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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. While searching 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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My Arnold Family (18)
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My Davis / Meyer Family (52)
My Parker Family (60)
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My Stinson Family (19)
My Winterstein Family (49)
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Messages left for Fran (167)[Leave Message]
I have transferred Richard and Dorothy Codrey to your care.
Added by OkieBran on Jul 30, 2015 5:28 PM
RE: Mattie Byrd
Your Very welcome Mattie!
Added by TJSnead on Jul 25, 2015 3:08 PM
Caroline Passmore
obit and pics
I have his obituary posted now if you would like to read it. Thanks for the handsome pictures you added to the memorial.
Added by Caroline Passmore on Jul 05, 2015 6:35 AM
Caroline Passmore
Robert Gill Memorial
A former funeral home employee has confirmed that this is the Robert Gill that you were looking for. He will receive full military honors at Roseland on Monday morning.
Added by Caroline Passmore on Jul 04, 2015 3:47 PM
Caroline Passmore
Robert Gill
From what I read on the memorial from CO, I would almost bet that's him. I identified his parents from his mother's obit on her memorial, and have linked them.
Added by Caroline Passmore on Jul 03, 2015 8:45 AM
Caroline Passmore
Robert Gill
I am not able to tell you anything yet. I, also, found the same obit you read from Colorado, but it lacks details. I made my entry based on a funeral home advertisement in my local newspaper. I fully expected to find a full obituary the next day, but none has been forthcoming. I will let you know if I determine if he is the same one that died in CO on June 21st. I may make a visit to the cemetery.
Added by Caroline Passmore on Jul 03, 2015 7:15 AM
Photo of Markers
Time after time I see where you have added photos of markers to memorials that I add, I just wanted to Thank You and let you know your work is noticed.
Added by Betty on Jun 19, 2015 3:38 PM
Donald Godby Jr. Pic
Thanks so much for all you do on Find A Grave.
A. Clark
Added by ALC on Jun 15, 2015 8:43 PM
sean rae
RE: Jeremy Durham photo request
Hello- you must be an angel! I can't even process everything ur message said at the moment- but I am going to read & respond to it later today! Thank you so much for your time & your help- words cannot express my gratitude! Talk to you very soon!


Ps- I can't figure out how to send a private message on here-?- any tips? Above is my email if u want to use that instead-

Added by sean rae on Jun 15, 2015 2:57 PM
Julie Coleman
Thank you!
Thank you so much for adding my grandfather's headstone to Findagrave.
Added by Julie Coleman on Jun 15, 2015 1:05 PM
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