Wednesday, 20-Feb-2013 08:07:52 MST
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 34.58257 Longitude: -93.98216
Directions from Hot Springs, Arkansas: Take Park Avenue (Highway 7 North) from Central Avenue; go about 100 yards past where Highway 7 veers off Park Avenue (Highway 5--you will stay on Highway 5). (You will have driven about 6.2 miles after entering Park Avenue from Central Avenue.) Turn left on Rockdale Road (sign says Rockdale Baptist Church); then turn left on a dirt road past an off-yellow siding house and before the church.
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A book was published by Inez Cline and Bobbie Jones McLane in 1969 called Garland County, Arkansas Tombstone Inscriptions Eastern Volume 1. At the bottom of this reading I am including some people who were listed in the October 19, 1967, reading by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jack Brown and Mrs. Inez Cline for that book that I did not find in 2010.
Copied by Patti Vance Hays February 19, 2010. I wish to thank Charleen Nobles for going with me and my husband and granddaughter for going back with me to retrieve my GPS that I left at the cemetery! The listings are, for the most part, listed as I found them; however, I did "ramble" some.
Newman, Annabelle Farr 07/24/1927-01/10/2011 1 [from obituary]
Williams, Emmett W. 12/15/1888-11/21/1945
Sargo, Samuel 02/14/1901-06/28/1960 [his marker shows he was born in 1901; however, he is listed in 1900 census with a date of birth of February 1899.]
LeCroy, Fannie Sargo 02/12/1903-01/05/1959
Bashor, Florence P. 01/22/1867-04/17/1937 Daughter Vay
Bashor, John L. 06/22/1858-09/06/1940 Daughter Vay
Hinkle, Emma Sargo 05/07/1899-11/26/1963 [Her tombstone shows she was born in 1899, but the 1900 census indicates 1897; her brother was born in 1899; therefore, the 1897 year of birth is probably more accurate.]
Cowan, Mary Etta Hinkle 08/07/1921-12/17/2000
Phillips, Randy DeWayne 02/11/1964-02/12/1964
Warner, Mattie Swenson 01/28/1907-04/23/1995
Swenson, Mrs. Martha 08/10/1940 Age 67 Yrs. 8 Mos. 8 Days (Caruth Funeral Home marker)
Shafer, Sara Jane 1891-1893
Shafer, Infant Daughter of G. W. and A. D. 07/15/1911-07/15/1911
Van Dorn, Ethel 01/30/1899-10/02/1977 "Dau. of Ada & George [marker showed Geo.] Shafer"
Newkirk, Gracie G. died 12/18/1898 "Dau. of T. M. and A. J. Newkirk"
Sargo, Samuel Jr. 09/25/1927-06/10/1928
Williams, Junie 06/07/1928-11/30/1928 "Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Williams"
Sargo, Mary 1868-1953 "Mother"
Sargo, Annette 1907-1936 "Daughter"
Rasberry, J. W. 09/12/1869-06/20/1917
Loy, John Paris 1884-1962 [Gross Funeral Home marker]
[He has a funeral home marker under a tree; however, he has a granite marker in Fourche Loupe Cemetery. It is believed he is buried in Fourche Loupe.]
Kinniell, W. E. "Bill" 06/30/1869-01/05/1917
Shafer, Mary Alice 06/17/1896-02/11/1972 "Wife of N. H. Garner"
Stacy, Andrew Sr. 1875-1948 [Gross Funeral Home marker]
[homemade marker of marbles laid in concrete]
Stone, W. C. 1855-1919 [Arkansas Death Index shows William C. Stone died 01/17/1920]
[homemade marker of marbles laid in concrete]
Stone, S. C. 1859-1931 [Arkansas Death Index shows Surepta C. Stone died 03/12/1932]
[homemade marker of marbles laid in concrete; a funeral home marker with name gone]
Dodson, Claudy 04/17/1878-08/16/1891 "Son of T. M. & C. M. Dodson"
[Arthur and Claudy's markers were located within a fence and could not get in the fence to read; these dates appear to be correct dates]
Kilgore, Barry I. 1881-1919
Brown, Jesse F. 04/24/1877-12/14/1960 Ohio 1st Lieutenant 329 Inf World War I Purple Heart
Edwards, Will David 06/11/1886-06/01/1965 Illinois Pvt US Army World War I
Kitchens, Charlie M. 05/20/1917-12/18/1970
Henry, Lula no dates2 [Arkansas Death Index shows a Lula Henry died 12/16/1923 in Garland County]
Nail, W. E. died 01/08/1915 3
Raspberry, Mrs. Temperance died 08/10/1940, age 67-8-8 (Caruth)2
Rasberry, W. G. 06/07/1934 age 66 (Gross)2
Terry, B. H. (stone marker - no dates)2
Burials from Obituaries
Cockrell, Beatrice Leora "Bea" Phillips 12/31/1917-02/15/2013
It should be noted that it is believed by some of Matthew Thomas Brown's (about 1831-1865) descendants that he is buried in Rockdale Cemetery in an unmarked grave.
It is possible that Samuel Brown (Matthew's brother) and Samuel's son-in-law, Merrill Dickson Fletcher (also known as Richard), may be buried in Rockdale Cemetery.
Billy Don Sargo (11/16/1932-02/01/1993) was buried in Rockdale Cemetery but was moved to Hollywood Cemetery in Hot Springs.
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 Garland County, Arkansas Tombstone Inscriptions Eastern Volume 1 compiled by Inez E. Cline and Bobbie Jones McLane, 1969
3 from Caruth Funeral Home Records 14 July 1909 to 31 Dec. 1970 compiled by Lewis Stephens