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David Stacy (#46863092)
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Bio Photo I am a retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant, born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and now living in Mint Hill, in the Charlotte, NC area. My primary interest is recording the graves and headstones of my family members, mostly in Michigan and Ohio, and those of my wife, mostly in West Virginia.

Even though I am not from North Carolina, I am also trying to add records of the grave sites in the cemeteries closest to me for the benefit of those who can't visit the grave sites. During visits to my wife's home state of West Virginia I am doing the same. I am interested in digital photography and so am trying to also add photos to the records. If you are a relative I will gladly transfer maintenance of any memorial to your care.

I found the following poem and I thought it was very nice.

The Recording of a Cemetery

by Thelma Green Reagan



Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Marilyn Nichols Trumbull
Emery Charles Stacy
Hi David,
My husband is a 1st cousin 1x removed from Emery's wife, Olive. Would you happen to have a picture of Emery, Charles or James M. Blackburn and his wife, Alzina Adeelaide, Junkins Blackburn?
Please advise.
Thanks
Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Nichols Trumbull on Jul 30, 2016 11:15 AM
Billy Huffman
memorials 29250944 and 29250941
David this are my grandparent was wonder if you would transfer there memorials to me. Thanks very much
Added by Billy Huffman on Oct 12, 2015 7:18 AM
Kathryn Wyant Huffman McCoy
Lola Emma "Emma" Wyant Hutchings
Hi David! Thanks for the update on my great-great aunt. Her brother, Daniel Carr Wyant, was my great-great grandfather. Your work is much appreciated!
Added by Kathryn Wyant Huffman McC... on May 29, 2015 6:10 AM
Jrangerhankel
Beulah W Tompkins
Thank you caring for my great grand parents. Could you adjust Mawmaw death date to December 9, 1989 not 1983. and link her to her parents. she is the daughter of Mark Wilson (55683561) and Sarah Kiker (56669292)(both buried Arlington Baptist Church.
thank you
Added by Jrangerhankel on May 14, 2015 9:23 PM
Sandy Littlejohn
RE: Denzil Turley
I've found way too much wrong information on death records. I even had one person's memorial who was buried at Montgomery Memorial and a few years after I made the memorial and took the picture, he was reinterred at the Ward Cemetery. He even had the same headstone. When I found him at the Ward Cemetery, I didn't put 2 and 2 together until someone brought that to my attention.
Thank you for taking care of that.
Sandy
Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Apr 20, 2015 5:59 PM
Sandy Littlejohn
RE: Denzel Turley
Here's the memorial with his headstone picture
# 111172231
Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Apr 20, 2015 10:47 AM
Myra IV 💕
RE: Nicholas Mays Bio
I had always pondered over his death certificate, knowing he died on a gunshot wound... I did some digging & found 3 newspaper articles from different parts of the country covering this story... The history was all but lost I think. Glad I could tell his story... My great great grandfather...
Added by Myra IV 💕 on Feb 14, 2015 5:53 AM
Myra IV 💕
RE: Mays/Payton Cemetery
Thank you for clarifying that David. At least I know there were 2 associated with this family. I appreciate your help.
Myra
Added by Myra IV 💕 on Feb 01, 2015 10:16 PM
Myra IV 💕
Mays/Payton Cemetery
Thanks for the informative response, David...
I have relatives buried there. And I feel certain there is more than one "Bishop" - is there anyone you or I could contact regarding confirming this? Someone with the cemetery records?
Laura Belle Mays Bishop is in that cemetery, as is her infant son, Basil... Her husband, William Henry Bishop is there as well. The description leads me to believe they are one & the same.
I will forward you copies of death certificates - I would love your help solving this one!
Thanks again, Sir...
Myra
Added by Myra IV 💕 on Jan 31, 2015 5:32 PM
Myra IV 💕
Mays/Payton Cemetery
Hi David,
Thank you 1st of all for photographing several of my ancestors.
The name of this cemetery is Bishop Cemetery. Those buried here all say Bishop Cemetery on their death certificates. Perhaps there is no sign, but that's what it is.
So someone else created a Bishop Cemetery, not realizing that this one was named in error on findagrave. The two should be combined under the correct name. Those searching on death certificates will be looking for Bishop Cemetery.
Thoughts on how to meld them?
Added by Myra IV 💕 on Jan 29, 2015 10:40 PM
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