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John Andrew Prime (#46621252)
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Bio Photo Air Force brat, music critic at the Shreveport Times 1977-1991, military reporter there 1992-2012, local desk editor 2012-13 and from August through the end of October 2015 editorial page editor, at which time retired from Gannett. Now public information officer for the Caddo Parish Coroner and the Caddo Parish District Attorney. Co-author of a history of Barksdale Air Force Base and a book on legendary locals of Shreveport. Interest in genealogy since 1990, willing to visit Northwest Louisiana cemeteries. Fascinated by the stories of those in them, cognizant that people only pass from memory if we let them.

Unless there are historical or sentimental or research reasons disinclining me, I will transfer memorials upon request to children or grandchildren of those memorialized. More distant relationships will not guarantee transfer and are decided on a case-by-case basis. I post news stories and obits associated with the deaths with the permission of the publication unless the item is 75 years old or older and thus free from copyright. I am not responsible for the manner of death of a loved one -- suicide or murder for example -- or the public attention it may have garnered at the time. You cannot change history; it changes us.
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RE: Louise Richard (more)
Ok Thanks. The cemetery records and the stone only list her as Fowler and she is buried next to James Fowler I guess her first husband.
Added by Donnie on Oct 19, 2016 7:31 PM
Tommye Price
Edith Dirker Whitmeyer
Thank you, John Andrew, for her information. I have it added. Tommye
Added by Tommye Price on Oct 07, 2016 12:38 PM
Carolyn Browning
RE: Lefty Frizzell photo is gone
Thank you so much John!! I knew you didn't post it, but it wouldn't let me send a message to Wylie B.

You better than anyone knew my Daddy! You have written such wonderful articles about him! He treasured your friendship, as well as my brother, Ben. Ben even said to me, John didn't post that pic. Lol
I told him I know but maybe you could help.

Thank you for your lovely comments on Mama's service. We were so very blessed to have such wonderful and loving parents. And thank you for your longtime caring friendship with our family.

Sincerely, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Browning on Sep 25, 2016 12:30 PM
Mary Blunt
RE: Tabithy Brown McFadden
Ok, thanks, will try that
Added by Mary Blunt on Sep 24, 2016 9:33 AM
RE: Mandy Elizabeth Hutchins, #48366536 Slaughter Cemetery
It is shown:

Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48366536

No other creator is shown.

Dixie Linoski
Added by Rosalee on Aug 24, 2016 4:04 PM
RE: Mandy Elizabeth Hutchins, #48366536 Slaughter Cemetery
Thanks for your help. While it's not really important, I will check it out again.

Dixie Linoski
Added by Rosalee on Aug 24, 2016 3:48 PM
Mandy Elizabeth Hutchins, #48366536 Slaughter Cemetery
Father of Mandy Elizabeth is George Gerhard Hoetgen, #42977122
Will you please add "Lizzie" to the page of her father, #42977122

Also, Carl Farris Hutchins is the son of Carl B. Hutchins (son of George Gerhard Hutchins, #42977122) and should be removed from the listing of children of George Gerhard Hoetgen, #4297122.

Dixie Talley Linoski, dau of Annie Mary Hutchins Talley (dau of George Gerhard Hoetgen)
318 746-4760

Thanks for your help
Added by Rosalee on Jul 29, 2016 3:40 PM
Mary Blunt
Tabithy Brown McFadden
Let me know if you can correct this grave information. The person listed as sponsor no longer receives messages evidently.

The grave marker says: Tabithy Brown McFadden and gives the date July 2, 1881.

This person is Tabitha Emmaline Blunt the daughter of Lawrence C. Blunt of DeSoto Parish. She first married Ulmer Brown 1 Mar. 1900 in DeSoto Parish. Their son is Charlie Flavel Brown who I believe is buried in your Grand Cane Cemetery. Also, perhaps the husband, Ulmer Brown. Next Tabitha married J. Morris McFadden and was married to Morris McFadden in 1932 when she is listed in her mother, Cornelia Frances Cox Blunt's obituary. Frances (Fannie) Cox Blunt died 4 August 1932. The obituary along with her death cert was sent to me the other day from Louisiana Archives.

Basically, the stone in your cemetery is showing the birth date of Tabithy Brown McFadden. She died July 1975. I have not yet found a date but will let you know if I come up with the exact date. I have been looking for a long time to find her gravesite. Most of the Blunt family is buried at Friendship Cemetery where her father, mother, sisters, brothers, etc. are buried. Only when I discovered she was married to Morris McFadden did I have another name to search for. I believe John Morris McFadden and his former wife are buried at Friendship. I know that he is and found his grave marker.

Maybe, you can put a note on findagrave so that anyone else looking for Tabitha will have more information. Thanks if you can adjust anything.

Mary Blunt
Added by Mary Blunt on Jun 14, 2016 3:33 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Jackie Hoskison
Thanks for the obit. I have already taken all info, I think, that is allowed by findagrave and used in the bio but will check again.

Survivors are not to be listed.

Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Apr 16, 2016 5:08 AM
Kim Marsh
RE: Maj. James Henry Crook
Certainly Mr. Prime. It was a long search to find Maj. Crook's son. He lives in Shreveport yet. I researched Barksdale unit patches and air force ranks to determine it was Maj. Crook. Then I found an old obit that named his survivors. Located his son by happen chance on Facebook search. He confirmed to me his status by details only a family member would know. Like I say,, I've carried these items with me for 50 years...never lost track of them through the time and now I know why.
The crash site was maybe 20 miles from our deer hunting shack. Very loud rumble and boom Friday night +- 7pm. Never found out what it was until we got out of camp the following week.
Went to the site in April 1967. Something I will never forget the amount of energy that must have been released in seconds. you could see where she came in at the tree tops and then just shredded itself away in a V pattern the apex being just what was left of the fuselage. Anyway,
I have a picture of the memory box with the item I found and returned. I would be happy to send it to you. Regards.
Added by Kim Marsh on Apr 15, 2016 8:52 AM
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