MURRAH CHAPEL CEMETERY

 

Murrah Chapel Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Lowndes County. The cemetery is a white cemetery located adjacent to Highway 69 south of Columbus.The cemetery was founded by the Nash family around 1834 and later sold to the Riley family. The Halbert family managed the cemetery for a while and currently the cemetery is owned by the Craddock family.

 

There is one War of 1812 veteran, one Confederate veteran, two World War I veterans, three World War II veterans, one Korean War veteran, and one veteran who served during inter-war years buried in this cemetery.

 

Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003. Members present were: Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, Pam Brownlee.

 

 

Thomas E. Locke

31 Mar 1907 26 Feb 1989

 

Annie Locke Aven

31 Jul 1901 1 Jan 1968

 

Jack Craddock

1878 1944

 

Odette Craddock

1885 1929

 

Hunter N. Craddock

1866 1921

 

Margaret A. Ferguson

29 Jan 1843 30 Oct 1908

 

Jack Craddock

11 Jan 1839 18 Aug 1919

 

Edna Louise Tullos

6 Oct 1919 11 Mar 1978

 

John H. Acker

23 Feb 1893 11 Jun 1975

 

Dollie M. Acker

17 Jan 1899 9 Feb 1985

 

Jack Oliver Atkins

4 Oct 1913 21 Aug 1979

 

Julia Acker Atkins

25 Jul 1917 19 Mar 1990

 

Cynthia Eileen Sledge

6 Mar 1962 18 Apr 1991

 

G. Bailey

10 Nov 1845 30 Oct 1846

 

M. D. L.

28 Apr 1848 3 May 1849

 

Mark M. Harris

2nd Lt.

2W Tenn Mtd. Gunmen

War of 1812

Erected by Shuk-ho-ta-tom-aha Chapter DAR 1928

1790 1854

 

Cynthia R. Smith

23 Nov 1832 6 Aug 1855

 

Elizabeth Riley

Died 2 Feb 1887

 

Missouri A. Acker

20 Feb 1844 19 Jun 1941

 

James R. Langdon

26 Apr 1917 10 Sep 1993

 

John W. Langdon

9 Jun 1913 24 Mar 1986

 

Joe F. Langdon

6 Jul 1887 12 Apr 1951

 

Lacy D. Langdon

17 Jul 1887 30 Apr 1973

 

Johnny F. Richardson Jr.

13 May 1979 13 May 1979

 

Fred W. Dorroh

1922 1980

 

Frances L. Dorroh

Born 1936

No death date

 

John S. Jackson

16 Aug 1851 16 Apr 1856

 

Paul P. Forester

12 Dec 1926 4 Nov 1999

 

Nancy Adams

Born 18 Jan 1928

No death date.

 

Viola D. Sobley

7 Jul 1890 9 Jan 1970

 

Albert E. Sobley

5 Mar 1884 19 Sep 1964

 

Maurice Sobley

Mississippi

PVT 34 Infantry

World War II

21 Aug 1919 8 May 1945

 

Fred L. Sobley

17 Oct 1914 9 Jan 1986

 

Mamie R. Sobley

14 Jan 1920 15 Mar 2003

 

Jennifer Richardson

17 Jun 1973 18 Jun 1973

 

Robert C. Richardson

25 Jun 1942 11 Dec 1976

 

Ruby G. Richardson

21 Sep 1949 31 Oct 1954

 

Lottie J. Richardson

7 Dec 1914 21 Feb 2002

 

Lelon G. Richardson

24 May 1903 14 Jan 1980

 

Frank Pugh

13 Aug 1918 9 Nov 1991

 

Arthur L. Pugh

30 Oct 1945 18 Apr 1978

 

Bobby J. Pugh

Died 12 Mar 1966

 

Jim B. Baines

1888 1970

 

James T. Baines

9 Jun 1878 4 Aug 1983

 

Magie L. McDaniel

6 Mar 1906 6 Jan 1958

 

Carrie L. Bailey

23 Nov 1910 20 Mar 1993

 

Lester L. Bailey

26 Dec 1906 10 Jan 1959

 

Lycurgus Flourney Beckwith

5 Jan 1855 16 Sep 1898

 

Robert M. Beckwith

5 Sep 1836 11 Apr 1863

 

Mary L. Beckwith

Died 4 Sep1840

Age 1 yr. 8 mos. 14 days

 

Esse Emaline Beckwith

Died 4 Feb 1853

Age 18 yrs. 4 mos. 26 days

 

Sarah Beckwith

Died 9 Feb 18???

