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Benyard Family Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi

 

We'll begin our trip to this cemetery on Main Street, in downtown Lucedale, Mississippi. Take Mill Street south at the corner of Main
and Mill streets, you will come to the northern boundry (fence), of the Magnolia Gardens Cemetery on your left. The Benyard cemetery
lies on the left (east) side of Mill Street and runs parallel with the Magnolia cemetery fence. The cemetery belongs to the Johnnie Benyard family
and all maintenance and upkeep is done by them.
The cemetery was well kept, and information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers and tombstone inscriptions.
The cemetery was walked on the 7th of December 2007 by Jimmy Trussell.

 

Benyard, Tommy; b. 11-15-1954, d. 06-18-2007, "Tom Baby"

Benyard, Paul Kelly; b. 12-30-1965, d. 08-09-1985, "Coke Adds Life", "Coca Cola"

Thomas, Mr. Andrew (Jr.); b. 1943, d. 01-06-1986



Brushy Creek Church of Christ Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi

 

Traveling from Lucedale , Mississippi on highway 98 east toward Mobile , Alabama. You will go approximately 4 miles and will pass the
Four Mile Truck Stop on your left. Take the next Black Top road to the left. This is Brushy Creek road, go 1.5 miles and the church and cemetery
will be on your left. The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence and is well kept. This cemetery belongs to the church and they provide
all maintenance and upkeep.
The cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell on the 8th of December, 2007. Information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers and headstone inscriptions.

 

Davis, Albert L; b. 04-14-1909, d. 05-03-1988, h/o  Ida. L Davis

Davis, Joann P; b. 03-17-1934, d. 12-12-1997, w/o Darrell L. Davis

Wade, Etta M; b. 02-26-1911, d. 05-04-1999, "Wife-n-Mother"

Hooks, Charles; b. 12-12-1957, d. 05-10-1999, "Harry"

Riely, Bonnie V; b. 11-27-1934, d. 05-30-1998, "Mama", w/o Bennett "Ben" M. Riley



Byrd Cemetery
George County, Mississippi

 

 

 Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on old highway 63. You will go south 4.8 miles and will run into the highway 63 by-pass, turn left onto the by-pass
and now go another 6.0 miles. You will see Grain Elevator Road on your right, take the right hand turn and go approximately 4 miles to the Salem
Campground road on your left. Take the left and now you will go south, when you see the rural mailbox #2161 on your left, turn on the small dirt lane
directly across the road. This is a private drive and the cemetery will be on your right about 50 yards ahead. This is a private cemetery and upkeep is
done by family members. The gate has a sign saying "Reubin Byrd Cemetery", I have also been told it is sometimes referred to as the Jim Byrd Cemetery.
There is a chain link fence and the cemetery is in pretty good condition for the age of it.
The cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell on the 11th of December 2007, and information was taken from headstone and concrete slab inscriptions.

 

Byrd, Mrs. Sabra Etta; b. 01-23-1870, d. 09-19-1900

Byrd, S; b. 1831, d. 1915

Byrd, Susie (?); b. 1891, d. 1921

Steede, W.E; b. 1853, d. 1925

Steede, Loula B; b. 01-31-1866, d. 11-16-1908, wife of W.E. Steede

Byrd, Caroline (Carter); b. 05-21-1837, d. 11-02-1906

Byrd, Reuben A; b. 02-14-1828, d. 01-2-1882, 53 years, 10 months, 16 days




Family Life Fellowship Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi

Take highway 98 east out of Lucedale, (about four miles), and after you pass the Four Mile Truck Stop on your left, the next black top road will be Brushy Creek road. Turn left onto Brushy Creek road and go .7 tenths of a mile. The Family Life Fellowship Church will be on your left.
The cemetery is located behind the church, and is surrounded by a chain link fence. The cemetery belongs to the church and they provide
all maintenance and upkeep to it.
The cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell on the 8th of December, information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers
and headstone inscriptions. I want to thank Rev. Owen Eubanks for permission to walk the cemetery.

 

Williams, Morris Devon; b. 06-25-1928, d. 04-27-1996, husband of Jerolyn (Cobb)

Howard, E.I. III; b. 04-18-1940, d. 05-28-2001, "Buddy", Husband of Rachel W.

