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Cane Creek Cemetery
Strong, Union County, Arkansas

Established about 1862

Cane Creek Cemetery is located along Cane Creek Road, south of the Highway 82 East (also known as Strong Highway). This cemetery is closer to the town of Strong. It is a beautiful, well maintained cemetery alongside a beautiful little building that was apparently a church and is now used for some sort of community building or possibly for get-togethers of family members who have ties with those buried there.  This cemetery is in the middle of a “swamp” probably on the only high and dry place for miles.
If anyone ever wishes to visit this cemetery, do so with extreme caution if it has rained within a week as even a four-wheel drive vehicle might not get you through there after a rain.  You definitely do not want to attempt it with a regular car.  The road is somewhat better if you come in via Strong, Union County, Arkansas, and pick up Lovett Road to cut over to Cane Creek. There are no houses between Highway 82 and the cemetery if you come in on Cane Creek Road.  Their location has probably spared the little cemetery from vandalism over the years.
* Use of the “&” sign with a pair indicates they share the same headstone.

Survey done January 9, 2003, by Janice Holzer jholzer321@cablelynx.com
Updated June 6, 2004, using canvas done August 15, 1990, by Gailon O. Hall


LILLIE GREEN ADAMS 3-22-1907 to 5-25-1909 d/of L. L. & M.A. Adams

DELLA BAGNALL Wf/of GEORGE BAGNALL 6-18-1885 to 8-21-1951
Age 30 yrs 21 mos 2 dys

ROBERT ARNOLD BAKER 9-17-1918 to 10-1-1951 s/of Wm. A. Baker
(Mason) *photo on tombstone

WILLIAM A. BAKER 10-5-1891 to 2-1-1948

BAXTER REESE BASS 9-17-1894 to 5-23-1924

C. A. BASS *Name is all that is readable on homemade concrete marker.

CHARLEY BASS 11-26-1927 to 1-24-1996 PFC. U.S. ARMY WWII

DAISY HITE BASS died 4-1-1967 Age 62 (not noted in 2003 canvass)

JANIE BASS died February 5, ___ Age 78 (not noted in 2003 canvass)

JOHN BASS died 1948 Age 80 (not noted in 2003 canvass)

WALTER J. BASS 3-23-1898 killed in a battle 6-24-1918

FLORENCE BURK, wf/of G. H. Burk, JR. 6-22-1858 to 11-21-1905/ 09

GID BURK 4-10-1857 to 12-31-1924

Dr. A. W. BURNSIDE 10-12-1880 to 3-11-1910 (WOW marker)

MARY LOU JAGGERS BURNSIDE wf/of Mathew Burnside 8-2-1844 to
2-4-1907

MATHEW BURNSIDE 3-21-1845 to 9-8-1904

COLEMAN "Mother" *Footstone North end Dennis Coleman grave (from 1990 canvass)

COLEMAN *Foot marker next grave North OLIVIA COLEMAN (from 1990 canvass )

“COLEMAN Twins” : ODELL COLEMAN 9-30-1910 to 8-23-1911
ADELL COLEMAN 9-30-1910 to 4-27-1967

DENNIS COLEMAN 4-3-1915 to 7-23-1915

FANNIE M. COLEMAN 8-21-1883 to 9-1-1885 d/of J.S. & M.J. Coleman
*broken stone not found in 2003 canvass

Infant D/of J. S. & M. J. COLEMAN b & d 1-23-1879

JAMES S. COLEMAN 1849 to 1931
& MARY JANE COLEMAN wf/of J. S. Coleman 8-3-1849 to 12-31-1896

SALLY ANN COLEMAN 1874 to 1924

THOMAS CRAWFORD COLEMAN 1879 - 1958
& LULA NORRIS COLEMAN 1882 - 1940

IRENE DUGAL CONNELL 4-7-1907 to 9-10-1975
& WALTER V. CONNELL, JR. 2-10-1908 to 4-4-1974
Small stone inset in ground in front of these graves at the foot area:
FRANKIE HAMILTON CONNELL 8-21-1943 to 12-28-2000
MARY SUE (SUZIE) CONNELL 1-19-1929 to 5-22-1998
(* these two not noted in 1990 canvass)

