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Joy Steele (#47692968)
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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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Nancy Daniels
RE: Zetta Louise Bowers
Thank you Joy, You are so nice to traipse all over cemeteries to find these markers. I appreciate your work.

Have a nice thanksgiving yourself.

Thanks again
Added by Nancy Daniels on Nov 22, 2015 2:09 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Ada Dagenhart
Thank you for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Nov 22, 2015 11:41 AM
Thank you so much for posting headstone photos for Clarence and Mary Wilson. I have been so busy doing other things haven't had time to get caught up on my email. Again thanks for all your efforts.
Added by Sharon on Nov 18, 2015 8:53 AM
Dana B. Jones
John Edward Flowers
Thank you so much for the picture! Sincerely appreciate it. Dana
Added by Dana B. Jones on Nov 15, 2015 5:27 PM
Linda Armes Mott
Annie Harrington Hill Headstone Pic
Oh Joy!

I forgot to thank you for this picture as well. This one is especially helpful as it appears she was married twice (more research will be needed). This is why people like you are so valuable to the community!

Thanks again!!!
Added by Linda Armes Mott on Nov 14, 2015 7:24 AM
Linda Armes Mott
Pictures of Melmouth Wilson Hill & Isabel Boger Hill Headstones

Thank you so much for going out and taking the pictures of Melmouth Hill and Isabel Boger Hill's headstones in Oaklawn Cemetery! Your efforts are very much appreciated and helpful in pulling this family together. I hope you had a nice outing. It looks like the weather was beautiful!

Again, many, many thanks!!!

Added by Linda Armes Mott on Nov 14, 2015 7:18 AM
Alice Edison photo
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Alice's headstone. She was a friend of my father's way back in the 1930s.
I appreciate your work very much.
Added by PHDedmon on Nov 14, 2015 7:02 AM
Nancy Daniels
RE: Zetta Louise Bowers
You are so nice to do this. There probably isn't a marker but I really appreciate your effort to find out. Thanks Joy.

Added by Nancy Daniels on Nov 09, 2015 2:45 PM
Triplett United Methodist Church Cemetery
I just saw the pics from Triplett United Methodist Church Cemetery. Thank you so much for taking them. That is one cemetery that really wasn't photographed. Thanks for making these memorials so much better!
Added by Lanie on Nov 08, 2015 7:25 PM
Nancy Daniels
RE: Zetta Louise Bowers
Joy have you used the for research? Has been very useful to me. Online and easy to navigate.

Added by Nancy Daniels on Nov 05, 2015 6:49 PM
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