Blocker Cemetery
Est. 1847
Blocker Street, Olive Branch MS

Partial transcription by Teresa Randall Bransby


Milton Blocker was among the first settlers to move into the indian lands that became Desoto County. He settled in the eastern part of the county and the community that was formed became known as Olive Branch. Milton and his brother-in-law, Stephen Flinn purchased two sections of land from an Indian in 1836. The Blocker Cemetery is located on lands that were donated by Milton Blocker as is the sites of the Olive Branch Methodist and Baptist Churches. Located in the city of Olive Branch, East of the High School on Blocker Road.



Acree, Sr., Frank L., Oct 20, 1918 - Jan 12, 1999
Acree, Nellie Mae, Apr 28, 1923 - __________

Andrews, Barbara Jean, Mar 20, 1948 - Mar 13, 2002
Andrew, Jimmy Neal, Jan 27, 1939 - __________

Archer, Alex Douglas, 2005, "Our Baby"

Atkin, Clara M., Mar 22, 1917 - July 24, 1990

Bailey, Austin J., Apr 20, 1941 - __________, married Sept 2, 1956
Bailey, Rutha A., Sept 12, 1942 - Oct 26, 1997

Bailey, James, Dec 30, 1940 - Jun 7, 2000, US Coast Guard

Bailey, James Edwin, Dec 30, 1940 - Jun 7, 2000
Bailey, Lorene Greer, Oct 9, 1946 - ___________

Barfield, Mary Etta Black, Dec 12, 1917 - Nov 6, 2004
Barfield, Robert B., Oct 13, 1917 - Apr 6, 1998

Barry, Jr., Autry, July 29, 1923 - Mar 29, 1998
Barry, Gloria W., Dec 25, 1928 - Oct 21, 2001

Bastnagel, Charles Erwin, Aug 6, 1942 - Dec 18, 2002
Bastnagel, Jennifer Kay, July 23, 1944 - __________

Beckham, Betty J., 1944 - ____, married Aug 4, 1985
Beckham, Holbert J., 1931 - 1997

Beilstein, Jr., Donald R., Oct 5, 1981 - Nov 1, 1997

Bell, Charles H., 1930 - 2000, married Dec 31, 1966
Bell, Joyce M., 1942 - ____

Bethune, Hoyle Ray, Dec 2, 1935 - July 3, 2004, Pvt US Army Korea

Bittenbender, Rita A., Dec 17, 1917 - Oct 22, 2001

Blackwell, Jr., George William, Sept 15, 1966 - July 29, 2002

Blocker, Milton, Nov 30, 1806 - Feb 15, 1848, "In Memory of."

Blocker, Frances, w/o Milton Blocker, Apr 13, 1809 - July 3, 1885

Blocker, Shemuel M., s/o W. & F. Blocker, Dec 9, 1843 - Aug 25, 1852

Blocker, Milton, Oct 31, 1847 - May 16, 1931
Blocker, Lillian Maglin, Jan 3, 1855 - Dec 19, 1915

Blocker, Milton S., Sept 29, 1879 - Jan 19, 1952
Blocker, Brooks S., Mar 22, 1877 - Aug 15, 1968

Blocker, Frank N., Miss Pvt 1GL 49 Field Arty 17 Div, May 14, 1939

Boldreghini, Joseph B. "Joey", Jan 27, 1972 - May 5, 1999

Boldreghini, Laura Jane Flinn, Apr 25,1954 - Nov 17, 1996

Boone, Sheila T., Aug 10, 1949 - May 5, 2004

Bowe, Agnes Bailey, 1903 - 1991 (Brantley Funeral Home marker)

Bowe, Richmond Bruce, Jan 17, 1870 - Jan 23, 1938
Bowe, Rachel Flinn, Nov 5, 1880 - Aug 2, 1961
(inscribed) Their children: Robert Bruce, Emmye Elizabeth, Agnes Bailey, Edward Carmack, Richmond Stuart, Mattyle

