Attala County, Mississippi

            


Brister Cemetery
Hesterville / Rockport
Attala County, Mississippi



From Highway 35, north of Kosciusko at Hesterville, turn west on Highway 440 for one and one-half miles. Cemetery is on the right (north) side of Hwy 440.
Listing begins on south end of western-most row of markers and proceeds east by rows.
Copied by Jane Kyzer Blackmon and Jimmy McBride, September, 2003.





RAY, Nancy Rogers, Sept 8, 1927 - Dec 13, 1983
RAY, John Otha, Sept 1, 1935 - June 9, 1973, Mississippi TSGT U S Air Force Vietnam
RAY, James B., Apr 23, 1857 - Sept 3, 1919
RAY, Emma Rook, Feb 25, 1861 - Jun 24, 1958
RAY, John L., Jan 7, 1887 - May 24, 1913, Son of J.B. & Emma Ray
RAY, J. Herman, - Mar 2, 1885 - May 17, 1978  *
RAY, Alleyne T., Feb 7, 1895 - Feb 9, 1984  *
RAY, Infant dau of Herman and Allyne Ray, B & D July 25, 1918
WOOLSEY, Dock, Jul 21, 1911 - Jun 2, 1965, Tec4 HQ Co 87 Infantry WWII
TULLOS, Emmett A. 1890 - 1948  *
TULLOS, Georgia Ola, 1886 - inc  *
HAND, J. R., Feb 6, 1859 - Nov 13, 1925
HAND, Mrs Ella K., Oct 30, 1862 - Jan 19, 1920
HAND, Bernice Ray, Feb 21, 1906 - Oct 25, 1911
HAND, A. Trotter, Apr 28, 1897 - Mar 14, 1900, Son of J.R. & E.K. Hand
HAND, Effie, Mar 12, 1890 - Sept 21, 1890, dau of J.R. & E.K. Hand
HAND, Henry Odell, Jun 27, 1904 - Jul 2, 1904
MILLER, Oran, 1899 - 1989  *
MILLER, Lois, 1905 - 1999  *
CADIEU, Clyde Carlton, Jr., Sept 13, 1928 - Sept 10, 1990
DODD, John B., 1842 - 1900, Pvt Co E 12 Reg Miss Cav CSA
Sandstone grave marker
OAKES, Saudie C., Dec 5 1879 - Apr 15, 1940
OAKES, W. Tom, Feb 17, 1867 - Mar 19, 1940
OAKES, Walter Thomas, Feb 13, 1917 - Apr 1, 1996
OAKES, Kerr B., Jun 15, 1898 - Oct 7, 1935
OAKES, Nannie M., Aug 30, 1868 - Aug 29, 1909
McAFEE, Mary Malinda McAfee, May 6, 1830 - Feb 18, 1917 Wife of K. Boyce Miller
MILLER, Robert, M., 1852 - 1940, Father
Five sandstone markers
MILLER, no dates, Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. T. M. Miller
OAKES, Carrie Ida, 1877 - 1911
MILLER, Toliver M., Jul 7, 1870 - Dec 25, 1946
MILLER, Collie B. Armstrong, Jan 4, 1883 - Dec 30, 1952
MILLER, Collie Lorene, Jul 28, 1920 - Jul 20, 1940
RUSSELL, Allen Darrow, Jan 7, 1912 - Jan 25, 1979  *
RUSSELL, Elizabeth Craft, Jul 11, 1920 - Nov 14, 2002  *
CRAFT, Edwin B. Sept 12, 1867 - Sep 17, 1947  #
CRAFT, Lura E., Aug 18, 1878 - Oct 29, 1955  #
CRAFT, James Floyd, Sept 9, 1817 - Jul 14, 1903, Aged 85 yrs 9 mos 5 das  *
CRAFT, Louise Spencer, May 22, 1828 - May 17, 1918, Wife of J.F. Craft  *
Marker broken, only base remains.
