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Darrell Landrum (#47662604)
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Bio Photo Same as everyone, the older I get the less inclined I am to change. For any of us who have been on this site for a while, I am sure you have noticed the same things that are causing me a lot of frustration. Too much pettiness, too many people looking to have the most memorials and too many pop-up advertisements. Sad really as this seemed like such a great idea when I first signed on. The biggest pet peeve of all is disrespect. Keep in mind that you can attract more bees with honey than you can with vinegar...before you send me a nasty note.

I have not stopped my work on the Confederate section of Old City Cemetery. This is a labor of love and I will not stop til it is complete. If you take photos in the Confederate section to post a memorial here, please check, double check and triple check before posting. There are a lot of errors in the records and a number of the stones are incorrectly marked. Effective immediately, I will be posting memorials for soldiers in the Confederate section based on how their names are written down in the Diuguid records as those records seem to be the most used. I will also post the correct name of any soldier based on unit records or any other information you may pass on to me with the correct spelling of a soldier's name. A HUGE thank you goes out to find-a-grave member LJH for all of the help in correctly identifying the men!

I put a lot of effort into taking good quality photos. These last couple of years have been a learning experience, but I think I have got the hang of it, finally. I hope you don't mind my posting a photo to your memorial, even though you may already have one or more up. If you do not want my photo on your memorial, please let me know and I will remove it. It is so very important to me to take a good quality photo as I want to make sure the info I put on a memorial is correct on the chance that a family member will find the information and be able to use it. I always spend a little extra time wiping off grass clippings or bird poop, but that is all. Sunny days are best for a good photo, morning shadows really make a stone pop. Photoshop is your friend as well :)

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Isabel Ann Burks
Thanks so much for taking a better picture than I did. I picked the wrong time of year.

Gail (geds)
Added by geds on Jan 29, 2015 5:24 AM
Rich Kreiss
RE: Sorry
No, Darrell, she isn't related to me. Thanks for the offer of the transfer but I'm not interested in having it. I create most memorials from death certificates that I find.
Added by Rich Kreiss on Jan 29, 2015 4:06 AM
David Clay
RE: Phillip and Mabel Johnson
I am not related to the Johnson Family. But I do thank you for adding the photos and links. Oak Ridge does contains many of my relatives and I had hoped to record the entire cemetery. I am happy to find that you are working on it.
Added by David Clay on Jan 28, 2015 5:58 AM
Harry Senft
James John Seymour
Thanks for posting James headstone picture
Added by Harry Senft on Jan 27, 2015 1:58 AM
Mark Vernon
Traynham Thanks
Thank you very much for the great photos of the Traynham gravestones!

Added by Mark Vernon on Jan 20, 2015 3:55 PM
Charles Shank
RE: Charles Hazlewood
Thanks for the photos! Susan was spouse of Charles. My assumption is that the spelling on Charles' grave Stone is a misspell, given that the newspaper obit has it spelled as Hazelwood and other members of his family used the spelling as Hazelwood. I have seen grave stone misspells on occasion but not frequently.

The part I find quite interesting is that his obit was reported in the Danville Bee on March 27, 1930 (not April 2, 1929 as his grave stone is engraved) as having passed away at 11:00 am the morning of March 27, 1930. The newspaper pages are clearly labeled as March 27, 1930 at the top of the pages. This leaves me a bit confused as well as to the date discrepancy.
Much Thanks,
Added by Charles Shank on Jan 19, 2015 3:18 PM
Dianna Taylor
RE: Thank You !!!
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jan 18, 2015 9:53 PM
Robert Crutchfield
Pocahontas and James Long
Thank you so very much for taking and posting the tombstone photographs for Pocahontas and James G Long in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Bob Crutchfield
Added by Robert Crutchfield on Jan 18, 2015 3:32 AM
James D Green
Hi Darrell

You have posted a picture of the headstone James D. Green, who is buried in the Warm Springs, Virginia cemetery. How do I find out if he fought in the Civil War? I am new to this, but he was my great grandfather.
Added by Matilda on Jan 17, 2015 3:17 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Thanks so much for the edits, links and bio info added to my Claiborne kin's memorials.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jan 17, 2015 10:23 AM
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