Bowe, Robert Bruce, s/o R.B. & Rachel Bowe, Nov 21, 1899 - Jun 2, 1902

Bowl, Malabeth, d/o W.M. & Bessie O. Bowl, Sept 9, 1906 - Aug 13, 1919

Brower, Alvin Leon, s/o W.A. & Lucy Brower, Sept 7, 1911 - Mar 22, 1912

Brower, Edward Jessie, Jun 20, 1916 - July 30, 1918

Brower, Ernest, s/o W.A. & Lucy Brower, Oct 8, 1901 - July 2, 1903

Brower, William A., Dec 11, 1870 - Jan 10, 1953
Brower, Lucy Payne, Nov 17, 1879 - Feb 18, 1955

Burnett, Leslie Wayne, son of William and Beulah. (If there are any dates on the tombstone, they are still underground.) Leslie is buried next to the DuBoise family plot.

Four-sided obelisk, inscribed on each side:
Carroll, Abner W., July 20, 1854 - Aug 27, 1888
Carroll, Lucy Mc., Sept 26, 1856 - Nov 18, 1887 Carroll, Herbert P., s/o Abner & Lucy Mc. Carroll, Aug 20, 1882 - Sept 28, 1900
Infant of Abner & Lucy Mc. Carroll

Carroll, Addie Lou, Dec 26, 1926 - July 3, 1929
Carroll, Doris, Mar 24, 1923 - Jun 26, 1929

Carroll, Cynthia Marie, May 31, 1961 - Sept 4, 2005 (Pate-Jones Funeral Home marker only)

Carroll, Frederick, Miss Pvt US Marine Corps WWI, Nov 6, 1896 - Nov 3, 1965

Carroll, Jonathan "Curtis", Nov 2, 1956 - Dec 4, 1999 "Schlafen Sie Gut"

Carroll, Myra F., 1896 - 1998 (Brantley Funeral Home marker)

Casey, Hazel J. "Sister", Aug 28, 1920 - Mar 8, 2000

Note: between this single headstone of Hazel J. Casey and the double headstone of William E. & Helen B. Kee is a small flat stone inscribed: "Kee - Casey"

Cockrell, Jane, (no dates)
Cockrell, Willie Casey, Oct 5, 1936 - Dec 3, 1998

Cockrell, Sr., Norman Ben, Aug 17, 1942 - Apr 27, 2004

Cratin, Frank E., Mar 26, 1912 - May 9, 1969
Cratin, Louise Warren, Aug 17, 1909 - _________ (not inscribed)

Cratin, Kaye, Apr 9, 1940 - Apr 11, 1940

Crowe, Dr. William L., May 10, 1943 - Mar 8, 2003

Crum, Marie A., Feb 15, 1943 - Sept 15, 1996, married Dec 20, 1961
Crum, Roger D., Dec 23, 1944 - ___________

Darling, Lester Ray, July 21, 1931 - Nov 16, 1996 "Loving Father"

Daughtry, Edward Alfred "Squirrel", Nov 21, 1955 - Nov 8, 2004

Dickerson, Larry D., Jun 14, 1956 - _________
Dickerson, Lyne P., Nov 7, 1949 - July 1, 2001

Dixon, Ruby S., 1921 - 2000 (Brantley Funeral Home marker)

DuBoise, Elder Jacob J., 09 Jan 1817-28 Apr 1878 (Jacob was a member of the State Line Methodist Church from 1866 until his death)

