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MERRIOTT CEMETERY

Speers Circle
Jessieville, Garland County, Arkansas

Directions: Take Arkansas Highway 7 North to Highway 298 and turn left. Travel approximately five miles to Hamilton Church. Turn right onto Speers Circle. Merriott Cemetery is on the left of the steep hillside. The road circles around to a new cemetery at the bottom of the hill with newer graves enclosed with a chain-link fence..

Compiled by Brenda Johnson Carlotta Ragsdale May 23, 2005, with some additions and corrections by Patti Vance Hays (pvh). Ms. Ragsdale has performed considerable research of the people resting in Merriott Cemetery. There are times that listings appear where the gravesite is either unmarked or the grave marker is no longer legible. If a marker is available, and she has the full name that is different from the name on the marker that name is shown at the end in brackets [ ].

The Melting Pot Genealogical Society has archived most of The Sentinel-Record obituaries for 1996-1999, 2005-May 10, 2012, as well as some from other years. You may check our obituary section to see if they are listed. If not, please check back as we may be adding more.


John Hamilton b. 1885 d. 1945
    double marker with
Lillia Hamilton b. 1889 d. 1932

Unmarked

Mollie Speers
b. 1875 d. Feb. 24, 1944

Mary Ellen Cass Speers b. Sept. 11, 1874 d. Feb. 24, 1944
    married: July 29, 1889
    double marker with   
Steve Speers b. Nov. 2, 1871 d. Feb. 1946
   Children: Esta, Herbert and William

Melvin W. McTigert b. March 3, 1926 d. March 24, 1945 Age 19
    Arkansas PFC 11 Inf World War II

Diane Marlene Hamilton d. April 11, 1968
    0 yrs 0 mths 0 days

Mildred Mickey Hill b. May 18, 1916 d. Feb. 23, 1979 Age 68
    In loving memory of Jo Retta and grandchildren

Cleo Johnson b. May 5, 1932 d. Nov. 15, 1933

Harley Lee Graves b. Dec. 7, 1906 d. Aug. 31, 1936
    son of Greeberry G. Graves and Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton
    husband of Pearlie McCoy Graves

Pearlie McCoy Graves b. Sept. 19, 1912 d. Feb. 6, 1932
    wife of Harley Lee Graves

Otis B. Blackmon b. May 7, 1905 d. Dec. 3, 1954

Mary Louise Blackmon b. Oct. 14, 1927 d. March 24, 1930
    daughter of Otis and Willie Blackmon
    she was the sunshine of our life

Willie J. Blackmon b. Aug. 22, 1908 d. Aug 20, 1992

Jehu Johnson b. Sept. 27, 1871 d. Jan. 2, 1942

Susie Johnson b. Oct. 7, 1868 d. April 9, 1951

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John Newton Hamilton
b. June 4, 1832 d. April 27, 1906
    husband of Martha Jane Merriott Hamilton
    married March 29, 1863
    father of Mary Susan Arkansas, Julia Catherine Melvina Isabelle
    Ida May Loudella, and Harriett Elizabeth
    double marker with
Martha Jane Merriott Hamilton b. Oct. 23, 1844 d. July 31, 1922
    daughter of James Wesley Merriott and Susan Geurin
    wife of John Newton Hamilton
    married March 29, 1863
    mother of Mary Susan Arkansas, Julia Catherine Melvina Isabelle
    Ida May Loudella, and Harriett Elizabeth

Lola Mae Merriott Midkiff b. Jan. 24, 1896 d. March 31, 1902
    daughter of Joseph David Midkiff and Harriett Jane Merriott

Joseph David Midkiff b. Feb. 21, 1867 d. Aug. 25, 1899
    son of George W. Midkiff and sarah Fowler
    husband of Harriett Jane Merriott
    married Aug. 25, 1884
     father of George Dee, J. M. S., John, Lola Mae, and M. L.

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Nancy Dolley Cerindia Merriott
July 1871

Mary (Polly) Hamilton Merriott b. 1840 KY d. 1879 AR
    wife of John Henry Merriott
    married Jan. 27, 1859
    mother of Josiah W., and Harriett Jane

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John Henry Merriott
b. April 11, 1822 d. Feb. 2, 1904
    husband of Mary (Polly) Hamilton
    father of Josiah W., and Harriett Jane

Joe Merriott b. Dec. 5, 1862 d. April 7, 1951

Lillie Merriott Lamb b. Oct. 15, 1899 d. Jan. 28, 1978 Age 78

Tom Elijah Merriott b. July 17,1915 d. May 4,1988
    CPL US Army World War II
    husband of Dessie Merriott
    married: June 27, 1936 Garland County, AR

