OLD MT. ZION CEMETERY

Transcribed by Jacqueline Lewis & Jack Pickens
May 17, 2002

Old Mt. Zion Methodist Church
Founded by Henry Whitfield
Hwy 8 Aberdeen, MS
Closed about 1959

Most people in cemetery are descendants of Henry Whitfield (Blanchard, Shaw, Willis, Davis, Walker).

The cemetery is private property and the overseer, a distant cousin of mine, does not like anyone to come there. However, he was very nice and let Jack and I go out to the old cemetery. He stated several of the older gravestones were broken and plowed under. I have photos of those remaining.

Last Name First Name Born Died Inscriptions
Blanchard Jr. Elbert July 3, 1953 August 5, 1980 Asleep in Jesus
Blanchard Eular Dec 15, 1905 Sept. 25, 1987  
Blanchard Natisha 1999 1999  
Blanchard Walter Feb 15, 1904 Oct 26, 1982  
Davis Elbert W. Jan 17, 1888 Apr 27, 1987 PVT US Army World War I
Davis Mattie Sue 1889 1969  
Shaw Elijah Nov 29, 1917 Feb 17, 1975  
Smith Lillie 1895 1963  
Tollie W. M. Brown Dec. 9, 1886 Jul 15, 1947 St Rest Lodge #5 (Masonic)
Walker Eular Jane July 4, 1935 Dec 24, 2000  
Whitfield Callie Jan 16, 1880 July 26, 1961  
Whitfield Henry 1834 1914 Gone But Not Forgotten/Lodge 1976/GUO OF OFF (Masonic)
Willis Margie, Mrs. April 15, 1910 June 20, 1992  

 


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