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Bonnie Surface (#47679618)
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Bio Photo My brother has been researching our family (Byrd/Bird) for many years. He told me about Find a Grave, and it was a good fit for me, since I have always had a fascination for cemetaries. It is very gratifying to be able to post pictures that may help people remember and honor their ancestors. My goal is accuracy in recording, so any notice of corrections are appreciated.
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Michael Blankenship
RE: Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist
Hi Bonnie, sorry to be such a pain about Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery but these are my in-laws. I've sent through a number of edits for several of the graves and they haven't been accepted. I was just wondering if you had seen these edits. Thanks a bunch!
Michael Blankenship
Added by Michael Blankenship on Jul 23, 2016 9:47 PM
Michael Blankenship
RE: Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist
Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for your reply. I think Hardy Ford would be okay. The whole problem with the cemetery location is that whoever set up the Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery in Bedford County had Hardy as the location, when it is actually in Moneta. So persons entering obituaries would see "Hardy" and put them in the wrong cemetery. Thanks again for your help. Maybe this will help to keep people in the cemeteries where they belong! LOL Mike Blankenship
Added by Michael Blankenship on Jul 05, 2016 5:25 AM
Michael Blankenship
Cemetery location
Hi Bonnie, did you by any chance set up the cemetery for Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church for Franklin County? If so, could I get you to please change the "city" in the location. The cemetery is actually in Hardy, VA not Burnt Chimney. I can get you the exact address if that would be helpful. This has caused a lot of confusion with the cemetery in Bedford County with the same name. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help.
Michael Blankenship
Added by Michael Blankenship on Jul 04, 2016 3:07 PM
re: john r. bird
bonnie, do you want me to transfer stepdaddy's memorial to you? let me know. we just heard about b. today. we are so very sorry!
Added by becca on Aug 13, 2015 10:33 PM
Madge Jones McKinney Minnick
Find A Grave death date on the above should be corrected to 31 January 1983. (the correct date is on the photo of the headstone) I am sending you her obit as well.

BEDFORD -- Mrs. Madge Jones McKinney Minnick, age 77, died January 31, 1983 in a Lynchburg nursing home. She was born in Bedford County, daughter of the late Joel Leftwich Jones and Sarah Virginia Steffey Jones. She was a retired employee of Belding Corticelli and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Wyatt Watson Minnick; two brothers, Carl Jones, Bedford, Glenn Jones, Princeton, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn J. Utt, Roanoke, Miss Mary Ellen Jones, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Nina J. Holdren, Thaxton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at Carder Funeral Chapel, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charles H. Walton officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The family suggest that those wishing to make memorials consider the Bedford Life Saving Crew. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Carder Funeral Home, Bedford.
Added by gemh on Jul 24, 2014 12:57 PM
Thom Painter
RE: Linda Hodges
No transfer needed, but thanks for the offer. I was going through some files I saved on Franklin County Hodges obituaries and found hers. Thanks again, Thom
Added by Thom Painter on Dec 24, 2013 6:03 PM
Jack Felt
RE: Eula O Clark
Added by Jack Felt on Jul 09, 2013 7:41 PM
Jack Felt
Eula O. Clark (1906-1977)
You have very graciously posted a photo of the gravestone of Eula O. Clark from the Barnhardt Baptist Church Cemetery in Goodview, Bedford County, Virginia. You have added that the O. stands for Overstreet. Do you have any further information about this woman? How did you learn the O. was for Overstreet?
Thank you for all you've done.
Judy Clark Felt (much family from Bedford County, great-grandmother was an Overstreet)
Added by Jack Felt on Jul 09, 2013 4:35 PM
Susan Brown McCaskill
RE: Sarah and Henry Brown
You can transfer Henry P Brown also, my gggrandfather. Thanks.
Added by Susan Brown McCaskill on Apr 11, 2013 5:40 PM
Susan Brown McCaskill
RE: Sarah Brown
Thank you so much for taking the photos.
Added by Susan Brown McCaskill on Apr 11, 2013 5:39 PM
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