|Alton & Loudonia (#46956626)|
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We are a Husband and Wife Team who live in Starke, Florida. We have a special hobby of visiting cemeteries and taking photos and researching our family trees. |
We combine this with tent camping and nature walks in State Parks. We find a cemetery that needs photos and a State Park nearby. We take photos in the morning and enjoy the park the rest of the day.
We only list photos we have taken, If no memorial is listed, we create one.
Our tree research is very extensive; and searching for more each day. We are researching Wise, Vickers, Weeks, Boggs, Tuggle, and many more.
We will delete, correct, add to or Transfer. We ask that to request a transfer that you know of the person or be related. It's our goal to transfer any family member or person, to someone that will remember them.
You may use our photos, if it has our name on the photo; it is not to be removed! We have copies of all the photos we have ever taken.
If you don't get an answer quickly to your e-mail, we may be on one of our trips. We usually answer all emails within one hour of receving it.
I will not add any information from anyone who has no contact information. I must be able to verify if needed. This includes the contributers on findagrave who are afraid to list a contact, because of the way they treat other contributers.
To the ones who say we do this for the numbers, This is a hobby we enjoy doing, We take our time and commitment very serious. We answer 40-50 edit emails per day and do photo request. We also help others in their search. This is secondary to our visit to Cemeteries to take photos.
On one of our many trips to visit Cemeteries, we had an unusually strange Coincidence. We decided to write a short story about it.
If you like this story please leaves flowers on the Dyal Memorial, at the below listed URL
This is a true story as Told by:
Alton & Loudonia Wise
We retain all rights for this story.
This story starts at a little Cemetery in Bradford County Florida. There is a turtle living in this cemetery, and it is his home. The turtle's name is Bennie.
He has a friend who lives in the same hole that he had dug into the ground, and her name is Bonnie. Bonnie is a snake, who shares Bennie's home.
One day while finding food for himself amongst all the Cemetery Headstones, he came to a very large monument in the corner of the cemetery. He decided he could get a better view if he could climb onto it. He tried and he fell off into a hole left by a vase that had been removed.
That was when his problems started! He had landed upside down into the open hole. He tried to turn over and climb out but he could not. He was stuck!
He was there all day and thru the night. Bonnie went by him, and decided there was no hope for him, he was a goner!
Bennie knew his time was nearly up as he lay there upside down in a hole. His only chance would be to pray, and hope he got an answer.
Bennie prayed all that day and was hoping an answer to his prayer was soon to be.
In another part of Bradford County just outside of Starke, Florida, lived a husband and wife team who had a hobby of taking headstone photos. They would get a request from someone on Findagrave.com for a photo, and they would drive to the cemetery, find the headstone and take a picture.
They would then place the photo on Findagrave.com, for the person who had placed the request. The person usually lived some distance away and was unable to make the photo themselves.
That morning they received an e-mail requesting a photo of the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Dyal in the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Bradford County, Florida. This cemetery was about 20 miles away, and they decided to go after lunch.
They grabbed their photo equipment and set the GPS and headed out. It was their first visit to this cemetery.
When they departed from home, they had no idea they were the chosen ones to answer a prayer for Bennie.
They arrived at the cemetery, parked the car, and again grabbed their cameras and opened the gate to the cemetery. They started their search and noticed a tunnel where a turtle lived, but he was nowhere to be seen. They noticed that Bonnie was there looking out of the tunnel. She turned and headed back down.
With a little more searching, the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Dyal was located. They also noticed a turtle in front of the headstone with its legs moving, trying to turn over.
It looked like Bennie had been there a few days trying to upright himself. They lifted Bennie out of the hole he was in, and placed him upright back onto the ground. They took their photos and made sure Bennie was alright.
Bennie was alert now with all legs and head out and ready again to look for food. He was a happy turtle and he knew that his prayers were answered.
As they drove off, Bonnie was next to Bennie and she knew that Bennie was going to make it after all. She was so thankful too!
The actual headstone Photos are located at this URL.
If you look closely you will see Bennie!
Thanks for all the kind comments that have been placed on Mr. Dyals Memorial.
My Family Links:
My Mother - Lessie Vickers Wise
My Father - Levy Wise
My Brother - L. G. Wise
My Brother - Marvin Wise
My Brother - Elton Wise
My Sister - Sheila Ann Wise
My Grandmother - Luritte Wise
My Wife's Family Links:
My Father - Harold Edwin Tuggle
My Grandfather - Blonda D. Tuggle
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|Arvis||Request for a transfer Please|
For Nettie Eugenia Rosier # 55678772
She is in Pine Grove Cemtery Near Raiford Fl.
my Step Dads people. But they married into my Real Dads Familys of Pearces's so that make me Kin. ;>
Most of her family are in Sapp Cemetery in union county Fl. I'd be very greatful for the transfer. Thanks
Added by Arvis on May 19, 2013 9:07 PM
|Gloria Conery||Thank you|
I appreciate you, more than you know. Thank you for the Transfer, I will be sure to contact you again If we find anymore. God Bless! :)
|Sue Harbin||Please Link|
Hi... When you have time .. will you please link Betty Garvin Sutley to her father Virgil Lee Garvin # 29496721 .. and her mother Ivan Myrtle Lowrance Garvin # 52269296 ? Thank you, Sue Harbin
|Sandra Garrett||Lewis Garrett|
Could you please transfer the grave of my great uncle, Lewis Garrett, to me? I would like to link him to his parents and other family members. The site number is 27299157. Thank you.
Thank you, Alton & Loudonia. And I just noticed that you also took the photo on my Uncle Wilmer's too. So ... Double Thanks!
Alton, another big request for transfer of family members please: All in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City.
Holcom Clayton 33605074
James G. Clayton 37571552
Vernia Clayton 33605084
Christine Clayton Wood 33605095
Mae Register 33478102
Jessie M. Drawdy 33478074
Lawrence Drawdy 33478031
Jerry Green Find A Grave 46809530.
|Mary ||Transfer Request|
Hi Alton & Loudonia.
This is a big request as I am trying to put my Mc/MacDonell family in one place and link appropriate members. Could you please transfer the following to me, if you don't mind or if you're not related?:
Herbert F McDonell - #89053304
Mery Weston McDonell - #89053370
Emma Lou McDonell - #45575436
Eunice R McDonell - #45575363
Roger W McDonell - #45575335
Harry Gibbons McDonell - #45575285
Jean L McDonell - #45575569
Margaret Taylor McDonell - #45575246
Lt Robert Gerald McDonell - #45575609
Warren S McDonell - #45575549
Thank you & THANK YOU for ALL your photos and work!!
Added by Mary on May 10, 2013 1:27 PM
She and I thank you very much!
Added by dawgfan on May 09, 2013 6:19 AM
|Barbara Wilson Krause||Myrle Barber Bostick Father|
You all are awesome!! Thanks for adding her father in a few minutes after I sent the information. So very much appreciated. I ran into someone this last week that said she adds information monthly. What a crying shame!!
You all are so much appreciated for all you do.
|Robin Knowles Miner||Elijah Henry Hall|
oops, you are so right.
Elijah henry was born 25 Dec 1856
and died 14 Sep 1917
and was buried 15 Sep 1917
I was looking at Elijah, but copies the dated of his wife. BIG ERROR - so glad you caught it. anyway, his full dates are above.
Thanks again for all you do!
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