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Beech Springs Cemetery

Contributed: January 2006 Updated Oct. 14, 2013

Transcribed by Nancy Parker Frugé and Mary Armstrong O’Neal of Tupelo, MS.

BEECH SPRINGS CEMETERY – Lee Co., MS

This cemetery, located near the Beach Springs Freewill Baptist Church, was started by Dennis H. & Annie T. Brooks. It is surrounded by a cyclone fence with the gate centered on the east fence. The cemetery is divided in half by a center drive. Graves are recorded from left to right, starting at the southeast corner.


Directions: In Tupelo from the intersection of North Gloster St. (Hwy. 145) and Barnes Crossing Drive (near Barnes Crossing Mall) turn left at light onto Beech Springs Road. Go 6/10ths of a mile and turn left into the driveway beside the WTVA Television Station. Cemetery is at top of hill on right. GPS coordinates are: N34 20.804 W088 43.057.

Recorded Jan. 1, 2006 by Nancy Parker Frugé and Mary Armstrong O’Neal of Tupelo, MS and updated Oct. 14, 2013.

SOUTH SIDE (rows end at center drive)

Row 1-S

BROOKS, Dennis H. July 30, 1882 – July 16, 1939

[s/o Thomas J. BROOKS & Elizabeth WELLS; m. Annie T. RITTER]

BROOKS, Annie T. [Ritter] Jan. 16, 1887 – Aug. 26, 1967

HORTON, Gladys Estelle June 14, 1910 – Oct. 24, 2004

[d/o Dennis Hubert BROOKS & Annie T. RITTER; m. Donald HORTON]

Spaces reserved for BROOKS

Row 2-S

BROOKS, Dennis Elbert June 21, 1906 – Feb. 23, 1993

[s/o Dennis H BROOKS & Annie T. RITTER; m. Cecile HILL]

BROOKS, Cecile Hill May 29, 1907 – Dec. 13, 1984

[d/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m. Dennis Elbert BROOKS]

8 spaces

LITTLEJOHN, Steven Clayton Feb. 16, 1960 – Mar. 31, 2002

[s/o Travis LITTLEJOHN & Lynda CLAYTON]

LITTLEJOHN, Lynda C.[Clayton] Aug. 16, 1935 - pre-need

LITTLEJOHN, Travis Hill (Korea Vet) March 24, 1934 - Oct. 6, 2007

[s/o Morris LITTLEJOHN & Jennie Lee HILL; m. Lynda CLAYTON]

LITTLEJOHN, Jennie L. [Hill] 1903 – 1997

[d/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m. Morris LITTLEJOHN]

LITTLEJOHN, William M. 1899 – 1962

Space

McCRAW, Delia (w/o M.M. Littlejohn) Mar 19, 1866 – July 11, 1957

Row 3-S

12 spaces

STOVALL, George Felix Aug. 19, 1908 – May 25, 1984

[s/o John George STOVALL & Martha Frances "Dolly" HILL; m. Valeria DAVIS]

STOVALL, Valeria [Davis] Hill May 23, 1916 – Feb. 27, 1997

[m1 Benjamin Harry HILL, m2 George Felix STOVALL]

HILL, reserved

HILL, Benjamin Harry (WWII Vet) June 2, 1911 – Nov. 26, 1951

[m. Valeria DAVIS]

Row 4-S

8 spaces

McCORD, Onner Hill March 27, 1905 – Jan. 26, 1998

[d/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m1 Johnnie DILLARD, m2 John MCCORD]

BALDWIN, Hozie S. Nov. 24, 1896 – Jan. 2, 1977

BALDWIN, Cora H.[Hill] Dec. 20, 1900 – April 30, 1978

[d/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m. Hozie S. BALDWIN]

HILL, Leonard B. Oct. 24, 1895 – Oct. 13, 1983

[s/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m. Ona COWLEY]

HILL, Ona C. [Cowley] Jan.15, 1901 – March 30, 1982

Space

HILL, Nobe T. Nov. 22, 1890 – June 11, 1971

[s/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE]

HILL, Emma [Payne] (w/o Harry) July 15, 1868 – June 11, 1953

Row 5-S

STANFORD, Susan E. (md. 11/20/1965) Dec. 18, 1948 – pre-need

[d/o O. C. HARRELSON & Margie Burnell HUSKISON; m. John E. STANFORD]

STANFORD, John E. (md. 11/20/1965) Jan. 15, 1947 – July 27, 2002

[s/o John F. STANFORD & Ruth MALONE; m. Susan E. HARRELSON]

STANFORD, John F. (md. 12/23/1938) Nov. 19, 1908 – Jan. 9, 1993

[s/o Jim STANFORD & Icie JOHNSON; m. Ruth MALONE]

