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Avera Family Cemetery
Avera, Greene County, Mississippi

Lat: 31° 21' 35"N, Lon: 88° 32' 27"W

Contributed by James Trussell, May 28, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com]. Total records = 39.

Leaving Leakesville, Mississippi on Oak Street, drive north toward the community of Avera, Mississippi. Continue north on Oak Street to the city limit sign where the name of the road will change to Old Avera Road. You continue on this road for 17.3 mile to the intersection with Abram Smith road, where you turn right and go .9 mile to a dead end. Turn right onto Simpson Bend Road and in .7 mile the cemetery will be on your right. (Simpson Bend road is also called the Dog Brown Road by many locals in the area).

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Avera Family. It is surrounded by a chain link fence and is in very good condition. One should obtain permission to enter this cemetery. I was given permission to walk the cemetery by Mr. Earl Avera.

I walked this cemetery on May 27, 2007. All information was taken from headstone inscriptions and temporary grave markers.

- James Trussell
Avera, Bayard R, b. 01-26-1888, d. 07-17-1954
Avera, Benjamin Franklin, b. 05-01-1896, d. 03-16-1961
Avera, Carrie Lee (Beard), b. 01-14-1902, d. 12-01-1954
Avera, Charlotte Elaine, b. 12-14-1937, d. 01-14-1994, “Beloved Sister & Daughter”
Avera, Chester Lee (Sr.), b. 10-24-1885, d. 09-24-1951
Avera, Douglas James, b. 10-09-1910, d. 11-01-1969, Capt. US Army WW-2 Korea
Avera, Earl W, b. 09-15-1907, d. 08-31-1989, Mr. Earl Avera’s father
Avera, Effie Melissa (Brewer), b. 02-21-1895, d. 08-06-1988
Avera, Eunice V, b. 11-13-1907, d. 12-04-1983, Mr. Earl Avera’s mother
Avera, George B, b. 01-25-1909, d. 03-11-1979
Avera, Hardy O, b. 02-15-1860, d. 09-25-1890
Avera, Isa B. (French), b. 08-26-1871, d. 02-25-1914, wife of William W. Avera
Avera, Jacob Powel, b. 10-15-1883, d. 11-26-1914, Mr. Earl Avera’s grandfather
Avera, Laura (Taylor), b. 02-23-1882, d.11-12-1962, Mr. Earl Avera’s great-grandmother
Avera, Mack W, b. 08-02-1903, d. 02-20-1946
Avera, Mary M, b. 01-15-1918, d. 08-20-1988
Avera, Mary, b. 08-20-1823, d. 10-04-1913
Avera, Mattie C, b. 02-11-1891, d. 01-09-1969
Avera, Raymond D, b. 04-04-1930, d. 05-19-2000, “Beloved Brother”
Avera, Sam Worth, b. 01-25-1853, d. 03-23-1929, Mr. Earl Avera’s great-grandfather
Avera, Vyvian May, b. 06-10-1910, d. 07-15-1924, 14 yrs. old, died in a diving accident
Avera, W.P, b. 10-11-1822, d. 06-19-1905
Avera, William W, b. 01-12-1929, d. 05-25-1994, son of Chester & Effie Avera
Avera, William Washington, b. 07-14-1849, d. 08-29-1912, husband of Isa Avera
Beard, Homer Preston (Sr.), b. 04-09-1893, d. 07-18-1969, Cpl. 28th Inf. WW-1 “Miss.”
Beard, Maude (Avera), b. 03-18-1901, d. 11-16-1975, “Mother”
Dawson, Celia Rachel (Avera), b. 01-18-1855, d. 03-03-1931, wife of Rev. W.J. Dawson
Dearman, David, b. 02-13-1953, d. 02-13-2006
Dienglewicz, Robert Alan, b. 03-09-1980 d. 08-28-2006, Mr. Earl Avera’s grandson
Fick, Betty S, b. 02-13-1934, d. 11-05-1978
Fick, Pearl A, b. 09-06-1912, d. 12-07-1997
Fick, Robert O, b. 06-15-1907, d. 12-02-1988
Hankins, Ella G, b. 05-19-1899, d. 03-01-1972
Hankins, Hillman A, b. 10-07-1896, d. 07-28-1968
Schmidt, Vivian M S (Beard), b. 06-15-1930, d. 04-15-1961, Sgt. Women’s Army Corps.
Seabrook, John Avera, b. 08-04-1964, d. 09-21-1986
Seabrook, Paul Avera, b. 08-12-1941, d. 02-10-2000
Seabrook, Rodney Paul, b. 05-20-1918, d. 06-23-1986
Seabrook, Sammie (Avera), b. 11-18-1918, d. 10-23-2002

 

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