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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Friends, as I write this we have just come from the celebration of life for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly at age 26 from a diabetic coma.
I am taking a leave of absence from Find a grave for at least a month. If you would like to visit his memorial it is listed under his name. He's the only one.
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 9,000 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.

Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

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Kerry Moser
Sorry for you loss
so sorry you have lost your son, I can't even imagine..thinking of you, **HUGS**
Added by Kerry Moser on Oct 21, 2014 3:59 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
In sympathy
Deepest condolences to you and your entire family.
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Oct 20, 2014 11:55 AM
Sorry for your Loss
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Put your trust in the Lord to see you though this difficult time.
Love in Christ,
Added by Lorraine on Oct 19, 2014 11:57 AM
RE: Nathan Peurifoy
You're quite welcome. I was honored to sponsor Nathan's memorial. My heart aches for parents who lose their precious children. Your bio for your son is a beautiful tribute.
Added by Rejeana on Oct 18, 2014 8:17 PM
So sorry
Dear Robert,

I was so sorry to see the news of your son. Godspeed to him and my personal prayers and blessings to you and your family. LG
Added by LostGeneration on Oct 15, 2014 5:16 PM
Nancy Ziemba Gleaton
Deepest sympathies
Robert, Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your presence will be missed if even for a short period of time, but the family that is still with us comes first. May you and yours find peace in your hearts.
Added by Nancy Ziemba Gleaton on Oct 15, 2014 2:00 PM
Dear Robert,

I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the great loss of your son. May the memories of many happy times each of you shared with Nathan give you some comfort during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You.

Added by Ruth on Oct 15, 2014 8:15 AM
Darlene Kerr
Nothing quite compares with the early death of one's child. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the many friends you have made through ancestry and Find A Grave go with you and your family at this time.

Darlene Scott Kerr
Added by Darlene Kerr on Oct 14, 2014 4:05 PM
Jane Whitley

I'm so sorry for your loss. I failed to read your bio before sending the last message or I would have waited to respond.

You, and your family, are in my prayers.

Added by Jane Whitley on Oct 14, 2014 6:45 AM
Jane Whitley
RE: Hancock graves
Good luck on your continued efforts. I'm not familiar with the "modern" photo technology enough as you describe. Sounds like it can greatly speed up the process.

I do try to add places and dates, connect to parents, etc., but find that requesting things be added to bio, sometimes the contributor does not do that. Information that needs to be told can only go in that section, what a shame...

Hope you have a good week!!!!

Added by Jane Whitley on Oct 14, 2014 6:42 AM
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