Lisa's Cemetery Site
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Mount
Olive Cemetery
George County, Mississippi

*Courtesy of Jimmy Trussell*

 
This cemetery is located in eastern George County, Mississippi. You will be on Highway 98 going East toward Mobile, Alabama. On  the right you
will pass the Mississippi Highway Department Weight Station , you will travel about 500 yards and the intersection with Moffett Road  will now be
on your right. Take this right hand turn onto Moffett Road, traveling about ¼ mile, you will see Talbert Road on your left, take this left hand turn and
the church and cemetery will be on your left. The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence and is in very good condition. Mount Olive Church
and Cemetery were first located in Shipman community next to the railroad. The original church was established in 1898 by Rev. Dave Cook. The
Church was relocated to it’s present location in 1946, by Rev. W.R. Nobles. The original Mount Olive cemetery by the railroad is referred to as
Mount Olive Cemetery #1, and the present cemetery at their new location is referred to as Mount Olive Cemetery #2.Through the woods it is probably
only a couple of miles between these two cemeteries, however by road it is nearly 4 miles. The #1 cemetery is in need of a good cleaning, as Hurricane Katrina
made a mess of the woods. Prior to the hurricane the cemetery had been cleaned and grass planted in it. There is no longer a road in to where the cemetery is
located, you must walk about a half mile (East) down the side of the railroad tracks (where Shipman Road crosses the tracks) to even visit it. The first burial in
Mt.
Olive Cemetery
#2 was that of Mrs. Clara R. French in 1985. There were 5 of those buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery #1 that were moved to Mt. Olive
Cemetery
#2, I have listed them as being transferred. These 5 were moved sometime shortly after the burial of Clara French. The #1 Mount Olive cemetery
was walked by Mr. Clarence Talbert and Jimmy Trussell, the #2 Mount Olive Cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell in early December 2007.  Information
was taken from all legible headstone inscriptions and temporary grave markers, information taken from original church records will be noted. Mr. Talberts
Great-Great Grandmother , Mrs. Fannie Whigham (#1) is buried here and was sold into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina. I will distinguish where the
burials are located.  (#1) for the original railroad location and (#2) for the new relocated cemetery location. Those buried in the old part or #1 Mt. Olive
cemetery that did not have a headstone or temporary marker  but were verified through church records as to their being buried there will be marked (as per church records).
There were many unmarked graves in this cemetery that we were not able to identify.
I want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Talbert and the church for permission to survey their cemeteries and for all the information they provided.

 

Dixon, Sidney; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

McCovey, Frank (Sr.); no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records, Frank is the father of Major League Baseball Player "Willie McCovey"

Sykes, John; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

McCovey, Arthur; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Holman, Lee; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Pulman, Elbert (Bub); no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

William, Jack; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Jones, Samuel; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Spivery, Dave; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

McCovey, Sam; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

McCovey, Dave; b. no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Whigham, Fannie;no dates available,(#1), Former Slave, was sold into slavery in

Charleston, South Carolina, information courtesy of Mr. Clarence Talbert, he is her great-great grandson

Lyman, Lula; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

McCovey, Mitte; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Jones, Sylvia; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Turner, Kate; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Thomas, Emma; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Gandy, Lucinda; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Ivory, Margaret; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Fairley, Sarah (French); no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Sykes, Gennie; no dates available, (#1), name taken from church records

Spivery, Dottzell; b. 08-25-1923, d. 09-20-1976, (#1)

Spivery, Cal Douglas; b. 1922, d. 1978, (#1), Pfc., US Army, WW-2

Arrington, Daisy; b. 10-01-1892, d. 03-25-1963, (#1)

Mitchell, Leroy; b. 05-22-1906, d. 10-29-1971, (#1), information was taken from original (36 year old) paper temporary marker

Letlow, Saul; b. 03-13-1905, d. 01-05-1965, (#1), 59 years, 6 months, 3 days old, information taken from original (42 year old) paper temporary marker

