|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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|Zelda||RE: Thank You Zelda|
You're more than welcome; so glad I could be of some help.
I still haven't given up on your Fox family requests at Mt. Kelly; but I'm at the point where I think I have to call Sacred Heart. (Not having too much luck w/ Mr. Holton, either.)
However, here's another weird coincidence tied into the Fox/Jansson family: do you think Florence Fox and Florence Jansson are the same person? Their dates are the same and Mrs. Jansson is buried next to the Fox family.
Just curious what you think.
Thanks & Later.
Added by Zelda on Sep 15, 2014 12:56 PM
|Zelda||RE: Carrie Fox Janssen|
I'm not sure how these things are resolved, but it seems like there needs to be a merge of the data; Patricia Ibbotson created the "Fox Jansson" memorial and SLW created the "Schloff" memorial.
Do you know either or both of these members?
Hope things can be resolved.
Added by Zelda on Sep 10, 2014 6:03 AM
|Zelda||Carrie Fox Jansson|
I was at Mount Kelly looking for your photo request for Carrie Fox Jansson and was curious if you think Carrie Schloff
may be the same person?
I haven't had a chance to call Sacred Heart, but their years are identical and both are in Section 416 C.
Carrie Schloff is surrounded by other Schloff family and the Fox and Jansson families are behind
the Schloffs. The Schloffs are the dominant family in that section.
Just curious what you think.
Added by Zelda on Sep 09, 2014 2:11 PM
|steve byron||RE: Christine Mangan|
Photo added for Christine Mahgan's memorial.
You are most welcome. This past weekend, Richard Michniak & I worked on getting more requests fulfilled. Since we live so close together, would you be interested in joining us sometime? You can drive with Richard, John & I. We usually go Saturday mornings.
Added by Renee on Sep 01, 2014 8:41 PM
|paulaak||RE: Timothy Walsh|
Jim, It was my pleasure doing this for you!
Added by paulaak on Aug 31, 2014 8:42 PM
|Zelda||RE: Selma Rich memorial photo|
I have Mrs. Rich's memorial ... having some connectivity issues right now ... I'm uploading her marker now.
Sorry for the confusion.
Added by Zelda on Aug 29, 2014 8:50 PM
|Zelda||RE: Selma Rich memorial photo|
I was just getting ready to message you about the birth year and full name .. you're pretty fast! LOL!!
Added by Zelda on Aug 29, 2014 8:48 PM
|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
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