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Joy Steele (#47692968)
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Bio Photo We live in the small town of Cleveland, NC, of western Rowan County, with easy access to Salisbury of Rowan Co., Statesville and other towns of Iredell County, Mocksville area in Davie Co. and most within 20 miles of us. Several cemeteries are within 5 miles of home including a few in our town.
Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, maintains a pre-Revolutionary War cemetery as part of its grounds; I've been privileged to help update the very detailed records, totaling over 650 gravestones that are visible. The church is willing to look up information on people with grave sites whether they have a marker or not.
This area is full of historical cemeteries, some of which are still in use. Some are out-of-the-way and others are not. This means being smart with my trips to take photographs in them. Unfortunately, some requests are guesses which can lead to area volunteers wasting fuel and time trying to fill a request. I do my homework and double check the validity in the county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room just to keep that from happening.
Family names being researched for my husband's paternal side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke; and on his maternal side are Walker, King, Quarterman, Way, Winn, Reade. My paternal family side is Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Chiles, Smith, and Johnson and maternal side is Ellis, Reynolds, Potts.

After several years of creating family trees for both sides in order to digitize the information from the paper and books left to us, I seem to continually have more data to add.

I will gladly transfer memorials if they are not our family. Please ask for them through the Edit tab on the memorial. And feel welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.
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Kenneth Chalmers Shoaf
Thanks for the individual photo!
Added by Judith on Oct 16, 2014 6:08 AM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Martin Luther Gunn
Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Martin Luther Gunn, my great-great grandfather.
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Oct 09, 2014 8:52 PM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Martin Luther Gunn
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Oct 09, 2014 8:47 PM
Thyatra Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Barber grave photos from Thyatra Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Oct 06, 2014 7:05 AM
Selena Hoover Ketchie
Thank You for the picture. Will you add the same picture to her sister, Polly. #136698475?

Thank You!
Added by SD on Oct 02, 2014 5:35 AM
Richard Culler
Herbert Hampton Culler
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo!!
Added by Richard Culler on Sep 26, 2014 8:45 PM
Photo Request
Thanks your for your help and contribution!
Added by sdfaw on Sep 23, 2014 12:31 PM
Cheryl Justice
RE: Society Baptist Church Cemetery
Hi Joy,

Thank you so much for the photo of Edward Eugene Dellinger. We appreciate your help and time to go and get the photo of the headstone. God Bless!

Added by Cheryl Justice on Sep 19, 2014 12:47 PM
RE: Mary Clodfelter Swisher
Hi Joy,
I agree, we're a great team! Glen England and his wife Pati are friends of mine on Facebook - are you on there, too?
Added by Grace on Sep 19, 2014 9:13 AM
Henry Webber
Edgar & Ruby Little
Thank you so very much for the great photo's of Edgar and Ruby tombstone. I appreciate you taking your time to do this. Thanks so much, Henry
Added by Henry Webber on Sep 18, 2014 7:12 AM
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