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Al Linton (#47024263)
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Bio Photo I live in Roanoke, Virginia and more recently I retired from the History Museum of Western Virginia. I am a member of the Historical Society of Western Virginia and the Botetourt County Historical Society.My current interest is family history research from a military service perspective.
I am a member of both the Sons of Union Veterans and the Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War where I serve as Camp Genealogist for both camps. I am also a member of the National, State Society, and served as Secretary of Fincastle Resolutions Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and presently serve as the Chapter Registrar. I am primarily of English, Scot-Irish, and German descend. Therefore, the surnames that I have researched for over forty years include the following: Paternal - LINTON, ADKINS, HOGAN, BISHOP, LOLLIS, PICKERING, CALDWELL, HOLSTEIN, TAYLOR, CLAXTON, RICHARDSON, HIX, BOOTH & WEIR. Maternal - BLANKENSHIP, BAKER, GOFF, PREAS, PARKER, HALL, CLAYTON, YOPP, LITTON, LYKINS, WILBUR, IDDINGS, STEWART, REYNOLDS, & LYON. Allied Families - MAXEY, AKERS, BOOTH, KEATON, FISHER, CARTER, MISNER, BRILLHART, BECKNER, SHROPSHIRE, CONNER, MUNCY, STUART, COOPER, DOGGETT, PALMER, McDANIEL, GRAHAM, GRIGGS, KING, UNDERWOOD, PRATT, BOHON, JONES, & MELTON.
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Judy Stanley Burris, transitioned to her heavenly home on November 10, 2015, to join our Lord and to reunite with her partner and soul mate of 32 years, Kenneth Burris. She was born on August 26, 1944, to the late Walter and Roma Stanley of Roanoke County and was predeceased by brothers, Jack and Ray Stanley; sisters, Arlene (Oscar) Willis, Gaye (Arthur) Lancaster; and brother-in-law, Clarence Altis. Surviving is a brother, Elton Stanley (Evelyn); and sisters, Mauvieleen Altis and Dawn Stanley. Also surviving are in-laws, Jack (Reba) Burris, Nancy Williams, and Donna Burris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Keith; daughter-in-law, Nikki; and a grandchild, Jameson (little Miss Sunshine). She was so very proud of her family and loved them with all her heart. They gave her so much joy, inspiration, and were especially attentive to her needs. Judy graduated from Cave Spring High School, attended Roanoke College, and graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration. Her working career spanned 39 years with Norfolk and Western Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Corporation, retiring as System Manager Facilities. Upon retirement, Judy enjoyed spending precious time with family and friends as well as gardening, crosswords, and watching NASCAR. Special friends who were so loving and supportive over the years became part of her extended family and include Jane (Matt) Blackwell, Karen (Bill), Mandy, and Chris Burton, and Jim Mason of the Roanoke area. Also, from the Hampton Roads area, are Kay (Bobby) Wilkerson, Carmel (John) Adamo, Ann Ellis, Jessie Davis, members of the "Lucky Ladies" luncheon group, and Jamie (Jerry) Caddy. From the Richmond area are Dick Carper and Sandi Jones, and from Georgia, Barb (Jim) and Jimmy Ogle, and Judy (Tom) Worthington. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Alberico for the excellent care of Judy during the past seven years as well as Linda Sawyer, Debbie Simmons, and the staff of Virginia Oncology Associates. Thanks also to the nursing staff of 2 South (Oncology) at Virginia Beach General Hospital. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November, 13, 2015, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel at 1457 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. In Roanoke, visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Oakey's Funeral Home, South Chapel at 4257 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday at Oakey's Funeral Home, South Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Virginia, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 216, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at - See more at:
Added by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2015 1:59 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Anna Laura Blankenship
Thank you for the information on Anna Laura's parents. We must be related as Anna Laura married William Murray Bruffey, his great great grandparents, John Bruffey (b Ireland) and Eleanor McDonald (b Scotland) settled in West Virginia. If you want more information, let me know.
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Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Nov 08, 2015 7:19 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Ruby Cowan #106397116
Thank you for accepting the edits to update the memorial for my cousin Ruby Cowan #106397116
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Nov 03, 2015 12:59 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Florence Old #110148540
Thank you for accepting the edits to update the memorial for Florence Old #110148540

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Oct 21, 2015 6:40 AM
Tracy C.
RE: Stewart Cemetery
Thank you so much for your message. While I certainly don't do this for recognition, I love it when I locate something someone has been searching for. The cemetery is located on Seneca Hollow Rd. After you go under the railroad tracks, it is approximately a mile on the right. There is an old barn with a broken cattle gate. It is posted, but... If you are at the barn, just behind it, on a little knoll, is where the cemetery lays. You cannot see this from the road or the barn. I didn't see any stones till I was right there. I went in December, so any time before fall is probably not going to yield results. I can give you more precise directions, if you like, and even screen print the topo map and email it. Just let me know what I can do to help.
The graves are scattered and there are bushes in the midst, so there very well may be more there.


Added by Tracy C. on Sep 01, 2015 1:13 PM
RE: Linnie Gruff
Thank you - I thought so too based on the detail I found in my research. I will get the edits together and send them to you as soon as I get the chance. Thanks so much for your prompt response.
Added by boomergirl on Aug 15, 2015 6:50 AM
Chuck Garland
The person that put on Roy Clyde Chambers link them so I can not fix it sorry
Added by Chuck Garland on Jul 04, 2015 5:58 AM
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Clyde Chambers
Sorry misunderstood about adding. The edit came in as an addition.

Added by SWVA Genealogy Searcher on Jun 18, 2015 2:04 PM
Iddings family links

I have your request to connect children of Henry & Martha Iddings to their parents. Problem is, there are duplicate memorials in duplicate cemeteries. Those in Iddings Cemetery, Terry's Fork were created Sept. 10, 2012. There are three memorials in that cemetery listing. Those in Iddings Cemetery were created earlier, Mar. 19, 2012. I did not create either of these memorials.

I photographed and entered memorials for most of the latter in June, 2013. I began with the earliest Find A Grave cemetery and was not aware of the duplicate records listed for Iddings Cemetery, Terry's Fork at the time. There are now 158 memorials in Iddings Cemetery.

I would suggest that we link your Iddings family relatives to the earlier memorials in the larger cemetery data base.

Added by MOW on Jun 14, 2015 4:59 PM
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Enora Whitenac and Clyde Chambers
Hello Al,

You sent an edit to add Roy Clyde Chambers as spouse to Enora's memorial but she was born in 1870 and he was born in 1910. I did a lot of research and only found Delaware Merit as spouse and he is buried next to her. Found no connection to Roy at all. Could you tell me where the info connects Roy to Enora?

I am out of town for a few weeks but will check messages.

Added by SWVA Genealogy Searcher on Jun 13, 2015 12:07 PM
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