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Frances "Gail" Rich

Female 1967 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Frances "Gail" Rich  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname Gail 
    Born 14 Oct 1967  450 North Candler Street, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1  Main
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2020 

    Father Jack Gray Rich,   b. 26 Nov 1935, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Gail Gilreath,   b. 28 Jul 1940, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Nov 1966  47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Wedding Announcement:

      "Saturday, November 5th, at 4 o'clock, in the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, was the scene of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gray Rich. Mrs. Rich was the former Rebecca Gail Barefield of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, daughter of Mrs. J. B. Gilreath. Mr. Rich, of Bainbridge, Ga., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr. The Reverend Truett Gannon, pastor, performed the impressive double ring ceremony.
      The interior of the church was lovely with green and white decorations. Two fern trees were centered with a large white arrangement of mums and gladioli.
      Prior to the entrance of the wedding party, a program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Betty Sharpe, organist, and Mrs. Jeanine Andrews, soloist. Mrs. Andrews sang "Because" and at the close of the ceremony she sang "The Lord's Prayer".
      The bride was attended by Mr. Rich niece, Miss Cecile Partee of Bainbridge, Georgia. She wore a dress and coat of aqua silk and carried long stemmed yellow roses.
      The best man was Mr. Rich's father, R. L. Rich, Sr., of Bainbridge, Ga., and the ushers included R. L. Rich Jr., James E. Partee, Billy K. Reynolds, and Lee Parker, of Bainbridge, Ga., and R. M. Murphy and C. L. Straughan of Atlanta, Ga.
      The bride was beautiful in a three piece pale yellow silk suit. She carried a bridal bouquet of white gardenias.
      The bride's mother was ill, and unable to attend the ceremony. The family was represented by Mrs. I. C. Meadows, a very close friend. She wore a suit of pink silk and a corsage of yellow roses.
      Mrs. Rich, mother of the Groom, wore a suit of green silk, and her corsage was also of yellow roses.
      Following the ceremony was the reception, held in the church reception room. Mrs. James Partee kept the Bride's book and Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas greeted the guests. The four tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., and punch was served by Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, niece of the groom, and Miss Gudy Ellison, of Atlanta, former roommate of the bride.
      Out of town guests included Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr., Mr & Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., Bob, Joe, and Sue, Mr. & Mrs. James E. Partee, Jimmy and Cecile, Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Jeffords, Mr. Lee Parker. Misses Betty and Barbara Tonge, and Miss Sue Sims, all of Bainbridge, Ga. Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, Ga., and Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Absher of Charlotte, North Carolina.
      Following the reception the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to South Florida and Nassau. The bride wore a three piece ensemble of green tweed with leather trim, and blending accessories.
      The couple will be at home at 1610 Line Street, Decatur, Ga."
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Patrick Nestor, Jr.,   b. 6 Sep 1965, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jan 1997  2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
     1. Zachary Robert Nestor
     2. Ashley Rebecca Nestor
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gail Rich Nestor is a wife and mother of two elementary-aged children. Gail has been an active genealogy enthusiast for 5 years. She completed the National Genealogy Society's home-study course and attended Samford University's IGHR program, completing Elizabeth Mill's Advanced Genealogy course. She cares strongly about citing sources and she uses many primary sources in her work. She freely shares the facts and sources on this website containing over 7,000 relatives, and displays hundreds of family photos, tombstone snapshots, and historical documents.

      Gail is a member of the Fielding Lewis Chapter of DAR, where she has held the positions of Membership Chairman, Yearbook Chairman, and Webmaster. In addition, she is a member of the National Genealogy Society, the Cobb County (Georgia) Genealogical Society, the Tallahassee (Florida) Genealogical Society, and is a Friend of the Georgia Archives. She has also spoken to several local organizations about genealogy and the internet.
    • (Research):On October 14th, 1967, Jack and Becky Rich had their first child, which they named Frances Gail Rich. They named her Frances after one of her father's older sisters who never married and Gail after her maternal grandmother. She weighed a mere 5 pounds 8 ounces and spent her first few nights in an incubator at Dekalb General Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. Her parents had met and married in Decatur, Georgia and had decided to start their family sooner rather than later. Gail was born almost exactly a year after their wedding date.

