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Fran (#47031624)
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Bio Photo I was born in MS and after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I have returned to Florence to live. I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's and while searching for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments. Whenever possible I volunteer at Greenwood, Jackson's oldest cemetery. The iron marker in my bio picture was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's. There are two of these markers in Greenwood Cemetery.
I love complete memorials and I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on find a grave. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les and sister, Sue for their help with obtaining burial locations.

My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
Edith Harrell marker
Thanks for the photo of Edith Harrell's marker !!

Added by Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins on Jun 29, 2014 3:42 PM
Carolyn Nash Hickman
Hawthorne Family
Fran, Thank you for the photos of Wilbur, Willie Rae, and Homer Ray's gravesites. They were so special and I am so happy to have the pictures.
Added by Carolyn Nash Hickman on Jun 29, 2014 1:33 PM
Norma Wilkinson
RE: Lottie Smith
Thank I fixed it. Her parents are not on Find A Grave. So I like to hyper link to grandparents. This way if someone is checking the family tree, it does not end with one generation not listed.
Added by Norma Wilkinson on Jun 23, 2014 8:13 PM
The Bobo's
Fran, thank you so much for the photos of the markers for the Bobo's!! I was very excited to see them! Thank you for all of your hard work!!
Added by omcnair on Jun 18, 2014 4:21 PM
Amy the Spirit Seeker
William Hines Colbert
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Amy the Spirit Seeker on Jun 11, 2014 5:10 PM
Upchurch memorials
Thank you for the photos of the memorials for John and Mary Upchurch and for setting up the memorial for John Upchurch.
Added by bellesou on Jun 11, 2014 2:41 PM
Karen Sellers
RE: Parker
You are very welcome and thank you for the welcome!
Added by Karen Sellers on Jun 09, 2014 9:42 AM
Liz Brown
Oliver Parker
You requested a link to Oliver's father Elisha Cornelius Parker. The death certificate has his father's name as Enoch. Are you sure Elisha is Oliver's father? Thanks :-)
Added by Liz Brown on Jun 04, 2014 5:28 AM
RE: Loretta Winterstein
Please email me I would love to talk with you! Thanks Mary.
Added by Mary on Jun 01, 2014 7:08 PM
I did not notice that you did not include all changes in your suggestion. I transferred to you so you will need to update yourself.

Sent by: Fran
May 27, 2014 8:00 PM



Fred Switzer
(1850 - 1934)

Sarah Ellen McVey Switzer
(1840 - 1932)

I dislike the new system of suggestions.
Added by GulfportBob on May 28, 2014 7:14 PM
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