Evanston, George County, Mississippi
Lat: 30° 53' 31"N, Lon: 88° 32' 02"W
Contributed by James Trussell, May 02, 2007 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 10.
Traveling south from Lucedale, Mississippi on Highway 613, you will go 2.3 mile, here you will come to the intersection of Ward/Pine View road on your left. Take this left hand turn and go another 1.9 miles and on the right under some rather large trees you will see several headstones. This is the Ward Family Cemetery, and is owned and maintained by the Ward Family.
This small family cemetery is owned and maintained by the Ward family and one should obtain permission to visit it. I was given permission to walk the cemetery on May 3rd, 2007, by Mr. Loren S. Ward.
The Ward Cemetery is in a grassy area and as I walked it I noticed an old chain link fence directly behind this cemetery, it was in a very dense parcel of woods. Several large trees were also down around this small fenced in area, and I believe they are from Hurricane Katrina. There were a couple of headstones in the small fenced in area and I will add them to the bottom of the Ward listing and note them separately. The latest burial in the Ward Cemetery was in 1932, and in the small fenced in area it was in 1924.
I walked this cemetery on May 03, 2007. It includes all existing and legible headstone and marker inscriptions up to that day.
- James TrussellDavis, Louella M, b. 01-26-1877, d. 11-22-1903
Davis, Luna Lucile, b. 08-27-1900, d. 04-18-1909, Dau. of L.L. & L.M. Davis
Eckhoff, Jakealene R, b. 03-16-1855, d. 06-16-1924,"Mother" (inside fenced in area)
Eckhoff, Johann H, b. 10-19-1845, d. 08-23-1915, (inside fenced in area)
Rowe, Charles L, b. 09-18-1869, d. 09-21-1910, "Husband" (inside fenced in area)
Ward, Edgar (unreadable), b. 08-30-1886, d. 10-22-1895
Ward, Fannie S, b. 08-02-1881, d. 12-06-1909, wife of J.M. Ward
Ward, L. Grady, b. 02-13-1897, d. 11-20-1900
Ward, Lizzie (Mallett), b. 1858, d. 1932
Ward, Lorenzo S, b. 06-06-1854, d. 02-04-1912, 57 years old
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present