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Gerald Rankin (#47559954)
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Bio Photo I was born in Brookhaven, MS, Nov.22, 1936. Graduated from Wesson AHS, & Copiah-Lincoln Jr. College. Served in U.S.Army 1959-61. Engr'g Technican by profession, retired from ExxonMobil 1/2000. Presently reside in City of Central, LA. (A suburb of Baton Rouge, LA).
Genealogy interest include Rankin, Simmons & Thames.
If you are related to any memorial I have listed, I will gladly transfer mamagement to you.
You may contact me via E-mail of thru F.A.G.
contact me at my e-mail address.
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Forest Hill
declined corrections
These memorial corrections were sent because the Find A Grave rule says that no punctuation marks are to be used in the name fields. so (Child) should be Child; (Infant) should be Infant; and (Rivers) should be Rivers (except that reading the notes it doesn't sound like there is any proof that the grave is for a person named Rivers).
Added by Forest Hill on Jun 24, 2017 8:06 PM
RE: William Courtney (78194872)
The correct procedure is for you to request that the two memorials be merged. You do that by sending an email to with the links to both memorials and an explanation about which memorial is correct and why (documentation).

If there are other duplicates in the Old/New cemeteries, do them the same way. You can send two sets of duplicates in each email, and five emails per day to the edit@ address.

If you are creating second memorials when you know one already exists in the wrong cemetery, you should instead request that the cemetery name be corrected instead. Write to the memorial manager first, if they don't respond in 30 days send it to the edit@ address. In the long run its easier than getting merges done.

Added by Chris on Jun 24, 2017 8:00 PM
Forest Hill
naming rules
please do not use punctuation such as ??? or --- in the memorial name fields. Find A Grave's policy is that unknown or unreadable names should be entered as:

first name: unknown
last name: unknown

this is so that the memorials can be found by the search engine. thanks!
Added by Forest Hill on Jun 24, 2017 2:10 AM
Wm. Scott Deaver
Memorial 125660062
Hi, on the tombstone it says James Cummings and you have it listed as John

Added by Wm. Scott Deaver on Jul 12, 2016 5:30 AM
Janice Cross
Armentine Autry Cummings
Thank you for posting the picture of the above. I would love to see a close up of her husband, James Attis Cummings. He was my great uncle and I will probably never be able to get there to take a picture. Thank you.
Added by Janice Cross on Jun 08, 2016 1:40 PM
Chip Landry
John L. Miller
According to Mrs. Mary Ash, who I spoke with in 1996, John L. Miller is her father and he is not buried in the Ash cemetery. He was buried on the banks of the Yazoo River, but the family could not afford a grave marker. Many years later when they were able to purchase a grave marker, no one in the family could remember where the grave was. Her brother stored the marker in his barn for many years, and then brought it to her to put into the Ash cemetery.
His marker would be a cenotaph.
Added by Chip Landry on May 13, 2016 9:51 AM
Cheryl Brown-Morales
Thank you so much for the tranfer of my Uncle Elmer Burnette Brown Find A Grave page
Added by Cheryl Brown-Morales on Mar 20, 2016 7:42 PM
Cheryl Brown-Morales
Thank you so much for the trancer of my Uncle Elmer Burnette Brown Find A Grave page
Added by Cheryl Brown-Morales on Mar 20, 2016 7:41 PM
Rankin genealogy
I have an interest in Rankin genealogy, also. My grandmother was a Rankin from Simpson County, MS
Added by omcnair on Nov 14, 2015 5:44 PM
Chip Landry
Randolph Puckett Odom Cemetery
Mr. Rankin:
When I transcribed this cemetery in 1993, my reading of the headstone was Born Aug. ___ 1890
Died Nov. 3, 1900.
I will ride out there and double check to see if it can be verified.
Added by Chip Landry on May 10, 2015 2:46 PM
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