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Ella Rains (#46863069)
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I have been trying to find my great grandfather's (Sherrod Siler's) tombstone for quite a few years now. So when I visit a cemetery I try to take most if not all of the stones in a cemetery. So if I find someone looking for a stone in a cemetery that I have photograhed I try to to put it on for them.My families are Siler, Kerr/Carr,Faulkner and Mason. Mostly from Kentucky.
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S. F. Evans
RE: Juliana Siler
Well it isn't too sad. Foster Memorial was a very nice place for the old ladies to live out the last of their years in a community of other ladies of the same position in life. She had to have some assets, a house or money, to pay to live there, maybe from her parents estate.

It was the only place of its type in the area and probably nicer than anything across the border in Kentucky.

There is still a Steele-Black funeral home in my old phone book. I don't know if it is the same group as listed on her death certificate.

I see her certificate says she is widowed, but also maybe listed her as Miss (maybe, rather sloppy script).

You might call the funeral home to see who paid for her services, but I am guessing it was Foster Home, 304 522-0351. Most ladies stayed there for life, but a few had to be moved to a full service nursing home. Once they and were accepted and moved in, Foster Memorial was to meet all their needs, whether moved to a nursing home or funeral, cemetery plot and marker etc., they were taken care of. A few ladies were buried with family but many are in a couple rows at the cemetery - all together with matching foot stones like Juliana's.

Good luck with your research.
Added by S. F. Evans on Apr 08, 2016 6:47 PM
S. F. Evans
RE: Juliana Siler
They went out of business so I doubt it. Have you seen her death certificate? It might be on-line if she died before 1965.
Added by S. F. Evans on Apr 08, 2016 6:18 PM
S. F. Evans
RE: Juliana Siler
You are welcome.

Foster Memorial Home was a very nice residential facility for older ladies, widows or never married. It was a very pleasant place to live from what I have heard and was not cheap. It went out of business and reopened a several years later as a nursing home.

From the looks of her marker, she is buried in a row with quite a few other ladies from the home that had no other burial arrangements.
Added by S. F. Evans on Apr 08, 2016 6:10 PM
Barbara Wolf
RE: Pearlie Ragon
You are very welcome. Have a good day.
Added by Barbara Wolf on Jan 07, 2016 11:33 AM
Hodge Photos
Thank you for taking the pictures of the Hodges' headstones. I really appreciate it.
Added by osengineer3 on Nov 26, 2015 8:15 PM
WF Mason
This is the Pete Gilly Cemetery on Baum Hollow Road. It is also known as the Irondale Cemetery. It is back behind the Comfort Suites in Big Stone Gap. If you click on the Gilly Cemetery from his memorial, you will see a map tab. Click on that and you will see how to get there. It is on private property but very close to the road. We spoke with a couple of the men who live there. Very nice people. Chandler is their name. They own and operate a logging company on the same property. I would just speak to them and ask permission to visit the cemetery. They told us they had to put no trespassing signs up because they were having issues with teenagers/young adults stealing things off of their property. They believe they were finding things they could sell for drug money. I'm sure they would be happy to accommodate you!
Added by hgilly on Jun 17, 2015 8:16 AM
Catherine Reed Sears
Hi Ella,
I have that Catherine (Reed) Sears was the mother of Juda (Sears)Hamblen Croley (Memorial# 21741203). Do you know who Catherine's parents were?
Added by April on Mar 03, 2015 6:17 PM
Catherine Reed Sears
Added by April on Mar 03, 2015 6:16 PM
Please keep my family in your prayers following the loss of my uncle Franklin Rogers, who passed away yesterday from cancer. If you have time I would appreciate virtual flowers for his Find A Grave memorial 128627148. I am very blessed to have my friends on this site. Thank you,
Added by Cadmus on Apr 28, 2014 10:41 AM
Sherrod Siler
Thank you for writing me back, I included a photo on J.M. Siler's memorial page (J.M. stands for James Mode as Mode was his mother's maiden name)the photo is an Interment Control Form that shows his death date as 1901 & when I saw an 1850 census record with this J.M. Siler's name on it there was also a son listed as age 1, born about 1849 & the son's name was Sherwood Siler though the alternate name for Sherwood was Sherrod then I saw an 1860 census record & the info was the same so I thought it was the Sherrod Siler you were looking for plus the Ancestry family trees that I saw also had this same J.M. Siler as Sherrod's father, and I noticed that James Siler is listed on Sherrod's death record as his father but if you say this J.M. isn't the right person then I guess I made a mistake, I'm sorry to have bothered you.
Added by Denise51977 on Sep 18, 2013 8:26 PM
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