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Parker Cemetery
Benndale, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 49' 52"N, Lon: 88° 45' 18"W

Contributed by James Trussell, Jan 02, 2008, last edited Jan 10, 2008 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 5.

Travel south on highway 57 out of Benndale, Mississippi. You will go 3.1 miles and on your left you will see Mixon Lake road. Take this left hand turn and now go 1.4 miles where the road will "Y", you will take the right turn onto Parker cemetery road. Go .8 tenths of a mile to the dead end. Here you will be in the driveway of a private home, the cemetery is located behind the house a short distance.

This cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence, but was in need of a good cleaning. I was able to find only four graves inside the fence and there was one the homeowner told me about that is located outside the fence. He wasn’t sure why the grave wasn’t inside the fence, however you will see that it is the most recent burial, it had been 73 years since the last burial had taken place here. I could not confirm ownership or who is responsible for upkeep of this cemetery.

I walked this cemetery on Dec 27, 2007, and the information was taken from headstone inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Parker, Hubbard, b. 1843, d. 1929, Pvt. Co. "L" 27th Miss. Inf. C.S.A.
Reeves, Jarrett, b. 1853, d. 1890
Reeves, Penny, b. 1853, d. 1890
Rouse, Mack, b. 11-14-1954, d. 05-29-2002, (looking at the cemetery gate, this grave is on your left outside the fenced in area of the cemetery)
Wilkerson, J.W, b. 06-23-1885, d. 10-06-1886, "Asleep With Jesus"

 

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