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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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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
W. Warder
RE: Skinner in Rock Creek Cemetery DC
We're all in this together!
Added by W. Warder on Apr 15, 2015 6:41 PM
W. Warder
RE: Skinner in Rock Creek Cemetery DC
Uploaded for Gesiene, Violet and Henry - at least it's Spring and everything is in bloom!
Added by W. Warder on Apr 15, 2015 6:11 PM
W. Warder
RE: Skinner in Rock Creek Cemetery DC
I will answer in order of your questions.
1. Beckley Skinker is uploaded.

2. No stone for Claude, correct.

3. I did take a photo of the large empty space for Henry, Gesiene, Violet Skinner's unmarked graves if you would like me to uploaded it to have a photo for the memorials. Some people like that - some don't. Your call.

In my experience with Glenwood the family lots are more likely to have individual stones. In the Section F ranges there are many single sites as well as in Glenwood section T. I don't know why the single sites correlate with a fewer number of stones, but that is what my experience has been.

Be well!
Added by W. Warder on Apr 15, 2015 3:41 PM
W. Warder
Skinner in Rock Creek Cemetery DC
Hi,

I actually braved Section F ranges today and tried to find the graves for the Skinner photos that you requested.

First, although Beckley, buried in Section F, Range B, Site 178, is listed as a Skinner in the Glenwood records, the gravestone reads Skinker as the last name. I did take a photo. If you want me to post it please let me know.

Second, Claude Skinner, buried in Section F, Range C, Site 104 is listed in the plat book as Claude A and Lilian Skinner infant, interred in 1898. Perhaps, you are trying to find the site for his father?

The last piece of bad news...
Henry and Gesiene Skinner are buried in Section F, Range B, Site 186 and Violet Skinner is next to them in Site 187.

I could find stones for sites 189 - Stinson and 188 - Berger. There were no stones until I reached Miller in site 179.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :(
Added by W. Warder on Apr 15, 2015 2:53 PM
RAP
Elmer Potts at Forest Lawn
I located your photo request at Forest Lawn for Elmer Potts. His stone was partially covered with dirt. I did the best I could with my snow scraper. I will add photo and when I return, I will try again. There were a couple of request that I will be returning to retake.
Added by RAP on Apr 14, 2015 7:07 PM
Christopher Jordan
RE: Ludessa Penewll
You're welcome. As you may have seen, at the plot I found and added four of her children--Marie, Strother, Granville, and Clenzy.
Added by Christopher Jordan on Apr 13, 2015 2:04 PM
Mary Ann Acorn
Samuel Mossburg
I was at Glenwood Cemetery this morning. We tried to find Ida and Samuel Mossburg with bad news. The grounds keeper took us to the grave site with his complete list of all graves. I'm sorry to let you know that they are buried in unmarked graves. I will post the burial card as a record to the grave.
Added by Mary Ann Acorn on Apr 11, 2015 12:47 PM
C.S.
Papit
Thank You!
Added by C.S. on Apr 11, 2015 7:51 AM
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