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Sweetwater Cemetery
Benndale, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 54' 13"N, Lon: 88° 49' 45"W
T2S R8W Sec 6

Contributed by James Trussell, Jan 07, 2008, Last edited Feb 06, 2008 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 162.

Go North on Highway 57 out of Benndale, Mississippi. Go approximately .3 tenths of a mile, here you will take a left turn onto Deep Creek Road. You will stay on this road for 2.8 miles and the Sweetwater Church will be on you right, the cemetery is located behind the church.

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Sweetwater Church, and it surrounded by a chain link fence. The first thing you will notice are the many small white wooden crosses throughout the cemetery, (82 in all). 59 of these crosses contained a small metal tag with the name of the person buried there, 23 more did not have the name tags attached to them. The names that are on the small wooden crosses will not have any dates, only a note saying 'metal name tag'.

I walked this cemetery on Jan 05, 2008. The information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers, headstone inscriptions and the above mentioned small metal name tags.

- James Trussell
Bell, Flora, metal name tag
Boddie, Edward Q, b. 11-13-1957, d. 05-10-2005, 47 years old
Boddie, Ruby, b. 11-01-1951, d. 11-29-2003, 52 years old
Bolton, Cynthia Mae, b. 01-19-1979, d. 12-21-2000, 21 years old
Bolton, Daniel, b. 12-28-1902, d. 03-24-1968, 'At Rest'
Bolton, Lawrence, b. 1874, d. 1957, 'Faithful Father'
Bolton, Sallie, b. 02-27-1881, d. 11-28-1948, 'A Tender Mother'
Bradley, Elbert, b. 01-08-1952, d. 08-23-1993
Bradley, J.D, metal name tag
Bradley, Larance, metal name tag
Bradley, Pearlie Lee, b. 03-09-1955, d. 02-11-1993
Bradley, Pearlie R, b. 02-02-1920, d. 06-11-1992
Bradley, Tyrone, b. 07-11-1974, d. 11-02-1991, 'Love Family & Aunt'
Breland, Charlotte, metal name tag
Breland, Cottriel, b. 02-14-1915, d. 10-22-1978
Breland, Loretta, b. 01-01-1930, d. 08-23-2007
Burner, Deacon Tom, b. 07-04-1893, d. 03-13-1973, 'Father'
Burns, Irene D, b. 06-08-1921, d. 12-27-1982
Coe, Cora B, b. 11-07-1914, d. 01-05-2002, 'In Loving Memory, Eretta
Coleman, George C, b. 02-02-1942, d. 05-27-1968, SP5, US Army, Mississippi
Cotton, Elijah, b. 07-14-1869, d. 01-16-1946
Cotton, Fannie Mae F, b. 07-??-1917, d. 01-03-1953, 'Loving Mother'
Cotton, Jack, metal name tag
Cotton, O.J, metal name tag
Cotton, Ollie, b. 02-14-1900, d. 1988
Cotton, Winnie O.F. (Dickey), b. 02-04-1894, d. 01-24-1999, 104 years old
Dantzler, Mack, b. 05-14-1876, d. 07-18-1966
Davis, Devon Markel, b. 05-08-2006, d. 05-08-2006, 'twin of Jevon Domonick Davis'
Davis, Jevon Domonick, b. 05-08-2006, d. 05-08-2006, 'twin of Devon Markel Davis'
Dickey, Andrew J, b. 12-25-1879, d. 04-08-1972, 'Deborah Lodge 279'
Dickey, Ida, metal name tag
