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Antioch Cemetery
Merrill, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 59' 14"N, Lon: 88° 41' 56"W

Contributed by James Trussell, Jan 06, 2008, last edited Jan 14, 2008 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 30.

Travel west out of Lucedale, Mississippi on highway 198, turn left at the intersection onto the 98 by-pass heading west. After 1.7 miles turn left onto Merrill road and go 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Moss Drive and go .3 tenths of a mile and this cemetery will be on your right. To reach it from Merrill, drive northeast on Merrill Road, turn right onto Moss Drive and continue into the cemetery.

The cemetery is surrounded by a fence, and inside the large fenced in area there are three smaller fenced in areas. There were no graves in two of these smaller fenced in areas that had recoverable information. One small fenced in area had 8 marked graves in it. I will note those in this area. All other graves were located throughout the larger open area of the cemetery.

This cemetery is the property of New Antioch Baptist Church located in Merrill, Mississippi, this church was formerly known as Antioch Church, and sometime during the 1990s the name was changed to the present New Antioch Church. The church and family members of those interred here provide the upkeep. There were numerous unmarked graves in the cemetery.

I walked the cemetery on Dec 24, 2007, and information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers and headstone inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Browne, Etha, b. 11-22-1911, d. 04-11-1972, "Weepy"
Browne, Jay E. (Sr.), b. 07-18-1881, d. 07-31-1973
Dortch, Melvin, b. 10-16-1937, d. 12-24-2002, 65 years old
Dortch, Sylvester, (Jr.), no dates
Duncan, Mrs. Ida B, b. 12-14-1911, d. 05-28-1987, (in small fenced in area)
Dunn, Mr. Ross, b. 09-06-1956, d. 05-15-2006, 49 years old
Giles, Secrecy, b. 08-28-1908, d. 02-18-1936, (in small fenced in area)
Hood, Perlier (Collins)(Smith), b. 06-23-1889, d. 10-03-1982, (in small fenced in area)
Horton, Hattie B, b. 09-02-1886, d. 02-18-1967
Ivey, Gus, b. 01-02-1886, d. 06-06-1959
Keys, Etta Mae, b. 1929, d. 2007, (in small fenced in area)
Longmire, Alice, b. 12-12-1843, d. 11-03-1951
Miller, James, b. 1898, d. 1981, Pvt., US Army, WW-1
Moye, E.L, b. 07-20-1924, d. 07-17-1948
Moye, Lawrence, b. 1926, d. 1982, Pfc., US Army, WW-2
Moye, Lucious, b. 10-13-1892, d. 06-17-1950, Pvt., 540th Engineers, WW-1
Moye, Mossella, b. 09-14-1910, d. 06-12-1913, daughter of L.W. & Charlotte Moye
Moye, Willie J, b. 05-05-1902, d. 02-16-1992, "Mother"
Powe, Millie (Tatum), b. 1877, d. 1955, "At Rest"
Smith, Andre W, b. 07-09-1943, d. 03-07-2007
Smith, Boyd E, b. 05-22-1914, d. unknown, (in small fenced in area)
Smith, Charlie J. (Sr.), b. 1935, d. 2006
Smith, Eretta D, b. 03-23-1910, d. 07-03-1995, (in small fenced in area)
Smith, Talmadge, b. 07-15-1878, d. 11-22-1931, (in small fenced in area)
Spencer, J.H, b. 04-15-1914, d. 11-30-1916
Straughter, Olivia C, b. 08-24-1923, d. 01-28-1988, (in small fenced in area)
Taylor, Claudia S, b. 01-13-1916, d. 06-14-1987, wife of Robert
Taylor, John, b. 1955, d. 2007, 52 years old
Taylor, Robert Lee, b. 01-09-1913, d. 03-20-1981, Pvt., US Army, WW-2
Underwood, ??, b. 11-10-1854, d. 12-19-1934

 

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