Collums Cemetery

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This project will catalog and document all burials in Collums Cemetery, located outside Bruce Mississippi. This free space page for the Collums Cemetery was created to document the life and times of our ancestors that are interred there.

This page is a work in progress, and will remain so until the Table of Interments (below) is completed. The Table of Interments is a sortable listing of persons interred at this cemetery, some or all of whom are linked to existing WikiTree profiles. If you know of a person interred at this cemetery that should be linked to an existing WikiTree profile, or needs to have a profile created for them, please contact Kris Shearer for assistance.

Contact Information, Location and Map


Located on County Road #153, near the Chickasaw, Pontotoc, and Calhoun County lines. From State Highway 32, turn north on CR 153 approximately seven miles east of Bruce. The cemetery is on the west side of the road.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 34.0583, Longitude -89.2483
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The Collums Cemetery began when Amanda Frances Brasher Collums and Greenberry Collums buried their two young sons, Alson G. Collums and Lawrence Dempsey Collums, in a side yard of their property in 1861 and 1862. Today, the cemetery is the resting place for almost five hundred family and friends. [1] In addition to Collums, other prominant surnames from Chickasaw and Calhoun Counties in this cemetery include Brasher, Easley, Lantrip, Overby, and many others.

Each year, the Collums Cemetery Memorial is held at 11:00 am on the first 5th Sunday month after the Easter month. If the Easter month has 5 Sundays it will not be in that month but the next month that has five Sundays. [2]

  • July 29, 2018
  • June 30, 2019
  • May 31, 2020

Table of Interments

Note: Pictures posted are by permission. Check profiles for links to Find a Grave for pictures not posted here. For a more complete list while this memorial is being created, you can go to a full alphabetical list at the Collums Cemetery FreeSpace. [2].

Sortable table
Last Name First/Middle Names/Initials/Maiden Born Died Age Notes Photo (click for larger)
CollumsGreenberry Major 1817-01-01 1867-08-07 50Collums Cemetery started on his land.
CollumsObadiah1833-01-13 1916-10-29 83
JohnsonJoseph Greenberry “Joe” 1850-07-01 1922-09-17 72Husband of Martha Louvanda Brasher
Johnson Martha Louvanda Brasher 1855-08-25 1929-01-2573A tender mother and a faithful friend
CollumsJohn Eliheu 1849-11-26 1884-08-1734
CollumsJames Knox Polk “JP” 1860-05-22 1920-10-02 60Woodsmen of the World marker
CollumsHenry Gideon “Gid” 1839-08-29 1929-02-03 89
CollumsNancy Catherine Lantrip 1845-03-17 1924-01-09 92Wife of Henry Gideon “Gid” Collums
CollumsHenry Cornelius 1820-04-20 1895-10-22 75
CollumsGeorge Dallas “Dal” 18451932-03-13 87
CollumsGreenberry B “Bud” 1868-03-28 1930-06-13 62
CollumsForrest C 1902-04-18 1962-05-11 60
CollumsFloyd Henderson 1874-01-29 1941-01-2667
CollumsDave 1881 194867
CollumsAlbert G1880-10-271950-05-2169
CollumsAlson G 1860-11-23 1862-06-301Gravesite Details (ceramic marker)
CollumsAmanda Frances Brasher 1817-07-18 1894-01-0676Wife of G.B. Collums
CollumsAndrew John 1871-09-29 1931-08-2659
CollumsBetty 1890-09-221912-03-3021Wife of Andrew John Collums, unknown maiden name
CollumsBilly Joel 1931-08-20 1998-11-0267Inscription: Father, Military Marker: PFC US MARINE CORPS KOREA
AronJames D Apr 26, 1931May 7, 19310son of JD and Gola Overby Aron
AronJimmy Earl Jan 10, 1941 July 18, 201675Treasure your past for it is the key to wisdom
PrewittClealon Lowell "Cleal" 1898-11-291961-08-1762
PrewittDera C 1907-08-011987-04-2979
CollumsBlanche M 1897-01-12 1901-10-074 Daughter of Lon & Lena Collums
CollumsC. J. 1925-09-22 1994-10-2169
CollumsCalvin Jeffery “Pete” 1968-11-15 2006-06-2637
CollumsClifton L 1920-10-20 2002-07-2281
CollumsCora Mae Bray 1889-12-19 1972-03-2182 Wife of Floyd H. Collums
CollumsDallas Lee 1877-04-221934-09-2157
CollumsDave 1881 1948-06-0667
CollumsDempsey Young 1895-11-21 1918-10-123Killed in Action World War I, Private
CollumsDempsey Allen 1882-03-25 1952-11-19 70
CollumsDoyle Elzie 1914-09-29 1994-04-1080David Scott Miller
CollumsEliza J. Garrett 1872-05-16 1963-03-0998
CollumsElmer 1890-11-23 1925-09-2535
CollumsElton Lester 1907-04-02 1959-12-0552
CollumsClaxton Monroe "Tunnie" 1923-11-23 1962-02-0738Military Marker: MISS. S2 US COAST GUARD WWII, Husband of Marjorie Dee Easley
CollumsEaster J 1882-09-24 1975-02-0392Wife of Claude M Collums
CollumsClaude M 1875-09-16 1949-07-2473
CollumsDempsey Monroe1849-07-20 1910-12-1861
CollumsDora Paralee Johnson 1873-06-27 1917-04-0344
BrasherAlice Elizabeth Collums1869-06-09 1954-06-1985
CarrAlice Serdine “Annie” Collums 1860-05-221927-08-2767Monument Reads: Rest, mother, rest in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow o'er thee weep
ChrestmanMattie Alice Collums 1882-05-061938-01-1756
BrasherAda Frances Collums 1878-02-281948-11-1770
CollumsEmsley B 1869-09-26 1950-09-2781
CampJohn Harmon Sr July 20, 1936May 8, 201275
CampLeona Moore May 14, 1916Dec 19, 198771
CampMattie Carr 1884191531
CarrDoctor Powell Nov 1, 1893Sept 23, 196672Private, US Army WWI
CampEverett Buren Feb 21, 1905Aug 15, 19050Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven.
Carr Henry Perkins “HP” May 13, 1852August 19, 192876Rest, father, rest in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow o'er thee weep.
CarrMack C 1881195069
CampHarmon Perk June 20, 1908Oct 9, 199183
MorganVattie Lee Carr Nov 1, 1888May 7, 197586
CollumsEmsley I1854-06-17 1866-02-1711


  1. Chickasaw County History Vol 2, The Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogy Society, 1997, Houston, Mississippi
    • Collums, Greenberry F310, page 306 – 307, by Martha M Burt
  2. Collums Cemetery, Scanned and indexed in June 2000 by Mar’ka Bland and Peggy A. Young [1]

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You removed Mississippi Cemeteries project, which is great...but still United States Cemeteries project needs to go, too. That's also being replaced by a team. Thank you!!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Please remove the category for Category: United States Cemeteries Project and the category for Category:Mississippi Cemeteries Project from the page. The projects have been deleted and replaced by teams. Thanks!!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott