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Kay Parrish Thompson (#46967117)
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Bio Photo I live in Vidalia,Georgia, moving here from Miami in 1967. My parents are Jesse Lem (deceased) and Hope Ann Lashmit Parrish (deceased).

I decided to start the genealogy on my family in December 2007, and have quickly become addicted. I wish I had started earlier when I had family that could help me with names,dates and places.

We are related to STARLING,CROSBY,DYAL and others from Starke and Graham, Bradford County, Florida on my dad's side of the family. All are buried in Antioch Cemetery, Lacrosse, Alachua County, Fl. For information on this cemetery contact Johnny Chapman @

On my mother's side it's LASHMIT, FINE, HANKINS and others from North Carolina, Indiana and Michigan,.

I've always been fascinated with graves and old cemetery's. I enjoy researching family history and adding as much information to a memorial that I can. If I add a memorial, I will make sure in the future that I get a photo of the headstone and also link families together where possible. I've seen to many memorials added that dates are not put in and no family links are added. If you find a memorial that needs to be transferred to you, please request and I'll be glad to do so.

I will on occasion go to the local library and look up obituaries that I need. When I do this, I sometimes capture "others" . If they are already on FAG, I'll contact the owner and request a temporary transfer to add the information and then return it. So don't be alarmed if I contact you, with such a request! I enjoy adding all the information available. I've done several of these in the past....

I am not in this for the amount of memorials I can add, but to make sure everyone is remembered, so future researchers can have somewhere to start.
And families can place flowers at any time.

If you have the time please place a flower on
my daughter, Jessica's memorial.

Jessica Noel Daniels 1981-1997

Please visit the memorial for Courtney Ann Wilkes.
She was murdered while on vacation in Florida with her family. She was a Toombs County High School student.

Courtney Ann Wilkes 1995-2011

I remember this tragic story well. There is a website with all the information at Please visit the site and also leave a flower on Rhonda's Findagrave memorial page.

Rhonda Sue Coleman 1972-1990

Please visit Sheriff Ladson O'Connor's page and leave a flower for him.He was killed in a high speed chase.
Sheriff Ladson O'Connor 1973-2015

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Daniel Moran
I'd be more than happy too. Sorry for the loss of your brother.
Added by Daniel Moran on May 24, 2016 12:30 PM
Daniel Moran
Ma'am I'm perhaps less than a mile from the cemetery that you've listed as the final resting place of Lloyd Howell. I don't mind claiming the request, however; since he has passed so recently he may not at this point in time have his headstone in place. I will see what I can do for you. This being Monday I'll head on over there sometime Saturday or Sunday and get the picture.
Added by Daniel Moran on May 23, 2016 5:04 PM
William White
Duplicate Memorial
Kay you created a duplicate memorial for Harlow Clark at Dead River Cemetery in Dec 2011. A previous memorial had been created in Oct 2011. Will you please work to have only one memorial.

Thank you so much.
Added by William White on May 05, 2016 11:01 AM
Jerry Green
RE: 24433264- E. Parrish
You are very welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Jerry Green on Jan 02, 2016 9:45 AM
Jerry Green
Ezekial Parrish Obit

You may or may not have this obit.

Bradford County Telegraph dated Friday, October 28, 1921


Ezekiel Parrish died at his home in Sampson Sunday
evening October 16, aged 67 years. Of near relatives, the deceased leaves a widow and eleven children, also three sisters, Mrs. A.V. Varnes of Starke and Mesdames J.B. Brown and J.A.J. McKinney of Sampson. The deceased had for many years been a resident of that section, but was well known all over the county as a man of probity, and had made a host of friends, who join the bereaved family in mourning his departure. The interment took place at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, near Graham, Rev. Charles Smith conducting the funeral rites.

Jerry Green
Added by Jerry Green on Jan 02, 2016 8:57 AM
Janice Cathcart
Keith Swindell
Kay, You and I have the same memorial set up on the same day. Yours 116483440 and mine 116504273. I am deleting mine. Janice
Added by Janice Cathcart on Dec 20, 2015 1:26 PM
Susan Green Richardson
Labon Jess Holton
I noticed you had added a picture for him and wanted to touch base with you to see if you are related? I am but only distantly. I am trying to locate more info on this family if you can help you can reach me at thanks for all that you are doing.
Added by Susan Green Richardson on Mar 31, 2015 4:17 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
Greeting's Cuz
Has been quite a while! Please let me know how you are doing.

Just dibblin on here and thought I'd better say hello. Miss chatting.

Love ya,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jan 30, 2015 2:03 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
The Andrew Porter Family
Thank you, Kay, for going to all of the work to transcribe the obituaries for the Porters. They are beautifully written and I enjoyed them so much. It had to take a lot of time and energy to do this. I am adding them to my virtual cemeteries for Petoskey History 1852-2002. Thanks again!
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jan 10, 2015 9:11 AM
Susan Barwick
RE: 7037849- Cone
Thank you so much Kay. Thanks for all your work.
Added by Susan Barwick on Sep 05, 2014 9:23 AM
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