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!
Would you please consider transferring ownership of Carolyn Sherrill Childress to me, Find A Grave Memorial# 53103295? She was my Aunt. I created a page for her husband, my Uncle Wayne Childress Find A Grave Memorial# 143817056 buried next to her. Thank you for your kind assistance.
RE: Transfer of James Earl, Mamie, and James Harold Haithcock Dear Mrs. Ballard, I want to sincerely thank you for the transfer of James Earl Haithcock, Mamie Haithcock, and James Harold Haithcock's memorials. This was very helpful in reuniting my family tree and allowing me the opportunity to personalize their memorials. Thanks again for your support.
Sorry About That! Hi Brenda, I hope you are well, and having a wonderful holiday season. I am so sorry that I took up your time with that crazy edit I sent you. I have no idea where my brain was that day!! Susan Grigg Randall was not even living when Ethel Randall was born. What was I thinking!! Thanks for catching that. I must be more diligent in the future. Rita
Noah Kale/Minnie Carpenter Brenda, just got through extending some family members when I came across your name. Seems like we are 4th cousins. My roots lie with the Glenn lineage. Teddy Burt email@example.com