Lisa's Cemetery Site

Cooley Cemetery
Greene County
, Mississippi


Travel south from Leakesville, Mississippi on highway 63, you will go 2.3 miles. This will be the intersection with Vernal River Road,
take this right hand (west) turn on the Vernal River Road and go 10.4 miles. On your right will be the John Kittrell home, you will need to
stop there and get permission to go to this old “Cooley Cemetery”. The only road to the cemetery goes through his property. You will take
the dirt and grassy road through the woods for 1.2 miles and will end up at a small clearing. Mr. Kittrell keeps the road and this
turn-a-round bush-hogged for access to these 3 graves. The area is in very heavy woods and is grown up pretty bad.
You can still see the four corner posts that at one time held a fence around the graves. This was a private family cemetery
and there hasn’t been any maintenance done to it in several years,  and as you see the last burial here was in the year 1880.
The cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell, and Mr. John Kittrell on April 13th, 2007
and the information was taken from headstone inscriptions.


Cooley, Kinchen; b. 1780, d. 07-??-1858, son of John Cooley

Cooley, Elizabeth, b. 1780, d. 1830

Pipkins, Sarene Rennie (Cooley); b. 1838, d. 04-??-1880, wife of Lewis Pipkins who is buried at CrossRoads Methodist Church Cemetery

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