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Sonya Bayles (#47141573)
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Bio Photo My name is Sonya A. Bayles, I was born in Bastrop, La on May 5, 1947. My parents were Ochoa Bayles and Mary Alice Day Bayles. My father was born in La, and my mother in Miami Florida. We moved to Miami when I was 6 years old and I pretty much grew up in Florida. Dad moved around quite a bit and I married a local guy from Gainesville, Ga. who it seems moved around a lot also, so for years I moved a lot. I have 2 sisters, Frances Mae and Amanda Lynn, and 2 brothers Vincent Ochoa and Mark Levi. I belong to The Chruch Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and have a great love for family history work, I spend many hours gathering srories, pictures and history of my family. I have 3 sons Enoch Shane Smith, Brannon Levi and Gerald Floyd.
I work in the medical field and also teach classes in CPR & First Aid for the American Red cross in my spare time. Thru the years I have worked at a lot of different things and it took along time for me to find my nitch in life.

I am now retired due to ill health. I spend my time doing phone and email support for newFamilySearch and am really learn a lot more about research and it is a joy to me. I also have more time now to spend time adding memorials to findagrave and also to take more pictures in cemetery.

I enjoy doing family history , working in the garden and long walks on the beach. I enjoy time with my family.
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Bryan Anderson
RE: Vince Bayles

There were two Ochoas in Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. They were:


Both were from Scottsdale, Arizona and both died about a month apart in 1966. Both of their graves are on

Bicentied died on 4/18/1966 and Mariano died on 5/22/1966.

Thanks for letting me know about the Bayles boys. Very interesting!


Added by Bryan Anderson on Apr 17, 2017 2:03 PM
Bryan Anderson
RE: Vince Bayles

I while back you mentioned that I may use your photos of your grandfather Vice Bayles from

Just to remind you, my grandfather served with your grandfather in Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Divsion in WWI. If you happen to know of any details of your grandfather's service in WWI, I would be very interested in hearing it.

I see there was also a Ford Bayles, also of Point, Louisiana who also served in this unit. Might you know anything about Ford Bayles?

Thanks again, I appreciate it!

With warm regards,

Bryan Anderson

Added by Bryan Anderson on Apr 13, 2017 10:12 AM
Theron Rogers
Memorial Park
Yes, I have gone in and asked for locations. But that gets old for me and them. I would like the requestor, or next of kin to do that part. Seems like a small price to pay to get a photo.

Thanks, Theron
Added by Theron Rogers on Feb 15, 2017 12:30 PM
Jesse B Crumley
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo of my relatives marker. SEM-SC
Added by sem on Jan 19, 2017 12:05 PM
Diane Bishop
Tombstone photo..
Thank you so much for the photo of John A. Stephens and his wife Carrie Mae Ellis Stephens.
I wanted to create a memorial for them and needed the photo to complete it.
Again, thanks so much
Added by Diane Bishop on Jan 12, 2017 11:43 AM
Massimo Eddy
Diana Duncan grave photo
thank you for photographing & placing her grave marker online.
Added by Massimo Eddy on Dec 05, 2016 2:00 PM
Carla Roberts Pryor
147099134 Pamela Susan Martin
Hello Sonya,
I am looking for information on a memorial that you manage. Do you know how I can find out who this person is? Her parents, etc? A possible obituary? She has the same name and year birth as a friend. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Carla Roberts Pryor
Added by Carla Roberts Pryor on Nov 22, 2016 4:31 PM
Benjamin Howard Lowe Lighthouse Article

Will you please tell me the newspaper and date of publication for the "One of Lowe's Lighthouses" newspaper article please?

Thank you in advance,

Jeannette Say-Henry
Added by Jeannette on Nov 12, 2016 12:36 PM
Bryan Anderson
Vince Bayles
Dear Sonya,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI army unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to the National Directory of the 355th Infantry, your grandfather was a member of this same army unit. Perhaps are grandfathers knew each other?

I don't know exactly where I'm going with my project, but I'm collecting the photographs of the graves and any other photographs of the men who served with my grandfather in WWI. You posted two photographs under the findagrave post for your grandfather (Find A Grave Memorial# 31098016): the photograph of his grave and a portrait of him during WWI.

In case I ever publish anything, would it be permissible to use your photographs from findagrave? I would greatly appreciate it!

With warm regards,

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Aug 24, 2016 4:06 PM
RE: Gladys Isom
You're very welcome.
Added by NLColes on Aug 21, 2016 7:38 PM
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