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Marion Royal (#46898923)
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My name is Marion Royal (III), born in Charleston S.C. in 1954.
I have contributed a number of photos and information. I am an amateur genealogist for my fathers side (Royals from Burke County Georgia) and my mothers side (Padgetts from Bamberg County S.C.) I have published earlier version of my tree to and you can probably google other things about me.
I currently live in Northern Virginia and am happy to take photos. Most of the time, people beat me to Quantico National Cemetery, but I am willing to make day trips.
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Catherine Carter
RE: Smoaks - Bamberg, SC

If you want to send me your grandmother's information, I can do some checking on my end. Maiden name, etc.

My email is if you'd rather do it that way.

I think I've run across a Marnie in my search.

Added by Catherine Carter on Mar 02, 2015 7:14 AM
Catherine Carter
Smoaks - Bamberg, SC

I am researching the Smoak/Morris line from Bamberg, SC. Trying to locate the parents of Eliza Smoak Morris and Richard Charles Morris.

Richard's parents, I believe are John R. Morris & Elizabeth Chreech Morris. Trying to confirm as the Census Records have weird spellings.

Eliza's parents I believe are John W Smoak & A. Jackson (death certificates of Eliza show her mother as Eliza Jackson, and a death certificate of one of her brothers show it at Agness Jackson).

Any light you can shed would be great....

Added by Catherine Carter on Mar 01, 2015 3:58 PM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Edwin Lee Alford in Quantico National Cemetery (Memorial# 21391987).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Virginia Obituaries, where his obituary is included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, I will add this to the photo caption:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Marion Royal

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Nov 30, 2013 10:39 PM
Smith/Padgett Cemetery
Which cemetery is correct? One of them needs to be deleted. We are dealing with 2 counties which is very confusing in itself. The problem needs to be corrected. Find A Grave guidelines doesn't approve of duplicates. Thanks again,Harleyprice
Added by Wimsang on Jul 07, 2013 2:17 PM
Juanda Owens B.
I found the short notice while doing a search on the Royal side of my family and when I saw you have added her husband's memorial and grave marker and thought you may like to add her and connect her to her husband.

Have a wonderful afternoon, Juanda

ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - February 16, 2012
Deceased Name: ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett
ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett, 89, of North Charleston, a retired nurse with Roper Hospital and widow of Marion A. Royal, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel.
Added by Juanda Owens B. on Jun 23, 2012 1:48 PM
Carole Ciesla
Gertrude Andrews
Thank you for taking pictures of Gertrude's headstone for me.
Added by Carole Ciesla on Apr 24, 2012 6:20 AM
Carol Skinner
John Bowie Gray, II
Thank you so much Marion for taking the time to take a photo of Mr. Gray's stone. It's volunteers, like yourself, that make it so nice for folks, like myself, who are unable to get to the different cemeteries to take the photos.
Added by Carol Skinner on Jun 25, 2011 3:35 PM
Diana Gibson
RE: Gallahan
Thank you
Added by Diana Gibson on Jun 13, 2011 12:00 PM
Diana Gibson
Hello, Thank you for looking for Mildred Gallahan for me, Did you happen to take photos of the other Gallahan's in the cemetery? Diana at
Added by Diana Gibson on Jun 12, 2011 8:23 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
MGYSGT (Ret) Charles Howard Ellis
Nice photos. Thanks for all you did.

Now if we can get Geri to fix the name to proper form this would be a very nice memorial.

Thanks for you contribution,
Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Jun 12, 2011 2:12 PM
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