Friday, 10-May-2013 12:07:14 MDT
SMITH CREEK CEMETERY
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
This cemetery is located by Smith Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 128 between Highways 70 and 5 between Benton and Hot Springs.
I have tried to transcribe the names and dates correctly, but there could be errors due to some of the stones being very hard to read. The cemetery is extremely well kept but has numerous unmarked graves. Stephen Garner, who is buried here, donated the land for the church and is believed to have donated the land for the cemetery as well.
You can find many of the tombstone photos on findagrave.com
Transcribed 4 May 2002 by © Patti Vance Hays; not to be reproduced without permission.
Page, 06/1932 – 01/19/1997 [or that is what it looked like]
Taylor, James David 10/05/1951-08/26/1995. His obituary indicates he was from Lonsdale. Survivors included his wife, Deborah; a daughter, Brandy of Lonsdale; a sister, Juanita Lattin of Lonsdale; 3 brothers, Phillip Taylor, Raymond Taylor and Edmond Taylor Jr of Lonsdale and several nieces and nephews.
Collier, Samantha D 1994-1998 [10/27/1994 – 10/3/1998]. Her obituary showed her survivors included her parents, Danny and Sammye Collier of Benton; a brother, Cody Collier; her grandparents Evelyn Collier and Juanita and Freddie Lattin of Benton; and her great-grandmother Ruth Ashley of Mt Pine. She was predeceased by two grandfathers, Glen Collier and David Coburn.
Mills, Margaret L 08/12/1925-10/9/1987
Mills, Vernon E 05/18/1932-10/28/1986
Beason, Stella Rigsby 02/28/1917-10/27/1988
Rigsby, C. C. (Coot) 05/01/1905-01/24/1978. His obituary indicates he died in a hospital in Hot Springs and was born in Lonsdale. Survivors included his wife, Mrs Stella Rigsby of Hot Springs; one son, Chester Rigsby of Hot Springs; 3 step-sons, Bobby Murders of Lubbock, Gerald Murders and James Murders both of Hot Springs; 2 brothers, George Rigsby of Benton and Rupert Rigsby of Hot Springs; and 6 grandchildren.
Bailey, Lewis A 10/02/1924-12/18/1995 married 8/24/1941 E Christine
Bailey, E Christine 02/06/1925-05/06/1989
Garner, Samuel W 11/03/1918-01/25/1969. His obituary indicates he died in a hospital in Hot Springs and that he was a life resident of Lonsdale. His survivors included his wife, Mrs Tannie Burnett Garner, Lonsdale; 2 brothers, Billy Garner of Lonsdale and Raymond Garner of N Little Rock; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Teague, Mrs. Cynthia Haley of Lonsdale and Mrs. Mildred Herron of Springfield, Ma.
Doss, Carl F 01/23/1910-06/08/1986
Doss, Clinton Riley 08/30/1942-02/08/1965; Ark PFC HQ & HQ Co 3 Engr Bn 24 Infantry Div. His obituary indicates he died 2/15/1965 (different from tombstone), as a result of injuries received while on duty with the Army in Germany. He was survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Carl F Doss of Little Rock and his grandmother, Mrs S. M. Garner of Benton.
Garner, S. Monroe 05/13/1883-01/26/1956. His obituary indicates his name was Stephen Monroe and died at his home near Benton after having lived in Saline County for 15 years. Survivors included his wife; 3 sons, Enos Garner of Colorado, James Garner of Benton and Loy Garner of London; 5 daughters, Mrs Edith Hardin of Louisiana, Mrs Pauline Doss and Mrs Mittie Bell Roland of Little Rock, Mrs Venita Lamey of Kansas and Mrs Ruth Geurin of Benton; 2 brothers, Hambie and Albert Garner of Lonsdale; and 3 sisters, Mrs Mittie Graham of California and Mrs Rosa Leatherman and Mrs Mary Gardenhire of Lonsdale.
Garner, Lura B 08/12/1890-06/21/1987
Rigsby, Rupert Kelly 05/16/1911-07/19/1997. His obituary shows he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Garner Rigsby; 3 brothers, Fornia Hiram, George and C C Coot Rigsby; 2 sisters, Lee Rigsby Moore and Maudie Rigsby Landers. He was survived by his wife, Celia Merdith Nichols Rigsby; a son, Kelly Rigsby of N Little Rock; 2 daughters, Betty Rigsby Williams of Little Rock and Lura Lou Bell Rigsby Owen of Lonsdale; 3 stepdaughters, Elaine Nichols Lambert of Benton, Norma Nichols Tucker of Hot Springs, and Dona Nichols Laywell of Perryville; a sister-in-law, Georgia Rigsby of Hot Springs; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
Rigsby, Nellie B 08/03/1915-08/12/1955. Her obituary shows she died in a hospital in Hot Springs. She was survived by her husband, Rupert of Lonsdale; a son, FloydKelly Rigsby of Cameron, La; 2 daughters, Betty and Lura Bell Rigsby, Lonsdale; her parents, Mr and Mrs Monroe Garner, Benton; 5 sisters, Edith Hardin of California, Mrs Venita Lamey of Nebraska, Mrs Pauline Doss of Little Rock, Mrs Mittie Bell Roland of Little Rock and Mrs Ruth Geurin of Benton; 3 brothers, Enos Garner of Littleton, Co., and James and Roy Garner of Benton.
Shirley, Nola Marie 04/08/1893-04/10/1981
Shirley, William Sidney 03/13/1893-07/01/1963. His obituary indicates he had been a 5-year resident of Lonsdale and died in a Little Rock hospital. He had formerly lived in Flint, Michigan. Survivors included his wife; 2 sons, Conley Shirley of Dallas and Sidney Shirley of Flint; one daughter, Mrs Iola DeGroot of Flint and 7 grandchildren.