DuBoise, James J., h/o Mary, Aug 31, 1847 - Oct 24, 1903

DuBoise, Jesse A., s/o James J. & Mary P. DuBoise, Aug 21, 1871 - Mar 15, 1891

DuBoise, Lucinda Bruton, w/o J.J. DuBoise, July 12, 1818 - Jan 19, 1873

DuBoise, Mary P., Mar 10, 1848 - Aug 27, 1907

DuBoise, Minnie L., d/o James J. & Mary P. DuBoise, 1878 - 1927

Everett, Jonese N., Jan 15, 1941 - Feb 15, 2004

Finger, Faye, Sept 2, 1939 - July 6, 2005

Fletcher, Owen R., Sept 29, 1934 - May 5, 2000
Fletcher, Roberta L., Oct 10, 1935 - ___________

Flinn, A. W., Mar 26, 1819 - ???? (broken stone)

Flinn, B. B., July 5, 1850 - Oct 15, 1921

Flinn, Baby Boy, Oct 1947

Flinn, Cora Owings, Jan 26, 1867 - Apr 20, 1949

Flinn, Dora Dodson, w/o B.B. Flinn, Sept 29, 1857 - July 13, 1937

Flinn, Edgar Overton, Mar 22, 1894 - Nov 12, 1953

Flinn, Eleanor Bailey, w/o G.L. Flinn, May 25, 1861 - Sept 7, 1907

Flinn, George Louis, Aug 29, 1858 - Feb 22, 1922

Flinn, J. M., Nov 14, 1847 - Apr 7, 1923 "Our Brother" (Mason marker)

Flinn, Laeta D., Nov 5, 1860 - Dec 23, 1947

Flinn, Malachi W., 1873 - 1939
Flinn, Lula O., 1874 - 1966

Flinn, Margaret, d/o M.W. & L.J. Flinn, Aug 29, 1908 - Nov 19, 1910

Flinn, Martha A., w/o A.W. Flinn, Feb 9, 1814 - Sept 21, 1877

Flinn, Mattie L., w/o R.W. Flinn, May 2, 1837 - Nov 3, 1897

Flinn, Miriam E., d/o J.B. & E.C. Perkins, w/o P.W. Flinn, June 27, 1886 - Jun 13, 1911
Perkins, Lansing S., s/o J.B. & E.C. Perkins, Oct 24, 1884 - Mar 4, 1918

Flinn, Nancy Bledsoe, w/o R.S. Flinn, Jun 30, 1830 - Apr 25, 1902

Flinn, Ophelia, d/o M.W. & Lula Flinn, Feb 13, 1907 - May 2, 1909

Flinn, Ophelia M., w/o Stephen Flinn, Jan 20, 1850 - Jan 28, 1902

Flinn, R. S., Mar 23, 1823 - Jun 26, 1898

Flinn, R. W., Jun 13, 1854 - Feb 4, 1921

Flinn, Rilla Mai, d/o G.L. & Nora Flinn, July 17, 1880 - July 20, 1904

Flinn, Sallie A., w/o T.J. Flinn, Jan 4, 1846 - Jun 30, 1909

Flinn, Stephen, Aug 7, 1845 - Jan 14, 1911

Flinn, T. I., Jun 6, 1875 - Aug 15, 1910

Flinn, T. J., Nov 21, 1837 - Oct 15, 1910

Funderburk, Fleet Flinn, 1871 - 1935
Funderburk, June C., 1871 - 1938

Hale, Barbara Love, Sept 15, 1939 - ________, married June 11, 1957
Hale, John Thomas "J.T.", May 2, 1926 - Aug 7, 2000

Hardy, Fannie Webb, Dec 2, 1873 - Jun 8, 1937

Hardy, Robert M., May 24, 1875 - Feb 2, 1940

Henley, Alton S., Miss Tec 5 HW Co 422 Inf WWII BSM, Feb 21, 1906 - May 7, 1962
Henley, Louise Wallace, July 29, 1905 - Apr 28, 1994

Henley Family Plot: (5 headstones)
Henley, Charles Andrew, Mar 12, 1866 - Oct 21, 1941
Henley, Emma Moody, Jun 18, 1864 - Nov 19, 1955
Henley, Light, Jun 15, 1888 - Jan 23, 1962
Henley, Chas. L., s/o C.A. & E.F. Henley, Feb 26, 1900 - Dec 15, 1901
Henley, W. E., s/o C.A. & E.F. Henley, July 17, 1889 - Feb 20, 1898