CRAFT, Jessie S., 1887 - 1935, Father
CRAFT, Annie Louise, Jul 22, 1906 - Apr 30, 1913, dau of W.S. & L.M. Craft
CRAFT, Madie T., 1868 - 1948
CRAFT, Walter S., 1857 - 1937
JONES, S. Howell, May 18, 1879 - Feb 20, 1950  *
JONES, Alice C., Dec 5, 1889 - Jan 30, 1958  *
Six blank markers (footstones)
BRISTER, Gatsa A., 1846 - 1929
BRISTER, Z. R., Sept 1, 1846 - May 18, 1908, Mississippi Pvt Capt Lomax’s Co Lt Arty CSA
The following three markers are cement markers.
BRISTER, Joseph Andrew, Oct 1, 1876 - Jul 25, 1895, aged 18 yrs 10 mos 25 das
BRISTER, Infant, b&d Mar 31, 1885, son of Z.R. & G.A. Brister
BRISTER, Margaret Etta, Nov 20, 1873 - Oct 2, 1893, dau of Z.R. & G.A. Brister, aged 19 yrs
     10 mos 12 das
STRAHAN, Sarah, 1853 - 1880
Small blank marker
BRISTER, Silas W., Jan 2, 1889 - Feb 27, 1889, son of C.F. & F.V. Brister
BRISTER, Infant, no dates, children of Mr. & Mrs. S.W. Brister
MILLER, William Holland, Jr., Jul 14, 1945 - Apr 20, 1948
MILLER, William H., May 24, 1915 - Jun 5 1957, Sgt Co A Engr Bn WWII
Small blank marker
TAYLOR, Parker, Dec 17, 1929 - inc
THWEATT, Willie C., 1903 - 1936, son
THWEATT, William J., no dates, Sgt Co F 9 Ark Inf CSA
THWEATT, Mark A., Feb 17, 1872 - Nov 12, 1916, (WOW emblem)
THWEATT, Gatsa Brister, 1880 - 1954
THWEATT, Clarence R., Jan 28, 1905 - Aug 26, 1926, son
Small blank marker
ELLARD, Andrew J., Aug 31, 1850 - Dec 10, 1921  *
ELLARD, Amanda L., Sept 5 1857 - Aug 22, 1927  *
SMITH, Joseph G., d. Sept 8, 1875, aged 19 yrs 19 das. son of H.W. & G.A. Smith
SMITH, Gatsa A., Aug 27, 1821 - Apr 8, 1900, wife of H.W. Smith
SMITH, Hugh W., At noon Mar 11, 1892 departed this life passed through the Gate and entered the
     Kingdom of God, aged 72 yrs 9 mos 11 das
SMITH, Rilla J., Nov 27, 1842 - Sept 12, 1910
SMITH, Mable Rilla, Oct 11, 1902 - Oct 17, 1907, dau of A.M. & Cornelia Smith
SMITH, John Hand, Mar 11, 1905 - Oct 19, 1907, son of A.M. & Cornelia Smith
SMITH Augustus M., Jan 8, 1862 - May 14, 1941  *
SMITH, Cornelia H., Apr 14, 1874 - Jan 26, 1971  *
SMITH, James Truett, Sept 29, 1914 - inc  #
SMITH, Maderia Fleming, Oct 26, 1916 - inc  #
HANCOCK, Cade Lourance, Aug 14, 1906 - Mar 20, 1976  *
HANCOCK, Odelle Oakes, Aug 13, 1906 - Oct 3, 1998  *
OAKES, John David, “J D” Jan 19, 1934 - inc  #
OAKES, Shirley J. Erwin, Aug 11, 1937 - Oct 19, 1999  #
CAMPBELL, Billy Jones, Mar 18, 1921 - Nov 13, 1982 (FHM)
CAMPBELL - Large monument - no names
CAMPBELL, Eliza H., Sept 30, 1883 - Dec 20, 1961
CAMPBELL, M. Alex, Jun 5, 1883 - Nov 25, 1954
