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Ron (Ronnie Lee) 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 08/12/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


How To Write An Obituary

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.

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Robert Sullivan
Col. William Mead
Hello Ron,

Thanks for sending me the wives and children of Col. William Mead (your email of 9-9-14 through Find A Grave)(Find A Grave Memorial #65690218).It always excites me when someone else is researching my family ancestors. Some of the information is new to me, but mostly I have previously collected the same as you have provided. As it turns out, William Mead is my 5th great grandfather. My line runs through his son Nicholas Mead, to daughter Dionesia Mead who married William Sullivan (my 3rd GGF) in 1808 in Bedford, VA. They subsequently moved to Ohio.

Might you also be related to William Mead? and, if so, how do you relate? I would be most pleased to hear from you -- My email:

I had requested the transfer of William's memorial some time ago, planning to add a bio and links. But, as is often the case, it was good intentions not fulfilled. Perhaps we can collaborate on posting a bio.

Best regards,
Bob Sullivan
Oakton, Virginia
Added by Robert Sullivan on Sep 21, 2014 2:22 PM
James Coston
Vaiden surname, Mexia Cem.
Morning Ron,
Checking to see if this is someone important to the Vaiden name, maybe Ammie's mother, and want her in a family plot foto.
Three markers are side by side and they are:
Mrs. E.T. Michard, Ammie then Joseph Vaiden.
Should I include her or not. ??
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Sep 10, 2014 4:05 AM
Barb Johnston
RE: Fred Hawthorn
Just linked Frederick to Dorcas. Thanks!
Added by Barb Johnston on Aug 10, 2014 3:50 PM
James L. Cook
lora cook
Thanks a lot. If I can help you please let me know
Added by James L. Cook on Aug 05, 2014 8:53 PM
James L. Cook
RE: Lora Cook
Would you think about transfering Lora to me. She was a 1st cousin.
Added by James L. Cook on Aug 05, 2014 5:46 PM
James L. Cook
Lora Cook
Are you kin to Lora Cook. If so we are kin. Her dad and my grand father James Henry "Bud" Cook were brothers.
I am also kin to a C.C. Collins, that I met at Lora's funeral.
God bless
Added by James L. Cook on Aug 04, 2014 9:40 AM
Cathie Bailey
Rick O'Hair #124697052
Hi Ron. I received the following notification regarding Rick O'Hair's memorial page:

"Ron Collins, Rick O'Hair was my brother's son, I am his Aunt and a member of Find A Grave (Mcbraun #47620424). On behalf on the O'Hair Family, Tony O'Hair,(his son), Karla O'Hair Richards,(his sister) and myself I am asking if you would be so kind as to remove the 2 'hospital' photos posted. It pains us so much to see those in his last days. Please accept our Thank You in advance.
M.C. O'Hair Braun"

Added by Cathie Bailey on Jul 29, 2014 2:13 PM
Rex Xavier
RE: Kate Bennett Collins
Oh, I've got you. Thought you knew her. Thanks anyway.
Added by Rex Xavier on Jul 22, 2014 10:03 AM
Rex Xavier
RE: Kate Bennett Collins
Her maiden name is Bennett, married name Collins? I thought you were the one who added her? Or was it someone else, and I am making a mistake?
Added by Rex Xavier on Jul 22, 2014 8:34 AM
Karen Sanders
John M Williams
Would you please change the birth date to Feb 11, 1900. Thank you.

Karen Sanders
Added by Karen Sanders on Jul 21, 2014 7:26 PM
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