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Melissa West Reeves (#47350722)
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Bio Photo I love to learn about my family, I have been researching for 8 years now. I try to find out as much as I can about mine and my husbands families. For some reason I really like cemeteries. They make me feel more connected to the people who have come before me. I'm respectful of the graves and hate to see them unkept and neglected.

I know how hard it is to research when the person you are researching is not local to you, so I'm willing to help anyone with research in my area. I live in Gilbert, Louisiana but most of my family is from Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.
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Sharon Herlong Harrell
RE: John Thomas Herlong and Rosa Whitehead
It has been a long time since I have worked on the Herlong genealogy, but I do need to dig out my work that I have and check on this info for you. Please don't hesitate to contact me any time. You can call me also 318-282-4561. Just say if you call to let me know you are working on the Herlong Genealogy.
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond back to you.
Added by Sharon Herlong Harrell on Dec 30, 2016 10:30 PM
brenda pierce
MADGE B. PIERCE
HELLO MELISSA,
BLESSINGS TO YOU FOR THE PHOTO OF DEAREST MOTHER💕
THANK YOU FOR CLEARING A WAY THE DUST DEAR... CREATING SEVERAL PHOTOS FROM ONE & WILL CREATE MORE SO, MOTHER IS MY SCREEN SO SEEING HER BEAUTIFUL FACE IS JUST WHAT I NEEDED...
ENJOY FIND A GRAVE SITE TOO.
RELATED TO RON'S FAMILY BY MOTHER'S FATHER A FEW GENERATIONS WOULD YOU BELIEVE.
I BELIEVE RON SAID THE ADDS WERE REMOVED BUT, IF YOU FIND DIFFERENTLY PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
CALL ANYTIME AT~~ 903-467-3131
OR 702-606-0631
Continue to be very BLESSED
FOREVER YOURS 💌
BRENDA KAY PIERCE 🌷🌹
PS.Pray For the legs reflected in the photo for you too keep stepping on.... ANGEL WINGS FOR THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDE


Added by brenda pierce on Aug 27, 2016 11:39 PM
Terri Musto
Gertie Marie Hall
Melissa,

Sorry to be so long in sending you my thanks for the photo you took for me. I've not been able to attend to ancestry stuff for some time now.

Thanks again.

T
Added by Terri Musto on Jul 21, 2016 3:02 PM
Glenda Warner Boyd
Leo and Alma Leake
Thanks Melissa for providing the obits for Leo and Alma Leake. I have added it to their memorial pages!

Glenda Warner Boyd
Added by Glenda Warner Boyd on May 24, 2016 9:46 AM
Wylie Blackwell
William Reitzell
Thank You very much for the posting of his headstone!
Added by Wylie Blackwell on May 12, 2016 9:12 AM
Helen McDonald
Reba Mcdonald
Thanks for posting the photo of her memorial.

Thanks Helen Mcdonald
Added by Helen McDonald on Apr 13, 2016 6:22 PM
David Roach
RE: Cumpton family in Holly Grove Cemetery, Franklin Parish, LA
Melissa,

I think you're correct that Florine had a twin brother, William. The name "Cumpton" is also spelled "Compton" in the same family. I believe that the original spelling was "Cumpton". That family is from the Rayville area. Florine's mother, Callie was a Batey, the daughter of Walter Bone Batey and Mary Jane "Mollie" Trahern. Mollie was the daughter of Dr. Samuel C. Trahern and Adelaide Weeks. I think all of these people are buried in the Holly Grove Cemetery, but Adelaide no longer has a visible gravestone. BTW, Florine's brother, Allen Compton, from Winnsboro plans to place a gravestone for her soon.

My paternal grandmother was also a Batey (Mary Frances Batey Roach, Callie's sister)and is buried in Holly Grove.

Thanks again, David Roach.
Added by David Roach on Apr 13, 2016 3:47 PM
David Roach
Thanks!
Thanks for taking this picture. We appreciate it.
Added by David Roach on Apr 13, 2016 3:19 PM
David Roach
Thanks!
Thanks for taking this picture. We appreciate it.
Added by David Roach on Apr 13, 2016 3:16 PM
Ron Manley
Thank You!
Melissa,

Much thanks for providing a photograph of Mary Thigpen May's grave marker. Doug McBroom and I has a minor dispute over the dates on her grave marker. I appreciate you settling the issue decisively.

Ron Manley
Added by Ron Manley on Jun 15, 2015 4:47 PM
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