Soward, Virgil Willis 08/16/1897-08/16/1965; Ark Tec 4 US Army WWII. His obituary indicates he was from Lonsdale. Survivors included his wife, Mrs Marie Kitchen Soward; 2 sons, Edwin and Patrick Soward of Michigan; a daughter, Miss Molly Soward of Michigan; 2 sisters, Mrs Nola Shirley of Lonsdale and Mrs Harold Loy of Little Rock.
Soward, Ella Marie 06/13/1908-01/15/1967. Her obituary indicated she died at a hospital in Houston, Tx, after having been a former resident of Glenwood and Lonsdale. Her survivors included 1 sister, Mrs Eunice Newcomb of Glenwood; 2 brothers, Robert and Frank Kitchens of California; and 3 step-children.
Taylor, Carla Michelle 12/08/1975-04/10/1976. Her obituary shows her name as Carla Coburn of Little Rock. Survivors included her mother, Juanita Taylor Coburn of Little Rock; a sister, Sammye Lanell Coburn of Little Rock; her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Edmond Taylor Sr of Lonsdale and a great-grandmother, Mrs Sam D Nalley of Benton.
Taylor, Stephanie Ann 02/23/1972-02/24/1972. Her obituary shows she was from Lonsdale and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Taylor. Other survivors included her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Taylor of Lonsdale; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Carpenter of Hot Springs; maternal grandfather, William D. Cole of San Diego, California.
Taylor, Vera Ann 12/20/1922-10/22/1991 married 08/28/1948 to Edmond. Her obituary indicates she was born in Peeler Bend, Saline County, and died in Benton. Survivors included 4 sons, Edmond Calvin Taylor Jr, Lewis Phillip Taylor and Raymond Charles Taylor of Lonsdale and James David Taylor of Benton; 1 daughter, Juanita Lattin of Lonsdale; 3 brothers, Samuel Joseph Nalley of Chattanooga, Tn, and Roland L Wilson and Martin Rudolph Wilson of Benton; 5 sisters, Shirley Langley, Irene Kane, Mary Lou Weise and Ellen Wilson of Benton and Jimmie Vance of Owensville; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Taylor, Edmond Calvin 12/24/1923-09/18/1985 US Army WWII Korea. His obituary indicates he was from Lonsdale. He was survived by his wife, Vera Ann Taylor; 5 sons, Raymond Taylor of Bauxite, David Taylor of Benton, Edmond Taylor. Jr., and Phillip Taylor, both of Lonsdale; and Charles M Taylor of Canada; a daughter, Juanita Gaither of Benton; and 8 grandchildren.
Chenault, Garry T 12/29/1935-11/07/1984 married 7/24/1955 to Sheila
Chenault, Herbert F Sr 04/23/1910-03/14/1984
Chenault, Nora L 07/24/1884-06/25/1912
Chenault, Arch B 04/07/1879-09/22/1963. His obituary indicates he died at a Little Rock hospital. Survivors included 6 sons, Lilburn Chenault of Benton, Floyd Chenault of Bryant, Albert Chenault of Smackover, Jesse Chenault of Malvern and Herbert Chenault and Horace Chenault both of Mississippi; 4 daughters, Mrs Hiram Corxton, Mrs Chester McNeil and Mrs Loftin Edmonson all of Benton and Mrs John Gwatney of N Little Rock; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs Nolan Murphree and Mrs Ben Sanders of Hot Springs, 2 half-brothers, Albert Woody of Little Rock and Tom Woody of Oklahoma; 29 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Chenault, Lena B 02/04/1888-06/20/1944. Her obituary indicates she died at her home in Bauxite. She was survived by her husband, Arch Chenault; 6 daughters, Mrs Ernest Ziegler and Mrs Ben Sanders both of Hot Springs, Mrs Hiram Croxton, Mrs Correan Edmonson and Bonnie Chennault of Bauxite, Mrs John Gwatney of N Little Rock; 6 sons, Jessie Chennault of Malvern, Herbut Chennault of N Little Rock, Horace Chennault of Haskell, Floyd Chennault of Camp Robinson, Lilburn Chennault of Bauxite, Albert Chennault of Camp Swift, Tx; 2 brothers, Mance and Sam Ford of Lonsdale; one sister, Mrs Joe Guest of Hot Springs; and 17 grandchildren.
Wyatt, Jesse A 02/23/1915-02/20/1995 married 08/19/1941 Lilly. His obituary states he was from Lonsdale and died at his home. He was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Pawelczak. Survivors included his wife, Lilly Wyatt of Lonsdale; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Andy Westerman of Lonsdale; 1 sister, Izora Crabtree of Hot Springs; 5 grandchildren, Donald Westerman, Bruce Westerman, John Westerman, Beverly Bell and Lawrence Pawelczak; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Holland, John A son of T M and Annie Holland died 03/05/1920; 13 years, 5 days
Green, Rachel L 1890-1923
Little, John L 03/09/1876-02/12/1958
Little, Mary Louisa “beloved wife of John Little” 06/26/1878-11/28/1931 daughter of Ridley and Josephine Thomas. Her obituary indicated she was born 06/26/1877 (different from her tombstone). She was married to John L. Little and they had 7 children who all survived her: Mrs Minnie Rooks and Fred Little of Little Rock, Mrs Muriel Beverly of Atlanta, Ga, Goldman Little of Lonoke, Mrs Floy Brooks of Lonsdale and Robert and Thomas Little from the home. She was also survived by her mother, Mrs L J Thomas of Montreal, Canada; 3 sisters, Mrs A Horn, Montreal, Canada, Mrs R Moe, Salt Lake City, Ut, and Mrs D W Miller, Truman, Ar; 2 brothers, W M and Elmer Thomas of Birch Tree, Mo; and 2 grandchildren, Mary Joe and Billy Des Lauries.
Moore, W J infant son of Mr and Mrs W I Moore 04/03/1921-04/03/1921
Kelly, E H 07/04/1899-04/12/1925
Butler, Walter E Ark Pvt 25 Co Coast Arty; 12/10/1940
Hickson, James J 07/10/1910-12/24/1951. His obituary indicates he died at his home in Saline County. He was survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs James Dunn of Inglewood, Ca.
