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    African American Burial List, comprehensive, provided by Lee Sykes Funeral Home, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi in May 2006. The dates include: 3/21/1900, 4/17/1900, 6/11/1901, 7/26/1909, then it jumps to 1/28/1938 and forward from there til the last date on this list, which is 12/23/1999. There are approximately 40 people on the list with no death date listed.

    These are large files, so give them time to download and open, it will be well worth your time.

    A-F | G-L | M-R |S-Z

  • Lowndes County Deaths from Obituaries, extracted by Mona Tomlinson.


  • Old African American Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County.This list was provided by a local funeral home, Lee-Sykes Funeral Home in Columbus, in May 2006.

  • Adams Family Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 30 October 2003.

  • Ariery Church Cemetery, catalogued and donated by Russell James on 12 December 2003.

  • Baldwyn Cemetery, an African American cemetery Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003.

  • Beersheba Presbyterian Cemetery, transcribed by Becky Feldman, Barbara Hamby, Charlotte Holder Herridge, E. Annette Rose, Glenda Raymond, Ruth Ann Faris, and Teresa Randall Bransby

  • Bent Oak, a few African-American Burials. This cemetery is on the Artesia to Columbus road at the former community of Bent Oak.

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, a white and african american cemetery is located on the grounds of the former Bethel Presbyterian Church on Gun Club Road. The church was destroyed by the 10 November 2003 tornado.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 12 December 2003

  • Bethesda Cemetery, Oktibbeha County

  • Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004.

  • Beulah Grove Church Cemetery (Artesia), an African American Cemetery.

  • Billups Community Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • Billups Chapel Cemetery I, an African American Cemetery, information provided to Russell D. James by Bob Raymond, regarding the desecration of the cemetery by bulldozers.

  • Billups Chapel Cemetery II, This African American cemetery is located approximately 0.1 miles east of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery on Motley Road, located directly behind the Billups Chapel, which was moved from the Billups-Whitfield Plantation in 1971.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 17 January 2003.

    New List from Local Funeral Home of people buried in Billups Cemetery. Unknown as to which cemetery above these correspond with, but at least we have more African-American names to search thru that are unmarked. Billups, new additions,older burials May 2006.

  • Blewett-Gholson_Cemetery. This cemetery is located on Carson Road, approximately 0.3 miles east of Trinity CME Church Cemetery, south of the road.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 20 December 2003, resurveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 December 2003.

  • Bluff Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 December 2003.

  • Botters Cemetery, located in the Kolola Springs area approximately 5 miles north of U.S. Highway 12 on Wolfe Road.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004.

  • Brick Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Brooks/Henkel Cemetery

  • Brown Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • Brown Ridge MB Church Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • Brownlee Cemetery, Lowndes County, contributed by Fred Lewis

  • Bulas-Taylor Cemetery, African American cemetery is located in the hills off of Holly Hills Road, approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection of that road and Section Line Road. The cemetery is on a hilltop. The cemetery may have another name that is not evident at this time from extant records.
    Surveyed by Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, Louis Hitchcock, and Kim Hitchcock on 20 March 2004.

  • Canfield/Plymouth Cemetery. Location: the old Lowndes County settlement of Plymouth which wasnear Tombigbee River and Tibbee Creek. Plymouth no longer exists and from all reports, very little remains of Canfield Cemetery.

  • Carr Cemetery. This is a small, metal fence enclosed family cemetery which is perhaps100 yards south of the intersection of U. S. 45 Alternate and the Columbus-Crawford county road. Inside the city limits of Crawford.

  • Carr Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 14 February 2004.

  • Cedar Grove MB Church Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 3 December 2003.The Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery is on Barton Ferry Road approximately 0.5 miles west of the north gate of Columbus Air Force Base, adjacent to the Buttahatchie River. The church has burned down, but as of this survey there are still burials in the cemetery. The cemetery is overgrown and only parts are upkept.

  • Chandler Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 December 2003. This African American cemetery is located approximately 1.5 miles south of Plum Nellie Road along a logging road just south of the Plum Nellie plantation house. The cemetery is located on land originally owned by the Chandler family. The cemetery may have been partially destroyed when the electric lines were laid along this route.

