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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly at age 26 from a diabetic coma.
I am taking a leave of absence from Find a grave for awhile. I'll keep up with my edits, but corrections will just have to wait..
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated.

The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. My current focus is Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 28,000 graves but only about 9,000 listed. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.


My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys were in Jamestown, VA long before the Hugonaut movement.
On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.
You are invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy
and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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Dorothy Dean Drum Lyerly
Thank you for your message. She has been cremated and the family will hold a service later on. Her ashes are to be buried atop her mother's grave. (Mamie Adeline Abernathy Drum), at Liberty Methodist Church.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2014 10:04 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
White family of Cabarrus County NC
Thank you so very much for the transfers of my White family members through my great-grandmother.
You are always such a pleasure to work with and we appreciate all you do for Find A Grave. We have found several Contributors who are difficult to work with and very possessive of Memorials they set up for people who are not even related to them. This is never the case with you and we applaud your attitude and appreciate your efforts!
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Nov 20, 2014 10:58 AM
Emily E. Farley Smith
RE: Pete Mclaughlin
Thank you for your reminder. As soon as Mr. McLaughlin is listed on the VA website and I can verify his info, I will update his memorial.

Many thanks,
Added by Emily E. Farley Smith on Nov 20, 2014 9:32 AM
Carole Conrad
Deepest sympathy
To you and your family.
Added by Carole Conrad on Nov 19, 2014 10:32 PM
Mamie Adeline Abernathy Drum
Could you please add another deceased child to her memorial?

Her full name is Dorothy Dean Drum Lyerly

Born: April 24, 1932 Died November 15, 2014.

Thank you so much.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2014 8:51 AM
Emily E. Farley Smith
RE: Pete Mclaughlin
Thank you for this information about the Annex. It's always good to know this type of stuff. We have a national cemetery near me that's similar - they only take new cremations (and very few at that) unless you have an old family plot.

Also, please let me offer my condolences on the loss of your son. You wrote a beautiful bio about him and it sounds like he was a wonderful young man. That really comes across. I left a token for him. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Best regards,

Added by Emily E. Farley Smith on Nov 17, 2014 12:35 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
White family of Cabarrus County NC
Robert, we are so sorry to learn about the loss of your son. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. It never seems right for a parent to lose a child. Please don't worry about the White family. We will send transfer requests via edits to you and we completely understand that you are not focused on FG. Take care of you and your family and may God bless you and be with you all during this time. You are in our prayers.
Mike & Jane Deal
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Nov 15, 2014 2:15 PM
Dee Green
My deepest condolences for the loss of your son. May God bless your family and give you joy in his memories.
Added by Dee Green on Nov 13, 2014 1:08 AM
Dana Garrow
Thinking of you and praying for your family…
Added by Dana Garrow on Nov 05, 2014 10:13 AM
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Ashelawn Cemetery
Got a few ancestors on my late mother's side that drifted into the Charlotte area. Have posted photo requests for Forest Lawn and other cemeteries, but without section, row and plot info, folks don't want to look for anyone there. You have my deepest sympathy for the losses that you and your wife have suffered and the tragedies left in their wake. Your conviction must be legendary and being a fellow Christian, I salute your strength and your unwavering faith in our Lord and Saviour! You are a true Find A Grave soldier too, if you are taking on a cemetery as massive as Concord Memorial Park. My late mother also suffered with Alzheimer's Disease. God was merciful by taking her suddenly with a leaking heart valve, instead of waning for years with the Alzheimer's. I am truly shaken by your losses and I wish you all the best throughout the rest of your life here on Earth. I am very familiar with Trinity Methodist, since I grew up in Calvary Baptist, just down the street. My it is a small world that we live in. With folks like you recording every cemetery in the state, the rest of us will be reduced to chasing funeral homes or obituaries very soon. Heck, with over 400 cemeteries in our county, I'm already having to claw and scratch in order to create a few memorials. Those remote graves are very satisfying to me. They are long forgotten and neglected, so I feel it is more important to get them surveyed. Keep up the good work that you do for Find A Grave and for all those that are no longer living close to their extended families. Blessings to you!
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Nov 03, 2014 8:15 AM
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