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Aberdeen, Mississippi: Lady Buried in Rocking Chair

Alice Whitfield is entombed in an above-ground crypt,sitting in her favorite rocking chair with her knitting in her hand. Just believe it, okay?

Old Aberdeen Cemetery

Aberdeen, MS
Old Aberdeen Cemetery. Entrance is on the north side of Whitfield St., just east of its intersection with S. Poplar St. Park on the shoulder; it's a walk-in-only entrance. You'll see the Whitfield fenced-in crypt straight ahead.
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Burial in rocking chair.

Lady Buried in Rocking Chair

This was an interesting stop. The cemetery is very old, and I saw the grave of one person who died 100 years before I was born - Wow!

[Donna Wright, 07/25/2016]
Lady Buried in Rocking Chair

In Old Aberdeen Cemetery, one lady is entombed sitting in her favorite rocking chair with her knitting in her hand.

[Donna Wright, 02/18/2014]

Mrs. Needham Whitfield is entombed in an aboveground crypt, and is said to be seated in her rocking chair -- or at least that's what they tell every kid in town. The tomb is surrounded by an ornate iron fence. Other interesting gravestones include one depicting a woman engulfed in flames (she burned to death after her dress caught on fire).

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