Dorsett, Rebecca; b. 03-16-1905, d. 02-16-1970, (#1)

Fairley, Sarah H; d. 03-06-1953, (#1), 70 years old

Williams, Millie; b. 1872, d. 1930, (#1)

McCovey, Della (William); b. 1894, d. 1928, (#1)

Gandy, Mrs. Loucendia; b. 12-12-1875, d. 08-24-1953, (#1)

McCovery, Mrs. Adline; b. 01-01-1863, d. 05-13-1906, (#1)

Talbert, Freddie; b. 06-09-1924, d. 06-13-1924, (#1)

Talbert, George; b. 03-12-1928, d. 03-12-1928, (#1), twin brother of Joe Talbert

Talbert, Joe; b. 03-12-1928, d. 03-12-1928, (#1), twin brother of George Talbert

Talbert, Willie; b. 06-16-1918, d. 06-11-1981, (#2), h/o Margret M., was originally buried in #1, later transferred to #2

Talbert, Margret M; b. 11-14-1925, d. 02-04-1988, (#2), w/o Willie

Talbert, Robert; b. 06-13-1912, d. 09-06-1997, (#2), h/o Mattie C., "Father"

Talbert, Ernestine D; b. 05-20-1929, d. 11-04-2000, (#2), w/o James Talbert (Jr.)

Talbert, James (Jr.); b. 06-20-1910, d. 01-04-1989, (#2), h/o Ernestine D.

Talbert, Kattie (Patton); b. 1888, d. 1985, (#2), w/o James (Sr.), originally buried in #1, later transferred to #2

Talbert, James (Sr.); b. 1885, d. 1968, (#2), h/o Kattie, was originally buried in #1, later transferred to #2

Wiley, Earnestine (Ivory); b. 06-16-1931, d. 05-20-1962, (#2), Daughter-Sister-Mother, originally buried in #1, later transferred to #2

Ivory, Sarah Edith; b. 01-17-1892, d. 07-13-1971, (#2), A Devoted Sister-Mother-Grandmother, originally buried in #1, later transferred to #2

Ivory, Tom; no dates available, (#1), h/o Sarah Edith Ivory, f/o Doris Alexander

French, Clara R; b. 1916, d. 1985, (#2), w/o Malachi

French, Malachi; b. 1909, d. 1992, (#2), h/o Clara R.

Sims, Arthur Henry; b. 12-03-1947, d. 12-08-2006, (#2), S/Fc., US Army

Talbert, Larry Dennis; b. 04-03-1955, d. 08-28-1998, (#2)

Mosley, Curtis Eugene; b. 01-11-1935, d. 08-12-1988, (#2), Pvt., US Army

Davenport, Sylvester; b. 04-04-1928, d. 07-15-1989, (#2)

Spivery, Isiah; b. 07-27-1947, d. 02-07-1992, (#2), Pfc., US Marine Corps.,  Vietnam

Pullum, Josephine; b. 03-04-1897, d. 07-13-1993, (#2)

Johnson, Kevin Bell; b. 01-11-1968, d. 08-14-1995, (#2), Psalms 70 vs. 1

Jones, Inez "Mutt"; b. 09-11-1928, d. 02-06-2006, (#2), "Our Mother"

Holman, Irene D; b. 06-10-1905, d. 12-09-1995, (#2), Beloved Mother & Grandmother

Montgomery, Wanda F. (Jones); b. 07-19-1957, d. 05-12-2007, (#2)

Jones, Taran Lamar; b. 07-09-1978, d. 03-02-2000, (#2), "In Loving Memory of our Son"

Spivery, Claude E; b. 08-18-1952, d. 04-06-1998, (#2)
Ludgood, Jessie Sr; b. 08-11-1937, d. 03-09-2002, (#2)    

Spivery, Clifton; b. 07-27-1946, d. 12-29-2003, (#2)

Spivery, Antonion ; b. 01-25-1981, d. 02-05-1998, (#2), "Jo-Jo"



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