This cemetery is located across the road from the old Mumford House in Waynesville, Brantley County, Georgia on county road 158. When traveling west from Brunswick on U.S. Highway 82; go 1.2 miles past Old Post Road and C.R. 158 will be on your right. About two tenths of a mile, across the railroad tracks will be the big white Mumford House on your right. To the left of the road, across from the Mumford House, is the Hazlehurst Cemetery with 10 graves marked with stones.
In describing his venture into the Waynesville area, writer, Carr McLemore, wrote in the Jesup Press-Sentinel, November 29, 1980, the following: ". . . farther along, where the vines grow dense, trees grow tall and moss hangs low, one may search for the sites of countless two story dwellings, the sites of many family cemeteries, the Confederate soldiers cemetery, where 40 or more were buried, the site of the Waynesville Presbyterian Church, the famed mineral springs, and the stately Mumford house; . . . " describing the numerous mysteries surrounding the area.
Upon his discovery of the Hazlehurst Cemetery, just across the road from the Mumford house, Mr. McLemore writes, "one goes through a veritable jungle in search for an old family cemetery. . . now for the researcher, the question arises: who really lies here? Oh, the names are there, but who were John M. Hazlehurst, Jane Johnston Hazlehurst, Mary Jane Hazlehurst and Leighton) Hazlehurst."
These questions, deemed one of the mysteries of Brantley County, continue to be researched by ladies of the Historical Society. Links are provided to those family members whose "obituaries" have been found. Names from the markers in this cemetery near the Mumford House at Waynesville are identified below:
Provided by Dorothy J. Thomas, 3844 Hwy. 82 Brunswick, Ga 31523-7706, tp: 912-265-7599)
|JOHN McNISH HAZLEHURST||EMILY TISON HAZLEHURST|
|PICKNEY ALSTON HAZLEHURST||HAZLEHURST MOTHER|
|MARY JANE HAZLEHURST||FRANCES LOUISE "FANNIE" HAZLEHURST|
|DARLING TIVI||JANE ELIZABETH JOHNSON|
|LITTLE JANE HAZLEHURST||LEIGHTON WILSON HAZLEHURST|