Rouse, Bertist C; b. 11-02-1936, d. 11-18-2003, husband of Anna, "Luke 10 vs.2"

Eubanks, David Earl; b. 03-30-1948, d. 09-30-1998, "Proverbs 3 vs. 5"

Welford, Owen Stanley; b. 12-09-1939, d. 11-16-2006

Stringfellow, Dorothy; b. 10-04-1949, d. 07-30-1995, "Dot, An Angel of God"





King/aka King-Cowart-O'Neal Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi
By: Linda Ellis

This old cemetery is located on the old Gene O’Neal homestead, formerly the King homestead, according to James Cowart of Wiggins, Mississippi. The cemetery is located behind a locked gate on private property off Turner Whittington Rd., in Southwest George County, Mississippi. At the time of this transcription in March of 2006, the cemetery was in good shape, with the exception of some downed trees and an uprooted headstone.

 

Firth, infant; (no dates available) i/d/o Olen Firth

Havard, Vivian Olivia (Cowart); b. 09-30-1923, d. 02-26-1986

Cowart, Ruby Grace (Parker); b. 04-09-1910, d. 12-06-1994

Cowart, Lewis; b. 01-09-1896, d. 04-30-1976, Cpl. US Army, WW-1

Cowart, Virtue O. (Parker); b. 06-13-1904, d. 08-27-1932 (stone was uprooted during storm)

Cowart, Harold L; b. 07-07-1921, d. 07-04-1977, Pvt. US Army, WW-2

Parker, Loucinda (Graham); b. 10-10-1872, d. 03-08-1925, w/o S.M. Parker

Parker, Sarden M. “Mitchell”; b. 07-24-1872, d. 02-15-1958

Graham, Margaret (King); b. 11-01-1874, d. 12-09-1902, w/o L.L. Graham

Graham, Arsula J. (Williams); b. 07-07-1835, d. 08-27-1903, w/o Wm. Graham

Parker, Violet Jurlean; b. 04-06-1934, d. 10-20-1937

King, Nathen; b. 1825, d. 1897, (wooden headstone)

King, Annie (Shoemaker); b. 03-05-1836, d. 10-30-1921, 85 years old (wooden headstone)

King, John W; b. 02-17-1869, d. 03-27-1950

King, Gusta P “Portus”; b. 08-10-1879, d. 01-22-1959

King, Maranda (Byrd); b. 08-02-1892, d. 08-06-1986

Cowart, Henry Charles; b. 06-09-1854, d. 11-09-1905

Cowart, Katherine (King); b. 1854, d. unknown 1st wife of Henry C. Cowart

Cowart, Isaac Malone; b. 1889, d. 05-26-1927, 38 years old

King, John Wesley; b. 03-02-1919, d. 06-26-1998, Pfc. US Army, WW-2

Parker, Casie Mitchell; b. 03-05-1894, d. 12-16-1950




Ball Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Start your trip to this cemetery in downtown Lucedale, Mississippi. Take highway 98 west out of town going 4.7 miles. Here you will find the intersection with highway 98 by-pass. Take a left (west) onto highway 98 towards Hattiesburg, Mississippi, going about 2.5 miles. You will cross a small bridge on the highway and immediately on your left will be McInnis Lane. Take this left hand turn and go about .2 tenths of a mile where this cemetery will be located on your left. The cemetery is well kept and located in a small open field. In speaking with the landowner J.W. McInnis, he, stated at one time the cemetery was much larger. Years ago in clearing the land someone pushed a lot of the headstones down into a marshy branch. Also he stated that a group of visitors had visited the cemetery years ago and had a dedication ceremony honoring Charlotte (Lee) Ball, they said she was the sister to Gen. Robert E. Lee. This information has not been authenticated as of today. Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery taking information from the headstone inscriptions. This property is on a part of what is called the Horace McInnis homestead, he was the father of J.W. McInnis.

Ball, William; d. 1860 (this is a hand made marker and is made identical to the one listing Charlotte (Lee) Ball. Same material and same crude engraving.

Ball, Charlotte (Lee); b. 1755, d. 1869, w/o William Bartholomew Ball (this is a hand made marker and is identical to the one listing William Ball. Same material and same crude engraving.