Henley, Moody, Aug 28, 1898 - Jun 12, 1986
Henley, Nell, July 3, 1900 - Mar 6, 1980

Hill, Deborah Ann, 1963 - 2005 (Brantley Funeral Home marker only)

Hinton, Jimmie M., May 26, 1932 - __________
Hinton, Troy "Rock", Dec 26, 1929 - __________

Holloway, Barbara Anne, Mar 12, 1950 - Jan 10, 2003

Johnson, Mae Stewart, Nov 3, 1921 - Jun 21, 2002

Kee, William E. "Gene", Aug 3, 1928 - May 1, 2000
Kee, Helen Blanche, Jan 13, 1930 - _________
Note: between this double headstone of William E. & Helen B. Kee and the single headstone of Hazel J. Casey is a small flat stone inscribed: "Kee - Casey"

Keeling, Sr., Paul C., Mar 23, 1920 - Jun 15, 2002 "Loving Parents & Grandparents"
Keeling, Thelma, Jan 15, 1917 - _________

Lacy, Judy D., Sept 5, 1958 - Apr 3, 2003

Landreth, Daurice, 1929 - 2005 (Brantley Funeral Home marker only)

Lee, Everett E., Sept 28, 1926 - Dec 10, 2004, Pvt US Army WWII

Triple Headstone:
Limburg, Jason A., July 20, 1976 - Aug 30, 1997 (photo) "Our Loving Son"
Limburg, Kenneth W., Jan 30, 1949 - ____________
Limburg, Redia C., Apr 11, 1950 - ____________

Lowrey, Bill Green, May 25, 1862 - Sept 2, 1947, born Miss, US Rep from Miss 1921-29

Maples, Anna E., Feb 14, 1869 - Aug 18, 1941
Maples, Dr. C. L., Sept 11, 1866 - July 17, 1927 (WOW marker)

Maples, James Marshal, Jun 17, 1862 - May 6, 1893

Maples, Mary Ann, May 15, 1834 - May 14, 1917 "Our Mother"

Marshall, Pruitt Brock, 2005 - 2005 (Brantley Funeral Home marker only)

Triple Headstone:
"The Martin Family"
Martin, Emogene H. "Weedy", Feb 7, 1929 - July 31, 1999
Martin, William F., Aug 28, 1929 - ____________ "USAF Retired"
"And daughter", Debra M. I. Ramsey, Nov 24, 1951 - __________, RDCS, RCS

Massey, Kenneth Manes, July 18, 1924 - Oct 4, 1924

Massey, Lawrence L., 1892 - 1975
Massey, Olive O., 1896 - 1965

McBride, William F., Mar 1, 1939 - __________
McBride, Betty L., Apr 18, 1937 - Mar 24, 2001

Triple Headstone: (2 stones are not inscribed)
McCullar, Cathrine Manley, Nov 14, 1956 - July 4, 2001, married Aug 11, 1979 (photo)
Inscribed on back: "children Russell and William"
Bench at foot of grave inscribed: "Dr. Katie" and "MSCW-MUW"
(MSCW: Miss. College for Women MUW: Miss. University for Women)

McGee, Barbara Baldwin, Jan 20, 1952 - Nov 28, 2000

McGehee, G. L., Feb 15, 1855 - Apr 16, 1913 (WOW)

McGehee, Laura A. Bailey, w/o G.L. McGehee, Aug 30, 1859 - Apr 26, 1928

McIntosh, W. S. "Pat", Sept 1, 1916 - Apr 4, 2002
McIntosh, Margaret W., Apr 15, 1925 - July 18, 2002

