name of this road, however it is the last left hand exit before you go under the railroad overpass. Now go another 1.3 miles and take another left
and aout 30 feet to the left of this gate you will see a small trail leading off into the woods. There is a piece of red flagging marking this trail, stay on
this trail for about 100 yards and here you will see a few headstones and some temporary markers. The last burial here was that of Mr. Dan Bush
in Feb., 1959, and was attended by Mr. James Myles and also Mr. W.J. "Elmo" Polk, two nephews of Mr. Bush. I was asked by Mr. Myles to help
in securing permission from the present landowner to try and find this cemetery. Mr. Myles had joined the service and Mr. Polk had moved to
It had been over 45 years since they had been to this cemetery. We enlisted the help of a Mr. Roy Mizell, who had knowledge of this cemetery, and
were able to find it. Mr. Myles and Mr. Polk remembered a white picket fence in the cemetery that they had seen as young boys, this picket fence is
still there after all these years. It surrounds the graves of their Grandpa Frank and their grandma Phyllis Bush. Information was taken from the only
three legible headstones, all other information was provided by Mr. Myles and Mr. Polk from family records.
Bush, Frank; b. 10-08-1869, d. unknown, grandpa of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, Phyllis Elizabeth; b. unknown, d. unknown, grandma of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Davidson, John; b. unknown, d. unknown, great grandpa of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Davidson, Lottie; b. unknown, d. unknown, great grandma of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, Wesley; b. unknown, d. unknown, uncle of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, J.D; b. unknown, d. unknown, cousin of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Marshall, Emma; b. unknown, d. unknown, aunt of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Marshall, Dyke; b. unknown, d. unknown, uncle of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Daison, Eran; b. unknown, d. unknown, aunt of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, Walker; b. unknown, d. unknown, uncle of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, Caroline; b. unknown, d. unknown, aunt of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
Bush, Dan; b. 08-21-1892, d. 02-23-1959, Pvt., Co. "B" 420th Svc. BN., QMC, WW-1, Mississippi, uncle of Mr. Myles & Mr. Polk
McClinton, Rosie; b. 1884, d. 1956, 72 years old
McClinton, David; b. unknown, d. unknown
Eran, David; b. unknown, d. unknown
Knox, David; b. unknown, d. unknown
Knox, Joseph; b. unknown, d. unknown
Knox, Lewis; b. unknown, d. unknown
Elder; b. unknown, d. unknown
Start your trip to this cemetery at the intersection of highway 26 west and Old highway 63 south in Lucedale,
and go 4.2 miles, here you will come to the intersection with highway 63 by-pass. Take a left (south) turn onto the highway 63 by-pass and go 6.0 miles.
This will be the intersection with
intersection which will be
surrounded by a chain link fence. The cemetery was walked on the 6th of Feb., 2008 by Jimmy Trussell and information was taken from all legible
temporary grave markers and headstone inscriptions.
Michael (Jr.); b. 11-04-1975, d. 08-14-2005, "Victory in Jesus"
Calvin; b. 06-14-1926, d. 08-16-1995, US Army,
Coleman, James E;
b. 05-28-1921, d. 06-22-2005
Frank; b. 01-12-1929, d. 01-12-2006, 77 years old
Jean; b. 09-22-1932, d. 05-16-2001, 68 years old
S; b. 10-07-1907, d. 01-12-1991, h/o Flora
M; b. 11-18-1910, d. 12-18-1999, w/o
**Images courtesy of Jimmy Trussell**
Travel out of
Mt. Rose Circle
The cemetery is located in heavy woods, there are many trees that have fallen over the years into this cemetery. There are small sections of fence around
the sides of the cemetery. On the side of the road just before you get to the cemetery there is a small sign saying you are entering
This cemetery is located just inside the boundary of the
Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery on the 9th of Feb. 2008, taking information from headstone and concrete slab inscriptions.
There are two Civil War veterans and one War of 1812 veteran buried here.
Yahn, Emma Isabel; b. unknown, d. unknown, wife of J.A. Yahn
Black, Malcolm (Jr.); b. 1810, d. 1861, husband of Louisa
Black, Louisa; d. 03-31-1902, wife of Malcolm Black
John; b. 1790, d. 12-01-1869, Pvt.,
McClendon, Mary Catherine; b. 1797, d. 1870-1880
Black, Malcolm; b. 1765, d. 1832-1840
Black, Sarah; b. 1766, d. 1850-1860
Black, John F; b. unknown, d. unknown, 24th Mississippi Inf. C.S.A.
Cowart, Margarette; b. 1849, d. 1878, wife of John V. Cowart
Cochran, H.C; b. 11-26-1826, d. 03-18-1899
Edward L; b. unknown, d. unknown,
Perkins, John; b. 1777, d. 02-05-1811
Yahn, Lissie; b. unknown, d. unknown
Yahn, Margaret; b. unknown, d. unknown
John Hugh; b. 02-20-1872, d. 03-02-1887
Travel out of
The cemetery was walked on the 9th of Feb. 2008 by Jimmy Trussell. Information was taken from one headstone and one military plaque.
Joe L; b. 05-25-1905, d. 08-20-1987,
Mitchell, Arnetta B; b. 07-19-1921, d. 01-27-2007, "Mother"
Anderson, Cecil Chason; b. 03-31-1917, d. 04-08-1996, husband of Neva Lucille
Anderson, Neva Lucille (Brown); b. 12-19-1920, d. 04-07-2005, wife of Cecil Chason
This will be the intersection with River road, take a right onto
Take this left hand turn, heading west. You will go .2 tenths of a mile and the road will fork, take the right hand fork, this is still Pee Wee Miller road. Now you will continue on this
road 1.8 miles, where there will be an old barn on the right and a house across the road on your left.
You must get permission to visit the cemetery from the homeowners, “Mr. & Mrs. M. Tilley. The cemetery is located in the woods about 50 yards behind and to the right of the old barn.
There are several unmarked graves in the cemetery and it is in rather poor condition. There has been a recent survey conducted and new corner posts and survey markers are present
on all corners of this cemetery. The last marked burial is listed as taking place in 1920. I spoke with a grandson of the Mr. William H. Bates who is buried here, and he told me the last
time he knows that this cemetery was cleaned and visited by his family was back in the mid to late 1940's, right after the war. He was a small boy then and he remembers his dad and
others pouring slabs and fixing some graves. Mr. Jimmy Bates was able to find the cemetery in the later part of 2007, when he helped a distant relative that was searching for it.
Jimmy Trussell and Mr. Jimmy Bates walked this cemetery on the 4th of March 2008 and information was taken from headstone inscriptions.
Bates, William H; b. unknown d. unknown, grandfather of Jimmy Bates
Bates, William; b. 12-31-1905, d. 05-04-1908, infant son of W.H. & Minnie Bates
Bates, Lula; b. 1-28-1909, d. 02-28-1920, infant daughter of W.H. & Minnie Bates
Reeves, Ben; b. unknown, d. 03-15-1890, about 80 years old
Parker, unknown; b. unknown, d. unknown, (believed to be a Parker, no headstone, foot marker has G.B.P.) (Information courtesy of Mr. Jimmy Bates)