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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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Angie M
RE: Lora Francis Whiitaker
Pretty sure it is sunrise memorial
Added by Angie M on Aug 27, 2016 3:59 AM
Pat W.
RE: Wanda Duncan
Thanks. I hope I gave enough justification!
Added by Pat W. on Aug 20, 2016 3:40 PM
Pat W.
RE: Wanda Duncan
Good afternoon,
Wanda Evelyn Duncan Hayes is my cousin's aunt (his father's sister).

Her brother Eugene Roscoe Duncan was married to my mom's sister (Emma Lee Denny Duncan Nimmer) and her cousin Richard Lee Hayes was married to another of my mother's sisters (Dorothy Elizabeth Denny Hayes).

I do all of the family research for my mom's family - including all of the various branches, my dad's family, and my husband's family.

I'm one of those "annoying" researches who likes to keep research accurate and support everything with documentation - the more the better.

Because Find-a-Grave is free, I like to provide researchers with the most accurate information without violating privacy of the living and copyright laws. I was going to enter information about my dad's sister one day and discovered that an entry on Find-a-Grave has been recorded before the funeral service was held. That was upsetting.

I hope I answered your questions.

Pat W.
Added by Pat W. on Aug 20, 2016 12:09 PM
Don Bedwell
Connie. of course I will always give close relatives memorials to their family, I just wish to do edits, family links ect. myself. If you need any help with your Bedwell genealogy let me know. Thanks for all your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Don Bedwell on Aug 14, 2016 10:34 PM
RE: Hobart Roop
Absolutely. I will do that for any of the memorials that have been transferred to me and those I created.
Thank you.
Added by ~Pkgen on Jul 24, 2016 5:07 PM
Pat W.
Wolfe Family
I noticed that you have Wolfe's listed. I'm related to some Wolfe's out of SW Va. Do you have an Ellen V. Wolfe in your line?
Pat W.
Added by Pat W. on Jul 15, 2016 3:27 PM
Highland Emmanuel Cemetery
Hello, I believe you have surveyed the Emmanuel Cemetery on Highland Road. It now has a sign out front indicating it is the Montgomery Family Cemetery. I am hoping you would know how to get that name added to the Find A Grave Emmanuel Cemetery.

Recently the obit for E B Morris indicated he was to be buried in the Montgomery Family Cemetery. Find A Grave would direct anyone searching for that cemetery to an inactive cemetery on RT 601 in Pulaski County.

Turns out, EB was buried in the Highland Methodist Church Cemetery which is beside the Montgomery Family Cemetery.

Two cemeteries, side by side, with two names each.

Anything you can do or cause to be done to more accurately describe/locate these two cemeteries would be helpful.

Thanks, Best regards, -A
Added by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2016 7:36 AM
Jean Even
FAG Memorial 49827461
I'm related to the Dawson's family. I'm working on the Dawson line and discovered a few Dawsons that I didn't have in the research work of another relative who died a number of years back. Alice S. Dawson I found on Find A Grave web site. Since there were no pictures of her and her husband Wallace C. Dawson. I drove over to the cemetery and took the photos of gravestones I was interested in. I found that Alice S. Dawson has no death date engraved on her side of the their tombstone even though you listed a death date of 1954. Can you verify and confirm your information and make any corrections on the above memorial page if needed. I have the photo of this couples headstone and don't want to post it on her memorial page if in fact she is still alive. Thank You, Jean Even
Added by Jean Even on Jul 05, 2016 11:41 AM
Robert Carnal
Ernest Blair Carnal
Please add Ernest Blair Carnal as a brother to "Ed" Carnal. Hiw Find a Grave No. is 37119459.
Thank you,
Robert Carnal (grandson)
Added by Robert Carnal on Jun 11, 2016 6:52 PM
D. K. Davis
Harmon Randolph King
Added by D. K. Davis on May 29, 2016 2:16 PM
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