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Fran (#47031624)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 28 days
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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 (189)[Leave Message]
Mike & Kay
Luttrell grave
Thanks for the marker photos, Babe.

Added by Mike & Kay on Jan 10, 2017 2:47 PM
Pamela Thompson
Thank you for another Alford gravestone photo, Memorial# 117629774, James Oscar Alford. I appreciate it!

Added by Pamela Thompson on Jan 04, 2017 8:26 AM
Delores Harris Cantrell
Walter & Claudia Davis Harry
Thanks so much for getting the pictures of their graves. They are 1st cousins from the Davis side.
Thanks again.
Added by Delores Harris Cantrell on Jan 04, 2017 6:45 AM
Mike & Kay
Luttrell grave
Thanks for the marker photos, Babe.

Added by Mike & Kay on Jan 03, 2017 6:17 PM
Beth Austin
Fran, thank you for the wonderful marker pictures.

Added by Beth Austin on Jan 03, 2017 3:40 PM
Sonia Davis
Ross Family
Thank you for your time and effort.
Added by Sonia Davis on Jan 03, 2017 2:13 PM
Valencia Asia Angel of Mine 🎄
Dearest Fran,

Thank you kindly for visiting my family's memorials, they are so appreciated. Blessings always

Valencia's mom, Yo

Added by Valencia Asia Angel of Mi... on Nov 29, 2016 9:50 PM
Cherokee Rose
James Chstain III
Thanks so much for adding the grave photo for James Chastain, III -- jut lovely. Marlene
Added by Cherokee Rose on Nov 14, 2016 7:58 AM
Beth Austin
Fran, thank you for the wonderful marker pictures for William and Alma Broadaway. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Beth Austin on Nov 14, 2016 5:13 AM
Pamela Thompson
Thanks Again!
Thank you for another Alford gravestone photo in Lakewood Memorial Park - Truus Alford. I appreciate it.

I got an email saying you had also photographed the gravestone of James Oscar Alford, Memorial# 117629774, but no photo is there!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Oct 17, 2016 10:37 AM
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