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Helen Collins (#47660252)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 11 days
Beulah Karr
Lee Maples
Please transfer Lee Maples to me. He is my uncle. Thank you.

Added by Beulah Karr on Dec 29, 2013 2:02 AM

Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
T/5 Russel O. Rastliff
T/5 Russel O. Rastliff was a pararooper in Company B 307th Airborne Engineers, 82nd Airborne Division. He was killed in a time bombe explosion in the barracks in Napoles, Italy, where his company was stationed.

It was 0830 hrs when the time bombs exploded, killing twenty three engineers.

T/5 Russel O. Ratliff was one of them. He was buried in the temporary American Naples Cemetery in plot-grave B-8-98. After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the Ferguson Cemetery, Floyd County in Kentucky.

I am working on the Roll of Honor for the the 82nd Airborne Division.

Can you help me with his picture, a picture of his grave and any other information is more than welcome.

The Roll of Honor for the 82nd Airborne Division is available in a book, working on a second revised edition

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland

Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Nov 30, 2013 11:55 AM

Edward Collins
My dad was Ed Collins Casel Collins son

Added by Edward Collins on Nov 07, 2013 12:07 PM

Edward Collins
My dad was Ed Collins Casel Collins son

Added by Edward Collins on Nov 07, 2013 12:07 PM

Sweet Pea
RE: Lee Hall Newspapers Articles
Hi Helen, I am glad that you got the Newspaper Articles on Lee Hall. Thank you in letting me know that you got them.

Added by Sweet Pea on Oct 29, 2013 10:13 AM

Sweet Pea
Lee Hall Newspapers Articles
Hi, I was wondering, if you receive the newspaper articles on Lee Hall back in August?


Added by Sweet Pea on Oct 17, 2013 10:51 PM

Nina Thomas
Ima Ellison edits and links
Helen, thank you so much for the edits and links on the Ima Ellison memorial. Your work on find a grave is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your prompt response to my request. Nina

Added by Nina Thomas on Sep 18, 2013 5:43 PM

Nina Thomas
Elmer Odell Loveday edits and links
Helen, thank you for adding his middle name and linking him to his parents. Slowly but surely we are getting all the children linked to the parents in this family. Thank you again for your assistance and dedication, Nina

Added by Nina Thomas on Sep 03, 2013 6:30 AM

Nina Thomas
lydia Lane links
Helen, thank you for linking Lydia to her parents. As always, you respond to edits very quickly. Thank you again for your dedication. Nina

Added by Nina Thomas on Sep 03, 2013 6:24 AM

Sweet Pea
Lee Hall Newspapers Articles
Hi, I was wondering if you received the newspaper articles on Lee Hall and the House where he lived in, too.


Added by Sweet Pea on Aug 30, 2013 5:24 PM

Nina Thomas
James Lane edits and links
Helen, thank you so much for the edits and link to James Benny Lane's parents. You are so appreciated! Thanks again, Nina

Added by Nina Thomas on Aug 28, 2013 2:38 AM

Judy Williams Walker
Crit Little
Thanks Helen, I will let her know.

Added by Judy Williams Walker on Aug 20, 2013 9:10 PM

Judy Williams Walker
Crit Little
Hi Helen,
Crit Little #104850414 something is wrong with this memorial or it is a different Crit Little. A lady ask me to add him to Bertha McCown Thompson memorial but this can't be the Crit that had been married to her. The Crit Little she was married to was b Aug 11 1880 or 1881 and d July 7 1959 s/o Thomas and Pauline Kinney Little. Crit's daughter Vada Little married my uncle Junior Hall, she was b June 29 1922 and the Crit you have was b Nov 4 1921 and died Apr 7 2005.
Could you please let me know which Crit Little this is?
I had added Crit to Bertha's memorial before I read his memorial...I may have to delete it.
Thanks Judy

Added by Judy Williams Walker on Aug 19, 2013 9:09 PM

Martha COllins
HI Helen; Its me Jamie; I am having trouble finding a marriage license for Martha Collins. Have any ideas as to where to look?
Thank-You Jamie 59

Added by jamie on Aug 17, 2013 7:58 AM

Susie Bullock
Francine Breeden
Thank you for the picture, I have added DOB

Added by Susie Bullock on Aug 15, 2013 4:59 AM

Sue Lapp
RE: Eva Ethel Cress Davis
Sounds good, thanks

Added by Sue Lapp on Aug 10, 2013 11:11 PM

Dye Memorials
They are #114248716 and #114248742. I also took a photo today of the military marker for Sam Compton, Memorial# 30129390.