STANFORD, Ruth Malone (md. 12/23/1938) Jan. 28, 1915 – March 11, 2003

[d/o James Alfred MALONE & Mittie Jane SMITH; m. John Fletcher STANFORD]

HAWN, Cletis Malone Jan. 9, 1918 – April 23, 1989

[d/o James Alfred MALONE & Mittie Jane SMITH; m. Alvin Joseph HAWN]

MALONE, Mittie Jane [Smith] Nov. 16, 1895 – Oct. 30, 1940

MALONE, James Alfred April 26, 1885 – Oct. 21, 1952

4 spaces

REED, Martha Ann April 21, 1941 - Dec. 12, 2009

[d/o Robert Pirv REED, Sr. & Katie Ruth GENTRY]

REED, Robert P.[Pirv] Sr. Jan. 4, 1911 – March 9, 1999

[m. Katie Ruth GENTRY]

REED, Katie R. Gentry Oct. 15, 1919 – Jan. 15, 1989

[d/o Curtis Eugene GENTRY, Sr. & Lena M. HILL; m. Robert Pirv REED, Sr.]

MARLER, Nona B. [Gentry] April 20, 1881 – Dec. 11, 1971

[d/o Miles A. GENTRY & Cessie A. REED; m. B.M. MARLER]

GENTRY, Curtis E. Sr. Feb. 1, 1889 – Aug. 1, 1960

[s/o Miles GENTRY & Cessie REED; m. Lena M. HILL]

GENTRY, Lena M. [Hill] June 28, 1893 – Dec. 17, 1975

[d/o Harry HILL & Emma PAYNE; m. Curtis Eugene GENTRY, Sr.]

Row 6-S

BRYANT, Donnie Jan. 27, 1882 – June 14, 1964

2 spaces

SMITH, Jesse H. June 14, 1909 – March 9, 1960

[m. Eva Mae "Onnie" HATLEY]

SMITH, Lealton June 21, 1901 – Mar. 25, 1954

SMITH, John 1874 – 1944

SMITH, Arvilla [Stephens] 1879 – 1961

[d/o John W. STEPHENS & Mary Lucinda RITTER; m. John SMITH]

9 spaces

NEWCOMB, Betty S. [Gentry] April 27, 1935 – pre-need

[d/o Cutis Eugene GENTRY, Sr. & Lena M. HILL; m. James O. NEWCOMB]

NEWCOMB, James O. Jan. 17, 1930 – April 26, 1998

[s/o George NEWCOMB & Mary Alice BRADEN; m. Betty Sue GENTRY]

Row 7-S vacant

6 spaces

STANFORD, Stephen Ray July 26, 1953 - Sept. 25, 2009

[s/o John Fletcher STANFORD & Ruth MALONE; m. June MARKS]

STANFORD, C. June Marks March 1, 1952 - pre-need

Reserved for KING family

Row 8-S vacant

Reserved for KING family

Row-S 9

Reserved for KING family

McCRORY, James O. Dec. 29, 1897 – April 12, 1978

McCRORY, Janie P.[Post] May 19, 1902 – Nov. 30, 1969

McCRORY, James Leon Jan. 4, 1929 – Nov. 7, 1985

[s/o James O. McCRORY & Janie POST; m1 Linda Mae SMITH,

m2 Faye CARADINE]

Row 10-S

8 spaces

HILL, George B. Dec. 23, 1868 – Sept. 15, 1954

[s/o William HILL & Celia MONK; m. Etta STANFORD]

HILL, Etta Stanford Dec. 9, 1883 – April 26, 1958

[m. George B. Hill]

HILL, France B. (md. 12/18/1931) April 2, 1908 – Nov. 8, 1988

[George B. HILL & Etta STANFORD; m. Erin SMITH]

HILL, Erin S.[Smith](md. 12/18/1931) Oct. 4, 1911 – May 24, 1999

[d/o John SMITH & Arvilla STEPHENS; m. France B. HILL]

HILL, Gary May 24, 1936 – March 18, 1986

[s/o France B. HILL & Erin SMITH]

4 spaces

Row 11-S

8 spaces

HILL, Billy H. May 3, 1920 – Nov. 18, 1968

[s/o George HILL & Etta STANFORD; m2 Mary Nell ]

HILL, Mary Nell April 27, 1926 – pre-need

HILL, John F. Oct. 20, 1913 – Sept. 28, 1986

[s/o George HILL & Etta STANFORD; m. Christine ]

5 spaces

Row 12-S

6 spaces

HAWN, Loyal L. Oct. 26, 1911 – Oct. 19, 1998

[s/o John Andrew HAWN & Della May BRANTNER; m. Ruby Jewel MALONE]

