Murders in Prentiss County
Christy R

Duluth, GA

#22 Feb 4, 2013
soyoullknow wrote:
joey clark talked to people so bad when he busts them. he asks like they are animals. but there is a thing called karma what goes around comes around.He dont have to be like that to people he evidently had a drug problem to or wouldnt have went to rehab.
I've heard he's on this crap top but covers it up by lying @ keeping the stuff for himself.
He goes to ray Hall's church seems to me if ray was so smart in the law he'd pick up on him by all that's been said & done. And no I not judging him I'm just stating my opinion with the two being in law seems like someone would pick up on it. That is if its true. Or maybe it's like the murders, coveted up so the public will not know.
This type stuff has happened in prentiss co & will til we're all gone. This county is crooked & will continue to be. Too much money under the table & politics going on.
All AMERICAN

United States

#23 Feb 4, 2013
Curious wrote:
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A few years back, going through old papers and music from my great great aunt's belongings, we came across a song about this murder. We think my aunt wrote it. We also found a couple of ballads about Ruey Eaton. I've wondered if this was a local incident. I would be interested to hear what you find out.
I found out that she was about 20 years old and she is buried somewhere in Cairo. Anyone have any information about the number of cemeteries in Cairo?
Curious

Belden, MS

#24 Feb 4, 2013
Sorry, I don't know but I'll do some research too.
interested

Booneville, MS

#25 Feb 4, 2013
I think Mr. Cummings has passed away. I asked my mother about this but she could not remember the song but she did remember her mother-in-law talking about it.

Since: Jul 12

Bellevue, WA

#26 Feb 5, 2013
Dont forget Johathon Jason Breedlove.Murdered thrown in septic tank in Blackland.Resolved...RIP JASON
so sad

Booneville, MS

#27 Feb 5, 2013
dyaneiles wrote:
Dont forget Johathon Jason Breedlove.Murdered thrown in septic tank in Blackland.Resolved...RIP JASON
The people who killed him are in prison I thought.
Curious

United States

#28 Feb 5, 2013
so sad wrote:
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The people who killed him are in prison I thought.
who did that and why? I never heard the whole story
so sad

Booneville, MS

#29 Feb 5, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>who did that and why? I never heard the whole story
I can't remember their names. But I thought two guys were charged. I might be wrong. It has been so long ago I don't remember details.
Justice

Booneville, MS

#30 Feb 5, 2013
so sad wrote:
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I can't remember their names. But I thought two guys were charged. I might be wrong. It has been so long ago I don't remember details.


Eric miles and a bullock can't remember his first name an yes they are in prison for life. Wonder of that 50 bucks was worth there Jonathan life and there's
jumpertown

United States

#31 Feb 5, 2013
There was a murder back in the 20's around Jumpertown of a school teacher who walked to teach everyday. A colored man was immediately hung for it, who was supposedly innocent. No one ever found her body. Anyone remember hearing this and exactly where it happened? Also a white man supposedly drank himself to death after it happened? She was rumored to carry lots of money on her that was never found, too.
ALL AMERICAN

United States

#32 Feb 5, 2013
jumpertown wrote:
There was a murder back in the 20's around Jumpertown of a school teacher who walked to teach everyday. A colored man was immediately hung for it, who was supposedly innocent. No one ever found her body. Anyone remember hearing this and exactly where it happened? Also a white man supposedly drank himself to death after it happened? She was rumored to carry lots of money on her that was never found, too.
Do you know this lady's name?
PEARL relative

Sumrall, MS

#33 Feb 5, 2013
ALL AMERICAN wrote:
Going back about 90-100 years ago. Looking for information about a young girl named Tidwell, that supposedly was pregnant by her boyfriend. She was murdered and thrown into a creek. I have been told there was a song written a recorded about it. "What have you done Clarence Cummings?" He did time in prison for this. I'm just researching my ancestry and would like to find out more. Sorry if this offends any family, maybe since so much time has passed, it will not offend any.
My mom can tell you all about this but not giving her name on here! Pearl was killed by Clarence because she was pregnant and he hit her in the head with a sawed tree limb! He was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and served 9 years in prison then he came back to blackland and raised a family! Even my family don't think he meant to kill her. There is a folk song about her death and my mom is looking for the words! Pearl is buried in the old armstrong cemetery on panther road, sorry don't know cr number! What else would you like to know?
leck newcomb

