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Joy Steele (#47692968)
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Bio Photo To all my family and friends on Find a Grave: Blessings to you for this Christmas Season and for the Best New Year ever.

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.

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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Lanie
Saint James Episcopal Cemetery
I just saw the Wagner grave photos you added from Saint James Episcopal Cemetery. Thanks so much for making these memorials so much nicer. You are always appreciated!
Added by Lanie on Jan 22, 2015 1:45 PM
Patricia Loyd
RE: T. Foy and Fallie Johnson
Thank you for your Memorial Posts, most of the information I am entering is my family, my grandparents, Parents, their siblings and cousins and extended family members. Most are buried at Damascus Baptist, Hopewell (Alexander County), Pisgah UMC, Pleasant Grove Baptist, Stony Point Cemetery & Midway UMC, Friendship UMC - most are Iredell & Alexander Counties, a couple Uncles moved to Bisbee AZ (I am just tweeking, adding full names, photo's etc. and connecting, Husbands, Wives & Children. I am very much in learning mode! Hope my grandchildren appreciate all this Family History.
Added by Patricia Loyd on Jan 21, 2015 8:44 PM
Cheryl Carmany Marr
Lowery
Thank you for looking for these headstones. A shame they are possibly unmarked gravesites. I appreciate your time and effort!
Added by Cheryl Carmany Marr on Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM
Lanie
First United Methodist Church Cemetery
Thank you for adding the grave photos from First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Hope you are having a great new year. Thanks again for all you do!
Added by Lanie on Jan 18, 2015 9:25 AM
84txag
Minnie Gabriel Sherrill
Thanks for posting the photo of the grave marker from the Blue Door cemetery! I had stopped at the cemetery a few years ago, and should have walked the entire cemetery.

Thanks again!

Scott
Added by 84txag on Jan 18, 2015 8:53 AM
Mybell
Lazenby photos
Thank you very much for getting and posting the photos. I appreciate you taking the time!
Added by Mybell on Jan 17, 2015 4:39 PM
Apollymi
Brogdons
Thank you for the pictures of Mary and Daniel Brogdon.
Added by Apollymi on Jan 11, 2015 5:54 AM
Nuckolls
Picture
Joy - Thank you for the picture. This helped me determine and confirm some important details. Stephen
Added by Nuckolls on Jan 07, 2015 4:13 PM
Faye Merideth
RE: Jame & Lila Daniel - gravestone photos
I just wanted to thank you for your time & effort in getting the photographs of their gravestones. It is much appreciated!
Sincerely,
Faye
Added by Faye Merideth on Jan 07, 2015 12:46 PM
Mert57
Maria/Mariah Chunn photo
It's a very nice cemetery photo and it absolutely works. Thank you so much!
Added by Mert57 on Jan 06, 2015 9:28 PM
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