Nancy's Lawrence County Corner

SCOTT CEMETERY
Lawrence County, Arkansas




CLEAN UP Day -- 6 October 2007 -- 9:00 a.m.


MAPPING -- 8-10 October 2007


This cemetery was mapped in an effort to try to locate unmarked gravesites. A team came from Fayetville, Arkansas to do the mapping. They created a grid and then used 5 separate techniques to search each grid. This will help to locate unmarked graves.

Location: Walnut Ridge, Lawrence, Arkansas. From the intersection of Highway 412 and Highway 91 go south on Highway 91 about 1/2 mile. The cemetery is on your right. Many of the markers are now missing for one reason or another. The inventory and picture were made in January 1998.

Many thanks to Fayth Hill Washington for a additional information on several of the individuals that are buried here. A special "thank you" to Rosemary Hill and Essie Steadman for providing the names of a number of individuals whose final resting place is unmarked.

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.


From: The Times Diapatch - 9 March 2005

Grant awarded for Scott Cemetery

The Hill Foundation, Inc., in support of the "Hoxie 21" has been awarded a grant for Scott Cemetery documentation and preservation from the Arkansas Humanities Council. The purpose of the grant is to purchase equipment to maintain upkeep of the cemetery and to purchase other needed equipment.

The presentation of the grant was held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, at the First Baptist Church, 425 East Hazel Street, in Walnut Ridge, during a Black History program.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Arkansas Archaeological Survey. "It was a pleasure to present this $1,000 AHC grant for the much needed Lawrence County Scott Cemetery project for equipment and materials. It was fitting to do so during the celebration of Black History, as many of our parents, forefathers and family members paved the way for us," said Fayth Hill Washington, head of the Hill Foundation, who had previously received the check from the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Scott Cemetery is one of the projects sponsored by the Hill Foundation in support of recording the African-American life in Lawrence County's delta through culture, heritage and providing legacy to the "Hoxie 21" story of the desegregation of the Hoxie Public School.



The foundation is incorporated in the State of AR as: Hoxie21-Hill Foundation, Inc.


** Veteran
** Information taken from Times Dispatch Newspaper

ARNOLD, Essie -- b. 1895; d. 4 June 1962 More

BELL, Cornelious B. -- b. No date; d. 13 March 1964
----- Obituary: The Times Dispatch - 19 March 1964
BRUCE, Callie -- b. 1862; d. 1932 More
----- wife of Charlie Bruce
BRUCE, Charlie -- b. 1860; d. 1935 More
----- husband of Callie Bruce

CRAVENS, Florence -- one date -- 16 March 1950
CRAVENS, Henry -- b. no date; d. no date More
----- unmarked -- Obituary: The Times Dispatch - 26 November 1959
CROCKER, Cherie Janine b. 7 February 1965; d. 7 November 2006 More
----- double with Harold White
CROUCH, Saul -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
CROWLEY, Mary -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked More

DAVIS, James D. -- b. 1866; d. 1935 More
----- husband of Ida Davis
DAVIS, Ida H. -- b. 1870; d. 1936 More
----- wife of James Davis
DICKSON, Effie -- b. 1898; d. 24 February 1964

FIELDS, Mattle -- b. 1891; d. 27 August 1963
FLEMING, Andrew L. -- b. 1924; d. 23 December 1953
FLEMINGS, Alonzo C. -- b. 1900; d. 1961 More
----- husband of Helen Flemings
FLEMINGS, Helen L. -- b. 1900; d. no date More
----- wife of Alonzo Fleming
FLEMINGS, Willie -- b. no date; d. no date
----- mother of Alonzo Flemings -- unmarked
FLEMMINGS, Andy -- b. no date; d. 17 January 1916 More
----- Member of New Light Circle No. 223
FLEMMINGS, Calvin -- b. 9 February 1922; d. 8 July 1975 More
----- PFC US Army **

GLOVER, Carmilla -- b. 13 June 1909; d. 26 June 1978 More
GOFF, Priscilla -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked

HARDEN, Ed -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
HARRIS, Mattie -- b. 1848; d. 1945
HENDERSON, Jessie Mary -- b. 17 February 1892; 4 July 1976 More
HENDERSON, Sylvester -- b. 10 December 1913; d. 9 July 1980 More
HERRON, Harry Duddy -- b. no date; d. 26 Feb 1973 More
HILL, Lemmie Wesley -- b. no date; d. no date
----- husband of Edna Taylor Hill -- father of Marshall, Lemmie & Bobby
HILL, Marshall -- b. 30 May 1924; d. 2 November 1970 More
----- husband of Rosemary Hill -- father of Fayth, Wesley & Rodger
----- Mason -- TSgt 401 QM TC Truck Co US Army WWII **
HILL, Rosemary b. 16 October 1927; d. 5 November 2005; md. 1943 More
----- wife of Marshall Hill daughter of Carlee & Ellen Mary Montgomery
----- mother of Fayth (Genie) & Wesley
----- grandmother of Tonya, Tressa, Terria, Tomeka, J'Bunta & Marshall
----- Eastern Star

JAMES, Larence Jarris -- b. 22 September 1976; d. 7 January 1977

LUMPKINS, Nellie -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
LYDEN, Mager -- b. no date; d. no date