Green, Roie Gross Funeral Home Marker couldn’t read dates
Edds, Clemmie Ellen 04/08/1889-03/17/1914
Edds, Cynthia Adeline 05/21/1863-02/23/1906
Rigsby, Louisa 03/05/1853-01/07/1934 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co]
Edds, Laura 09/10/1900-08/06/1955. Her obituary indicated she was a life resident of Garland County and died at her home near Lonsdale. She was survived by 4 brothers, Ellis Edds of Lonsdale, Hubert Edds of Atlanta, Ga, Joe Edds of Little Rock, Bill Edds of Henderson, Ky; 4 sisters, Mrs Lillie Wyatt of Lonsdale, Mrs Jewel Stevens of Malvern, Mrs Rosalie Painter of Washington, Pa, and Mrs. Catherine Breitenberg of Hot Springs.
Edds, Turner Ellis 09/10/1908-06/22/1973 Ark Pvt US Army WW II married 8/26/1933 Erma. His obituary indicates he died at a hospital in Hot Springs and was a resident of Lonsdale and a life-time resident of Garland County. Survivors included his wife, Mrs Erma Garner Edds of Lonsdale; 4 sons, Maj. James T Edds of USAF, Clyde E Edds and Carl E Edds both of Hot Springs and Ralph F Edds of Lonsdale; 2 daughters, Mrs Betty Hermann of Louisville, Ky, and Mrs Martha Davis of Jessieville; 3 brothers, Hubert Edds of Dallas, Tx, Willie Edds of Lonsdale and Joe Edds of Little Rock; 4 sisters, Mrs Rosalie Painter of Washington, Pa, Mrs Katherine Breitenberg of Hot Springs, Mrs Lilly Wyatt of Lonsdale and Mrs Jewel Stevens of Perla and 12 grandchildren.
Edds, Milas Hubert 01/07/1910-03/05/1986. His obituary indicates he died at his home and that he was a native of Hot Springs. His survivors included one son, Tommy Edds of Wichita, Ks; 2 daughters, Jenny Koehn of Wichita, Ks, and Joyce Werner of Ann Arbor, Mi; 2 brothers, Joe Edds of Little Rock and Bill Edds of Lonsdale; 4 sisters, Rosalie Painter of Washington, Pa, Jewell Stevens of Malvern, Lilly Wyatt of Lonsdale and Katherine Breitenberg of Hot Springs; and 5 grandchildren.
Rigsby, Rachel C 12/25/1861-11/08/1931. Her obituary indicates she was from Lonsdale. She was born to Mr and Mrs Frances Warford and christened Rachel Caroline. The three children, Velishia Tennessee, Nettie Emaline and Lodie Ethel were living at her death.
Rigsby, John F 02/23/1861-03/21/1932. His obituary indicates he was from Lonsdale and died while at work 3/24/1932 (different from tombstone). He was born to Mr and Mrs James Aca Rigsby near Lonsdale in Garland Co. He was married to Rachel Warford near Lonsdale, 2/22/1881 and they had 3 children, Velishia Tennessee, Nettie Emmaline and Lodie Ethel.
Huchingson, J Cyrus 02/02/1871-11/27/1938
Huchingson, Cynthia D 05/16/1871-08/10/1910
Williams, Helen T 12/12/1917-06/11/1991
Williams, Vernie Lee 08/28/1909-10/27/1988; US Army WW II
Williams, William V 1907-1972 (Harrison Funeral Home Marker)
Williams, Tennie Chennault 02/12/1877-01/02/1962. That was the name and date that I read from her tombstone yet Debra Garner had transcribed it earlier to show:
Chenault, Tennie 01/25/1877-01/02/1963. Her obituary indicates she died at a Sparkman, Ar, rest home and that she was born in Garland County 1/25/1877. She was survived by 2 sons, Vernie Williams of Camden and Virgil Williams of Benton; 2 sisters, Mrs Lena Moore of Crosston, Tx, and Mrs Harriett Morrow of Eureka Springs and 5 grandchildren. Her obituary does indicate she died in 1963.
Williams, W P 05/27/1876-06/10/1910
Williams, W P baby infant [no dates]
Edwards, Lewis 05/10/1884-11/28/1896
Williams, James K P 05/20/1848-02/12/1888
Williams, Cyntha [spelled this way] Warford 07/04/1852-03/15/1931
Williams, Mary Tennessee 02/16/1873-08/15/1938 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows dod 8/19/1938 in Saline Co]
Williams, Lee 1887-1962
Williams, Nellie 1894-1981
Williams, Myrtis 11/02/1915-02/25/1916
Williams, Preston 02/21/1917-08/19/1919 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows dod as 8/23/1919 in Saline Co]
Williams, James I 1883-1972 [Gross F/H]
Cooke, Chasies Clay 05/12/1902-06/28/1987
Cook, Estella (Wallis) 01/28/1910-10/30/1938
Wallis, William Lee 07/25/1882-03/24/1957. His obituary indicates he died at his home at Sherman, Tx (a Lonsdale native). Survivors included 4 sons, Edward, Efton and Tommy, all of Phoenix, Az, and William of Howe, Tx; 2 daughters, Mrs Mae Melton of Phoenix and Miss Allene Wallace; 2 sisters, Mrs Wes Cook and Mrs. Lizzie Wallace, Benton; 2 half-sisters, Mrs Donnie Moss and Mrs Berda Dunn of Los Angeles; 2 half-brothers, Albert and Andrew Wallace of Los Angeles; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Wallis, Mary Lee 11/09/1883-07/09/1954. Her obituary indicates she was from Lonsdale and died at a hospital in Hot Springs. She was survived by her husband, William L Wallis; 2 daughters, Mrs Ailene Wallis of Little Rock and Mrs Mary Melton of Arizona; 4 sons, Bill, Efton, Ed and Tommy; 4 sisters, Mrs Lillie Echolls, Mrs Rose McKimley, Mrs Kate Bailey, and Mrs. Lizzie Sheets; and 2 brothers, Bill and Walter Warford.
