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Fran (#47031624)
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Bio Photo I was born in Jackson, MS and graduated from Gulfport HS.

In 2003 after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I returned to Florence, MS to live.

I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's. As I searched for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments so when I became aware of find a grave I knew that this was something I wanted to do. I get great pleasure in photographing and recording cemetery markers for people on FAG.

The iron marker in my bio picture is in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson's oldest cemetery and was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's.

I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on this wonderful site. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les for his help in searching for markers.

My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, and Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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Messages left for Fran (182)[Leave Message]
Bill Herrman
John Michael Hennigh
Hi Fran, thanks for adding the picture to Mike's memorial. I worked with Mike for 23 years and we were very close friends. Bill
Added by Bill Herrman on Jul 21, 2016 9:46 AM
Pamela Thompson
RE: Leonidas Alford
Thank you for checking on this. I have requested burial plot info for Leonidas and a few other Alfords in the same cemetery.

Added by Pamela Thompson on Jul 14, 2016 8:08 PM
Donna Dinstel
RE: Kathryn King
I didn't notice it was a duplicate. If you see me make any duplicates, just let me know and I will delete them!
Added by Donna Dinstel on Jul 02, 2016 12:40 PM
Charles Hutchins
RE: Gulfport High Class of 59
Trying again.
Added by Charles Hutchins on Jun 25, 2016 1:32 PM
Beth Austin
Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful marker pictures for Lloyd and Gerry Niles. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Beth Austin on Jun 19, 2016 11:32 AM
RE: Gladys Vachon
Thanks for the info. I have added a note in the bio sourcing both Ada Stone Sparks & the cemetery book used. I did not put details about the family issues. If you think I should handle this differently, please let me know. Thanks again.
A. Clark
Added by ALC on Jun 01, 2016 8:06 AM
Ada Stone Sparks
Vashon grave
Fran, regarding the grave of Carlton h Vachon, I do believe his wife , Gladys, is buried there with him. His daughter, Florence, had a falling out with them and I would guess she did not have her mothers name placed there, as she would not speak or acknowledge them for several years. I am the adopted daughter of olive Norris stone, sister in law to Florence. Florence and her husband, Ridley, are both passed away. Hope that helps.
Added by Ada Stone Sparks on May 30, 2016 8:43 PM
Pamela Fauver
Winterstein Family
I am Chet and Nancy Winterstein's youngest daughter. Thank you for the note on Mom's grave.
Added by Pamela Fauver on May 27, 2016 8:16 PM
RE: one more member of the class of 1959
You do the memorial for Curtis. Also Barbara just sent me a email. Glover's obit is now on his own memorial.
Added by FHD on May 21, 2016 11:42 AM
one more member of the class of 1959
I found one more member of our class: Curtis Virgil Germany, died in Lancaster, TX last year. No memorial or grave marker for him.
Added by FHD on May 21, 2016 10:30 AM
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