Burials and Obituaries compiled by
2003 - 2005
2206 Hwy 64
This is a large cemetery, located west of Marion, Arkansas off US Highway 64.
Along with traditional burial plots,
it contains mausoleums, as well as cremation burials and scattering grounds. It
also includes “
Crittenden Memorial Park
Cemetery is owned by Denver-Roller Inc., a family owned company in
According to Eddie Lucas, no graves existed in this cemetery prior to 1949. Older graves were relocated to this cemetery, which accounts for earlier death dates. It is estimated that the cemetery is 2/3 filled with more than 200 burials taking place this past year.
From Jim Ferguson
The first original burial in this cemetery was that of Guen Van Ferguson who died
March 6, 1949 and was buried on March 8, 1949.
The second burial was Barbara
Spencer who was originally buried in
Guen Van Ferguson was the father of Jim Ferguson.
The following information was taken from "Cross County Cemetery Records, Volume Two”. The article originally appeared in a Cross County newspaper.
One of the worst tragedies in the history of Cross County happened on the farm of W. S. Simpson near Parkin. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Santana and their seven children were visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rual (Raul) Montana (Montano) and their five children December 24, 1954. Mr. Montana (Montano) poured gasoline from a five gallon can into a stove to rekindle the fire. The stove exploded and threw fire over the occupants of the room. Twelve persons died that night, Mrs. Isidra Santana age 32, five of her children, Galanda 9, Pete Jr. and Sofia 4, Aramando and Santiago 9 months. Five Montana (Montano) children, Rowetta 7, Maria 6, Gloria 4, Rosa 2 and Rual Jr. 11 months. Pete Santana died December 25, 1954. Rual Montana the 13th victim died January 4, 1955. All are buried in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery.
(Note: Raul Montano and his children are buried in Section 2. Markers for the Santana family were not located with all sections of the cemetery completed. It would appear that the graves
of the Santana family are unmarked.)
Photos taken by
Digital photos are available for many of the grave markers. If you would like to have a photo of a marker,
write to Debbie Yates by clicking on the email link above.
Be sure to include the name of the cemetery and the number of the disk and photo as
indicated in the burials charts.
Approximately 9,300 graves have been recorded, with more than 9,100 of these photographed.
Numerous unmarked graves exist, although records of burials and grave locations are
maintained by the cemetery.
This project has been completed.
My apologies for any errors, omissions, or duplications.
If you have corrections, or would like to have names added, please contact me.
I am in no way associated with this cemetery. I recorded the graves only to assist others with
genealogical research and in finding families.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact the cemetery office.
Click on the links below to visit the burial transcriptions and obituaries pages
Burial Section for Cremation in Urns (Complete through Mar 2008)
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© Deborah Lunsford Yates, 2000 – 2008
Last Updated Monday, April 28, 2008
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