OAKES, Louise Guess, Oct 1, 1909 - Aug 13, 1987
OAKES, Lonnie Lee, Jul 28, 1907 - Mar 12, 1992
OAKES, Lonnie Lee, Sgt U S Army WWII July 28, 1908 - March 12, 1992
OAKES, Charles Franklin, Feb 27, 1884 - Aug 15, 1967  *
OAKES, Mary Ella Ratliff, Feb 24, 1885 - Jul 14, 1967  *
MILLER, Crayton C., Dec 15, 1897 - Dec 19, 1929  #
MILLER, Eleanor, O., Oct 10, 1903 - Mar 5, 2002  #
Seven small blank markers
May be three or four unmarked graves here
Two small blank markers
ELLINGTON, Daniel H., Oct 22, 1815 - Aug 5, 1883, aged 67 yrs 9 mos 13 das
ELLINGTON, Harriet Amanda, Jun 8, 1820 - Jan 22, 1883, aged 62 yrs 7 mos 14 das
ELLINGTON, Infant, no dates, son of D.W. & A.B. Ellington
ELLINGTON, Lena Boyd, 1885 - 1980, dau of Daniel & Anna Ellington
ELLINGTON, D. W., Jul 30, 1855 - Jun 13, 1890, Erected by the Co. Alliance
ELLINGTON, Annie Boyd, Jan 22, 1856 - Aug 13, 1907
     In Honor of Anna Boyd Ellington - one of the founders of the Delta Gamma Fraternity at Oxford,
     Mississippi, A member from 1874 - 1907
BOYD, James M., Aug 21, 1829 - Jun 15, 1899
BOYD, Caroline A., Aug 5, 1823 - Sept 5, 1896, wife of J.M. Boyd
BOYD, John D., Nov 18, 1857 - Aug 16, 1899
MELTON, Isom Walton, Apr 14, 1880 - Jun 24, 1953  *
MELTON, Maude Gunter, Nov 5, 1890 - Mar 19, 1981  *
BRISTER, Malinda Adaline, Oct 5, 1841 - Mar 4, 1910, aged 68 yrs 4 mos 27 das, wife of E.C. Brister
BRISTER, Edmond Calloway, Feb 12, 1838 - Apr 25, 1912, (marker broken) aged 74 yrs 2 mos
     13 das, Mississippi Sgt Co D 40 Regt Miss Inf CSA
Small blank marker
COOK, Talmon, Mar 19, 1886 - Oct 9, 1954  *
COOK, Willie, May 27, 1890 - Jul 22, 1964  *
OAKES, Arthur W., Apr 8, 1882 - Jul 18 1930  #
OAKES, Ella Craft, Feb 13, 1884 - Dec 12, 1962  #
OAKES, Infant son of A.W.& E.C. Oakes
OAKES, Eliza Commander, Oct 1, 1859 - Mar 2, 1929, wife of W.H. Oakes
OAKES, W. H., Jun 7 1846 - Jul 23, 1913
OAKES, Margaret E., Jun 14, 1849 - Mar 31, 1892, aged 42 yrs 9 mos 17 das, wife of W.H. Oakes
OAKES, Alonzo L., died May 15, 1872, aged 2 yrs 3 mos 26 das, son of W.H. & M.E Oakes
OAKES, O. M., Oct 2, 1880 - Apr 28, 1953  *
OAKES, Beulah N., May 15, 1893 - Nov 25, 1945  *
BRISTER, Judie Miller, Mar 17, 1832 - Jan 24, 1909, wife of Edmond Brister
BRISTER, Edmond, Mar 5, 1806 - Aug 16, 1882, aged 76 yrs 5 mos 11 das husband of J.E. Brister
BRISTER, Matilda H., Feb 14, 1811 - Dec 6 1847, aged 36 yrs 10 mos 8 das, wife of E. Brister
OAKES, Donald Smith, May 18, 1926 - Mar 26, 1994  *