United States

#34 Feb 5, 2013
i found out a few more tidbits for you about hattie pearl tidwell she was killed by clarence cummings and thrown in a creek she was 16 at the time and pregnant the coroner actually opened up her belly to determine if she was pregnant she is buried at armstrong cemetery in prentiss county all this happened not far from where i was raised it is well known local folklore
Curious

Belden, MS

#35 Feb 5, 2013
PEARL relative wrote:
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My mom can tell you all about this but not giving her name on here! Pearl was killed by Clarence because she was pregnant and he hit her in the head with a sawed tree limb! He was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and served 9 years in prison then he came back to blackland and raised a family! Even my family don't think he meant to kill her. There is a folk song about her death and my mom is looking for the words! Pearl is buried in the old armstrong cemetery on panther road, sorry don't know cr number! What else would you like to know?
I have the words to the song. Could you ask your mom if the name Ella Essary Suitor from Kossuth (Hatchie Bottom) rings a bell? She was my g-g- aunt and a songwriter, we would like to know if she wrote the song. I'll try to find the song and put the words on here or send you to a link.

thanks!
private eye

Duluth, GA

#36 Feb 5, 2013
Born January 15, 1904- died may 17, 1924!!! Parents are john and Mattie Tidwell!! Buried in Armstrong cemetery in Cairo ms!!! Hope this helps!! I love looking up and researching family trees and history!!
meme

United States

#37 Feb 6, 2013
Charles Prater was found hung on child's swing set before he was beaten badly. His mom demanded an autopsy only to find out he was taken to funeral home and was made ready for viewing within an hour! Then sent for autopsy! All evidence washed away and drained from his body!! Autopsy showed lethal amounts of drugs and alcohol, yet he supposedly tied a noose and killed himself in that condition. Right before he beat himself up! Yeah right!!! All under the bud micheals administration! Come on people!
sara nash

United States

#38 Feb 6, 2013
I'm memento above. Should have just put my name to begin with! Even though its been some years since this happened my blood still boils every time I talk about it. The Saturday morning we got to his house bud Micheal forbid any of us to go in the house because it was a crime scene investigation. Yet the ones still there when it happened were allowed in and all around the house. When I finally got in the house it was ramshacked! I started yelling at bud micheals and was put to the ground and told I would be arrested! Crime scene cover up!! I raised mine and Charles three kids without him. I miss him to this day and pray I see justice in my lifetime. Go rest high on that mountain " chuckie baby" l love you!
private eye

Duluth, GA

#39 Feb 6, 2013
Why don't you call and get it looked into again? Don't call local-
Go higher up!!! And keep talking about it!!!
mimi 1

United States

#40 Feb 6, 2013
Christy R wrote:
There's been plenty of murders:
Kirby Brown, Thomas Parham, Kenny Goddard, Tammy Mcvey, Steve Berryhill...
Alot more hidden & covered up that we don't know about.
Didn't Kirby kill the cop hisaw then kill his self?
yaya

United States

#41 Feb 6, 2013
Christy R wrote:
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I've heard he's on this crap top but covers it up by lying @ keeping the stuff for himself.
He goes to ray Hall's church seems to me if ray was so smart in the law he'd pick up on him by all that's been said & done. And no I not judging him I'm just stating my opinion with the two being in law seems like someone would pick up on it. That is if its true. Or maybe it's like the murders, coveted up so the public will not know.
This type stuff has happened in prentiss co & will til we're all gone. This county is crooked & will continue to be. Too much money under the table & politics going on.
seems to me the law busts people in marietta all the time but the next day or same day they out and bout like nothing ever happened. Or the law knows someones doin stuff and do nothin bout it. But they sure do hav there favorites to bust

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