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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

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my 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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Vera Vaughn Burnette
Thanks for linking Vera to her parents! Blessings.
Added by beelady on Feb 16, 2015 1:47 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another transfer & another thank you
Dear Donna,
As always you are the best and so supportive in my efforts to connect family.
Thank you for the recent transfer of:
Mary Thelma Alice Beamer Hawks # 51571346
With greatest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Feb 10, 2015 1:22 AM
Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr.
Turpin Family
Thank you so very much for all the work you have done and continue to do. I have researched my wife Bonnie Turpin's family in Floyd/Willis and surrounding areas for ten years. I have researched my family in eastern NC for twenty years. Keep up the good work. i know only too well that it often goes unappreciated.
Jesse Lawrence Bent Mountain lodge 2/9/2015 My Website
Added by Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr. on Feb 09, 2015 6:08 AM
Mary J. Helton
Joel and Judah Hubbard
Thanks you so very much for taking these wonderful pictures for me. Blessings to you and yours!
Added by Mary J. Helton on Feb 08, 2015 9:44 AM
Chris Bowman
RE: Pendletons
thank you for letting me know! the pics are great. Did you cut down the brush in the cemetery? when I was there it was so thick you couldn't hardly get to the tombstones. Maybe I was there at the wrong time of year. Anyway, thanks for getting all the graves documented! You always do a fantastic job!
Added by Chris Bowman on Feb 07, 2015 9:35 PM
RE: Slaughter cemetery
Hey Donna,

I think I only took two or three pix of headstones and those were based on specific requests. That was early in my Find-a-Grave efforts and it never dawned on me at the time to just go on and take pix of them all.

So, sorry, but I do not have any saved.


Added by Brushbeater on Feb 02, 2015 10:24 AM
Bessie Goad
Hello we are relatives Goldie Alls was my Great Grandmother and I met her when I was very young.
Added by BrownEyedGirl on Jan 29, 2015 12:08 PM
140702294 Charlie Shepherd
Their son Haswell 41710641 is also buried at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.

Added by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2015 1:11 PM
140702294 Charlie Shepherd
I searched for Charles and Octavia's memorials when Lila (Shorty's wife) died in 2013. I walked the cemeteries around Austinsville, Foster Falls and Brush Creek looking for them. I would have never expected them to be buried that far West of Wytheville. The Shepherd home place was on Rt 52. near Galena Church.
Haswell operated the Texaco Station on Rt 94 at Brush Creek. Shorty worked for AEP.


Added by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2015 1:31 PM
RE: Settie Barnett
Thanks! I have sent the information I had to the creator of the record at Peirce cemetery and have deleted mine.
Added by Carol on Jan 20, 2015 12:53 PM
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