Dickey, John, b. 02-14-1901, d. 07-15-1988
Dickey, Lee Morris, metal name tag
Dickey, Levi, metal name tag
Dickey, Rev. E.G, b. 04-27-1914, d. 09-30-1985
Dickey, Sincerella, b. 12-11-1898, d. 11-06-1977
Dickey, Virles, b. 10-19-1916, d. 09-22-1987
Dickey, Wren, no dates, Pvt., Co. 'A', 335th Svc., Bn.
Dukes, Nancy, b. 01-13-1889, d. 02-09-1972
Ervin, Lucy, metal name tag
Fairley, Agnes, b. 09-22-1918, d. 01-24-1987
Fairley, Albert, b. 03-22-1925, d. 07-27-1984
Fairley, Alfred, b. 07-10-1885, d. 08-11-1974
Fairley, Alton, b. 11-24-1903, d. 08-27-1966
Fairley, Ammie Lee, b. 04-10-1926, d. 07-28-1980
Fairley, Arlena C, b. 10-06-1902, d. unknown
Fairley, Arthur, b. 08-18-1943, d. 12-30-1994, 'Jr.'
Fairley, Arthur, b. 08-20-1920, d. 08-19-1971, 'Man'
Fairley, Bruner, b. 01-09-1899, d. 01-19-1981
Fairley, Dan, b. 01-31-1910, d. 01-17-1988, h/o Lorena
Fairley, David Lee, b. 10-13-1922, d. 04-21-1949, PFC, 985th QM. Service Co., WW-2
Fairley, Dice May, b. 03-30-1931, d. 12-26-1956
Fairley, Earnest, metal name tag
Fairley, Edmon, b. 12-23-1924, d. 04-27-1977, Pvt., US Army
Fairley, Ella Jane (Bolton), b. 06-05-1938, d. 11-15-1982, 'Loving Wife'
Fairley, Enoch, b. 10-26-1937, d. 02-09-2004, US Army, Vietnam
Fairley, Ernest Mosia, b. 01-20-1939, d. 05-09-1978, 'Beloved Husband'
Fairley, Glen, metal name tag
Fairley, Gus Tobe, b. 11-17-1917, d. 11-16-1974
Fairley, Harriett, b. 10-10-1885, d. 12-25-1944
Fairley, Harry, b. 02-12-1953, d. 08-25-2007
Fairley, Hilton, b. 01-05-1954, d. 05-05-2003
Fairley, Isaac, metal name tag
Fairley, Isom, b. 12-26-1904, d. 12-28-1962, PFC, HQ. Co. 1604th Svc. Unit, WW-2
Fairley, J. W, metal name tag
Fairley, Jennie, metal name tag
Fairley, Jerome, b. 10-03-1937, d. 06-20-1974
Fairley, Joe Nathan, b. 05-03-1930, d. 03-07-1998
Fairley, Karen D, b. 11-06-1976, d. 03-05-2000
Fairley, Lee, metal name tag
Fairley, Lonzo, metal name tag
Fairley, Lorena, b. 10-10-1909, d. 04-16-1967, w/o Dan
Fairley, Mardessa, b. 01-06-1918, d. 08-07-2007
Fairley, Missouri, b. 11-27-1938, d. 11-20-2006, 'Beloved Mother'
Fairley, Mollie, b. 01-16-1888, d. 01-27-1973
Fairley, Mose, b. 11-22-1893, d. 03-18-1963, Pvt., Co. 'A' 549th Engineers, WW-2
Fairley, Nedum, metal name tag
Fairley, Needom, b. 09-06-1909, d. 11-24-1987, 'Father'
Fairley, Ola Mae, metal name tag
Fairley, Ora Lee, metal name tag
Fairley, Ora, b. 02-04-1924, d. 12-29-2002
Fairley, Othar, b. 07-08-1908, d. 07-18-1978
Fairley, Phebie, metal name tag
Fairley, Pheby, b. 1852, d. 1943
Fairley, Plumber, metal name tag
Fairley, Randolph, no dates, Co. 'B', 447th Labor BN., QMC
Fairley, Rebecca, b. 1861, d. 07-14-1940
Fairley, Robert, b. 03-30-1907, d. 07-19-1972, 'Beloved Husband & Daddy'
Fairley, Robert, metal name tag
Fairley, Roxie B, b. 11-03-1904, d. 12-18-1987
Fairley, Ruth, metal name tag
Fairley, Sam, b. 07-07-1929, d. 07-26-1975, Pvt., US Army, Korea
Fairley, Samuel, metal name tag
