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Bush Cemetery
George County, Mississippi

 
Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on Old highway 198 west. You will go 2.9 miles and take a left on Bexley Road South. There is no sign giving the
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
turn onto Bexley Church Road. Now we will go another 2.2 miles and on your right will be a large metal gate. Park on the right side of the road
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 Florida.
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

Bush, Frances; b. unknown, d. unknown, aunt 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

Knox, Elder; b. unknown, d. unknown


Pleasant Hill
Cemetery
George County, Mississippi

 
Start your trip to this cemetery at the intersection of highway 26 west and Old highway 63 south in Lucedale, Mississippi. Take Old highway 63 south
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 Ellis Hodge Road, turn right at this intersection, going another 2.9 miles, to the dead end of this road. Take a right at this
intersection which will be River Road, now go .2 miles and on your right will be Pleasant Hill Church Road. As you turn right onto this road
Pleasant Hill
Cemetery
will be on your right. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, and is
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.

 

Parnell, Nattie Rose (Davis); b. 03-02-1931, d. 06-06-1994, w/o Charles A. Parnell

Goldman, John Michael (Jr.); b. 11-04-1975, d. 08-14-2005, "Victory in Jesus"

Harris, James Calvin; b. 06-14-1926, d. 08-16-1995, US Army, WW-2

Coleman, James E; b. 05-28-1921, d. 06-22-2005

Moore, Willie Frank; b. 01-12-1929, d. 01-12-2006, 77 years old

Moore, Bobbie Jean; b. 09-22-1932, d. 05-16-2001, 68 years old

Chisholm, Bryan S; b. 10-07-1907, d. 01-12-1991, h/o Flora

Chisholm, Flora M; b. 11-18-1910, d. 12-18-1999, w/o Bryan

England, Gary L; b. 03-01-1939, d. 09-15-2006, h/o Lydia



Salem
Cemetery

George County, Mississippi

 **Images courtesy of Jimmy Trussell**

Travel out of Benndale, Mississippi on highway 57 north. You will go 9.3 miles, where you will come to an intersection on your left with
Mt. Rose Circle
. Take this left hand turn and go .3 miles. On your right you will see a small narrow woods road, take this turn, and go another .2 miles.
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 Government Land.
This cemetery is located just inside the boundary of the DeSoto National Forest.
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

McClendon, John; b. 1790, d. 12-01-1869, Pvt., Mississippi Militia, War of 1812

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

Cochran, Edward L; b. unknown, d. unknown, Co. "A", 3rd Mississippi Inf. C.S.A.

Perkins, John; b. 1777, d. 02-05-1811

Yahn, Lissie; b. unknown, d. unknown

Yahn, Margaret; b. unknown, d. unknown

Black, John Hugh; b. 02-20-1872, d. 03-02-1887


Mt. Rose
Cemetery

George County, Mississippi

Travel out of Benndale, Mississippi on highway 57 north, you wil go 9.1 miles and on your left will be a small black and white sign saying,
"Mt. Rose Baptist Church Cemetery". This cemetery is owned and maintained by Mt. Rose Church and it's members.
The cemetery was walked on the 9th of Feb. 2008 by Jimmy Trussell. Information was taken from one headstone and one military plaque.

Bolton, Joe L; b. 05-25-1905, d. 08-20-1987, Pvt., US Army, WW-2

Mitchell, Arnetta B; b. 07-19-1921, d. 01-27-2007, "Mother"


Anderson
Cemetery

George
County, Mississippi


Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on Highway 613 south, stay on this road until you near Agricola, Mississippi. Here you will see the intersection with highway 612 on your left.
Take this left hand turn and after you cross the railroad tracks go another .9 tenths of a mile. On your left  will be the intersection with Agricola/Latonia Road, take this left
hand turn and now go .1 tenth of a mile and you will see the Anderson Cemetery Road on your right. You can turn right on this road or you can go another 50 yards past
this road and on your right will be a small woods road that leads directly to the cemetery gate. This is a small family cemetery and is maintained by this same family.
Jimmy Trussell walked this cemetery on the 19th of Feb. 2008, taking the information from headstone inscriptions.
The cemetery was started by Mr. Cecil Anderson on some of the land he owned in this area. It lies in a pine thicket and his daughter told me he loved the pine trees.
I want to thank the Anderson family for letting me survey their cemetery.

 
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

 


Bates Family
Cemetery

George
County, Mississippi

Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on highway 26 west. You will go 4.7 miles and here on your left will be the intersection with Old highway 26. Take this left hand turn and now go 2.9 miles.
This will be the intersection with River road, take a right onto River Road, going .2 tenths of a mile. Just after you cross the small bridge you will see Pee Wee Miller Road on your left.
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)

 



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