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I live in the Nasville area. I have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. I am 53 years old and married. I live a good life, I am blessed.|
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I would like to use the picture you took of Merle's grave stone and others on his memorial for my family tree on ancestry.com. Merle's Grandmother, Frances Narcissus "Sis" (Owens) Bell was my Great Grandmother, Delona Iona "Lonie" (Owens) Bell's only sibling. Lonie and Sis married brothers! Looking forward to hearing from you. Gaye (Bell) Church Cooper.
|Valerie Rogers||Your father|
My name is Valerie Rogers. I grew up in Shreveport Louisiana. If you are Merle's daughter I have a story for you. My grandmother was a friend of your grandmothers. My mother grew up with your father and Aunt Charolett. I remember Don and Charolett well. Don worked at the same company my father did in ElDorado AR after they all graduated at Tech. We spent a lot of time with them in my early years and I recently got reaquainted with them after I moved to North Little Rock several years ago.
As for your father, my mother's name is Ginger (maiden name, Elliott). They grew up together in Shreveport and attended Byrd High together. The story goes, he wrote More and More for her. (MANY years ago!) I have one of the original copies of the LP. Mother has such wonderful stories about the things they did. I have some great photos and would love to share them with you if you would like. I also have some letters and telegrams.
I do not wish to intrude into your life but I know if it was the other way around I would be so tickled to know these photos existed and to be able to share in the joy of them.
If you would like to contact me you can. I can check back on this message board from time to time to see if you have left a message.
I wish you and all your family the best.
He was a great singer and song writer!
Added by Jean on May 01, 2008 3:38 PM