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Many thanks to Delores Jones for this wonderful information!

African-American Deaths in Lexington, Holmes County, MS and Surrounding Areas
Transcribed From the Personal Notebook of the Late

Mrs. Annie Z. Harrington Burch (12/11/1897 - 3/16/1984)


Annie Z. Harrington Burch (bn. 12/11/1897; died 3/16/1984), of Lexington, Holmes County, Mississippi, meticulously documented the deaths (and some births) of over 300 African Americans who lived and died primarily in Holmes County.  Some of those listed may have been friends and family members in nearby Leflore and Carroll counties, among others.  Annie Burch was active in Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, in Lexington.  I don't know why she kept the notebook listing deaths and burials of local residents; perhaps it was related to her church responsibilities.

Bear in mind that Annie Burch probably was not correct in spelling many of the names. However, most are close enough to be of immense help to anyone searching for African American ancestors. Her accuracy on the dates, a few births, burials, and notes on how people died, are to be commended.

The document’s columns list the last name, first name, date of death, birth date, Annie's notes, and Delores' notes. My notes indicate likely spelling errors/variations and possible transcription errors.

I am researching the African American Banks, Tolbert, Riley and Walls families primarily of Holmes County, but also Carroll, Leflore and surrounding counties.  I welcome sharing of information on these families, would consider it a blessing to hear from anyone who finds their relatives or family friends on this list.

