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Sweetwater Cemetery
George County, Mississippi

Contributed by Jimmy Trussell
 

Go North on Highway 57 out of Benndale, Mississippi. Go approximately .3 tenths of a mile, here you will take a left turn onto Deep Creek Road. You will stay on this road for 2.8 miles and the Sweetwater Church will be on you right, the cemetery is located behind the church. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the church, and it surrounded by a chain link fence. The first thing you will notice are the many small white wooden crosses throughout the cemetery, (82 in all). 59 of these crosses contained a small metal tag with the name of the person buried there, 23 more did not have the name tags attached to them. The names that are on the small wooden crosses will not have any dates, only a note saying "metal name tag". The cemetery was walked on the 5th of January, 2008 by Jimmy Trussell. Information was taken from all legible temporary grave markers, headstone inscriptions and the above mentioned small metal name tags.


Fairley, Tommie Lee (Jr.); b. 01-17-1940, d. 10-02-1994, "Dickey"
Dickey, Virles; b. 10-19-1916, d. 09-22-1987
Todd, Eddie; b. 10-13-1904, d. 1985
Cotton, Winnie O.F. (Dickey); b. 02-04-1894, d. 01-24-1999, 104 years old
Johnson, Ralph Phillip; b. 09-16-1974, d. 02-12-1997, "Hunting Forever"
Rigsby, Imer Jane (Fairley); b. 12-27-1945, d. 09-30-2001, "A Loving Mother"
Fairley, Needom; b. 09-06-1909, d. 11-24-1987, "Father"
Hale, Ilean (Fairley); b. 10-06-1950, d. 03-12-1993
Fairley, Karen D; b. 11-06-1976, d. 03-05-2000
Fairley, Joe Nathan; b. 05-03-1930, d. 03-07-1998
Galloway, Willie; b. 1896, d. 1985, US Army, WW-1
Fairley, Randolph; b. unknown, d. unknown, Co. "B", 447th Labor BN., QMC
Fairley, Arthur; b. 08-20-1920, d. 08-19-1971, "Man"
Fairley, Sam; b. 07-07-1929, d. 07-26-1975, Pvt., US Army, Korea
Fairley, Missouri; b. 11-27-1938, d. 11-20-2006, "Beloved Mother"
Fairley, Gus Tobe; b. 11-17-1917, d. 11-16-1974
Fairley, Ernest Mosia; b. 01-20-1939, d. 05-09-1978, "Beloved Husband"
Fairley, Othar; b. 07-08-1908, d. 07-18-1978
Dickey, John; b. 02-14-1901, d. 07-15-1988
Dickey, Sincerella; b. 12-11-1898, d. 11-06-1977
Fairley, Robert; b. 03-30-1907, d. 07-19-1972, "Beloved Husband & Daddy"
Dickey, Andrew J; b. 12-25-1879, d. 04-08-1972, "Deborah Lodge 279"
Todd, Mary; b. 03-20-1906, d. 01-31-1972, "Victory Chapter 423"
Dickey, Rev. E.G; b. 04-27-1914, d. 09-30-1985
McKay, Hattie F; b. 1890, d. 09-08-1971
Burns, Irene D; b. 06-08-1921, d. 12-27-1982
Fairley, Jerome; b. 10-03-1937, d. 06-20-1974
Shavers, Jasmine Maryah; b. 11-07-1997, d. 12-16-1998
Fairley, Ammie Lee; b. 04-10-1926, d. 07-28-1980
Fairley, Ella Jane (Bolton); b. 06-05-1938, d. 11-15-1982, "Loving Wife"
Kemp, Joseph; b. 01-05-1919, d. 12-26-1976, Pfc., US Army, WW-2
Kimb???, Elizabeth; b. 03-14-1916, d. 02-06-1988
Bradley, Pearlie R; b. 02-02-1920, d. 06-11-1992
Dickey, Wren; b. unknown, d. unknown, Pvt., Co. "A", 335th Svc., Bn.