HAWN, Ruby J. [Malone] Aug. 1, 1916 – April 20, 2001

[d/o James A. MALONE & Mittie Jane SMITH; m. Loyal Leroy HAWN]

Row 13-S

8 spaces

SMITH, Cecil C. (md. 5/11/1934) Sept. 17, 1917 – April 14, 1975

[s/o John Benjamin SMITH & Arvilla STEPHENS; m. Byvirl L. MACKEY]

SMITH, Byvirl L. [Mackey] (md. 5/11/1934) Aug. 10, 1914 – April 1, 1993

5 spaces

Row 14-S vacant

5 spaces

HAWN, John Alson Oct. 17, 1920 – Nov. 29, 2010

Row 15-S

2 spaces

HAMNER, F. H. Jr. Aug. 25, 1919 – Dec. 30, 2002

[s/o Franklin Hollie HAMNER, Sr. & Lillie V. FRYER; m. Lois Laurine HAWN]

HAMNER, Lois Hawn Feb. 9, 1923 – Feb. 6, 1988

[d/o John Andrew HAWN & Della May BRANTNER; m. F. H. HAMNER, Jr.]

HAWN, John A. Jan. 5, 1881 – Sept. 28, 1958

[s/o Augustus HAWN & Mary Ann MUNN; m. Della May BRANTNER]

HAWN, Della B.[Brantner] Aug. 25, 1890 – June 29, 1972

[d/o Jacob Austin BRANTNER & Margaret Ann STATES; m. John A. HAWN]

HAWN, Garlan E.[Ernest] 1909 – 1946

[s/o John Andrew HAWN & Della May BRANTNER]

6 spaces

Row 16-S

ALLRED, Gladys S.[Stanford] Dec. 28, 1903 – July 10, 1965

[d/o Ed STANFORD & ; m. Lonnie ALLRED]

ALLRED, Lonnie Oct. 14, 1898 – Dec. 7, 1977

[s/o Isaac A. "Ike" ALLRED & Mollie McCRAW; m. Gladys STANFORD]

ALLRED, Mollie [McCraw] Aug. 14, 1876 – Aug. 24, 1967

[m. Ike ALLRED]

BOWLES, Helen Louise [Allred] 1930 – pre-need

[d/o Lonnie ALLRED & Gladys STANFORD; m. Willie Craig BOWLES]

BOWLES, Willie Craig (Mason) 1923 – 1992

[s/o Craig BOWLES & Willie Mae ; m. Helen Louise ALLRED]

JOHNSON, Mildred Allred (md. 3/5/1954) April 29, 1934 – pre-need

[d/o Lonnie ALLRED & Gladys STANFORD; m. Charles Jefferson JOHNSON]

JOHNSON, Charles Jefferson (md.3/5/1954)(Korea Vet) Sept. 21, 1930 – Sept. 16, 2000

[s/o Gordon JOHNSON & Annie KEITH; m. Mildred ALLRED]

7 spaces

Row 17-S vacant

Row 18-S vacant

Row 19-S vacant

Row 20-S vacant

Row 21-S vacant

Row 22-S vacant

NORTH SIDE (rows end at north fence)

Row 1-N

ROBERTS, Luther B. April 15, 1910 – Nov. 7, 1993

[s/o W. E. ROBERTS & Nancy ; m. Addie Louise GRAVES]

ROBERTS, Louise G.[Graves] Dec. 29, 1920 – Sept. 30, 1995

[d/o Sam William GRAVES & Lucy ESTES; m1 REPULT,

m2 Luther B. ROBERTS]

GRAVES, Sam Ervin III Dec. 14, 1944 – pre-need

[s/o Sam Ervin GRAVES, II & Betty Jean BANE; m1 Vickey Jacquelin WELFORD

m2 Bobbie Lynn HADLEY

GRAVES, Bobbie L. [Hadley] Nov. 19, 1945 – pre-need

[m. Sam Ervin GRAVES, II]

space

WINDERS, Pet [Jolly] Nov. 25, 1886 – Jan. 6, 1958

WINDERS, Joe Oct. 13, 1884 – June 16, 1975

WINDERS, A. W. “Duddie” June 24, 1909 – June 25, 1975

[s/o Joe WINDERS & Pet JOLLY; m. Lorraine PENNINGTON]

WINDERS, Lorraine P.[Pennington] Mar. 24, 1914 – April 27, 1989

[d/o Melvin PENNINGTON & ; m. A.W. "Duddie" WINDERS]

HATLEY, Clarence (WWII Vet) Feb. 15, 1902 – Nov. 22, 1987

[s/o John Wiley HATLEY & Lizzie RAINES; m.