Ball, William Bartholomew; b. 1777, d. 1860, this is a newly placed headstone located between the Charlotte (Lee) Ball and the William Ball markers. The inscription on this headstone reads as follows: Son of Edward & Rebecca Ball, Husband of Charlotte (Lee) Ball: Parents of James S.;Edward M.; Sarah; Eliza; William D.;Bartholomew; Susan; Margaret; Harriet and Henry A.

Woodard, Jesse; d. 1849, baby grave marker

Woodard, Wesley M; d. 1857, baby grave marker

Ball, Mellisa; b. 1856, d. 1872

Ball, Martha; b. July ????, d. 10-24-1867, w/o Henry A. Ball, birth date unreadable, headstone is in three peices





Pierce Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Start your trip to this cemetery at the Agricola Baptist Church in downtown Agricola, Mississippi. Looking south from the parking lot you will see this cemetery as well as the Agricola Cemetery a short ways down the small blacktop road. This road is the Harmon Pope Road, go down it .2 tenths of a mile and there is a parking place near the chain link fence which surrounds the Agricola Cemetery. This is a small private family cemetery, but I was told by the owner Mike Pierce, that at a future date it will be merged into the Agricola cemetery, and then will become a part of that cemetery. The cemetery was in very good condition, however there is one unmarked grave, the paper from the temporary grave marker was missing. Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery on the 7th of January 2009, information being gathered from headstone inscriptions.

Wolverton, Ripley James; b. 06-17-1955, d. 08-21-2002, “RIP”

Fineburg, Jessica Marie; b. 01-10-1985, d. 03-22-2007

Dowling, Doris Glendene; b. 03-23-1946, d. 02-02-2005, “Mother”

Huddleston, Eunice (Rowe); b. 07-10-1911, d. 02-03-1998, “Mama”

Harwood, John T; b. 06-20-1905, d. 08-01-1996, h/o Irma

Harwood, Irma M; b. 08-31-1907, d. 12-18-1994, w/o John

Saxton, Gene; b. 03-05-1939, d. 06-08-2004

Byrd, Harold H. (Jr.); b. 10-07-1965, d. 09-11-1995, “Beloved Son & Brother”

Harris, Teresa Ann; b. 12-09-1966, d. 10-14-1999, “Beloved Mother of Stephanie & Katie”

McClain, Grove L; b. 06-24-1918, d. 01-20-2001, US Army, WW-2

Morgan, Lucy Oviezine; b. 02-14-1931, d. 12-17-1999, w/o Louis Lee, “Mama”

Pierce, James Mitchell; b. 11-02-1961, d. 01-27-1989




C.F. Ward Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Take highway 98 East out of Lucedale, Mississippi. You will go approximately 9 miles, you will see the large river bridge in front of you, and just before you start up on the bridge there is a road on your right. This is the Agricola/Latonia Road, take this right hand turn and proceed  .7 tenths of a mile. You will have just crossed over a railroad and then a small concrete bridge. When you cross the bridge there is a dirt road on your left, turn onto this dirt road. You will have a locked gate across this road, and the key must be obtained from the land owner. Once the gate has been opened you will then stay on this dirt road for about 1.2 miles. The cemetery is about 40 yards off the side of the main dirt road. There is a partial fence left on two sides of what appears to be a small family cemetery. The story has it that there were at one time 7 graves in this cemetery. Jimmy Trussell and Jeff Howell (the landowner) walked this cemetery on the 16th of December 2008, and the information was taken from the only two remaining headstones.

Ward, Cornelius F; b. 08-02-1816, d. 01-26-1900, husband of Mary A. Ward

Ward, Mary A; b. 04-05-1830, d. 08-30-1889, wife of Cornelius Ward




Straightway Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Take highway 198 west out of Lucedale, Mississippi, travel 2.7 miles and this cemetery will be located on your left. It is the property of Straightway Church, they also provide the upkeep for it. It is enclosed on all sides by a chain link fence and the area was in really good condition. Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery on the 16th of December 2008, information was taken from headstone and temporary grave markers. There is one unmarked grave in this cemetery.