Age 40 yrs. 2 mo. 6 days

 

Martha J. Beckwith

7 May 1826 1 May 1863

 

Leon F. Beckwith

Died 8 Jun 1862

Age 10 mo. 23 days

 

Joyce Nell Williams

30 Aug 1942 9 Mar 2001

 

Margie R. Baily

1930 2001

 

Melton L. Bailey

1938 1997

 

Leon F. Beckwith

Died 8 Jun 1862

Age 10 mos. 23 days

 

Lewis I. Beckwith

Died 24 Dec 1867

Age 33 yrs. 2 mos.

 

John N. Craddock

19 Jun 1855 22 Sep 1859

 

Eugenia Craddock

1 Sep 1856 30 Sep 1864

 

Julia A. T. Gregory

28 Jul 1841 4 Sep 1853

 

Agnes G. Coleman

9 May 1851 15 Apr 1853

 

Mary E. Billups

17 Jul 1868 22 Aug 1903

 

George W. Boyd

14 Feb 1847 22 Nov 1923

UCV

 

Thmas West

Died 1853

 

Francis West

Died 13 Oct 1872

Age 60 yrs.

 

T. B. Acker

26 Oct 1840 22 Feb 1901

 

W. S. Taggart

22 Sep 1836 8 Nov 1890

 

William M. Taggart

3 Sep 1859 3 Jan 1878

 

Josie E. Taggart

22 May 1882 6 Jun 1886

 

Nancy S. West

4 Jun 1830 20 Apr 1890

 

Joseph M. Salter

10 Dec 1808 2 Apr 1860

 

Henry Wright

20 Oct 1887 15 Sep 1907

 

Aaron Moore Cook

22 Dec 1818 7 Oct 1894

 

Isaac Parker Jr.

Died Feb 1893

Age 3 yrs.

 

Eliza Cook

No dates

 

Nancy C. West

Died 25 Jan 1852

Age 20 yrs.

 

Williard Parker

Alabama

SGT. AIR SERVICE

World War I

28 Sep 1897 24 Sep 1930

 

Isadora Cook

9 Oct 1816 5 Sep 1858

 

Thomas West

Died 19 Nov 1850

 

Rhoda Cook

5 Nov 1785 9 Jun 1853

 

William H. Cook

26 Aug 1778 25 Sep 1855

 

Benjamin F. Cook

28 May 1827 23 Aug 1855

 

Rhoda Cook Copeland

5 Nov 1823 5 Dec 1855

 

John M. Copeland

1 Apr 1815 27 Nov 1891

 

William H. Copeland

23 Oct 1852 11 Jul 1911

 

Willie M. Copeland

28 Feb 1876 26 May 1952

 

William H. Copeland

4 May 1908 19 Sep 1963

 

Ida Craddock

15 Apr 1862 19 May 1926

 

William Craddock Boyd

1888 1938

 

Anna Peeples Boyd

1887 1958

 

William Craddock Boyd Jr.

6 Oct 1919 11 Apr 1976

 

Mildred B. Copeland

26 Jun 1909 4 Dec 1995

 

Henry L. Copeland

14 May 1905 15 Oct 1983

 

Ernest E. Richardson Jr.

1921 1921

 

Infant Son Richards

Born and died 1920

 

Janey Ray Knighton

1944 2002

 

Bobby Charles Knighton

1990 1998

 

J. E. Estes

1886 1932

 

Martha Gregory

28 Nov 1774 1 Aug 1848

 

Philip Coleman

28 Jun 1776 18 Jul 1846

 

Martha G. Coleman

13 Aug 1785 23 Nov 1854

 

James L. Coleman

Died 26 May 1883

Age 73 yrs. 11 mo. 25 days

 

Eliza F. Coleman

10 Feb 1821 15 Oct 1899

 

Benjamin Franklin Riley

6 Nov 1831 28 Apr 1846

 

Mabel Moore Cowart

27 Nov 1904 9 Jan 1957

 

