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MORNING STAR CEMETERY

Block 1
Spring Street and Old Church Road
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

Morning Star Cemetery, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

Directions from Hot Springs: From Central Avenue, take West Grand Avenue going east and travel 4.7 miles; take the Westinghouse Drive exit (exit 5); turn right onto Westinghouse Drive after the exit; go a very short distance and take a left onto Spring Street. Travel .6 miles and the cemetery is located at the intersection of Spring Street and Old Church Road.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.501635, Longitude: -92.973909

Transcribed by Carlotta Ragsdale and completed November 22, 2006.  The Melting Pot Genealogical Society wishes to give Carlotta a big thanks for allowing us to publish her cemetery transcriptions on our website!!!  There are some additions and corrections by Patti Vance Hays as well as additions by the Morning Star Cemetery Association. They have added some unmarked graves as well as supplying the Block, Lot and Space.

The earliest known burial at this time is 1883.

Some tombstone photos (by Patti Vance Hays) may be found by clicking on the name.  These will be the ones that are underlined.  In addition, there are some photographs that are marked with the . icon. You can click on the tombstone for a photograph. The tombstone photographs are copyrighted by Patti Vance Hays.  You may use them for your personal use but not for publication in any medium without Patti's permission.  There are also some tombstone photographs on findagrave.com

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. Some of those archived will be annotated on this page.

This page is under construction. We are just beginning to add them in order of Block, Lot and Space, and this listing is incomplete. I have not included every single one of them in order thus far. If you see missing block numbers, it is more than likely that I have not included the burial info as of yet.

Block, Lot,
Space
Name Dates Inscriptions Notes
1, 6, 5 Martin, Everett C 07/16/1932-10/11/1968    
1, 7, 3 Spira, Deola 05/14/1919-07/30/1983   Unmarked 2
1, 7, 4

