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Sonya Bayles (#47141573)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo My name is Sonya A. Bayles, I was born in Bastrop, La on May 5, 1947. My parents were Ochoa Bayles and Mary Alice Day Bayles. My father was born in La, and my mother in Miami Florida. We moved to Miami when I was 6 years old and I pretty much grew up in Florida. Dad moved around quite a bit and I married a local guy from Gainesville, Ga. who it seems moved around a lot also, so for years I moved a lot. I have 2 sisters, Frances Mae and Amanda Lynn, and 2 brothers Vincent Ochoa and Mark Levi. I belong to The Chruch Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and have a great love for family history work, I spend many hours gathering srories, pictures and history of my family. I have 3 sons Enoch Shane Smith, Brannon Levi and Gerald Floyd.
I work in the medical field and also teach classes in CPR & First Aid for the American Red cross in my spare time. Thru the years I have worked at a lot of different things and it took along time for me to find my nitch in life.

I am now retired due to ill health. I spend my time doing phone and email support for newFamilySearch and am really learn a lot more about research and it is a joy to me. I also have more time now to spend time adding memorials to findagrave and also to take more pictures in cemetery.

I enjoy doing family history , working in the garden and long walks on the beach. I enjoy time with my family.
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Carol Chidlow
I have made the connection per your suggestion. Is this a relative of yours and would you like me to transfer ownership of this memorial to you?
Let me know.
Added by Carol Chidlow on Apr 10, 2014 1:54 PM
RE: Frank R Pointer
RThank you very much!
Added by DeBo on Apr 10, 2014 6:19 AM
Barbara Godfrey
Family links or transfer
Hi Sonya.

In the Memorial Park of Gainesville you have listed several Blalock's. If you would be kind as to make some corrections and link them to family. Or you could transfer to me.

They are as follows:

Alan Lamar Blalock #110053563 - please correct middle initial from "A" to "L" as shown in photo and link to father Cecil A. Blalock #110053633.

Kenneth Noah Blalock #110053798 - please correct death year from "1998" to "1993" as shown in photo and link to father Cecil A. Blalock #110053633.

Jerry Boyd Blalock #110053706 - please link to father Cecil A. Blalock #110053633

Thanks so much,
Barbara Godfrey
Added by Barbara Godfrey on Apr 07, 2014 11:39 AM
Robert Thompson
Edits on the Find a Grave system
On your personal findagrave home page there is an edit tab at the top of the page. If you click that tab you should see where I have entered the plot numbers and you can choose to accept or reject any corrections all at one time which makes it easier. This was new to me a couple of months ago. It might be new or I just didn't see it. Unfortunately you do not get any email notice that corrections are there other than a number showing up next to the edit on the tab. You just have to know to check it every now and then.
Added by Robert Thompson on Jan 24, 2014 3:04 AM
Terri Smith Burnette
Consider Transfer?
Hello Sonya,

Idell Smith Young was one of 16 children in my father's family. Would you consider transferring her memorial to me? 111887855
Thank You
Terri S Burnette
Added by Terri Smith Burnette on Jan 20, 2014 10:15 PM
Thank you, for the edits.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2013 1:38 PM
Erin Antley
RE: Bobbie Bayles
You're very welcome. I just wanted to mention that Mrs. Bobbie's husband just recently died on August 3 and I also photographed his monument. I did not know them personally but we have a couple of common relatives. Sorry that at least on of the pictures is turned on it's side. I took them with the camera on my android phone and, try as I might, I just could not get it to rotate the pics. Let me know if you need any other assistance!
Your Friend,
Added by Erin Antley on Sep 16, 2013 8:27 PM
Carol Dooley
RE: photos
You're welcome!
Added by Carol Dooley on Jul 17, 2013 3:18 PM
David Oxford
re: Eugene P. Jones
Thank you for transferring his memorial to my care. Your kindness is truly appreciated. Can't start today, but will soon begin adding data. Thanks again!
Added by David Oxford on Jul 03, 2013 11:45 AM
don swafford
Thank You
Thanks for the great pic and especially for your efforts.

Added by don swafford on Apr 03, 2013 8:44 PM
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