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Bio Photo Hi Everyone!

My real name is June. I have been doing family genealogy since about 2000. I have a massive amount of information of my ancestors as well as my husband's. Knowing how difficult it is to find dates and places where people died and are buried, I'm certain I've contributed to helping others trace their own ancestors by recording information of local cemeteries and actually, cemeteries in other states.

If you should see a discrepancy as a tombstone picture is attached and there is nothing in the Bio, please notify me as I'm not notified when tombstone pictures are added.

I have learned over the years that it is best to match the memorial name to the tombstone name; therefore, preventing duplicates and "Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience."

If other information is known such as the full name, multiple spouses, etc., that information is listed in the Bio. Also, if it is an unmarked grave, that is also listed in the Bio.

If we all share our information collected through the years, researching family ancestors would definitely be much easier.

Should you find a need to revise a record, such as Maiden Name, Bio, etc., on any records I've inputted, please do not hesitate to contact me. I research, so more than likely, I'll have more information to pass on to you if you contact me by e-mail. Suggestion submissions requesting transfers of memorials will be ignored (e-mail only please).

I think this site is a great way to share information and I just hope more people take advantage of it!


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Melissa (Tolene) Rura
Bennie J Barron #167282774
Hi I received this from Find-a-Grave on the above memorial:


This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the Bennie J Barron (1916 - 1991) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: Not accurate - Their data conflicts with my data.

Link to memorial:

Thanks for your input,
Find A Grave

Here is the data I have for Rev. Bennie Barron:
1916- 1991
Bennie J. Barron was born August 13, 1916, in McComb Mississippi, the first of three sons born to Jesse and Minnie Howell Barron. Because he was the son of a railroad man, most of Bennie's growing-up years were divided between McComb and Paducah, Kentucky, important towns on the old
Illinois Central Railroad line. The first Methodist influence on his life came through
participation in the old Epworth League. That influence led to his profession of faith in Christ at the age of sixteen in a preaching service of the Pearl River Avenue Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, in McComb.

After graduating from high school, Bennie moved to Paducah and to a job in the I.C. Railroad Shop. In 1943, he joined the Army and served with an Infantry Division in Europe. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to Paducah
to struggle with a continuing sense of being called to preach.

Bennie resisted this call from the Lord because he felt he lacked the talents and abilities needed for an effective ministry. But the call persisted and was finally acknowledged before the Arcadia Methodist congregation in Paducah. He was granted a license to preach by the Paducah District Conference in 1946.
That same year Bennie enrolled in Lambuth College and was appointed to the
Pocahontas Circuit of the Jackson District. During his college years, he also served the
Bethel Springs and the Shiloh Circuits of the Lexington District. He graduated from
Lambuth in 1949, and was admitted to the Memphis Conference "on trial" in 1950.

It was during his Lambuth years that Bennie met Martha Holmes, a student from
Huntingdon, Tennessee. They began a life together as husband and wife on March 17,
1948. In the years that followed, Martha was not only his beloved wife in marriage, she
was also his faithful companion in the ministry. To this union, two daughters were born:
Gina (Mrs. Mike Adams) and Gail (Mrs. Randy Allen). Bennie had four grandchildren:
Scott and Justin Allen, and Wesley and Marie Adams. Bennie's family was the treasure
of his life.

In 1950, Bennie was appointed to the Brewers Circuit of the Paducah District. While
there he commuted to Bethel Seminary in McKenzie, Tennessee, and participated in the
Conference Course of Study until meeting the educational requirements of our church.
He was admitted into full connection and ordained a Deacon in 1952. He was ordained
an Elder in 1954. He served five more appointments until his retirement in 1978. All
in the Paducah District, they were: McKendree Station; Paducah, St. Marks; Calvert
City; Paducah, Trinity; and Bandana-Oscar. After retirement, he continued to preach and
pastor when there was a need. He served the Massac congregation for three years and
filled other pulpit vacancies when he was asked and was able to do so.

Bennie died January 28, 1991. On January 30th, a Service of Death and Resurrection
was held at Calvert City with Roger Joseph and Paul F. Douglass presiding. Burial was
in Long Rock Cemetery near Huntingdon, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, his
two daughters, the four grandchildren, and two brothers, Jesse and William. The above words, reflecting some of the remembered and gathered data about the life of Bennie Barron, will be recorded in a Journal of our Conference. But the most meaningful memories cannot be contained in words. The day after he died, I was present
in the chapel of a Paducah Funeral Home watching the long line of patient people waiting
for their brief minutes of speaking to Martha and her family. I looked at their faces and
remembered words read years ago.

"They are not dead who live in hearts they left behind.
In those whom they have blessed they live again."

Hour after hour, the people came, each trying to say what can never be adequately
said. I was one of them. When we left we took with us our own memories of how
Bennie Barron (who thought himself unpolished) had blessed our lives, and we will not
forget. Reverend Gene Barnes [written by as printed in the Memphis Conference Journal of the United Methodist Church 1991]

Please explain your information.
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Feb 18, 2017 2:22 PM
Betty Jo Mitchell

Could you please delete the memorial for Betty Jo Mitchell, buried in McKenzie, Tn. I added one for her a few years ago and it has more information. Betty is my mother. Thanks.

Paul Mitchell
Added by Paulmit on Feb 15, 2017 5:16 PM
Sharon Welch 40
Hi june
Hi June my name is Sharon Welch, I am the great great granddaughter of Enoch Rose. There are six other children he had that is missing from his list. My great grandfather Denny Hicks was one of Enochs sons
Added by Sharon Welch 40 on Jan 16, 2017 10:31 PM
Sue Lilley
William and Nancy Quinn
Thank you so much for the correction. I have moved their memorials to the correct cemetery.

Best regards,

Added by Sue Lilley on Jan 16, 2017 8:30 AM
R. Kanatzar
Thank you!
Thank you for the updates of memorial pages! Deeply appreciate your time and efforts!
Added by R. Kanatzar on Jan 05, 2017 6:42 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser🌺
Adam Hoffman #73238554
Please remove the death certificate scan from the above memorial. It doesnt add any additional information than what is already on the memorial. I feel it actually takes away from the presentation of a memorial. (We do not frame d/c of family and hang them on the wall).
Thanks in advance.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser&... on Dec 30, 2016 11:52 AM
Mike Sanders
Frank Williams in Culp cemetery
Are there any living descendents of Frank Williams who might have a photo of him?
Added by Mike Sanders on Dec 22, 2016 6:29 PM
Sariah Jane Newman (Sarah Jane Newman?) # 68890572
Hi June!
I am so excited to find this memorial...I just hope you can help me put the pieces together. If this is my relative, I have her in my tree as Sarah Jane Newman, daughter of Lucinda S. Lucy Creasy and Adam Rice Newman, both from here in Bedford County, Virginia. Could you please email me at Thank you so much!!!

Cindy Orange Neely
Added by Cindy on Dec 10, 2016 8:35 AM
Thank you so much for taking the nice photo of the Berkley gravestone. I am researching a line of Berkleys connected to my family and this helps to clarify some things as well as preserving the image of the stone. Thank you again!

Merry Christmas!
Added by Magnolia on Dec 01, 2016 2:40 PM
Ginger Pratt #172459559

HI! Thank you for finding & sending Giger's DOB & DOD and places to me.

I looked for them, but was unable to find them when I searched.

Greatly appreciated,
Added by m.g. on Nov 12, 2016 12:50 AM
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