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Gibson Cemetery
Basin, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 47' 03"N, Lon: 88° 39' 19"W
T3S R7W Section 14

Contributed by James Trussell, Dec 11, 2007, last edited Dec 13, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 133.

Take Highway 26 west out of Lucedale, Mississippi and you will cross over the Highway 63 by-pass, continue west on Highway 26 for another 2.3 miles. Here you will turn left onto Central-Basin Road and go south another 7.3 miles. The Gibson cemetery will be on your right at the top of a small hill. This is south of Basin MS about one mile on River Road.

It is surrounded by a chain link fence and was in very good condition. The cemetery is owned and maintained by family members of those buried there. There was one Spanish American War Veteran, (John Nyman), in this cemetery.

There were several unmarked graves in the cemetery which was established in 1877. There is a large Magnolia tree in the center of the cemetery. I was told by Mrs. Judy Goff that the story is that there was a Mr. Dave Gibson buried there and then the Magnolia tree planted at the head of the grave. No marker was ever placed there, but Mrs. Goff stated that they were going to place a marker there in memory of Mr. Gibson.

I walked this cemetery on Dec 10, 2007, and the information was gathered using all existing and legible headstone inscriptions and temporary grave markers.

- James Trussell
Adams, Cecile, b. 01-30-1927, d. 03-02-1928, son of Prestie & Clifton Adams
Adams, Cynthia Diane, b. 11-27-1951, d. 04-28-1987
Adams, Eugene Clifton, b. 10-18-1892, d. 07-30-1981, Pvt. US Army, WW-1
Adams, Fritzhugh Lee, b. 03-14-1884, d. 02-16-1940
Adams, Harmon, d. 10-26-1941, Pvt., 114th Am. Tn., 39th Div., Mississippi
Adams, J. E, b. 02-16-1849, d. 02-09-1908, h/o Mary E. Adams
Adams, John C, b. 03-13-1890, d. 11-05-1911
Adams, John L, b. 03-06-1936, d. 06-11-1981, "Father", h/o Willow Dean
Adams, Mary E, b. 10-11-1863, d. 09-18-1910, w/o James E. Adams
Adams, Myrtle (Bond), b. 05-24-1902, d. 02-02-1946
Adams, Prestie (Gibson), b. 07-21-1905, d. 12-08-1954, w/o Eugene clifton
Adams, Ronnie G, b. 08-30-1946, d. 03-11-2004, SP4, US Army, Vietnam
Adams, Willow Dean, b. 05-29-1933, d. 12-14-1996, "Mother", w/o John L. Adams
Bond, Barrett W, b. 08-29-1910, d. 04-19-1973, Pvt., US Army, WW-2, Mississippi
Bond, Howard E, b. 08-20-1923, d. 07-18-2002
Bond, James Leegree, b. 02-16-1934, d. 11-08-1991
Bond, Joyce Irene (Adams)(Nail), b. 08-31-1932, d. 06-21-1987, w/o Barrett
Bond, Lizzie (Mallette), b. 08-22-1901, d. 02-12-1993, "Mother"
Bond, Van McKinley, b. 07-17-1897, d. 06-08-1966, "Max"
Breland, Bob, b. 04-09-1938, d. 05-10-1942
Brown, Dossie, b. 11-01-1904, d. 10-10-1917
Brown, infant, b. 1935, d. 1935, son of Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Brown
Brown, Mamie F, b. 01-08-1907, d. 06-15-1981, w/o Robert L. Brown
Brown, Marion Bruner, b. 01-17-1910, d. 03-09-1987
Brown, Napolian, b. 1880, d. 1944
