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William Johnson (#47469070)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since about 1995. I live in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I believe this website to be a valuable tool to amateur and professional genealogists if used with the "trust but verify" mentality.

I add memorials to cemeteries where I have personally walked and photographed each headstone/marker. If you find one of my memorials without a photo, please be patient. I am adding them as I can. If you would like for me to add it more quickly, please just go through the normal photo request option.

I do my best not to duplicate memorials. I index my photos and add the names as inscribed on the headstone/marker to the cemeteries in which I find them. I may edit that information later as I find additional data. I do not feel it necessary for me to arbitrarily delete a memorial that I created if you move a memorial into that cemetery after the fact and don't disclose that information. This is FIND a Grave.

If you have created a memorial and had it in a different cemetery or a virtual cemetery in lieu of finding the correct cemetery, simply say so and I will be happy to delete mine and add any photos I have to your memorial if needed.

My lines include the Killoughs (mostly Mississippi) and Wolfes (Tennessee and Texas) on my mother's side and Johnson's and Stancliff's (mostly from the Philadelphia/South Jersey areas).

My wife's lines include the Hiatt's that have been in the Surry County, NC area for about 200 years.

Feel free to use any of my photos.
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Robert Smith
Mr. Robert Garland “Bob” Smith, 89, of Mt. Airy husband of Nora Leftwich Smith passed away at Northern Hospital of Surry County on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born in Pilot Mountain, NC on January 25, 1928 to the late Robert E. and Ester Emma Smith. Mr. Smith was drafted into the U.S. Army during Korean Conflict, serving two years in active duty and continued reserve service for six years. While in the service, Mr. Smith worked at William Beaumont Hospital in Texas and became a lab technician and surgical technician. He earned a BS in Science and a minor in English from Wake Forest, and briefly attended Duke University. He received his Pharmacist degree from the University of North Carolina. He started out as a partner of Hospital Pharmacy and later bought it working there from 1958 until 1985. In 1985 he bought Smith Drug from his brother and sold it in 1990. He retired in 1992, but held his pharmacist license in both North Carolina and Texas so he could assist with relief work when needed until 2011. He really enjoyed helping anyone he could at any time day or night. Mr. Smith was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Renfro Masonic Lodge #691 AF & AM and served on the board of Centura Bank for 22 years. He was a member of the North Carolina Pharmacy Association and KAPPI-PSI Fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nora Leftwich Smith; and a grandson, Lee Smith Inman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Smith Inman; four brothers and three sisters. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Skyline Memory Gardens with Rev. Mark Muckler officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Mt Airy Post 2019 of Mt. Airy and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The family will receive friends at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy on Wednesday from 9:30 until 10:30 AM. Flowers will be accepted memorials may be made to The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or to Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mt. Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

Added by Esther Johnson on Feb 13, 2017 6:57 AM
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Thank you very much for adding the bio note. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Jan 10, 2017 7:31 AM
Esther Johnson
Anna Jessup
Mrs. Anna Frances Snody Jessup, age 87 of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Northern Hospital. Mrs. Jessup was born in Surry County on April 2, 1929 to Powell and Allie Blanche Arrington Snody. She was retired from Northern Hospital after many years of dedicated service and she was also a faithful member of Woodville Baptist Church. Those who will always cherish her memory are her daughters and son-in-law, Anna and Tim Callaway and Sherri Babb; her dear grandchildren, Joel Callaway, Dan Callaway, Ben Callaway, Powell Babb, Anna Babb and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jessup was preceded in death by her husband, Basil E. Jessup; a sister, Reva Haymore; and all her brothers, Raymond Snody, Otis Snody, G. C. Snody, Frank Snody, Jack Snody and Earl Snody. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by Chaplain Joseph Smith and Pete King. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Indian Grove Community Cemetery Fund, 488 Indian Grove Church Rd., Mount Airy, NC 27030 or to Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

Added by Esther Johnson on Jan 06, 2017 2:21 PM

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