SMITH, Eva Mae ["Onnie" Hatley] Jan. 1, 1920 – March 8, 2003

[m. Jesse H. SMITH]

9 spaces

Row 2-N

GRAVES, Sam Ervin Feb. 19, 1926 – Oct. 27, 1986

[s/o Sam William GRAVES & Lucy ESTES; m. Betty Jean BANE]

GRAVES, Betty Jean [Bane] Sept. 2, 1930 – pre-need

[d/o Roy BANE & Carrie MILLS; m. Sam Ervin GRAVES, II]

GRAVES, Patricia Ann “Patty” Mar. 20, 1958 – Dec 12, 2003

[d/o Sam Ervin GRAVES, II & Betty Jean BANE]

Space

WINDERS, C. G.[Clarence] 1912 – 1959

[s/o J. W. WINDERS & Pet JOLLY; m. Jo Bell IRWIN]

WINDERS, Jo Bell [Irwin] 1922 – 1996

[d/o Wylie IRWIN & ; m. Clarence G. WINDERS]

3 spaces

RAINES, John Roy Aug. 13, 1898 – Nov. 23, 1980

[s/o Bob RAINES & Minnie HATLEY; m. Maggie Mae ROGERS]

RAINES, Maggie Mae [Rogers] May 31, 1907 – Feb. 1, 2004

[d/o John ROGERS & Lela BALDWIN; m. Grady RAINES]

RAINES, Grady Feb. 8, 1931 – March 2, 2001

[s/o John Roy RAINES & Maggie Mae ROGERS]

3 spaces

WALLIS, Icie [Johnson] Stanford Jan. 4, 1897 – Feb. 22, 1982

[m1 Ed STANFORD, m2 Hat WALLIS]

STANFORD, Robert A.[Autis] July 18, 1918 – Mar. 18, 1987

[s/o Ed STANFORD & Icie JOHNSON; m. Maxine HILL]

STANFORD, Maxine H. [Hill] Sept. 3, 1924 – pre-need

[d/o Arnold HILL & Dora McKAY; m. Robert Autis STANFORD]

HILL, Arnold Oct. 12, 1880 – Sept. 12, 1973

[m . Dora McKAY]

2 spaces

Row 3-N

GRAVES, Sam [William] March 24, 1900 – Oct. 14, 1957

[s/o Marion Bouser GRAVES & America Allen CHISM; m. Lucy ESTES]

GRAVES, Lucy [Estes] Oct. 28, 1900 – Nov. 25, 1984

[m. Sam William GRAVES]

WOOD, Lucille G.[Graves] Oct. 20, 1922 – March 13, 1999

[d/o Sam William GRAVES & Lucy ESTES; m. Grady WOOD]

9 spaces

PHILLIPS, Curtis C. July 16, 1909 – June 24, 1968

[s/o Lillian M. PHILLIPS; m. Murtie L. BOX]

PHILLIPS, Murtie L. [Box] April 14, 1913 – Feb. 26, 1974

[d/o Noah BOX & Annie HILL; m. Curtis C. PHILLIPS]

4 spaces

ROBERTS, Infant s/o M/M H. E. Feb. 18, 1947 – Feb. 18, 1947

Row 4-N

FORD, S. J. (Jack) 1867 – 1944

[s/o Frances “Frank” FORD & Caroline HILL; m. Gillie F. PAYNE]

FORD, Gillie F. [Payne] 1865 – 1953

CRIDER, Ozie [Ford] Dec. 15, 1896 – Oct. 12, 1975

[d/o Stonewall Jackson FORD & Gillie Frances PAYNE; m. Earnest CRIDER]

CRIDER, Earnest May 8, 1898 – April 10, 1978

[s/o Will CRIDER & Sarah J. m. Ozie FORD]

12 spaces

Row 5-N

FORD, James. A.[Albert] April 1, 1899 – Nov. 9, 1972

[s/o Stonewall Jackson FORD & Gillie F. PAYNE; m3 Virginia WEEBER]

FORD, Virginia W.[Weeber Mooring] Sept. 2, 1894 – March 11, 1973

[d/o William M. WEEBER & Blooma McCLENDON; m1 MOORING,

m2 James Albert FORD]

FORD, Rosa N. [Ray] March 16, 1939 – Nov. 18, 1998

[d/o Clifton RAE & Mary Nell HARRIS; m. James Dale FORD]

FORD, James Dale Aug. 12, 1937 – pre-need

[s/o James A. FORD & Elon PUTT; m. Rosa N. RAY]

STEMBRIDGE, Charles “Sedge” Nov. 15, 1940 – 20 June 2013

[s/o Mitchell STEMBRIDGE & Crentell MATTHEWS; m. Rebecca Faye WELCH]

STEMBRIDGE, Rebecca Welch May 9, 1945 – April 24, 1987

[m. Charles STEMBRIDGE]

