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Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins (#14149965)
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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 08/12/2000), 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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RE: Mary Lavonia Farrish Watkins Henderson
I will add Jesse Henderson to my list of people to find. Withall the Henderson's in that area, he can't be far. Thank you for all your work on Harmony Cemetery. Beverly
Added by BevR on Jan 12, 2015 3:52 PM
Mary Lavonia Farrish Watkins Henderson
Lavonia was a Farrish. She married ifrst Winston Watkins, then Jesse Henderson. Find A Grave #22348304 Thanks
Added by BevR on Jan 11, 2015 3:45 PM
Wyndy South
Preston Pearson, Jr.
Sorry. I did not know of the updates to Find A Grave. Apparently, I can add photos and not disturb the original order of things. Sorry to bother you, again, let me know if you wish the photos removed. Thanks. WYNDY SOUTH
Added by Wyndy South on Jan 03, 2015 6:52 PM
Wyndy South
Preston Pearson, Jr. at Jesus Name Tabernacle Cemetery, Florence, MS
Mr. Collins, recently I photographed this entire cemetery. I was hoping to add a photo for Mr. Pearson's stone. I wanted you to know so that you can rearrange the photo order since it is your memorial. Please let me know if I have overstepped a boundary here and I'll gladly delete it. Thank you. WYNDY SOUTH
Added by Wyndy South on Jan 03, 2015 6:47 PM
Angela Dalton Lucius
Charles Jenkins
Re: your correction suggestions: 61317586 and 47138685 are duplicates.....Yes I am aware there are two entries for Mr Jenkins, one is listed under the Pryor Family Cemetery and the other under the Alexander Cemetery. this cemetery listing was passed to my care by a contributor who is now deceased. there are two names for this cemetery which one is the actual true name I do not know as there seems to be some dispute about it and it has been confusing for some family members when researching histories, as some records indicate Pryor and some indicate it was decided with a family member to leave the entry under both cemetery names for research purposes. but thank you for your concern..however I will make a note on the memorial as to the reason it is listed under two different cemetery names.
Added by Angela Dalton Lucius on Nov 15, 2014 5:53 AM
You have been so patient with us on the Coxes. Thanks for the transfers and we will try to make it right. Armymom
Added by armymom on Nov 03, 2014 8:40 AM
( Pam & Teresa ) Pamala Metzger Gammill&T
RE: Cody Patrick Collins
You are very welcome
Added by ( Pam & Teresa ) ... on Oct 31, 2014 7:27 PM
Charlotte Smith Muir
Percy V Moore
His mother's sister married my 2nd cousin... just to clear that up...
Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Oct 09, 2014 9:15 PM
Charlotte Smith Muir
Percy V Moore
I see, where you wrote on his memorial, that he is your uncle?? Which sibling of his is your ancestor? His Aunt, Mary Jane, married my 2nd cousin Rufus Cook... looks like we are related through marriage :)
Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Oct 09, 2014 9:14 PM
Dorothy Erickson
Martha Hill (22636957)
Hello, I have deleted my Martha Hill (80847312). I appreciate the info you wrote on her memorial. Very helpful. I live in Kansas and Mississippi is a vacation spot for us. I have been to the cemetery where the Hillís are buried.
Thanks, Dorothy Hill Erickson (47341913)
Added by Dorothy Erickson on Oct 09, 2014 7:32 AM
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