Well Ryan, this is your cousin, Diane - I am Peggy Jane Walling's oldest daughter.You misunderstand - you are not the last Walling.If you had ever bothered to come around before Grandmother died you might have learned a thing or two about your ancestry and your family.Granted, you are the last to bear the Walling name (from the standpoint of the "Leroy Walling" family - but you are not the last Walling -- the Walling blood runs strong and deep through the women in our family.
For your information Grandmother's last name was Wood - her parents were Dee Doc Wood and Ida Boatner Wood.They were Mississippi farmers - however "pawpaw" wasn't a farmer he was a veternarian - as evidenced by the Veternary degree that your cousin Steve Wood has possession of.
You come from a long line of scientists, scholars, and political policy makers - there is even been a story told through the generations that we, the "Walling" family are the true heirs of the Standard Oil and Sun Oil dynasty!It is a fascinating story that would make the most cynical person blush.
Granddaddy was from Oklahoma - his father was Roy Walling and his mother was Rachel Whitten Walling.She died when Granddaddy was a boy - "Grandpa" was a bit of a rogue - he loved women as evidenced by the 14 or 15 illigetimate children that he had with several different women.Granddaddy always called his siblings a "bunch"---- that one comes from "this bunch" and this other comes from "that bunch".
I'll be happy to enlighten you about your ancestry if you'd care to e-mail.My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org