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Southern Roots (#46576450)
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I've been an active genealogist for 20+ years. I'm currently researching the surnames Lunsford, Linville, Norris, Ferguson, Meador, Cole, Williams, Tully, Byrn, Greenhaw, Yates, and Morelock.

I'm an avid cemetery transcriptionist simply because I believe everyone deserves to be remembered.

"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." --- Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Debbie Lunsford Yates
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Darwin Concon
27914409 Thomas Franklin Spears

When you get a chance, please add the above subject's fathers memorial. 111463917


Added by Darwin Concon on Mar 05, 2014 9:46 PM
Mark Lackey
James Anderson Lackey

I have found that you have added the name of James Anderson Lackey and Benjamin Franklin "B.F." Lackey to my 3rd Great Grand Uncles memorial on Find-A-Grave. This addition is INCORRECT and I am contacting you to ask you to remove their names as they are connected with the wrong person(s). You have chosen the wrong Alexander & Margaret Lackey as James Anderson Lackey's and Benjamin Franklin Lackey's parents.

I am the head of our family Cemetery & Heritage Foundation in Alexander County, North Carolina and I have sent you an e-mail with an attached document that shows the ACTUAL TRUE children of Alexander & Margaret Lackey that are buried in the Lackey-Thompson Cemetery on Lackey Mountain Road in Hiddenite, N.C. I maintain this and three other old family cemeteries in the area and my records are correct on this relative of mine. I am our family's Genealogist and Historian and have been contributing to and keeping these records for over 47 years so I am positive beyond any doubt that my records are correct.

Your Alexander was from South Carolina which is an entirely separate line of Lackeys. I have that genealogy as well and it is well documented. My Alexander was Born and died in Alexander County, North Carolina and his wife Margaret Kelton was born in neighboring Burke County, North Carolina and died in Alexander County. They are both buried together in this old family cemetery as you can see the photos of their markers at this link to the memorial page for Alexander:

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


Mark Lackey
CLS Cemetery & Heritage Foundation
Added by Mark Lackey on Nov 19, 2013 3:24 AM
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Kristi on Aug 29, 2013 5:57 PM
Darwin Concon
Sarah Tennessee Tully Cole's Father.
Hi Debbie,

After much research and investigation, I found Sarah's father, Felix Pleasant Tully's grave. Here is his memorial# 109808858

My next goal is to attempt to find Didema's as well as William Britton Tully and Sarah Ann Sally Hawkins graves in the next month or so. Wish me luck on that endeavor :-)

Added by Darwin Concon on May 11, 2013 8:44 PM
Darwin Concon
Sallie Belle Cole
I wanted to let you know I've taken a mtDNA test and got a positive match for Sallie's great grandmother Sarah Ann Sally Hawkins. I've also added a family photo of Sallie, husband, children and other relatives you might find interesting.
Added by Darwin Concon on May 10, 2013 10:16 AM
Darwin Concon
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 27915291
That is my line of descent on the American side of the family. My email address is We can exchange phone numbers.
Added by Darwin Concon on Mar 29, 2013 7:49 AM
Noma Kelton Henderson
Old Ripley Cemetery Lauderdale Co Tn
I have emailed you several link requests for
Old Ripley Cemetery. Have not had a response
so am contacting you this way. Would like
to finish up my research for this family
and let the other cousins know they are linked
on findagrave. Thanks for the help!
Added by Noma Kelton Henderson on Mar 15, 2013 1:48 PM
Robert Miller
Bertha H Miller
I was wondering if you knew anything about Bertha H miller who is buried in cross county AR in the Deadrick-Hare cemetery? Maybe who her family was.


Robert Miller
Added by Robert Miller on Mar 03, 2013 6:46 AM
Darwin Concon
Find A Grave Memorial# 27915291

I noticed you were researching Tully and was curious if you have any information on William B. Tully
Born 1774 N. Carolina;Death 1860 Mcnairy Tennessee and his wife: Sarah Ann Sally Hawkins: Born 1783 North Carolina; Death 1860 McMinn, Tennessee?

Felix Pleasant Tully 1826-1880; Didema Jane Kirby 1831-1864.

I appreciate any information or leads you can provide.

Added by Darwin Concon on Feb 28, 2013 8:40 AM
Kurt Johnson
Audrey Ingram
Thanks for the picture of her marker.
Added by Kurt Johnson on Jan 09, 2013 1:00 PM
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