The little girl, Hannah, has been back to her father's grave and left a note in her writing with flowers at his grave site.

Best Wishes,

Added by CarmasKid on Jul 27, 2013 9:13 PM

Memorials At Oak Ridge Cemetery
Hi Helen,

I went to the cemetery this week but it was the wrong time of day to take the photos you asked for. The light was wrong. However, I did find a couple more "Dye" markers in the section of the cemetery I'm working on. I don't know if they will be of use to you, but you might want to check them out.

Best Wishes,

Added by CarmasKid on Jul 24, 2013 11:58 AM

G.B. Nichols
John Lynch
Hello, I left a death certificate for John Lynch 110238647 on his memorial. If you'd rather not have it there, please let me know and I'll remove it.
Brenda Nichols

Added by G.B. Nichols on Jul 13, 2013 7:39 AM

RE: Thomas McCown
You are most welcome! If you would like higher resolution photos, I have them.

Added by CarrieMR on Jun 30, 2013 11:01 AM

Minda Dye photo
Hi there Helen,

It was my pleasure. I have benefitted from the efforts of other people who take grave photos.

What you could do for me, if it fits your beliefs, is to pray for a little girl about 6 years old named Hannah, and her unnamed mother (probably in her early 30s,) whom we encountered at the cemetery. They were visiting the very new (so new that the flowers were still fresh) grave of Hannah's daddy, which is located just down the hill from the Dye memorial. Hannah came over to see what I was doing while her mom cried quietly at the grave. Of course, they will never know about our prayers, but they will receive the benefit just the same.

Added by CarmasKid on Jun 27, 2013 12:29 PM

Minda Dye et. al
It took some exploring but we found it. When you drive into the cemetery, you face a hill, bisected by a 2-track, dirt roadway. Go straight on the bi-secting roadway toward the back of the cemetery. As you do so, your gravesite is to your right (south) on about the center of the hill. There is only one other "McCown" grave, "Victor," and it already has a memorial with photos.

You didn't mention wanting the Comptons, but there are quite a few right near Minda & William Dye. If you do want them I can take them the next time I return to the cemetery. That may not be for a while as it's getting too warm for me to traipse up and down. :-) Tina

Added by CarmasKid on Jun 26, 2013 5:33 PM

Minda Dye Photo @ Oak Ridge
The sign on the little shed reads:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Available by Appointment
Office 734 675 0660
Info: Cell 734-775-5159 Alan Bradford

I went to the cemetery today and looked for the surname while driving through and did not see it. Get some physical direction rather than just a plot ID if you can as there are very few physical section markers in the cemetery to be found.

Best Wishes, Tina

Added by CarmasKid on Jun 25, 2013 10:21 PM

RE: Minda Dye
There is a tiny, tiny shed used as an office there, and it is not usually "manned." On it is posted a number to call and leave a message for callback. I'll take a run over there today and take a photo of the number for you.

Added by CarmasKid on Jun 25, 2013 11:05 AM

Wanda C. Rakes
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - September 23, 2007
Deceased Name: OBIT - RAKES, WANDA C.
Wanda C. Rakes, 81, of Clintwood , Va. passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Rakes; one son, Gary Rakes; one sister, Dorothy Johnson; two grandchildren, Christopher Rakes and Candace Rakes and her parents, Lawrence Mercer and Vivian Mercer. Survivors include her children, Randy (Joyce) Rakes of Roanoke, Steve Rakes of Wise, Kathy (Bruce) Wilmoth of Roanoke, Pat (Monica) Rakes of Mt. Carmel, Tenn., and Pam (Oakley) Collins of Wise; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Rakes Hibbits; two sisters, Ann McFall and Helen Buckner and sixteen grandchildren, Bryan Rakes, Mike Rakes, Kristi Coles, Anna Isley, Cole Rakes, Brad Rakes, Mathew Wilmoth, Charity Mackenzie, Phillip Wilmoth, Todd Owens, Randa Sturgill, Landon Rakes, Hannah Rakes, Patsy Mckenzie, Grace Mullins and Josh Collins. Wanda is also survived by seven greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 6 p.m. were a song service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church with Clergymen, Lynn Vanover and Roger Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Phipps Memorial Cemetery, town of Clintwood section. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Mullins Funeral Home and staff are serving the Rakes family. Online condolences may be made at
Roanoke Times, The (VA)
Date: September 23, 2007
Edition: METRO
Page: B7

Added by Piper on Jun 24, 2013 5:35 AM


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