Wallis, James 11/22/1914-01/18/1918
Wallis, Vernie 11/17/1917-01/01/1918
Wallis, Vera 11/17/1917-01/04/1918
Warford, John F 03/15/1857-06/19/1890
Wallis, Aileen 11/03/1924-06/01/2001; daughter of William Lee and Mary Lee
Loy, Dale H 06/30/1920-01/10/1992, US Army WW II. His obituary indicates he was from Hot Springs. Survivors included his wife, Dollie Loy of Lonsdale; a son, Dannie Loy of Hot Springs; a daughter, Carolyn Loy of Lonsdale; a brother, Chester Loy of Malvern; a sister, Estelle Ross of Hot Springs; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Wallis, Elizabeth “Lizzie” 09/28/1880-07/04/1963. Frances Elizabeth Wallis’ obituary indicates she was from Owensville and died at a hospital in Benton. Survivors included a brother, A. C. Wallis of California, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Donnie Moss of Siloam Springs and Mrs Verda Grisel of California.
Wallis, Sarah J 10/23/1854-04/05/1887
Eudy, Coy Junior 02/19/1930-11/25/1992, Pvt US Army Korea married 9/28/1951
Eudy, Lois A. 08/11/1935-10/5/2003 Caruth-Hale FHM shows Lois Ann Smoke
Eudy, William "Ike" 10/05/1957-07/03/2004
Smith, Jessie Edith died 11/7/2001, 77 yrs 3 mos 6 days [Caruth F/H]
Whitney, Charles L Co F 1 Neb Inf [no dates]
Whitney, Ida 03/09/1885-06/05/1955. Her obituary indicates she was a resident of Owensville and died at her home. She was survived by 4 sisters, Mrs B W Cook of Benton, Miss Lizzie Wallace of Owensville, Mrs Donna Mass and Mrs Verda Dunn of California; 3 brothers, W L Wallace, A C Wallace, and A J Wallace, all of California.
Kirk, John H 01/15/1928-11/20/1996 married 7/17/1948 Edith
Rigsby, John H 04/27/1851-03/07/1928. His obituary indicates he died at a local sanitarium in Garland County after a lingering illness. It stated he lived nearly all his life near Lonsdale. He was the son of William Hiram Rigsby and was survived by 2 sons, O L Rigsby and A H Rigsby of Hot Springs, several grandchildren and 1 sister and 1 brother of Lonsdale.
Rigsby, Laura M 02/15/1849-10/14/1898; wife of J H Rigsby
Lawrence, Eugene M 12/07/1886-05/12/1967; Colorado SGT Medical Dept WWII. His obituary indicates he died at a hospital in Hot Springs. He was a native of Alabama born 12/7/1885 (different from tombstone). He was survived by his wife, Mrs Hazel Farrer Lawrence, Lonsdale; one step-son, Bob Farrer, Lonsdale; and 1 grandson, Glenn Farrer, Lonsdale.
Jones, Charles H 12/16/1941 Illinois Pvt 1CL 68 Engr [Debra Garner said funeral home marker showed 02/14/1891-12/16/1941] [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index" shows dod 12/15/1941 in Garland Co]
Shell, Elizabeth mother [no dates shown]. Her obituary indicates she died 3/12 or 3/19/1924 (probably 3/12) and that she was 57 years, 5 months and 4 days old. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Will Irwin. Survivors included 2 daughters, Mrs Roe Cooper of Owensville and Mrs Emily Irwin near Hot Springs; 3 brothers, Alonzo, Charlie and Frank Huchingson, and 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Burnett, all of Owensville, and one stepson, Henry Shell of Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren.
Shell, Will 02/21/1886-09/10/1976
Shell, Andrew father [no dates shown]
Leatherman, Bertie Lee Cain 03/15/1888-07/25/1912 wife of A B Leatherman
Cain, Rachel E 07/31/1893-02/02/1897 daughter of W M and M J Cain
Cain, Rev W M 12/21/1856-11/25/1925. His obituary does not list survivors but verifies his date of death as 11/25/1925.
Cain, Martha J 05/07/1868-07/20/1935. Her obituary indicates she died at her home in Lonsdale. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs Actavia Elliott of Lonsdale; 3 sons, W I of Benton, M E of Hot Springs and C M Cain of Lonsdale; and a sister, Mrs Jane Nesbitt of Lonsdale.
Waters, Agnes R 06/08/1888-10/19/1977. Her obituary indicates she died in a hospital in Hot Springs. She was born in San Antonio, Tx, and had been a resident of Hot Springs for some time. She was survived by a son, Clarence L Waters of Bonnerdale, 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Coleman, James Alton 06/26/1926-09/22/1997 SFC US Army WW II Korea married 6/7/1947 Margreat. His obituary indicates he died at his home in Hot Springs and was born in Crystal Springs. Survivors included his wife, Faye Coleman of Hot Springs; 1 son and daughter-in-law, James R and Wanda Coleman of Hot Springs; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marolyn Sue and Junior Spence of Louisiana and Patsy Ann and Robert Goodeaux of Hot Springs; his mother, Annie Jewell Caldwell of Florida; 2 sisters, Carolyn Molena of Florida and Emogene Sneden of Colorado; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Burks, James W 02/18/1928-01/17/1998 married 8/19/1946 Royce. His obituary indicates he died at his home in Lonsdale and was born in Hot Springs. Survivors included his wife, Royce Burks of Lonsdale; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sherry Burks and Paul and Mary Burks all of Lonsdale; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Luke Crowder of Bryant, Wanda and James Coleman of Hot Springs and Loretta and Larry Hefley of Lonsdale; and 8 grandchildren. 1
Burks, Royce Lee 08/06/1928-11/07/2012 Married 08/19/1946 [date of death from obituary] 1
Chennault, Truman A 12/19/1899-10/13/1975. His obituary indicates he died at a hospital in Hot Springs after having being born in Saline County and a life resident of Arkansas. Survivors included his wife, Mrs Bonnie Lee Grant Chennault of Lonsdale; 2 daughters, Mrs Natalie Wisely of Sheridan and Mrs. Emma Sue Glass of Maynard; a brother, D W Chennault of Malvern; and a half-brother, Brunce Moore of Benton; a sister, Mrs Stella Walls of Benton; and 3 grandchildren.
