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Ray L. Williams (#47062496)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Born: Danville, Ky. Lived in Ohio for a few years. My education started in Ohio. Moved back to Ky. Graduated from high school. Went to school in Chicago. Then, the Army. Back to Kentucky. Earned three degrees. Taught for 32 years. Retired: June 2005. My second wife was born and raised in GRAYSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Stevens Creek area. Since, my retirement I've had the opportunity/time to work on my "SPECIAL" hobby (GENEALOGY). SURNAMES in my wife's PREDIGREE LINE: UNDERWOOD, FUNK, HALE, PATTON.
SURNAMES in my PEDIGREE LINE: Williams, Floyd, Bastin, Carman, Durham, Raney, Hatter.
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 • 110 Memorials Added
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Sue Hale Sheppard
Mae Clemons #47296241
Thanks for accepting the Edits to update the memorial for Mae Clemons #47296241
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Mar 24, 2015 8:11 AM
Carole Conrad
Marzell FUNK 42418073
Dear Mr. Ray L Williams
I am very shocked that a good Christian and a mature experienced educator like you would be so rude and insulting to an unknown person who was trying to be helpful. I sent you a professional and kind note about a possible correction for Mr. Funk. Instead of sending me back a nice note letting me know that you are related to the grave and knew more correct info... you put a nasty note on the grave and insult me for no reason at all. I could have thanked you for correcting my info and I could have corrected the person who gave the info to me. He is a young great grandchild of Mr. Funk and he wrote this info in his HS Genealogy competition speech for our local society!!! He won an award with it just last year!!! He is YOUR relation!!! He is a youngster!!! We are working on new Heritage books for our counties and always want to have correct info. We are entering Veteran info on the graves now. We all appreciate corrections. Everyone makes a mistake once in awhile. I am sure you have made mistakes and I am sure you would want the benefit of the doubt. It is NOT a sin nor murder to make a mistake. I am sure you appreciate people being polite and kind to you. Please do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Please behave civilly on Find A Grave and act mature and polite at all times. Please treat people as you would your own family. Thank you for your correction. Please remove the unnecessary, unrelated, unchristian, nasty and inappropriate note to me on Mr. Funk's (who is my cousin by the way) grave. You have convinced me to not share any further family info with you. I accept your apology. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter. Carole Conrad

Added by Carole Conrad on Nov 05, 2014 11:21 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Lydia Underwood #42286074
Thanks so much for updating the memorial for Lydia Underwood #42286074

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Oct 13, 2014 10:23 AM
Anna Hale Lozier
Re: Georgia Ann Underwood
Hello Ray. I was wondering if you could transfer my mothers memorial to me. I would like to be the one to take care of it.If you could forward it to me i would greatly apperciate it. If you cant i would like some things changed on my mothers memorial.

my Mothers Info is
Birthday Feb. 22, 1950 Fries, VA Grayson County
Death July 26, 2010 Independance, VA Grayson County
She is the daughter of William Edgar Underwood & Addie Beatrice Shupe Underwood.
Her husband is Edsel Hale Sr.
She is the mother to Anna, Shirley, Edsel Jr., Joyce and Dana. She has several Grandchildren and great Grandchildren.

Thank you for taking the time to add my Mother's memorial. God Bless you. Georgia's daughter Anna Hale Lozier
Added by Anna Hale Lozier on Sep 25, 2011 10:25 PM
Anna Hale Lozier
Re: Georgia Ann Underwood
Added by Anna Hale Lozier on Sep 25, 2011 10:16 PM
Beth Robinette
Funk & Patton Families
Hello Ray, I was just wondering about your wife's family. How is she related to the Funk & Patton families? My great Aunt Bell Hill married William Edd Funk and my great aunt Martha Emaline Bartlett married James Kenny Patton. Just wondering if we might be kin?
Beth Robinette

Added by Beth Robinette on Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM
SWVA Genealogy Searcher
RE: Georgia Ann Underwood
Hello Ray,

I have transferred George to you.

I'll add you as a friend.

Take Care,
Added by SWVA Genealogy Searcher on Mar 30, 2011 6:58 AM
SWVA Genealogy Searcher
RE: Georgia Ann Underwood
Hello Ray,

I posted Georgia's memorial last year after coming across her obit in the Roanoke Times. Shortly after that, you contacted me with her birth date and additional info to put in the Biography.

This particular Underwood family, does not seem to be closely related to my daughter-in-law. Her maiden last name is Underwood. I keep an eye out for all Underwood's while I am doing research for her.

I can transfer the memorial to your family or Georgia's daughter at any time for you to maintain.

The birthdates as I mentioned was in the information you emailed to me and might have been meant as research info in case I found that my daughter-in-law was related somehow. If I found the connection, you offered to assist me in additional info but from my research, I wasn't able to connect your Underwood's to my daughter-in-law's Underwoods.

Hope that made more sense.

Please contact me about who to transfer the memorial to for maintenance and that way, any additional information can be added by your family.

Connie East

Added by SWVA Genealogy Searcher on Mar 29, 2011 5:57 PM
SWVA Genealogy Searcher
RE: Georgia Ann Underwood
Hello Ray,

The original message you sent me with all of the information concerning Georgia included the survivors. You provided their birthdates (those of the living relatives). In the biography on Georgia's memorial, I added the survivors names but preferred not to put their birthdates for public viewing.

Hope that explains the message a little more.

Best wishes,
Added by SWVA Genealogy Searcher on Mar 29, 2011 8:00 AM
Liberty Hill cemetery
Thank you so much for taking all the photos you did of my familys headstones. I sure appreciate seeing them!
Added by famhistrylvr on Mar 28, 2011 7:57 PM
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