Contributed by James Trussell, Aug 20, 2007, last edited Nov 23,
Total records = 1,336.
Leaving Lucedale Mississippi on Highway 198 East toward Mobile,
Alabama, you will travel approximately 4 miles. Here you will come
to the intersection with Highway 98 by-pass and highway 198. You
will go straight across the by-pass on the road that runs beside
the Rocky Creek Inn. This is Rocky Creek Road and you now will go
1.7 miles and the cemetery will be on your right.
Cemetery upkeep is done by a private individual and his family
(3 days of mowing and trimming). The cemetery is supported by
Rocky Creek Church as well as other area churches and through
donations. The cemetery was first measured off by Jimmy Trussell
(Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church member) and Marshall Stevens,
then divided into 72 sections measuring approximately 60 feet
by 60 feet square.
Rocky Creek Baptist Church is at present having section markers
fabricated to mark all sections. These will be placed in the cemetery
at a later date to provide an easier way to locate loved ones
in the cemetery.
The oldest marked grave in this cemetery is that of a Lewis Adams
who passed away on Nov 03, 1860, however, there are numerous unmarked
graves in this cemetery that may have dated earlier. There are
two original “lightered” grave markers left in the older part
of the cemetery, Marshall Stevens told me he remembered in years
past when there were still quite a few of these markers in this
cemetery. It is hoped these will be preserved for future generations
to see, or they will be like a lot of the unmarked graves, something
or someone forgotten.
As of the time the cemetery was walked and recorded there were
103 marked Veteran graves. Anyone who has information on any veteran
not marked as such, please, contact me. They need to be remembered
for their service and dedication to our country.
The walk of the cemetery was started in early June 2007 by Jimmy
Trussell and Marshall Stevens. Jimmy was called away on a job
and the walk was completed by Marshall Stevens, Tommy Howell,
Randolph Eubanks, Bobby Hamilton, Caleb Barker and Conner Davis.
This survey contains all listings for graves through Aug 08, 2007,
any newer burials will be added as information comes available
- James Trussell