Chennault, Bonnie Lee 08/08/1910-10/28/2001. Her obituary indicates she was from Sheridan and was born 8/9/1910 (different from tombstone) at Lonsdale to Tobe and Nettie Rigsby Grant and that she was predeceased by her husband, Truman A Chennault. Survivors included one daughter, Natalie Wisely of Sheridan; one brother, Tolbert Grant of Lonsdale; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Chennault, Joe M 12/6/1874-03/16/1908
Chennault, William M 1849-1922
Chennault, M E 10/1/1841-10/18/1911
Caton, Virgil Columbus 09/28/1914-09/24/1964. His obituary indicates he was from Benton. Survivors included his wife, Mrs Thelma Rigsby Caton; 3 sons, John Edward, Jerry W and William F Caton of Benton; his parents, Mr and Mrs Walter F Caton of Little Rock; 5 brothers, James E Caton of N Little Rock and Willie, Robert, Thomas and Floyd Caton of Little Rock.
Caton, Thelma Paul 11/04/1915-06/05/1965. Her obituary indicates she died in Lonsdale. She was the widow of Virgil C Caton of Benton who had died 8 months previously. Survivors included her 2 sons, William Caton and Jerry Wayne Caton of Benton; a step-son, John Edward Caton of Little Rock; 7 brothers, Herbert Rigsby, Carl Rigsby, Thomas R A Rigsby, and Melvin Rigsby, all of Lonsdale, Donnie Rigsby of Hot Springs; Eldon B Rigsby of Louisiana and Harold Rigsby of Dallas; 5 sisters, Mrs Mary Lee Garner and Mrs Lois Ann Eudy of Lonsdale, Mrs Faye Coleman of Germany, Mrs Loucille Abbott and Mrs Mary Crane of Texas; and her mother, Mrs Annie Rigsby of Lonsdale.
Ault, Winferd [spelled that way] E 01/20/1948-12/10/1949
Mills, Amy E 09/09/1910-01/01/1985
Mills, Elmer E 02/21/1910-06/18/1981
Mills, Richard T 05/21/1944-02/13/1969
Mills, Verner 01/04/1881-05/02/1946
Chennault, Cassie Mills 01/22/1882-12/04/1965. Her obituary indicated she was of the Smith Creek community and the widow of Joe Chenault. Survivors included 2 sons, Bert Mills of California and Elmer Mills of Hot Springs; 4 daughters, Mrs. Annie Rigsby of Lonsdale, Mrs Florence Cain and Mrs Stella Rigsby of Hot Springs and Mrs Rena Melton of Arizona; 2 step-sons, Omer Chenault of Benton and Allen Chenault of Little Rock; 3 step-daughters, Mrs Ethel Kinnell of Hot Springs, Mrs Bess Witham of Lonsdale and Mrs Effie Wise of California; a brother, Henry Stiggall of Paron; a sister, Mrs Janie Caton of Little Rock; 27 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 3-great-great-grandchildren.
Rigsby, Jerry Wayne 08/15/1949-09/01/1949. His obituary indicates he was the son of Mr and Mrs William Rigsby and died at a hospital in Little Rock.
Rigsby, Kathy Janette 06/20/1955-07/08/1955
Rigsby, William A 09/01/1890-02/21/1963. His obituary indicated he died at his home in Lonsdale after having been a life resident of Garland County. It stated he was born 9/1/1889 (different from tombstone). He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Jewel Rigsby, Lonsdale; 7 sons, Thomas and Herbert Rigsby of Lonsdale, William H Rigsby of Mesquite, Tx, Eldon B Rigsby of Leesville, La, Donald E Rigsby and Carl Rigsby of Hot Springs, Melvin Rigsby of Lonsdale; 6 daughters, Mrs Mary Crane of Dallas, Tx, Mrs Thelma Canton of Benton, Mrs Mary Lee Garner, Mrs Lois Eudy, Mrs Lucille Abbott, all of Lonsdale, Mrs Faye Coleman of Waterton, NY, and 26 grandchildren.
