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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 (178)[Leave Message]
Elizabeth (Reeves) Randolph
Thank You!

Thank you so much for taking the picture of my grandparents' and my aunt's gravestones for me. (George F., Mattie Mae and Pattie Ruth Reeves) I appreciate it so much! If I can take any photos for you in or around Lexington KY please let me know. :)

God bless!

Liz Randolph
Added by Elizabeth (Reeves) Randol... on Sep 12, 2016 5:08 PM
James Carl Johnson (95837741)
Thank you for your time and the photo.
Added by Steve on Sep 12, 2016 9:13 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Lauer Photos

Thank you so much for photographing the headstone for Armin & Laura. We had been looking for their burial locations for YEARS and recently obtained a death certificate. The final piece of the family burial puzzle is in place, and photographed. We really appreciate that you took the time to fulfill our request!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Sep 11, 2016 8:03 PM
Ancestral Sleuth
Thank you so much for taking time out of your weekend to locate and photograph the Beckham's final resting place! Much appreciated!

Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Sep 11, 2016 4:39 PM
George Bragg
George & Lois LaFollette
Fran, I appreciate you photographing these headstones.

Added by George Bragg on Sep 11, 2016 2:01 PM
Beth Austin
James Byrd & Eugie Allbritton
Fran, thank you for the wonderful marker pictures for James Byrd & Eugie Allbritton. I will appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Beth Austin on Sep 11, 2016 1:25 PM
Richardson kin
If you will email me, we are kinfolk through Richardson--> Sandifer--> Kinsey line. I have some older pics that maybe you can help identify. Thanks!
Added by Kim0811 on Aug 15, 2016 1:33 PM
Gene Phillips
State Hospital Cemetery, Whitfield
I see you took photos for some of the graves there. Do you know if the list is complete for all that have a marker or are there more to be added?
I'll be adding a name shortly for someone that was buried there according to their death certificate and putting in a photo request.
Added by Gene Phillips on Jul 28, 2016 9:42 AM
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
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