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Ron 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 08/11/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


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As I am now, so you must be,
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Jinx Smith Jr #96441703
Jinx Smith Jr is buried in Vaiden Cemetery.
Jinx Smith Sr is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Thanks for the work you do on Find a Grave!
Added by Kimberly on Feb 08, 2016 7:48 AM
RE: Thomas Huffman's Marker
Glad I could help!
Added by Kimberly on Feb 08, 2016 7:43 AM
( Pam & Teresa ) Pamala Metzger Gammill&T
RE: Nora Williams
You are very welcome.......God Bless
Added by ( Pam & Teresa ) ... on Jan 22, 2016 7:57 AM
Charles Coleman Weed
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona has a new obituary for Mr. Weed Memorial Number 157034143. Could you replace the new one withe the one you added Wednesday? Thanks much. Nancy Case
Added by Nancy on Jan 15, 2016 1:40 PM
Cindy Lewis Weir
Rev Wiley Lewis
I am interest in some of the information you have on the Lewis Family. Please email me at

Cynthia Lynne Lewis
Added by Cindy Lewis Weir on Jan 11, 2016 8:34 PM
Debra Smith Grubbs
RE: Correction requested
Thanks, Ron. I will contact the other person for that change. Debra
Added by Debra Smith Grubbs on Dec 05, 2015 7:59 AM
Debra Smith Grubbs
Correction requested
On Find A Grave #43169025 listed as Ruby Barlow Middleton Scott would you please make 2 corrections. Her correct name is Ruby Middleton Barlow Scott. Also the link to Ingram Morris Middleton is correct that he is a sibling of Ruby's. Please remove the link that shows Ingram Morris Middleton as Ruby's child. Thank you!
Added by Debra Smith Grubbs on Dec 02, 2015 5:40 AM
Teresa Randall Walker
RE: Sharon F. Vaiden
Hey Ron,
I don't know how I missed your posting????
Anyway, yes, I'd like to know about Sharon Vaiden. She was very young. Thanks in advance.
Added by Teresa Randall Walker on Nov 25, 2015 11:00 AM
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36624237 & 43429801
Hello again, Ron,

Very sorry. In my haste, I neglected to give both Find A Grave #s, which are 36624237 for Marilea Hipps and 43429801 for Bobby Ray Hipps, Jr. Marilea and Bobby are brother and sister.

Also, Bobby was cremated and his Mother, who lives in Jackson, possesses the urn.
Added by Search forever on Nov 14, 2015 6:19 PM
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36624237; Marilea Hipps
Hello Ron,

I see that you added Bobby Hipps, who is brother of Marilea Hipps, 36624237. They passed away within about 6 months of each other in 2009. I spoke to their Mother on the telephone today. Is there a way you can link the two together as brother and sister?

Thank you kindly.
Added by Search forever on Nov 14, 2015 6:11 PM
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