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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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Bob Carter
No real information to share, just taking time to thank you both for the work y'all have been doing for cemeteries in Surry County, my maternal ancestral home.

If I can help you in any way (records, photos, etc), please let me know.

Bob Carter
Greensboro, NC
Added by Bob Carter on Apr 27, 2017 10:33 AM
Mary Stephens Scrudder
Mary Jane Wolfe memorial


Just a quick research update for Mary Jane McHone Wolfe (84768142). I am embarrassed to admit that I had submitted the wrong parents for Mary Jane. It has taken me months to track down the right parents.

Here is the correct information:
mother: Emma Savannah Owen McHone #51111209
father: James M. Tobias 'Toby' Mchone (have not found a death date or burial place. It appears that he lived between Stokes and Surry counties. and he died after 1910 (living in Surry county on 1910 US census).

I apologize for the mistake.
Added by Mary Stephens Scrudder on Apr 18, 2017 6:37 AM
Esther Johnson
Marvin Cruise
Mr. Marvin Paul Cruise, age 101, of Mount Airy, peacefully joined his Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017. Mr. Cruise was born in Carroll County on April 19, 1915, to Wiley and Minnie Elizabeth Cruise. He was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church where he was faithful and devoted throughout his life. Mr. Cruise was well known to so many, not only because of his age, but because of his charm, his quick wit, his sweet personality, and his love for others. He touched so many with his kindness and will be dearly missed. Among those who will always cherish his memory are a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Dayle Paule; his grandsons, who he was always bragging about, Michael Paule and wife, Robin, Matthew Cruise and wife, Tara and Jonathan Cruise and wife, Alaina; a special daughter-in-law, Melinda Cruise Wall; his great grandchildren, Dillon, Ashley, Colby, Ian, Drake, Cameron, Caleb, Cashton, Cierra and Abby; a sister-in-law, Nancy Hayes and a very special sister-in-law, Mary Jo White, who loved and cared for him. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cruise was preceded in death by his precious wife of sixty years, Lorena Jones Cruise; his dear son, Paul Allen Cruise; sisters, Marcella Jackson, Orpie Sumner, Novella Bullington, and Oleta Gates and brothers, Foy Cruise, Raymond Cruise, Howard Cruise, Lloyd Cruise, William Cruise and Calvin Cruise. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2017 at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Jessup officiating. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. The family would like to express their appreciation to his nephew, Fred Bullington for his attentive visits and travels with his uncle Paul. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1771, Mt. Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

Added by Esther Johnson on Mar 23, 2017 9:55 PM

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