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Joy Shepard (#47381203)
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Rhonda J. Freeman
Clarence Aaron Freeman
His siblings were:
Esther Maie
Arthur Edward
Marion Monroe

Cody Lee (died at age 4)
James Calvin (died at age 1)

His mother's name is MEEKIE Ann Laura Temperance Steele(Freeman). Her mother was Sarah Clementine Towell and her father was James Alex Steele.

Faith is the only one left living.

Hugs Cousin...
Added by Rhonda J. Freeman on Mar 11, 2015 6:24 PM
Barbara Spears Pipek
RE: Mary Morrow Fraver
I will link her mother.
Added by Barbara Spears Pipek on Dec 21, 2012 8:44 AM
Don M
Kirk Family, Kirk Cemetery, Ina, IL

I am posting some new pictures and profiles of the Kirk family here and I think some of them may be related to you.
Added by Don M on Oct 01, 2012 12:40 PM
Bradley Hutson
RE: Hester's

You're welcome! I'm glad I could help you out.

Added by Bradley Hutson on Sep 25, 2012 7:21 PM
t. stephens
William Jacob Ivester

Here is the death information for Mattie and William's son, from

William Jacob Ivester
event date:
18 Feb 1977
event place:
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
birth year:
burial date:
21 Feb 1977
burial place:
Charlotte, N.C.
Sharon Memorial Park
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, N.C.
street address:
Route 5, Box 961G6
death age:
marital status:
Truck Driver
birth date:
05 Aug 1928
William A. Ivester
Mattie Fink
Kathleen Case
Added by t. stephens on Sep 08, 2012 6:04 PM
t. stephens
I am pretty sure this is all right. I just looked on ancestry...
William Jacob has a birth record that shows William Alston and Mattie Fink Ivester has his parents. has the other information, and of course, Jerald's obit is also helpful as it lists other children of William and Ruths.
William Alston also had a brother named Reece. He lived with William, Mattie and baby Billy on the 1930 census.

I hope this is helpful. I am sorry there is no marker. It is always very dissappointing to me, and very sad.
Added by t. stephens on Sep 08, 2012 5:55 PM
t. stephens
Jerald Alston Ivester
Jerald Alston Ivester: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - Monday, August 15, 2011

Deceased Name: Jerald Alston Ivester

Charlotte NC United States
Jerald Alston Ivester Mr. Ivester, 71, of Charlotte, NC passed away August 13, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born November 19, 1939 in Mecklenburg County to the late William and Ruth Corley Ivester. Jerald graduated from the North Mecklenburg High School and the Central Community College. He was a member of the Statesville Baptist Church and the former owner of the Tin Bender Fabrication Company. Jerald was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Barbara Williams Ivester, son, Glenn Benton (Rhonda) of Midland, NC; daughters, Kristi (Tom) Stefanits of Spring Lake, MI and Keri (Jeremy) Johns of Simpsonville, SC; four sisters, Sue Bettis, Lynda (Ed) Walters, Peggy Utley, and Alta (Ronald) Fite; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Ivester. The family would like to send a special thank you to all of the Drs. and nurses who cared for him during his illness. Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. till time of service at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 7841 Idlewild Rd., Charlotte, NC, with Reverend Mike Young officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 7841 Idlewild Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212, or the National Kidney Foundation, 5970 Fairview Rd., 3 Fairview Plaza, Suite 412, Charlotte, NC 28210. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Added by t. stephens on Sep 08, 2012 5:43 PM
t. stephens
RE: William Ivester
Mattie's death certificate has W.A. Ivester as the informant. I found this on I am not positive this is the right William Ivester, but that website is free if you would like to check into more.

In what little I found, William Alston Ivester was married to Mattie Fink and they had a son, William Jacob Ivester (1928-1977).
William Alston then married Ruth Corley and had other children:
Jerald Alston Ivester (I can send you his obit)
Eleanor Sue Ivester Bettis
Linda Ruth Ivester Walters
Peggy Ivester Utley
Alta Ivester Fite.

The following is from the Death Collection from

name: William Alston Ivester
event: Death
event date: 10 Nov 1984
event place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC
birth year: 1901
burial date: 13 Nov 1984
burial place: Belton, S.C.
cemetery: Bethany Baptist
residence: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, N.C.
street address:
5100 Statesville Rd.
gender: Male
death age: 83
marital status: Married
race: White
occupation: Retired
birth date: 10 Aug 1901
birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina
father: Jacob Pinkney Ivester
mother: Eleanor Hanks
spouse: Ruth Corley
Added by t. stephens on Sep 08, 2012 5:41 PM
t. stephens
Photo request at Oaklawn
Hi Joy,
I have been looking into your photo request for Luester at Oaklawn but so far have had no luck finding them, or even the name Luester on ancestry or Find A Grave. I found no one with that name on either website nor on genealogybank. I did find the death certificate for Mattie Lee Fink with the last name as Wester on Ancestry, with the same parents and dates as what you have on your memorial. However, I think it actaully says Ivester. Ivester is a much more common name. I am waiting to hear back from the cemetery office about both names, so hopefully I can find where they are and get the photo. I just wanted to let you know that I was working on it.
Added by t. stephens on Aug 31, 2012 2:54 PM
Steven Donahoo
John G. Donahoo's Parents
I'm Steven Donahoo... descendants of John G. Donahoo and you posted this info... are you relation? Do you know anything else about either side of family History? I'm trying to track down who John's Parents were and anything else that may link me to more family members. Thank you!

I hope to hear from you soon... my info is below. Thank you again!

Steven Donahoo
Added by Steven Donahoo on Jul 11, 2012 11:30 AM
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