Sorace, Stella   

2/10/1912-10/6/1985   Stella Sorace tombstone
1, 7, 5 Sarace, Cosmo 09/19/1888-01/12/1967 Arkansas CPL HQ 58 Infantry World War I  
1, 8, 3 Williams, Bill R 1890-1964   Unmarked 2
1, 8, 4 Ekberg, Lillian V 1890 - 1964    
1, 8, 5 Ekberg, Helmer O 1894 - 1967 LL.B., LL.M. Attorney At Law  
1, 9, 2 Rankin, Weaver A -01/18/1968   Unmarked 2
1, 9, 3 Richardson, Carl Frank 1880-02/26/1968   Unmarked 2
1, 9, 4        
1, 9, 5        
1, 10, 3 Berry, Zereme 02/17/1887-09/08/1971   Unmarked 2
1, 10, 4 Berry, Lona Walker -08/03/1974    
1, 10, 5 Wopler, Fred S 10/04/1891-06/11/1969   Unmarked 2
1, 11, 2 George, Viola S 10/06/1931- married 11/14/1950  
1, 11, 3 George, Elmer Stanley Sr. 03/03/1929-04/29/1997 TEC 5 US Army World War II  
1, 11, 4 Warren, Marvin H 03/29/1884-11/19/1968    
1, 12, 1 Fence      
1, 12, 3 Young, Robert H 12/01/1894-03/06/1971    
1, 12, 4 Young, Flo      
1, 12, 5 Benson, Lillian Cobb 02/24/1879-03/30/1963    
1, 13, 1        
1, 13, 2        
1, 13, 3        
1, 13, 4        
1, 13, 5        
1, 14, 1        
1, 14, 2        
1, 14, 3        
1, 14, 4        
1, 14, 5        
1, 15, 1        
1, 15, 2 Irwin, Andrew Jackson 08/25/1904-10/11/1961 Iowa SI USNR World War II  
1, 15, 3 Irwin, Martha J 1918-1978    
1, 15, 4        
1, 15, 5        
1, 16, 1 Almstedt, Bessie G 05/23/1897-12/01/1984    
1, 16, 2 Almstedt, Albert B 05/24/1887-   Unmarked 2
1, 16, 3        
1, 16, 4 Crain, Helen Louise 09/09/1926-03/08/2007   HSFH marker; SSDI shows dod as 09/10/1926
1, 16, 5 Crain, Joseph 08/15/1915-09/13/1964 Mason; Chief Hot Springs Police Retired  
1, 17, 1 Thacker, Infant -1974    
1, 17, 2        
1, 17, 3        
1, 17, 4        
1, 17, 5        
1, 18, 1 Herring, Whitney Dayle -10/20/1983 Baby Girl  
1, 20, 4 Martin, Earl E. Jr. 05/28/1971-01/12/1997    
1, 20, 5 Martin, Laura E. 06/05/1910-06/27/1994    
1, 21, 1 Martin, Margaret (Infant) -12/13/1953   Unmarked 2
1, 21, 2        
1, 21, 3 Martin, James Lieghton Jr. 12/27/1976-04/23/1995 My only son, I love you  
1, 21, 4 Martin, Laverne F. 10/21/1931-06/30/1998    
1, 21, 5 Martin, Frank 1888-1951    
1, 22, 1 Brettell, Floyd A -04/02/1997   Unmarked 2
1, 22, 2 Brettell, Sarah M. 06/23/1900-04/02/1970    
1, 22, 3 King, Jack A. 07/03/1913-03/08/1997 CAPT US Army World War II  
1, 22, 4 King, Doris Temkin     preneed
1, 22, 5 Parker, Audrey H. 01/01/1909-06/04/1970    
1, 23, 1 Karimarkovich, George 08/18/1874-03/04/1970   Unmarked 2 3
1, 23, 2        
1, 23, 3 Storey, James 11/24/1889-05/25/1974   Unmarked 2
1, 23, 4        
1, 23, 5        
1, 24, 1 Freeman, Leslie H. 07/16/1907-07/24/1945 Arkansas PVT 61 Med Tng Bn  
1, 24, 2        
1, 24, 3 Freeman, Leslie Leon 05/28/1927-04/26/1961 Arkansas CPL 4102 Area Svc Unit  
1, 24, 4 McConnell, Thelma 04/13/1910-12/29/1978 Mother  
1, 24, 5 McConnell, C. Alvin 09/18/1898-10/31/1967    
1, 25, 1 Layman, Rosa     preneed
1, 25, 2 Boling, Vernon W. Sr. 09/04/1922-05/19/1991 PVT US Army World War II  
1, 25, 3        
1, 25, 4 McConnell, Homer 10/21/1946-08/20/1984 GM2 US Navy Vietnam  
1, 25, 5 Layman, John -04/19/1942 Ohio PVT 1 CL 20 Inf  
1, 26, 1        
1, 26, 2        
1, 26, 3        
1, 26, 4        
1, 26, 4a Cook, Infant     Unmarked 2
1, 26, 5        
         
1, 28, 1 Davis, Mae -12/20/1972   Unmarked 2
1, 28, 4 Egan, Eva 1885-1944   Unmarked 2
1, 29, 1 Muller, Fred -01/20/1975   Unmarked 2
1, 29, 2 Perry, William -06/25/1974   Unmarked 2
1, 29, 3 Young, Charlie T -01/31/1975   Unmarked 2
1, 37, 1 Bowman, Fred 06/15/1887-08/09/1952   Unmarked 2
1, 37, 2 Bowman, Brother -04/07/1953   Unmarked 2
1, 37, 3 Auerbach, Robert 01/05/1933-02/14/2003   Unmarked 2
1, 53, 1 Pennington, Fred Charles 09/16/1943-10/30/2009 married 07/11/1966 fhm
1, 53, 2        
1, 53, 3        
1, 53, 4        
1, 53, 5        
1, 54, 1        
1, 54, 2        
1, 54, 3        
1, 54, 4        
1, 54, 5        
1, 55, 1        
1, 55, 2        
1, 55, 3 Harper, Ervin T. 08/29/1925-12/10/2009    
1, 55, 4 Harper, Martha H. 1931 - 1987 Mother  
1, 55, 5 Harper, Alfred 6/27/1886 - 12/26/1960 Trp L 1 Regt Texas Cav Sp Am War  
1, 56, 1 Koster, Stanley 09/24/1905-04/11/1978 4   Unmarked 2
1, 56, 2 Harris, John G 12/15/1895-04/18/1979   Unmarked 2
1, 56, 3 Willard, Ruth L. 09/17/1917-02/12/1992 Mother of James Hale; Sister of Christina M. Sohn  
1, 56, 4 James, Joseph 05/06/1899-07/15/1981   Unmarked 2
         