6 spaces

SMITH, Nancy Hill Feb. 28, 1953 – June 28, 1990

[d/o Ozell HILL & Lottie Mae VANDERFORD; m. SMITH]

HILL, Ozell (WWII Vet)(md. 3/28/1947) May 23, 1909 – Jan. 1, 1995

[s/o Arnold HILL & Dora McKAY; m. Lottie Mae VANDERFORD]

HILL, Lottie Mae (md. 3/28/1947) Aug. 25, 1922 – Oct. 14, 2012

[d/o Edward VANDERFORD & ; m. Ozell HILL]

3 spaces

Row 6-N

4 spaces

STEMBRIDGE, Mitchell C. Oct. 14, 1909 – May 10, 1944

[s/o John STEMBRIDGE & Effie STANFORD; m. Crentell MATTHEWS]

STEMBRIDGE, Crentell M. [Matthews] Oct. 24, 1912 - Sept. 7, 2005

[d/o Charlie MATTHEWS & Jennie WINDERS; m. Mitchell C. STEMBRIDGE]

Space

VAIL, Marjorie B. [Huskison] Feb. 24, 1923 – Jan. 10, 2005

[d/o Erastus HUSKISON & Dora CLARK;m1 O. C. HARRELSON,

m2 Benners Brasfield VAIL, Jr.]

VAIL, Benners Brasfield Jr. (WWII Vet) May 24, 1913 – April 28, 1985

[s/o Benners BRASFIELD, Sr. & Ellen Hope HENNIHAN; m1 Charlotte Elizabeth MIMMS, m2 Marjorie B. HUSKISON]

8 spaces on slope

Row 7-N

STANLEY, W. Allen (md. 6/20/1946) (WW II Vet) Oct. 9, 1926 – Oct. 1, 1982

[s/o Walter STANLEY & ; m. Mary A. LANPHERE]

STANLEY, Mary A. (md. 6/20/1946) Dec. 13, 1928 – Aug 15, 2013

[d/o Paul C. LANPHERE & Myrtle Corrine DUGARD; m. Walter Allen STANLEY]

4 spaces

STEMBRIDGE, Infant d/o M/M Victor 1945 – 1945

12 spaces on slope

Row 8-N

BARNES, James E. (WWII Vet) June 14, 1928 – Mar. 18, 1978

CHASE, Sara Corrine [Lanphere] April 18, 1932 – Mar. 13, 2003

[d/o Paul Courtland LANPHERE & Myrtle Corrine DUGARD;

m1 James E. BARNES, m2 Bobby Marshall CHASE]

LANPHERE, Jack C. “Jake”(WWII Vet-Purple Heart) Jan. 16, 1922 – Dec. 25, 1999

[s/o Paul Courtland LANPHERE & Myrtle Corrine DUGARD; m. Jewel ROGERS]

LANPHERE, Jewel R.[Rogers] June 19, 1928 – pre-need

[d/o J. B. ROGERS & ; m. Jack C. "Jake" LANPHERE]

10 spaces

SMITH, Charles R. Nov. 21, 1944 – July 4, 1984

[s/o Cecile SMITH & Byvirl L. MACKEY]

4 spaces

Row 9-N

4 spaces

STEMBRIDGE, Victor A. (WWII ) Feb. 18, 1916 – June 25, 1977

[s/o John L. STEMBRIDGE & Effie STANFORD; m. Nina Opal STANLEY]

STEMBRIDGE, Nina Opal [Stanley] Feb. 3, 1920 – Nov. 10, 1998

[d/o A. G. "Doc" STANLEY & Ada BOREN; m. Victor A. STEMBRIDGE]

8 spaces

GARRETT, Jessica Lynn [Hall] Sept. 29, 1979 - May 23, 2008

[d/o Frank HALL & Katie ]

Row 10-N

3 spaces

STEMBRIDGE, John L. Nov. 28, 1883 – Mar. 23, 1980

STEMBRIDGE, Effie M. [Stanford] Mar. 16, 1888 – Oct. 23, 1967

OXNER, James M. Jan. 17, 1937 - pre-need

OXNER, Nancy Janice [Stembridge] Nov. 9, 1940 - June 8, 2009

[d/o Victor A. STEMBRIDGE & Nina Opal STANLEY; m. Sonny OXNER]

4 spaces

DURHAM, Paul Jack (Army) April 30, 1945 – May 4, 2004

[s/o Ed DURHAM & Marie ; m. Reba ]

Row 11-N

MCCARTER, T. J. (WWII Vet) Aug. 27, 1917 – Aug. 16, 1997

[s/o Thomas Jefferson McCARTER & Mary FROST; m. Mavis CREELY]

MCCARTER, Mavis Creely Dec. 6, 1917 – Oct. 14, 2005

[d/o James Louis CREELY & Georgia FORD; m. Thomas Jefferson McCARTER]

2 spaces

JOHNSON, Mava Munn July 13, 1892 – Dec. 20, 1958

JOHNSON, William C. E. April 14, 1891 – June 29, 1973

ERWIN, Marie J.[Johnson] Dec. 26, 1923 – Nov. 29, 1969

[d/o William C. E. JOHNSON & Mava MUNN; m. Guy ERWIN]

4 spaces

WATTS, James R. Aug. 27, 1947 – Sept. 6, 2013

[s/o Earl WATTS & Earline ; m. Linda J.]

