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Joyce Potts Hoffmann (#48227237)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Virginia. My husband and I retired in December of 2012. We started working on our family tree together and discovered Find A Grave. My husband became a photo volunteer and we enjoy going to the cemeteries and finding the stones together. I make a special effort to create memorials for all infants and young children as well as our military.

I find this work very rewarding and love helping people find their loved ones final resting place. Thank you Find A Grave for creating such a wonderful website.

I am happy to transfer a memorial as long as it meets the Find A Grave guidelines.


THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.



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nmscot
Mary Aurand
Sorry I have been so long getting back to you, life sometimes gets in the way. Thank you so much for the photos of Mary's Headstone. Please keep taking photos, you do such a beautiful job. Carole Luke (nmscot).
Added by nmscot on Nov 22, 2015 10:13 AM
Sandra Pearson
RE: Andrews
Thank-you so much for the three transfers!
Added by Sandra Pearson on Nov 17, 2015 6:49 PM
Betty Frain
Francis Shumaker
Thanks Joyce, I appreciate the photo.
Betty
Added by Betty Frain on Nov 15, 2015 5:26 PM
Rich Ryals
RE: martha whitehead
Thanks for catching my errors.
Rich
visiting Raleigh NC for the NC State Fair this week.
Added by Rich Ryals on Oct 18, 2015 9:30 PM
John Evans
RE: Basil Strode Campbell
His death certificate states that he is buried in Family Cemetery, Amherst Virginia.


John Evans


Added by John Evans on Aug 02, 2015 4:57 AM
David Dorman
Lavinna Leddick
Thanks for the updated photo of Lavinna M Leddick in Samuel Bear cemetery (memorial 116335035). You caught the sun at just the right angle. I've removed my original photo.
Added by David Dorman on Jun 13, 2015 7:17 AM
Amanda Richards
RE: Joel Potts
Hi Joyce
I do not know that information. You can always request one and see. I currently have 17 request out. I would go take one myself but I live in Idaho. The best I can do is search the web. Wishing you the best of luck in your family search.
Added by Amanda Richards on May 27, 2015 11:08 PM
tiffany kellam
Thanks, so very much!
Glenn Edward Martin, is my father... he rests at Amherst Cemetery, along with both his parents... James Reed Martin and Reva Evans Martin. My son is resting here in Carolina. _Tiffany Martin Kellam_
Added by tiffany kellam on May 12, 2015 3:16 PM
BIRDMAN
RE: Samuel Penwell
Joyce,

As always, I was happy to help you out.

Ken M.
Added by BIRDMAN on Apr 18, 2015 6:48 AM
RAP
RE: Elmer Potts at Forest Lawn
I worked and worked on cleaning it up but you can't tell by the photo. I put a pizza cutter in my car to use as an lawn edger the next time I'm there. I don't know if it would work but I can't see why not.
Added by RAP on Apr 16, 2015 5:27 AM
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