Boyle, Lila Jane; b. 10-06-2003, d. 11-29-2003, “Our Precious Angel”

Collins, Eula Maie; b. 08-04-1935, d. 05-24-2004, 68 years old

Davis, Varilla Mandalene; b. 04-04-1927, d. 12-07-2008, 81 years old

Bridges, Oscar Warren; b. 10-12-1949, d. 08-19-2008, 58 years old

Maples, Wanda Jane; b. 11-26-1945, d. 11-03-2006, 60 years old

Maples, Cecil Grady; b. 11-12-1975, d. 03-17-2004, 28 years old

Taylor, Wyman Kayro; b. 06-08-1932, d. 07-15-2003, 71 years old, “Rocky”

Leonard, Arthur Ell; b. 02-20-1949, d. 06-26-2008




Caleb Monroe Howell Family Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on highway 26 west. Go 5.1 miles and there will be an intersection with Henry Howell Loop Road on your left. Take this left turn and go .1 tenth of a mile where this road will split. You will take the right and go another .3 tenths of a mile. Here there will be a brick house with a concrete driveway on your right. You must enter this driveway to access the cemetery, however this is private property and permission should be secured before you visit the cemetery. Behind the house is a barn and if you look past the barn about 300 yards you will see a small chain link fenced in area. The land behind the barn is property of another landowner and you need permission also to cross it to the cemetery. This is what seems to be a forgotten family cemetery, and there has been no maintenance done to it in several years. It was hard to even find the slabs and stones in all the heavy underbrush.  The transcription I am submitting for this cemetery was done in 1972 by Mrs. Ann Howell, prior to her death. She did a lot of hard work saving our cemetery information for many years. I am lucky to have been given some of this information and in it was able to find her notes on this cemetery. The day I walked this cemetery the stones and slabs were so deteriorated I wasn’t able to get enough readable information to have been able to submit the cemetery. Jimmy Trussell is submitting this information for Mrs. Ann Howell, who took the information off of four concrete slabs and two very small infant type headstones.

Howell, Mary Malisa (Rouse); b. 12-19-1849, d. 09-27-1939, wife of Caleb Monroe Howell (adult size slab)

Howell, Caleb Monroe; b. 1847, d. 03-29-1941, husband of Mary Malisa, (adult size slab)

Howell, Channel; b. 04-13-1880, d. 11-02-1883, (small infant slab)

Howell, Ervin; b. 08-10-1888, d. 11-15-1890, (small infant slab)

Howell, Daniel M; b. 10-16-1860, d. 07-29-1901, (small infant headstone)

Howell, Everet E;  no other information available, (small infant headstone)



Junior Ott Family Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Traveling west on Highway 98 in George County, Mississippi. You will come to the intersection of Highway 98 west and highway 63. Here you will turn left on highway 63 and go approximately .6 tenths of a mile. On your left will be a small grassy road marked by an old black mailbox pole. Take this left alongside the yard of a brick house, continue following it for .1 tenth of a mile and here you will see the cemetery. This is a private family cemetery and you must get permission to visit it from the Ott family. They live in the brick house beside the road you turned on. The cemetery was very well kept and there is a very large pecan tree to the west side of it. The cemetery was walked on the 18th of November 2008 by Jimmy Trussell and information was taken from headstone inscriptions.

Ott, Leonard L. (Jr.); b. 04-06-1925, d. 08-02-1985, S1 US Navy, WW-2, h/o Doris Ott (married 11-08-1947)

Howell, Brian Edward; b. 01-11-1972, d. 11-21-2005, h/o Sheila (Hinton) Howell, (married 11-29-1995)



Southside Baptist Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Start the trip to this cemetery at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 63 south in Lucedale, Mississippi. Travel on highway 63 a distance of .9 tenths miles, where the road will split. Take the right hand road at this intersection, this is highway 26 west. Now go southwest on this road for .5 tenths of a mile. Here you will find McDonald Street on your right, take this right hand turn and now go .2 tenths of a mile and the cemetery will be on your right. The cemetery belongs to Southside Baptist Church and they handle the maintenance. It is surrounded by a chain link fence and was in very good condition. Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery on the 17th of November 2008, taking all information from headstone inscriptions.

Price, James A; b. 10-27-1938, d. 02-27-1999, “Jimmy”

Rouse, William Ely; b. 12-02-1940, d. 07-20-2007, “Junior”, h/o Marylyn Laverne Rouse

Tilley, Milton Luther; b. 11-11-1949, d. 09-08-2005, “M.L.”

