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Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery

Thank you Joyce Tucker for donating this partial cemetery list. If you have additions or corrections, please let me know. This church has had several "nick" names over the years. like "Pace's Church" but the official name is Pleasant Grove Methodist.

18 Aug 2010
My name is Brian K. Reid. I am writing in regards to Pleasant Grove UMC cemetery as I recently found a bit of information while on the Internet.
My grandparents, Truhitt L. Reid and Jessie Lee (Strange) Reid were life long members of the church. My great grandparents, Susie Emily Strange
and S. A. Strange are currently on this list. They are all buried here in conjunction with many other relatives. Included is a listing of my immediate family, although I have many other family members buried here. My uncle, Vern Reid and his wife Glenda are current members of the church. I lived in the area for about four or so years as a youth and attended Pleasant Grove where I preached my first sermon at 12 or 13 years old.

This would be Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Kemper County, MS. The actual address is listed as Bailey, MS but Bailey is in Lauderdale County. The physical location is just off Highway 495 on Stephens Road and in the Prismatic community. It is also states on some sites that it is in the Center Hill community. The locals of the area call it “Shucktown.” The cemetery is listed in the Mississippi Genealogy Website

�This year (2010) we will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the church (founded in 1840). My plans are to make a listing of all the names of those buried here, when of course I get the time to spend to go there. Not only do I have a number of family members buried there but many of my family settled in this area of Kemper County dating back to the 1840�s.

Gregory, Ouida Ray (Reid) b. November 18, 1931 – February (?) 1978 (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Gregory, Felix Walter b. (unknown DOB/DOD) (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Infant Son (not named; b. unknown DOB/DOD) (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Maggard, Annie Kate (Reid) b. January 23, 1926 – July 25, 1997 (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Maggard, James b. (unknown DOB/DOD) (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Reid, Truhitte Lamar b. November 24, 1903 - May 07, 1977 (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Reid, Jessie Lee b. October 06, 1906- January 04, 1977 (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Reid, James Cleo b. (infant son/? DOB & DOD unknown) (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)

Reid, Alvin Clark b. September 12, 1927 – August 14, 1977 (Submitted by Pastor Brian K. Reid)
Strange, Infant b. none given, baby of S. A. & Susie Strange

Strange, James 1872 - 1892, son of J. A. & J. C.

Strange, Julia 1872 - 1892, dau of J. A. & J. C.

Strange, Mabel Scott Jan 18, 1907 - no date

Strange, Mack Clinton Sep 8, 1904 - Mar 17, 1980

Strange, S. A. May 3, 1874 - Mar 25, 1919

Strange, Susie Emily Feb 21, 1876 - Feb 21, 1939

Strange, Walter L. Jr. Jun 10, 1925 - Jul 8, 1981 WW II

Truhitt, Margaret d. Oct 7, 1897 Wife of J W Truhitt, 52 yrs. old

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