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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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Betty Baron
Thank you so much for the photo of Betty's marker, and for the information about her date of birth. I really appreciate the time and effort it took to get this information.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and a safe holiday season.

Take care.

Added by Kathy on Nov 24, 2015 7:50 AM
RE: Sheets
Yes Ethel Earhart is my fourth cousin she was married to Clarence. Sparky
Added by Sparky on Nov 19, 2015 3:37 PM
Thank you very much for your time and trouble for finding and photographing the headstones of the Sheets. Sparky
Added by Sparky on Nov 19, 2015 5:43 AM
Karen Harvey
Mamie "Morgan" Nelson
I want to thank you very much for posting pics of my ancestor family. I live too far away to do it myself.
Karen Morgan Harvey
Added by Karen Harvey on Nov 16, 2015 8:46 PM
Diane Vinson-Childers
RE: Sunrise Burial Park
Thank you so much!. You just made my day. We have never seen it. What a lift. You have a blessed day also. Diane
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Nov 07, 2015 8:12 PM
Diane Vinson-Childers
Sunrise Burial Park
Hello, Could you possibly find the Obituary for Alice Nicewander Williams #140774175 wife of Herbert Easley Williams #81599932, and add it for her. Thank you for the photo of Herbert's memorial and obit. She was my father's mother. Thank you, Diane
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Nov 07, 2015 6:49 PM
Walter H. Pack Family
Re: Chrito Pack # 37603463
Thank you so much for the info and headstones you are very much appreciated for all that you do in helping others on Find A Grave
Added by Walter H. Pack Family on Nov 07, 2015 12:02 PM
Pamela Smith
Jefferson "Jeff" Hill
You have placed Jefferson Hill in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill. According to his death certificate found on, he is buried in the Clinch Valley Cemetery in Richlands. I have not checked with the cemetery yet to verify this.
Added by Pamela Smith on Nov 06, 2015 4:54 AM
Julie Whiteside Miller
Opal Hamlin Mayhew
Thank so much for transferring my Grandmother's memorial to me. It means more than you could ever imagine.
Added by Julie Whiteside Miller on Nov 04, 2015 6:55 PM
Tanya Steele
RE: Dora furnace cemetery
Thank you so much.
Added by Tanya Steele on Nov 03, 2015 7:58 PM
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