Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

 


 

RUSSELL CEMETERY

EARLE, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS


 

 

  By White Rose EHC Members 

 

Census May 20, 1968

 

 

(Updates June, 2002)

                                                                                


 

(Document located at Crittenden County Library, Marion, Arkansas - 2001)

 

Additional entries have been added from my own surveys, that were not

included in the original survey from 1968

 


 

 

Russell Cemetery is located near Earle, Arkansas.  Leave Earle on Highway 149 going toward Lansing Community; turn right on first rock road leading from Highway 149; go approximately 3 miles.  The cemetery is on left side of road.  All the visible and readable markers were copied May 20, 1968.

 


 

AMBERS, James, A3C US Air Force, born Apr. 13, 1936, died Nov. 2, 1958

ASKEW, Mother, born Mar. 12, 1885, died Jan. 11, 1950

 

BARTLEN, Sam, died Feb. 29, 1967, age 84

BEDFORD, Rosie, born Sep. 30, 1888, died Mar. 6, 1966

BEDFORD, Wiley, born Jul. 13, 1872, died Jul 4, 1953

BELL, A. G., born 1865, died 1948, age 83

BERRY, Charlie, died Feb. 26, 1964, age 81

BERRY, Ransy, born Apr. 1, 1884, died Mar. 15, 1960

BIGSBY, Stanford, born Apr. 13, 1874, died Sep. 18, 1957

BROWN, John, born Jan. 10, 1891, died Apr. 16, 1959

BURTON, Frances, born Oct. 10, 1873, died Apr. 2, 1957, age 84

 

CANNON, Charlie, born Nov. 15, 188?, died Apr. 10, 1964

Pvt. COD, 312 SUG Bn 2MC, World War I

CHILDRESS, Betty, died Mar. 6, 1957

CISERO, Rosetta, born Oct. 27, 1948, died Jul. 5, 1963

CLARK, Zedekiah G., born Feb. 192?, died Feb. 10, 1964

Pvt. Co 340 Sight Cons. Bs, World War II

 

DAVIS, Doughlas Edward, born Apr. 1, 1948, died Sep. 7, 1961

DAWSON, Edd, born Jan. 8, 1882, died Aug. 3, 1957

DAWSON, Irene, died Jan. 24, 1942

DAWSON, Lilie, born Feb. 14, 1882, died Nov. 17, 1956

DEAN, Leslie Clyde, born 1907, died 1948

DENNIS, H. J. C., born 1876, died 1954, age 78

 

FORREST, Margaret, died Feb. 22, 1968, age 73

 

HALL, Glennie, born May 12, 1903, died Apr. 3, 1959

HALL, Otto M., born Nov. 8, 1804, died Apr. 6, 1952 (dates appear to be incorrect)

HANCOCK, Charlie, died Sep. 26, 1964, age 64

HANNAH, Zettie V., born Sep. 16, 1889, died Feb. 26, 1951

 

JACKSON, Mrs. Mary, died Dec. 23, 1967, age 76

JACKSON, Ruby, born Mar. 30, 1900, died Apr. 17, 1955, age 55

JOHNSON, Jack, born Jun. 10, 1890, died (no date)

JOHNSON, Missouri (no dates)

 

KELSON, Frank, died Apr. 27, 1953, age 80

KING, Eli J. B., born May 30, 1944, died Jun. 22, 1967

 

LEE, Willie, born Mar. 12, 1879, died Feb. 6, 1965

LOCKETT, Willie, born Dec. 18, 1917, died Aug. 20, 1945,

Pvt. LCL, U S Army

 

MASON, Emanuel, born Mar. 29, 1875 (no other dates)

MCCLINTON, Charlie, born Sep. 10, 1889, died Aug. 13, 1947

Pvt. 192 Depot Brigade, World War I

MEANS, Martin, died Feb. 5, 1967

MILLER, James, born Jan. 26, 1881, died Oct. 9, 1966

 

PERKINS, Rev. A. E., born Nov. 1, 1884, died May 18, 1951

 

RANDOLPH, Lillie S., born Apr. 4, 1900, died Jan. 26, 1967

RICHARDSON, Ed, born Sep. 19, 1890, died Feb. 8, 1953

               

SIMPSON, Norman, born Jan. 14, 1876, died Jan. 27, 1963

SMITH, Georgia, born Jan. 14, 1876, died Feb. 27, 1963

 

THOMAS, Andrew, born Jun. 6, 1894, died Oct. 6, 1958

PFC 415, Labor BUQNC, World War I

THOMAS, Richard, born Aug. 2, 1893, died Feb. 11, 1966

TULIP, Willie, born 1880, died 1952

 

WALKER, Ben, died May 9, 1968, age 82

WALKER, Callena, born Oct. 19, 1894, died Feb. 7, 1956

WALKER, Zack, born Mar. 2, 1870, died Jun. 5, 1965

WASHINGTON, George, born Jul. 30, 1893, died Mar. 6, 1959

WASHINGTON, J. H., born Dec. 7, 1881, died Jul. 3, 1964

WASHTON, John, died Dec. 5, 1967, age 86

WATSON, Mary, born Mar. 4, 1924, died Aug. 29, 1962

WEBSTER, Willie, born Feb. 17, 1880, died 1955

WHITE, Adell, born 1881, died Sep. 1, 1953, age 72

WHITE, Will Ed, born 1875, died 1962

WHITEFIELD, Mattie, born Aug. 5, 1889, died Jul. 20, 1967

WRIGHT, Elbert, died May 10, 1968

 


 

The following graves  were not included in the original survey from 1968 and have been added from my own information.  The grave of A. R. Russell is located several yards from the remainder of the cemetery.  It appears that he may have been the namesake for which the cemetery was named.  A second marker is located to the foot of the grave of A. R. Russell.  This appears to be a military marker, but is almost completely buried.  Only the top of the marker is visible above ground.  A third, unmarked grave is also to the left of A. R. Russell. 

