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Ferris Waller (#47162876)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Hello from Ferris Stephen Waller Sr.
I was born in the year 1938 in an upstairs apartment above a bakery on Haines Street in down town Plant City, Fl. My father and mother were Marcus W. Waller Jr. & Oneita M. Wright Waller.
Some of our kin came to Florida in the late 1800's. My grandparents were from, on my dads side, Ashford, & Cottonwood in Houston County, Alabama, & on my mothers side, Tabor City, Pireway, Hallsboro, in Columbus County, North Carolina. My grandfather Marcus W. Waller Sr. was a farmer, when he was not fishing. My grandfather Ferris S. Wright had a furniture & hardware store in Plant City. As I grew up most of my time was spent working in the store. (Wright's Furniture & Hardware). My family bought the store from my grandmother Lutie V. Wright, in 1955 ?. The name was changed to Waller's Hardware. The store is still being operated by our family as Waller's Power Equipment.

Now why am I here? I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't golf, I don't fish, what else is there to do?

My plan is to take as many photos as time permits. I still run a couple of business, and mow over 30 acres of grass every week, so my time is somewhat limited. As of lately (2017) my knees & hips don't allow me to walk as much as I would like.

Most of the photos that I will take, will be of people that I knew, classmates, customers from my many years in business, (hardware store, TV repair, flea market). I will enter information about the person to the best of my memory. Please contact me if you find any of my information that is not correct.
Forgive my writing, high school only, and English was my weak subject. (I failed 11th grade english)
The teacher that failed me was Ethel Keller. This is her FAG website. Click on her photo for the story.

I married Peggy Pless the grand-daughter of Albert Pless. The Pless family is an old pioneer family of Hillsborough County. The Pless Family Cemetery is located just off of Pless Road.
Below is a link to the cemetery.

The names of some of my kin are Waller, Wright, Gore, Mabry, I am sure there are others that I don't know of. My parents and most of our older folks have pasts.

I have created only a few hundred memorials, most of these are family or friends and acquaintance. Almost all contain photos that I took. There are only a few memorials that are unknown to me. These are the ones that I got while taking volunteer photos request. I will transfer, to family members, any of the unknowns that I have created,

I sponsor only people that I knew or their family members. I have sponsored more than 600 memorials, and this is my way of contributing money to Find A Grave. I hope that my small contribution will help FAG to always remain free to everyone. I once sponsored a large family of more than 20 people. They were all friends of my grandmother my parents and myself. For some unknown reason the entire family and a few others disappeared from Find A Grave. For this reason I am reluctant to transfer memorials that I have sponsored.

Life should be all about sharing and trying to make the world a better place. You are more than welcome to use any of my photo.
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Thank you
Thank you for sponsoring my grandparents James Hobbs, and Ramona Gayle Hobbs. I am not sure if you knew them personally, but our family loves and misses them. Thank you again for keeping their memory with us.
Added by S.Edwards on Apr 07, 2017 11:26 PM
Spaur House
Hi Ferris, I bought the Spaur home and plan on restoring it. Would like to know more about the family and house. My email is Thanks, Brandon
Added by Brandon on Mar 29, 2017 12:13 PM
Joe Craver - NC Legionnaire
Sponsorship of Memorial for Robert Gore
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for Robert Foster Gore.

Joe Craver, NC Legionnaire.
Added by Joe Craver - NC Legionnai... on Dec 25, 2016 6:00 PM
Thx for Jim Martinson Memorial
Thank you, Ferris for sponsoring my beloved Jim Martinson memorial for the past 4+ years! It will be five years since my Jim went home August 5th, 2012. I appreciate more than words can say that you remember him! I LOVE your River Ratz and think of you & Jim there every Sunday after church! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! ~marilee
Added by ~marilee on Nov 28, 2016 8:55 AM
Woody Murphy
Topsy Meriwether
You are maintaining memorials for William George Meriwether and his wife, Topsy Huggins, Meriwether. I believe that Topsy Huggins Meriwether was the daughter of Joseph Archibald Huggins and Pearl Murphy. Do you have any information to confirm this?

Woody Murphy
Added by Woody Murphy on Jun 18, 2016 12:12 PM
Judy Llamas
Daisy McCammon
Thank you for sponsoring Daisy's memorial! Loved your personal bio......
Added by Judy Llamas on May 31, 2016 11:01 AM
You're welcome :)
Added by Frosty on Sep 12, 2015 12:27 AM
RE: Hall correction
Dear Ferris,

According to his headstone, his date of birth is September 18, 1926. He is my Step-Father, so I'll confirm this with his son, my Step-Brother, Ferron. I wish we could have known him better, Unfortunately, Origan didn't have much to do with his children after he and Levean Cody divorced, and she married my Dad, Eastman McIntyre. I know his children wishes he would have been more active in their lives.

Once I create a Memorial for Levean, I'll submit a request to link them to one another.

Thank you so much for your assistance,
Added by Frosty on Aug 24, 2015 10:47 PM
Donna McPherson
RE: Transfer
Should you need others to add info to just let me know.
Added by Donna McPherson on Jan 05, 2015 12:12 PM
Ferris, thanks so much for sponsoring John Graham's page. John was a great guy, and as you probably know was married to my cousin Carol Boone, sister of Floyd. ...Wayne
Added by Wayne on Dec 28, 2014 2:04 PM
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