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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 7 years, 3 days
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Bio Photo We live in western Rowan County, with easy access to cemeteries within a 15-20 mile radius located in Rowan, Iredell, and Davie Counties.
I try to be smart with my trips out to these areas. Unfortunately, some requests are guesses causing wasted fuel and time for area volunteers. I've learned to double check requests by using the county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room to avoid this frustration. In the process I've accumulated several lists myself.

Family names being researched for my husband's paternal side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke; and his maternal side Walker, King, Quarterman, Way, Winn, Reade. My paternal side includes Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Chiles, Smith, and Johnson; the maternal side is Ellis, Reynolds, Potts.

Even 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.

Memorials will be happily transferred unless they are our family. Ask for them through the Edit tab on the memorial, and you are welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.
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Beckie (Carter) Williams
Steele/Whitley Photos
Thanks for the grave marker photos of Mary Ethel (Whitley)Steele and Mildred Whitley.

Are you related?

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jul 27, 2015 5:01 AM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
Webb & Bowles
Once again, thank you for the photos of grave markers for Matt & Mary Webb and Roberta Bowles.
You are appreciated!

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jul 23, 2015 2:34 AM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
Jericho Church of Christ Cemetery
Thanks again, Joy, for the photos of headstones for James Edward Scobey III, Sarah Alice Bowles Dolman, Pauline Bowles Carter and Hix Franklin Carter.

I truly appreciate your time in doing this for me!

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jul 22, 2015 1:37 PM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
Marshall Martin Bowles

Thank you for the wonderful photo of Marshall's grave marker. I have also created a memorial for his wife, Virginia Ann (Dagenhart) Bowles, #74015748. I would be very pleased if you could add their headstone photos to her memorial as well.

With sincere thanks,
Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jul 20, 2015 5:32 AM
PJM Cemetery Committee
John Sees Photo
Dear Joy,
Thank you so much for the photo. I had ascertained that John was still living and your photo would confirm that. I have tried to contact him, but no reply in spite of my leaving messages. Thanks again!
Sam Koenig
Added by PJM Cemetery Committee on Jul 17, 2015 8:58 AM
Hiram Cheek
Thanks so much for taking the picture for me.

Added by Researcher on Jul 16, 2015 6:56 PM
Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Thank you for adding the pictures from Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Hope it hasn't been too hot outside for you. Thanks for all you do making this site better!
Added by Lanie on Jul 14, 2015 10:32 PM
Kerr & Lawson tombstones
Joy, many thanks for the incredible photographs of the Kerr & Lawson tombstones located in New Perth Cemetery in Troutman, North Carolina. Your time and effort is much appreciated. - George Gaston
Added by GMG on Jul 13, 2015 8:19 AM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
Davis Family

Thank you for the wonderful photos of Alice, George, and Eustace Davis's grave markers. I appreciate your time in doing this for me.

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jul 13, 2015 4:05 AM
Vanderburg United Methodist Church Cemetery
So glad to see the photos from Vanderburg United Methodist Church Cemetery. I think that there are possibly some that are mixed up with the Blue Door Vanderburg cemetery. Thanks for getting these posted!
Added by Lanie on Jul 12, 2015 12:15 AM
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