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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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Linda Harrison Calvert
RE: Merlee Presley
Thank you for the info Fran. I do appreciate it. I guess her family has not placed a marker yet.
Added by Linda Harrison Calvert on May 23, 2016 10:25 AM
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
Beth Austin
Ruby Green
Another big Thank You for Ruby Green's marker picture!
Added by Beth Austin on May 18, 2016 4:37 AM
Beth Austin
Walter Dell Davis
Fran, thank you for the wonderful marker picture for Walter Dell Davis. Also, I am happy that you have added a memorial page for his wife Celeste. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Beth Austin on May 18, 2016 4:33 AM
Gary Bonney
Bonney Photos at Woodlawn
Thank you for the photos of my relatives
Added by Gary Bonney on May 17, 2016 9:13 AM
Linda Harrison Calvert
RE: Merlee Presley
was she not there at all or just no marker? Her obituary stated she was buried in Lakewood. She was married twice, possibly marker is in other husbands name...Alfred A. Ketchens. The other was Harvey E. Presley
Added by Linda Harrison Calvert on May 15, 2016 2:36 PM
Linda Harrison Calvert
Merlee Presley
i wanted to thank you for trying to locate and photograph the grave of my family member, Merlee Presley.Was not aware there was no marker. I will check into this and resubmit photo once marker has been placed.
Added by Linda Harrison Calvert on May 15, 2016 1:56 PM
another classmate of 1959
Another classmate of ours is deceased: Thomas Glover Roberts. He is on Find a Grave website but mistakenly under his grandfather of the same name. The dates are those of the older Roberts, but the description is of Glover our classmate. How should that mistake be corrected? I am new to the website and have no idea of how to begin.
Also I think the James Clinton Thompson, Jr. buried in Macob, MS is our classmate Jimmie C. Thompson.
I remain deeply appreciative of your work.
Take care.
Harry Daniel
Added by FHD on May 07, 2016 6:46 PM
Lynn Fischer
RE: Madeline Rapp (#81533924)

I don't think this is the Madeline Rapp you are looking for. I located her newspaper obituary and it didn't provide any occupation for her other than wife, mother, and grandmother. She married Earl Rapp in 1951 and his obituary said that he retired from Questar Gas after working there for 43 years. I assume that means that the family was living in Utah during that period of time which means they weren't in Mississippi.

This Madeline Rapp was born in Poteet, Texas and her maiden name was Reagan. Madeline and Earl had 6 children - 4 who survived her.

I wish I could help you more but this is all I could locate for now. Good luck with your search!

Lynn Fischer
Added by Lynn Fischer on May 04, 2016 10:38 PM
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