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Tom White (#47243299)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Memphis, TN, raised in Jackson, MS, and moved to Dallas in 1967.

My father was Jesse Thomas White.

My mother was Clara Vanderberg White .

You are invited to visit their memorials to see their ancestors.

I am addicted to FindaGrave and genealogy research in general. I have had the good fortune to connect with a number of cousins through this website.

Most of my research is tracing family members in Mississippi.... Panola, Quitman, Calhoun, Yalobusha and Hinds Counties.

My Family Names: White, Vanderberg, Vanderburg, Potts, Jenkins and Hupperich.

My wife's family: Pitt, Sapp, and Newcomer's, mostly from Oklahoma, and Baldridge from Tennessee.

"I have never met a cemetery I did not like", and
"I can not go to a cemetery and take just one picture".

I am also a volunteer photo taker at Grove Hill, Restland and Oakland Cemeteries in Dallas.

If I have added one of your family members or family friends, let me know and I will transfer them to you.


A number of the pictures added and memorials created in the Memphis and North Mississippi area have been contributed by my cousin, Becky Vanderburg Abbott.


Any photograph I have added to any memorial may be used by the general public, without credit to me.
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RE: Douglass Family
Thank you for the Douglass transfers, more than just Aileen & Robert. Hope to have my family files (paper) available from storage soon. Meanwhile, will try to connect all bef2 long. Thanks again. AGP
Added by A.G.P. on May 26, 2015 2:25 PM
RE: Douglass Family
Hi Tom, Yes, I sponsored Aileen & Bob Douglass, Sr., and they are family. Thank you for inquiring and also for adding their memorials.

I, too, was born in Memphis (WWII), home of my father's people, Thompsons on the maternal side. Aileen was my grandfather's aunt. I knew Aileen's sister when I was a child, she was my gt.grandmother, and I knew their son, Gen. Bob Douglass, Jr., who later lived in Arkansas.

I appreciate your offering, and yes, I would welcome their transfer if you are comfortable with that. I have recently moved but am hoping to have a new set-up soon for scanning photos & docs I've long planned to add. Isn't Find A Grave wonderful?!

Thanks again, AGP

PS I see Potts is a family name of yours. My father's 1st cousin, a Wellford, married a Potts, both of them from Memphis. I wonder if this rings any bells with you.

Added by A.G.P. on May 24, 2015 10:03 AM
Nora Lea Cooper Willis
Thank you for your time and work on posting. I do however have a correction of information for her. She is the daughter of Joseph and Martha Wages Cooper. J W Cooper Find A Grave Memorial# 89239884 In 1920 Census her son J C Martin was in the household with Coleman & Nora Willis in 1940 Census her brother David C Cooper and son Harold Martin were in the home. Thanks
Added by Belookn4 on May 23, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: Mooney Family
Thanks for getting back to me. Since you know her and I do not, I will transfer memorial to you if you like. Let me know.

Added by Grave_Walker on May 23, 2015 11:13 AM
Edit request
I received an edit request from you to link Vernon Mooney #117914868 to Jessie Lorene Mooney #117623512. Wanting to know what your source of information is to request this change.

I have some issues with making a connection as they both passed away in Dallas but both are buried in separate cemeteries. Will wait to hear from you before making a change.

Added by Grave_Walker on May 23, 2015 9:53 AM
Ed Rhodes
Just discovered you have already created a memorial for Loretta McCorkle, Nita and my mother's sister. I deleted the one I just created and will ask you to transfer management of this one over to me. Thanks.

I've added both of Nita's parents and will be adding my mother also.
Added by Ed Rhodes on May 14, 2015 8:49 PM
Joni Schultz
RE: Elizabeth Jane Copeland -122916910
Someone who is researching her obit on the newspapers or microfilm in the state or local library what if you want. I am researching the US federal census, death, marriage, and burial. She was relationship to me.
Added by Joni Schultz on May 14, 2015 1:41 PM
Ed Rhodes
Nita Hipp
Thanks for creating Nita's memorial and getting a new picture of their headstone uploaded. Haven't been to Dallas since the dates were added.
Added by Ed Rhodes on May 13, 2015 11:27 AM
Ed Rhodes
Thank you
Thanks for allowing me to take over management of John Hipp's memorial. I will take very good care of it and I will link it to Nita's once I get it created. Nita passed away in February of last year. Thanks again.
Added by Ed Rhodes on May 07, 2015 4:26 PM
Ed Rhodes
Find A Grave Memorial# 124223705
John Allen Hipp was my uncle. Would you transfer management of his memorial over to me? I'd like to add some photos and family info.
Added by Ed Rhodes on May 07, 2015 11:43 AM
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