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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 (197)[Leave Message]
Lola Ruth Martin Calcote
Hi, I have an obit for Mrs. Calcote from Natchez Democrat Newspaper dated Jan. 5, 2008.
Like to add it to this memorial for family and friends or those searching for their roots...

Thanks. S. Riley
Added by Sall on May 22, 2017 1:35 PM
Wayne Nelson Parker
Parker family information
Hi Fran,
I am a Parker family genealogy researcher. I would like to exchange e-mails with you about the Parker family as you have left flowers at many members of my Parker family. My e-mail address is Yes I do have part of your Parker family in my file.
Wayne N. Parker
Added by Wayne Nelson Parker on Apr 26, 2017 12:37 PM
Joy LeMay
From The Family of Curtis Emerson LeMay
Thank you for paying your respects to our hero. We appreciate your words.


Joy LeMay
Added by Joy LeMay on Apr 06, 2017 8:49 PM
Melissa Knerr
Fran, thank you very much for taking the pictures of Marietta & James Patty. I truly appreciate your time.
Added by Melissa Knerr on Apr 04, 2017 5:57 PM
mark brobst
RE: Harley Germany
I dont know if you seen the note I placed along with the photo of Harley in with the Grecian family plot I think ? I dont know if they were family but maybe you can find out if you dont now know and if im wrong I can change my notes on that photo or delete it altogether so any help would be appreciated !
Added by mark brobst on Mar 28, 2017 6:55 PM
Dana Denson
RE: Willie Jane Miley
Happy Friday Fran,

Yes, Leon Abbie Denson was her father, as well as the father of my father, James Abbie Denson. Leon and Clara had only the two children - James Abbie and Willie Jane.

Uncle Bob (Robert Henry Miley) was born February 13, 1927 and died June 30, 1992.


Added by Dana Denson on Mar 24, 2017 1:06 PM
RE: Elizabeth Killion
Thank you so much! I think the picture might have just been slow in loading. That is my Mother's gravesite, and I haven't been back to Mississippi in many years...makes me feel closer. :)
Added by peartree on Mar 12, 2017 2:18 PM
I'm a Diddlemeyer by birth. My family is the fountains And diddlemeyers of diberville.
Added by violet on Mar 08, 2017 1:31 AM
I was looking things up on my husband's family and somehow I got to your profile. My father in law was Ralph winterstein son of George . My husband is Joseph winterstein Ralph's son.
Added by violet on Mar 08, 2017 1:29 AM
Tom White
Harrel and Camille Parkman
Thank you for locating and posting this marker picture. I met this family in West Jackson in 1949, when I was two years old. Fond memories.
Added by Tom White on Mar 06, 2017 8:52 PM
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