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GIBSON BAYOU CEMETERY

MISCELLANEOUS

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION ON GIBSON BAYOU CEMETERY

 LOCATED AT CRITTENDEN COUNTY LIBRARY, MARION, ARKANSAS

 

Transcriptions & Notes

 


 

 

 

Survey made of Gibson Bayou Cemetery, Sept. 1988

 

By:  Paige and Pauline (Polly) Miller

 

“We tried to finish the survey that Pat Isabell Brown made in 1967-68, by adding the markers that have been put down since 1967-68, also with the burials since then.  It is possible that a few could have been duplicated, but better to have twice than NOT AT ALL!!  We are sorry if any have been left out, we tried very hard not to do that.  We also are sorry if any mistakes have been made in dates or spellings as some were very hard to read.  It is our wish that someone will carry on this tradition of up-dating the Cemetery Markers every few years, since this is one of our oldest cemeteries in Crittenden Co., Ark. and the first Survey was made in 1967-68 by Pat Isabel Brown who put in a lot of hard work by doing this, a “labor or love”.  Our many thanks to Pat !!

 

ABBOTT, Wallace W., Feb. 26, 1903 --- June 29, 1976

AIKENS, Tobe, Dec. 23, 1889 --- Aug. 31, 1978

AIKENS, Willie, (wf. Of Tobe) Nov. 14, 1908 --- Aug. 3, 1973

ARTHUR, J. D., born 1861 --- died 1925 (Father of Fred ARTHUR)

ATCHLEY, James J., June 3, 1940 --- Aug. 19, 1981

 

BAILEY, W. Glenn, Nov. 22, 1952 --- April 22, 197 ?.

BECK, William Murray, Dec. 2, 1963 --- May 1, 1981

BELCHER, Henry, April, 1910 --- April 1, 1980 (Double Stone with Lullean Belcher)

BELCHER, Lullean, Dec. 25, 1916 --- _______  (Double Stone with Henry Belcher)

BRIDGES, Tula Homer, 1905 --- 1977

BROUGHTON, Jack R., U. S. Army 1894  --- 1978

 

CAMPBELL, Billie James, Jan. 24, 1968 --- April 13, 1970

CAMPBELL, Charles A., Oct. 15, 1888 --- June 22, 1968

CAMPBELL, Charles A. (Jr.?), Oct. 20, 1922 --- Sept. 29, 1986

CARRIER, James A., Jan. 26, 1911 --- June 19, 1974

COLLINS, Mae Alice, May 11, 1932 --- May 18, 1984

CRIM, James F., 1910 --- 1986 (Double stone with Robbie Crim)

CRIM, Robbie Opal 1916 --- Jan. 11, 1983 (Double stone with James F. Crim)

CULBREATH, Elizabeth (Biggs) Baker, Aug. 18, 1898 --- Mar. 17, 1973

 

DUNCANS, 1950 --- 1955

DUNCANS, James M., 1916   - 1979

 

EASLEY, John A., July 23, 1932 --- April 1, 1975

EASTON, Dora, 1892 --- 1971

EDGIN, Floyd, Pfc. U. S. Army Vietnam, Oct. 1947 --- Oct. 28, 1978

 

FOREHAND, Dennie, 1913 --- 1976

FOREHAND, Mamie, 1891 --- 1968, wife of Walter, maiden name Williams.

FOREHAND, Walter, 1887 --- 1976

 

GRIFFIN, Sam Jones, Pvt. U. S. Army W. War 1, June 17, 1985 --- Dec. 12, 1982

GRISHAM, Bonnie Fay, July 24, 1941 --- Aug. 21, 1987

 

HARRIS, Lillie Mae, Sept. 25, 1923 --- July 31, 1988

HARRIS, Shellie B., April 13, 1929 --- Dec. 9, 1981

HENDRIX, Velma Mae, April 10, 1983 --- Oct. 4, 1984

HOWELL, William Earle, 1922 --- 1978

HILL, Benny, May 11, 1910 --- July 22, 1978

HILL, Marley A. _____________________

HILL, Mildred Faye, April 21, 1919 --- Mar. 24, 1977

HILL, Vennie Savage, Sept. 8, 1901 --- April 28, 1978

 

