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

Address:
Aberdeen, MS
Directions:
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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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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