Lincoln County
Obituaries and Death Announcements

Wallace, Mathilda
In Lincoln County, Miss., at the home of her daughter Mrs. T. D. Allred, Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Mathilda Wallace, wife of the late Zack Wallace; aged 76 years, 6 months, and 24 days. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at Moak's Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Gates.

Mrs. Wallace had been sick for the past two months and although her death was not unexpected it came as a blow to her many relatives. She was well and favorably known in McComb, having on several occasions visited her daughter, Mrs. N. E. Herrington. She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive her, five daughters and two sons, who have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.
[McComb City Enterprise, 9/13/1917 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

Sanders, Mamie
At the King's Daughters Hospital at 10:00 o'clock a.m. Tuesday, September 4th, Mrs. Mamie Sanders, wife of Jos. S. Sanders. The funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church , Wednesday afternoon, September 5th, at 3:00 o'clock.
The deceased was a native of Lincoln County, but has been a resident of McComb since her marriage several years ago. She was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, and her death will be mourned by many besides her immediate family and other relatives.
[McComb City Enterprise -- Sep 6, 1917]
Added 22 Apr 2013

Carlisle, J M
J M Carlisle Dies.
Mr J M Carlisle, 58, of the Mt Olive Community [Lincoln County], passed away at his home Saturday morning at 5:30. Mr Carlisle had been in ill health for several months. Suriving are his wife and eight children
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Mt Olive Church, Rev. W. R. Johnston of Norfield, officiating. Interment was at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
[Semi Weekly Reader, Brookhaven MS, 26 Oct 1927]
Added 12 May 2013

Kyzar, Mary
Laurens, SC, July 6 - Mrs. Mary Kyzar, mother of the Rev. J. H. Kyzar, pastor of the First Baptist church here, died today at her home at Brookhaven, Miss. Funeral services will be held there at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. and Mrs. Kyzar had left Laurens for Brookhaven Friday night.
[Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7 Jul 1941 -- Submitted by Andrew Staton]
Added 12 May 2013

Hickman, Joe
Joe Hickman of Fair River rode into quicksand near the mouth of Big Bahala and was drowned recently.
[Brookhaven Ledger, February 3, 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Ivey, Geo. W.
Death of Geo. W. Ivey 
     On last Saturday at the hour of noon the spririt of Mr. G.W. Ivey took its flight with but little warning although for nearly a year the deceased had not enjoyed the best of health.  Mr. Ivey died in his rooms above the National Bank headquarters where he and his two young sons resided, the wife and mother having died some years ago.  Besides the two sons, Mr. Ivey leaves to mourn his going two daughters and a little girl, the offspring of a second marriage, who lives with her mother in this city.
     On Sunday morning the body was taken near the old home on Fair River and laid to rest in the presence of dear friends of the family.  At the time of his death Mr. Ivey was the proprietor and business manager of Ivey's Cafe in this city and was doing a good business.  He held the respect of all who knew him and sympathy goes out to the bereaved from numerous friends in town and county. 

[November 25, 1914  The Semi-Weekly Leader - Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy]

Ivy, Mrs. George W.
(Mary Maxwell Russell Ivy)
Mrs. G.W. Ivy, of Fair River, died Friday afternoon, of blood poisoning, after a week's illness.  Mrs. Ivy was one of God's noble-women, a loving and real helpmeet(sic), a fond and sacrificing mother, and a neighbor whom all who knew held in the highest esteem. She was a worthy and devout member of the Fair River Baptist Church, and at her church hm the sad last rites were performed Saturday.  Mrs. Ivy's maiden name was Mary Rusllell, and she is the first of her father"s large family to walk through the valley of the shadow.  her husband with five children, one a babe of a few weeks, survive her.

[July 20, 1905, Lincoln Co. Times - Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy]

Sept. 11, 1891 the infant son of George W. and Mary M. Ivy, aged 1 year, 4 months and 7 days. 

Thou are gone to rest, little one
Beyond this troublesome world,
Where sickness nor death can enter in,
And where reigns eternal love.
Meet me, father, meet me mother,
Meet me relatives and friends,
Where parting and death will be no more. 

[October 2, 1891 - Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy]

Ivy, Mary
Mary Ivy, (b. 6 Jul, 1905; d. Dec 11, 1905).
 On Dec. 11th 1905, God in His infinite wisdon saw fit to visit the home of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Russell, in Lawrence Co. MS, and take home to glory the infant child of Geo. W. and Mary M. Ivy.  It will be remembered that Mary M. Ivy died only a short time ago and left this infant in the care of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Russell, grandfather and mother, who had learned to love it as their own dear child. 

Sad were the scenes around its dying bed. 
As the Death Angel hovered around and fled
With it soul to mansions on high
Where grandfather and mother may come by and by.


[Lincoln Co. Times - Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy]

Hickman, Mary E.
Mary E. Hickman, wife of Daniel Hickman, died Feb. 2nd in the 32nd year of her life.  She was born in Cometa County, Ga., 19 Jan. 1849.  Her father, David Robertson, died about 1858, leaving a wife and four children, of which Mary was the eldest.  Through the influence of her uncle, Haywood Medaras, the family was induced to move to this county in 1859.  They settled near Boguechitto (sic) station.  he mother and four children lived there until 1860 when she was married to J. B. Hunt.  In 1865, Mary married to Daniel Hickman and in April of the same year she united herself to the Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hickman was ill for several weeks prior to her death.  In addition to her husband, she leaves four children. [Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published February 10, 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Lee, James Luther
- (proper obituary was not available but funeral book listing was submitted)

Lincoln County Resident, James Luther Lee, b. 27 Sep, 1870; d. 26 Apr 1967:

James was a postman, and lived all his life in Brookhaven, MS.  He was from a large family.

