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Rocky Creek Cemetery
Lucedale, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 56' 45"N, Lon: 88° 31' 11"W

Contributed by James Trussell, Aug 20, 2007, last edited Nov 23, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 1,336.

Leaving Lucedale Mississippi on Highway 198 East toward Mobile, Alabama, you will travel approximately 4 miles. Here you will come to the intersection with Highway 98 by-pass and highway 198. You will go straight across the by-pass on the road that runs beside the Rocky Creek Inn. This is Rocky Creek Road and you now will go 1.7 miles and the cemetery will be on your right.

Cemetery upkeep is done by a private individual and his family (3 days of mowing and trimming). The cemetery is supported by Rocky Creek Church as well as other area churches and through donations. The cemetery was first measured off by Jimmy Trussell (Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church member) and Marshall Stevens, then divided into 72 sections measuring approximately 60 feet by 60 feet square.

Rocky Creek Baptist Church is at present having section markers fabricated to mark all sections. These will be placed in the cemetery at a later date to provide an easier way to locate loved ones in the cemetery.

The oldest marked grave in this cemetery is that of a Lewis Adams who passed away on Nov 03, 1860, however, there are numerous unmarked graves in this cemetery that may have dated earlier. There are two original “lightered” grave markers left in the older part of the cemetery, Marshall Stevens told me he remembered in years past when there were still quite a few of these markers in this cemetery. It is hoped these will be preserved for future generations to see, or they will be like a lot of the unmarked graves, something or someone forgotten.

As of the time the cemetery was walked and recorded there were 103 marked Veteran graves. Anyone who has information on any veteran not marked as such, please, contact me. They need to be remembered for their service and dedication to our country.

The walk of the cemetery was started in early June 2007 by Jimmy Trussell and Marshall Stevens. Jimmy was called away on a job and the walk was completed by Marshall Stevens, Tommy Howell, Randolph Eubanks, Bobby Hamilton, Caleb Barker and Conner Davis. This survey contains all listings for graves through Aug 08, 2007, any newer burials will be added as information comes available to me.

- James Trussell

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