Forrest Memorial Park

Families in Corinth and Alcorn County, MS, have a scenic, peaceful, well-maintained  cemetery to memorialize their loved ones for generations to come. 

CFH Holdings LLC has purchased the 12.5-acre Forrest Memorial Park cemetery from the Mississippi Secretary of State, which held the cemetery in receivership for four years. Work has been done to restore the cemetery to physical beauty and to financial health. Owners, Tom Fowlkes, MD, and Glenn Coleman of Oxford, alongside local cemetery manager Josh Hodum, have been working to restore the trust and good faith of the community since acquiring the cemetery.

Forrest Memorial Park is an asset to Alcorn County — and a secure final resting place for its families.

Open Letter to the Community

Learn about our plans for Forrest Memorial Park in our May 1, 2016, Letter to the Community.
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Cemetery Manager Josh Hodum

An Alcorn County native, deputy coroner and local pastor, Josh Hodum serves as cemetery manager for Forrest Memorial Park.
cell: (662) 872-9999

Contact Josh today if you:

Suffered financially from pre-paid contracts with the former owners. While the courts have acknowledged that contracts for pre-paid merchandise and services with the former owners are lost and not able to be recovered, we want to help if we can. We are prepared to offer substantial discounts to those families for making advance arrangements with us. We won't be able to offer these discounts forever, so please act quickly to take advantage.

Are an interment rights owner. Josh has our most accurate records of plot ownership, availability and pricing. Our records are based on four years of work by the Mississippi Secretary of State's office to identify interment right owners at Forrest Memorial Park. Help us make sure we have your information correct.

Have loved ones buried here.
 We want to make sure we have your updated contact information and hear any concerns you have. 

Print and mail our Updated Cemetery Contact Form

Josh can also help you to:

  • Choose and purchase grave markers, either after a burial or as part of advance planning.
  • Join our new Flower Program. It enables us to replace the seasonal silk flower arrangement on your loved one's grave four times a year.

Cemetery Rules

Help us maintain the natural beauty of Forrest Memorial Park by following our Rules & Regulations.

Forrest Memorial Park observes three general clean-up periods: Mar. 15-31, July 15-31, and Oct. 15-31. Items that you wish to retain should be removed before the start of those periods and may be replaced after the first of the following month.

Flowers — Flower arrangements should be placed in the vases attached to the memorial markers. Service flowers and other floral arrangements will be removed when they are discolored, wilted, seasonally inappropriate or unsightly.

Flags — A small American, Confederate or military flag may be placed near the head of the grave. The cemetery staff  will removed flags and properly dispose of them when they are worn.

Plantings — Only cemetery management may plant or remove flowers, shrubs or trees. These may not be planted on any individual grave.

Prohibited Items:

  • No glass or breakable containers are allowed.
  • Trinkets and whatnots including statuary, windchimes, solar lights, signs, toys, balloons, ornaments, chairs, benches, etc. are not be allowed and may be removed.
  • No iron, wirework or other metal will be allowed.
  • Any item which is unsightly, dangerous or interferes with another interment right owner will be removed.

Read our complete Rules & Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be re-opening the former Hight Funeral Home?
While we have acquired the building, we have no definite plans to open a funeral home in Alcorn County at this time. We will renovate the facility to house our cemetery office. We also hope to be able to offer the space for chapel services and receptions.

What options do you offer for those who prefer cremation?
Forrest Memorial Park historically has not offered memorial options for those who prefer cremation. We are working to develop a number of options for cremation interment spaces and columbarium niches, as well as above-ground mausoleum crypts.

I own interment rights but I want to transfer them to someone else. How can I do that?
Use this Quitclaim Deed to transfer your rights. The original owner must have the form notarized and must record it in the cemetery office.

Our staff can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family. Contact Josh Hodum at (662) 286-9333 to discuss the wide variety of permanent memorialization options, or contact us via the contact form below.