Love, Mrs. George; b. 08=06-1909, d. 12-21-1959
McKinest, Zack; b. 03-24-1923, d. 12-15-1961
Fairley, Alton; b. 11-24-1903, d. 08-27-1966
Kemp, Tom; b. 1881, d. 1966
Fairley, Alfred; b. 07-10-1885, d. 08-11-1974
Fairley, Mose; b. 11-22-1893, d. 03-18-1963, Pvt., Co. "A" 549th Engineers, WW-2
Fairley, Mollie; b. 01-16-1888, d. 01-27-1973
Dantzler, Mack; b. 05-14-1876, d. 07-18-1966
Fairley, William C; b. 08-15-1936, d. 10-05-1968
Fairley, Lorena; b. 10-10-1909, d. 04-16-1967, w/o Dan
Fairley, Dan; b. 01-31-1910, d. 01-17-1988, h/o Lorena
Fairley, Stacy; b. 11-02-1973, d. 1974
Griffin, Eligah; b. 02-20-1941, d. 12-25-1971
Griffin, Joseph (Jr.); b. 05-01-1936, d. 09-05-1969
Fairley, David Lee; b. 10-13-1922, d. 04-21-1949, Pfc., 985th QM. Service Co., WW-2
Bradley, Tyrone; b. 07-11-1974, d. 11-02-1991, "Love Family & Aunt"
Cotton, Fannie Mae F; b. 07-??-1917, d. 01-03-1953, "Loving Mother"
Coe, Cora B; b. 11-07-1914, d. 01-05-2002, "In Loving Memory - Eretta
Coleman, George C; b. 02-02-1942, d. 05-27-1968, SP5, US Army, Mississippi
Bolton, Daniel; b. 12-28-1902, d. 03-24-1968, "At Rest"
Tillman, Vander; b. 12-24-1901, d. 03-18-1991, h/o Hattie
Bolton, Lawrence; b. 1874, d. 1957, "Faithful Fatherí
Bolton, Sallie; b. 02-27-1881, d. 11-28-1948, "A Tender Mother"
Hall, Mary M.B; b. 1918, d. 1960
Fairley, Pheby; b. 1852, d. 1943
Burner, Deacon Tom; b. 07-04-1893, d. 03-13-1973, "Father"
Fairley, Dice May; b. 03-30-1931, d. 12-26-1956
Fairley, Isom; b. 12-26-1904, d. 12-28-1962, Pfc., HQ. Co. 1604th Svc. Unit, WW-2
Fairley, Edmon; b. 12-23-1924, d. 04-27-1977, Pvt., US Army
Fairley, Wallace; b. 01-06-1908, d. 07-28-1993, Pvt., US Army, WW-2
Williams, Sammie T; b. 12-12-1920, d. unknown
Cotton, Ollie; b. 02-14-1900, d. 1988
Walker, Rosa A; b. 1886, d. 1938, w/o C.H. Walker
Cotton, Elijah; b. 07-14-1869, d. 01-16-1946
Walker, C.H; b. 01-01-1877, d. 12-05-1949
Fairley, Arlena C; b. 10-06-1902, d. unknown
Galloway, Ede; b. 05-07-1885, d. 12-27-1957
Fairley, Tom S; b. 11-01-1883, d. 08-??-1951
Fairley, Harriett; b. 10-10-1885, d. 12-25-1944
Fairley, Rebecca; b. 1861, d. 07-14-1940
Dukes, Nancy; b. 01-13-1889, d. 02-09-1972
Pryor, Isiah; b. unknown, d. 11-20-1938, Pvt., 65th Pioneer Inf.