Rigsby, Annie J 05/02/1904-01/27/1994. Her obituary indicates she was from Hot Springs. She was predeceased by her husband, William Rigsby; 3 sons, Donald Eugene Rigsby, William Harold Rigsby and Jerry Wayne Rigsby; a daughter, Martha Lucille Lucas; and 3 stepchildren, James Rigsby, Carl Rigsby and Thelma Canton. Survivors included 3 sons, R A Rigsby of Lonsdale, Eldon Rigsby of Ozark, Al, and Melting Rigsby of Hot Springs; 3 daughters, Mary Olson of Ozark, Faye Coleman of Hot Springs and Lois Eudy of Lonsdale; a step-daughter, Mary Lee Garner of Lonsdale; 2 sisters, Florance Cain of Pearcy and Rena Melton of Phoenix, Az; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rigsby, Harold W 01/05/1930-06/27/1982
Garner, Mary Lee 09/01/1920-08/27/2001, 80 yrs 11 mos 26 days [Caruth F/H]. Her obituary indicates she was from Lonsdale and died in a Hot Springs hospital. It states she was born 9/1/1920 at Lonsdale to William Asa and Ora Brown Rigsby. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Annie J Rigsby and one son, Marvin Garner. Survivors included her husband, Billy Garner of Lonsdale; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Lee and Denise Garner of Hot Springs and Howard and Sara Garner of Peoria, Il; 3 brothers, R A Rigsby of Lonsdale, Eldon Rigsby of Georgia and Melvin Rigsby of Hot Springs; 3 sisters, Faye Coleman and Lois Smoke, both of Hot Springs, and Mary Olson of Benton; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Garner, Billy B 10/16/1920-08/22/2003
Garner, Marvin K 03/23/1951-02/15/1998. His obituary indicates he was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 128 in Garland County and was born in Hot Springs. Survivors included his parents, Billy B and Mary Lee Garner of Lonsdale; a son, Dustin Keith Garner of Lonsdale; and 2 brothers, Billy Lee Garner of Hot Springs and Howard Ray Garner of Peoria, Il. 1
Garner, Stephen 09/07/1820-11/02/1898 [Carole Mayfield says should be 09/07/1828]
Garner, S Monroe 01/18/1884-05/10/1967. His obituary indicates he died in Hot Springs and was a native and life resident of Garland County. His survivors included his wife, Mrs Sarah Margaret Garner of Hot Springs; one son, Abner H Garner of San Pablo, Ca; 3 daughters, Mrs Eva Eskew and Mrs Lillie Garner and Mrs Arkie Bell Threadgill of Hot Springs; 3 brothers, Hardie Garner, Judge Garner and Fred Garner of Hot Springs; 4 sisters, Mrs Lular Moore, Mrs Flossie Adams, Mrs Nettie Garner and Mrs Millie Ford, all of Hot Springs; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Garrett, Lillie Kay Garner 11/26/1911-11/23/1982. Her obituary indicates she died in a hospital in Hot Springs and was a native of Garland County. Survivors included a son, Robert Lee Garrett Jr and a daughter, Roberta Neighbors, both of Hot Springs; a brother, Abner Garner of San Peble, Ca; 2 sisters, Eva Eskew and Arkie Bell Threadgill, both of Hot Springs; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Wyatt, Lona 10/08/1886-03/04/1920
Wyatt, Noah 01/24/1875-09/13/1944 (his obituary indicates his first name was William)
Garner, Abner 11/17/1863-11/15/1907
Garner, Myra 11/17/1863-11/19/1932 [these two did show same dob] [Arkansas death index shows pod Garland Co]
Garner, Hattie 08/19/1892-09/07/1899, daughter of Samuel and M E Garner
Garner, Samuel R 08/02/1852-11/28/1927 [stone shows 8/2/1852 but should be 8/2/1859 according to Garner researcher][Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co]
Garner, Mary E 08/12/1854-03/11/1912
Garner, Lowell 08/09/1914-10/18/1918
Garner, Albert B 01/26/1890-04/19/1977. His obituary indicates he died in a hospital in Hot Springs. He was a native of Lonsdale. Survivors included 2 sons, Billy Garner of Lonsdale and Raymond Garner of Little Rock; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Teague and Mrs Cynthia Haley both of Lonsdale and Mrs Mildred Herron of Hot Springs; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Garner, Mildred E 06/16/1895-03/26/1971. Her obituary indicates she died in a hospital in Hot Springs. She was a native and life resident of Garland County. Survivors included her husband, A B Garner of Hot Springs; 2 sons, Billy Garner of Lonsdale and Raymond Garner of N Little Rock; 3 daughters, Mrs Gertrude Teague and Mrs Betty Haley, both of Lonsdale, and Mrs Mildred Ann Herron of Springfield, Ma; 1 brother, Samuel E Hutchison of Lonsdale; 2 sisters Mrs Grace Clemmons of Oklahoma City, Ok and Mrs Elsie Harris of Fullerton, Ca.
Garner, Dr. Onyx P. 06/06/1905-02/05/1991
Garner, Josephine D. 11/02/1922-08/06/2008
Rigsby, Donnie E 04/22/1938-10/29/1971
Lucas, Lucille Rigsby 06/13/1941-03/30/1978
Lucas, Craig Edward 12/26/1977-03/30/1978
Rigsby, James Herbert 02/09/1914-01/27/1986
Barnett, Charley died 12/4/1918 age 27 yrs
Rigsby, Carl 09/11/1919-06/02/1984, PFC US Army WW II
Smith, Cora Ann died 12/28/1881 age 19 mo
Manire, Daisy G 09/02/1900-03/31/1983
Manire, Roy Ray 11/16/1891-02/21/1956
Carden, Amos [no dates]
Smith, Joseph died 1875 [stone said other things as well but could not read]—[Debra Garner said prior to 1990 there was a funeral home marker that showed 02/21/1875 age 57 years]
Huchingson, Luhamah King 12/23/1842-01/28/1911
Huchingson, John M 01/26/1840-07/06/1890. His obituary indicates he was born in Saline County and married Luhamah King in 1865.
Huchingson, William Allen 1868-1895
Shell, Henry W died 09/06/1875 age 59 yr 11 mo 20 days
Cooper, Harvey A 01/19/1908-03/30/1908, son of O W and R L Cooper
Cooper, Oscar W 04/12/1885-08/30/1944. His obituary indicates he died at his home in Fort Smith, formerly of Little Rock. He was survived by his wife; 3 sons, Vilas Cooper and Oscar Cooper Jr of the US Army, and Owen Cooper of New Orleans; 4 daughters, the Misses Edna, Marguerite, Rachel and Iris Fay Cooper all of Fort smith; 4 brothers, John Cooper of Oklahoma City, William Cooper and Arthur Cooper of California, and Arch Cooper of Benton; 3 sisters, Mrs Rachel Daniels of Hot Springs, Mrs Martha James of Lonsdale and Mrs Lewis A Smith of Benton; 2 grandchildren.
Cooper, Roa L 03/13/1889-05/04/1956. Her obituary indicates she died at her home in Mobile, Al. Survivors included 3 sons, Vilas Cooper of Orlando, Fl, and Oscar and Owen Cooper of Atlanta; 4 daughters, Miss Edna Cooper of Mobile, Miss Margaret Cooper of Atlanta, Miss Rachel Cooper and Mrs E T Baker of Texas.