TWILA COOKSEY 11-16-1961 to 4-15-2004 age 42 *Young’s MM
*SSDI for complete dates

CRAVE a small concrete stone set in ground….no other info on it. (not noted in 1990)

ALLIE BURNSIDE CRUM 11-1-1862 to 11-2-1938

ROSA LEE BURNSIDE CRUM 7-10-1871 to 11-22-1962

ERNEST J. DUGAL 2-27-1885 to 6-22-1941 *(Inset photo of Ernest & Norma)
& NORMA L. DUGAL 11-17-1886 to 7-30-1981

EUNICE IRENE DUGAL 4-8-1885 to 10-24-1967 (Inset photo of Eunice)
& GEORGE WEBBER DUGAL 3-31-1883 to 1-9-1950 (Inset photo of George)

GENEVA DUGAL 7-5-1896 to 9-28-1923

GEORGE P. “DICK” DUGAL 2-12-1912 to 12-12- 2002 Md: 6-20-1942
& JULIA SLADE DUGAL 11-16-1923 (One date)

Infant DUGAL b & d 6-20-1901 s/of Rufus & Sally Dougal

JAMES RUFUS DUGAL 3-9-1855 to 6-10-1925
& SALLIE GREEN DUGAL 4-14-1853 to 6-15-1924

LEONARD DUGAL 1-24-1892 to 1-26-1913

STANLEY INDIA DUGAL 2-23-1910 to 1-8-1987 Pvt. U.S. Army WW II
md: 8-31-1935
& INEZ MUNFORD DUGAL b: 5-2-1916 No death date as yet on headstone

R.V. DYKES s/of C.C. & L.E. Dykes 11-26-1902 to 5-11-1904

Infant ETHRIDGE s/of W.M. & S.A. Ethridge 1-20-1901

JESSIE FRISBY 1860 – 1881
* small cement marker / No names or dates/ between Jessie Frisby & Charity Watkins

EDITH GREEN d/of J.E. & E. J. Green 5-1-1878 to 11-15-1893

E.M. GREEN wf/of G. W. Green 2-9-1857 to 9-25-1913
G. W. GREEN 12-4-1848 to 8-3-1919

GEORGE H. GREEN h/of Madie Murray Green 8-16-1884 to 4-10-1923
(Mason) *Madie's 2nd husband was John A. Nelson

G. SIDNEY GREEN 8-2-1870 to 9-2-1897

J. E. GREEN 3-22-1843 to 12-22-1930
ELIZABETH J. wf/of J.E. Green d: 7-21-1918 71 yrs 9 mos (Oct 21, 1846)

J. R. “BOB” GREEN 5-28-1872 to 12-11-1956

JAMES MONROE GRIFFIN 11-19-1857 to 8-26-1946 "Father"
MATTIE A. GRIFFIN wf/of J.M. Griffin 12-26-1867 to 2-10-1930

JOHN M. GRIFFIN 11-7-1895 to 2-10-1920

T. D. GRIFFIN 9-10-1917 to 9-26-1917

TOM D. GRIFFIN 11-30-1893 to 7-26-1980
& EMMA A. GRIFFIN 11-12-1892 to 7-31-1972

ARIA BELL HAM 10-20-1898 to 8-20-1900

Infant s/of Mr. & Mrs. R.D. HAM 1-25-1915

RUBEN D. HAM 8-18-1864 to 7-19-1931
& ELIZABETH HAM 2-5-1873 to 8-28-1951

MARY JANE HAM 12-29-1896 to 9-15-1897
* small cement marker with MJC on top; located between Mary Jane Ham & James S. & Mary Jane Coleman

WILLIAM AYLMER HAM 11-25-1912 to 2-13-1976

MARY MELINDA HAMMOND d/of G.W. & N.C. Hammond d: 3-22-1865
4yrs 1 mo 10 days (b: 2-12-1861)

*Please note I have spelled Hammond / Hammon the way it appears on the tombstone.

