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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 (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:
Beck Street/Pallbearer #3 (African-American)
Concord Baptist (African-American)
Francis Lake A.M.E. (Lake Park)

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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
Susan Barwick
RE: Obituaries
Thank you so very much. The obits can be so important.
Added by Susan Barwick on Aug 19, 2014 2:09 PM
Jerry Swain
RE: Linebergers @ Hickory Springs
It's always a pleasure to fulfill requests for you because I know the work you put into F.A.G.
Added by Jerry Swain on Aug 12, 2014 10:27 AM
Debob Radabaugh
RE: Mixon memorial
You are most welcome!
Added by Debob Radabaugh on Aug 09, 2014 6:45 AM
barbara cochran
RE: Ray Family
Yep, we're related for sure - thank you for the update, Phil - My brothers, Stanley and Willie, and I have been wanting to go up for a visit to the cemetery and also to visit with Bud and Barbara Ray, our other cousins - will let you know when we are up that way - again, thank you for your contribution to this site and allowing us to get more info on our ancestors - take care and God Bless -

Added by barbara cochran on May 29, 2014 6:59 PM
barbara cochran
Ray Family
Also, I wonder if you know Bud and Barbara Ray? If you are going to this cemetery then you must have seen Talmon Ray (not sure of the spelling) He was the third child of my Grandparents, John and Lillie Ray, and he died when he was very young - he is buried next to James Nathaniel Ray and close by to John Ray in the same cemetery - any info would certainly be appreciated, My Friend - thank You -
Added by barbara cochran on May 27, 2014 11:33 AM
barbara cochran
Ray Family
Hey Phil, I suppose we are distant Cousins - My Grandfather was John Ray, the first Child of the second Family of Thomas Ray. Who were your Parents?
Added by barbara cochran on May 27, 2014 11:31 AM
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