Eldridge, J. Rich 03/1849-02/1933
Eldridge, Lucinda 11/1861-08/1933 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index" shows 8/24/1933 in Garland Co]
George, Clarence 1905-1974 [Gross F/H]
Waters, Emma Jean Cain 08/10/1924-07/13/1994 [Gross F/H]. Her obituary indicates she was from Bonnerdale and died in Bonnerdale. She was predeceased by a sister, Judy Chaney. Survivors included her parents, Henry and Florence Cain of Bonnerdale; three daughters, Rita Williams of Bonnerdale, Linda Childs of Hot Springs and Denise Waters of Alexandria; one stepdaughter, Sandra Mazzola of Dallas, Texas; 2 brothers, William T. Cain of Houston, Texas, and Martin Cain of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Waters, Clarence Lewis 08/06/1913-10/16/1982, 1st Lt US Army WW II
Cain, Henry M. 1898-1998 Henry Martin Cain Sr.'s obituary shows he was born February 16, 1898, in Lonsdale and died July 1, 1998, in Hot Springs. He was predeceased by two daughters, Jean Waters and Judy Chaney and was survived by two sons, William T. and Henry Martin Cain, Jr. 1
Cain, Florence V. 1906-1998 Florence V. Mills Cain's obituary shows she was born February 22, 1906, in Benton and died April 30, 1998, in Hot Springs. She was predeceased by two daughters, Jean Waters and Judy Chaney, and was survived by her husband, Henry M. Cain, and sons, William T. and Henry Martin Cain. 1
Hardin, Emlie Lucinda 01/16/1856-05/29/1930. Her obituary indicates that she died at her home at No 9 Snyder St, Hot Springs. She was survived by her husband, Bill Hardin, and 5 children, Andrew Hardin, Elbert Hardin, Mrs Una Pilot, Mrs. Linnie Baxter, Mrs Dorothy Hefley of Hot Springs; a sister, Mrs Cynthia Williams and Wesley Harding of Bauxite and 9 grandchildren including Clarence George of Hot Springs and 3 great-grandchildren.
Huchingson, Samuel E 06/01/1901-02/23/1983. His obituary indicates he died in a hospital in Benton and was a native of Garland County. Survivors included 2 sons, Vernon Huchingson of Oklahoma City and Dale Huchingson of Bryan, Tx; 2 sisters; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Hubanks, Sarah S (Ann) 1853-1935. Her obituary indicates she died 5/21/1935 at her home near Lonsdale survived by her husband, George W Hubanks; two sons, J. F.Hubanks of Hollis, Ok, and W H Hubanks of Benton; 10 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Cain of Hot Springs and Mrs Jane Nesbit of El Dorado.
Nesbitt, Allen Harris 12/26/1856-11/27/1913
Nesbitt, Jane 12/29/1859-05/20/1946
Warford, (Corp) Francis B 1831-1876, Co E 19 Ar Inf CSA
Warford, Rachel Jane White 1831-1903, wife of F B Warford, erected 6/30/2001 by Jane Warford Nesbitt family
Warford, Clinton Isaiah 01/10/1850-03/13/1878 son of Frances Barclay Warford and Rachel White Warford; father of Jason Isaiah Warford and Martha Jane Warford Pryor; erected by grandchildren Jason and Martha
James, Collison Louis 12/15/1924-07/18/1994, PFC US Army [Gross F/H]. His obituary indicates he died at a hospital in Hot Springs. His survivors included his wife, Imogene James of Lonsdale; 1 brother, Eddie James of Oxford Junction, Ia; 4 sisters, Joie Hartsfield and Bettie Eastman, both of Oakdale, Ca, Meldia Carr of Manteca, Ca, and Maybelle Allen of Modesto, Ca and nieces and nephews.
Broken stone couldn’t read
Huchingson, Eliza died 10/16/1886 age 62 yrs 5 mos 2 days
Huchingson, William M [stone had been broken and top part was put in ground dates no longer there]
Huchingson, Sarah E 05/27/1862 died, age 3 yrs 11 mo 20 days; daughter of William G and Eliza
Evans, Elizabeth F died 03/28/1875 at 32 yrs 3 mos and 27 days; wife of J H Evans
* There is a funeral home marker here that is probably Albert Leatherman shows Paul-Healy Funeral Home
Harvey, Gilbert Bruce 11/22/1937-05/08/2004 A1C US Air Force
Debra Garner transcribed this cemetery prior to 1990, and she found some additional markers at that time that were illegible when I transcribed or were broken:
Smith, Isaac 1863 – 08/04/1868
Smith, William M 03/08/1865 age 18 yr 11 months
Butler, Walter E Caruth funeral home marker showed date of death as 12/10/1940 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows dod 12/9/1940 in Garland Co]
Chenault, Odis 1908-1910
Chenault, Millie Smith 04/21/1912-04/03/1985. Her obituary shows she died in a hospital in Hot Springs; she was a native of Hot Springs; survivors included her husband, Hubert Chenault of Lonsdale; two sons, Hubert Chenault, Jr., of Lonsdale and L D Neighbors of Walsenburg, Co; one daughter, Linda Langley of Lonsdale; and 3 grandchildren.
Evans, Jonathan died 04/07/1875
Ford, C. C. August ?, age 43
Ford, John died 5/18/1937 age 86 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows a John W Ford died 5/19/1939 in Saline Co]
George, James L died 9/6/1945 at age 72 years
Haye, Nellie Crossno 06/10/1915-06/10/1942
Langley, B (slate rock no dates)
Newton, Thurman Ray 1925-1926 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Index” shows dod as 10/16/1926 Garland Co]
Newton, Legretia 11/1/1925-6/28/1926 [both children of J. N. Newton and Harriet Holland Newton—wooden plaques in 1990] [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co]
Rigsby, Elmer 10/8/1894-3/13/1962 [son of Jim and Mary Edds Rigsby]. His obituary indicates he died at a hospital in Little Rock. He was survived by one brother, William Rigsby, of Lonsdale.
