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Patricia Poland (#47168237)
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Bio Photo I like cemeteries because they are like outdoor museums whether for my own family history or a community's history. The grave-markers are sometimes the only image one has of an ancestor. Truly, the only way to 'preserve' a cemetery is to list the inscriptions (aka 'read a cemetery')and take photos of the grave markers.

NOTICE TO THOSE LEAVING MESSAGES: Please do not send or leave me a message if I can't do the same with you.

NOTE to photographers: Please don't add photos [of grave markers] to memorials that already have photos unless yours is outstanding - seriously - there is no need to have multiple photos if the ones already on the memorial are done well. There are so many memorials that do need photos -- try to find those and contribute in that way - it will be appreciated so much more by all. Also, keep those other spaces open for family members to hopefully add photos of the deceased.

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Suzzette G Yandle
Madge William Shuman
Hello, please consider adding your photo to the memorial I have made for Madge, see Find A Grave #172094336. She was such a lovely girl. It would also be nice if you would allow me to place in her bio the information you have about her burial and the Shuman homestead.

Thank you, Suzzette
Added by Suzzette G Yandle on Jul 09, 2017 5:56 PM
Linda Dohanos Smith
From a Jerome ancestor
My husband is descended from the Jerome family as well. We have been to the Richardson Creek cemetery and Mint Hill to photograph graves. I am enjoying your contributions to the Jerome Family Tree and Find A Grave for the Jerome family of the Monroe area, Union Co. ,NC.

Linda K. Smith
from the Archibald Jerome family.
Added by Linda Dohanos Smith on Aug 12, 2015 2:22 PM
t. stephens
Latta Hall Painter
Thank you for adding the photo to his memorial. I am always thrilled to see personal photos added to my memorials.
Added by t. stephens on Feb 16, 2015 5:01 PM
Claudia Moore
RE: 105904264 (Paul Clyburn)
Thanks as always! I did not know about the edits. By the way, Paul Clyburn's first wife was Annie Caroline Blakeney,sometimes referred to as "Annie" or "Caroline". Found this on as well as from one of his son's wife who still lives in Wingate,NC.
Added by Claudia Moore on Oct 23, 2014 10:47 PM
t. stephens
RE: Mary Cash #35209535
That's awesome! Thank you.
Added by t. stephens on Aug 14, 2014 5:09 PM
t. stephens
Mary Cash
Thank you so much for getting the photo. It confirms my research that she was the wife of Doc Cash. I really appreciate it!!
Added by t. stephens on Aug 13, 2014 6:45 PM
t. stephens
Justine Painter
Thanks for adding the AWESOME photo to this memorial. Very classy looking ladies!

Added by t. stephens on Aug 10, 2014 4:41 PM
Gina Cates Shumaker
Thank you
Thanks for the tombstone pictures of C. Winfred Baucom and Janie Sanders Baucom. I appreciate it!
Added by Gina Cates Shumaker on Sep 06, 2013 12:03 PM
Clifford Cantrell
RE: Malinda Evelyn Austin Fowler James
I believe the man in the center with the bowed head is Rueben James. That hat is consistent with the hat he is wearing in other pictures on your library site.

I can positively identify the woman to his right as Gilie James Colvard (his granddaughter and my grandmother). The three small girls to her right are Mildred Colvard (Gregory), Carrie Elizabeth "Libby" Colvard (Cantrell, my mother), Jean Colvard (Morris). The man with dark hair and no had in the middle of the children is QE Colvard

Photos for comparison are available here:

Thanks for your posting. I am going to send an annotated photo with these id's to the geneology site at the library.

Clifford Cantrell
Added by Clifford Cantrell on Aug 06, 2013 7:36 AM
Clifford Cantrell
Malinda Evelyn Austin Fowler James
Thank you for your contributions to find a grave.

I got a pleasant surprise the other day when I looked at my gggrandmothers listing and found a picture of her funeral. Although I could not identify my gggrandfather (due to his hat), I could identify my grandfather (QE Colvard) my grandmother (Gilie Colvard) and their three children (including my mother Elizabeth Colvard Cantrell). Thank you for the photograph.

Do you have any other photos of the funeral?

Clifford Cantrell
Added by Clifford Cantrell on Aug 05, 2013 12:56 PM
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