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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Due to email problems I have having difficulty making corrections at this time. I have been blocked out of my own account. This has been going on for over two months. Please forgive if I have not attended to your request. I'll catch us as soon as I figure out what has happened.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma.
I am taking a leave of absence from Find a grave for awhile. I'll keep up with my edits, but corrections will just have to wait..
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated.

The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. My current focus is Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 28,000 graves but only about 15,500+ listed. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.


My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys were in Jamestown, VA long before the Hugonaut movement.
On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.
You are invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy
and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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Linda Keller Alders
RE: Fred Keller
yes you can transfer to me would love to have the photo also, thanks Linda Keller Alders
Added by Linda Keller Alders on Jul 13, 2015 9:03 AM
Clarence Skaggs
Found his and Ila's duplicate, and went ahead and deleted mine and sent corrections.
Added by Sharon on Jul 12, 2015 2:35 PM
Clarence Skaggs
If I find a "burial location unknown" and I know where they are buried I send an edit and let them know the cemetery, even if it is over 30 days; other people have extended me the same courtesy. If you send me the memorial # I will look at it and if no others are attached I will be glad to delete mine. My husband's mother was an O'Dell and related distantly thru Ila's family.
Added by Sharon on Jul 12, 2015 6:58 AM
Julia Valentine
RE: Missing Nathan
I went on the Facebook page and read the memorial (both on the Find a Grave and newspaper). Again, I am so sorry. Such a handsome young man. I saw that you mentioned that he was a PK. Somehow, we who believe, who love Him, and are called, know that He will work even this out for our good.

God bless,
Julia Valentine
Added by Julia Valentine on Jul 05, 2015 10:56 PM
R. L. Vaughn
Elder John Purefoy
Sorry, the link I made to the person didn't work. I'll try again:

John Purefoy
Added by R. L. Vaughn on Jul 05, 2015 4:14 PM
R. L. Vaughn
Elder John Purefoy
Thought you might be interested to know that Elder John Purefoy compiled a hymn book titled A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Two Parts. This may be obscured by the fact it is published under the spelling "John Purify". He is found under that spelling in all the Baptist records where I've found him -- Raleigh Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Triennial Convention, etc.
Added by R. L. Vaughn on Jul 05, 2015 4:10 PM
Susan I. Grills
Thanks, Robert. Must have stayed up too late one night! I deleted the photo.
Added by Susan I. Grills on Jun 30, 2015 8:02 AM
Rosalia EVANS - Eudy @ 90740089
Hi Robert!

I am researcher, for the Moore and Griffin families, and checking on 'Rosalia', I found her Death Cert. and it states that she was on Nov 14, 1917, not 1911. Sorry, your have computer, hope you can correct her Birth Date, soon.

Also, (and I don't say this often enough), not only for me as a family researcher, but for the other researcher's as well, and that is, how we ALL appreciate your efforts in FindAGrave, cause without your unselfish dedication, in any weather, to create these handsome Memorial's....., you see, family genealogy researcher's and investigators would be at a loss, without YOU!

Thank you Robert, and all you Guy's and Gal's out there in FindAGrave, please, keep up the great work!

Don (Mooretoots)

Added by MooreToots on Jun 26, 2015 11:52 AM
Julia Valentine
Missing Nathan
Hi Robert and family,

I came across your post while researching another and read your message. I am so sorry about the loss of your son. I do understand...I lost my son at 19. It has been 12 years and I still miss him.

On his birthday, or his death day, or when I see someone that looks like him, I cry. But the rest of the time, I live for the living. For those that God has left in my life. I trust Him.

Many blessings to you!


Added by Julia Valentine on Jun 18, 2015 2:10 AM
Granville Smith 134927360
Hello, this man was the father of a girl friend i went to school with and knew him to. they just got the stone put on the grave and I asked if she wanted it on the memorial and she said yes so i just wanted to let you know the stone is there.

Added by Kim on Jun 11, 2015 5:39 PM
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