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Ron Collins (#14149965)
 member for 16 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Vaiden, MS, on Dec. 31, 1954 to Alf Trotter Collins and Juanita Hambrick Collins.

I lived in Vaiden, MS until 1979, Winona, MS until 1981, when I moved to Jackson, MS. In 1990, I moved to Florence, MS, where I still reside.

I have two wonderful sons, Sean and Cody, and I worked as a Level 2 Computer Field Technician for AmSouth Bank, In-House Technician for Trustmark Bank and Field Technician for CompuCom servicing 10 Lowe's stores in Mississippi.

I have an A.A. Degree in Pre-Law; a B.S. Degree in History with a Minor in English; and a Master of Social Sciences with an emphasis in History.

I have written and maintain 240+ web pages, including listings of the burials in the Vaiden Mississippi Cemetery (White) and the Vaiden Community Cemetery (African-American).

So far, my family history has been traced back to my 14th Generation Grandfather, John Collins I, who was the keeper of the Gael (prison) for King Charles I of England (son of James I - of the King James Bible fame). Other relatives include another King (Elvis).

Other hobbies include motorcycles, making music as a drummer, historical research, adding entries to Find-a-Grave (since 08/11/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


How To Write An Obituary

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.

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Allan Garner
I just found an email on your web site...should I use that one to forward the photos?
Added by Allan Garner on Dec 06, 2016 7:12 AM
Allan Garner
Thanks Ron, I had seen your site before, but had not visited for a while.

I have four photos of the Front Street stores, one from the 1920s and three from the 1970s, when some were still open and in business, and would be pleased to send these to you (about 3 MB in a zip file).

If you would like them, tell me how to get them to you. You could then add them to your site.

Added by Allan Garner on Dec 06, 2016 7:06 AM
Allan Garner
More thanks...
Ron, Just wanted to say thanks again for all your work in Vaiden. My grandparents, great grandparents, and many more of my mother's family are all buried there and your memorials have helped me fill in many details plus have the photos of their headstones...much too far away now for me to visit. Thanks also for your prompt responses to my suggested edits, most all from old family records.

Added by Allan Garner on Dec 05, 2016 6:58 PM
Allan Garner
RE: Willie Lynn Oldham
Ron...yes, the bio looks fine, I would only change the tense to "was the daughter". Wish we could find the death/burial for father and husband William and assume he is nearby, maybe in the same cemetery, but still not recorded.

Thanks very much...
Added by Allan Garner on Dec 05, 2016 6:43 PM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: John Richard
Thank you for informing me so I can change my records and add a flower.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Dec 03, 2016 4:11 AM
Carolyn Allen
Martha Isabelle Minyard
Thank you for the link to her parents .
Added by Carolyn Allen on Nov 29, 2016 6:03 AM
D Snyder
Thanks Ron. I couldn't find them either.
Added by D Snyder on Nov 21, 2016 3:26 PM
D Snyder
Thanks Ron. I couldn't find them either.
Added by D Snyder on Nov 21, 2016 3:26 PM
Pete Mohney
RE: Nicholas Bell, Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, Alabama
Looks like the maximum is 5 photos; it still says I can't add the photo of the grave marker. One more photo is going to have to go, unless you sponsor the memorial.
Added by Pete Mohney on Nov 20, 2016 9:03 AM
Pete Mohney
Nicholas Bell, Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, Alabama
I took a photo to fulfill your request for this memorial, but the memorial page already has the maximum number of photos. I can send the photo to you, or upload it if one of the existing photos is deleted.

Let me know what you would prefer.
Added by Pete Mohney on Nov 19, 2016 6:36 PM
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