamilton County FL and found these:
Added by Liz Sumner on Nov 02, 2014 9:00 AM
Memorial# 109014993
In my tree I have her parents as William Cato 1879-1868 & Poly Ann 1790-????.
I was wondering about your links to John Passmore & Candacy Cato as parents.
The only daughters of John Passmore & Candacy Cato whom I've found are Susanna Ann, Jane and Precilla.
Added by Irememberu on Sep 19, 2014 4:24 AM
Mem# 108796375 & Mem# 30397500

"Rachel Martin Holliday Gloer
Find A Grave Memorial# 108796375
Created by: Phil Ray
Photo of Rachel Martin Holliday Gloer?
Added by: kay stafford

PLEASE Crossreference:
"Alice Jane McKey Holliday
Jane McKey Holliday, Mother of Doc Holliday. Via Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum.
Added by: Penny Manus
Find A Grave Memorial# 30397500
Created by: WJS
Record added: Oct 07, 2008"

I AM RESEARCHING....Doc Holliday!



Added by DAN DUCKWORTH on Aug 29, 2014 6:38 PM
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