INGRAM, Elmo, Pvt. U. S. Army, May 29, 1921 --- Dec. 10, 1974

 

JAMES, Marvin, Sept. 12, 1939 --- Aug. 6, 1972

JAMES, Mary A., 1911 --- 1968

JAMES, Sam, Sr., 1901 --- 1974

 

KELSO, Rachel F., 1884 --- 1970

 

LEWIS, Jean Maria, April 23, 1963 --- Mar. 8, 1976

LINDSEY, Guy Mitchell, April 7, 1907 --- April 24, 1987

LINVILLE, C. L., July 14, 1926Sept. 25, 1984

LINVILLE, John P., Mar. 16, 1888 --- Sept. 23, 1971 (Joe Winders step-father)

LINVILLE, Mae W., 1899 --- 1972

 

MAPLES, Ethel L., Sept. 25, 1915 --- Jan. 1, 1967

MAPLES, Julius L. D., Aug. 20, 1909 --- Aug. 16, 1972

MCFERRIN, John Henry, April 25, 1917 --- Sept. 26, 1987

MCGILL, James, Oct. 20, 19_5 --- May 6, 1970

MCGILL, James Thomas (J. T.), Mar. 12, 1926 --- Feb. 5, 1983

MCGILL, Roy, Dec. 11, 1928 --- Jan. 6, 1987

MCWILLIAMS, Ben L., July 23, 1904 __________ (Double stone with Rebecca McWilliams)

MCWILLIAMS, Rebecca Viola, Oct. 1908 --- May 8, 1986 (Double stone with Ben McWilliams)

                        Married May 16, 1926 (Ben must still be living)

MEYERS, Charles C., 1903 --- 1977

MEYERS, Charles L., June 11, 1928 --- July 12, 1970

MORRIS, James W., 1880 --- 1976

 

PEGRAM, Herbert L., Oct. 23, 1910 --- Jan. 15, 1982

PRESCOTT, Washington L., 1900 --- 1971

 

RILEY, Emma C., Aug. 25, 1894 --- Feb. 15, 1969

RILEY, Luther L., Dec. 21, 1916 --- Feb. 15, 1969

ROBINSON, Cellie, Oct. 30, 1902 --- Jan. 8, 1987

 

SCHLEIF, Rose, Feb. 26, 1914 --- Jan. 22, 1969

SCOTT, General W. “Jimmy”, Aug. 3, 1900 --- Feb. 4, 1972

SCOTT, John Welsey, 1878 --- 1956 (grandfather of Christine (Scott) Namey Edgin)

SIMPSON, Doris J., Dec. 17, 1960 --- April 18, 1891

SIMS, John Hazel, May 13, 1924 --- Nov. 22, 1986

SIMS, Rev. J. B., 1919 --- 1970

SNELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse  No Dates (plain flat oblong cement marker, seems to be homemade)

SPEARS, Daniel, 1905 --- 1971

 

THOMASON, Freeda, Dec. 28, 1916 --- Jan. 13, 1982

 

WINDERS, Betty (Polk), April 8, 1890 --- Feb 4, 1973

WATKINS, Lynwood (female), Oct. 31, 1878 --- Feb. 13, 1976

WHITE, Odell Frank, Mar. 16, 1908 --- Mar. 2, 1970

WILLIAMS, Claud W., May 8, 1884 --- Oct. 7, 1973

WILLIAMS, Lillie A., Sept. 7, 1888 --- June 8, 1974

 

 

Additions missed in typing:  Added information on families.

 

LINVILLE, Mrs. Betty (Polk) WINDERS, 1890 --- 1973 (Joe Winders Mother)

POLK, W. H., died in 1950 (grandfather of Joe Winders)

RILEY, Emma, 1894 --- 1969 (Mae Winders Mother)

RILEY, Luther, 1916 --- 1969 (Mae Winders Brother)

CULBREATH, Mrs. Elizabeth (Biggs) BAKER, 1898 --- 1973

            Her first husband was Frank BAKER.  Frank and Elizabeth were parents of several

Children, two of which live in Earle, Ark.  These two are Bob BAKER and Mrs. Joe TURNER (Betty Baker).