OAKES, Pauline Howell, Dec 16, 1926 - Jan 5, 2002  *
HANSFORD, Gerry, 1941 - 1959, son of Mrs Don S. Oakes
BOYD, Jack Gordon, Apr 4, 1908 - Mar 3, 1911
BOYD, Steven L., Aug 12, 1868 - Dec 23, 1935, Co F 1 Miss Inf Sp Am War
HAND, D. T., Aug 8, 1893 - May 26, 1894, son of G.P. & Zemily Hand
HAND, Zemily, Aug 4, 1865 - Oct 21, 1893, wife of G.H. Hand
ELLINGTON, Mary; T., Oct 1, 1843 - Nov 7, 1908
ELLINGTON, Miss Martha Ann, Feb 20, 1848 - Feb 20, 1932
Four small blank markers
OAKES, Clarence Lee, Oct 17, 1943 - Mar 16, 1944
OAKES, John William, Jun 18, 1904 - Dec 12, 1981  *
OAKES, Betty Lena Miller, Feb 3, 1906 - Oct 22, 1997  *
MADDEN, R. B., Mar 24, 1929 - Aug 11, 1972  #
MADDEN, Mildren Oakes, Oct 3, 1928 - inc  #
OAKES, David Ratliff, Jr., Jun 24, 1935 -  #
OAKES, Bobbie Grantham, Apr 23, 1939 - Aug 9, 1985  #
Large Marker “The David Ratliff Oakes Family”
OAKES, David Ratliff, Nov 21, 1911 - Jul 20, 1982  *
OAKES, Martha Ellen Phillips, Nov 30, 1913 - June 13, 1998  *
OAKES, Abby McAdams, Mar 13, 1952 - May 10, 1982, wife of Michael Lee Preston, Sr.
OAKES, Augustus S., Sept 17, 1887 - Sept 22, 1972  *
OAKES, Edna Edmundson, Dec 23, 1892 - Mar 15, 1980  *
CRAFT, Edwin Clyde, Apr 10, 1913 - Feb 12, 1988  #
CRAFT, Augusta Oakes, Oct 13, 1915 - inc  #
CRAFT, Nettie A., Oct 13, 1933 -     , dau of Augusta & Clyde
GUESS, Mary Emma, July 4, 1852 - Dec 28, 1931
GUESS, Henry Mathis, Dec 25, 1849 - Dec 20, 1929
GUESS - Memorial for Morgan Guest/Guess - born 22 Aug 1773, NC - died 8 Feb 1853, MS
     War of 1812, TN - Son of Capt Moses Guest, Revolutionary War Soldier, NC
GUESS, Agnes Dunning, Nov 19, 1886 - Dec 9, 1914, wife of Hines M. Guess
GUESS, Hines Matthews, Jun 7, 1881 - Oct 23, 1967
GUESS, Bess Drane, Jun 18, 1888 - Aug 3, 1975
GUESS, Mary Ellen Apr 20, 1911 - Oct 22, 1989
RONE, Emma Sue Craft, Aug 20, 1911 - Aug 21, 1999
CARLISLE, Gideon W., 1832 - 1918  *
CARLISLE, Ellen Hudson, 1860 - 1948  *
DUNNING, Frank H., Aug 4, 1885 - Jan 10, 1966
TERRY, Allie Mae, Oct 6, 1903 - Mar 10, 1921
TERRY, Victor, Sept 29, 1897 - Sept 3, 1965
TERRY, Silas, Oct 14, 1858 - Dec 2, 1930  *
TERRY, Esther, Oct 1, 1872 - Jun 2, 1943  *
TERRY, Silas Clyde, Nov 10, 1905 - Jun 5, 1963, Mississippi Pfc Co M 145 Infantry WWII BSM
ROGERS, Jack, Nov 23, 1949 - Jul 9, 1996, Father
ROGERS, John W., Sr., Oct 10, 1905 - Dec 8, 1967,
     Mississippi Pfc Co E 532 Engr B&S Regt WWII  *
ROGERS, Mamie G., Jun 9, 1915 - Feb 14, 1970  *
ELLARD, Roy, Apr 30, 1902 - Apr 9, 1965, Father  #
