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New Providence Cemetery
Greene County, Mississippi

Contributed by Jimmy Trussell
 

Traveling south on highway 63 from Leakesville, Mississippi, you will go south about 5 miles and cross under the new Highway 63 By-Pass. Just as you pass this intersection there will be a saw mill on your right and across from this saw mill is New Providence Cemetery. The cemetery is located on one of the highest points in this area, overlooking many acres of timberland. There is a chain link fence surrounding the cemetery and it is in good condition. There are several unmarked graves in the cemetery. The cemetery belongs to New Providence Church and is maintained by the members of the church as well as family members of those buried here. The cemetery was walked by Jimmy Trussell on April13th, 2007 and all information gathered was taken from headstone inscriptions and temporary grave markers.


Norwood, Nancy; b. unknown, d. unknown
Murphy, Margretta; b. 10-18-1897, d. 12-29-1979, "Beloved Mother"
Johnson, Michael; b. ??-??-1968, d. ??-??-1997
Chambers, Essie; b. 01-27-1916, d. 01-18-1997
Johnson, James M. (Sr.); b. 10-08-1939, d. 01-19-2004
Johnson, Hazel W; b. 11-21-1934, d. 07-08-2006
Thomas, Jessie; b. ??-??-1935, d. ??-??-1998
McCann, Diana; b. ??-??-1950, d. ??-??-1996
Grice, Floyd; b. 03-05-1924, d. 12-02-2003, US Army WW-2
McCann, Annette; b. 05-03-1933, d. 01-30-2006
Thomas, Margie; b. 06-08-1947, d. 09-03-2006
Washington, George; b. 06-19-1954, d. 03-04-1992
Washington, unreadable; b. 03-15-1920, d. 06-17-1988
Peters, Rev. H.B; b. 05-27-1915, d. 07-20-2002
Peters, Annie Drucilla; b. 06-14-1922, d. 02-24-2002
Peters, Willie B; b. 01-08-1944, d. 05-06-1999
Campbell, Emma L; b. ??-??-1906, d. ??-??-2000
Thomas, Maxine; b. ??-??-1941, d. unknown
McCann, Decalos; b. 09-16-1975, d. 09-04-1994
Jenkens, Homer L; b. ??-??-1950, d. ??-??-2002
Williams, Hazel; b. ??-??-1915, d. unknown
Hudson, John; b. 09-28-1923, d. unknown, PVT. 65th Pioneer Inf..
Sowell, Savannah Miracle; b. 08-31-1999, d. 09-01-1999
Sowell, Rev. Nolan Dwayne; b. 08-29-1955, d. 04-29-1989, "Skip"
Benn, Arthurine (Sowell); b. 10-26-1956, d. 06-03-1985, "MEME"
Packer, Jessie; b. 09-14-1919, d. 01-10-1998, US Army WW-2
Packer, Freddie L; b. 10-23-1946, d. 02-01-2003, SP4 US Army Viet Nam
Covington, Reuben; b. 03-19-1918, d. 06-30-1998
Taylor, Viola; b. 03-11-1924, d. 02-21-2003
Taylor, Nathaniel (Sr.); b. 08-10-1922, d. 08-11-2001, PVT. US Army WW-2
Sowell, George W; b. 08-30-1873, d. 05-27-1953
Sowell, Mary; b. 09-07-1881, d. 01-23-1923
Sowell, Vinarah; b. 05-14-1906, d. 01-25-1923
Sowell, Farmy; b. 09-06-1902, d. 09-19-1946
Moody, Roy; b. 06-15-1912, d. 12-11-1974
Lewis, Lula; b. ??-??-1876, d 04-23-1951
Parker, Lolar; b. 03-03-1886, d. 12-23-1980
Parker, Fred; b. 09-03-1881, d. 02-12-1975
Norwood, Pearlie; b.??-??-1896, d. ??-??-1981
English, Ella (Thomas); b. 05-30-1950, d. 02-22-1995
Smith, Jack; b. 09-05-1923, d. 12-14-1998, US Army WW-2
Smith, Lillie Mae; b. 12-17-1925, d. 09-01-2005
Shoemaker, Janice; b. 06-30-1954, d. 04-22-2006
Taylor, Vickie; b. 10-29-1954, d. 03-29-2006
Covan, Joyce J; b. 05-10-1949, d. 08-29-1997
Wiley, Manuel; b. 05-26-1926, d. 01-09-1998
Powe, Treneice Marie; b. 12-05-1973, d. 12-12-1985
Washington, Marie; b. 05-13-????, d. ??-??-1960
Wiley, B.L; b. 09-06-1912, d. ??-??-1958
Wiley, Jim; b. 04-21-1913, d. unknown
Powe, Carl J; b. unknown, d. unknown
Wiley, Lonnie B; b. 09-06-1936, d. 12-05-1981
Wiley, Jessie; b. 05-18-1928, d. 11-25-1967, CPL. Co. "C" 91st Engineers Korea
Wiley, Bertha (Hudson); b. 06-02-1893, d. 06-20-1973
Marsh, Pearlean; b. 08-04-1899, d. 12-16-1979, "Psalm 23"
Powe, Carl W; b. 07-04-1919, d. 02-25-1989
Powe, Melinda Beatrice (Wiley); b. 01-12-1917, d. 11-04-2002
Patton, Leroy (Jr.); b. 07-19-1918, d. 03-29-1956, PFC 924th AB SCTY BN AAF WW-2
Shomake, Alma L; b. 02-28-1931, d. 07-07-1980
McLemore, Christian Leon; b. Unknown, d. 12-26-1971
Campbell, Menia; b. 10-04-1980, d. unknown
Montgomery, Ernest M; b. 03-17-1907, d. 08-11-1993
Montgomery, Para Lee W; b. 07-26-1912, d. 07-27-1987
Turner, Margaret W; b. 04-25-1890, d. 08-27-1960


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