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Panola County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Panola County

Index to Locations

  • Batesville Magnolia Cemetery
  • Sardis Rosehill Cemetery
  • Near Sardis Black Jack Cemetery

    Magnolia Cemetery
    Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Clifton Finch (1927-1986) — also known as Cliff Finch — of Mississippi. Born near Pope, Panola County, Miss., April 4, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1960; Panola County District Attorney; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1971; Governor of Mississippi, 1976-80; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1978; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980. Died, of a heart attack, in his law office, Batesville, Panola County, Miss., April 22, 1986 (age 59 years, 18 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier

    Rosehill Cemetery
    Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      John Curtis Kyle (1851-1913) — also known as John C. Kyle — of Sardis, Panola County, Miss. Born near Sardis, Panola County, Miss., July 17, 1851. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1881; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1891-97. Died July 6, 1913 (age 61 years, 354 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Black Jack Cemetery
    Near Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871) — of South Carolina. Born in Greenville District (now Greenville County), S.C., August 18, 1819. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1848-53; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1859-60. Slaveowner. Died in Sardis, Panola County, Miss., December 5, 1871 (age 52 years, 109 days). Interment at Black Jack Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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