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Byrd-Helveston Cemetery
Basin, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 48' 14"N, Lon: 88° 39' 38"W
T3S R7W Section 11

Contributed by James Trussell, Dec 15, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 34.

Leaving Lucedale, Mississippi on highway 26 west you will cross over the highway 63 by-pass intersection. Continue west for another 2.3 miles and you will see Central/Basin Road on your left. Take this left hand turn and now go south on it for 5.7 miles, and the Byrd-Helveston cemetery will be on your left hand side of the road.

This is a family owned cemetery for which they provide all of the upkeep. It is surrounded by a chain link fence and in good condition. There were a couple of unmarked graves in the cemetery.

I walked this cemetery on Dec 11, 2007, and the information was gathered using all existing and legible headstone inscriptions and temporary grave markers.

- James Trussell
Blackmon, Velma Christine, b. 03-02-1915, d. 12-06-1962
Bond, Allie Jane (Whittington), b. 02-27-1869, d. 05-11-1968
Bond, Lillian Vermell, b. 08-28-1914, d. 03-25-1957
Byrd, Carolyn D, b. 1933, d. 1940
Byrd, Charles M, b. 09-27-1936, d. 11-21-1992
Byrd, James E. (Sr.), b. 09-09-1928, d. 12-30-2001, Cpl., US Army, h/o Rosia
Byrd, Maggie Eugenia, b. 03-11-1910, d. 06-15-1910, d/o P.M. & S.J. Byrd
Byrd, Myrtle Lee (Cochran), b. 07-20-1904, d. 12-07-1974
Byrd, P. Murray, b. 1905, d. 1952
Byrd, Prentis M, b. 1867, d. 1930, h/o Sarah
Byrd, Sarah J, b. 1869, d. 1947, w/o Prentis
Byrd, Willie Moore, b. 07-23-1900, d. 12-29-1957, h/o Myrtle Lee
Cochran, Mary Virginia (Byrd), b. 11-30-1911, d. 05-01-1998, w/o Preston
Cochran, Preston A, b. 10-20-1908, d. 12-22-1964, h/o Mary Virginia
Drake, Michael "Anthony", b. 01-13-1984, d. 02-11-2007, "Beloved Son"
Gartman, Lucile, b. 1907, d. 1985, w/o Raymond
Gartman, Raymond, b. 1904, d. 1967, h/o Lucile
Helveston, James, b. 04-24-1845, d. 01-07-1910
Helveston, Lydia, b. 1856, d. 1928
Howell, Jefferson Trent, b. 08-16-1958, d. 04-23-1979, "Trent"
Kirkland, Betty Jo, b. 06-14-1930, d. 04-18-1995
Lawson, Eddie (Byrd), b. 12-03-1912, d. 08-08-1982
Lawson, J.W, b. 01-12-1916, d. 10-18-1990, h/o Eddie
Murrah, baby, (no other information available)
Murrah, Carrie (Byrd), b. 01-03-1896, d. 02-21-1972
Murrah, J.D, b. 04-15-1919, d. 06-06-1944, Pvt., Infantry, WW-2 Mississippi, PURPLE HEART Medal
Murrah, R.D, b. 12-18-1916, d. 06-04-1997
Murrah, Robert Allen, b. 09-10-1893, d. 01-11-1943
Ratliff, infant, b. 11-12-1905, d. 11-15-1905, inf. of Dr. and Mrs W.D. Ratliff
Ratliff, Laura E, b. 07-06-1872, d. 10-13-1894, w/o Dr. W.D. Ratliff
Ratliff, Lillie K, b. 08-20-1879, d. 01-06-1906, w/o Dr. W.D. Ratliff
Red, Charles, b. 11-24-1924, d. 09-21-2000, h/o Mary
Sinclair, Christina Reneé, b. 11-15-1982, d. 10-23-1984, d/o Kathy Sinclair
Thompson, Ira Wayne, b. 07-13-1933, d. 12-02-2003, h/o Doris
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