Arkansas Cemeteries

 

Blanscet Cemetery

Franklin County, Arkansas

Reproduced with permission from

Patricia (Blanscet) Dill, December 4, 2002

 

 

Located north of Altus, Franklin County, Arkansas on hwy 186, about 1 mile north of

Saint Marys Catholic Church and mile west of the highway. (on a dirt road go to

the end of road turn right and follow lane to cemetery) There is a metal archway with

"BLANSCET" over the entrance way. This area is called "Pond Creek Mountain", and is

in the heart of grape country. Altus is well known for the grapes that are grown in

this area.

 

The cemetery is run on donations taken up during Decoration Day. This last year a new

fence was put up around the cemetery. At the present time there is no sign at the highway

where you turn off at, but we hope to be able to put one up this year. The cemetery has

a full time person to take care of it. It is mowed four or more times a year.

 

Blanscet Cemetery is on property that Andrew Jackson Blanscet gave to his son Thomas

Jefferson Blanscet. The cemetery was founded 16 Oct 1882 when Thomas Jefferson and

Tennessee Jane (Beeson) Blanscet son died. Tom left 1 acre for the family cemetery.

There is a county maintained road to the cemetery, which is provided by Franklin County.

Hiram Beeson "Beese" Blanscet, as the only surviving child of the Tom Blanscet family,

filed the deed to the land on which the Blanscet Cemetery sits on Pond Creek Mountain,

saying that the land was left for cemetery use by Thomas Jefferson and Tennessee Jane

(Beeson) Blanscet, on October 17th, 1978.

 

Decoration is the 3rd Sunday of May every year and potluck lunch is served also.

Also a family reunion is also held on the same date. All family and friends are welcomed.

 

 

Blanscet Cemetery has 5 rows of graves.

 

Row 1:

 

Joseph A. Blanscet Martha Jane Blanscet

1870-1961 1871-1959

 

Joe H. Blanscet

Jan 19, 1912

Jun 23, 1977

 

Infant Blanscet

son of H. B. and Minnie

(no dates)

 

Infant Sons of

Gene and Marie Blanscet

1945

 

Callie Blanscet

1890-1920

Memory of Our Mother

 

Nichols

Carl Fred

Apr 6, 1916

Mar 28, 1977

 

Crystal J. Nichols Edgar Floyd Honea

Dec 8, 1919 Sept 26, 1908

Jul 13, 1985 Aug 24, 1987

Sister Brother

 

In Loving Memory

Steve B. Honea

Jun 21, 1875

Jan 18, 1963

 

Mattie Honea

Mar 26, 1889

Sept 19, 1959

 

Loyd D. Honea

Oct 10, 1921

July 19, 1958

Arkansas

PVT 5 Dep & Rep SQ AAF

World War 11

 

Newlan Willard Honea

Oct 9, 1912

Jan 8, 1913

 

Baby Stockton

Sept 21, 1932

At Rest

 

Amy May Stockton

1906-1932

 

Sidney Elvis Stockton

Mar 7, 1895

Jun 17, 1966

Devoted Husband and Father (died in Carlsbad, New Mexico)

 

Pledger

Hughie Rhea

Jun 16, 1909 Apr 3, 1909

AT REST Oct 29, 1979

 

 

Row 2:

 

Hiram Beeson Blanscet

Sept 9, 1893

Feb 19, 1981

 

Rock Marker

 

Blanscet

Tom Ten

1848-1937 1852-1932

(Thomas Jefferson) (Tennessee Jane)

 

Mary Lucinda

daughter of

T.J. & T.J. Blanscet

Born Feb 12, 1872

Died Apr 7, 1886

 

Infant son of

T.J. & T.J. Blanscet

Oct 9, 1882

Oct 16, 1882

Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven

Note: (First one buried in Blanscet Cemetery)

 

Honea

Jane James

1852-1923 1852-1940

 

William Edward

s/o S.B. & Nora Honey

Feb 8, 1900- Jul 20, 1900

Gone But Not Forgotten

 

Mother

Nora Bell

wife of S.B. Honea was born

Mar 26th, 1881

Died Jan 5th, 1905

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is still,

A place is vacant in our hearts that

never can be filled

 

Bonnie R. Stockton

Born June 12, 1897

Died Nov 20, 1901

 

Eliga Stockton

Aug 25, 1857-Jun 7, 1902

Loving husband a father dear,

a faithful friend lies burried here (how it is written on the tombstone)

 

Mary E.

s/o E. W. Stockton

Born June 10, 1864

Died April 12, 1916

 

space

 