  • Chestnut Log Cemetery, Oktibbeha County

  • Columbus Air Force Base Cemetery, photographed, cataloged and submitted by July, 2003

  • Community Baptist Church Cemetery, surveyed by Pamela Brownlee, in November 2003.

  • Concord CME Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003.

  • Crawford Oaklimb Cemetery
    African AmericanBurials, died in Crawford, MS, from list of burials provided by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home.
    Deceased from Crawford area on the Social Security Death Index, from 1966 forward. This is helpful because there are quite a few people who did not get a grave marker after being buried.
    Oaklimb Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 March 2004.
    Photos
    Photos at Find a Grave

  • Crawford Grain Elevator Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 14 February 2004.

  • Double Springs Methodist Church, Oktibbeha County, Compiled By Edd Clardy Nov. 1998

  • East Sand Creek Cemetery, Oktibbeha/Lowndes County border

  • East Sandfield Cemetery, an African American Cemetery is located on the east side of Martin Luther King Drive in Columbus, east of and across the street from Historic Sandfield Cemetery. Surveyed by Russell D. James on 14 March 2004.

  • Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi, catalogued and contributed by Ruth Ann Brummett Faris, August, 1999.

  • Ervin Family Cemetery, surveyed and submitted by Russell D. James and Wanda Sumner on 25 October 2003.

  • Fairview Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Feemster Cemetery, submitted by James L. Murphy, Montgomery, AL (jmurphy@knology.net)

  • Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.

  • Greater Mt. Olive MB Church Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003.

  • Hackleman Family Cemetery, just north of U.S. Highway 182 at the intersection of that highway and Beatty Road.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 30 March 2003.

  • Hairston Plantation Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003

  • Hairston Cemetery

  • Hairston-James Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • Hairston Family Cemetery, web page by Robert Hairston, with a beautiful photo of the cemetery.

  • Harris Cemetery, This African American cemetery is located approximately 0.5 miles north-northeast of West Lowndes Middle School. The cemetery is located in the roads and the only access is walking. Surveyed by Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, and Rebecca Ennis on 8 March 2004.

  • Harrison Cemetery, an African American cemetery is located on Tarleton Road, approximately 0.6 miles east of Alternate U.S. Hwy. 45, east of Crawford. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 February 2004.

  • Halbert Family Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 30 October 2003.

  • Historic Sandfield Cemetery, Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003. Members present: Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, Dan Beaman, Pam Brownlee.
    History of Historic Sandfield Cemetery

  • Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on December 5, 2003.

  • Jennings Cemetery, showing some family relationships.

  • Jennings Cemetery (Updated), Surveyed by Russell D. James on 19 December 2003.

  • Kirksey/Foster Cemetery, north of Crawford

  • Kolb Family Cemetery, a white family cemetery located in the Caledonia area. The cemetery has been declared an abandoned cemetery by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004

  • Kolb Cemetery Caledonia area, an earlier version with kinships added.

  • Lanier Cemetery. This cemetery was a plantation cemetery that has burials of slaves, freedmen,African Americans, and whites. Surveyed and submitted by Russell D. James, October 25, 2003. Re-surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003.

  • Lawrence Randle Cemetery, near Artesia

  • Lebanon Baptist Church and Cemetery, Prepared by Harold E. Wright and Harold Daughety

  • Ledbetter Cemetery, near Crawford, MS, shown with some family relationships, submitted by Carolyn Henderson, July 2003

  • Ledbetter Cemetery, second version, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • Living Faith Tabernacle Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 4 March 2004.

  • Loftis Family Cemetery, private land in the Steens/Caledonia Area.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004.

  • Lone Oak Cemetery, Steens, Mississippi, transcribed in May and June 1998 by Jason Sullivan (10th grade) and Jeremy Sullivan (9th grade) Email

  • Lone Oak Church of Christ Cemetery, located on Stevens Mill Road, approximately 2.5 miles east of the intersection of that road and U.S. Highway 12. The cemetery is located across from the church along Church Street.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004

  • Mayhew Cemetery, MS, Lowndes County. Thanks to Ellen Drane Mauldin for sending in this new and updated material on the Mayhew Cemetery, showingkinships.

