Eugene Powell

Sonny Boy Nelson
Birth Name:
Eugene Powell
Birth Date:
December 23, 1908
Birth Place:
Utica, Mississippi
Death Date:
November 4, 1998
Place of Death:
Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Mississippi
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Evergreen Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Sonny Boy Nelson was an American Delta blues musician who picked up the guitar at the young age of 9. His best known works include “44 Blues”, “Suitcases Full of Troubles” and “Meet Me in the Bottoms”.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Evergreen Cemetery

Metcalf Road

Metcalfe, Mississippi, 38760


North America

Grave Location Description

As you cross the little bridge on the dirt road that leads to the cemetery, drive about 90 feet and park in front of the two trees, go left into the cemetery section and walk another 90 feet to Sonny Boy Williams grave.

Difficult to locate, the cemetery GPS is 33.45597, -91.01571



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