Minton, Virginia, Mar 20, 1920 - Dec 13, 1996

Moore, A. D. "Bunk", July 8, 1917 - Mar 7, 1998, married Nov 25, 1946
Florence I. Burnett Moore, Mar 18, 1920 - Mar 22, 1996

Moore, Jeanette Singleton, Feb 12, 1938 - Feb 14, 1999

Moore, Larry, 1928 - 2005 (Brantley Funeral Home marker only)

Nabers, Alise Brower, Sept 29, 1913 - Aug 4, 1995

Neal, Fred Lafayette, 1942 - 2002 (Hernando Funeral Home marker only)

Nelms, Alyene, July 2, 1927 - ___________
Nelms, Lester V., Dec 26, 1926 - Oct 15, 1998

Newman, Catherine Robertson, Nov 8, 1955 - Dec 5, 2000

Nichols, Earl Orville, May 18, 1929 - July 12, 2002, married Oct 2, 1951
Nichols, Margaret Henley, Mar 23, 1931 - ___________

Owens, Matthew J. "Booger", Jan 9, 1981 - May 6, 2002 (photo)
Flat footstone inscribed: "Friends Forever Robert - Booger - Wesley"

Payne, Allie Bowe, Aug 2, 1879 - Oct 28, 1949
Payne, Milton B., Aug 20, 1875 - Mar 28, 1960

Payne, E. J., Dec 14, 1854 - Jun 2, 1924 "Father"
Payne, Eleazar, Mar 15, 1856 - July 31, 1930 "Mother"

Payne, Edwin, Apr 8, 1828 - Oct 9, 1865

Payne, Frances E., d/o E.A. & M.J. Payne, June 31, 185? - ???? (stone partial buried)

Payne, Lillian May, d/o E.J. & E., Feb 6, 1882 - July 24, 1898

Payne, Lindsey J., 1895 - 1947
Payne, Anice S., 1898 - 1981

Payne, Martha J., w/o Edwin Payne, Apr 20, 1832 - Mar 5, 1905

Payne, Natalee, d/o M.R. & A.B. Payne, July 5, 1911 - Jun 8, 1914

Payne, Raphe, July 11, 1884 - Feb 28, 1887

Payne, Robert Alexander, s/o E.J. & E.R. Payne, h/o Jamie S. Payne, Mar 27, 1881 - Oct 14, 1912

Pepera, Yolanda Majovas, Sept 1, 1918 - July 19, 1997

Perry, A. C., Sept 4, 1834 - Oct 13, 1924 "Father"
Perry, Martha Rebecca, Nov 28, 1849 - __________ "Mother"

Perry, Bill Mason, Oct 28, 1927 - __________
Perry, Hulene Ferguson, June 30, 1925 - __________

Perry, Joe, 1883 - 1969
Perry, Sallie, 1883 - 1905

Perry, Michael Wayne, Feb 9, 1961 - Jun 11, 2002

Perry, Morgan, 1886 - 1958
Perry, Robbie D., 1895 - 1941

Perry, O. H., Oct 12, 1868 - Jan 29, 1915

Phillips, Clay, 1894 - 1932
Phillips, Clara, 1895 - 1975

Potts, Lane Ray, July 30, 2003 - July 30, 2003
Prather, Joel Jeff, May 30, 1928 - Aug 24, 2000, US Army Korea

Prather, Joel Jeffers, May 30, 1928 - Aug 24, 2000 "Daddy"
Prather, Pamela J., Dec 12, 1957 - __________ "Mother"

Riles, Jr., James Edwin, 1955 - 2005 (Brantley Funeral Home marker only)

Riles, Joseph Flay "Joey", Nov 5, 1956 - Apr 2, 2002

Roberts, Victor G., Jun 7, 1925 - July 7, 2001

Robinson, Jack L., July 9, 1926 - Apr 1, 2000, MOMM3 US Navy WWII

Robinson, Jack, July 9, 1926 - Sept 1, 2000
Robinson, Ruth, Sept 9, 1921 - _________