Brown, Robert L, b. 11-03-1903, d. 05-01-1979, h/o Mamie F. Brown
Brown, Robert L. (Jr.), b. 1928, d. 1928
Brown, Sabra (Goff), b. 1882, d. 1960
Cochran, George, b. 01-03-1886, d. 10-10-1956, "Father"
Cochran, Naomi, b. 04-13-1885, d. 04-11-1955, Mother
Cowart, Edith M, b. 12-28-1892, d. 06-07-1900, daughter of N.W. & S.E. Cowart
Cowart, N. W, b. 06-24-1856, d. 05-13-1893, "Medical Doctor"
Cowart, Sabra E, b. 07-12-1863, d. 02-22-1908
Daffin, Dallas Marie, b. 02-01-1976, d. 01-06-2003
Davis, Romeo, b. 05-06-1931, d. 08-02-2005, h/o Dorine A. Davis
Evans, Grace (Hallstrom), b. 1908, d. 1988
Evans, Lemeul Toomer, b. 09-17-1940, d. 01-22-1999, "L.T."
Evans, Leonard Lemuel (Jr.), b. 12-14-1905, d. 06-20-1985
Fairley, infant, no dates available, D.& L. Fairley
Foster, infant, no dates available, Mr. & Mrs. Will Foster
Gibsob, Willie (G. or C.), b. 08-30-1870, d. 12-19-1896
Gibson, Annie, b. 1868, d. 1938, "Our Mother at Rest"
Gibson, C. R, b. 1867, d. 1938, "Dear Daddy"
Gibson, Carl B, b. 12-10-1888, d. 01-05-1957, Pvt. Hq. Co., 64th Inf., 7th Div., WW-1
Gibson, Clinton, b. 10-20-1894, d. 03-13-1910, son of C.R. & A.R. Gibson
Gibson, George E, b. 04-10-1888, d. 05-30-1950, "At Rest"
Gibson, Gertie (Holifield), b. 09-11-1915, d. 01-27-1986, w/o James Shellie
Gibson, Gloria May, b. 06-18-1927, d. 08-26-2007, w/o James Cecil
Gibson, Gradie, b. 04-29-1904, d. 07-10-1904, son of Missouri and Louie Gibson
Gibson, infant, d. 1898, C.R. & A.R. Gibson
Gibson, infant, d. 1922, G.E. & S.A. Gibson
Gibson, James Cecil, b. 03-10-1934, d. 09-12-2000, h/o Gloria May
Gibson, James S, b. 10-20-1892, d. 04-14-1967
Gibson, James Shellie, b. 12-28-1913, d. 11-10-1974, h/o Gertie
Gibson, James Walter, b. 03-26-1875, d. 04-17-1952
Gibson, John Clyde, b. 10-14-1892, d. 03-28-1926
Gibson, John Edgar, b. 05-20-1873, d. 03-??-1908
Gibson, John T, b. 05-29-1832, d. 06-26-1893
Gibson, John William, b. 04-28-1908, d. 11-11-1989, h/o Rhoda
Gibson, M. Grady, dates unreadable, "At Rest"
Gibson, Martha O, b. 10-17-1892, d. 07-10-1976
Gibson, Mary A, b. 09-19-1839, d. 02-10-1906, "Our Mother"
Gibson, Missouri (Eubanks), b. 10-27-1881, d. 02-14-1963, w/o Peter Louie
Gibson, Mr. Dave, no dates available, buried at the foot of the Magnolia tree, per Judy Goff
Gibson, Nannie Mae, b.04-16-1907, d.02-10-1915, daughter of Missouri & Louie Gibson
Gibson, Peter Louie, b. 11-19-1876, d. 09-21-1942, h/o Missouri
Gibson, Rhoda (Dann)(Black), b. 07-31-1908, d. 09-24-1991, w/o John
Gibson, Ruby, no other information available
Goff, Alice (Horst), b. 05-30-1928, d. 12-28-1996, w/o John Nollie
Goff, Elsa Mae, b. 05-27-1926, d. 11-26-1932
Goff, Emma, b. 02-10-1889, d. 06-03-1915
Goff, Griffin, b. 01-26-1885, d. 12-14-1917
Goff, J. Bruner, b. 08-24-1861, d. 03-09-1944
Goff, Mary M, b. 12-20-1862, d. 03-15-1935
Goff, Noll Wyatt, b. 10-26-1892, d. 01-28-1961, h/o Ora Goff
Goff, Ora (Saucier), b. 11-03-1899, d. 08-10-1988, w/o Noll Goff
Griffin, Ivon U, b. 12-25-1898, d. 10-24-1964
Griffin, Velma, b. 10-24-1895, d. 03-05-1973
Hallstrom, Edward, no dates available
Hallstrom, Fannie, no dates available, "Daughter’