James Bestor Moore

22 Apr 1844 17 Feb 1917

 

Fannie Alabama Coleman Moore

10 Sep 1843 9 Dec 1920

 

Julia Coleman

24 Feb 1853 26 Oct 1918

 

Lula M. Coleman

24 Jan 1855 25 Mar 1933

 

James William Moore

7 Mar 1872 20 May 1951

 

Annie Lou McElreath Moore

5 Feb 1901 12 Feb 1966

 

Infant Herndon

Died 1888

 

Dixie Moore Lawson

17 May 1939 13 Jan 1966

 

R. L. Moore

4 Apr 1870 29 Jan 1927

 

Thomas Jamison Moore

14 Mar 1867 1 Aug 1937

 

Charles H. Moore

30 Jul 1868 20 Mar 1951

 

Laura S. Moore

10 Oct 1880 15 Jun 1957

 

John Bestor Moore

27 Jun 1880 18 Jun 1963

 

Magnolia Williams Moore

15 Mar 1897 15 May 1933

 

Burnet T. Cowart Jr.

Sgt US Air Force

Korea

18 Jan 1931 28 Mar 1976

 

N. Eliza Lewis

Died 22 Aug 1839

 

Mary Parker Buckton

No dates

 

Mary Cook Parker

Died 20 May 1929

 

Ira Smith

Died 25 Aug 1834

Age 21 yrs.

 

Thomas Coleman

Died 3 Aug 1834

 

Cintha Catharine Coleman

Died 5 Dec 1834

 

Sarah Coleman

Died 16 May 1839

Age 10 mo. 18 days

 

Mrs. P. A. L. Williams

Died 23 Jul 1841

Age 20 yrs.

 

John J. Lewis

1 Mar 1810 28 Sep 1837

 

Betsy Nash

Died 28 Oct 1840

Age 65 yrs.

 

Abner Nash

Died 23 Nov 1834

 

Joyce Nell Williams

30 Aug 1942 9 Mar 2001

 

Willie Harrington

No dates

 

Truman Aldridge

Cpl US Army

World War II

18 May 1922 4 Aug 2002

Purple Heart

 

Lura Billips Hicks

20 May 1865 25 Oct 1938

 

James Hicks

10 Apr 1869 7 Nov 1948

 

Juanita Hicks Reid

23 Apr 1923 26 Dec 1974

 

Sammie Hicks Reid

8 Mar 1902 27 Oct 1979

 

Edward Bailey

6 Mar 1925 2 Feb 1996

 

Leon Smith Barfield

20 Jun 1954 22 Jun 1991

 

Tammy Kay Barfield

6 Feb 1960 9 Jun 1994

 

Ruthie Jane Goforth

3 Aug 1889 7 Aug 1934

 

James C. Payne

9 Jul 1869 6 Jul 1948

 

Minnie Lee Powers Payne

4 Jul 1876 3 Jun 1959

 

James W. Payne

19 Jun 1919 31 Jul 1931

 

John Alva Payne Jr.

1 Mar 1925 19 Jul 1926

 

Eunice Payne

7 Jun 1928 15 Jan 1929

 

Gladys Irene Payne

1 Jul 1931 5 Jul 1931

 

William Lanthus Strickland

7 Jul 1885 10 Jan 1944

 

Arvie Perkins Payne

19 Apr 1901 5 Feb 1967

 

Christine Marie Lockler Payne

19 Jan 1904 1 Dec 1988

 

John Alva Payne Sr.

12 Mar 1904 8 Aug 1950

 

Ira Darwood Trapp

Alabama

Pvt Med Det 113 Ammo Train

World War I

31 May 1896 12 Aug 1954

 

Camilla Trapp

16 Jun 1895 19 Oct 1985

 

Billie M. Sanson

9 Jan 1920 28 May 1990

 

Jack W. Sanson

Mississippi

S Sgt Co C 848 Sig Tng Bn

World War II

5 Apr 1919 22 May 1956

 

Jack Sanson

US Marine Corps

17 Dec 1947 5 Dec 1991

 

Fritz

1982 1995

 

William Alva Payne

19 Jun 1932 17 Jan 1990

 

Helen Billups Johnson

20 May 1874 23 May 1946

 

Samuel Canton Johnson

5 Apr 1856 26 Apr 1922