G. W. HAMMONS 4-15-1818 to 10-4-1911 Age 93 yrs 5 mos 11 dys
Wife, NANCY C. HAMMONS 11-4-1835 to 11-27-1926
* small cement marker / No names or dates / between G.W. Hammons & Mathew Andrew Morrison
* small cement marker / No names or dates/ next to fence near Nancy C. Hammons

LEMUEL RICHARD HAMMONS 4-2-1868 to 10-2-1905 (WOW marker)

Infant ? Harbin or Rubin b & d 12-10-1952 (in 1990, Funeral Home Marker hard to read)

JACK JOHNSON 8-28-1913 (one date)
& PAULINE MORRISON JOHNSON 11-12-1918 to 10-10-1982

LETCHER s/of W. H. & ROSA McKINNEY 2-14-1884 to 11-14-1888

CARL LEE MORRISON 10-18-1888 to 9-22-1963
& ELLA MAE MORRISON 4-23-1894 to 5-29-1874

Infant MORRISON two infant graves…..No dates & no names

JAMES ANDREW MORRISON 11-1-1862 to 11-2-1938
& ALLIE BURNSIDE MORRISON 9-14-1869 to 10-24-1966

MATHEW ANDREW MORRISON 3-10-1894 to 6-7-1922

HENRY F. MURRAY 6-6-1872 to 8-10-1950
& MARY A. MURRAY 9-13-1875 to 10-26-1936

Baby HARBIN MURRAY No dates

LIZZIE ADA MURRAY wf/of J. H. Murray 11-3-1884 to 8-10-1905

GEORGE HERBERT NELSON 8-17-1913 to 2-15-1921 s/of John A. & Madie Green Nelson
* This grave in very back southwest corner of cemetery. There are only 3 scattered graves in this area.

JAMES E. NEVELS 2-24-1847 to 8-15-1899
& AMANDA KELLY NEVELS 4-21-1841 to 10-25-1899

HAMP J. NORRIS 10-24-1888 to 8-7-1946
& PEARL R. MORRISON NORRIS 11-11-1893 to 2-20-1945

DONALD “PIP” PIPPEN 8-6-1942 to 7-19-2004 Md: 2-1-1963
& BARBARA JUNE DUGAL 6-3-1943 (one date)

LLOYD EDWARD SMART 5-12-1919 to 6-18-1982
& SULA MORRISON SMART 9-24-1929 (one date)

JAMES H. SMITH 6-13-1846 to 10-4-1919 (Mason)

L. D. SMITH 12-2-1899 to 12-5-1917 (hard to read)

BELLE BAKER STALLINGS 8-9-1897 to 3-21-1970

ALBERT G. TAYLOR 4-19-1888 to 10-3-1894 s/of W.J. & S.A. Taylor
* This grave in very back southwest corner of cemetery. There are only 3 scattered graves in this area.

Infant twin sons of Lee & Geneva Torrence b: & d: 9-14-1902

THOMAS LEE TORRENCE 10-31-1869 to 12-9-1936
& GENEVA ELIZABETH TORRENCE 3-28-1872 to 5-12-1962

JAMES LAFAYETTE TORRENCE 12-25-1899 to 8-16-1908

SARAH ELIZA TORRENCE 8-5-1841 to 2-4-1880

CHARITY E. WATKINS wf/of J.R. Watkins 5-20-1864 to 7-20-1916
* small cement marker / No names or dates between Charity E. Watkins & Baxter Teese Bass

“Mother” ADDIE LEE WILSON 1-5-1887 to 10-15-1944
* small cement marker / No name or dates / next to Addie Lee Wilson

ANNIE WILSON 1955 to 1960 d/of Embry Wilson

DANIEL PATRICK WILSON 1870 – 1959

ERNEST VINES WILSON 12-19-1912 to 3-15-1938

LIZZIE wf/of T. I. or J. L. WILTCHER 7-20-1862 to 11-26-1910
* This grave in very back southwest corner of cemetery. There are only 3 scattered graves in this area. Hard to read-Lizzie birthdate may be 7-30-1868

JESSIE OLEN WOODALL 10-30-1904 to 3-30-1989 U.S. Army WW II

LIZZIE WOODALL 4-18-1882 to 8-1-1921
& ROBERT WOODALL 8-16-1876 to 1-13-1957

MILLARD H. WOODALL 7-18-1906 to 12-22-1967 ARK Pfc. U.S. Army WW II

GEORGE W. WOODS 8-11-1893 to 11-3-1979 md: 10-6-1923
& GRACE MURRAY WOODS 9-10-1899 to 7-23-1979