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Marion Royal (#46898923)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 2 days
Catherine Carter
RE: Smoaks - Bamberg, SC

If you want to send me your grandmother's information, I can do some checking on my end. Maiden name, etc.

My email is if you'd rather do it that way.

I think I've run across a Marnie in my search.


Added by Catherine Carter on Mar 02, 2015 7:14 AM

Catherine Carter
Smoaks - Bamberg, SC

I am researching the Smoak/Morris line from Bamberg, SC. Trying to locate the parents of Eliza Smoak Morris and Richard Charles Morris.

Richard's parents, I believe are John R. Morris & Elizabeth Chreech Morris. Trying to confirm as the Census Records have weird spellings.

Eliza's parents I believe are John W Smoak & A. Jackson (death certificates of Eliza show her mother as Eliza Jackson, and a death certificate of one of her brothers show it at Agness Jackson).

Any light you can shed would be great....


Added by Catherine Carter on Mar 01, 2015 3:58 PM

Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Edwin Lee Alford in Quantico National Cemetery (Memorial# 21391987).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Virginia Obituaries, where his obituary is included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, I will add this to the photo caption:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Marion Royal

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Nov 30, 2013 10:39 PM

Smith/Padgett Cemetery
Which cemetery is correct? One of them needs to be deleted. We are dealing with 2 counties which is very confusing in itself. The problem needs to be corrected. Find A Grave guidelines doesn't approve of duplicates. Thanks again,Harleyprice

Added by Wimsang on Jul 07, 2013 2:17 PM

Juanda Owens B.
I found the short notice while doing a search on the Royal side of my family and when I saw you have added her husband's memorial and grave marker and thought you may like to add her and connect her to her husband.

Have a wonderful afternoon, Juanda

ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - February 16, 2012
Deceased Name: ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett
ROYAL, Leonie Mae Padgett, 89, of North Charleston, a retired nurse with Roper Hospital and widow of Marion A. Royal, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel.

Added by Juanda Owens B. on Jun 23, 2012 1:48 PM

Carole Ciesla
Gertrude Andrews
Thank you for taking pictures of Gertrude's headstone for me.

Added by Carole Ciesla on Apr 24, 2012 6:20 AM

Carol Skinner
John Bowie Gray, II
Thank you so much Marion for taking the time to take a photo of Mr. Gray's stone. It's volunteers, like yourself, that make it so nice for folks, like myself, who are unable to get to the different cemeteries to take the photos.

Added by Carol Skinner on Jun 25, 2011 3:35 PM

Diana Gibson
RE: Gallahan
Thank you

Added by Diana Gibson on Jun 13, 2011 12:00 PM

Diana Gibson
Hello, Thank you for looking for Mildred Gallahan for me, Did you happen to take photos of the other Gallahan's in the cemetery? Diana at

Added by Diana Gibson on Jun 12, 2011 8:23 PM

Pennsylvania Lady
MGYSGT (Ret) Charles Howard Ellis
Nice photos. Thanks for all you did.

Now if we can get Geri to fix the name to proper form this would be a very nice memorial.

Thanks for you contribution,

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Jun 12, 2011 2:12 PM

Frank Anthony
Thanks for the photo of my relative's gravestone !! Really appreciate your doing this.

Added by Evab41 on Jun 12, 2011 1:25 PM

kim Stouffer
Charles Gibson Photos
Thank you for the wonderful pictures you took fomy Uncle Charles Gison. I was wondering if you could take one of the distance photos off of there so that I could put a picture of him on his memorial.
Thank You,
Kim Stouffer

Added by kim Stouffer on Feb 12, 2011 9:29 AM

Pennsylvania Lady
LTC Norman John Murken
Great photos. Thanks for all you did here.

If you like to and have the energy, you can help me.
I am working a project for the Marine Corps. I am trying to locate any Marine from any era. I am always looking for them. You can just send me a list of names from those you find and take the photos of course. I would appreciate anything you can do to help. That way no one can beat you to Quantico Cemetery...


Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Aug 16, 2010 6:12 AM

Shelley Kinsey Adams
JOhn W. Ferguson
Thank you so much for getting John's stone photo for me. I greatly appreciate it.
This helps me preserve and record the gravesites of my family members. Thank you very much.
Shelley Adams

Added by Shelley Kinsey Adams on Jul 19, 2010 8:35 PM

Dal Mallory
Would you please post or may I post on his wife's site also.
Dal Mallory

Added by Dal Mallory on May 09, 2010 9:51 PM

Allyssa (AllMcGonigles)
LULU boldt
thanks for filling my request

Added by Allyssa (AllMcGonigles) on May 09, 2010 2:23 PM

Live Oak Cem., Callahan, Fla.
I notice you contributed the photo for this cemetery. Do you know where it is located in Callahan?
D. Moores

Added by JFJN on Mar 12, 2010 7:16 AM

kim Stouffer
Charles Gibson
Thank you for taking those photos of my uncle's grave. I had never seen it and the photos are striking against the snow with the flags and other solider stones.
Kim Stouffer

Added by kim Stouffer on Dec 29, 2009 11:15 PM

Frances Baker
WTW Baker headstone photos
Thank you Marion. Your time & effort are greatly appreciated.

Added by Frances Baker on Dec 29, 2009 6:00 PM

kim Stouffer
mail verification
I tried to do the verification two times. Both times it gave a msn error and made msn close. I will try it on a different browser. But think you so much for taking the time to try to get these pictures. Dwight is my grandfather and Charles is my uncle and Dwight's son.
Kim Stouffer

Added by kim Stouffer on Dec 15, 2009 11:10 PM

Pennsylvania Lady
Edwin Lee Alford
Thanks for all the great photos. I appreciate the flags and the fact that you did this in the snow. I hope the trip was safe and that you can conintue to do this work.

Thanks again, Pam

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Dec 07, 2009 8:15 PM

Andie Parrish
Lester F. Wilson
Thank you for filling my photo request for his grave marker.

Andie Parrish

Added by Andie Parrish on Sep 27, 2009 11:04 PM

I had to laugh when I saw your comment about people beating you to the Quantico photo requests ... happens all the time to me too!

Added by Di on Sep 15, 2009 8:12 AM

Gary Bonney
Photo thank you
Marion: I just wanted to thank you for William & Helen's Photo. I loved the shot showing the Hill where they are laid.
Thanks again
Gary Bonney 47070426

Added by Gary Bonney on Feb 24, 2009 8:33 AM

Pennsylvania Lady
Winfred and Eleanor Toone
Thanks so much for the great photos. I appreciate all you did to straighten out this mess.

I took the liberty of adding Eleanor's profile but did give your name credit for the photo. I hope that's OK. If not let me know and I will delete my posting and you may add it.

Thanks ever so much, Pam

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Feb 22, 2009 6:54 PM


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