1, 59, 1 Nelson, Myrtle Mae 10/25/1904-01/06/1988    
         
1, 60, 1 Trott, Wesley H. Sr. 10/14/1894-02/05/1983    
1, 60, 2 Trott, Mary E. 04/01/1911-01/07/1988    
1, 60, 3 Trott, Wesley F 03/15/1937-   preneed
1, 60, 4 Trott, Geraldine "Jerri" 01/08/1937-01/25/1995    
         
1, 64, 1 Fusco, A. A     Unmarked 2
         
1, 65, 3 Thompson, James H.     preneed
1, 65, 4 Thompson, Marilynn 02/06/1932-10/04/1983   Unmarked 2
         
1, 67, 1        
1, 67, 2        
1, 67, 3        
1, 67, 4        
1, 67, 5 Keith, Infant Son of Kenneth -03/18/1986   Unmarked 2
1, 68, 1 Free, Eloise V.

08/10/1933-02/06/1983

   
         
1, 69, 2 Warren, Carlene 09/26/1948-   preneed
         
1, 100, 5 Smith, Thelma 1926-2001   Unmarked 2
         
1, 103, 2 Jones, Edna Josephine 04/30/1893 4-10/29/1980   Unmarked 2
         
1, 103, 5 Wright, Louis R. -12/29/1975   Unmarked 2
         
1, 107, 5 Sourachek, John 03/16/1885-08/08/1891   Unmarked 2
1, 108, 1 Mendenhall, Leona Tibbs 02/02/1906-06/00/1987 4   Unmarked 2
1, 108, 4 Fulkerson, James Alvis 05/05/1942-06/20/1992    
1, 108, 5 Rollek, Michael -10/05/1903   Unmarked 2
1, 109, 1, Black, Edwin 1903 - 1982    
1, 109, 2 Black, Esther H. 04/01/1914-10/12/2004    
1, 110, 2 Hamilton, Christine 1933-1976    
1, 110, 3        
1, 110, 4 Bryant, Herman Lee 06/07/1930-06/22/2005 married 07/26/1946  
1, 110, 5 Bryant, Mary Louise no date of death shown    
1, 111, 1        
1, 111, 2 Black, Pansy S. 04/17/1935-03/07/2009 married 12/16/1955  
         
1, 113, 3 Bryant, Elbert 10/05/1925-05/20/2000   Unmarked 2
         
1, 115, 2 Rowland, Alvin W.     preneed
1, 115, 3 Rowland, Annette     preneed
         
1, 120, 3 Buris, Harry -12/15/1981   Unmarked 2
         
1, 121, 1 Eastin, Eldorado -05/12/1976   Unmarked 2
1, 121, 2        
1, 121, 3 Carpenter, Roxie 09/14/1916-01/13/1999 4 married 01/28/1943  
1, 121, 4 Carpenter, Robert O 04/17/1912-03/30/1981    
1, 121, 5 Jacobs, Thelma 03/20/1909-05/12/1976    
1, 122, 1 Harrington, Murl 04/15/1930- Beloved Husband  
1, 122, 2 Harrington, Lois Marie 05/02/1985- Beloved Granddaughter  
1, 122, 3 Harrington, Mary Louise 12/15/1929-06/09/2009 Beloved Wife  
1, 122, 4 Park Area      
1, 122, 5 Park Area      
1, 123, 1 Cadogan, Daniel Lee 03/01/1944-04/18/2008 married 04/12/1975  
1, 123, 2 Cadogan, Jane Ellen 01/24/1940-12/29/2012   [dod from obituary]
1, 124, 1 Parks, Willie 06/06/1943-07/25/2008    
1, 124, 2 Park Area      
1, 124, 3 Park Area      
1, 124, 4 Park Area      
1, 124, 5 Park Area      
1, 125, 1 Park Area      
1, 125, 2 Park Area      
1, 125, 3 Park Area      
1, 125, 4 Park Area      
1, 125, 5 Park Area      
1, 126, 1 Flores, Rhonda 04/10/1986-03/04/2006    
1, 126, 2 Rookard, Phillip Sr 05/23/1943-07/07/2010    
1, 126, 3        
1, 126, 4        
1, 126, 5        
1, 127, 1        
1, 127, 2        
1, 127, 3        
1, 127, 4        
1, 127, 5        
1, 128, 1        
1, 128, 2        
1, 128, 3        
1, 128, 4 Buck, Bonnie Hignight 11/14/1934-    
1, 128, 5 Buck, Jack Omar 07/16/1924-02/24/1984    
         