Dessie Qualls Merriott b. March 16, 1912 d. Feb. 27, 2005
    wife of Tom E. Merriott
    parents: Thomas J. Qualls and Halie Ann Reed

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Edward McKee
b. Sept. 15, 1926 d. Nov. 27, 1941 Age 15

Richard H. (Hanby) McKee b. Dec. 12, 1900 d. Feb. 12, 1974
    Age 73 yrs 2 mth 0 days

Era Cash b. Dec. 5, 1914 d. Dec. 9, 1930

John B. Cash b. Feb. 28, 1884 d. Oct. 2, 1964
    double marker with
Lottie Cash b. Sept. 3, 1886 d. Nov. 25, 1985

Maurice Merriott d. Jan. 25, 1930 Age 0 yrs 0 mth 0 days

Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Graves b. 1862 d. Feb. 13, 1953
    daughter of John Newton Hamilton and Martha Jane Merriott
    wife of Greenberry G. Graves
    married Nov. 29, 1886
    mother of James Aaron, Caldonia Fay, Martha Margaret,
    Julius Wesley, Harley Lee, and Thelma Katie Almetta
    double marker with
Greenberry G. Graves b. 1861 d. 1918
    son of William Gilliam Graves and Mary ( Polly ) Fisher
    husband of Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Graves
    married Nov. 29, 1886
    father of James Aaron, Caldonia Fay,Martha Margaret,
    Julius Wesley, Harley Lee, and Thelma Katie Almetta

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J. T. Dudley
d. March 20, 1977

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Baby Ritter
b. 1921 d. 1921

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Harriett Jane Merriott Midkiff
b, June 3, 1863 d. Feb. 1, 1940
    Age 76 yrs 6 mth 23 days
    daughter of John Henry Merriott and Mary Hamilton
    married Joseph David Midkiff
    married Aug. 25, 1884
    mother of George Dee, J. M. S., John, Lola Mae, and M. L.

Jon C. Rynders b. 1982 d. 1982   Age 1 day

Timothy Leon Boman

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Baby Infant Ritter b. and d, March 3, 1919
    son of Hilbert and Janie Johnson Ritter

Mary Wideman b. 1889 d. 1893
    daughter of F. A. and M. E. Wideman
    Fell off of a wagon and wagon ran over and killed her

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Baby Johnson
1811

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Randolph Blocker b. Oct. 8, 1884 d. June 9, 1950
    son of George W. Blocker and Lulia Catherine Melvina Isabella Hamilton

Julia Catherine Melvina Isabella Hamilton Blocker b. Dec. 13, 1866 d. Sept. 17, 1949
    daughter of John Newton Hamilton and Martha Jane Merriott
    wife of George W. Blocker
    married Aug. 23, 1883
    mother of Randolph, James, Susie, John R.
    Ocus Mitchell, Mary Jane and Elizabeth

James L. Blocker b. Nov. 20, 1887 d. Oct. 22, 1961
    son of George W. Blocker and Julia Catherine Melvina Isabella Hamilton Blocker
    Married Ruby Gass
    married Oct. 24, 1914

Susie E. Blocker Nations b. Feb. 2, 1890 d. Aug. 17, 1972
    daughter of George W. Blocker and Julia Catherine Melvina Isabella Hamilton Blocker
    wife of James Thomas Nation

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James Thomas Nations
b. Feb. 12, 1884 d. May 18, 1982
    Son of William P. Nation and Harriett Caroline Wideman
    husband of Susie E. Blocker Nation

Harriet C. (Wideman) Nation b. 09/22/1853 d. 08/09/1935
    "Beloved Mother"    [added by pvh]

William P. "Billy" Nation b. 01/04/1862 d. 08/09/1933
    "Beloved Father"    [added by pvh]

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Mildred Graves
b. and d. Sept. 13, 1918
    infant daughter of Jasper and Florence Graves

James K. Kelly b. Jan. 5, 1849 d. Jan. 12, 1928

Samuel Clinton Breshears b. June 5, 1888 d. March 1980
    husband of Caldonie  Fay Graves Breshears
    married Dec. 12, 1911

Caldonie  Fay Graves Breshears b. Aug. 1894 d. 1938
    daughter of Greenberry G. Graves and Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton
    wife of Samuel Clinton Breshears
    married Dec. 12, 1911

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Herman Breshears d. July 15, 1938
    Age 1 yr. 11 mths. 2 days