SCOTT, John Wesley, 1878 --- 1956 was the husband of Mrs. Delma “Nellie” SCOTT, who is also

            Buried in Gibson Bayou Cemetery

MCGILL, James Thomas (J. T.) 1926 --- 1983

(Husband of Hazel (Barnes) McGill, Father of Jo Ann McGill)

 

THESE PEOPLE ARE BURIED IN GIBSON BAYOU CEMETERY BUT THERE ARE NO MARKERS:

 

COOK, John Patrick, born June 11, 1893, Lawrence County, Ark. near Sedgewick, Ark.  Died

June 6, 1926 in Memphis, Tenn. at Veterans Hospital from a gunshot wound at a logging

Campsite near Heafer and Turrell, Ark.  A worker under him who John was trying to collect

a debt from, shot him.  He had married a Jessie Mae GRIFFIN from Blue Mtn. Miss. who

moved to Crittenden County to teach school in county school at Haefer.  They had 4 children. 

After his death she and the children moved back to Blue Mtn. to be near her family.  She

never remarried.  She is still living at age about 103 in nursing home in Miss. near Jackson,

Miss. in 1993.  John is buried beside his mother, Annie DECKARD SWEET.  No Marker.

 

JEFF, David or possibly DAVID, Jeff (Father of Mrs. Woody (Lile) McCoy?)

JONES, Edna Mae, died about 1963. She was 11 months old.

Her name was put in a fruit jar beside the grave.

 

LAIRD, __________, no dates.  (think Father of Bill LAIRD, lives in Earle)

LINDSEY, Clarence, died July 4, 1945

LINDSEY, Jimmy, born about 1945, died about 1963

LINDSEY, Mrs., died about 1940 (Mother of Clyde, Paul, and Guy LINDSEY.  It seems she

            Married a second time.)

LINVILLE, C. L., died Sept. or Oct. 1985

 

MARTIN, Bud, died about 1950.

MARTIN, Roy, died about 1915-17 (brother of Mrs. Cliff (Eddie Martin) CHISUM.  She also had brothers,

            Dan and Dennis MARTIN)

MARTIN, Will, died Dec. 1929 (Father of Mrs. Eddie CHISUM, also Roy, Dan and Dennis MARTIN)

MCCOY, Lima, died about 1920

MCGILL, Mrs. Mary ?, no dates.  She was killed by a bull.  She [was] first wife of buddy MCGILL, that

            lived at Haefer, Ark. for years, about 13 miles North of Earle, Ark.

MCLEMORE, Emma, died 1930 (Mrs. Daisey HUMPHRIES’s grandmother)

METTLER, Ethel Lou, no dates, daughter of Roy METTLER and wife.

METTLER, Roy and wife, no dates

METZER, _________(Bob ZIRKLE’s wife’s people.  They are buried on the left side of the Hwy.

            going North.  A marker might have been put at graves since 1986)

MEYERS, Mr., no dates

MILLER, J. C., born Nov. 8, 1922, died Nov. 10, 1988

MILLER, John, born Nov. 11, 1897, died Aug. 14, 1954

MILLER, Marian Elaine (CHISUM), died 1927

MILLER, Raymond J., no dates

MILLER, Roy Edward, no dates

MOORE, Shorty, died about 1970

MORROW, Floyd, died about 1920 of T. B. (son of the Mr. and Mrs. MORROW above.

 They also had a son, Harry)

MORROW, Mr., died about 1920

MORROW, Mrs., his wife, died about 1930

 

 

PERRY, John, died about 1940 (George PERRY’s father, also grandfather of Sue PERRY SCOTT)

PERRY, Mrs. John (Wilburn) died about 1920.  This was Mr. PERRY’s second wife.  According

            To Cliff CHISUM, she married Mr. WILBURN first)

 

RILEY, William, no dates (father of Mae RILEY WINDERS so would be grandfather of Bobbie

            and Dickie WINDERS)

ROBERSON, Jake, no dates (Father of Charlie ROBERSON)

ROBINSON, Cellie, born Oct. 30, 1889, died Jan. 17, 1987

RUSSELL, Claude, no dates (parents were Buster and Alice RUSSELL)

RUSSELL, Lucille, (Mrs. Edgar RUSSELL) died about 1926

 

SAMPLE, Mary Jane SCOTT, born Oct. 18, 1902, died July 1938 (wife of Robert SAMPLE.

