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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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RE: Wayne Whitlow
Thank you so much, he served with my uncle
Added by ProgBase on Feb 18, 2015 3:23 PM
Bea. and Van (Charlotte Cty His & Gen. Society of
Sorry it took me so long. I was checking my resources and with people. So far I haven't found anything. If I hear anything I will let you know. Hope you are doing well and keep up the great work!

Added by Bea. and Van (Charlotte C... on Feb 16, 2015 8:30 AM
Johnny Marrs
RE: Kadan Chase Vandye Memorial 67424105
Thank you very much , I know the lady who added Roosevelt and have sent her a message.

In years past , Hinkle Cemetery was also known as Vandyke and Hinkle Cemetery and this has caused a mess on adding Vandyke names.

Please remember the four remaining people buried there , are correct and have been verified by family members.

Johnny Marrs
Added by Johnny Marrs on Feb 08, 2015 9:24 PM
Johnny Marrs
Kadan Chase Vandye Memorial 67424105
Kadan Chase Vandyke , is buried in Hinkle Cemetery Patterson , Buchanan County, Virginia. I photographed his Grave and added him in the Hinkle Cemetery.

I am a relative of Kadan's and photographed his grave.

The Cemetery you have listed as Vandyke Family Cemetery at Big Branch Virginia , Buchanan County Virginia. This Cemetery is located in Lower Big Branch and the Hinkle Cemetery is located in Upper Big Branch , of Buchanan County Virginia.

Roosevelt Vandyke is also not buried in this Cemetery. He is buried in Hinkle in Upper Big Branch , as I photographed it and added him to findagrave.

The other four memorials are correct , and have been verified.
Added by Johnny Marrs on Feb 08, 2015 8:56 PM
Eugene D King
Just to let you know that I have uploaded photos of Eugene's marker in Glen Rest Memorial Estate cemetery.

Added by Dottie on Feb 05, 2015 3:42 PM
Trink J.
New Year
Hi, Connie! I emailed you. Take care, Trink
Added by Trink J. on Jan 31, 2015 3:53 PM
larry eanes
RE: Harold Ray Whitt
Yours is in the correct cemetery, my photo proves it, but I was there so I know its there, lol. I will contact the other contributor.
Added by larry eanes on Jan 14, 2015 9:40 PM
larry eanes
RE: Harold Ray Whitt
My pictures has now been added to yours, sorry, it was just an oversight, has Dee been contacted about hers being a duplicate
Added by larry eanes on Jan 14, 2015 3:57 PM
larry eanes
RE: Harold Ray Whitt
I will look it up and take a look, just got home, as of now, don't have a clue, as for a reason, no reason, I must have only seen one. If I see duplicates, I will always put the photo on the earliest entered one.
Added by larry eanes on Jan 14, 2015 3:47 PM
Lynne Howell
Harold Ray Whitt - #60508242
This file is a duplicate of memorial #61734377. The dates on file #60508242 belong to a Harold Whitt in far southwest Virginia.
Added by Lynne Howell on Jan 14, 2015 11:13 AM
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