WATTS, Linda J. Dec. 5, 1946 – Feb. 20, 2001

4 spaces

Row 12-N

CREELY, Harvey M. Nov. 12, 1890 – Feb. 3, 1979

[s/o James Louis CREELY & Georgia FORD; m. Bessie Frank POOL]

CREELY, Bessie [Pool] March 9, 1896 – Jan. 13, 1974

[d/o Sam POOL & Mattie PARKER; m. Harvey Medford CREELY]

6 spaces

BRYANT, Carrol Franklin (Korea Vet) March 4, 1932 – 03 Oct. 2008

[s/o Frank BRYANT & Lessie ROBERSON; m. Donnie MACKEY]

BRYANT, Donnie M.[Mackey] June 10, 1940 – April 12, 2004

[d/o Edgar MACKEY & Gladys HALL; m. Carrol Franklin BRYANT]

2 spaces

VESS, Russell Henry Dec. 9, 1905 – March 26, 1980

[s/o Henry Russell VESS & Sara Frances WELCH; m. Mary Magdalene WILLIAMS]

Space

VESS, Frances E. [Watts] July 22, 1942 – June 3, 2003

[d/o Elbert Jefferson WATTS & Geneva Earline GRIFFIN; m. Joe Calvin VESS]

VESS, Mary Ann Nov. 30, 1953 – June 17, 1992

Space

Row 13-N

4 spaces

CREELY, Lee (md. 7-21-1984) June 11, 1961 - Aug. 13, 2008

[s/o Norman Leon CREELY, Sr. & Louise CREELY; m. Kellea BRILEY]

CREELY, Kellea [Briley] (md. 7-21-1984) May 9, 1967 - pre-need

2 spaces

SULLIVAN, John Adrian Jan. 1, 1972 – May 27, 2000

[s/o Dan SULLIVAN & Frances STEMBRIDGE]

SULLIVAN, Frances Stembridge March 24, 1942 - pre-need

8 spaces

Row 14-N

CREELY, Sam B. [Barnes] Aug. 13, 1905 – June 16, 1990

[s/o James Louis CREELY & Georgia FORD; m. Birdie Mae SMITH]

CREELY, Birdie S.[Smith] April 25, 1906 – Nov. 20, 1997

[d/o Wylie SMITH & Lula Jane BRAZEAL; m. Sam B. CREELY]

CREELY, Paul B. March 12, 1952 – pre-need

[s/o Sam Barnes CREELY & Birdie Mae SMITH]

2 spaces

CREELY, Norman J. July 18, 1896 – Sept. 18, 1983

[s/o James Louis CREELY & Georgia FORD; m. Minnie Bell LEE]

CREELY, Minnie Lee Nov. 10, 1900 – Feb. 3, 1983

[d/o Andrew Carrol CREELY & Sally Bell GALLOWAY; m. Norman Jones CREELY]

CREELY, N. Leon Oct. 26, 1925 – July 4, 1984

[s/o Norman Jones CREELY & Minnie Bell LEE; m. Louise CURRY]

CREELY, Louise C.[Curry] May 29, 1927 – pre-need

[d/o George CURRY & Mary Essie SIMPSON; m. Norman Leon CREELY]

2 spaces

STEMBRIDGE, John Edgar July 12, 1911 – Jan. 28, 1998

[s/o J. L. STEMBRIDGE & Effie M. STANFORD; m. Faye ERWIN]

STEMBRIDGE, Faye Erwin Jan. 1, 1921 – July 6, 1996

[d/o E. H. ERWIN & Elodie ; m. John Edgar STEMBRIDGE]

STEMBRIDGE, Bobby Joe Aug. 26, 1937 – pre-need

[s/o John Edgar STEMBRIDGE & Faye ERWIN; m. Nancy Ann MONTGOMERY]

STEMBRIDGE, Nancy Ann [Montgomery] Dec. 1, 1936 – Feb. 14, 1999

[d/o G. W. MONTGOMERY & Gertrude ; m. Bobby Joe STEMBRIDGE]

