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THE URGENCY: Acid rain and mold are devastating inscriptions on cemetery memorials! If we don't photographically record memorials before they become illegible, the final resting places of these loved ones will be lost forever!


TRANSFER OF MEMORIALS: If you wish to "adopt" any of our memorials, please click on the "EDIT" tab and leave a message. We will make it happen! Nobody can treasure a memorial like a loved one or friend!
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OUR SERVICE: J.R. is an Army Vietnam Veteran (1965-1968), with 400 days in-country with 1st Logistical Command, 627th Supply Company (Leaning Outhouse) serving in An Khe, Qui Nhon, Pleiku, Cam Rahn, Saigon, Long Bien and DaNang, VietNam. We both retired from the VA Hospital at Oteen, Asheville, NC. PattyB served 38 of her 43 years, 5 months and 3 days with DoD/VA, and J.R. served 24 of his 38 years with DoD/VA.
- Jan Rupp (JR) Blanton was one of the 1st set of triplets ever born in Portsmouth Hospital, Scioto, OH. "Paul Brown" and his surviving sister, Paulette Brown (Paula died at 6 months) were adopted by Doctor Chester M. and Frances (Mi) Blanton of Harlan County, KY. Dr. Blanton later became team physician for the Kentucky Wildcats! Jan Rupp Blanton was re-named after Coach Adolph Rupp. He was raised in Paducah, KY and later lived in Virginia and North Carolina.
- PattyB has roots in Washington, DC; Northern Virginia, Western NC, Venango & Franklin Co., PA; Kilbehenny, County Limerick, Ireland; Scotland, and possibly Antrim, Northern Ireland.
- The Blantons have been married 29 years, and have 7 children, 16 grandchildren, & 1 great grandchild on the way!
- We are in our 20th year in Pigeon Valley Bassmasters, Canton, NC. We fish bass tournaments in NC, SC, GA, & TN. PattyB is Club Secretary; J.R. is Conservation Chairman. We've picked up over 11,200 lbs. of litter/recycles at every lake fished since 2004!
-We bowl twice-a-week, participate in bowling tournaments, and enjoy hitting golf balls when we find the time!
- 2014 was our 4th year of Senior Games in Brevard, NC, where we won 19 medals. At the 2013 NC State Finals, PattyB won the "Triple Crown;" that is, gold, silver & bronze for spincasting, basketball shooting and football throw. JR won bronze in bowling doubles!
- We take two dogs, two cats, two birds and two of every kind in the fish tank with us on our trips in "Arkie," the camper!
WHY WE DO THIS! We are looking for the graves of veterans. We have a special place in our hearts for active duty military & veterans! They fought (and some died) for us. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation." (President George Washington, 1789).
TO FIND A GRAVE CONTRIBUTORS: Thank you, profusely, for helping others find the final resting places of their loved ones. It is time well spent!

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