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By now you should have received the numerous pictures of the new headstones and graves of those included in the Riley Headstone Project that I emailed to you. James Riley was paid the final installment of the $2465.00 cost of the project.

A very special thanks to Jim Riley who was my partner and the major contributor
to the project.  A heartfelt thanks to Peter Unger who kept our project posted on
the John Riley, Sr. web site and contributed financially.  Thanks to my niece
Dr. Melanie Strickland Renfroe for her generous contribution and encouragement.
I am grateful for the contributions of my children: Sharon (Strickland) Carvalho,
Mark Riley Strickland, Michael M. Strickland and Matthew B. Strickland.  Thanks
to my cousin Sylvan Strickland for accompanying me on my trips to Old Center.
I hope many of you will visit the Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery located
near Echo, Henry County, AL.   So much of our family history rests in Old Center.
Thank you and God Bless,
Roy Strickland> Myrtle Riley Strickland> James Edward Riley>Daniel Riley>
John Riley, Sr.