The Mount Olive Cemetery is the resting place of several interesting pioneers of the county including many members of the Jeffery family. A striking fact about those interned here is the many Jeffery family members who were members of the various branches of the military and who fought in most of the wars of the 20th century.
Important members of the Mount Olive community during its hey-day are also buried in this cemetery.
Dr. W. R. Hayden lies in the family plot near his son, Jeffery, who was also a doctor. Dr. Hayden operated a drug store in Mount Olive near the Old Presbyterian Church which still stands. The store was home to a typewriter where Dr. Hayden wrote his own obituary a few days before he died.
A pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Mount Pleasant is also at rest here. Reverend D.R. Robertson is documented as having performed many weddings and funeral services during his tenure.
Long-time postmaster, Patrick H. Jeffery, owned a farm about a mile east of town and also operated a cotton-gin in Mount Olive. Once the railroad began operation, he sold his gin and opened a store.
Indiana Jeffery, who was married to Ambrose Jeffery, is also lying in this place. You can read some of Ambrose's letters by clicking here.
Update: The marker stone for Indiana Jeffery is not marking her grave. Upon doing a bit more research prompted by my noticing the anomly that shows up in three seperate photos I took of the stone (the camera I used has never produced any anomlies), I found that Indiana is actually buried with her husband in the Jeffery Cemetery located across the river in Stone County. The stone was placed near family members' graves until the Jeffery Cemetery can be restored at which time the stone will be moved. As an extreme skeptic of the paranormal, I find it strange that this anomoly occurred in only these photos and can't help but notice that its form is that of a gravestone.