Hester Cemetery

Transcribed by Lori Thornton, Summer 1999

Directions: Take Highway 371, north of Bigbee, Monroe County, Mississippi. Turn left on Clay Hill Road. Cemetery is about 3/10 mile on right.

Hester cemetery

Photo taken by John Thompson, 2006.

Note: These are the marked graves only. There are several children of Dock and Mary Ann in unmarked graves including Mattie Lou Hester Brown, Georgia Ann Hester Shumpert Hester, and a "Little Baby". The cemetery suffered extensive damage when a drunk driver took out the fence with his vehicle and plowed over many of the stones, breaking them. A fund has been established to help replace the fence, purchase stones for some of the unmarked plots in which the buried's identity is known, and to replace or repair some of the broken stones.

Milton G. Hester
August 25, 1892-April 29, 1972

Maggie Hester
August 3, 1888-September 13, 1904

Clifton P., son of G.W. & Maggy Hester
December 26, 1883-Dec 2, 1899
Aged 15 yrs, 11 mos, 6 days

Bessie Hester
October 6, 1903-October 23, 1903

Maggie, Wife of G.W. Hester

G.W. Hester

Ellie Beldon, son of D.H. and M.A. Hester
February 19, 1894-August 25, 1909

F.W., son of D. H. and M.A. Hester
June 10, 1888-August 15, 1899

Mrs. Maggie ______
Died January 2_, 1914?
Aged 70 yrs., __ mos, __ days

T.P. Hester, the Husband of Valley Hester
Feb 12, 1864-June 29, 1891

Mary Ann Hester

D. H. Hester, Husband of M.A. Hester

Jessie Hester

Charley, Son of T.P. and V. Hester
September 20, 1890-July 21, 1891

Carrie Tartt Hawkins
October 9, 1899-October 26, 1976

Luna Hawkins Bopp
July 22, 1919-September 10, 1993

Nancy, Wife of J.H. Hester
February 1, 1825-February 11, 1907

J.H. Hester
December 28, 1812-November 14, 1879
Co. F., 2 Miss. State Cav., C.S.A.

J.D. Tart
April 5, 1886-July 19, 1887

James W. Tart
May 26, 1853-July 29, 1892

Dollie Ann, Wife of E.A. Tartt
August 28, 1862-April 28, 1949

John J., son of John and Nancy Hester
November 2, 1849-April 14, 1879
Aged 29 yrs, 5 ms, 12 ds

B.P. Hester
March 4, 1886-June 3, 1887


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