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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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Boothe graves @ Lakewood
Thanks so much for the photos of the Boothe family. Also, thanks for your dedication and contributions to "Find a Grave".

Added by junkbuyercbd on Feb 01, 2016 7:48 PM
Ron Collins
Caroline and Oliver Anderson
Thank You So Much for the marker photos for Caroline and Oliver Anderson !!!


Added by Ron Collins on Feb 01, 2016 7:02 PM
Catherine Cramer
Robert Franklin Cooper, Jr
I just found a little snippet from the Presbyterian Outlook, although I can't pull up the whole thing on google books. His death date was March 26, 1962 if that helps.
Added by Catherine Cramer on Jan 28, 2016 12:03 PM
Catherine Cramer
Robert Franklin Cooper, Jr
Hi Fran! I'm looking for Robert's father, Robert Sr. He is supposedly buried at Lakewood. He was a president of Mississippi Synodical College. I was looking into a bio for him and only found the a little bit, and didn't find him in the findagrave listings. Any chance he's buried near his son?

Added by Catherine Cramer on Jan 28, 2016 11:58 AM
William Prentiss Clark
Hollis Denton "Johnny" Hall, Sr & Mazell Aneta Cumberland Hall
Thank you for the photos of the grave markers of Hollis Denton "Johnny" Hall, Sr & Mazell Aneta Cumberland Hall ,
Added by William Prentiss Clark on Jan 09, 2016 12:13 PM
Kelly Winterstein
Grandfather Earl William Winterstein
Hi Fran, it's Kelly from Australia. I spoke to you via email last year regarding my Grandfather Earl William Winterstein (died 1953) - I need confirmation of his spouse as the records I have of who he was married too is different to what is being said on this website.

Many thanks, Kelly
Added by Kelly Winterstein on Nov 06, 2015 4:07 AM
Thank you so much for adding the photo of Thomas Mann's headstone! I appreciate your time and effort very much!

Added by GJ on Oct 20, 2015 1:16 AM
Charles Williams
Hi, Fran -- I added a page for Charles Williams to Find-a-Grave in 2005 but just deleted it because I saw that yours from 2012 had more info and pictures. I did go on and add one of my pictures of the marker to your page, though, and wanted to let you know in case you want to change the picture order on the page or in case you don't want it there at all (in which case let me know and I'll delete it).
Added by NatalieMaynor on Oct 12, 2015 5:29 AM
Georgie Necaise Morton
Helena Winterstein Broussard
I was able to get a photo of Mrs. Broussard's grave site today. Unfortunately, there is no headstone. Is she a relative? I was able to get her death certificate and burial record from the Biloxi City Library and they are most interesting. If you would like a copy, send me your email or snail mail address to georgiemorton at msn dot com.
Added by Georgie Necaise Morton on Oct 02, 2015 8:06 PM
Georgie Necaise Morton
RE: Bobinger
You are so welcome! I got another of your classmates today, Lonnis Jowers. You didn't ask for him, but I was going to Fenley Cemetery anyway. I had previously taken a photo of his headstone for another purpose, to show where an unmarked grave is, between Lonnie and another man, but the photo I took at that time wasn't very good. I hope I got a better one this time. Haven't checked yet. I'll be posting it later. When it gets cooler I will try to get your Helena Broussard at Biloxi Cemetery. I've never tried Biloxi and it is intimidating but I'll give it a shot. Not going to claim it yet though. If I can help YOU, just let me know. I doubt I'll ever need anything from Jackson area, but I'll keep you in mind. We lived there about 13 years and retired from the VA Medical Center. One of us is following the other. I think I'm following you!! I'm originally from Bay St. Louis, but lived about 10 years in the D.C. area, 10 years in the Los Angeles area, 13 years in the Jackson area, now we've been here on the MS Gulf Coast 10 years again. I was missing some years there, but I forgot about 5 years in New Orleans. That's easy to forget. I don't even go there anymore!!
Added by Georgie Necaise Morton on Sep 30, 2015 1:28 PM
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