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Brenda Kale Ballard (#47147620)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo My name is Brenda Kale Ballard and I started researching my ancestry after my father passed away in 2008. I am very interested in genealogy and am currently in the process of constructing a family tree.

Please feel free to use any pictures of tombstones that I added to Find A Grave which were taken by me. I feel that if the information provided can help someone find their "roots" it is well worth the effort of uploading the pictures.

If you find errors or duplicates of my memorials, please click on the "Edit" tab on the memorial. Then click on the "Suggest a correction" link on the Edit page. Follow the instructions to submit your correction. If you choose to leave a request for correction or transfer directly on my contributor page, be sure to include the memorial ID # of the memorial to be updated and your contributor ID # if you are requesting a transfer. I will gladly transfer a memorial to immediate family members only. At the time of the request, please identify your relationship with the person you want transferred to you. Many of the memorials I create are people who are either in my husband's tree or mine. Therefore, if you request one of those memorials, I will not be able to accommodate you.

My husband and I love to photograph cemeteries in both Cabarrus and Stanly Counties. Thus far, in Cabarrus County, we have photographed all of Cold Springs United Methodist Church, Saint Martin Lutheran Church, Saint Paul United Methodist , Furr Family Cemetery, Paul Furr Family Graveyard, John Reed Cemetery, and Tucker Cemetery. In Stanly County, we photographed all of Loves Chapel & Loves Grove Methodist Churches, Oakboro Cemetery, Mission Baptist Church, Flat Rock Lutheran Church, and Locust Presbyterian. We love to document the final resting places of those who came before us and hope that this will help others in their ancestry search.

I am a retired teacher who taught school for 30 years in three counties in North Carolina. I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a Masters of Education (MED) degree. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2001 as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

I am learning that genealogy can be quite addictive!

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Clee Carter Barbee Memorial # 99785350
Ms. Ballard, would you please link the above referenced memorial to E Thomas Carter Memorial #
128433792? Clee was his daughter. His grandson, Paul Carter, is my SO.

Thanks so much!

Added by kjginga on Apr 23, 2014 7:02 PM
Reeps Grove Cemetery
I just found the memorial you created for Larry Goodman memorial # 26191865. Would you please transfer to me so that I can add info. He is in my line, and I would like to add links, etc. That is, if you are not related.
Many thanks to you for all that you do to help others find their long, lost relatives.

My Contributor # is 46995944

Added by Tworavens on Mar 14, 2014 2:31 PM
Francis Carter Tucker
#104173695. Due to the addition of the photo's will you please update my grandmothers burial location to Fairview Memorial Park. Thank you, Teresa
Added by Teresa on Mar 11, 2014 8:05 PM
Jennie Corinna Smith Layton
Brenda - Appreciate your calling my attention to my duplication. The duplicate has been deleted. Thanks - Joyce
Added by J L on Feb 11, 2014 11:52 AM
Hallie Fesperman 53103219
apologies. I had the subject line incorrect on my previous message.
The links to her parents, I believe, are correct.
Added by Ron on Nov 13, 2013 5:19 PM
Ms. Ballard,
Please add these links to Mrs. Fesperman's parents:
Arthur Lee 53970476
Addie Hess Barger. 53970585
Added by Ron on Nov 13, 2013 5:16 PM
Hallie Fesperman - 53103219
Ms. Ballard,
I've added a monument photo for Mrs. Fesperman's memorial. Would you please re-sort the photos so that her photo is topmost.
Added by Ron on Nov 13, 2013 5:03 PM
Jane Whitley
Bessie Virginia "Jenny" Thompson Lee
Thank you, Brenda, for updating the memorial so quickly.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Added by Jane Whitley on Oct 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Marshall Styles
Kale Family of Catawba County NC
Good day, Brenda
Are you related to the descendants of Lock Kale and wife Sarah Jane Stiles?
I am writing a family history of the Stiles families of Catawba County and the surrounding area.
If you are related, and would like to submit information or family photographs to the project, I would be most interested in discussing further with you.
Please contact me,
Marshall Styles
Added by Marshall Styles on Oct 20, 2013 9:27 AM
Sandra Schwall Caulder
Memorial# 62829966
Hi Brenda:
I noticed that the Father that you have attached to Memorial# 62829966 (Willis Jackson Euby) is the wrong one (Memorial# 46557495. Ransom E. Eudy b. 1856 d. 1935). It should be Memorial# 21584518 (R. Eli Eudy b. 1880 d. 1933). They have the same names but the birth dates are wrong (and the wives too... LOL). I was really confused for a bit until I realize that the birthday was way off. Just wanted to let you know.
S. Caulder
Added by Sandra Schwall Caulder on Oct 20, 2013 1:28 AM
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