2 spaces

SNELLING, Sy 1877 – 1945

SNELLING, Alma B. [Hill] 1881 – 1976

[d/o William H. HILL & Celia Ann MONK; m. Sy SNELLING]

SNELLING, William J. May 4, 1902 – Dec. 11, 1980

[s/o Sy SNELLING & Alma Blanche HILL; m. Maudie IRWIN]

2 spaces

Row 15-N

4 spaces

SCRUGGS, Charlie L. May 25, 1881 – Oct. 31, 1955

SCRUGGS, Ola [Waldo] Feb. 16, 1890 – Sept. 8, 1973

8 spaces

cedar stump

WHEELER, Allen Jones (Vietnam Vet) Feb. 1, 1945 – Feb. 27, 1994

2 spaces

Row 16-N

HARRIS,

HARRIS,

2 spaces

HILL, Cordie Lee July 13, 1906 – March 18, 1984

HILL, Iva Lee [Scruggs] July 24, 1907 – March 24, 1983 [d/o Charlie Lee SCRUGGS & Ola "Essie" WALDO; m. Cordie Lee HILL]

CARTER, John Gaines Feb. 16, 1991 – Feb. 16, 1991

MOONEY, Laura Hill Nov. 19, 1941 – Sept. 14, 1996

[d/o Cordie L. HILL & Iva Lee SCRUGGS; m. Tim. H. MOONEY]

SCRUGGS, C. L. (WWII Vet) Jan. 25, 1919 – May 9, 1981

[s/o Charles Lee SCRUGGS & Ola "Essie" WALDO]

MEEK, Tommy C. (WWII - Korea Vet ) Nov. 17, 1923 - Oct. 30, 2008

MEEK, Freda H. Jan. 1, 1945 - pre-need

8 spaces

GEORGE, Felix A. Feb. 2, 1904 – April 19, 1991

GEORGE, Anna Lee Rawls (w/o Felix) no dates

DAVIDSON-GEORGE, Donna Mae Mar. 20, 1939 – July 28, 2013

[d/o Merville Howard THOMPSON & Esther Mae PLUMMER; m2 Gerald GEORGE]

Row 17-N

OWNBY, Ernest Kenneth April 24, 1943 - Sept. 12, 1964

[s/o Ernest OWNBY & Edna ]

OWNBY, Rev. Ernest June 22, 1912 - May 10, 1967

20 spaces

Row 18-N

McVAY, Lawrence J. Dec. 9, 1909 – Oct. 22, 1977

McVAY, Lona G.[Griffin] March 26, 1905 – Dec. 26, 1990

[d/o J. GRIFFIN & ; m. Lawrence J. McVAY]

GRIFFIN, Orvil E. “Ebb” (brother) May 16, 1899 – Sept. 17, 1974

[d/o J. GRIFFIN & ]

ADERHOLT, Ethel Griffin (sister) Nov. 13, 1902 – May 15, 1970

[d/o J. GRIFFIN & ; m. ADERHOLT]

Large azalea bush

4 spaces

STANLEY, Austin Gamble (md. 10/5/1913) April 13, 1892 – Aug. 6, 1967

STANLEY, Ada Leona Boren (md. 10/5/1913) Dec. 22, 1894 – Dec. 19, 1979

Magnolia tree

2 spaces

MACKEY, W. Edgar April 6, 1904 – Aug. 7, 1976

[s/o C. L. MACKEY & ; m. Gladys HALL]

MACKEY, Gladys H. [Hall] May 31, 1913 – Oct. 13, 1980

[d/o Will HALL & ; m. W. Edgar MACKEY]

MACKEY, James B. Nov. 20, 1933 – Oct. 14, 1983

[s/o W. Edgar MACKEY & Gladys HILL; m. Billie F. O'CALLAGHAN]

MACKEY, Billie F. [O'Callaghan] Jan. 19, 1939 – pre-need

[d/o W. E. O'CALLAGHAN & ; m. James B. MACKEY]

4 spaces

Row 19-N

SCRUGGS, Elton L. (WWII Vet) Mar. 25, 1921 – Mar. 23, 1962

[s/o Charles Lee SCRUGGS & Ola "Essie" WALDO; m. Charlene ROBBINS]

3 spaces

VESS, Mile Henry Nov. 23, 1940 – June 19, 1974

VESS, Mary M. Nov. 16, 1913 – July 3, 1977

MAYO, Myra N. 1934 – 1961

MAYO, James R. 1928 – 2000

[s/o Forney MAYO & Pluma BOLEN; m. Myra N. ]

WILLIAMS, Dennis March 1, 1906 - Jan. 1, 1979

12 spaces

Row 20-N

SCRUGGS, Tommy L. (md. 11/11/1944) July 2, 1914 – Dec. 25, 1974

[s/o Charles Lee SCRUGGS & Ola "Essie" WALDO; m. Pauline BARNES]

