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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 27 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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Barbara Spears Pipek
Walter Andrew and Edith Walsh Jones
Thanks so much for taking the photographs of these gravestones.

Appreciate it very much.

Added by Barbara Spears Pipek on May 24, 2015 8:59 AM
Annette Barnes
Thank you for the pictures of the Poole's. Very good Church friends of mine.
Added by Annette Barnes on May 23, 2015 7:27 AM
Annette Barnes
Thank you for the picture of the stone for Pearl Poole. She was a good friend of mine from Church. Much appreciation.
Added by Annette Barnes on May 23, 2015 7:25 AM
Laura Costello
Susan Millsaps, Worth Millsaps
Joy, thank you so much for taking your time and providing these photos!

Best regards,
Added by Laura Costello on May 19, 2015 10:11 AM
Thank you for posting headstone photo for Betty Lendeman and also for letting me know that James Speaks doesn't have a headstone. Many thanks for all your help.
Added by Sharon on May 16, 2015 7:41 AM
Hi Joy - hope you are doing well. Thanks for all the great pics from St. Matthews. Have a great weekend!
Added by Lanie on May 15, 2015 9:40 PM
Joseph Hall Photo
Thanks you for getting the pictures so quickly for Joseph and Sarah Hall. I truly appreciate the effort and especially the "group" photo of the family plot.
Jean Mann
Added by jdm on May 04, 2015 4:31 PM
Picture of Wesley Lindley grave marker
Thank you so much. It really means a lot.

Jerry Lindley
Added by swamper on May 04, 2015 6:43 AM
Lou M. Sherrill
Hi Joy,

I found a memorial for Louisa "Lou" Eaton Sherrill: # 64455902. In some census records, she was listed as Mary Lou Eaton, but all records I've found show that she was called Lou. I thought you might like to know that she was the second wife of Rev. Thomas C. Sherrill. I found their marriage record and have posted a copy on Lou's memorial. I also sent requests that she be linked to her parents and her husband and that her maiden name be entered on the memorial. Lou is not related to me - the reason for my research being that the third wife of Rev. Thomas C. Sherrill was my cousin.

Added by Ruth on Apr 28, 2015 3:05 PM
New Perth Cemetery
Thanks for all the great pics from New Perth Cemetery. I know this one hasn't been really pictured. Thanks for ALL you do!
Added by Lanie on Apr 25, 2015 7:30 PM
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