            Robert and Mary Jane were parents of Roy SAMPLE)

SAVAGE, Roy died about 1920

SHANNON, Jim, died about 1935

SMITH, Bertha, died late 1920’s (relatives live in Grenada, Miss. 1986)

SMITH, Mrs. (She is buried beside her son Cabe SMITH, who has a marker)

SMILEY, Jim, died late 1920’s

SMILEY, Mrs. Jim, died late 1930’s

SMILEY, 2 children of Mr. and Mrs. Jim SMILEY, no dates

 

STEPP, Betty Jane, died about 1934 (daughter of Earnest and Oler STEPP)

STEPP, J. W., died about 1929 (son of Earnest and Oler STEPP)

SWEET, Missouri Annie DECKARD, born April 15, 1871, Shawneetown, Illinois

            Died Jan. 21, 1924, Turrell, Ark.  buried Gibson Bayou Cemetery.

            There is no marker, and exact location is not know but it is within 4 to 6 ft.

            On either side of the TEETERS double marker, to right of church if facing

            Church.  The TEETERS were kin to the SANFORD family that were older

            Settlers around Turrell, Ark.

 

            Missouri “Annie” married first a Willis Washington COOK in Craighead

            County, Ark. but they lived in Lawrence County.  After he died she married

            A George FARMER in Lawrence Co., later she married a Tom HIGHTOWER

            In Lawrence Co.  She later moved to Crittenden County at Turrell and married

            Homer SWEET.  She only had children by the first husband, W. W. Cook.

            These were the grandparents of Paige MILLER living in Earle, Ar. 1993

                        (Willis Washington COOK and Missouri Ann DECKARD)

SWEET, Mrs. ________ and a baby, no dates (sister of Mrs. Cliff (Eddie) CHISUM)

 

TARBUTTON, Charlie, died about 1925

 

WATSON, General, no dates

WEAVER, Mr., no dates (father of Eldon WEAVER)

WHITE, Mrs., no dates (mother of Ray and Wallace WHITE from Turrell, Ark. They lived on

 the Golightly Plantation)

WILBURN, Clarence, died late 1930’s (son of Mrs. John PERRY, by her first husband, Mr. WILBURN)

WILLIAMS, Bell, died about 1925-30 (sister of Al COAL)

Added Note June 2001 by Debbie Yates - *This is Sallie Belle COLE, daughter of William Archie COLE and Sarah Tennessee TULLY.  Born 01 Jan 1880 in McNairy County, TN, died 17 Oct 1940 in Earle. She married Thomas Franklin SPEARS who remarried after her death and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro, along with his second wife, Stella.  Tom Spears was born 14 Feb 1883 and died 15 Nov 1962.

WILSON, Louis, died in late Fall of 1938

WILSON, Mr., no dates, Father of Howard WILSON

WILSON, Mr. Pat, died about 1935

WORSHIP, Joe, died late 1920’s

 

                                                                                    Mrs. Pauline Cook Miller

                                                                                    Earle, Ark. 

 


 

Loose sheet, numbered #4, source not included:

 

 

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

GIBSON BAYOU CEMETERY

June 28, 1968

 