      Before Gail was four months old, Jack and Becky relocated to Tallahassee, Florida, just 45 minutes south of Jack's home town of Bainbridge, Georgia and the new family moved into Chateau Du Ville apartments on Continental Avenue. Gail had colic and spent her first few months crying incessantly according to her mother.

      Age 4: maternal grandmother died, moved into the house in Tallahassee, met the Rogers (ants, chiggers)
      Games: trampoline, playhouse, tree forts, rope swing
      Pets: Brit, Lightening, frogs, Barney and Lester
      Lessons: Organ, Ballet, Guitar
      Interaction with Charlotte: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
      Christmas age 11: go-cart and Buster the cat, first period, first boyfriend
      Girl Scouts
      Learning how to water ski
      Page at the State House of Representatives
      First period
      playing guitar at Mom's Christmas Open House
      Trip to Washington DC
      Elected President of Beta Club
      Age 13: bus trip to visit Jill at PonteVedra Beach
      Clubs: Anchor Club, Latin Club (Rebus Gestis)
      High School football games
      Music: choir, Capital Singers and Melodears, high school musicals
      Montreat: first kiss
      Unwanted Nicknames: Miss Tooty, BettyGail
      Friends: Amy, Kristin, Steve, Jodi
      Halloween parties
      Latin State competition
      Trip to Europe
      College years: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chi, Kim, Lisa, Erica, getting drunk, getting all As, study habits, socials
      Moving to Atlanta
      Hobbies as an adult: aerobics, jogging (Peachtree Road Race), sun bathing, hiking, water and snow skiing, SCUBA diving, camping, crosstitch, genealogy
      Career paths: New Orleans SnowBall Factory, Florida Home Mortgage, SunTrust Banks, Brawner Hospital, Quantum Behavioral Health, Fagin Advisory Services, Integrated Pharmacy Solutions, Momhood
      Education: University of Florida, Georgia State University
      Meeting Rob
      Cars I owned: Pontiac Grand Prix green, Chevrolet Chevette navy, 1985 Acura Integra black, 1997 Acura Integra blue-green, 2003 Honda Odyssey silver

