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Sheila Richey Smith (#47252941)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo In 1989 I began to research my family history with heightened interest upon the coming birth of my son. After losing my grandmother, Bertha Anna Rakestraw Richey, who had lived with our family (the Willis Richey Family), I realized that so much of our family history was left unrecorded. Although she had left a few photos, a family Bible and some newspaper clippings, the gaps were wide. My mother and I began to travel the back roads of Union County, Mississippi, speaking with anyone willing to help in our quest. Meeting those relatives to fill in those gaps has been a great and exciting journey to our family's past. I have met some of the most precious people, who genuinely treasure life. Feb 2014
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Angela Dalton Lucius
Bernice VanCamp
thank you for the links to Bernice's parents, I had been trying to get the Veteran's contributor to link them for a long time and was surprised that they finally transferred it to me so that I could do it myself. ty for all your help my mother is tickled to see all the family links finally coming together :)
Added by Angela Dalton Lucius on Mar 05, 2014 10:06 AM
Angela Dalton Lucius
Berry Wiley Rakestraw
thank you for providing the links to Berry Rakestraws parents. Berry Rakestraw is my grt grt grandfather on my mothers side of the family father of Coy, my grt grandmother. My mother knew virtually nothing about the Rakestraw family line so this information is very valuable to her.. thank you for sharing this with me, I have updated the links.
Added by Angela Dalton Lucius on Mar 03, 2014 6:07 PM
Lynn Brooks Ellis
RE: Effie and Dewey Rakestraw
You are very welcome. Sorry it wasn't a better photo but their marker was right inside a fence and hard to get to.
Added by Lynn Brooks Ellis on Feb 17, 2014 9:45 AM
Jean Bower
Eugene Popper @ Oak Grove, Iuka
Thanks for the information on his family. I've linked him to his mother. Thanks, too, for sharing the source of your info; not everyone does.

Added by Jean Bower on Feb 16, 2014 5:36 PM
Martha Hall Wise McElroy
Cornelius Richey
I am transferring Mr. Richey to you for your care.
Added by Martha Hall Wise McElroy on Feb 13, 2014 10:09 AM
RE: Luther Richey
I have been sick but when I get back to Mt Gilead I will be glad to look for his tombstone. Will let you know what I find.
Added by Red on Feb 12, 2014 10:37 AM
You are welcome. I will get started in a few minutes.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 08, 2014 5:06 PM
Hermon / Ferrell Richey
Thank you for the information on Mr. Richey. If you would like to have the memorials I setup for M/M Richey or others I have set up please let me know and I will transfer them to you. Billy Jones
Added by Anonymous on Feb 08, 2014 9:54 AM

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