Delores Jones
Stow, Ohio
Email: jonesd@firstlocal.net

 
Last Name First Name Date of Death Annie's Notes Delores' Notes
Anderson Martha Buried 3/1/1955
Anderson Mr. Ham 2/25/1950
Anderson Nero 8/19/1948
Anderson Rinsor 6/25/1945   May be 7/25/1945
Angrims Carry Died May 1958
Archie Belva 4/2/1945
Bailey Bill 2/1/1942
Banks Frank 2/25/1951
Banks Katie 9/11/1953
Benson Martha Buried 5/18/1953
Benson Rev. L.E. 1/16/1950
Bolls Nora Died Nov. 1967
Booker Belson Died Nov. 1967
Bradley Alice 11/15/1957
Bradley Luwilla 4/23/1949
Bradley Rosie Bell 4/14/1935
Bradley Walter 1/6/1946 Got killed
Branch Mrs. 2/27/1951
Brewer Allie 11/28/1952
Brewer Burnie 3/27/1951
Brewer Carmelia 4/18/1960
Brewer Chester 1/29/1942
Brewer Eliza 11/6/1939
Brewer Homer 3/27/1944
Brewer P.J. Died Sept. 1969
Brewer Riley Died June 1968
Brewer Sallie 3/27/1951
Brewer Scott 3/4/1953
Brown Archie 8/12/1951 Got killed
Brown Mary 1/20/1950
Brown Rev. C.D. 4/28/1964
Brown Johnie 2/15/1948
Brown Johnie Mae Died Feb. 1942
Brownlow Elious 2/3/1941
Brownlow Eliza 2/25/1934
Brownlow Johnie Buried Feb. 1966
Brownlow Sarah 6/8/1940
Burch Anderson 1/17/1955
Burch Annie Z. 3/16/1984 Bn. 12/11/1897
Burch B. Ethel 10/14/1957
Burch Caro 2/6/1968
Burch Eliott 9/15/1947
Burch Grim 12/4/1969
Burch Jim 11/7/1941
Burch John Wesley   Bn. 12/12/1931
Burch Miss Mattie 1/24/1948
Burch Rosie M. Bn. 1/3/1933   Bn 1/3/1833?
Burch Viola 7/5/1945
Burch William 1/30/1958
Burch Willie Ann 12/6/1942
Burch Willie Bell 5/29/1940
Burch Willie Jane 6/18/1929
Cage James 1/16/1940
Calhoun Died Sept. 1958
Chizsm Lenord Buried 2/25/1951
Coffer Martha 3/31/1950
Coffer Rev. J.C. 1/21/1945
Coffer Willie 3/16/1942 Got killed
Colemon Buss 11/15/1967
Colemon Lillie Died Nov. 1969; wife of John Colemon
Colemon Mrs.Gabrella 12/8/1950
Cooks Charlie 2/4/1946
Cooper Mr. Willie 3/10/1950
Corfins Lincon 3/29/1955
Crouder Alice 4/2/1946
Crouder Robert 1/18/1944
Dixson Almira 5/4/1946
Dixson Bennie Frank Died July 1959
Dixson James Arther 10/31/1939
Dixson Jeff 2/9/1944
Dixson Neal 1/1/1940
Dixson Sandie   Died July 1959
Downer Pinkie 12/7/1928
Edward Bennie Frank 2/16/1950
Elemon Mondie 4/14/1932
Ervin Johnnie 11/16/1944
Ervin Mary 1/31/1944
Evans P.J. 2/20/1943
Fisher Meadie 1/10/1929
Flowers George 2/1/1966
Flucker Jessie 1/9/1950
Flucker Jessie 5/27/1957
Flucker John H. 8/6/1968
Flucker Lillian Died Feb. 1951
Freeman Annie L. 2/4/1958
Funderburg Lezzie 11/27/1943
Funderburg Luella Died Mar. 1950
Gary Rosie 12/17/1942
Givens Addie 5/3/1958
Givens Adline 1/7/1952
Givens Daniel 10/14/1965
Givens Doris Lee 2/24/1945
Givens Granderson 2/1/1946
Givens Green 12/19/1954
Givens J.W. 10/8/1958
Givens Judge 7/1/1967
Givens Mary Ann 6/16/1950
Givens Millie Buried 11/13/1944
Givens Mrs. Arnlocie 5/7/1954
Givens Rosie Lee 9/23/1944
Givens Samuel Died Aug.1965
Goodvine James 11/11/1946
Goodvine Lillian 7/5/1951
Goodvine Sephus 4/10/1956
Goodvine Susan 5/17/1934
Goodvine Willie D. 4/8/1932
Granderson William Died Apr. 1942
Hallin Rev. W.H. 9/30/1971
Hampton Leatha Died Apr. 1950
Handsome Mary Jane Died Nov. 1929
Harrington Samuel 9/18/1941
Harris Abe 4/29/1964
Harris Ida Mae 4/1/1946
Harris John Henry Died July `945
Harris Johnie Buried 1/31/1957
Harris Lillie 12/25/1952
Harris Milt 3/15/1958 Got killed
Harris Oliver 2/2/1954 Got killed
Harris Sis 6/17/1953
Harris' Susie Children Died 2/28/1955
Harris Willie Mae 4/14/1951
Heads Elizabeth 11/12/1944
Henderson Clardie 8/31/1958
Henderson Henry 2/23/1948
Henderson Neovie Buried 6/7/1957
Henderson Willie 6/23/1950
Hills Charlie 2/7/1934
Hills Harriett 10/28/1916
Hobbs Clara Thomas Buried 8/25/1968
Hobbs Dora 2/16/1944
Hobbs Ellen 11/14/1941
Hobbs Emma 8/9/1945
Hobbs Neal 1/6/1929
Hobbs Sam 4/28/1970
Hojamore Mondie Died Mar. 1944
Holmes Annie 8/22/1940
Holmes Buddy Buried Oct. 1969
Holmes Edmon 3/2/1934
Holmes Elbert 4/24/1950
Holmes Ella Buried 5/14/1946
Holmes Hattie Died Aug. 1965
Holmes Johnie 1/28/1952
Holmes Sarah 2/20/1951
Hood Lula Mae 9/13/1953
Hood Mattie 1/31/1957
Hoover Julia 4/19/1958
Hudson Nathaniel 6/3/1964
Hunt George 10/5/1983
Jackson Velma Died in 1970
Jackson Tealie 4/4/1970
James* Fredrick 4/5/1950   Could be Jones
James Silas 3/4/1951
Jefferson Israel 2/13/1966