Ross, Bobbie Stalyon, June 16, 1936 - ________
Ross, Lawrence Beverly, Oct 18, 1928 - Nov 9, 1996

Shackelford, Marvin H., Sept 13, 1935 - May 31, 1998
Shackelford, Ruby E., Apr 28, 1936 - ___________

Shamblin, Keith Edward, Sept 14, 1979 - Oct 2, 2000

Shugars, John Robert, July 22, 1964 - Nov 30, 2002, US Army

Shugars, John Robert "Butch", July 22, 1964 - Nov 30, 2002, married May 13, 1995
Shugars, Sheila Marie "Mama", Apr 28, 1961 - ___________

Sisk, Charles Edward, Dec 28, 1938 - Aug 13, 2004
Sisk, Patsy Ruth, Apr 19, 1940 - __________
Inscribed on back: "Our children Karen & David"

Sloan, Carrie Flinn, d/o J.T. & S.W. Sloan, Oct 13, 1872 - Sept 29, 1876

Sloan, J. T., MD, _____? - 1843 (broken stone)

Sloan, John T., 1843 - 1938
Sloan, Sallie F., 1853 - 1942

Smith, Christina Renee, Sept 28, 1967 - Feb 18, 1999 "Jessica's Mom"

Stacks, Bill, Dec 10, 1940 - Dec 18, 1997

Stacks, Casey, Aug 28, 1913 - Dec 9, 1999

Steckbauer, Katelyn Ann, Mar 9, 2000 - Feb 17, 2004

Stevenson, Bobby G., Nov 19, 1935 - Sept 1, 1996
Stevenson, Bettie R., Mar 11, 1936 - __________

Strickland, Hattie E., May 24, 1900 - Jun 29, 1968

Swinney, Rev. Millard L., May 11, 1920 - _________
Swinney, Minnie Volena, May 9, 1922 - Jan 12, 2005

Tatum, Jackie Lee, Nov 3, 1942 - Jan 12, 2005, married Aug 12, 1968
Tatum, Patty Trusty, Aug 3, 1948 - __________

Toole, Gloria J., Jun 22, 1947 - Oct 18, 1998
Toole, Thomas E., Oct 27, 1846 - _________

Vance, Larry D., Dec 9, 1937 - Aug 29, 1998 "Ret. Capt. of O.B.P.D."

Walker, Juanita, Oct 3, 1922 - Aug 2, 2002

Wallace, Barbara A., Feb 4, 1940 - ___________, married July 21, 1955
Wallace, James H., Mar 31, 1937 - Jan 25, 2004

Warren, William M., 1869 - 1951
Warren, Lydia B., 1872 - 1954

Watson, Paul C., May 5, 1964 - May 8, 2004
Watson, Kenneth L., Dec 29, 1951 - Dec 16, 1998

Wesson, B. F., Feb 19, 1851 - ???, ??, 1887 (partial buried)

White, Richard Sloan, 1978 - 2004

Wilkerson, Albert A., Apr 13, 1931 - Jan 30, 2001 "Daddy"
Wilkerson, Joan, Jan 31, 1942 - __________ "Mama"

Williams, Fannie T., w/o D.R. Williams, Aug 19, 1889 - Jun 11, 1911

Williams, Ruth Ann, Jan 20, 1946 - __________
Williams, Stuart Lee, Aug 2, 1939 - Dec 11, 2004

Wood, Alice, Mar 4, 1858 - Jan 9, 1941

Wood, Mr. E. L., Sept 25, 1847 - Jun 15, 1918

Young, Elmer Leslie, Jan 1, 1920 - Nov 25, 2003, married Oct 21, 1939
Young, Lurlene Reed, Oct 14, 1923 - __________

Youngblood, William Dean, Jan 3, 1953 - Sept 26, 2004
Youngblood, Marla Susan, Nov 3, 1958 - ___________


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