MARTIN, Rufus -- b. 27 September 1890; d. 3 February 1968 More
----- Arkansas Private 7th Co. 162 Depot Brig WWI **
MILAM, Alice -- b. 1925; d. 1965
MONTGOMERY, Ellen Mary -- b. 26 November 1900; d. 17 September 1988 More
----- wife of Harmless Montgomery -- mother of Rosemary, Mattie & Emmit
----- Eastern Star
MONTGOMERY, Harmless Parvin -- b. 29 January 1902; d. 11 May 1975 More
----- husband of Ellen Mary Montgomery -- Mason
MONTGOMERY, Luzell -- b. 1 December 1902; d. 26 July 2007 -- age 104 More
----- md. 13 July 1943 -- wife of Arzo Montgomery
----- daughter of Noble & Drucilla Northcutt Johnson -- sister of Dorothy
MONTGOMERY, Plez -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked

NOLAN, Ren -- b. no date; d. no date -- mother -- unmarked
NOLAN, Spence -- b. no date; d. no date -- son -- unmarked

PARNELL, Chestene -- b. 6 May 1912; d. 10 August 1993 More
PATTERSON, George, Rev. -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
PEARSON, Maggie -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
PEARSON, Sherman -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
PHILLIPS, Annie D. -- b. 1881; d. 22 June 1963
----- wife of G.W. Phillips
PIERCESON, Ruth D. -- b. no date; d. 25 June 1930 More
PITTMAN, Hubert -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
PITTMAN, Tom -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
PRICE, Floyd -- b. 11 July 1912; d. 1 January 1941 More
----- son of Mary Price -- father of Rosemary Hill
PRICE, Mary G. -- b. 18 September 1883; d. 12 May 1959 More
----- mother of Floyd Price

RAINEY, Roy -- 11 May 1922; d. 7 July 1975 More
RANEY, James -- b. 29 May 1896; d. 11 May 1974 More
RANEY, Sophia -- b. 1884; d. 1960 More
REED, Emma Sue -- b. 1924; d. 10 August 1966
RUFFIN, Walker Robert -- b. 30 September 1902; d. 24 February 1956 More

SCALES, Eligah -- b. 15 September 1910; d.20 May 1982 More
SCOTT, Flora -- b. 1853; d. 1922 More
SIMS, Noble -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
SLOAN, James -- b. 1888; d. 1967
SUTTERS, Ike -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked

TAYLOR, Edna Hill -- b. 3 May 1895; d. 17 October 1962 More
----- wife of Lemmie Wesley Hill
----- loving mother of Marshall, Lemmie, Bobby, Hazel & Carl
TERRY, Hubert -- b. 10 April 1887; d. 8 April 1956 More
----- Ark Cook US Army WWI **
THOMAS, Alonzo -- b. 2 July 1923; d. 3 January 1994 More
----- Cpl US Army WWII Korea **
THOMAS, Lula Camilla -- b. 8 February 1890; d. 5 September 1984 More
TUBBS, Barney Richard -- b. 20 April 1876; d. 11 July 1980 More
----- husband of Dora Tubbs
TUBBS, Bertie Cordella -- b. 21 November 1904; d. 8 January 1976
TUBBS, Dora -- b. no date; d. no date -- wife of Barney Tubbs -- unmarked
TUBBS, Fannie C. -- b. 1914; d. 1945

VAUGHN, Della W. -- b. 1900; d. 12 December 1964
VOLNER, Bill -- b. 13 September 1869; d. 1 August 1935 More

WATERS, Elnora -- b. 1900; d. 1955 More
WATERS, Sam -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
WATKINS, Clarence "Ben" -- b. 25 December 1905; d. 3 June 1973
WEST, Amberline -- b. 16 November 1918; d. 5 April 1953 More
----- loving mother of Wally & Bill
WEST, Ambus -- b. 1898; d. 1945 More
----- husband of Skylor West
WEST, Ambus -- b. 16 November 1915; d. 26 January 1985 More
----- husband of Mildred West -- Mason
WEST, Clemmie -- b. 4 August 1927; no date
----- wife of Robert Lee West -- Eastern Star
WEST, Mildred Patricia -- b. 19 February 1920; d. 23 July 1985 More
----- wife of Ambus West -- Eastern Star
WEST, Robert Lee -- b. 27 September 1919; d. 14 November 1977 More
----- husband of Clemmie West -- Mason
WEST, Skylor -- b. 1900; d. 1953 More
----- wife of Ambus West
WHITE, Bettress -- b. 12 November 1917; d. 20 March 1990 More
WHITE, Celestus W. -- b. 30 December 1901; d. 11 May 1969
----- husband of Hazel White
WHITE, Hazel Lee -- b. 24 June 1912; d. 6 September 1987 More
----- wife of Celestus White
WHITE, Harold -- b. 8 September 1947; no date
----- double with Cherie Crocker
WHITE, Ludie -- b. no date; d. 21 July 1950
----- mother of Celestus White -- unmarked
WILLIFORD, Clyde -- b. no date; d. no date
----- husband of Susie Williford -- unmarked
WILLIFORD, Susie -- b. 1885 or 1891; d. 1958 More
----- wife of Clyde Williford
WOOLEY, Bud -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked
WOOLEY, Maggie -- b. no date; d. no date -- unmarked


** Veteran
** Information taken from Times Dispatch Newspaper

If you find someone you are looking for, I would be happy to create a link to you. Also if you know of someone that I have omitted, please let me know.

Nancy Matthews

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