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Joan Mays (#47005914)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo Four years ago when I discovered Find a Grave I found this website to be invaluable in my family research. I then began photographing graves of my relatives. Now I photograph graves of people that I don't know hoping that I can help someone else find their relatives. I love to visit old cemeteries. Each weekend I try to visit three or four cemeteries.

I know that I manage a large number of memorials but I am not "in it for the numbers."
I don't have time to research every person that I enter. I hope that the memorials are a starting point for someone researching their family.

I transfer memorials that are not related to me. Please follow the guidelines and state your relationship.

Please use the edit tab for requests. This does prevent accidents.

Also, when requesting transfers or information remember to ask nicely. Questioning someone's faith is no way to get help.

Advice for new members: Don't let negative comments discourage you. I received and still receive them but when you receive and email from someone who has found a relative with your help it is all worthwhile.

My families are Pillow, Jordan, Yates, Cash, Campbell and Mays.

Feel free to use my pictures. That's why I post them here.

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 • 33,232 Memorials Added
 • 33,089 Memorials Managed
 • 96 Memorials/Week
 • 43,144 Photos
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 • 49 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 7 Friends
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Messages left for Joan Mays (211)[Leave Message]
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
Herbert Abbitt photo
Thank you so much for taking time to do this do me. It had made my day.
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Dec 10, 2014 8:20 PM
Laurie Goodman Lenz
Wilson Family Members - Mount Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery
Joan, as always, thank you so very much for the transfers! I really do appreciate your kindness and all of the work you do for Find A Grave!! I know that it is a labor of love.
Added by Laurie Goodman Lenz on Dec 10, 2014 10:53 AM
Irma hargis
Evelyn Foster120555754
Thank you so much Joan for the transfer of Evelyn Foster. This meant so much to me. have a great day. Irma hargis
Added by Irma hargis on Dec 06, 2014 11:45 PM
Irma hargis
Evelyn Foster 120555754
Hi Joan, I was a close friend of Evelyn Foster.I would love to have a transfer so I can add some information. Thank you, irma hargis
Added by Irma hargis on Dec 05, 2014 7:48 PM
Love It
I love your Bio. Thanks for the encouragement. We all need it when we get not so good notes. I am also in it to help people find friends and relatives.
Added by Eugenia on Dec 02, 2014 11:26 AM
Dave Lindsey
My Mom
Thank you so very much Joan, for transferring my mother ( Muriel F. Lindsey) into my care, her memorial # is 118191813. Once again thank you so very much!
Added by Dave Lindsey on Nov 28, 2014 9:53 AM
C. R. Skidmore
Many thanks for your speedy transferal of the management of this memorial to me.

C. R. Skidmore
Added by C. R. Skidmore on Nov 20, 2014 8:06 PM
Tonya Glass
Madison, Elija & Ada
Thank you so much Barbera! God Bless you!

Found my great-grandparents marker!

This was my first time useing this source. I can't wait to continue looking around as Elija & Ada Madison had around 12 children.

Their son Robert C. Madison married Fair Mae Blackwell, my maternal grandparents (both buried @ Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro, Va.).

Fair Mae Blackwell had just as many siblings, give or take.

As told by my grandmother & many great Aunt's & Uncles when I was growing up: "The Madison's & the Blackwell's were like the 'Hatfields & McCoys' of Fairfield, Va."

I can't wait to share this new-found informatin with remaining family.

Thanks Barbera! SO EXCITED!
Added by Tonya Glass on Nov 16, 2014 1:21 PM
Bernard Lee Burch
Joan, thank you for fulfilling my photo request for Mr. Burch. Your help is very much appreciated!
Added by Becky on Nov 12, 2014 5:13 PM
Lawrence Dean Mawyer
Thank you for the photo. It is very much appreciated :)
Added by RainbowLady777 on Nov 12, 2014 3:05 PM
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