HISTORY: The Bernard Basque Cemetery is located on the private property of Bernard Basque just north of Old Fort Bayou in Jackson County. Mr. Basque developed this family cemetery about 1980 as the result of excessive vandalism at the remote William Seymour Memorial Cemetery where some of his immediate family was buried. Three Basque family members were removed from the Seymour Cemetery and interred in the Bernard Basque Cemetery. Before entering the cemetery grounds permission from Mr. Basque should be sought. He can be contacted at 875-5892.
Ernest Alvin Amos, Sr. 3-29-1921 to 8-8-1988
b. Pensacola, Florida
Ernest Alvin Amos 2-15-1952 to 9-25-2000
Floy Lee Basque Amos 2-5-1927 to 10-19-2012
Thersa Smagacz Basque 6-13-1932 to 10-30-1991
b. Dunkirk, New York
Luther Phillip Basque 5-18- 1929 to 2-14-2008
Joseph F. Basque* 7-25-1913 to 1-14-1979
Veteran WW II
Helen Margaret Seymour Basque 12-15-1921 to 6-3-2002
d/o Solom Seymour and Elzie Mae Hausen
Dola Eve Seymour* 12-24-1906 to 9-14-1969
"The Wandering Traveller", wife of J.F. Basque b. Ocean Springs, Mississippi
d. Grenada, Mississippi
Wiley W. Boone* 9-13-1912 to 12-20-1973
Lucille Anna Mae Basque Boone 2-26-1918 to 6-9-2005
Belinda Lea Webb 5-27-1965 to 9-24-2012
Dianne Basque Webb 3-11-1944 to 9-17-2003
m. Roy Webb Jr.
* Removed from William Seymour Memorial Cemetery (Bayou Talla).REFERENCES:
The Sun Herald, "Luther Phillip Basque", February 17, 2008, p. A12.
The Sun Herald, "Belinda Lea Webb", September 28, 2012, p. A4.
The Sun Herald, "Floy Lee Amos", October 20, 2012, p. A4.
Bernard Basque on January 13, 1992.
Ray L. Bellande
PO Box 617
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
January 13, 1992