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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 fulfill photo request at Lakewood Memorial Park where I spend a great deal of time. It is a tremendous help if the section and lot number is included in the request. All request with the location are fulfilled first. The phone number for Lakewood is (601)922-2123. 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 (209)[Leave Message]
Joseph & France's Porter
Thank you so much for giving your time and going to take photos of Audrey and Joseph's headstones.
Added by DNS on Sep 11, 2017 8:18 AM
Anne Shillinglaw
Thank you Fran for taking the time to photograph and post the photo of my late aunt Anne Shillinglaw. I hope that hurricanes Irma and Jose do not pose a threat to you. I remember how much my parents suffered when the big hurricane hit Jackson several years ago.
Added by BHITY BHITY on Sep 11, 2017 2:11 AM
Mamie Shurlds Robertson
Thanks Fran for the picture.
Mary Presley
Added by maryp on Sep 06, 2017 6:14 AM
Alton & Loudonia
RE: Wise
I know what you mean. I have dug out a few myself.
The wife and I prefer the older cemeteries to photograph. They are much harder to do but we like the challenge. Thanks for the transfer, now I can link them to others, Many thanks and tell the husband Thanks.
Added by Alton & Loudonia on Sep 04, 2017 12:53 PM
Mable Rena Applewhite #160198986
Hi Fran,
Mable Rena Applewhite (Brouillette) was my husband's Aunt. I am trying to attach her to her parents and siblings. If you would like to transfer management to me I would be happy to do it.
Barbara Brouillette
Added by Barbara on Aug 26, 2017 2:46 PM
W. Jean Jones
Lakewood Cemetery, Fran, you may want to delete one of these memorials, it looks like you have two on the same name. Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave
Added by Betty on Aug 13, 2017 7:01 AM
Pamela Thompson
Thank you for photographing the gravestone of Lee & Marjorie Alford in Lakewood Memorial Park (Memorial# 89560370). I appreciate it, especially since this request was over a year old, and since they were AAFA members!

Thanks also for making a memorial for Marjorie and posting the photos there. I didn't know anything about her death but was now able to find her obituary.

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

Added by Pamela Thompson on Aug 05, 2017 8:20 AM
Joyce Stutika Gould
George Adams and Glenda Adams
Thank you very much for getting these photos for me! The photos are very nice! I really appreciate your time!

Joyce Gould
Added by Joyce Stutika Gould on Jul 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Doug McBroom
Tombstone pictures
Many thanks from Rocky Mountain Country for taking the time to post a picture of William & Margie MAY WILLIAMS' tombstone for me. Pictures are perfect!
Doug McBroom (MAY Family)
Added by Doug McBroom on Jul 25, 2017 11:38 AM
Johnny Knighten
A simple picture of my beloved fathers headstone.
First, let me say all the work you do is greatly appreciated. Also my small request is huge in my heart. If you find yourself near Hartselle in the near future Lord willing would you take a picture front and back of Robert Morris Knighten Sr. estate stone located at Hartselle Memory Gardens???????? Having that would mean so very much to each of his children. Thank You Agian For All You DO. is
Added by Johnny Knighten on Jul 16, 2017 11:28 AM
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