Bill Marsalis and Tommy Wixon Revisit Marsalis Cemetery

Tommy Wixon and Bill Marsalis revisited Liberty, MS on June 21st to continue Marsalis research at the court house.  While there, they met Mickal Corkran, who is the executor to “Coot” Andrews the present owner of the property upon which the Marsalis cemetery is located.  During their conversation Mr. Corkran told them how happy he was that someone was concerned about caring for the cemetery and agreed to provide them with a notarized affidavit granting them permission to enter the property.  Since their meeting, they have heard that Mr. Corkran might know the location of a picture of the original Marsalis house.

The next day, June 23rd, Tommy and Bill met at the cemetery with five members of Stockdale Cape #1681 Sons of Confederate Veterans.  The purpose of the meeting was for possible assistance from their group with the cemetery clean up project.  After looking at the site, Joe and James Abbott, Chuck Fredrick, Bill Simmons, and Leroy Spring all agreed that the clean up would be doable for them and that the project would be put up for discussion at their July meeting.

Bill and Lynn Marsalis had planned to continue with the clean up at the cemetery on the 24th but Lynn became ill and the heat was too oppressive to consider further work and therefore was placed on hold.

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