Nancy's Lawrence County Corner

SANDERS CEMETERY
Lawrence County, Arkansas


Location: Richwoods


Introduction by Gina Horton: Sanders Cemetery, where people from Richwoods Community , located up above Walnut Ridge, about 7 miles from Portia are buried, actually lies just over the county line in Randolph County.

A descendant of several families living in the Richwoods Community in the 1880's - early 1900's walked this cemetery with 2 friends last summer (1998). They found only about 40 - 45 stones remaining with some grown over and some too dim to read. Some of the family names they found were Allison, Rippie, Dillport and Sexton. Many of the stones that used to be there are gone now according to residents who live by Richwoods Church.

To get to Sanders Cemetery, take the Pocahontas Highway (67N) out of Walnut Ridge, then turn left about 2 1/2 miles past the city limits. There will be a round stone silo on your right after you turn.

Go 2 miles to CR 405. Turn right, go to CR 400 and turn left. Drive until you see the church on your left. At the very next road (about 1 city block), turn right. Maybe 2 miles later, you will see a long lane on your left leading into the cemetery. Many people have had to be pulled out by tractors going to Sanders Cemetery. Be sure to go when the weather is dry and be prepared to bounce. A 4-wheel drive helps.

Latitude: 36.153N -- Longitude -91.020W -- Map



I have been including deaths listed in the Times Dispatch Newspaper from Walnut Ridge. In some cases the birth date was not given. In those cases I listed "no date" as a birth date. This does not mean that a birth is not included on their monument.

** Veteran
** Information taken from Times Dispatch Newspaper

ABBOTT, Billy Wade -- b. 1938; d. 1946
ALLISON, Homer E. -- b. 13 November 1898; d. 18 March 1912
ALLISON, Oma Lissie -- b. 11 August 1909; d. 13 April 1913
ARNOLD, Clay -- b. 18 December 1897; d. 7 January 1916
ARNOLD, J.R. -- b. 1870; d. 1946
ARNOLD, Lawrence -- b. 14 August 1924; d. 2 September 1928
ARNOLD, Loyd -- b. 26 August 1908; d. 15 Augsut 1912
ARNOLD, R.W. -- b. 6 August 1874; d. 9 December 1899
ARNOLD, Schley -- b. 28 September 1901; d. 12 January 1902
AUSTIN, Andrew W. -- b. 21 June 1857; d. 3 April 1907
AUSTIN, Allie J. -- b. 8 March 1900; d. 9 December 1901
AUSTIN, Dollie -- b. 6 January 1902; d. 12 January 1903
AUSTIN, Mintya Jane -- b. 17 August 1865; d. 24 September 1926

BERRY, W.M. -- b. 1864; d. 1911
BOLT, Lois -- b. 11 December 1890; d. 17 November 1918

CHERRY, Vernon -- b. 13 August 1906; d. 27 November 1907
CHESSER, Lula -- b. 1898; d. 1926
CLONENGER, George Leslie -- b. 22 March 1904; d. 18 July 1913

DILLPORT, Herman S. -- b. 22 July 1892; d. 10 June 1896
DILLPORT, Lona Moon -- b. 1887; d. 1913
DILLPORT, Virgil -- b. 17 March 1880; d. 4 January 1889

ESKRIDGE, Infant -- b. 17 June 1910; d. 27 August 1910
ESTER, Geroge -- b. 14 July 1864; d. 9 September 1909
ESTER, Martha Ann -- b. 4 March 1865; d. 11 October 1911

FRALEY, John H. -- b. no date; d. 22 November 1938 -- Pvt. **
FULTNER, Adline -- b. no date; d. 24 July 1914 -- second wife of P.A. "Allen" Fultner

HALL, Lucy V. -- b. December 1895; d. 31 January 1899
HANNERS, James -- b. 17 July 1877; d. 3 February 1913
HANNERS, Lillie -- b. 12 August 1909; d. 20 June 1911
HODGE, Anna -- b. 1890; d. 1913
HODGES, J.W. -- b. no date; d. February 1910
HOLDER, Alma Louise -- b. no date; d. 5 December 1941
HUNTER, Baby -- b. no date; d. 23 March 1923

JEROME, Homer -- b. 2 March 1930; d. 14 March 1939

KELLETT, Abner -- b. 1887; d. 1908
KENNON, Infant -- b. September 1889; d. 9 September 1889
KENNON, J.M. -- b. 13 April 1859; d. 11 August 1901

LASTER, Jane -- b. 27 August 1848; d. 1 August 1920

MAHAN, Florence -- b. 2 December 1900; d. 4 December 1900
MAHAN, Lawrence -- b. 2 Decebmer 1900; d. 4 December 1900
MAHAN, S.W.E. -- b. no date; d. no date

NISWONGER, Carrie -- b. 6 February 1913; d. 17 November 1918
NISWONGER, Nora -- b. 18 July 1886; d. 11 November 1918

OWEN, M.J. -- b. 1 December 1888; d. 4 January 1920

PUGH, Lillian -- b. 14 March 1907; d. 3 June 1908

RAY, Eddie -- b. 1 July 1871; d. 20 January 1896
RIPPEE, Infant -- b. 6 January 1897; d. 6 January 1897 -- son
RIPPEE, Roy -- b. 26 September 1899; d. 19 March 1905
ROBINSON, Joe -- b. 1 September 1902; d. 31 November 1919
ROBINSON, S.J. -- b. 22 August 1877; d. 2 May 1925
ROBINSON, Thomas -- b. 22 September 1874; d. 28 January 1911
ROBINSON, Willie -- b. 5 September 1896; d. 1897
ROGERS, Elizabeth -- b. 9 October 1828; d. 18 October 1888

SCOTT, Ollie -- b. 1 December 1898; d. 30 July 1905
SEGRAVES, Flossie -- b. 1900; d. 1911
SEGRAVES, Mart -- b. 1847; d. 1921
SEXTON, D.G. -- b. 22 July 1857; d. 4 November 1883
SHARY, William -- b. 18 February 1875; d. 4 May 1897
SIMPSON, Artie -- b. 1861; d. 1930
SIMPSON, J.W. -- b. 1857; d. 1918
SISSON, Florence -- b. 8 May 1904; d. 9 May 1904
SISSON, Lucy J. -- b. 29 December 1867; d. 12 March 1904
SISSON, Sarepta A. Roberson -- b. July 1846; d. 7 January 1921; md. 25 February 1866
----- wife of William B. Sisson
SISSON, William B. -- b. December 1839; d. 28 February 1909
----- husband of Sarepta A. Roberson Sisson -- Lt. 38th Inf Co E**
SLAYTON, Amos -- b. 15 June 1896; d. 20 June 1914
SMITH, Levernie -- b. 23 June 1897; d. 21 September 1898

TARLTON, John D. -- b. no date; d. 13 June 1933
TYLER, W.R. -- b. 17 June 1934; d. 26 July 1935

WEATHERFORD, William J. -- b. 3 April 1860; d. 30 December 1913
WOODRUFF, William J. -- b. no date; d. no date -- Cpl. **

** Veteran
** Information taken from Times Dispatch Newspaper

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Nancy Matthews

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