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Joan Mays (#47005914)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 18 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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 • 49 Virtual Flowers
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Messages left for Joan Mays (205)[Leave Message]
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
Katherine Boaz
RE: Agee at Mount Carmel UMC
Thanks for the directions. I may get by there next week.
Looks like the marker is very worn.
Added by Katherine Boaz on Nov 07, 2014 2:18 PM
Irma hargis
Crystal Ann Hargis
Joan, thank you so so much for the transfer of Crystal.This meant so much to me. I think about Crystal all the time. I don't think you ever get over the death of a child. Have a good day. Irma Hargis
Added by Irma hargis on Nov 07, 2014 2:14 PM
Irma hargis
Crystal ann Hargis
Hi,I just saw my granddaughter's memorial. Thank you so much, because I never got to see her grave after her death. I would very much like a transfer of her memorial, so I can add some history. ( Irma hargis, a new find a grave member.)
Added by Irma hargis on Nov 06, 2014 5:07 PM
Thank you, very much for the transfer.I truly appreciate it.
Added by Sunny on Nov 02, 2014 11:38 AM
Maude Sanderson Shank
thank you so much for the great photos.
Added by deegraver on Nov 02, 2014 8:44 AM
Ron Stewart
I appreciate your taking and posting the tombstone photo for Harold Marshall. I did not have his date of death and his tombstone photo supplied that.

Ron Stewart
Added by Ron Stewart on Oct 29, 2014 5:19 AM
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