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Mandy G. (#47005846)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 16 days
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PLEASE NOTE - I will NOT process edits or transfer requests that are left in my messages. PLEASE SEND AN SAC via the EDIT TAB for these requests!

I'm Mandy, and I'm a happily married mother of one living in central VA. I've always loved cemeteries, and thanks to this site I've found a great reason to spend my free time there!! Any nice weekend or evening you might run into me and my lovely assistants (son and dogs) at a cemetery in the area.

Currently I am working on documenting, in its entirety, Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA. It is the second largest cemetery in Virginia, behind Arlington. This may take a while! I have to give credit to the many members who have listed memorials from Blandford already: Paula, Barbara, George, and many others, but most of all Susan - you are the best!

To my knowledge, I am of no relation to the memorials I've created, except for those listed here. If you find any errors or omissions in any of them, please feel free to contact me and I will correct them expediently.

I prefer that you use the Suggest a Correction function under the "Edit" tab to request additions/changes or transfers - it makes it much easier for me to find the specific memorial that way. If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send! If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
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Joel Church
Elam Barter
Hi Mandy G. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but thank you for uploading the photo of the grave marker.
Added by Joel Church on Jul 24, 2017 3:02 PM
Robert Palmore #104332475
Thank you for your contributions to Find a Grave. May I have your permission to include copies of your photographs of my relatives' gravestones in my family tree at Ancestry? I will credit you as the photographer. Thanks, Susan
Added by SL on Jun 29, 2017 5:14 PM
Lois Koenig
RE: Ruffin Family
Thank you. I will look at the possibility of doing more. Thank you for your work. Lois
Added by Lois Koenig on May 24, 2017 11:15 AM
Lois Koenig
Ruffin Family
Mandy: My sisters and I just visited Petersburg and Blandford Cemetery this past week. We are researching our Ruffin family and knew some of them were buried at Blandford. What a massive job you are taking on to go through that cemetery. I did take pictures and can contribute them to your project and/or to the Find A Grave project. I pulled your name up on the site under the gravsstone of William A. Ruffin. (Are you a Ruffin family member?)

I was also wondering about the upkeep or lack of upkeep at the cemetery. Do you know any background about that?

I am interested in any information you can supply. My direct e-mail is Thank you, Lois Koenig
Added by Lois Koenig on May 24, 2017 8:38 AM
Grace Murden
Thank you for the photo, it was very helpful.
Added by Carol on May 23, 2017 5:35 PM
Garland Lucas
Boykins @ Blandford
Mandy, thank you so much for the pictures of the Boykins at Blandford in Petersburg. However, three of them uploaded sideways when I tried to put them in my tree. Do you have another of them, or perhaps can re-take, at your convenience?
Added by Garland Lucas on May 22, 2017 4:16 PM
John Wesley Spain, Jr., Memorial # 5122780

Thanks for letting me know about the John Wesley Spain, Jr., Memorial # 5122780. When I checked for his name in Blandford Cemetery on Findagrave and didn't find him I therefore added him.

I checked the Memorial # you gave me and found that he is listed in a Virtual Cemetery and that is why he didn't show up in the Blandford Cemetery Listings.
Added by Virginian on May 22, 2017 3:54 PM
Blandford Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Felts family grave photos from Blandford Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on May 22, 2017 12:49 PM
Rosemary Newman
Birchett and Boisseau Graves
Thank you for taking all of the Blandford graves.I really must get there some day.
Added by Rosemary Newman on May 22, 2017 7:47 AM
Laurie Wilson
Stanley Durwood McGilvary
Thanks for the great photo.
Added by Laurie Wilson on May 22, 2017 7:27 AM
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