1, 132, 1 Gower, JW C. 04/29/1923-01/02/2010    
1, 132, 2 Gower, Audrey L. 08/04/1930-04/04/2009    
         
1, 136, 1 Henley, Louis 10/25/1903-08/00/1975 4   Unmarked 2
1, 136, 2 Star, Zane Brian 06/07/1969-09/13/1994    
1, 136, 3 Lekas, Sam -02/02/1975   Unmarked 2
1, 136, 4 Ledford, William -09/25/1975   Unmarked 2
1, 136, 5 Johannesen, Peder -01/15/1975   Unmarked 2
         
1, 141, 2 Milner, William H. "Bill" Jr.   married 05/15/1982 preneed
1, 141, 3 Milner, Derethea K. "Deedee" 09/04/1952-08/24/2006    
         
1, 144, 1 Ellis, Brandon -06/13/2008   Unmarked 2
         
1, 154, 1 Mothershed, Infant 07/10/1941-07/11/1941   Unmarked 2
         
1, 155, 1 Eubanks, Evelyn Scott -02/04/1951   Unmarked 2
1, 155, 2 Eubanks, Kenneth 1927-1945    
1, 155, 3 Wallace, A. W.     preneed?
1, 155, 4 Eubanks, Charles Wesley     preneed?
         
1, 161, 2 Kelley, Clifford -11/14/1985   Unmarked 2
1, 161, 3 McDaniel, Jody -01/06/1999   Unmarked 2
         
1, 169, 3 Allen, Juanita 1938 - 1984   FHM
         
1, 171, 1 Humphrey, Mrs. Oliver -12/12/1985   Unmarked 2
1, 171, 2 Humphrey, Patrick -12/23/1983   Unmarked 2
         
1, 172, 2 Lake, Shirley     preneed?
1, 172, 3 Donathon, Raymond -01/30/1992   Unmarked 2
1, 175, 1 Church, Floyd 04/21/1918-11/16/1984 SI US Navy World War II  
1, 175, 2 Church, Media 04/23/1916-05/11/2001    
1, 175, 3 Church, Jaime Caroline 04/06/1976-01/06/1998 married 12/23/1939  
1, 175, 4        
1, 175, 5        
1, 176, 1 Bercaus, Harry -12/30/1975   Unmarked 2
1, 176, 2 Jones, Thomas U.     no dates
1, 176, 3 Jones, Willie Mae     no dates
1, 176, 4 Samples, O. J. 01/25/1897-05/22/1972    
1, 176, 5 Samples, Nellie O. 10/13/1888-11/23/1969    
1, 177, 1 Knight, Nellie 1887 - 1967    
         
1, 178, 1 Dyer, Loren -12/23/1986   Unmarked 2
1, 178, 2 Andel, Emily 10/27/1889 4 - 04/23/1986 2   Unmarked 2
1, 178, 3 Derossitt, Wayne     preneed
         
1, 186, 1 Manor, George     preneed?
         
1, 198, 2 Kerill, Henry 05/30/1893-05/03/1973    
1, 198, 3 Vacant      
1, 198, 4 Kouteoky, Theresa -01/04/1989   Unmarked 2
         
1, 200, 3 Kilgore, Helen Ruth Sweeden 03/14/1929-08/22/2001   Unmarked 2
         
1, 230, 4 Spangler, Leonard 06/09/1910-04/00/1976 4 Morning Star records show dod of 05/01/1976 Unmarked 2
         
1, 232, 5 Higel, Winifred 12/16/1890-07/10/1972   Unmarked 2

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  From Morning Star Cemetery records; probably unmarked

3  From Gross Funeral Home Records Hot Springs, Ar 16,435 Records from January 1, 1958 to December 31, 1992, compiled by Lewis Stephens. It shows: George Karamarkovich August 18, 1894 - April 7, 1970, son of Nikoli Karamarkovich and Bozana Rakonjac.

4  From Social Security Death Index