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Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker (#4308835)
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Bio Photo Phil is a retired systems analyst and a Vietnam veteran serving 4 years with the US Navy with honorable discharge as Petty Officer. He then served 2 years with the Air National Guard. Donna is a retired RN with 44 years in the medical field. First as a nurse's aide, then EMT and finally an RN for the last 35 years. We live in Oklahoma City.
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My parents are William Stricklan
and Lennie Brush Stricklan
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Nancy Solt
Vinny Odom Strickland
I am offering this Bio information for Vinny Odom Strickland :
Vinnie Gertrude Odom Strickland / N. C.
Born: Jan. 25, 1914
Death: April 22, 1941

Spouse: James Bryant Strickland (1912-1971)
married 1931

Family links:
Berry Odom (1889 - 1916)
Bessie Frances Pate Odom Brady Williams (1895-1986)

Harvey Lee Strickland (1934-1991)
James Charles Strickland ( 1932-2000)

Thelma Elizabeth Odom Buie (1911-2002)
Ruby Odom Jones (1916-2004)
Vinny Gertrude Odom Strickland (1914-1941)

Added by Nancy Solt on Jan 20, 2017 7:53 AM
Darlene Vinson
Grand moms grave
My grand mom, Laura Vannie Evans Strickland and my 4 yr old aunt, Addie Mary, are both buried at old High Shoals cemetery, Walton Co., High Shoals Georgia. Unfortunately they are both in unmarked graves. I just added memorials for both of them here at find a grave. And will be adding the photos of them here soon.

That's why you could not find them. I've never been to their graves but my sister has been.
Added by Darlene Vinson on Dec 22, 2016 11:23 PM
Darlene Vinson
2 Stricklad family grave site for your records
I don't know if you have John William or my step grandmother, Julia Whitley Strickland's grave sites for your records or not.
They are both buried at Harrell Grove Church and cemetery in Douglas, Ga. Along with many other Strickland family's graves.
How my grandparents ended up in southeast Ga., from north Ga., I have no idea, nor does any of my cousins that are the siblings of my daddys brother and sisters. Another dead end so far for me to try to find out.
Added by Darlene Vinson on Dec 06, 2016 9:57 AM
Darlene Vinson
RE: What I have now.
We know Laura Vann or Vanna Evans Strickland (D:1920) and her little girl Addy Mary (D:1917) are buried at High Shoals but have no markers on their graves. A number of years back my sister, who's named after Laura, went to High Shoals and found both their graves with the help of a gentleman that had the plats of the graves and found them with the help of some type of instrument used to find graves. Plus her name is on the census of 1920 before her death. My dads name is also on that census as he went home to see his mom before her death. Both she and Addy Mary died of Swine Flu. I am getting help from the Clerk of High Shoals in hopes she can help me find out more about Laura as its now a historical town and they are trying to get the Family's names that first settled there. I am hoping that she and the Mayor, who's family first settled there, are going to find out more for me.
In case you are related to me: HI CUZ! Nice to meet you! :-)
So far its been a positive feeling to find out more about Daddy's family as its not been researched by any family member I know. Daddy's family's been like a mystery to solve as not much was ever mentioned or talked about them even when we would ask questions of the Aunts & Uncles before they passed they would give us no answers. We all feel like there's Strickland secrets they didn't want us to know. Me being Daddy's baby girl and hard headed/stubborn as he was :-) am determined to find out all I can.
Again thank you for answering my questions to you. Have a blessed day.
Added by Darlene Vinson on Dec 06, 2016 9:38 AM
Darlene Vinson
What I have now.
Father: Clifford E. Strickland 1909-1965
Grandparents: John William Strickland 1885-1951
Laura Vanna Evans Strickland 1891-1920 (we are stuck on her parents. If you have knowledge on her family please share it with us. Laura and a daughter, Addy Mary are buried at High Shoals cemetery in High Shoals, Ga.)
2 nd grandmother is Julia Whitley Malcolm Strickland 1896-1971
Great grandparents: John Monroe Strickland 1860-? and Sarah J. Dunaway 1861-1900.
2 nd great grandparents: Ansel Butler Strickland 1814-1863
1st wife: Elizabeth Strickland ( again we can't find any more info on her)
2 nd wife: Mary Polly Braswell Strickland 1833-1853
3rd great grandparents: Bennett Strickland and Nancy other info on them yet either.
4th great grandfather is Ansel Bennett. Our problem here is there are 2 of them with the same dates..but children names are all mixed up with some names on both. We are trying to sort that out now.
Its def. been a challenge to get as far as we have. Lots of census to go through.
As you can tell we are very new to this so any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Added by Darlene Vinson on Dec 05, 2016 9:45 PM
Darlene Vinson
Clifford Edward Strickland
I noticed you left flowers on my daddy and brothers memorial.
Clifford Strickland is my daddy and Wallace Fred Strickland is my brother. Pauline Strickland Ward is my mom. I noticed your last name doesn't end with a d. I know a number of Strickland's spell the name different. My daughter and I have been doing the genealogy on my daddys family. Are we by chance related? If so how? You can email me at:

Darlene Strickland Vinson
Added by Darlene Vinson on Dec 05, 2016 7:24 PM
Vicky (Hammond) Jasper #47572233
Found another wife!

Name Evah Odelle Caskey
Spouse Name Artimus Felton Truitt
Marriage Date 27 Jul 1943
Marriage Place Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
Notes From Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951 Book 127, Pg 362
Household Members
Name Age
Evah Odelle Caskey
Artimus Felton Truitt

Added by Vicky (Hammond) Jasper #... on Nov 29, 2016 10:51 PM
Vicky (Hammond) Jasper #47572233
Name Felton Artimus Truitt
Spouse Name Lucille Holden
Marriage Date 29 Mar 1924
Marriage Place Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
Notes From Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951 Book 48, Pg 237
Household Members
Name Age
Lucille Holden
Felton Artimus Truitt

This is where Lucille Holden Truitt comes in. I can't find where she is buried.
Added by Vicky (Hammond) Jasper #... on Nov 29, 2016 10:41 PM
Sue Thurber
Oscar Amos Hufstedler children
Hello,I am a direct descedant of Oscar..he is my Great Grandfather. I have a listing of his children but I cannot find a way to add them. They only list spouse or parents. Can you tell me how to do this? Thanks. Sue Thurber
Added by Sue Thurber on Nov 29, 2016 1:36 PM
Angie Howard Yount
Everette and Ruby Johnson
Could you please transfer my Grand parents Everette and Ruby Johnson's memorials over to me? Thank you so much for starting them!
Added by Angie Howard Yount on Nov 21, 2016 8:40 PM
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