ELLARD, Ella Kate, Sept 7, 1905 - Dec 18, 1990, Mother  #
MILLER, Sarah Ann, 1935 - 1961
MILLER, Leroy Percy, Feb 15, 1910 - Sept 2, 1986  *
MILLER, Mary Lean Ellis, Dec 15, 1914 - inc  *
ELLARD, Cayce, Mar 15, 1892 - Mar 21, 1946  #
ELLARD, Ellie Mae, May 20, 1905 - May 23, 1989  #
ELLARD, William H., 1883 - 1962  *
ELLARD, Rose Lee, 1889 - 1940  *
HAND, Fred H., Jul 10, 1895 - Nov 21, 1962  #
HAND, Lilly W., Nov 1, 1892 - Dec 7, 1980  #
HAND, John Roy, Nov 8, 1950 - Nov 9, 1950
HAND, James Hunter, Dec 8, 1922 - inc  *
HAND, Eilean Belk, Apr 12, 1926 - inc  *
OAKES, W. Weldon, Oct 10, 1891 - May 19, 1964  #
OAKES, Lottie E., Jan 19, 1895 - Aug 8, 1977  #
HOWARD, John Thomas, Aug 22, 1937 - Apr 14, 1942
THOMAS, Dr. Deleon H., Jun 27, 1880 - April 3, 1952
THOMAS, T. Ray, Feb 10, 1896 - Oct 12, 1964  *
THOMAS, Elizabeth M., Aug 18, 1908 - Feb 28, 1993  *
PREVOST, J. W., Dec 24, 1872 - Jun 3, 1961, Father  #
PREVOST, Ida M., Oct 25, 1893 - Sept 18, 1977, Mother  #
RULE, Wesley Marvin, Mar 30, 1886 - Mar 23, 1974  *
RULE, Carrie Ramage, Sept 13, 1898 - Jan 19, 1984  *
FOX, Emily Gail, Nov 25, 1961 - Apr 25, 1986
FOX, Grady Irvin, Mar 29, 1931 - inc  #
ROX, Edna Fay Craft, Dec 30, 1934 - Jun 11, 1997  #
THORNTON, Mary Lillian Prevost, Sept 14, 1932 - Apr 16, 1985, Our Beloved Mother
MILLER, R. B., Aug 20, 1899 - Oct 19, 1983  *
MILLER, Elsie, Oct 26, 1914 - Mar 30, 1996  *
HAND, Ruby Belle Alford -
      Born January 16, 1908, West, Holmes County, Mississippi -
      Daughter of John Willis and Frances Marion (May) White Alford -
      Died March 8, 1985, Holmes County, Mississippi -
          1921 Holmes County Agricultural High School -
          1925 Mississippi Southern College -
          Married William Thurman Hand August 4, 1927 -
          Birth of son Jimmy Alford Hand December 15, 1928 -
          Homemaker, Wonderful Mother, Business Woman - 1985
HAND, William Thurman -
      Born June 26, 1888, West, Attala County, Mississippi -
      Son of John Richard and Elenor (Ella) Keturah Jones Hand -
      Died October 1, 1976, Durant, Holmes County, Mississippi -
          1909 Farmer -
          1914 U S Mail Carrier -
          1918 U S Army -
          1919 U S Mail Carrier -
          1920 General Merchant -
          1924 Ford Automobile Dealer - 1976
COOK, Blanche Smith, Nov 29, 1908 - July 23, 1995


(*) / (#) - A single headstone for two graves.
(FHM) - Funeral Home Marker.
(WOW) - Woodmen of the World.

 

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