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Shipley Cemetery - Saltillo, MS

Contributed: December 2006 Updated: Oct. 1, 2011

Recorded by Nancy Parker Frugé and Mary Armstrong O’Neal of Tupelo, MS. on November 8, 2005

SHIPLEY CEMETERY - Saltillo, Lee Co., MS

The Shipley Cemetery is a small family cemetery located at the end of a dead-end street in the Natchez Trace Villas subdivision (which is near the Tupelo Headquarters for the Natchez Trace Parkway). Primarily, the Raines, Hill, and Dunaway families are buried here. It went unused for many years. The concrete markers were handmade by Dump Raines with names written by his wife, Ruby. Those do not list any dates. Over the years many graves have been lost.

Recording is from left to right and begins in the southwest corner of the fenced cemetery.

Directions: From Hwy. 145 north of the Natchez Trace Parkway exit, turn left (west) on the Birmingham Ridge Road. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Little Harpe Trail, then go 1/10th of a mile and turn left on Village Trail. It is a short street (2/10ths of a mile) which looks like a driveway and dead-ends at the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates are: N34 20.796 W088 43.055.

Recorded Nov. 8, 2005 by Nancy Parker Fruge' and Mary Armstrong O'Neal of Tupelo, MS.

Row 1

Unmarked grave with large dead cedar tree at head

3 unmarked graves

1 unmarked grave under hickory tree

8 unmarked graves

Row 2

6 unmarked graves

HILL, Harry April 27, 1861 - Jan. 13, 1913

[s/o William H. HILL & Celia Ann MONK]

4 unmarked graves

Row 3

SANDERS, Troy Lawrence (WWII Vet) May 11, 1919 - Jan. 15, 1997

[s/o Oscar SANDERS & B.S. SMITH; m. Annie Mae DUNAWAY]

SANDERS, Danny April 24, 1947 - Nov. 2, 2005

[s/o Troy Lawrence SANDERS & Annie Mae DUNAWAY; m. Norene FLOYD]

Unmarked graves

HILL, Celia Ann [Monk] no dates [1843 - ????]

[d/o MONK & ; m. William H. HILL]

HILL, William no dates [May 1835 - ????]

[s/o Johnson HILL & Jane ; m. Celia Ann MONK]

Unmarked grave

HILL, Mary Agnes no dates [1863-????]

[d/o William H. HILL & Celia Ann MONK]

MOORE, Baby Dakota Cole April 5, 1997 - April 6, 1997

HILL, Bonner no dates [1906 - Feb 21, 1923]

[s/o George B. HILL & Etta STANFORD]

Row 4

Unmarked grave

HILL, Caroline 1840 - Dec. 26, 1908

[d/o Johnson HILL & Jane ; m. Frank FORD]

Unmarked grave

Row 5

2 spaces

, Modie Rene [unmarked] 1938 - Dec. 29, 1997

DUNAWAY, Charlie Ray 1946 - 1993

[s/o Joseph Ernest DUNAWAY & Icie YIELDING; m. Diane WHITEHEAD]

DUNAWAY, Diane [Whitehead] 1954 - 2005

[d/o Walter D. WHITEHEAD & Betty PENNINGTON; m3 Charlie Ray DUNAWAY]

4 spaces

Unmarked grave at foot of stump

HATLEY, Tommy

RAINES, Albert no dates

RAINES, Bob ???? - Nov. 27, 1907

[s/o Bert RAINES & Susan HILL; m. Minnie HATLEY]

RAINES, Anna no dates

REECE, Baby ???? - Aug. 2, 1954

2 unmarked graves

Fallen dead sweetgum tree

Row 6

DUNAWAY, George Richard April 15, 1946 - Jan. 16, 1986

[s/o Joe Wilson DUNAWAY & Della UNDERWOOD; m. Juanita WILSON]

DUNAWAY, Richard Wilson Oct. 16, 1968 – June 10, 1987

DUNAWAY, Joseph Wilson “Joe” April 7, 1918 – Nov. 19, 1986

RAINES, Elsie no dates

RAINES, Monnie no dates

RAINES, Bonnie no dates

RAINES, Billy no dates

RAINES, Cloey [Hatley] no dates

[d/o HATLEY & m. Billy RAINES]

Row 7

RAINES, Neete [Martha] no dates [July 1871 - Sept. 1, 1940]

[d/o RAINES & ; m. Wylie HESTER]

RAINES, Billy James no dates [Feb. 1875 - ????]

RAINES, Jim no dates [Jan. 1889 - ????]

RAINES, Bert no dates [1845 - ????]

Co I 26 Miss Inf C.S.A.[last surviving member of this regiment]

[m1 Susan HILL, m2 Pearl HATLEY]

RAINES, Greene B. no dates [Jan. 1880 - ????]

HESTER, Charlie no dates

Row 8

DUNAWAY, David Earl Nov. 8, 1974 - Nov. 9, 1974

DUNAWAY, Nita Faye Feb. 7, 1974 - Feb. 9, 1974

4 unmarked graves (unreadable funeral home markers)

DUNAWAY, Madia no dates

DUNAWAY, Joseph W. no dates

DUNAWAY, Clara Mae no dates

DUNAWAY, Claudie no dates

DODDS, Jaice no dates

HILL, J? no dates

2 unmarked graves

OWEN, Dorothy Gene no dates

KINCAID, Bobbie no dates

GARNER, Robert no dates

unmarked grave

- END OF SHIPLEY CEMETERY -

Note: Annotations in brackets [] by Mary Armstrong O'Neal.

For corrections or additions, contact Nancy Fruge' at nfruge@bellsouth.net.

Updated Oct. 1, 2011.