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Scott County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Scott County

Index to Locations

  • Forest Forest Cemetery
  • Near Lena Beeman Cemetery
  • Near Morton Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery

    Forest Cemetery
    Forest, Scott County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986) — also known as James O. Eastland; "Slippery Jim" — of Morton, Scott County, Miss.; Ruleville, Sunflower County, Miss. Born in Doddsville, Sunflower County, Miss., November 28, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1928-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941, 1943-79. Methodist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died February 19, 1986 (age 81 years, 83 days). Interment at Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Woods Caperton Eastland and Alma (Austin) Eastland; married, July 6, 1932, to Elizabeth Coleman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Books about James O. Eastland: Chris Myers Asch, The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

    Beeman Cemetery
    Near Lena, Scott County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Henry Beeman (1833-1909) — of Mississippi. Born near Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., November 17, 1833. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1883-91; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1891-93. Died near Lena, Scott County, Miss., July 31, 1909 (age 75 years, 256 days). Interment at Beeman Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Near Morton, Scott County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard L. Livingston (1940-2000) — also known as Dick Livingston — of Pulaski, Scott County, Miss. Born March 22, 1940. Real estate broker; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1972-2000; died in office 2000. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; Lions. Died, of cancer, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 28, 2000 (age 60 years, 6 days). Interment at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elwin B. Livingston (1913?-1980).
      Elwin B. Livingston (d. 1980) — of Mississippi. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1953-72. Died in November, 1980. Interment at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Richard L. Livingston (1940-2000).

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