Location: Take Hwy 1 to Marianna. Bear right onto Alabama Street. Go about 1.2 miles and turn right onto Chestnut Street. The courthouse is about ½ mile on
the left and the cemetery is right behind the courthouse.
In the 1960’s two Lee County
women took it upon themselves to go to the cemetery and write down all names
from the tombstones that were there at that time. This was in the days before computers. Their notes are in the Lee County Museum. In the 1980’s Bill Foreman
started a project of transcribing the cemetery and recorded his info on the
computer, and although not complete, gave a copy to the Chamber of
Commerce. In the late 1990’s
Verneal Montgomery took the printout with the goal of completing the
project. Suzy Keasler and Nancy
Apple assisted. Nancy went a step further and mapped the
cemetery complete with family names.
Due to discrepancies between some of the records, it was necessary to resurvey
some of the stones if they still existed.
In 2006 Jane Hartley took the previous work and prepared it for this
internet site. These records will
be a memorial dedicated to Jessamine Gist, Sr. (Mrs. Tom Gist) and Marynell
Latta Montgomery (Mrs. Jesse), the two original record keepers. If you have any further information about this
cemetery, please contact
you know of anyone else buried here, and would like to add their name, please contact me. I can also create a link for you to any
of these names if you find someone that belongs to your family. The information presented is as correct
as possible, however you may want to verify its accurateness.
Information taken from various cemetery books
No Marker – information was submitted by person noted
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preservation of these records and cemeteries.
on North pillar of the East gate:
Cedar heights Cemetery
Association organized by Mrs. Carrie Foreman Ford June 1894
Mrs. Mira Broom President
Ms Ida Leary Vice President
Ms. Sula Hassell Secretary
Mrs. Ben Elder, President 1906 - 1918
on the South pillar of the East gate:
Erected by Cedar
Mrs A A McClendon Pres.
Mrs VM Harrington Vice Pres.
Mrs Minnie Govan
2nd Vice Pres.
Mrs Margaret Clark Secretary
for A ~ F Click
here for G ~ M Click here for N ~ Z
Contact me: Paige Achord
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