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Esther Johnson (#47366941)
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I live in Mt. Airy, N.C. and have been doing Family Research for years.
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Donna Spears
RE: Burial Unknown
I am just being sure that you are aware of the Find A Grave Guidelines.

Find A Grave is primarily a grave registration site and you are supposed to find a grave before creating a memorial on this site.

There is a way to create a memorial if you KNOW that someone is cremated, buried at sea, etc. Here is the rule:

What if someone was cremated or does not have a traditional 'grave'?
Find A Grave believes everyone deserves to be remembered equally and have built the site to support common alternative dispositions to traditional burial. This includes cremation, lost or buried at sea, and donated to medical science. Use the Family and Friends form to add a memorial using one of these alternatives to traditional burial. If there is a known cenotaph or memorial marker for one of these alternative dispositions located in a cemetery, add the memorial to the cemetery and add a note to the memorial indicating that it is a cenotaph and what, if known, happened to the individual's remains. If there is an existing cenotaph within a cemetery for someone who had a alternative disposition, do NOT add another memorial under the alternative disposition (such as Burial: Unknown, Body Lost, Cremation, Donation, Burial at Sea, Non-Cemetery).
Roadside accident memorials are not an accepted burial disposition.

It is very frustrating when searching for graves of family on Find A Grave to finally find a name only to discover that they really haven't found their grave. It is also frustrating to create a memorial for a family member in the cemetery where you buried them and then discover that a total stranger has created a forbidden "burial unknown" memorial using the obituary that they themselves wrote.

There is a reason for rules and when you arbitrarily violate them, then feelings are hurt. Go read the FAQs on the home page; there are many other rules you should know.

Also, you should always search for a name with dates before creating a new memorial for that person.

Thank you,
Joe Spears
Added by Donna Spears on Oct 18, 2017 5:10 PM
Donna Spears
RE: Burial Unknown
I am talking about any "burial unknown" that you have created that is over 30 days old. Here is a list of just the "A's" that you have created:

You should do the research to find where these people are buried before creating a Find A Grave memorial. Again, these are just the people whose last name starts with "A". There are many more.
Thanks, Joe
Added by Donna Spears on Oct 18, 2017 9:27 AM
Donna Spears
Burial Unknown
Maybe you are not aware of the Find A Grave guideline regarding "burial unknown" memorials:
Location of "burial unknown" is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days. otherwise remove the memorial.

Find A Grave is primarily a graves registration site. You must FIND a grave before creating a memorial.

Joe Spears
Added by Donna Spears on Oct 06, 2017 11:38 AM
Peterborough "K"
Hobert Franklin "Frank" Simmons

He is buried here-

DATE OF BIRTH: 04/24/1930
DATE OF DEATH: 07/16/2013
(336) 786-2165

Thank you, K.
Added by Peterborough "K" on Sep 06, 2017 3:35 PM
Dr. Bill Hodge
Booker Family Cemetery
Please check out your listing of Troy Tolbert for
Booker Family Cemetery in Holly Springs. This cemetery is on private property and the last burial was in 1940.
Dr. Bill Hodge
Added by Dr. Bill Hodge on Sep 04, 2017 6:52 PM
Dr. Mallory Vinson Burrus
From what I have been able to determine, Dr. Burrus was married to my grandmother Ruth Dobson on December 2, 1913 in Iredell (county?) North Carolina. He subsequently died in the flu epidemic of 1918. They did not have any children. Do you have any further information on him that you could share with me? Ruth eventually married N. A. Longley in Batesville, Arkansas and had a daughter named Martha Letitia. She was my mother. Thank you, Diane Wilson
Added by Diane on Sep 04, 2017 10:22 AM
Neva Walkoviak
curtis allen bartlett
please combine with 177165907
Added by Neva Walkoviak on Aug 24, 2017 10:35 AM
Denise Drake Horton
RE: Garland Nester
If you're talking about the obit that says he was born in Patrick, I'm afraid that is wrong. I'm looking at the Surry County Birth's Index that says he was born in Mount Airy. His death certificate shows he was born in Surry Co, NC.
Added by Denise Drake Horton on Aug 18, 2017 6:19 AM
Denise Drake Horton
RE: Garland Nester
ok, what about him?
Added by Denise Drake Horton on Aug 17, 2017 12:27 PM
Denise Drake Horton
RE: Garland Nester
need a memorial number. Thanks, Denise<><
Added by Denise Drake Horton on Aug 17, 2017 7:46 AM
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