SCRUGGS, Pauline [Barnes] (md. 11/11/1944) Feb. 7, 1921 – Dec. 25, 2011

[d/o William “Bill” BARNES & Myrtis CARR; m. Tommy L. SCRUGGS]

6 spaces

HARRIS, Elzie F. July 16, 1908 - June 22, 1998

[s/o John HARRIS & Lou Ella ;m. Lovie L. PARKER]

HARRIS, Lovie L. [Parker] May 20, 1908 - Aug. 14, 1997

[m. Elzie F. HARRIS]

4 spaces

BEDFORD, Hoyle Williams (md. 8/2/1947) (WWII Vet) Aug. 18, 1925 - Dec. 14, 2008

[s/o Ernest Clyde BEDFORD & Ola Mae HIPPS; m. Pauline M.]

BEDFORD, Pauline M. (md. 8/2/1947) Nov. 21, 1929 - pre-need

4 spaces

Row 21-N

DAVIS, Omar G. Nov. 6, 1911 – Oct. 4, 1990

DAVIS, Lue Ella Feb. 21, 1914 – Aug. 25, 1962

WOOD, Aggie June 28, 1949 – Nov. 21, 1995

LANSDELL, Sam D. (md. 9/16/1908) Feb. 25, 1881 – Jan. 13, 1965

[s/o Samuel LANSDELL & Rachel MORGAN; m. Sara Rennie PANNELL]

LANSDELL, Rennie (md. 9/16/1908) Aug. 28, 1890 – Dec. 24, 1962

LANSDELL, Mancel Hughey (md. 4/15/1939) May 4, 1915 – Jan. 20, 1993

[s/o Samuel LANSDELL & Rachel MORGAN; m. Clara Mae WILLIAMS]

LANSDELL, Clara Mae (md. 4/15/1939) Oct. 16, 1919 – Aug. 11, 1998

[d/o Jake WILLIAMS & Della BALDWIN; m. Mancel Hughey LANSDELL]

PURVIS, Margaret Diane April 19, 1963 - Oct. 28 2007

[d/o M. H. LANSDELL & Clara Mae WILLIAMS; m. James Monroe PURVIS]

5 spaces

STANFORD, William E. “Ted” (WWII Vet) July 28, 1923 - July 31, 1998

[s/o Ed STANFORD & Icie JOHNSON; m. Katie P. VANDERFORD]

STANFORD, Katie P. [Vanderford] Dec. 20, 1927 - pre-need

4 spaces

SALLIS, B. J. May 19, 1971 - May 19, 1971

[s/o Jack SALLIS & Martha McCARTER]

2 spaces

BURNS, Clyde March 31, 1905 - March 4, 1976

BURNS, Willie [Tower] Jan. 9, 1906 - Aug. 29, 1976

Row 22-N

DAVIS, Raymond Earl March 30, 1939 - pre-need

DAVIS, Sue Marie Aug. 26, 1951 - Oct. 1, 2009

8 spaces

HAMNER, Franklin Hollie March 24, 1873 – July 11, 1959

[s/o Wm. Robert HAMNER & Martha Berniece SHEPARD; m. Lillie F. FRYER]

HAMNER, Lillie V. [Fryer] Oct. 20, 1897 – Nov. 14, 1985

ADDERHOLT, Nellie V.[Hamner] Feb. 3, 1917 – April 2, 2000

[d/o Franklin H. HAMNER & Lillie V. FRYER; m. Carl C. ADDERHOLT]

2 spaces

ALLEN, A. G. 1893 – 1972

[s/o Lee Roy ALLEN & Mary Ellen GREENWOOD; m. Alma Gertrude CREELY]

ALLEN, Alma Creely 1885 – 1963

[d/o James Louis CREELY & Georgia FORD; m. Arnold Gaston ALLEN]

2 spaces

WILLIAMS, James Milford March 9, 1937 - May 7, 2010

WILLIAMS, Charles L. (WWI Vet) 1889 – 1965

WILLIAMS, Beda [Griffin] 1900 – 1967

- END OF BEECH SPRINGS CEMETERY -

NOTE: Janetta Hill West, Maxine Hill Stanford, Christine Knight and Mary Armstrong O'Neal, a Creely descendent, contributed information useful to the annotation.

Some family members of those interred here may be found nearby at the Shipley Cemetery, located within the Natchez Trace Villas subdivision.

To obtain information about cemetery plots, contact Gerald Stanford at 662-844-3930.

Photos of grave markers may be viewed at www.findagrave.com.

Please send corrections or additions to Nancy Frugé at nfruge@bellsouth.net or

phone 662-844-2999.

Updated as of Oct. 14, 2013.