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Nedra Fortune (#47405631)
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Bio Photo I am a family genealogist (amateur). I've been doing research for about 30 years. Family names that I research: White, Baird, Lavender, Gragg, Meador, Wampler, Curtis. Husband's line: Fortune, Cutler, Stiles, Robertson, Gardner, Belyea, Bishop.... and sometimes, I do research for friends or relatives, thus my interest in Ludwig, McDaniel, Acuff, Withrow, Rogers, and Post.

I like to tend my butterfly garden in the summer and attend bluegrass concerts and festivals. I've been retired since 2002 and I'm lovin' it.

Most of the memorials I manage here are my own family. Please let me know of any errors or additions. If you are related, I would love to hear from you. And, if you are more closely related to someone than I am, I will probably transfer to you.

Feel free to ask me for copies of pictures. The posted pictures have been cropped or scaled down. You are welcome to use any of my pictures for personal use only--please do not use them for commercial purposes.
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Caroline Fortune
Thank you very much for your work. Very much appreciated. I particularly was thrilled when I found Caroline Fortune information. I am a greatX granddaughter of Isaac and Margaret Bridgewater and was interested collaborating with you on some of their information. I am kinda new at findagrave and was wondering if it is appropriate to sent you my email? or is there a way to private message on this site?
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Added by susan on Apr 22, 2015 10:39 AM
RE: Alice Usleaman Flinn
You are very welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Added by Sidney on Apr 21, 2015 8:48 PM
Lisa Craig Arrowood
Mary Lavender Fortune
Hi, I came across your name while I was researching Mary Lavender Fortune Memorial# 70988451. She is buried in the old section of Nesbitt Chapel. This cemetery is located on the corner of Buncombe County where McDowell County and Henderson County all meet. I thought you would be interested. Her daughter is also buried here.
Added by Lisa Craig Arrowood on Apr 09, 2015 11:27 AM
Ken & Lois Brown
Nedra, you probably wrote your message to me before you looked at the memorial pages. I did include the obits for both of these people. I also wanted to let you know my mother is named Lena also. What a coincidence as that name isn't too common, although I am hearing it more and more lately. Just curious where do you live? I am in San Jose, CA but originally from Fort Stanton, NM. Lived about 4 hours from Eastern New Mexico University. I will put my sister onto finding the obit for the brother that doesn't have an obituary. She is still in NM. Let me know if there is anything else you need.
Added by snm on Feb 22, 2015 12:30 AM
Thelma Lois Brown
Hi, I just finished a memorial page for this lady & her husband who passed within a month of each other. I believe you must be related to her as you have numerous photos on the Meador family pages. I was interested in her background as my Dad knew some Meadors in New Mexico. I am from New Mexico and went to school at Eastern New Mexico University, where she also went.

I was wondering if you had a photo for her and her husband, as you have supplied quite a few for the family . Also if you would like me to transfer them to you, I will be happy to do so. I see you have a virtual cemetery of the Meadors. I live in California, where the obituaries came out.

Thelma Lois Brown #142848251 (maiden name Meadors)
John Kenneth Brown #142849337
Added by snm on Feb 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Margie Etter
Henry C Dorsey
Victoria Etter married Mr. Dorsey 30 Jun 1895 in Jack County. Vic's sister married R T Guthrie, his mother was Safronia F Dorsey. Vic was my aunt.

Also interested in the surname McDaniel. Were they from Wise County, TX?
Added by Margie Etter on Dec 02, 2014 4:01 PM
tricia potter
Acuff info
Miss Nedra,

I have updated the Acuff couple and thank you from my heart for the additional information!

Have a blessed day,

Added by tricia potter on Nov 09, 2014 10:38 AM
William Frank Brewer
Thanks for catching that mistake. I made the change and took her off. I did link his father but unable to find his mother at this time. Have a great day! Thanks again!
Added by Littlepip on Oct 04, 2014 5:49 PM
David M
Gaither/ Wampler
Hi I'm a Gaither descendand I'm curious if you'd like to exchange information on this family line? Not sure what you're looking for, but I have a lot of Gaither info and I'm just learning of the Wampler connection and would like to get info on descendants. My email is

David Miller
Added by David M on Jun 14, 2014 11:48 AM
RE: Zanoline Grave Transfer
You are entirely welcome. Family belongs with family not a contibutor. anyhow I looked up Melo's parents and have not yet located them. They died in Sonoma county, not sure where they got buried at.If I find them I will transfer them to your care. Blesings Jo
Added by Josway on May 24, 2014 1:20 PM
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