  • Mayhew Cemetery, a white cemetery, located next to the railroad tracks south of the East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle campus off of the Frontage Road formerly known as U.S. Highway 82 (Old) and U. S. Highway 182. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 14 February 2004

  • McBee Cemetery Surveyed by Russell D. James 25 October 2003. Re-surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003.

  • McCottrell Cemetery,Surveyed by Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, and Chuck Lambert on 26 March 2004.

  • Memorial Gardens, a few newer burials sent in by relatives or gleaned from the internet. If you have relatives buried in this cemetery and would like them posted, please email the information to me.

  • Midway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery I, , Surveyed by Russell D. James on 4 March 2004

  • Midway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery II, Surveyed on 21 August 2003 by Mike Lowery.

  • Military Chapel Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 15 November 2003.

  • Motley Road Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 9 December 2003.

  • Mt. Ariery Church Cemetery, African American cemetery located on Robinson Road, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 12 December 2003.

  • Mt. Pelier MB Church Cemetery, located to the east of the church at the end of Mayhew Road in Mayhew.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 14 February 2004.

  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003

  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003. Members present: Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, and Pam Brownlee.

  • Mt. Zion MB Church Cemetery, Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003.

  • Murrah Chapel Cemetery, white cemetery and one of the oldest in the county, Surveyed by the Lowndes County Cemetery Preservation Association on 1 November 2003. Members present were: Russell D. James, Mike Lowery, Pam Brownlee.

  • Nash Cemetery, a family cemetery that was used by more than one family. The Nash family were white and the other burials seem to have been African American burials. The cemetery is located to the south of Highway 50 across from the New Covenant Baptist Church, 1.5 miles from the Alabama state line.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 March 2004.

  • New Baptist Temple Memorial Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 30 October 2003.

  • New Hope-Armstrong Cemetery, an African American cemetery located on Old Yorkville Road, surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 10/22/2003

  • New Prospect MB Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • New Zion MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003

  • Oak Grove MB Church Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 3 December 2003.

  • Old Pepper Hill Cemetery. This is an off-site link.

  • Pepper Hill MB Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Phillips Family Cemetery, This family cemetery is located on Artesia Road, approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection of Billups-Hardy Road and Artesia Road. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 17 January 2004.

  • Pilgrim Rest MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery is located on Artesia Road approximately 0.1 miles east of the intersection of Artesia Road and Industrial Park Road. Area used to be known as Cobb's Switch. Surveyed by Russell D. James on 20 December 2003.

  • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, located in east Columbus, surveyed and submitted by Russell D. James, October 29, 2003.

  • Piney Grove MB Church Cemetery, African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 12 December 2003.

  • Piney Grove MB Church Cemetery II, the original part of the cemetery above, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 December 2003.

  • Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, a gated cemetery on Piney Grove Cemetery Road, just north of the Piney Grove United Methodist Church.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Wanda Sumner on 1 January 2004.

  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, is located on Pleasant Hill Road, approximately 0.5 miles north of Tabernacle Road north of the U.S. Highway 82 bypass. The cemetery is behind the church.Surveyed on 8 March 2004 by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery.

  • Pleasant Ridge MB Church Cemetery.

  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church I Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Mike Lowery on 1 January 2004.

  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church II Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Plum Grove Church Of God In Christ Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell James on 15 December 2003.

  • Plymouth Cemetery, a white cemetery that was the cemetery for the now extinct town of Plymouth, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 17 November 2003. Re-surveyed by Mike Lowery on 19 November 2003.

  • Powell Family Cemetery, This cemetery is located approximately 0.3 miles to the east of Fire Tower Road, approximately 1.0 miles from Crawford. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 February 2004.

  • Prairie Grove Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Prairie Hill MB Church Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Randle Family Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December2003.

  • Robertson-Meade Cemetery, is located approximately 100 yards behind a house on Ridge Road. The house is approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Spruil Road. The cemetery is sometimes called Goshen Cemetery. Some of the graves are covered under years of vegetative growth. At least two of the people buried in this cemetery are direct descendants of the famous Native American woman Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe.Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 20 March 2004.