Hallstrom, Ida, no dates available
Hallstrom, Minnie, no dates available
Hallstrom, Mrs. Fannie, no dates available, w/o Oscar
Hallstron, infant, no dates available
Hallstron, Oscar (Sr.), no dates available, h/o Mrs. Fannie
Harvison, Bobby D, b. 11-08-1932, d. 10-28-1986, Pfc., US Army, Korea
Harvison, Hazel (Sumrall), b. 10-28-1915, d. 12-18-1973, w/o William L. Harvison
Harvison, infant, no dates available
Harvison, William L, b. 06-19-1907, d. 02-26-1983
Helvestion, Annie W, d. 05-12-1880, wife of J.S. Helvestion, 31 years old
Helvestion, Godfrey, b. 02-06-1816, d. 10-26-1893
Helvestion, Mary C, d. 03-??-1877, daughter of J.S. & A.W. Helvestion, "Oldest marked grave in this cemetery"
Helvestion, Mary V, b. 05-12-1876, d. 07-08-1902
Helvestion, Sarah, b. 04-19-1820, d. 12-25-1894
Holifield, Claborn George, b. 08-22-1913, d. 07-09-2000, h/o Melba
Holifield, Melba (Gibson), b. 12-08-1916, d. 09-18-2006, w/o Claborn
Jenkins, Francis M, b. 04-11-1941, d. 08-05-1997, Pfc., US Army, Vietnam
Jenkins, Lavonia, b. 08-19-1908, d. 10-27-1991, "Mother"
Jenkins, Walthall, b. 03-12-1909, d. 04-20-1971, "Father"
Lyles, Billy Allen (Sr.), b. 11-29-1935, d. 03-19-2004, h/o Zula
Mixon, infant, d. 10-01-1987, "Baby Girl"
Moore, George H, b. 1924, d. 1939, B.S. of A., "Tooty"
Nyman, Addie Ruth, b. 09-28-1913, d. 05-05-2007
Nyman, Andrew (Sr.), b. 1851, d. 1932
Nyman, Andrew Leroy, b. 08-19-1908, d. 12-09-1974
Nyman, Callie (Gibson), b. 08-01-1880, d. 04-26-1972
Nyman, Donis D, b. 07-05-1916, d. 05-12-1984, Tec5, US Army, WW-2
Nyman, Gustaf, b. 11-04-1884, d. 06-21-1962
Nyman, John Lloyd, b. 07-02-1906, d. 01-02-2001, h/o Ora
Nyman, John, b. 11-11-1878, d. 03-24-1967, Pvt., Co. "D", 1st Regt. Mississippi Inf., Spanish American War
Nyman, Mabel, b. 05-01-1919, d. 09-07-2004
Nyman, Maria, b. 1850, d. 1932
Nyman, Ora (Day), b. 09-28-1906, d. 10-09-1992, w/o John Lloyd
Nyman, Robert Freddie, b. 08-17-1910, d. 01-05-1914
Olsen, Clara E, b. 06-06-1937, d. 10-09-2001, "Toddie"
Parker, Eran, b. 02-16-1855, d. 04-25-1934, "Mother’
Parker, Ila Ruth, b. 08-13-1927, d. 08-01-1978
Parker, infant, no dates available, "Baby"
Parker, Jesse, b. 12-27-1845, d. 11-18-1926
Parker, Joseph N, b. 04-04-1854, d. 10-31-1898, som of J. & E. Parker
Parker, Marven, b. 10-15-1890, d. 11-09-1898, J. & E. Parker
Parker, Mr. Pet, b. 08-03-1882, d. 07-28-1968
Parker, Mrs. Pet, b. 04-30-1892, d. 12-17-1958, "Mother"
Parker, Neely, b. 1915, d. 1919, son of Mr./Mrs. P.P. Parker
Parker, Percy E, b. 04-27-1921, d. 06-19-2005, "Son", "Beloved Husband"
Parnell, Juston M, b. 10-16-1925, d. 04-03-2006, S1, US Navy, WW-2
Plante, Rachel Alane, d. 08-11-1996
Ranagar, Elizabeth, b. 09-24-1830, d. 09-24-1889
Schultz, Bettye R. (Brown), b. 10-16-1933, d. 12-28-1986
Sistrunk, P. H, b. 08-11-1921, d. 05-27-1990, Pvt. US Army, WW-2
Townsend, J. W, b. 08-16-1844, d. 07-16-1919
Townsend, Lulu D, b. 09-10-1866, d. 12-27-1944
West, David L. (Jr.), b. 09-22-1928, d. 12-20-1989, h/o Doris O.

 

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