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Ron Collins (#14149965)
 member for 16 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Vaiden, MS, on Dec. 31, 1954 to Alf Trotter Collins and Juanita Hambrick Collins.

I lived in Vaiden, MS until 1979, Winona, MS until 1981, when I moved to Jackson, MS. In 1990, I moved to Florence, MS, where I still reside.

I have two wonderful sons, Sean and Cody, and I worked as a Level 2 Computer Field Technician for AmSouth Bank, In-House Technician for Trustmark Bank and Field Technician for CompuCom servicing 10 Lowe's stores in Mississippi.

I have an A.A. Degree in Pre-Law; a B.S. Degree in History with a Minor in English; and a Master of Social Sciences with an emphasis in History.

I have written and maintain 240+ web pages, including listings of the burials in the Vaiden Mississippi Cemetery (White) and the Vaiden Community Cemetery (African-American).

So far, my family history has been traced back to my 14th Generation Grandfather, John Collins I, who was the keeper of the Gael (prison) for King Charles I of England (son of James I - of the King James Bible fame). Other relatives include another King (Elvis).

Other hobbies include motorcycles, making music as a drummer, historical research, adding entries to Find-a-Grave (since 08/11/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


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As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.

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Sandi K
Thank you Ron for info on Mrs. Beaird's death. I try to avoid those pre-need, but when taking pix we never know! Happy graving for 2017 and thanks for all you do.
Added by Sandi K on Jan 09, 2017 3:44 PM
Glen Foster
RE: Still searching for Josie
I wanted to make sure I had the correct name of the builder of the house and the year. James Simpson Collins and what year?
Added by Glen Foster on Jan 04, 2017 5:02 PM
Glen Foster
RE: Still searching for Josie
Do you know where the Collins family grew up. Faye Herbert Oaks said that David Franklin Collins would drive by a house close to Hickory Grove Baptist Church on Hwy 174 (Carrollton Road) and between the Old Primitive Hardshell Baptist Cemetery and would say he grew up there. Thanks
Added by Glen Foster on Jan 01, 2017 1:22 PM
Glen Foster
Still searching for Josie
Find A Grave # 21656354
James Simpson Collins, are you related to him?
I am told that John Franklin Collins is buried a the foot of "Son" Chambley 's grave at this cemetery. Information was via a relative of Billy Collins Mayor of Grenada Ms. I am going there soon with my Dowsing Rods t see if a body is there. Problem is I don't know who was know as "son".

Thanks Glen
Added by Glen Foster on Jan 01, 2017 1:01 PM
Alexander Langston
Find-a-grave ....Memorial id#122107365
Although I didn't add this Memorial this is my great grandfather and I have personally visited his gravesite. Just wanted to share in case you would like to update your records on him.
Added by cmosley on Dec 31, 2016 11:29 PM
Bruce Hicks
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Ron. Workin' on your birthday I see. I made the parent links to Paula Nester that you sent today. And don't forget Happy New Year, too.

Bruce Hicks
Added by Bruce Hicks on Dec 31, 2016 5:37 PM
Gwen Langley Pittman
RE: Dr. Jesse Crawford Luter, Jr.
Thanks Ron for the Luter family information. I added links to his parents. I had a good Christmas, I hope you did also. Happy New Year.
Added by Gwen Langley Pittman on Dec 30, 2016 5:36 AM
Collins family
I'm also connected to the Collins tree. My great great grandmother was Prudence .
Added by becky on Dec 17, 2016 11:47 AM
Allan Garner
I just found an email on your web site...should I use that one to forward the photos?
Added by Allan Garner on Dec 06, 2016 7:12 AM
Allan Garner
Thanks Ron, I had seen your site before, but had not visited for a while.

I have four photos of the Front Street stores, one from the 1920s and three from the 1970s, when some were still open and in business, and would be pleased to send these to you (about 3 MB in a zip file).

If you would like them, tell me how to get them to you. You could then add them to your site.

Added by Allan Garner on Dec 06, 2016 7:06 AM
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