  • Rowan Cemetery, Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi, catalogued and contributed by Ruth Ann Brummett Faris and her daughter, Kristen Nicole Calahan, July, 2001.

  • Sanderfer Cemetery

  • Sanders Cemetery, Oktibbeha County, Cataloged August 1994 by Clare Herrick

  • Shady Hills Community Cemetery, cemetery is located on private land in the Shady Hills Community, approximately 0.3 miles north of Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery and 150 yards east of Hardy-Billups Road. The cemetery was called “Sanderfer Cemetery” by Rolph Chase, but after closer inspection, the Sanderfer plot is a family plot that is fenced within a larger cemetery. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 February 2004.

  • Shaeffer's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lowndes County revised on 04-06-2010 By by Margaret Triplett, after a 2001 revision by Bob & Nancy Gerhart.

  • Smith Oaks Plantation Cemetery, Plantation near Artesia. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 17 January 2004.

  • Smith Cemetery, photographed and catalogued by in May 2002

  • Springfield MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • St. James MB Church Cemetery, St. James Missionary Baptist Church is located on Hardy Billups Road, approximately 1.0 miles north of the intersection of Hardy-Billups Road with Tower Road, west of U.S. Highway 45 South. Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • St. James MB Church Cemetery II, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003.

  • St. John MB Church Cemetery II, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 9 December 2003.

  • St. John MB Church Cemetery I, An African American cemetery is located next to the remains of the first church building of this congregation, behind Southern Ibionics on the frontage road south of U.S. Highway 82. Surveyed by Mike Lowery on 27 February 2004. Be Sure to Check New Additions, May 2006, from a list of burials from local funeral home, labeled Banks Cemetery.

  • St. Matthew's Cemetery, transcribed by Russell James, September 2003.

  • St. Paul MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 8 December 2003.

  • St. Peter Antioch Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 30 October 2003.

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

  • Sturdivant Cemetery, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 10 January 2004.

  • Sykes Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, surveyed and submitted by Russell D. James, October 25, 2003.

  • Trinity CME Church Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Union Baptist Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell James, Oct. 06, 2003.

  • Union Cemetery, an African American Cemetery located in the northeast section of Columbus behind Hunt Elementary School, in a field behind the former business residence of Kerr-McGee. The cemetery is run by the Union Cemetery Trust, which maintains records of burials in the cemetery at the Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. This is only a record of the stones in the graveyard.Surveyed on 30 January 2004 by Russell D. James, Bobbi Ochs, Keith Morgan, Robert McCarthy, Amanda DeRouen, Linda Bower, Emily Edwards, Melissa Garrettson, Shelley, Allakie Smith, and Peggy O'Donnell

  • Union Hopewell MB Church Cemetery, an African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 27 December 2003.

  • Union Hopewell MB Church Cemetery II, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 6 March 2004.

  • Unity Church Cemetery, Caledonia area, This cemetery is located within the corporate limits of Caledonia on Wolfe Road, on the west side of the road, enclosed by a fence. There is a green Mississippi historical marker at the entrance to the cemetery. Previous listings by Erlene Egger and James L. Murphy were used to fill in and clarify information from stones that were hard or impossible to read.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004.

  • Vaughn Cemetery, prepared and submitted by Harold Wright, September 2001

  • Watts Cemetery,located west of Caledonia. It was called Robinson/Cockerham Cemetery by Rolph Chase.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004.

  • Weaver-House Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 10/03/2003

  • Whitfield Family Cemetery, This family cemetery is located on the grounds of the Berry House, an antebellum home on Bluecutt Road, just north of U.S. Highway 82. The cemetery is in poor condition. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 17 January 2004.

  • Wicks Memorial Gardens, An African American Cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 15 December 2003.

  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi, catalogued and contributed by and her son Steven, August, 2001.

  • Woodlawn Church of Christ Cemetery, behind the Woodlawn Church of Christ, on the north side of Stevens Mill Road, approximately 0.2 miles east of the intersection of that road and Highway 12.Surveyed by Russell D. James on 16 February 2004

  • Zion Hill MB Church Cemetery, an African American cemetery, Surveyed by Russell D. James on 20 December 2003.


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