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Alton & Loudonia (#46956626)
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Bio Photo We are a Husband and Wife Team who live in Starke, Florida. We have a special hobby of visiting cemeteries and taking photos and researching our family trees.
We combine this with tent camping and nature walks in State Parks. We find a cemetery that needs photos and a State Park nearby. We take photos in the morning and enjoy the park the rest of the day.
We only list photos we have taken, If no memorial is listed, we create one.
Our tree research is very extensive; and searching for more each day. We are researching Wise, Vickers, Weeks, Boggs, Tuggle, and many more.
We will delete, correct, add to or Transfer. We ask that to request a transfer that you know of the person or be related. It's our goal to transfer any family member or person, to someone that will remember them.

You may use our photos, if it has our name on the photo; it is not to be removed! Also please give us credit for the photo. We have copies of all the photos we have ever taken. Our photos are for your personal use only and may not be used for profit or be sold without permissiom.

If you don't get an answer quickly to your e-mail, we may be on one of our trips. We usually answer all emails within one hour of receving it.

To the ones who say we do this for the numbers, This is a hobby we enjoy doing, We take our time and commitment very serious. We answer 40-50 edit emails per day and do photo request. We also help others in their search. This is secondary to our visit to Cemeteries to take photos.

To the ones who have no contact information, You are missing out! Need I say more!

On one of our many trips to visit Cemeteries, we had an unusually strange Coincidence. We decided to write a short story about it.

If you like this story please leaves flowers on the Dyal Memorial, at the below listed URL


This is a true story as Told by:

Alton & Loudonia Wise

We retain all rights for this story.

This story starts at a little Cemetery in Bradford County Florida. There is a turtle living in this cemetery, and it is his home. The turtle's name is Bennie.
He has a friend who lives in the same hole that he had dug into the ground, and her name is Bonnie. Bonnie is a snake, who shares Bennie's home.
One day while finding food for himself amongst all the Cemetery Headstones, he came to a very large monument in the corner of the cemetery. He decided he could get a better view if he could climb onto it. He tried and he fell off into a hole left by a vase that had been removed.
That was when his problems started! He had landed upside down into the open hole. He tried to turn over and climb out but he could not. He was stuck!
He was there all day and thru the night. Bonnie went by him, and decided there was no hope for him, he was a goner!
Bennie knew his time was nearly up as he lay there upside down in a hole. His only chance would be to pray, and hope he got an answer.
Bennie prayed all that day and was hoping an answer to his prayer was soon to be.
In another part of Bradford County just outside of Starke, Florida, lived a husband and wife team who had a hobby of taking headstone photos. They would get a request from someone on for a photo, and they would drive to the cemetery, find the headstone and take a picture.
They would then place the photo on, for the person who had placed the request. The person usually lived some distance away and was unable to make the photo themselves.
That morning they received an e-mail requesting a photo of the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Dyal in the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Bradford County, Florida. This cemetery was about 20 miles away, and they decided to go after lunch.
They grabbed their photo equipment and set the GPS and headed out. It was their first visit to this cemetery.
When they departed from home, they had no idea they were the chosen ones to answer a prayer for Bennie.
They arrived at the cemetery, parked the car, and again grabbed their cameras and opened the gate to the cemetery. They started their search and noticed a tunnel where a turtle lived, but he was nowhere to be seen. They noticed that Bonnie was there looking out of the tunnel. She turned and headed back down.
With a little more searching, the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Dyal was located. They also noticed a turtle in front of the headstone with its legs moving, trying to turn over.
It looked like Bennie had been there a few days trying to upright himself. They lifted Bennie out of the hole he was in, and placed him upright back onto the ground. They took their photos and made sure Bennie was alright.
Bennie was alert now with all legs and head out and ready again to look for food. He was a happy turtle and he knew that his prayers were answered.
As they drove off, Bonnie was next to Bennie and she knew that Bennie was going to make it after all. She was so thankful too!

The actual headstone Photos are located at this URL.

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If you look closely you will see Bennie!

Thanks for all the kind comments that have been placed on Mr. Dyals Memorial.

My Family Links:
My Mother - Lessie Vickers Wise
My Father - Levy Wise
My Brother - L. G. Wise
My Brother - Marvin Wise
My Brother - Elton Wise
My Sister - Sheila Ann Wise
My Grandmother - Luritte Wise

My Wife's Family Links:
My Father - Harold Edwin Tuggle
My Grandfather - Blonda D. Tuggle
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Boggs Photo
In reference to the photo you attached to James Lee Oscar Boggs, Mem#33424299, I wonder if you would have any identification on the person on the very left of the picture. Everyone else is identified except for him.

The girl behind him, Lena Boggs, is my wife's grandmother. We are wondering if the unidentified person is Rastus Kennington whom she married.

The person beside him is identified as a Kennington and looks to be "Nute" which is probably Newton, "Newt", who is a brother of Rastus.

We thought if you have the original picture it might show better if there is any ID there.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ken Barber
Member #47470917
Added by Kennyb on Oct 21, 2014 8:20 PM
Katy Madden
Harry D Conner
I have a circa 1930s Royal Standard portable typewriter with a case monogrammed "Harry D Conner."

Can you tell me anything Mr. Conner? I found the typewriter at some thrift store in Minnesota. It is top condition.

Kindest regards, Katy Madden
Added by Katy Madden on Oct 15, 2014 7:05 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Corporal William P. Parker, Co. I, 86th Illinois
Thanks for the transfer and you are doing a magnificent job. Keep up the good work. And if you ever are in Parker and find that newspaper records from 1917 are on microfilm, please let me know if you remember. Thanks for all you are doing. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Oct 14, 2014 7:08 PM
Patricia Cox
Weeks Family
I am searching for the son (2-4 years)of Calvin F. Weeks and Mary Inez Kimbrel Weeks I believe his name was Issac. This would have been my granfathers brother whom died from scarlet fever when he waws very young. I would love to find out more information if you could help me out. I have found out alot of information about my family thanks to your post on Find A Grave. Thanks for all you do :)
Added by Patricia Cox on Oct 10, 2014 1:25 PM
Terri Vance Weston
Sally Miner
Thank you so much for the transfer of my Aunt to me. I was just talking to my cousin, her son. I told him I would try to find her on findagrave. Thanks to you it was easy finding her. We appreciate the memorial and picture.

Added by Terri Vance Weston on Oct 05, 2014 9:05 AM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Helene fearnside
Thank you very much for this great photo, and for your time and love.


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Sep 30, 2014 9:22 AM
Thank you
Thank you for adding the picture of the grave of Louis H. Rossignol.
Added by Pynomrah on Sep 29, 2014 7:48 AM
Barbara L. Kirkland
Doris Walden

The problem was that another contributor had duplicated Doris Kirkland Walden's mother. Her correct parents are:

Ernest Everett Kirkland #117809554
Pearl Grimes Kirkland #117809570

Please link. Thank you for your help.

Added by Barbara L. Kirkland on Sep 28, 2014 8:13 PM
Donna McPherson
You have two photos of the Headstone on the above memorial above. I have been entering some old family photos, so would you please take one off?
Added by Donna McPherson on Sep 24, 2014 11:49 AM
Wow- you are quick! I thought that I didn't see the picture the first time, I had to check the date you added it! THANKS!!
Added by Lanie on Sep 22, 2014 5:54 PM
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