Tilley, Louis Nathan; b. 02-24-1947, d. 02-24-1947, “infant Son”

Sullivan, Alexander Oree; b. 11-30-1925, d. 09-10-2007, US Merchant Marines, WW-2




Rouse Family Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Start your trip to this family cemetery on Main Street, in downtown Lucedale, Mississippi. Head west out of town on Highway 198 west, traveling 1 mile. Here you will come to the intersection with Williams  Lane on your left. Take this left hand turn and go .5 miles and the Rouse Cemetery will be located on the right hand side of the road. The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence, and is in very good condition. There is an American flag displayed beside the front walk gate. The cemetery is owned and maintained by  Norman, “Tom”, Rouse and his family. I want to thank Mr. Tom for letting me survey this cemetery. I walked this cemetery on the 20th of October, 2008, information was taken from a headstone. This is a completed survey of this cemetery as of this date.
                                                                                     Jimmy Trussell

Rouse, Linda Gail; b. 09-05-1953, d. 01-29-2001, w/o Norman Samuel Rouse





Dean Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Start in Agricola, Mississippi on the trip to this cemetery. Leave from the Fire Station at the intersection of West Fire Station Road and Highway 613. Head south on highway 613 and go 1.9 miles. Here will be the intersection with Partins Road on your left, take this left hand turn and go .6 tenths of a mile. On your right will be Corley Road, take this right hand turn. Proceed down Corley Road for .7 tenths of a mile. As the road curves to the left there is a large open field on your right with a locked gate. This is private property and permission must be obtained to enter this gate. Looking out into the middle of this large field you will see a small wooded area. It is about ¼ mile from the gate and is surrounded by a chain link fence. There is included in this cemetery the grave of Frank P. Dean, a former Civil War Veteran and Prisoner of War. Jimmy Trussell was given permission to walk the cemetery on the 7th of January 2009, and information was taken from headstone inscriptions.

Dean, Frank P; b. unknown, d. unknown, Co. “I” 12th Alabama Inf., wounded in action and Prisoner of War, C.S.A.

Dean, Della (Jones); b. 05-08-1851, d. 11-02-1882

Dean, Thos. Jeffery; b. 06-02-1811, d. 02-26-1882, was born in Macon County, Tenn.

Dean, Jane W; b. 1809, d. 11-14-1881 in Jackson County, Mississippi

Dean, Melvina J; b. 12-04-1837, d. 03-31-1889 was born in Clark County, Alabama

Tucker, Rebecca; b. 03-27-1825, d. 05-06-1917

Tucker, John S; b. 03-08-1830, d. 06-19-1900

Dean, Beulah; b. 02-02-1882, d. 10-30-1888

Dean, Olga Emitt; b. 1877, d. 1929

Dean, Maud; b. 04-27-1884, d. 09-25-1900






Basin-Refuge Road Cemetery
 George County, Mississippi


Take Old Highway 63 south out of Lucedale, Mississippi and go 4.1 miles. Here you will dead end into the highway 63 by-pass, turn left (south) onto this highway.
Now you will go another 1.8 miles where the intersection with Basin-Refuge road will be on your right. Take this right hand turn and go 1.5 miles, on your left will be
Refuge Methodist Church and cemetery. Directly across the road from the back fence of the Refuge Cemetery you will notice an old driveway. This at one time was the
access to a gate going into the large field, the gate has been removed and barbed wire installed in its place. Looking out into this field you will see a small wooded area with
a large tree in it, this is the cemetery contained in this transcription. There is a barbed wire fence surrounding this small partial of woods.  You must get permission from
the landowner to enter the field as it is located on private property. Jimmy Trussell and Marshall Stevens walked this cemetery on the 12th of January 2009. there was only
one headstone in the cemetery. There are five  concrete slabs in addition to the headstone located in the cemetery. Closer inspection of these slabs produced no markings
of any kind that would help identify those buried here.

Parker, Georgie; b. 10-01-1912, d. 08-14-1928, adult sized slab

**Note

Anyone with information as to the name of this cemetery or other information about it is urged to contact Jimmy Trussell 1-601-508-2002 or
by my email address at the top of this transcription..  Thank You !!




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