Whitney, Charles L. 1859-8/14/1928 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index" shows pod Garland Co]
Hickson, H. D. 04/15/1875-03/27/1933 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co] (double marker with)
Hickson, Roie (Edds) 07/11/1887-01/08/1933 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co]
Hardin, William Benjamin 11/16/1854-06/02/1946 [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows pod Garland Co]
Richardson, Marvin A. died 01/08/1942 age 58 years (funeral home marker) [Desmond Walls Allen’s “Arkansas Death Record Index” shows dod 1/9/1942 in Pulaski Co at age 57]
Rigsby, Cathy Janette 06/20/1955-07/18/1955
People who are buried here but I couldn’t find their stone
Chenault, Lillian Marler – her obituary shows she was the wife of Charley Chenault and died 10/11/1914 leaving a husband, two children, father, mother and two brothers.
Ford, Abner J – his obituary shows he died 11/3/1918; he was 22 years, 4 months and 25 days old; he left his parents Mr and Mrs John Ford, two sisters and one brother.
Edds, Harvey – his obituary indicates he died 16 January 1919. He was survived by his his parents Mr and Mrs W J Edds, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Buried here after transcription or missed marker:
Bailey, Lillian Gail Kirk -- born March 8, 1957 to John and Edith Kirk and died October 10, 1998, in Little Rock. She was predeceased by her father and survived by her husband, Roger Bailey; a daughter, Christie Bailey; a son, tony Bailey; her mother; two sisters, Julie Araiza and Edie Kirk; two brothers, Howard and J. C. Kirk. 1
Beck, Jessica -- born January 4, 1983, in Hot Springs to Don and Donna Beck and died December 18, 2009 [pvh from obituary]
Burks, James David -- born June 29, 1947, in Hot Springs to James W. and Royce Lee Roach Burks and died April 24, 2010; surviving spouse Sherri [pvh from obituary]
Cain, William Thomas -- born March 10, 1930, to Henry Martin Cain, Sr., and Florence V. Mills Cain and died November 11, 2009. [pvh per brother Martin Cain) 1
Caton, John -- died May 3, 2013, at the age of 64. [pvh from obituary]
Cobb, John Albert -- born Jan 5, 1963, and died October 31, 2006, in Hot Springs. Born to Albert Grover and Maggie Lou Frisby Cobb; surviving spouse Amanda Dale Cobb [pvh from obituary]
Coleman, James R. -- born May 6, 1952, in Hot Springs, and died January 7, 2009, in Hot Springs. He was a son of James A. and Margaret Rigsby Coleman and the husband of Wanda Burks Coleman. [pvh from obituary]
Coleman, Margreat Faye Rigsby -- born August 20, 1927, in Lonsdale, and died March 4, 2009, in Hot Springsl Born to William Asa and Annie Jewel Mills Rigsby and the wife of James A. Coleman. [pvh from obituary]
Crabtree, Izora Wyatt - born February 23, 1912, in Garland County to Noah and Lona Wyatt Garner and was married to James Paul Crabtree. She died November 12, 2010. [pvh from obituary]
Crabtree, James Paul -- born June 29, 1914, in Hot Springs to Stonewall Jackson and Margaret Faught Crabtree; married to Izora Wyatt; died January 20, 2010. [pvh from obituary]
Edds, Erma Garner -- August 30, 1915, to September 16, 2005 [pvh from obituary] 1
Garner, Tannie Charlotta Burnett -- born November 11, 1914, in Owensville to Thomas Lee and Mary Elizabeth Huchingson Burnett and died September 11, 2010, in Bryant. She was married to Samuel W. Garner. [pvh from obituary]
Haley, Cynthia Elizabeth Garner - born February 16, 1926, and died July 1, 2011 (from obituary)
Haley, Harold Bell - born October 13, 1920, and died September 14, 2003
Herrmann, Richard J. - born July 30, 1936, in Hot Springs to Oliver Clarence and Helen Lowry Hermann and died October 24, 2008, in Little Rock. [pvh from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]
Loy, Carolyn Jane -- born July 8, 1947, and died January 13, 2007, in Hot Springs. Born to Dale H. Loy and Dolllie P. Box Loy. [pvh from obituary]
Owen, Donald "Mack" -- born July 20, 1943, in Sheridan and died April 9, 2009, in Lonsdale. Son of Ira B. and Edna McCaskill Owen. [pvh from obituary]
Page, David Gene Jr - 05/19/1964-12/05/2008; born to David Page, Sr., and Wilma Spears [pvh from obituary]
Pittman, LaVinia Burris - 05/19/1925-12/12/2010; born to William Clarence and Nancy Viola Riley Burris; married Walter Ras Pittman February 28, 1943 [pvh from obituary]
Pittman, Walter Ras - 08/15/1923-08/09/2003; COX US Navy World War II
Rigsby, Carolyn Thacker - 07/25/1949-09/16/2009; born to Clarence and Geraldine Hill Tahcerk and spouse of Melvin Rigsby [pvh from obituary]
Sears, Freeman - 04/17/1926-12/02/2010; born to Frank and Lena Sears and spouse of Eva Dean Trammell [pvh from obituary]
Sharp, Willie L – his obituary indicates he was from Lonsdale and died 12/16/2002 after being born 12/22/1934 to Clarence and Elsie Sharp of Hot Springs. He was survived by his wife, Ellen of Lonsdale; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Babie Sharp, Stanley and Debora Sharp, all of Hot Springs, and Bill and Jerrie Huffman of Greers Ferry; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Karen and Mike Smith, Karla and Kevin Dearmon and Debbie Fisher, all of Lonsdale; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Willis and Patsy Sharp of Blue Eye, Mo; 1 sister, Lavaughn Miller of Hot Springs; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Smith, Raymond A -- born April 13, 1922, and died February 10, 2007. Born to Oliver Jewel and Nellie Beatrice Roberts Smith. [pvh from obituary]
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.