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PictureTaker (#46829150)
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Bio Photo Greetings All,

I'm Bruce Paul, a long time resident of Bedford County, Virginia.

I enjoy history, photography and the outdoors.

You are welcome to use my photos for personal use. Please give me credit as "Contributor #46829150" and reference this website.

Although most of what I contribute here is photography related, I'm a map/plat sort of person. I enjoy the challenge of finding "places".

I appreciate the updates and stories that all of you have provided! I don't have time to respond with a Thanks for each one, but rest assured I review them all for consistency and take care of them as soon as I can.

I'm currently working on the LOG sister cemeteries (Longwood, Oakwood, Greenwood) in Bedford, VA. To be more specific I'm in Blocks 1 & 2 of Greenwood taking photographs, working my way south from Longwood Av. (August)

Thanks to the Bedford Genealogical Society for updates, the online Bedford Cemetery Records (Ramaker.Com), and the resources of the Bedford Museum for their help in this endeavor.

Also a thanks to the VA Dance Studio in Forest, VA ( for letting me use their studio as a comfortable place to organize and upload my photos. I confess... I'm a dedicated Ballroom Dancer.

Last Update August 2015.
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Geraldine Witt
Hi Bruce and thank you for letting me know about the duplicate middle name! Not sure how I did that but I corrected it right away. Thanks also for the additional photos! very wonderful pictures you take and all are appreciated. I don't think my cousin Gerri had a middle name because none was listed on either her birth or death cert. and her daughter (my cousin) Jane would have added it to her tree if there was one. So good of you to let me know and thanks again. Keep searching the cemeteries, it's a wonderful hobby. ~ Hettie (SM)
Added by S M on Aug 23, 2015 1:19 PM
Amanda Bishop Burns
Ollie Logwood
I have fixed her name I pulled her death certificate to verify which was right. Thanks for catching that.
Added by Amanda Bishop Burns on Aug 07, 2015 1:22 PM
Becky Ramsey
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Thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives' gravesites in my Family Tree files. I use the photos as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on Aug 01, 2015 12:16 PM
RE: George Danner #13903650
Thank you! I'm having lots of fun associating info/records with Memorials as I hunt for my ancestors. It's very rewarding linking families together.

A Very Big 'Thanks' to you and all the contributors for visiting the departed and creating their memorials!
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Jul 24, 2015 4:45 PM
Elks - BPOE
Great photo. My hubby Eric also has a passion about photography ..belongs to Camera Club of Richmond. I hear the word"cropping" a lot. Growing up in Harrisonburg, the Elks were an important part of my early life there. Scholarships given to Seniors ...I was proud to be selected in 1958. Thank you for sharing ...Nancy Scott NELSON Seidel July 2015
Added by seidel on Jul 24, 2015 10:15 AM
Mrs. D. Rhett
RE: Rhett Photos, Bedford VA
Hi Bruce,
I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the photos that I added to Find A Grave! It is always so wonderful to see what a person from the pass looked like. It is as if finding a lost treasure. Have a blessed day! Danita Rhett
Added by Mrs. D. Rhett on Jul 22, 2015 5:48 AM
Fran Bundy
Buddy Holstein
Thank you for sponsoring his memorial!
Added by Fran Bundy on Jul 17, 2015 10:10 AM
Fitzpatrick photos at Longwood
Hello, Bruce, Thank you so very much for these photos from Longwood. So glad you're still in Bedford and hope all is well. Blessings to you and yours.
Added by ewill on Jul 07, 2015 8:32 AM
Tracy C.
Mary Otey Kasey
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Tracy C. on Jul 03, 2015 4:40 PM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Jul 02, 2015 11:08 PM
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