      Jan: Zach started a Mothers' Morning Out program at Tillman Methodist Church nearby. I decided to have him start now because it's giving me some time to get things in order before the baby comes and it's giving Zach a chance to get used to being away from Mama. He just goes Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 1:00. The first few times were a little rough for Zach, but I SO enjoyed having the "free" time!
      Feb: We finally bought a Honda Odyssey minivan! I absolutely LOVE it! It has automatic sliding doors, leather interior, a seat warmer, a radio control button on the stearing wheel, a third seat which can fold into the floor or roll backwards for tailgaiting. Rob had every single car dealer in Atlanta on the phone negotiating the price. He got a super deal. We paid just over $30 thousand for it.
      Mar: Ashley Rebecca Nestor was born March 27, 2003 at 2:45 in the afternoon at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob and I left for the hospital at 6:30 that Thursday morning. I was right at 38 weeks and had scheduled this delivery because of my previous delivery problems with Zach and because I had gestational diabetes with this pregnancy. Although traffic was light and we had left in plenty of time with no active contractions, I felt anxious and nervous during the twenty-minute drive. I was wearing just about the only clothes that my body could still squeeze into, given that I was an absolute blimp. It was a pair of those stretchy-top jeans and a pink tee shirt that barely covered up my belly. I didn't fool myself this time around into thinking that I could fit into anything but maternity clothes for the trip home. However, I hoped they would at least be a little more loose than these were now. As soon I checked in and Rob parked the car, we made it to our delivery suite. It took forever for things to get started and we just kind of hung out for a while. Finally, a nurse came in and took my vitals and hooked up the fetal monitor, the blood pressure cuff, and stabbed me in the back of the hand to start the IV. Luckily it took on the second try. I had asked my good friend and neighbor, Tania Briglevich if she would be there as my nurse through the delivery. I had previously met her during my first delivery and we had become fast friends since she had a little boy herself just three weeks after Zach was born. Dr. Robert Hirsch was my OB and he came in fairly early and broke my bag of water. Out came the gushing warm liquid and fortunately they had already wrapped a very thick towel around me to catch it. After that, they started the pitocin drip to get some contractions going. By 10:30 I was starting to feel them fairly intensely. Tania said I could request the epidural at any time. I decided to wait just a few minutes longer and she said she would check on me in 15 minutes. However, the second she stepped out of the room, my contractions intensified to the point where my forehead was wrinkled up with so much pain! I'll never know how women made it all these thousands of years with no pain medication! As soon as Tania came back in I immediately made it known that I was READY for the DRUGS! She held my hand through the next few contractions and tried to distract me. Rob was on my other side looking on as well. By the time the anesthesiologist came in, I had no fear of the long needle that would go into my spinal column. I just wanted the pain to stop.
      Apr: Mom, Charlotte, Jason, and the kids came for Easter this year. We went on a little hunt at Zach's day care and then took the kids to the park. Zach seemed to want some candy so Charlotte and I looked through his stash to find something that looked sort of safe. Several minutes later in the car Charlotte noticed that he was STILL chewing on whatever. We figured out it was candy inside. We were relived to find that he wasn't interested in swalling it, though he had worked very hard to chew it up properly. The day of Easter we also had a hunt in our back yard. Zach kept taking his goodies out of the basket as fast as he was putting them in! Ashley just dozed in her little bouncy seat.
      June: I started my journey into the world of genealogy. At the end of the month, Rob and I refinanced our home mortgage. We paid down the principal and refinanced for 15 years at 5% interest with Wells Fargo.
      July: Rob and I ran the Peachtree Road Race once again. Rob missed his target of 50 minutes by just a few seconds. I ran it in an hour and ten minutes, a respectable time, I thought, given that I had delivered a child three months ago. Ashley started sleeping all the way through the night. I made my first research trip down to Bainbridge, GA. Actually, I went to visit my family in Tallahassee, but on Friday the 11th mom and I took the 45 minute road trip up Bainbridge with Ashley in tow and hit the library first. I spent the little time I had (between baby issues) looking through the microfilm of past issues of the Post Searchlight for obituaries. After lunch we went to visit my great aunt Jane (Harrell) Lambert and my cousin Pat Curnane who was visiting at the time. We had a wonderful time! Aunt Jane showed us her own family research and brought out several pictures. I kept wishing I had a way to make a copy of them, but I was afraid to ask to borrow them. After our visit, Pat took us by Oak City Cemetery so we could take some pictures of family tombstones. The gnats were awful, but we managed to get a few shots. The next day we met up with a friend/cousin Beth Molina and her mother at the library. I had met Beth while doing some online research. We went to lunch with them and then they took us out to Bethel Cemetery to get more tombstone pictures. After we parted, mom and I decided to pop in on aunt Juliette and cousin Sue, who had come down from Atlanta to attend her high school reunion.
      August: Zach had his second birthday party on Saturday August 16th. His aunt Terry and his great aunt Verna came down to visit for a few days. I had a lot of fun listening to Maureen and Verna tell stories of their youth and of their parents while we scanned in old family pictures and documents. On August 22nd and 23rd I went on a sort of mini-choir retreat. It was really just a long kick-off session of rehearsals to get a head start on our Fall music. We met at the church and didn't stay overnight, but did have dinner and breakfast with the gang. It was nice to get back into the music since I had been away from choir since January due to the pregancy and also throughout the summer because I wanted to spend the time with Ashley.
      September: On the 2nd I took Zach in for his two-year physical check-up. Zach seemed fine being in the doctor's office, but he got a bit ancy when the doctor did the actual exam. I was very glad to have Rob there because he would have been too much to handle alone along with taking care of Ashley. He weighed 32 pounds and was 36.25 inches tall, both in the 90th percentiles for his age group. Thursday the 11th we all went on vacation to St. Simons Island, Georgia. We were supposed to attend the annual low country boil that Rob's college buddy puts ono every year, but unfortunately his grandmother was very ill and so we just spent the extra time at the beach. It was so much fun watching Zach as he ran to meet the first waves of the ocean! He held Rob's hands and jumped and splashed. We rigged up an umbrella to go over Ashley so that she could hang out for a while in the sun.
      October: I took Zach to be evaluated by a speech therapy center sponsored by Cobb County. They determined that he was speech delayed and that he could use services. They also recommended that he have an occupational therapy evaluation done. I had to work very hard to find a speech therapist who was available to do home therapy, but we finally found one and Zach started occupational and speech therapy. Around this same time, Zach moved from the young toddler room to the older toddler room in his mothers' morning out program. We had Ashley Baptized on Sunday, October 12th at the 10:00 service at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. All went well and Zach behaved beautifully. Rob's tennis team came in first place and went to the play-offs. Rob and I also went to the wedding of his tennis partner, Russ Fletcher while Bob and Maureen babysat. It was nice to get out and enjoy ourselves. Zach is now really starting to pick up a bunch of words. He can say most of his colors, although he does not not always get them right. He also loves to make the sounds that various animals make: ruff, ruff, meow, quack, moo, roar, etc. Ashley is now up on all fours, rocking back and forth. It won't be long until she is fully mobile! Zach also has discovered how to climb on the sofa and slide over the child-proofing gate. This is bad news since the stairs to the basement and the cat food are mere steps away. I'll definitely need to keep a close eye on him now. My Dad recently sold several acres of land in Bainbridge (which was part of my grandmother Ceci's estate) to Wal-Mart. It was kind of a complicated matter and he decided to charge a fee to all the cousins for putting it together. That ruffled a bunch of feathers in the family. Cousin Judy wrote him a letter expressing her displeasure and cousin Bob called to voice his opinions. My poor mom was not sure how to take all the bickering, but she is going to let it pass.

