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Evans Cemetery
Lucedale, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 54' 43"N, Lon: 88° 33' 31"W
T1S R7W Sec 35

Contributed by James Trussell, Feb 28, 2007, last edited Mar 26, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 28.

From Lucedale MS, travel east on highway 198. Approximately 2.0 miles there will be an intersection of highway 63 North and Evanston Road. Turn right onto Evanston road and go south 1 mile, you will see a small grass covered road on the right. Turn in there and the cemetery is directly ahead of you.

This cemetery is sometimes called the Croom Cemetery. It was established in the late 1800s, with the first burial being that of Tyra J Evans, who died Jan 18, 1897.

The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence, however there is considerable damage to several stones attributed to vandals and there are several unmarked graves. There is one marked veteran grave in this cemetery.

I walked this cemetery on Feb 26, 2007, and the information was gathered using all existing and legible headstone and marker inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Baxter, Henry, b. 10-03-1878, d. 07-11-1936
Cowart, Helen, b. 08-13-1899, d. 12-05-1979
Cowart, Jane (Evans), b. 02-01-1875, d. 08-23-1959
Cowart, Walter S, b. 12-09-1869, d. 10-28-1929, Modern Woodman of the World Memorial
Croom, Audry Ann, b. 03-13-1936, d. 03-08-1953
Croom, Audry Clifton, b. 10-18-1905, d. 01-26-1983
Croom, Belle E, b. 02-13-1884, d. 05-29-1979
Croom, Ella (Parker), b. 01-12-1880, d. 03-04-1955
Croom, Florence, b. 12-11-1879, d. 07-27-1913
Croom, Hazel H, b. 05-21-1909, d. 02-08-1963
Croom, infant girl, b. 08-10-1919, d. 08-10-1919, daughter of J.A. & Ella P. Croom
Croom, infant, b. 07-12-1913, d. 07-12-1913, J.A. & Florence Croom
Croom, James A, b. 1866, d. 1934
Croom, Laura Lois, b. 07-29-1904, d. 07-06-1906, J.A. & Florence Croom
Evans, Albert, b. 07-03-1887, d. 06-15-1947
Evans, Julia, b. 09-25-1871, d. 09-02-1912
Evans, Laura, b. 03-08-1852, d. 05-04-1930
Evans, Tyra J, b. 03-18-1844, d. 01-18-1897, “oldest marked grave in this cemetery”
Evans, W. M, b. 11-04-1887, d. 01-16-1919
Evans, Wesley, b. 09-18-1873, d. 04-14-1954
Foster, Cora (Evans), b. 08-18-1894, d. 08-25-1987
Frye, Daniel, b. 07-24-1836, d. 10-29-1919
Frye, Winnie Jane, b. 07-09-1841, d. 10-15-1916
Johnston, Inez Adele, b. 12-12-1888, d. 10-30-1977
Johnston, Thomas P, b. 08-21-1913, d. 08-30-1968, Sgt 339 Sta Com SQ AF Korea
Johnston, Thomas Perrin, b. 04-09-1866, d. 03-07-1925
Karnes, Dorothy P, b. 03-07-1922, d. 04-22-1981
Thomas, Willie, 02-13-1908, d. 03-24-1911, daughter of W.E. & Sarah E. Thomas

 

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