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Christopher Beard (#47117351)
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Bio Photo I am the oldest child of Harold E. Beard and Daisy Brumfield. I grew up in New Orleans and spent a lot of time on my great grandparents' farm in Salem, Walthall Co., MS. Our family cemetery (Spence) is located there on original property of my ancestor, William Washington Spence.
I became interested in genealogy at a young age, listening to stories told by my great grandmother, Ettie Spence Pigott. Since then, researching ancestors and related families has become a life-long adventure. It is my favorite hobby and past-time.
I am an educator by profession. I do teacher training at Southeastern Louisiana University.
I have been fortunate enough to have lived abroad in Brazil, and traveled extensively in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. (I have been to thirty countries and every state in the USA.)
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In case my adding the connections don't work, I thought you might want to add to your files. Two of the children's obits.

Mamie Thomas McDonald age 94 passed away August 19, 2016 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Bens Ford Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons both of Bogalusa, Edward Wilson McDonald and Corbett Dale McDonald. Two daughters, Dianne Muchow of Denham Springs La, and Deborah Rodish also of Denham Springs La. One brother Leon Thomas Sr. of Bogalusa La, and one sister Genevieve Strahan of McComb Ms. Eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill McDonald, a daughter Peggy Rivera, parents Ben and Pearlie Bass Thomas, one brother Louis Chalmette Thomas, and nine sisters.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 22, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Elder Caleb Martin will officiate.

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ERA Leader (November-December 1998) Obits, Washington, LA

L. C. Thomas, 81, a resident of the Sheridan community, died at 7:10 pm Tuesday,
Dec. 15th at his residence.

He was a retired employee with Gaylord Container and a member of the Mt. Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Floreda Jenkins Thomas of Sheridan; a son, Benjamin
Louis Thomas of Franklinton; a daughter, Betty Louise Hartfield of Bogalusa; a
brother, Leon Thomas of Bogalusa; six sisters, Cora McCain, Zellie Mizell, Mamie
McDonald and Geneva Knight all of Franklinton, Gladys Merse of Baker and Dora
Gardner of Foxworth; four grandchildren, Acy Hartfield, Jr., Angela Thomas Rachal,
Chad Thomas, and Patsy Welch; also four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lela Hunt, Edna Moore, Evie Sanchez, and
Zephyr Sheridan.

Visitation was in the Crain Funeral Home from 5 pm until 9 pm Wednesday and after
9 am Thursday.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, Dec. 17th in the funeral home chapel
with Eld. Brent King.

Interment was in the Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kevin Garner, Gary Garner, Laverne Jenkins, Donald Mizell, Acy
Hartfield Sr., and McCauley Sheridan.
Added by Phyllis Crochet Raines on Mar 07, 2017 7:00 AM
Bert Boutwell
Wiley Richard Blackwell
Cut and pasted the obit you sent from the Times-Picayune; it is a good example of why obits should be relied upon only as a last resort. Check out the memorial and compare that obit with the one appearing in the local paper.
Added by Bert Boutwell on Feb 10, 2017 10:25 AM
Bert Boutwell
Emily Johnson Blackwell
Took care of the issue
Added by Bert Boutwell on Feb 05, 2017 8:39 PM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
Toledo memorial park
I would be honored to transfer the brumfields to you if you wish! I do not have a tie to them. They are buried near my family.

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Jan 20, 2017 4:27 PM
Thanks. This is work in progress. I may not should posted until I had review all may notes. I appreciate your help in editing this information. I have tried to link each family line back to their immigration to the United States. By adding to the excellention foundation of family members you have posted.

Added by burch_79 on Jan 02, 2017 9:04 AM
RE: Lovie Barker
Do you know the names of Duck Barker's brothers ? (or Duck's parents ) ?
Maybe I can help confirm some records. Duck's son, G.T. is my great uncle. You can email me if you like,
Added by Vicky on Jan 01, 2017 3:20 PM
RE: Lovie Barker
How was Lovie related to "Duck" Barker ?
Added by Vicky on Jan 01, 2017 7:35 AM
Lovie Barker
Thanks for adding the photo of Lovie Barker & her 2 daughters. What's your connection to this family ?
Added by Vicky on Dec 30, 2016 6:53 PM
Bonnie D.
Memorial requests
Chris, I only get on Find A Grave about once a week. Can you please send only a few requests at a time? I will transfer all to you, but it will take a little time. I hope you understand.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Added by Bonnie D. on Dec 22, 2016 4:25 PM
Thanks for your update info I have the land purchase on Frances Bio almost to Elijah bio. I have edit the info on Frances 's children. Hoping it is clearer to understand. Would you have any info on Luke?
Added by burch_79 on Dec 14, 2016 10:05 AM
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