      January: I was working busily on my genealogy files and decided it was time to give Sherri Kerbaugh a call. She is the wife of my second cousin John. During our conversation, she told me that she and John were going to North Wilkesboro within a couple of weeks to help move John's mother, Bessie, down to Alabama to a retirement community. I had been planning to make it to N. Wilkesboro some time in 2004 to do some research, but when I heard Bessie would be moving permanently away AND that John and Sherri would be there, I knew that I had to make the trip happen really soon. I called my mom and aunt Martha and told them the news. They decided they would really like to go too since they had not seen John in decades and wanted to visit Bessie as well. Another reason for the rush was that my great uncle Charlie Bumgarner, is 96 and not in great health. I called his daughter Janet and told her about our trip. She said that she would also be in town visiting her Dad the same week. It was all just too exciting! A research trip and two mini-family reunions all rolled into one. All I had to do was get Rob to babysit the kids for a few days. Unfortunately he was not able to get the time off. Therefore, I resorted to bribing my sister to come up for a few days.

      The trip up was really fun and it was nice getting to know Martha better. We started off by heading to the cemeteries of both sets of great grandparents and taking snapshots. Mom laughed when I whipped out some chalk to try to improve the visibility of the tombstone writing. I was very glad I had brought my digital camera as well.

      February: I went to my first DAR meeting. It was really fun and the ladies were very welcoming.

      March: Ashley turned one on the 27th. Neither set of grandparents could make it up, so we just had a small family celebration with cupcakes, balloons, bubbles, and pictures. Ashley was very cute as she dove into her first real taste of pure sugar.

      "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1241] Vital Records: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, birth certificate 61160 (1967), Frances Gail Rich (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1241] Vital Records: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, birth certificate 110-01079969 (2001), Zachary Robert Nestor (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1241] Vital Records: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, birth certificate 110-03030071 (2003), Ashley Rebecca Nestor (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1245] Book: North Carolina-Genealogy - A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901, Flora B. Friend, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1983.), 144-145. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S128] Florida, Leon, Tallahassee - notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1713] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Searchlight, Georgia. Bainbridge., "birth announcement for Frances Gail Rich," non-dated clipping held privately by Gail Nestor, Smyrna, Georgia. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of birth for Zachary Robert Nestor (2001), state file 110-01079969, local file 019748 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of birth for Ashley Rebecca Nestor (2003), state file 110-03030071, local file 007575 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of marriage for Jack Gray Rich and Rebecca Gail Barefield (1966), state file no. 44995, G-1:328 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S801] Marriage: Florida, Leon - Leon County Clerk of Courts [online], (http://image.clerk.leon.fl.us/official_records/marriage.html), certificate of marriage for Robert Patrick Nestor, Jr. & Frances Gail Rich (1997), application no. 1997 ML 49326, book 0136, page 0239 (Reliability: 3).