Bertie Viola Stockton

Born Feb 1888

Died Jan 12, 1907

She Sleeps in the valley so sweet

But her spirit has taken flight

Lo, her form is but dust neath our

feet while she is an angel of light

 

Della Gray

Mar 23, 1878

Dec 28, 1928

 

Rock Marker

 

Rock Marker

 

Rock Marker

 

 

Row 3:

 

Amy Dawn Blanscet

March 26, 1976

April 10, 1976

 

Lener Ethel

d/o J. A. & Martha Blanscet

Sept 22, 1892-Mar 7, 1893

She waits for us at the pearly gates

 

Infant

d/o J. A. & Martha J. Blanscet

Aug 29, 1891

Budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven

 

Andrew J. Blanscet full name of Andrew Jackson Blanscet

Born Feb 11, 1827

Died Apr 25, 1890

Children meet me in Heaven (He is the head of the Blanscet family

that settled on Pond Creek Mountain in 1868.)

 

Mary Anne Blanscet (wife of Andrew Jackson Blanscet)

1829-1911

 

William Danial Killgore

Jan 8, 1896

Jan 2, 1899

 

John Killgore

Apr 22, 1898-Oct 28, 1899

 

Infant Daughter

of J.E. & F.E. Killgore

Feb 26, 1901-Feb 27, 1901

 

Pearl Chototy Killgore

Apr 7, 1902-Apr 22, 1902

 

J. E. Kilgore

1867-1912

 

 

Bell Blanscet Kilgore

Aug 17, 1871

Aug 1, 1955

 

Betty Jean Pledger

Jan 17, 1944

Aug 2, 1954

Asleep in Jesus

 

Ellen Mae Pledger

Sept 28, 1914

___

 

William Taylor Moody

Mar 10, 1894

July 1, 1975

foot:

PVT. U.S. Army World War 11

 

Elsie Moody

Jan 4, 1901

July 1992

 

Our Daughter

Mamie Irene Moody

Dec 16, 1921

Jan 5, 1924

 

 

Row 4:

 

Roy William Waits

Aug 20, 1898

Dec 26, 1898

Sleep on sweet babe & take thy rest

God called thee home He thought it best

 

William L.

s/o J.A. & M.J. Waits

Oct 29, 1873- Apr 7, 1901

Fold reverently the weary hands

that toiled so well and while

your tears of sorrow fall

Let sweet thanksgiving swell

 

Bettie Blanscet

Mar 10, 1865

Nov 20, 1946

 

Rose Blanscet

1868-1949

 

Floyd Suggs

Sept 10, 1916

July 18, 1917

Darling We Miss You (son of W. O. and Bessie (Sublett) Suggs

 

W. O. Suggs (William Oscar Suggs)

1886-1926

 

In Loving Memory

Velda Mae Kielman

Jan 5, 1915

Feb 9, 1991

Daughter of Will and Bessie Suggs (wife of Harry Kielman)

 

Rock Marker

 

Rock Marker

 

Mrs. E.J. Honea

Nov 30, 1852

Oct 23, 1921

 

Caspern Monroe Honea

Feb 17, 1889

Feb 26, 1960

Gone But Not Forgotten

 

Georgie Stockton Ross

Feb 27, 1918

Jun 27, 1952

 

Harley J. Stockton

Aug 30, 1916

May 29, 1951

 

Ora E. Stockton Silas C. Stockton

Mar 30, 1892 Oct 6, 1981

Apr 5, 1963 Jan 4, 1927

 

Matthew Kokal

Born Sept 16, 1871

Died Dec 17, 1931

 

 

Row 5:

 

Mack M. Hooker

Apr 6, 1919

Mar 7, 1920

A sunbeam from the world has vanished

 

J. H. Suggs

1889-1956

 

Suggs

Catherine John A.

1850-1935 1851-1924

 

Lizzie Suggs Blanscet

Jan 23, 1893

Dec 5, 1976

 

McCracken

Lucille Truman

Mar 10, 1922 Apr 6, 1922

Oct 17, 1978

at foot:

Sgt. U. S. Army

World War 11 Korea

1922-1978

 

Earl Evertt Stockton

Mar 13, 1914

Sept 22. 1964

I will see you in the morning

 

 

 

Note: To the right of the cemetery are six graves with rock markers.

It is told by my aunt Lillian Blanscet that the "Box" family" is buried there.

That is all that we know about them.

 

The name Blanscet is spelled many ways: Blanscet, Blansett, Blanset,

Blancet, Blancett, Blansit.

The name Kilgore is spelled: Kilgore, Killgore.

The name Honea is spelled: Honea, Honey.

 

If anyone needs information on the people that is buried in the Blanscet Cemetery

I will do my best to help them.

 

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