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Aaron James Graves Nov. 6, 1890 d. March 12, 1964
    Age 73 yrs. 4 mths. 4 days
    son of Greenberry G. Graves and Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton
    husband of Delila Elizabeth Fox
    father of Sylvia Pauline, Lois Ellen (Lola), Daisy Ester Mae

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B. H. Bindin d. Jan. 31, 1919

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Millie Wildon
b. July 18, 1880 d. Aug. 9, 1899

Frank Kelley b. 1899 d. 1921

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Eutha Ann Hensley
b. May 13, 1890 d. Feb. 11, 1974
    Age 84 yrs. 8 mths. 28 days

Frank Wideman b. March 7, 1889 d. July 16, 1969

Age 80 yrs. 4 mths. 9 days

Geneva Wideman
b. Nov. 9, 1938 d. Feb. 26, 1939

Infant son of
   
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wideman

James N. Johnson
b. Dec. 26, 1882 d. Oct. 19, 1917

Ferbie A. Johnson
b. March 31, 1879 d. Nov. 6, 1932

Anna Pearl Johnson
b. Nov. 26, 1912 d. Dec. 14, 1934

Ruth Bettis Merriott
b. Dec. 6, 1927 Open
    double marker with
Gleen Gordon Merriott
b. July 25, 1922 d. May 5, 1995
    married Aug. 8, 1943

Infant boy Shelton
d. Dec. 14, 1965
    Age 0 yrs 0 mths. 0 days

Delilia Butler
d. Jan. 19, 1973
    Age 79 yrs. 4 mths. 18 days

David Earl Speers
b. April 5, 1961 d. March 26, 1962
    11 mths 27 days
   
son of Earl Speers and Virginia Louise Scroggins Speers
    brother of Jimmy, Terry, and Glenda

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Senda Kelley b. 1868 d. 1926    [Lucinda Graves Kelley] 2
    [A new marker has been placed with the name of Sandra Kelley b. 1868 d. 1921.]
    wife of Francis Marion Kelley
    married Sept. 16, 1891
    mother of Mary E., John Calvin, Francis Marion, Albert
    Walter Henry and Harley
F. M. Kelley
b. 1871 d. 1944    [Francis Marion Kelley]  2
    husband of Lucinda Graves
   
married Sept. 16, 1891
   
father of Mary E., John Calvin, Francis Marion, Albert
    Walter Henry and Harley

Lavern Kelley
b. 1927 d. 1928

Pauline Kelley
b. 1929 d. 1929

Nola M. Kelley
b. 1932 d. 1932
    [A new marker has been placed with the name Nola M. Kelley b. 1934 d. 1934.]

Imogene Kelley b. 1931 d. 1931

Walter H. Kelley b. Oct. 3, 1905 d. Aug. 1, 1962    [Walter Henry Kelley] 2
   
son of Francis Marion Kelley and Locinda Graves Kelley
   
husband of Ella Mae Hamilton

William A. Ault
b. Sept. 12, 1921 d. Dec. 21, 1921

Mary Ellen Ault
b. July 27, 1933 d. July 27, 1933

Erna Mavis Ault
b. Feb. 16, 1924 d. June 15, 1930
    Age 6 yrs. 4 mths, 1 day

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John L. Holmes (Jack)
b. May 29, 1859 d. Feb. 13, 1928

Lucinda Carolina Clift Holmes (Lou)
b. Feb. 24, 1866 d. Dec. 28, 1928

Doyle Ray Harris
d. Oct. 27, 1941
    Age 3 yrs. 11 mths. 0 days

George Early Holmes
b. Sept. 24, 1911 d. May 17, 1947

Ethro W. Ault
b. Dec. 7, 1886 d. June 3, 1972
    Arkansas PVT US Army World War I
    double marker with
Bertha E. Ault
b. May 8, 1902 d. Jan. 8, 1998 1

Gloria Texanna Spears Herron b. June 11, 1944 d. Jan. 17, 1997 1

William (Willie) Ollie  Spears b. June 26, 1909 d. Dec. 28, 1989
    son of Stephen Speers and Mary Ellen Cass
   
husband of Daisy Ester Mae Graves
   
married Sept. 4, 1930
    father of Marjorie Louise, and Tilman

Juanita Jo Spears d. Nov. 9, 1957
    Age 0 yrs. 0 mths. 0 days

Daisy Ester Mae Graves Spears
b. Sept. 21, 1910 d. June 9, 1953
   
daughter of James Aaron Graves and Delila Elizabeth Fox
   
wife of William Ollie Spears
   
Married Sept. 4, 1930
    mother of Marjorie Louise, and Tilman

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Dona A Speers b.1896 Open
    double marker with
James M. Speers
b. 1893 d. 1960

