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 where I serve as Camp Genealogist for both camps and Secretary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Camp #20 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. 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.
105953896 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 www.hollomon-brown.com - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Judy-Stanley-Burris/Virginia-Beach
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. your Find A Grave friend Susan Bruffey Lehman
RE: Stewart Cemetery Al, 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.
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.