Fairley, Sarah, metal name tag
Fairley, Shelby, metal name tag
Fairley, Stacy, b. 11-02-1973, d. 1974
Fairley, Tom S, b. 11-01-1883, d. 08-??-1951
Fairley, Tommie Lee (Jr.), b. 01-17-1940, d. 10-02-1994, 'Dickey'
Fairley, Tommy, metal name tag
Fairley, Wallace, b. 01-06-1908, d. 07-28-1993, Pvt., US Army, WW-2
Fairley, Wesley, metal name tag
Fairley, William C, b. 08-15-1936, d. 10-05-1968
Fairley, William, metal name tag
Fryer, Johnny, metal name tag
Fryer, Trinity, metal name tag
Galloway, Ede, b. 05-07-1885, d. 12-27-1957
Galloway, Henry, metal name tag
Galloway, Jack, metal name tag
Galloway, Jr. C, metal name tag
Galloway, Letha Bell, metal name tag
Galloway, Sam, metal name tag
Galloway, Willie, b. 1896, d. 1985, US Army, WW-1
Goff, Beford, metal name tag
Goff, Charles, metal name tag
Goff, G.C, metal name tag
Goff, George, metal name tag
Goff, Jennie, metal name tag
Goff, John Rich, b. 08-07-1907, d. 01-20-1990
Goff, Pearlie J, b. 07-13-1913, d. 08-11-1988
Goff, Richard, b. 10-13-1936, d. 10-18-2006, 70 years old
Goff, Willie Mae B, b. 11-07-1937, d. 12-02-1992
Griffin, Eligah, b. 02-20-1941, d. 12-25-1971
Griffin, Joseph (Jr.), b. 05-01-1936, d. 09-05-1969
Hale, Ilean (Fairley), b. 10-06-1950, d. 03-12-1993
Hall, Mary M. B, b. 1918, d. 1960
Hilton, Annie Bell, metal name tag
Hilton, V.L, metal name tag
Holmes, Annie M. (Bradley), b. 01-11-1966, d. 11-17-2007
Johnson, Ralph Phillip, b. 09-16-1974, d. 02-12-1997, 'Hunting Forever'
Jones, Edward, b. 10-17-1911, d. 10-17-1994, US Army, WW-2
Jones, Ersie, metal name tag
Jones, Ethel (Kemp), b. 04-30-1927, d. 10-17-????
Jones, John, b. 04-18-1928, d. 05-21-1998
Jones, Leroy, metal name tag
Jones, Lethed, metal name tag
Jones, P.L, metal name tag
Kemp, Joseph, b. 01-05-1919, d. 12-26-1976, PFC, US Army, WW-2
Kemp, Tom, b. 1881, d. 1966
Kimble, Elizabeth, b. 03-14-1916, d. 02-06-1988
Love, Mrs. George, b. 08=06-1909, d. 12-21-1959
McKay, Hattie F, b. 1890, d. 09-08-1971
McKinest, Zack, b. 03-24-1923, d. 12-15-1961
Moore, Annie Mae, metal name tag
Polk, Michael, metal name tag
Pryor, Isiah, b. unknown, d. 11-20-1938, Pvt., 65th Pioneer Inf.
Rigsby, Imer Jane (Fairley), b. 12-27-1945, d. 09-30-2001, 'A Loving Mother'
Shavers, Jasmine Maryah, b. 11-07-1997, d. 12-16-1998
Simmons, Will, metal name tag
Star, Emily, metal name tag
Starr, Jew, metal name tag
Starr, Maple Lee, metal name tag
Starr, Sugar, metal name tag
Starr, Verta B, metal name tag
Tarbin, Inez, metal name tag
Tillman, Vander, b. 12-24-1901, d. 03-18-1991, h/o Hattie
Todd, Eddie, b. 10-13-1904, d. 1985
Todd, Mary, b. 03-20-1906, d. 01-31-1972, 'Victory Chapter 423'
Walker, C.H, b. 01-01-1877, d. 12-05-1949
Walker, Rosa A, b. 1886, d. 1938, w/o C.H. Walker
Wallace, James A, b. 05-25-1942, d. 01-25-2001
Wash, James, metal name tag
Williams, Sammie T, b. 12-12-1920, d. unknown
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