Jefferson Other* 8/13/1940   Correct spelling may be Otha
Johnson Adams 11/11/1946
Johnson Carry* 8/31/1958
Johnson Cillar 3/13/1960
Johnson Ephesus 10/30/1942 Got killed
Johnson Mary Alice 10/9/1956
Johnson Mr. Dee 10/18/1947
Johnson Mrs. Lul 9/26/1945
Johnson Nathaniel Died Sept. 1940
Johnson Polly 6/26/1946
Jones Maggie 5/20/1947
Keys Ellen 11/16/1941
Keys Caroline 11/3/1939
Kimbrough Bosie Died in 1957
Kimbrough Sallie 1/10/1960
Kimbrough Sarah 1/28/1957
Kyles Anne Died May 1946
Kyles Arther 5/26/1950
Kyles Martha 11/13/1954
Kyles Walter 10/4/1948
Lauden Paul Died Feb. 1942
Lee Rev. G.W. 5/7/1955 Got killed; Pastor of Holly Grove
Lipson Henry 2/10/1948
Lotts Katie Lee Buried 10/17/1943
Louden Caledonia Died May 1946
Louden Joe 5/21/1959
Louden Mrs. Missouria 6/5/1963
Louis* Charlie 9/26/1948   Correct spelling is Lewis
Louis* Jim 1/29/1934   Correct spelling is Lewis
Louis* Mary 1/15/1949   Correct spelling is Lewis
McCree Anderson 1/21/1955
McClinton Martin 6/22/1941
McKinney Johnie 12/25/1947
Mrs.? Meathall Lillie 8/12/1946
Meeks Ida 5/10/1963
Meeks Lillie Funeral 11/20/1966
Meeks' Monroe Baby Died in March 1950
Montgomery Sallie 4/14/1950
Moore Jeff 10/23/1945
Moore John W. 5/10/1959
Moore Percie 4/29/1963
Moorehead Ilona 12/6/1969
Motths Meadie 4/24/1943
O'Neal Annie 6/3/1945
O'Neal Annie Mae Died July 1939
O'Neal Ed 1/13/1929
O'Neal Thomas 1/21/1940
Parker Arthur 4/12/1950
Parker James Willie Buried 9/7/1969
Parker Robert B. Buried 1/22/1950
Parker Venia 9/19/1941
Pate Mike 2/14/1948
Pate Philip 1/27/1941
Peterson Jim Buried 2/1/1957
Pitchford Sarah 3/31/1944
Potts Carry* 3/1/1943   Spelling likely Carrie
Potts Ernie 7/4/1940
Potts Lillie 11/27/1940
Randle Annie B. Died Feb. 1944
Randle Cotton 2/25/1966 Died and Buried 2/25/1966
Randle Mr. Lemon 2/13/1948
Randle Other* 9/12/1958   Correct spelling likely Otha
Randle Rosie Lee 5/16/1957
Randle Susie 5/25/1963
Richmond Leenard 2/6/1952
Riley Daisy 1/1/1964
Riley Rebecca 11/20/1955
Rios Juanita 10/1/1956
Rios Millie 5/16/1947
Rios Sarah 5/10/1954
Ross Marie 6/20/1963
Ross Monzolla Died Nov. 1971
Ross Robert Lee 6/10/1946
Ross Wesley 3/14/1960
Rucker Sarah 12/19/1951
Russell Leona Died in May 1957
Russell Mrs. Monchie 10/10/1947
Russell Sallie Pearl 11/7/1957
Sample Eliza 3/3/1946
Sargent Allie Bell 10/5/1948
Smith Fannie 7/4/1945
Smith Garfield 1/18/1955
Smith George C. Died Nov. 1967
Smith Hattie 5/28/1946
Smith Henry 3/17/1934
Smith John 6/3/1958
Smith Laura 10/19/1944
Smith Mattie 11/18/1941
Smith Mr. Fam 3/11/1948
Smith Mr. J.T. 10/28/1949
Smith Pernilla 2/8/1941
Smith Will Blue 4/11/1942
Smith Zilla Mae 6/17/1941
Sofore Woodrow 6/11/1950
Sample Andrew 8/12/1939
Spencer Levi 4/28/1955
Spencer Tommie 11/30/1966
Stigler Mary 1/7/1946
Stokes Willie Died Jan. 1958
Tary Bettie 1/1/1950
Thomas Anderson 11/18/1966
Thomas Charlie 1/18/1952 12/26/1928
Thomas John Henry Died Mar. 1951
Thomas Louise 8/2/1951
Thomas Willie 9/28/1941
Thurmond Anner* 1/18/1950   Spelling likely Anna
Thurmond Beatrice 11/21/1951
Thurmond Bettie 3/13/1948
Thurmond Evans 2/21/1970
Thurmond Evans Sr. 1/1/1960
Thurmond Lemon 4/8/1970 AKA Alco Thurmond
Thurmond Mary 9/14/1935
Tolbert Clara 2/23/1970 12/9/1893
Tolbert Edward 11/3/1952
Tolbert Ella 12/27/1961
Tolbert Ernest 1/1/1956
Tolbert Harriett 1/15/1950
Tolbert John Henry 9/21/1940 Born 2/11/1913
Tolbert Leroy 5/4/1958
Tolbert Rosemary 12/23/1922
Townsend George 7/6/1945
Wade Hattie A. 4/16/1932
Wade Kenny 11/3/1945
Wade Molittas Died March 1944
Wallace Sallie 1/12/1960
Walls Annie 2/24/1934
Walls Mack Died August 1959
Walls Mary Died Feb. 1943
Walls Mack 1/5/1934 Got killed.
Washington Elijah 12/20/1940
Washington Herman 11/21/1966
Washington Larkie 5/28/1940
Washington Sholort 1/11/1929
Wheeler Charlena Died Nov. 1957
Wheeler Denest 2/17/1952   Spelling likely Dennis
Wheeler Viola 8/21/1969
Williams Augusta Buried 8/19/1968
Williams John Died July 1940
Williams Maggie 8/10/1951
Williams Millie 8/24/1959
Williams Mrs. Georgie 9/19/1945
Williams Sam Buried Aug. 1968
Woodard Mr. Died July 1968
Woodard Willie 5/24/1952
Woodley Dock 2/26/1951
Woodson Isom 4/29/1963
Wright Georgia 2/9/1942

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