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Re: [genpcncfir] OT: cemeteries - footstones

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  • Rhet Wilkinson
    When our son died 5 and 1/2 years ago we shopped around for tomb stones and foot stones for him. We checked out Rocky Mount, Greenville and Joyner in Wilson.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 26, 2004
      When our son died 5 and 1/2 years ago we shopped around for tomb stones and foot stones for him. We checked out Rocky Mount, Greenville and Joyner in Wilson. We were by far more impressed with the people at Joyners than any of the others. (There was nothing wrong with the others, but Joyner's was our choice hands down. I am planning to get them back to do some repair work on old stones of my husband'sfamily from the 1800s and early 1900s. Rhet
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      Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 9:07 PM
      Subject: [genpcncfir] OT: cemeteries - footstones

      I talked to Dean Joyner of Joyner's Monuments on Hwy 301 in Wilson today.
      He told me that a lot of people, interested in genealogy, had ask them about
      footstones for some of their ancestors. Some of them had found old graves,
      with no marker or anything, and they wanted to put something down that would
      last but that would also be economical.

      He showed me a few markers that they had developed for just that purpose. The
      one that I was most impressed with was a "small marker," made of granite like
      the big monuments, and they would engrave the name and date of birth and date
      of death on it for


      I put the $45 on a line by itself because I was impressed with the price. He
      said they would do the engraving, you could go by and pick it up, all for $45.

      I have an 800 number for Joyner's Memorial but will only post the number if
      you are interested. I am not trying to push anything off on you, I do not work
      for Joyner's Memorial, but thought that some of you who have found some of
      your great grandparents graves, etc. might be interested in it. I'm not sure of
      the dimension of the marker, it is small, not nearly the size of a regular
      footstone, but you'd have to call him and get the size since I didn't write the
      size down. He was very helpful about telling where to buy cement, what kind, and
      what to do, in order to place the footstone yourself.

      He also had a big round flat rock, but I didn't ask the price for that, nor
      was I interested in that but rather the marker that I have written about above.
      The rock did not have a finish on it.

      So, hoping you find this helpful,

      Faye Hays

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