Calvin E. Jones was buried in the Boone Family Cemetery in Lamar County, Mississippi on 11 May 1945. 1 There is a memorial on Find-A-Grave in the Boone Family Cemetery for Calvin but there is no photograph. I requested a photograph. The photographer that went out to the cemetery reported that there was no marker. So the question is, was there ever a marker.
The answer to that question is found in older cemetery surveys. I found that Elaine Bullock surveyed the Boone Family Cemetery on 30 Sep 1989 and again on 15 Sep 1991. 2 Here is the entry:
The following were included in reference A, but could no longer be found:
207. Calvin JONES, d. 10 May 1945, aged 70 [this may have been a FHM*] 3
Reference A is a cemetery survey done in 1978 by Leonard Slade so I also checked that and here is that entry:
Jones, Calvin - D[ied]-May 10, 1945 - Age 70. 4
Leonard Slade found a marker in 1978 but no marker was found in 1989, 1991 nor in 2012. In 1991, Elaine Bullock thought perhaps there had only been a FHM* and I think that is mostly likely the case. If you have good reason to believe someone was buried in a certain cemetery but there isn't a marker for that person, see if you can find some old cemetery surveys.
*FHM - funeral home marker
1 "Funeral Rites Friday for Calvin Jones," Hattiesburg American, 10 May 1945, p. 14, col. 2.
2 Elaine Bullock and Stanley W. Arnold, Jr., The Complete Book of Lamar County Mississippi Cemeteries (North Little Rock: Custom Printing, 1992), 33.
3 Ibid., 41.
4 Leonard L. Slade, Sr., Lamar County Heritage (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1978), 73.
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