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Venola Graves
b. Nov. 1925 d. Dec. 1926

Herschel Graves
March 22 1922

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Orlene Speers b. April 11, 1925 d. Nov. 28, 1970

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James William Nation b. Sept 1, 1890 d. June 3, 1931
    double marker with
Mary E. Lanter Nation b. June 9, 1902 d. Nov. 26, 1994

Smith Hamilton Nation b. Jan. 8, 1894 d. March 6, 1942
   
husband of Martha Graves Nation
   
married Jan. 4, 1914
   
father of Ervin William, Orles, Lee Franklin, Tony and George

(Maggie) Martha Margaret Graves Nation b. Jan. 8, 1896 d. Dec. 21, 1961
    daughter of Greenberry G. Graves and Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton
    wife of Smith Hamilton Nation
   
married Jan. 4, 1914
    mother of Ervin William, Orles, Lee Franklin, Tony and George

Cathy Lynn Nation b. 1951 d. 1951

Joyce R. Graves
b. 193? D. 1937

William F. Graves
b. 1935 1938 Age 3

W. G. Graves
b. Aug. 15, 1940 Feb. 26, 1942
    1 yr 6 mths. 11 days

Larry G. Marlar b. May 14, 1950 d. Sept. 17, 1972
    Arkansas SP4 Co D 2 Bn 27 Inf Vietnam AM - ARCON

Laura E. Graves b. March 12, 1913 d. Jan. 24, 1987
    double marker with
Fred L. Graves
b. July 9, 1904 Nov. 4, 1965
    married Dec. 31, 1928

Stanley R. Graves
b. Jan. 30, 1929 d. Sept. 30, 1985    [Stanley Roosevelt Graves] 2
    SSGT US Air Force Korea
    son of Lou Allen (Fred) Graves and Laura Elizabeth Edge

Oma Marlar
d. Jan. 10, 1987 Age 55

Ida May Loudella Hamilton Graves
b. Nov. 17, 1879 d. June 10, 1964
    daughter of John Newton Hamilton and Martha Jane Merriott
    married Randolph Graves
    married Oct. 21, 1894
    mother of Columbus (Floyd), Noah (Rufus), George Alexander,
    Arminda Elizabeth (Mary), Lou Allen (Fred), Martha Ellen, Nora Myrtle
    John Arthur, James Andrew, William Harvey, Woodrow Riley, and Ruby Mildred
    double marker with
Randolph Graves
b. May 1, 1870 d. June 14, 1937 Age 61
   
son of William Gilliam Graves and Mary ( Polly ) Fisher
    husband of Ida May Loudella Hamilton Graves
   
married Oct. 21, 1894
   
father of Columbus (Floyd), Noah (Rufus), George Alexander,
    Arminda Elizabeth (Mary), Lou Allen (Fred), Martha Ellen, Nora Myrtle
    John Arthur, James Andrew, William Harvey, Woodrow Riley, and Ruby Mildred

Woodrow Riley Graves
b. March 22, 1920 d. May 31, 1965
    Texas PVT US Army World War II
   
son of Randolph Graves and Ida May Loudella Hamilton

Esta Lee Speers Graves
b. Feb. 13, 1900 d. Sept. 28, 1985
    daughter of Stephen Speers and Mary Ellen Cass
    wife of Julious Wesley (Wess) Graves
    married Aug. 29, 1920
    double marker with
Julious Wesley (Wess) Graves
b. July 8, 1899 d. Nov. 3, 1958
   
son of Greenberry G. Graves and Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton
   
husband of Esta Lee Speers Graves
    married Aug. 29, 1920

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Daniel R. Outler
b. 1894 d. Oct. 24, 1940
    Arkansas PVT 114 Engrs

LeRoy Outler
b. 1891 d. 1947


Note: These grave are below the hill in the new section

Tamara Ann Owens Holman b. May 16, 1974 d. April 29, 1994

Clifton J. Graves b. Aug. 26, 1941 d. Sept. 2, 2002
    double marker
Spouse area is open


Added by Patti Vance Hays from obituary

Donald Lee Graves    b. April 13, 1936 d. April 20, 2012 1


1  The Melting Pot Genealogical Society has the obituary archived. You may go here to find out how to request an obituary. After reading the instructions on requesting, please be sure to find the obituary in the listings so that you may copy and paste the entire line in your e-mail.

2  Full name/dates according to Carlotta Ragsdale