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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo **** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.




I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin residents..lol

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my eyes..to remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)


A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.


Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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Sue Hale Sheppard
Charles Jonas #70604237 and Edna Jonas #70604338
Thank you so much for updating the memorials for Charles Jonas #70604237 and Edna Jonas #70604338
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Sep 18, 2014 1:26 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Thanks so much Donna for the edits & links on my Shupe kinfolk and for all the work you have done here. are you related to the Shupes? My 2nd GG was a Shupe from this line.
Dianna
Added by Dianna Taylor on Sep 17, 2014 11:56 AM
Rickey Boult
Thanks again
Thank you for the headstone pictures of Calvin & Nancy Kemp Bolt and their son Isaac Bolt.


Hope all is well,
Rick B
Added by Rickey Boult on Sep 09, 2014 9:16 AM
Margaret Ordoubadian
Alice Mae Bobbitt (1901-1918)
Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for all your work. I noticed that my grandmother's name is omitted form the list of siblings. She was the oldest child of James Patterson Bobbitt and Emmacitie (however it is spelled) Dalton Bobbitt. My grandmother 's name: Margaret Bertha Bobbitt Harris. She is buried in the same cemetery.

Many thanks,

Margaret Ann Howlett Ordoubadian
Added by Margaret Ordoubadian on Aug 16, 2014 9:18 PM
chad horton
mcpeaks and sutphins
I am Charlie mcpeaks grandson in NC where they went after gap mills area. Do you have any more pictures of Archie or any of them,info or any stories about them
Added by chad horton on Aug 11, 2014 6:34 PM
Glenda Barry
Tammy Jo Modglin
Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for visiting my baby girl, you have a very kind heart. God bless you for all your hard work and kindness to others.

Glenda
Added by Glenda Barry on Jul 06, 2014 3:56 PM
J G
RE: Lowman Church and Valley cemeteries
Hi Donna
Thank you for all of your contributions and for the work on getting those two cemeteries merged.

Janet
Added by J G on Jul 01, 2014 7:19 PM
Linda
RE: Blair E Miller
Well, thank you for your reply. Please keep me in mind if you run across any information on Blair Miller or his Father Junior Elsworth Miller. You can contact me at petpainter48@yahoo.com
Thank you, Linda
Added by Linda on Jun 24, 2014 2:09 PM
Rik Rexroad
RE: Photos
You're very welcome. Just glad to be in the area to be able to take the picture.
Added by Rik Rexroad on Jun 24, 2014 9:05 AM
Karen Hall (aka Cemetery Hopper)
Barbara Lee McPeak 104176451
Hi Donna
Can you add her obituary? Thanks Karen

Barbara Lee McPeak
Funeral services for Barbara Lee McPeak, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Granville McPeak, Austinville, were held at the Foster Falls Methodist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. by the pastor, Rev. E.M. Ritchey.
The child died Thursday, December 21.
Burial, under the direction of Vaughn-Guynn, Galax, was in the Sanders Cemetery.
Galax Gazette
12/28/1950
Added by Karen Hall (aka Cemetery ... on Jun 03, 2014 7:40 AM
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