Fairley, Agnes; b. 09-22-1918, d. 01-24-1987
Fairley, Albert; b. 03-22-1925, d. 07-27-1984
Fairley, Bruner; b. 01-09-1899, d. 01-19-1981
Fairley, Roxie B; b. 11-03-1904, d. 12-18-1987
Goff, Richard; b. 10-13-1936, d. 10-18-2006, 70 years old
Goff, Willie Mae B; b. 11-07-1937, d. 12-02-1992
Goff, John Rich; b. 08-07-1907, d. 01-20-1990
Goff, Pearlie J; b. 07-13-1913, d. 08-11-1988
Jones, John; b. 04-18-1928, d. 05-21-1998
Breland, Cottriel; b. 02-14-1915, d. 10-22-1978
Breland, Loretta; b. 01-01-1930, d. 08-23-2007
Fairley, Mardessa; b. 01-06-1918, d. 08-07-2007
Fairley, Hilton; b. 01-05-1954, d. 05-05-2003
Fairley, Harry; b. 02-12-1953, d. 08-25-2007
Fairley, Enoch; b. 10-26-1937, d. 02-09-2004, US Army, Vietnam
Bolton, Cynthia Mae; b. 01-19-1979, d. 12-21-2000, 21 years old
Wallace, James A; b. 05-25-1942, d. 01-25-2001
Jones, Edward; b. 10-17-1911, d. 10-17-1994, US Army, WW-2
Fairley, Arthur; b. 08-18-1943, d. 12-30-1994, "Jr."
Fairley, Ora; b. 02-04-1924, d. 12-29-2002
Davis, Jevon Domonick; b. 05-08-2006, d. 05-08-2006, "twin of Devon Markel Davis"
Davis, Devon Markel; b. 05-08-2006, d. 05-08-2006, "twin of Jevon Domonick Davis"
Holmes, Annie M. (Bradley); b. 01-11-1966, d. 11-17-2007
Bradley, Pearlie Lee; b. 03-09-1955, d. 02-11-1993
Bradley, Elbert; b. 01-08-1952, d. 08-23-1993
Boddie, Edward Q; b. 11-13-1957, d. 05-10-2005, 47 years old
Boddie, Ruby; b. 11-01-1951, d. 11-29-2003, 52 years old
Jones, Ethel (Kemp); b. 04-30-1927, d. 10-17-????
Polk, Michael; metal name tag
Fairley, Shelby; metal name tag
Dickey, Ida; metal name tag
Fairley, Ora Lee; metal name tag
Fairley, Sarah; metal name tag
Fairley, Sarah; metal name tag
Fairley, Glen; metal name tag
Moore, Annie Mae; metal name tag
Fairley, Plumber; metal name tag
Fairley, Tommy; metal name tag
Fairley, J.W; metal name tag
Tarbin, Inez; metal name tag
Fairley, Ola Mae; metal name tag
Fairley, Ruth; metal name tag
Wash, James; metal name tag
Fairley, Jennie; metal name tag
Starr, Verta B; metal name tag
Starr, Maple Lee; metal name tag
Starr, Jew; metal name tag
Starr, Sugar; metal name tag
Fryer, Johnny; metal name tag
Fairley, Lonzo; metal name tag
Fairley, Phebie; metal name tag
Fryer, Trinity; metal name tag
Fairley, Wesley; metal name tag
Fairley, Nedum; metal name tag
Fairley, Earnest; metal name tag
Galloway, Jack; metal name tag
Cotton, Jack; metal name tag
Galloway, Jr. C; metal name tag
Galloway, Letha Bell; metal name tag
Galloway, Sam; metal name tag
Jones, Ersie; metal name tag
Ervin, Lucy; metal name tag
Goff, Beford; metal name tag
Goff, Charles; metal name tag
Goff, George; metal name tag
Jones, Lethed; metal name tag
Jones, P.L; metal name tag
Breland, Charlotte; metal name tag
Fairley, Isaac; metal name tag
Fairley, Robert; metal name tag
Galloway, Henry; metal name tag
Fairley, Lee; metal name tag
Hilton, V.L; metal name tag
Hilton, Annie Bell; metal name tag
Cotton, O.J; metal name tag
Goff, Jennie; metal name tag
Goff, G.C; metal name tag
Bradley, Larance; metal name tag
Bell, Flora; metal name tag
Star, Emily; metal name tag
Bradley, J.D; metal name tag
Simmons, Will; metal name tag
Fairley, William; metal name tag
Dickey, Lee Morris; metal name tag
Dickey, Levi; metal name tag
Fairley, Samuel; metal name tag
Jones, Leroy; metal name tag


23 Jun 2008 :: 27 Sep 2008
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