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Ken Sims (#48078948)
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Bio Photo I am the beneficiary of all that came before me and I'm trying to pin the blame on them. ... That's what my dad would say, with a wink.... I feel a responsibility to those who gave me so much to be thankful for. I do this for my parents, my children, my cousins, and all their children. I am most appreciative of all the work done by contributors of Find-A-Grave and I feel the need to pass-it-on by helping others.

I'm not in to poetry but the following strikes a chord that I think is appropriate to this site.
"Your Name" by Edgar A. Guest

You got it from your father,
t'was the best he had to give,
And right gladly he bestowed it
It's yours, the while you live.

You may lose the watch he gave you
and another you may claim,
But remember, when you're tempted,
to be careful of his name.

It was fair the day you got it,
and a worthy name to bear,
When he took it from his father
there was no dishonor there.

Through the years he proudly wore it,
to his father he was true,
And that name was clean and spotless
when he passed it on to you.

Oh there's much that he has given
that he values not at all,
He has watched you break your playthings
in the days when you were small.

You have lost the knife he gave you
and you've scattered many a game,
But you'll never hurt your father
if you're careful with his name.

It is yours to wear forever,
yours to wear the while you live,
Yours, perhaps some distant morn,
another boy to give.

And you'll smile as did your father,
with a smile that all can share,
If a clean name and a good name
you are giving him to wear.

Thank you Mom and Dad.-KMS

Across the ocean of time
I hear the ancient voices,
like the ringing
from old cathedrals calling.


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Angie B. Roberts
RE: Janeene Potts Yeager
Sorry I could not get a better photo. The stone was reflecting the surfaces around it with an overcast shadow hiding the writing as the names & dates are on the east side of the stone facing west. It is interesting that I descend from a line of Potts. It is possible this lady is a distant relative of mine as well. There are a number of Potts buried in that cemetery. It really is a beautiful cemetery too. Angie
Added by Angie B. Roberts on Jan 19, 2015 11:44 AM
Peggy Bargen Duey
William Holman Jennings
Yes, he most definitely was my grandmother's first husband and I have the marriage license and divorce records for them. I know he wasn't mentioned in her obit, probably because of the divorce, and only found out about it by a lot of research. Her daughters didn't believe what was in the divorce records and she went to court and had her changed changed back to her maiden name.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Dec 16, 2014 12:42 PM
Jackson family cemetery
thank you for the photos.
were there any other stones in that cemetery or did you add them all to findagrave?
Added by deegraver on Dec 16, 2014 12:29 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
William Holman Jennings
What a wonderful early Christmas present; this was my grandmother's first husband and I'm so excited that it has finally been fulfilled. God Bless You!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Dec 16, 2014 12:18 PM
Joseph Mann
Lillian Stokes

I will take a photo of Lillian Stokes gravesite tomorrow, weather permitting. But reading your comments about her middle name, according to her death notice as reported in the New Orleans Times Picayune, Sunday, October 16, 1938, page 70, her name was indeed Lillian Goldsby Stokes.

She was 64 years old at the time of her death on October 15, 1938. She lived at 3316 St. Charles Avenue.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Friday, February 3, 1939, page 2, the obituary of Hobart Stokes indicates he was married to the late Lillian Goldsby.

I hope that provides the evidence you were seeking.

Added by Joseph Mann on Nov 20, 2014 12:35 PM
Nellie Ainsworth
Sallie Jackson
You have b. 1856 d.1961 and age six. Thank you very much. She is kin to me Edwin Boyd Jackson is my 5 great grandfather.
Added by Nellie Ainsworth on Nov 06, 2014 6:34 PM
Channing Barker

Transfer granted.
Added by Kym☺ on Aug 25, 2014 8:13 PM
Vicki Brewer Sexton
T.J Ayers
Think you are correct with this. Please do make the correct changes. Thanks
GOD bless
Added by Vicki Brewer Sexton on Jul 21, 2014 7:37 PM
Thomas Perry at Riverview Cemetery
Although I cannot tell you what is on the grave marker today, I do know that he is buried next to Sarah N. Perry (1841-1901). Ace
Added by Ace on Jun 13, 2014 5:19 PM
Dianne Redding Rogers
Vonda Mullins
Ken, so sorry for the delay in transferring to you. I've been in/out of hospital for the past month and got a bit behind on my Find A Grave duties. She is now transferred to you. Please let me know if you want any other transfers. Thanks.

Added by Dianne Redding Rogers on Oct 08, 2013 9:20 AM
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