Those (not known who and which ones are friends vs family members)who attended funeral services on April 27, 1967: 

Minnie M. Kees, Minnette Kees Hahn, Eben. M. Kees, Royce King, Jack Haskins, Raymond O. Cohen, Mr./Mrs. Alfred Day, Dewey Jackson, Lora Leggett, Mrs. I.V. Layton, Lora Leggett, Mrs. Leroy Sandidge, Mrs. Herman Jackson, Mrs. D.T. Enlow, J.E. Runyan, Mrs George W. Roberts, Mr/Mrs M.R. Carpenter, Mrs. Raymond Rodriguez, Mrs. W.L. Barksdale, Mrs. H.C. Simmons, Morris Henderson, Mr./Mrs Ben Griffin, Mrs Dewey Jackson, Mr. /Mrs. H.M. Burns, W.T.Wilson, Guynell M. Coin, Mr./Mrs. J.E. Grienlie, Fred Sandidge, McKinley Richardson, James Dafinillo?, Edith Sinclair, Casee Jones, Glen Goodson, Edwin West, Pervis Benson, C.H. Lipsey, Helen Nations, Ruby Boling, Roy Richardson, Norman Miller, Foxie Williams, James F. Robinson, Mr/Mrs. M.N. Douglas, Anniee Wilson, Rhoda Ronnell, Mrs Evon White, Mrs. Delta Bailey, Mr./Mrs. Burtin Trimble, Mrs Prentiss Richie, Bessie Cannon, Evon White, Aleene Bowman, Mrs. J.A.W. Russell, Mrs. Melvia Smith, Sr., L. B. Wooley, D.L. Reid, Harold Rushing, Tommy Mullins, Sarah A. Chambers, Mrs Zach Moah (Juell), Osby smith, Mrs Millard Smith(Bertha), B.B. and Lucie Wilson, Ester Nations, Everette Bayte, T.L.Lea, Paul Syker, Hula B. Wilson, Robert (BOB) Blackwell, Mrs W. M. Johnson, Bobby Fuller Summers, Mrs. Gene Allen, C.K. and Bess Thames, Maude Hubert, Mrs W.J. Barroy (SIS), Izola Wilson Reed, Millard Smith, Jim Williams, Eloise Corin, Rev. Sammy Brister(Antioch), Myrtis Godbald, Irma Foster, Mrs. Willard Lambert. Ella Mae Balllard, Mary G. Myers, Matthias Ard(?), Mrs. T.C. Clark, Elaine Lee Stevenson, Frances Decell, Maxie Wallace, Seborn Brown, Mrs Robert Apple______, Millard E. Smith, Adlie Mack Coker, Mr./Mrs Thos. J. Wilson, Mrs. Mack Blackwell, Mrs Maybell Thornhill, W.C. Denman, Nettie Boyle Thornhill, Mrs Elzie A. Roberts, Mrs Beckie(GENE) Hedgepath, Edward(?) Lofton, Mr.Mrs Levi Mason, Mrs Donald Thames, Mack Watson, Mrs Irma Williams, Mr. Mrs. P. Bell, Vivian Ritchie, Bill Godald(?) J. Mayor, Mr./Mrs Ray H. Allen.

 Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy

Lucich, Robert
Robert Lucich, son of Peter Lucich, died in Brookhaven on April 25th, aged one year and 10 months. [Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published on April 28, 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Russell, Alexander
Death of Capt. Russell 
Capt. Alexander Russell, the oldest citizen of Lawrence county, died at his home near Monticello a few days since at the ripe old age of 92.  He left numerous children, grand and great grand children.  James A. Russell of Lawrence, being his son.  Capt. Russell was one of the early settlers of Lawrence county.  He had many peculiarities.  He never used tobacco in any form and he was so much opposed to the use of spiritous liquor that he would not take it even when prescribed as a medicine.  He was never known to utter a profane word.  He had great toleration of opinions of others while adhering to his own amid obloqny(sic), and even scorn.  Capt Gwin used to often say that he strikingly resembled in personal appearance, Jefferson Davis, and all persons who knew them both endorsed this opinion.  His only fault was his belief in the authenticity of the bible, which continued until he breathed his last.

 [Lincoln County Times, January 11, 1894 - Submitted by Mary A. V. Murphy] 

Sanders, Nellie
Mrs. Nellie Sanders of Fair River, formerly of Lawrence County, died on March 8th of heart disease.
[Brookhaven Ledger, March 31, 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Strickland, Rev. S.A.D.
Rev. S. A. D. Strickland died in Brookhaven on Thursday, Jan. 27th.
[Brookhaven Ledger, February 3, 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Summers, G.L.
G. L. Summers of Fair River died on Cooper's Creek on the 19th inst., of affection of the brain. [Brookhaven Ledger, April 28 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

Van, George
George Van, an employee of Moreton & Helm's Mill, was run over by a passing train near Bogue Chitto on May 1st and was instantly killed.
[Brookhaven Ledger, May 5 1881 - Submitted by Debora Reese]

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