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B-24Co-pilotBro (#47422609)
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I was born and grew up in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS. I use the name B-24Co-pilotBro on findagrave in honor of my brother, Flight Officer, George F. Churchwell, Jr., U. S. Army Air Force, a one-month (youngest in his class) Turner Field, GA, flight school graduate, who as a young B24E Co-pilot was killed in a military airplane crash in 1943, as a result of successive port engines failures during a night time training mission.I have been formally studying families with ties to Greene County, MS, since the 1970s, to many of which I am related. In addition to Churchwell, I am a descendant of Breland, Daughdrill, Harrell, Freeman, Williams, Shepherd, Smith, Roberts, Chatham and Barnes.
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Sally Seay Smith
She may be buried here:
Yankee Dan McInnis Cemetery
Cemetery notes and/or description:
This cemetery is located on Lakewood Drive, Southwest of Leakesville, in an obscure location on land once owned by Daniel Henry Clay, aka "Yankee Dan" McInnis. Yankee Dan moved away after the death of his second wife, Mary Lavenia Lewis. Abandoned for many years, it has the remnants of a fence that was severely damaged by loggers. People who lived and hunted in the area remember that there was evidence of a few additional burials there that were unmarked.
Directions: Travel southward on Louisiana Street from Lafayette & Louisiana Streets in Leakesville. Louisiana Steet becomes Jernigan Road; continue about 2.2 miles on Jernigan Road, turning left onto Lakewood Drive, thence about 0.1 mile just past a slight bend southward in the road. The cemetery is located on the north side of the road. Only one marker, that of Mary Lavenia McInnis, is visible.
Added by Sally Seay Smith on Oct 14, 2015 12:33 PM
Sally Seay Smith
Thank your for your work on the memorial to
Sarah Ann McGilvary McInnis, the first wife of Daniel Henry Clay McInnis, brother to my great grandfather Kenneth McInnis.
This information about Sarah Ann from my records may be of interest to you:
Birth, c. 1845 Greene County
Death, 1875 in Leakesville

I have that she was the mother of 4 children:
Joseph Murdock McInnis 1863-1941
Mary Latish McInnis 1868-1960
Duncan McInnis 1871-?
M. E. McInnis 1872-1872
Added by Sally Seay Smith on Oct 14, 2015 12:20 PM
elmer ray toller
I salute your way to honor your brother!It is always my honor to meet a WWII veteran,and to show that same honor in respecting those who gave their all in that time, so I Salute you as well for your effort.I`m an Air Force vet of peacetime myself,but I`ve always had the utmost respect for the " Great-est Generation " members, and I always will.
Added by elmer ray toller on Aug 12, 2015 1:20 PM
Mack Welford
RE: Edward Bodie Box grave (Kinchen Cooley Cemetery)
Please make the connection. Thanks, mw
Added by Mack Welford on May 18, 2015 2:14 PM
Mack Welford
Edward Bodie Box grave (Kinchen Cooley Cemetery)
Another daughter of above E. B. Box and Mahala Cooley Box was Maria Elizabeth Box, wife of Alexander Welford (my great-grandparents). Both are buried at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery, Leakesville-Citronelle Highway, Greene Co. MS.
Added by Mack Welford on May 18, 2015 10:45 AM
l turnbo
RE: Churchwell/Turnbo
any info thx
Added by l turnbo on Feb 28, 2015 12:28 AM
l turnbo
Im the Granddaughter of Chester Lee Turnbo and Garnet Churchwell-Turnbo if you can find any info pertaining to Chester or Garnet please message me back thx.
Added by l turnbo on Feb 25, 2015 12:17 AM
William Davis and sibs
All done except one I don't manage. Please double check before you delete.


Mothers memorial#53592519
Added by Sandi on Jan 23, 2015 8:50 PM
Leslie Pierce Royce
Brown Family of Greene, MS
Hello, Just wanted to say thank you for adding all the families you have from your area. My uncle Albert Vaughn Brown, 1922-2012 was from the family of Wm. Albert Brown & Lola Maples of Greene County, MS. He was in the Coast Guard and came to town in Port Arthur, TX., during the war and came home for dinner; met & later married (1943) my mother's sister, Gloria Frederick. Both deceased now, buried in Jasper, TX. Again, Thank you. Leslie
Added by Leslie Pierce Royce on Nov 29, 2014 8:22 PM
memorial 101933783
can you please link this memorial to his father, James Edward Lyle, memorial 137783664
Added by bellesou on Nov 11, 2014 2:38 PM
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