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  • ARTESIA NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

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    Cornerstone Plaque

    This African American Cemetery is located approximately 0.2 miles west of Artesia United Methodist Church Cemetery, at the West end of Church Street. Graves are present to the west of the church and to the east of the church across the road.

    Location: 33.25.13 N 88.38.58 W


    Jeannine Smith & I surveyed this cemetery on November 23, 2007. "There were so many unmarked graves, seemingly going far back in time, in this burial area, it made our hearts grieve. If you can add to the names/dates that we have here, telling us who your loved ones and friends are who are buried there, please email us at oktibbehalowndes @ yahoo.com ."

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 1

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 2

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 3

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 4

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 5

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 6

    Grave Field of Unmarked Graves 7

    Unreadable Marker

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    Unreadable Marker

  • Carter, Charlie, b. Mar. 8, 1833,d. Feb. 5, 2010

  • Blanchard, Marcus, b. Oct. 26, 1970, d. May 4, 2004

  • Johnny Jackson, b. Dec. 20, 1955, d. Oct. 30, 2003


  • Andrew Johnson, 3/5/1968, Age 64
    Father: Billie Johnson
    Mother: Mattie Johnson
    Died in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, MS

    • Heneritta A Brock, born 5/9/1915 - Buried in March 1963 - Data sent by her daughter, Mary Brock Mahood, mem1216 @ hotmail.com.
    • Eliza Lathan,(Spelled Latham on the Social Security Index) born 8/10/1877 (1879 On the Social Security Index) - Died June 15, 1967. Her husband, George Lathan, was buried here a few years before her and she was laid to rest next to her husband. Data sent by her Great-Great Grand Niece, Mary Brock Mahood, mem1216 @ hotmail.com
    Ethel Lee Davis
    d. Feb. 5, 1956
    Age 36
    Parents: Wilson Sturdivant and Lucy Staples

    Margaret Jennings
    d. Jan. 12, 1966
    Age 72
    Parents: Wash Adams and Pauline ?

    Gertrude Jones
    d. Oct. 24, 1947
    Age 48
    Father: Steve Mitchell

    Tom Hardy
    d. 10/26/1942 at age 65
    (b. ca 1877 but the 1900 census shows his birthdate as August 1852) parents: Walter Hardy and Hester __?_

    Maggie Hardy
    Daughter of Tom Hardy
    b. 1888
    died between 1970-1980

    Nillie Hardy, "Gone But Not Forgotten"
    Born July 9, 18_ Died Nov. 19, 19_

    Gregory Hairston
    D. 12/8/1992 Mother, Sylvia
    Buried: 12/11/1992

    Charles Johnson Wicks
    d. 1/30/1951 at Artesia, age 1
    Father and Mother: Joseph Wicks and Rebecca Johnson
    Buried on: 2/1/1951

    George Poster, "From Mother and Brother"
    18 Jun 1948 - 11 Jul 1986

    Janie S. Bolden
    2 Feb 1913 - 11 Oct 1973
    Age 60

    Earnest Franks
    Mississippi
    PVT Co C 317 Engr Const Bn
    World War II
    15 Jun 1919 - 5 Aug 1961

    Lena M. Sharp
    5 Apr 1923 - 15 Sep 1997

    Mary Louise Shepherd
    dates not visible due to vegetation growth

    Magnolia B. Perry, "A Tender Mother and Faithful Friend"
    2 May 1893 - 23 Feb 1957

    Roscoe Green
    Photo with Roscoe Green in it
    28 Oct 1918 - 12 Oct 1965

    Tom Jennings
    15 May 1915 - 6 Aug 1977

    Margaret Adams
    5 Apr 1894 - 12 Jan 1966

    Judge Perry, "In Loving Memory"
    Photo with Judge Perry in it
    27 Oct 1915 - 8 Jan 1984

    Leo Clark, "At Rest"
    2 Jan 1953 - 7 Oct 1981

    Tom Perry
    SGT US Army
    World War II
    1911 - 1986

    Laura Crockett
    17 Jun 1943 - 13 Aug 1988

    Cooper, Louise, Obituary
    b. June 5, 1934
    d. Nov. 23, 2007
    Daughter of Dennis and Augusta Hairston

    Cooper, June
    b. 03 Apr 1891
    d. Jun 1987

    Henry L. Randle
    10 Mar 1925 - 18 Jul 1985

    Mrs. Josie Randle
    01 Jan 1904 - 01 Aug 2004 (Mississippi Funeral Home Metal Marker)
    Social Security Death Index shows 01 Jan 1910 - 31 Jul 2001 (V)

    Dill Randle, "In Memory of"
    20 Jan 1922 - 14 Aug 1995

    Mr. Penny Randle Sr.
    12 May 1915 - 18 Aug 1988
    Age 73

    Henry Lee Randle, "Gone But Not Forgotten"
    10 March, 1925 - 18 July 1985

    Harriett Eggleston
    18 Aug 1890 - 17 Jan 1955

    Grant Hornsburger
    d. Sept. 13, 1958
    Age 89 Parents: George Hornsburger and Emily Morris

    Charlie W. Hornsburger
    PVT US Army
    World War II
    1 May 1920 - 5 Jan 1980

    Johnny L. Jackson
    20 Dec 1955 - 30 Oct 2003

    L. Roberts
    1881 - 1958

    Clara Roberts
    Feb. 1964

    Mack Cromwell
    Died 10 Aug 1915
    Age About 45 yrs.
    "Gone But Not Forgotten"
    Erected by Carrie Cromwell

    Sallie Cromwell
    Died 18 Jul 1915
    Age About 45 yrs.
    "Gone But Not Forgotten"
    Erected by Carrie Cromwell

    Juanita McGee, "Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother"
    30 Mar 1939 - 28 Jun 2001

    Visible Graves but Unmarked

    Sam Hill, "The Lord Is My Shepherd"
    25 Jul 1925 - 21 Jun 1998

    Mary J. Child, "Gone, But Not Forgotten"
    4 Jul 1910 - 14 Feb 1992

    Mary Jackson
    28 Nov 1910 - 23 Feb 2002

    Infant Alayshia Bennett
    5 July 2007 - 28 Sept. 2007
    Aged 2 months
    Carters Funeral Services Metal Marker

    Verry Niece Simpson, "Other Mama"
    23 Sept. 1911 - 23 July 2001

    Earline Billups Gillespie, b. April 14, 1935, died, Aug 10, 2011.

    Willie L. Randle
    Age 57
    Died May 11, 2011
    Service May 14, 2011
    Randle, Willie L. - 57, of 158 South Front Street, Artesia, Ms 39736, Truck Driver, died at Speciality Hospital in Meridian, MS on May 11, 2011. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011 from 1:00-6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, 103 Jefferson Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., at New Hope Baptist Church. Officiated by Rev. Thomas Rice. Burial will be at Memorial Garden, Columbus, MS.


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