 

 

LACKLAND, J. P., pass Apr. 2, 1845

 

RUSSELL, A. R., born Jan. 7, 1884, died Dec. 12, 1945

 

BROWNLEE, Rev. S. K., died Nov. 25, 1957, age 56

(His obituary appeared in the Earle Enterprise, November 29, 1957 issue.  His wife was  Myrtle Adams Brownlee, and he served as pastor of St. Peter Baptist Church in Earle)

 

The following is taken from "A History of Crittenden County, Arkansas" by Margaret Elizabeth Woolfolk:

 

CLASSIE MINNIFIELD, who spent the last 27 years of her 105 years of life as a Crittenden Countian, was born a slave at Piney Woods, Mississippi, died in Earle February 4, 1951 and is buried in Russell Cemetery south of Earle.

(Her obituary was published in the Earle Enterprise, February 16, 1951 issue)

 


 

May 2, 2004

 

The following burials, members of the Sterling Stone family, were contributed by the granddaughter of Sterling “Fleming” Stone and Rosetta Blake Stone  Leyfane Jacqueline Stone-Thomas

 

*

 

Sterling (Fleming) Stone, b. Feb 18, 1892 MS, d. Dec 1964 AR, World War I Veteran and American Legionnaire.

 

Rosetta Blake Stone, b. Jan 12, 1902 TN, d. Oct. 11, 1956 AR, wife of Sterling (Fleming) Stone

 

Douglas MacArthur Stone, newborn son of Sterling and Rosetta, b.& d. Nov 10, 1943 AR 

 

Sterling Stone, Jr., eldest son of Sterling (Fleming) and Rosetta Stone, b. 1918 MS, d. May 1966 TN, World War II Veteran 1942-1945, Received the Good Conduct and Victory Medals, European/Africa Middle Eastern Medal, Three Overseas Service Bars and was Post Master, Main Post Office in Memphis, TN 

 

Gladys Stone, wife of Sterling Stone, Jr., b. 1931, d. 1986

 

Annie Lee or LeAnna Stone, b. 1886 MS, d. 1962 AR - Eldest Sister of Sterling (Fleming),  Reverend Frank (Bende), Margie Beatrice and Tommie "Brackenorth"; Eldest daughter of Wesley Stone (b. 1863, d. 1921) and Anna Richardson Stone (b.1868, d.1918) 

 

Tommie (Brackenorth) Stone, b. May 26, 1909 MS, d. March 27, 1989 AR - 

Brother of Sterling (Fleming), Reverend Frank "Bende" and Margie Beatrice; youngest son of Wesley Stone (b. 1863, d. 1921) and Anna Richardson Stone (b. 1868, d. 1918)

 

Ella Mae Bennimon Stone b. 1912, d. 1942, 1st wife of Tommie (Brackenorth) Stone; mother of Lovie Mae, Tommie, Jr. (d.) and Tinee (d.)

 

Bennie Dear Stone, 2nd wife of Tommie Stone, Crittenden County District, b. Dec 3, 1904, d. Feb 13, 2002.

 

Beatrice or Margie Beatrice Bohanon, b. Sep 1904, d. Apr 28, 1984, Youngest sister of Sterling (Fleming), Reverend Frank (Bende) and Tommie (Brackenorth); Youngest daughter of Wesley Stone (b. 1863, d. 1921) and Anna Richardson Stone (b. 1868, d.1918)

 

Henry Bohanon, husband of Beatrice (Margie Beatrice) Stone, b. Jan 5, 1909, d. Dec 18, 1989, World War II Veteran.

 

 

 

All were members of the St. Lukes Church in Earle.  The church was erected in 1961, cornerstone bears "Sterling Stone 1961", Pastor was O.C. Shipp.  Sterling was Treasurer as well as a Deacon of the Church.  He resided at RR1, Box 101; and Tommie and his family lived on Alabama Street, near Sterling

 

Sterling was a WWI Vet, American Legionnaire, landowner and General Store proprietor (directly across the street or road from St. Lukes Church).  He was famous for his Sunday Afternoon Bar-B-Q.  People of all races would flock to the front of his General Store just to purchase "some of Fleming's Bar-B-Q". 

 

Tommie and his wife, Ms. Bennie (as she was affectionately referred to) were also General Store proprietors in the swank "Earle's Uptown".   Ms. Bennie, was a school teacher; Margie Beatrice (Beatrice or M.B.) was organizer of Crittenden County Fair for several years, member of the Mid-Wives Association, Eastern Star Tyronza Queen Chapter 198 and a member of American Legion women's Auxiliary.

 


 

© Deborah Lunsford Yates, 2000 - 2005

Last Updated Thursday, March 17, 2005, 9:08:26 PM CST