|Jim Ditton (#46569765)|
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I have always been interested in funeral homes cemeteries all my life i enjoy going to cemeteries and visiting friends and family hearses are my favorite car I was born at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas i live in Dearborn Heights Michigan went to Warren Valley Elementary School for kindergarten moved to Taylor lived in a trailer court with my mother went to Fred C. Fisher School for two years then moved to Dearborn attended Harvey H. Lowrey Junior High School for the third grade till the eighth attending the third grade twice from 1974 till 1983 then attended Fordson High School from 1983 to 1987. In 1985 i joined Sing Out Dearborn stayed in till the group disbanded in 1995. I was in the cast for 10 years sang and danced to 120 songs. In 1994 i moved back to Dearborn Heights where i am now living. My mother's father my grandfather Kenneth G. MacEachin passed away on March 29, 1996 my grandmother my mother's mother Mary B. MacEachin passed away on August 29, 1998 then on December 19, 2007 my grandmother Berthell Nancy Yarber Campbell My father's mother passed away then on June 28, 2013 my grandfather my father's father Roland Philip Campbell Sr. passed away his ashes were buried on July 26, 2013 next to my grandmother at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan with full millitary honors a 21 gun salute taps and the folding of the flag my favorite singing group is The Supremes the original members are Diana Ross Florence Ballard And Mary Wilson from 1961 to 1967 and also Diana Ross And The Supremes from 1967 to 1970 members are Diana Ross Mary Wilson Cindy Birdsong i also like The Supremes from the 70's 1970 to 1977 I have all their records on Album CD cassette 45 and i have some videos of their performances from different shows I have Mary Wilson's autograph and all the books that have been written about them. I have been a fan of The Supremes since 1983. i got the chance for five years in a row to visit Florence Ballard's grave on her birthday June 30, 2008, June 30, 2009, June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012. On December 13, 2013 my friend Maxine Precious Ballard Jenkins died she was the sister of Florence Ballard who was in The Supremes she is the author of the book about her sister called The True Story Of Florence Ballard also i knew Doris Jean Holland and Esther Gordy Edwards sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. who both worked at Motown Records also i am a huge Neil Sedaka fan i got a four page letter written and signed by him In May of 2011 at the Comic convention at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi Michigan i also met Richard Hatch Apollo me and Richard are friends on Facebook Dirk Benedict Starbuck i have his autograph and Herbert Jefferson Jr. Boomer all actors from the TV show Battlestar Galactica Marta Kristen Judy Robinson from the TV show Lost In Space got her autograph also talked to Cindy Williams of Laverne And Shirley Peter Mayhew Chewbacca from Star Wars Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland Bobby and Cindy of The Brady Bunch i am also friends on Facebook with Demond Wilson who played Lamont Sanford on the TV show Sanford And Son I am also friends on Facebook with Yumiko Katayama who played Unicorn agent U5 from the TV show Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot on September 29, 2012 i met and talked to and got an autograph from movie actress Tippi Hedren at the Redford Theater in Redford Michigan during a showing of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds she also starred in Marnie another Alfred Hitchcock film I am also a huge Wonder Woman fan i have all the episodes of the show along with other memorabilia also love books on the popes saints shipwreaks vampires I also am a huge Dark Shadows fan i have all the episodes of the show from 1966-1971 along with the movies Night Of Dark Shadows and House Of Dark Shadows Dark Shadows The Revival TV series starring Ben Cross and Dark Shadows movie starring Johnny Depp i am a biogems defender i also am a mental health and animal rights advocate I also am on Geni and Facebook please leave a message on my page or contact me at my email Thank You|
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|TooLoose||RE: Saint Alphonsus photo requests|
I haven't made it down to Dearborn and won't until I get a spare tire. Not sure when. I haven't been through Detroit in a while. In June I had an incident in the city and haven't been overly anxious to go back. Perhaps someone closer will pick up your request, and if not, I will no doubt eventually get down there.
Added by TooLoose on Aug 12, 2014 5:17 AM
|Renee||RE: Maxine Precious Ballard Jenkins|
Ok I will try to run by there after work this week. If you can call & get the LOT# / Marker info, that would help. Otherwise without a section map, it's like wandering the whole section & looking at each grave.
Added by Renee on Aug 09, 2014 7:36 PM
|Renee||RE: Memorial Request Favor|
I looked this cemetery on Find A Grave, only to find 3 interments & no address or phone#.
I can try to do this, but would need address, & grave location info
Added by Renee on Aug 09, 2014 6:56 PM
|Renee||RE: Michael Roman|
Added photo today
Added by Renee on Aug 08, 2014 8:24 PM
|Renee||RE: Roman Family memorials at Holy Sepulchre|
Got photo of Michael Roman 1881-1960. I assume you want to create the memorial & I can add the photo after?
Added by Renee on Aug 07, 2014 9:28 PM
|Renee||Roman family at Holy Sepulchre|
John Michniak asked me to help you on your Roman family request. You need Anna's husband? I will see if I can get there this week.
Added by Renee on Aug 02, 2014 7:06 PM
|Nancy Hopkins||Betty Mcgrew|
86200935. I just put a pic of Betty McGrew's headstone. When you look at it you will see a name of Nancy J Doll 1944 engraved on it.
|John Michniak||RE: Lottie Romanowski|
No problem Jim. By the way, remember when I asked if you might know some other volunteers that we might be able to get together with to try and tackle Mount Olivet....well my brother Richard and I have met Renee and her husband and Karen and G. Brownstone and have kind of teamed up to see if we can "eat this elephant"...things are working out pretty good. Requests are almost to 200 from over 400. They are a great group of people. It has been a true pleasure to meet them. Hope to meet you someday! Take care!
|John Michniak||Additional Photo|
Jim, I have a photo for Lottie Romanowski. Info is: DOB 5/17/1892, DOD 6/20/1972. Please advise.
|TooLoose||Still Need Photos?|
I noticed that you have quite a few requests for photos for the St. Alphonsus Church graveyard, and you list your current location in the same area. Why don't you go over there yourself and take pictures? If you have a good reason why you can't, I can stop by and get those images.
Added by TooLoose on Jul 26, 2014 12:57 PM
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