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Fran (#47031624)
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Bio Photo I was born in MS and after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I have returned to Florence to live. I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's. While searching for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments.

The iron marker in my bio picture is in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson's oldest cemetery and was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's. There are two of these markers in Greenwood Cemetery.

I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on find a grave. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les and sister, Sue for their help with obtaining burial locations.

My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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Jerry Fair
Edmirl Underwood
Ms. Fran, I just came in contact with Edmirl's granddaughter. She and I share the same 4th and 5th great-grandfathers. Small world, eh?

I will be sending you a request to connect Edmirl to his parents on behalf of my cousin.


Jerry Fair

Added by Jerry Fair on Oct 11, 2014 6:34 PM
Jerry Fair
Underwood Family
Ms. Fran, I forgot to mention that my cousins, the Underwood's, were very wealthy persons who owned manufacturing plants near New Orleans. One would assume that the surviving family members would have purchased markers, but one never knows.

The Underwoods were also members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Added by Jerry Fair on Oct 07, 2014 2:47 PM
Jerry Fair
Underwood Grave Markers
Ms. Fran, thank you ever so much for you valiant effort to locate the Underwood graves! They may in fact not have any markers which is not uncommon. I have purchased grave markers for my close relatives that were heretofore buried anonymously. Sadly, I cannot afford to buy them all markers, but rest assure that if I had the money, I most certainly wood.

Added by Jerry Fair on Oct 07, 2014 2:40 PM
Carolyn Nash Hickman
Rosa Bernice Wilson
You are so wonderful. Thank you for the photoof the marker for Roas Bernice and Freddie Charles Wilson, Jr. I can't begin to say what this means to our family. When I see a newly added relative marker I just get chills.
Added by Carolyn Nash Hickman on Oct 05, 2014 4:42 PM
Rickey Boult
I see we both have a Vernon Bridges listed and it is the same person that was married to Lucia Bolt, your is 115273300 listed in 2013 and mine is 37255586 listed in 2009, dont know how you ended up with a duplicate.

Just wanted you to know that you can delete your newer one.

Rick Bolt
Added by Rickey Boult on Sep 18, 2014 7:20 AM
Chris Finch
Edmond Ory III
Many thanks for the photos for Edmond III; I appreciate your kindness to a stranger.
Added by Chris Finch on Sep 11, 2014 7:50 PM
Hettie Mae Thompson Barr
Your photo of Hettie Barr's headstone is very much appreciated. Thanks!
Added by Nancy on Sep 07, 2014 3:39 PM
Ellen Guillory
Norah Cabell Cottrell
Fran, thank you so much for adding the gravestone of my grandmother, Norah. It means a lot to us to have this is our record. Ellen
Added by Ellen Guillory on Sep 07, 2014 1:56 PM
Effie Mitchell #135337984
Would you mind adding your photo from #100274080 (Walter Mitchell) to his wife Effie? Thanks for all your great photos on Find A Grave!
Amy Clark
Added by ALC on Sep 05, 2014 10:51 AM
Ellen Guillory
RE: Robert Fleming
Thank you. What you have done is perfect. Since you are much better at this than I. Could you go on my brother's page (William Barton Fleming) and center his picture? I didn't know how to do this.
Thank you so much.
Added by Ellen Guillory on Aug 18, 2014 12:05 PM
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