ALEKINS, Lenia, died 1898

BAKER, Nettie A., born 1875, died 1917

BURNETT, Nelson, 1933, Dec. 25, 1933

CARTER, Nanna A., born Oct. 18, 1875, died Sept. 18, 1922

CLOAR, Susie D., born Nov. 28, 1857, died January 22, 1884

COBY, S. S., born 1856, died 1918

COOKSTON, Nellie Willhite, born Jan. 10, 1907, died Dec. 28, 1925

DEHERT, died 1900, age 31 years

FULKERSON, Mary J., born 1842, died 1944

FULKERSON, W. W., born Feb. 9, 1888, died June 16, 1916

GOAD, J. A., died Dec. 18, 1910, age 55 years

HARRIS, A. A., born 1875, died 1917

HARRIS, Mahala, died 1917, age 64

KELLY, John Arther D., born Oct. 8, 1886, died Feb. 2, 1938

LUDWICK, Rachel Levy, born Feb. 17, 185, died June 28, 1927

MAY, Ora, born Feb. 11, 1892, died Sept. 29, 1904

MCCOY, Sam D., born April 28, 1873, died April 10, 1929

PICKETT, John H., died Feb. 20, 1893

PICKETT, L. P., born 1852, died 1900

REDINGS, Annie, died June 18, 1909, age 31 years

RISNER, Allen J., born Jan. 28, 1873, died Jan. 23, 1937

ROACH, Henry A., born 1873, died 1899

ROBERSON, Dora, born Sept. 28, died Oct. 12, 1897

SEARCY, Alive, born 1884, died 1903

SHANNON, N. M, born Sept. 2, 1868, died Sept. 21, 1900

SMITH, Gabe, born Oct. 29, 1897, died Dec. 24, 1902

SNOW, Harry D. I., born 1856, died 1929

SPRINKLE, Carrie Ann, born Nov. 1?, 1890, died July 12, 1933

STANLEY, Laura E., born Nov. 3, 1877, died Jan 21, 1906

TARBUTTON, Luther born April 10, 1882, died Oct. 7, 1899

TETERS, Anne, born 1874, died 1954

TETERS, Leonidas H., born 1870, died 1929

WATSON, Lem (no dates)

WATSON, Sally (no dates)

WREN, Ruth, daughter of F.D.J. and I.M. Lipe, born Dec. 5, 1913, died June 17, 1918

 

 


 

 

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

 

GIBSON BAYOU CEMETERY

JUNE 28, 1968

 

 

 

Thirteen of those names listed above were also found on a typed sheet from Pauline and Paige Miller, dated May 1995. 

 

ALEKINS, Lonia                                                                                    d. 1898

BAKER, Nettie A.                                  b. 1875                        d. 1917

BURNETT, Nelson                                 Dec. 25, 1933 (do not know if birth or death date) *

COBY, S. S.                                           b. 1856                        d. 1918

COOKSTON, Nellie (WHILLHITE)           b. Jan 10, 1907            d. Dec. 28, 1925

MAY, Ora                                             b. Feb. 11, 1892           d. Sept. 29, 1904

PICKETT, John H.                                                                      d. Feb. 20, 1893

SEARCY, Alive                                      b. 1884                        d. 1903

ROACH, Henry A.                                 b. 1873                        d. 1899

SHANNON, N. M.                                 b. Sept. 2, 1868           d. Sept. 21, 1900

STANLEY Laura E.                                 b. Nov. 3, 1877            d. Jan. 21, 1906

TARBOTTON, Luther                            b. April 10, 1882          d. Oct. 7, 1899

WATSON, Lem                                      no dates

 

(*Death date, see obituaries page)

 

The following information was also added:

 

This list of names was found recently in some older pages in Marion, Ark. Library – main Library for Crittenden County, Spring of 1995.  At this time we do not know who typed them up in 1968, but they are not listed in the names of people buried in the Cemetery when Pat Isabelle BROWN did her survey in 1968.  Maybe these are people she found out from their families they were buried there and not have had markers at graves ??

 

                                                               Pauline and Paige Miller

                                                                        May 1995

 

June 8, 1995

 

Added info. On the N. M. SHANNON listed above.  He was Nick SHANNON, a brother of Samuel SHANNON.  Samuel was a grandfather of a former Earle resident, Reba (VERNON) PLUMMER.  This info. came from a  genealogy of the SHANNON family, according to Romana VERNON BUTLER who is a great-granddaughter of Samuel SHANNON.  A marker was at his gravesite, Nick SHANNON, but deteriorated so badly that no marker seems to be at his grave in 1995.

 


 

Hand written note included with cemetery information:

 

W. Joe Wood Note, 23 June 1993

WATKINS, Lynwood (female)

Is this Mrs. Lynwood Watkins KELLY?  Born 31 Oct 1898, Died 13 Feb 1976

She is mother of Mary Jane KELLY HOOPER, wife of James A. KELLY

 

W. Joe Wood Note, June 1993

Mrs. Lynwood Watkins KELLY, died 13 Feb 1976

According to Methodist Church rolls

Wife of J. A. KELLY, mother of Mary Jane KELLY HOOPER

 

 

 


 

 

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