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WESLEY CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Est. 1853  Union Co.,AR

Transcribed & Copyright October 7, 2001

Edited & added new burials June 18, 2002

Updated 08/25/02 & 02/07/2003, by Janice Holzer

Photos May 7, 2005, by Janice Holzer

 

Located about 5 miles east of El Dorado, about 250 feet off of the North side of Hwy 63 (aka East Main, old hwy.15); My first visit to this cemetery found it so overgrown  that I had to crawl thru the bushes, grass, weeds. My 2nd visit found the cemetery cleaned and many of the tombstones uprighted.

Many infant & children's graves, I did not inventory, but did do all other graves that were visible or readable.   October 7, 2001  Janice  Holzer    jholzer321@cablelynx.com     Updated & made corrections, December 2007; included various burials that were listed on old surveys (prior to mine in 2001), which in most cases the tombstones are now either unreadable or have disappeared completely.  Please read at the bottom of the page, if you are interested in helping to maintain this cemetery.

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*ADI~~~~~   Arkansas Death Index 1914-1950

*SSDI~~~~~  Social Security Death Index

*XXX~~~~~ Tombstone or Mortuary Marker gone / no longer there.

*MM ~~~~~  Mortuary Marker

*WOW~~~~  Woodman of the World headstone

 

THOMAS CLARK AMASON    1880-1944    *XXX

wf, ANNIE WEST AMASON    Oct 17, 1886  to  Feb 9, 1935

 

ANNIE  T.  ARNOLD   1883-1884  D/of Lucious & Alice Turner Arnold

 

JOHN ARNOLD (Mason)    Apr 30,1818   to   Sep 18,1886

NANNIE ARNOLD d/o LUCIOUS & ALICE TURNER   1883-1884

 

S. ANN  ARNOLD,  d/o  JOHN & EMILY ARNOLD , wf/o  J. H. THOMPSON,

Nov 20, 1851  to  Sept 17, 1878

 

T. L.  ARNOLD  died Dec 11, 1944.   *XXX

 

GRADY BRADFORD BELL    Feb 22, 1896 to  Jun 18, 1986  (*Father of 6) 

Wenzel, Peggy, Maxine, Iva Jean, Bradford, & daug, Robbie Bell.

 

JAMES DENNIS BELL  Oct 26, 1990  to Feb 10, 1991  *XXX   *MM (3 mos-14 dys)

 

COLUMBUS  A.  BETTS  Nov 6, 1855 to Jan 19, 1860   S/of W.A. &  E.W.  Betts

*Birth date computed/ only death date given on stone. (4 yrs-2 mo-13 dys)

 

ELIZABETH  W.  BETTS    Mar 9, 1819   to   Aug 6, 1900

WM. A. BETTS    Apr 11,1822   to   July 27, 1901

 

THADEOUS  H.  BETTS  Nov 23, 1858  to  Jan 17, 1860

*Birth date computed / only death date given on stone.  (1 yr-1 mo-25 dys)

 

JOHN  D.  BODENHAMER  June 28, 1896  to  Aug 26, 1966

RUBY  MADELINE  SMITH  BODENHAMER   Jun 19, 1904  to  July 25, 1985

 

Infant  CARTER   d: Sept 8, 1926   S/of C.D. & Summer R. Carter

 

LEE  CHURCH   1886 to 1903    S/of   Paschal C. & Mary Booth Church

MARY  BOOTH  CHURCH     1856  to  1902

PASCHAL  C.  CHURCH    1850  to  1903

VIOLA  CHURCH   Feb 9, 1874  to  May 1, 1888  D/of Paschal C. & Mary Booth Church

 

JOSEPH  COLEMAN   B &  D 1885  Child of Joe & Mollie Coleman   *XXX

 

GEORGE  LAY  CRUTCHER   1881  to  Apr 4, 1948  *ADI  death month/ day

 

HERBERT  DELONE  1885/86  to  Jan 21, 1942  *ADI   *XXX

 

SAMUEL J.T.  DeLONE  Nov 7, 1876  to  Jan 4, 1896   S/of Henry Taylor DeLone &

Syntha L. Thompson

SYNTHA L. DeLONE  d/o H.T. & M.A. Thompson   Nov18,1856 to  Nov 26, 1885

*stone was broken   *XXX

 

CHESTER  F.  FORD  "SHORTY"  1889  -  1934  (American Legion)

*Speculation:  *ADI     F.P. Ford  d: Jun 21, 1934  Lonoke Co., AR

 

ANNIE O.GREEN    Feb 20, 1865 to  Dec 26, 1944

 

FANNIE  I.  GREEN  June 22, 1873  to  June 15, 1954

 

ROBERT MILTON EARL GREEN  s/o  A.C. & ANNIE O.  died Aug 20 at 9 p.m.,

(11 months & 3 days).  No year is given anywhere on the stone.

 

HORACE A. HARRISON   Aug 11,1899  to Apr 1980  *SSDI (his burial here unproven)

M. (MARGARET)  ESTALENE  HARRISON   1900 - Feb 14, 1946  *ADI   *XXX

 

MARGARET  "PEGGY"  SMITH  HENDRIX    Oct 19, 1931 to Dec 30, 1986

Age 55 yrs     *MM  Rumph-Owers Mortuary marker.

 

Infant HUGGINS  1848  S/of Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Huggins

MARY LOUISE  HUGGINS    May 24, 1924  to  Dec 5, 1928

WILLIAM  O.  HUGGINS   Aug 23, 1946 to Aug 25, 1946

 

HAYS  HUNT   Oct 10, 1865  to  Oct 15, 1926

 

Rev. JOSEPH C. JOHNSON   Feb 22, 1876 to June  28, 1935 (Mason) *XXX

wf,  EMMA  R./B.  JOHNSON   Mar 22, 1878  to  July 2, 1960  *XXX

 

CATHERINE  KING   Jan 7, 1778  to  Mar 14, 1851 / 1854

 

G. H. K.  KING  Apr 30, 1858   S/of J. C. & Mary A. King

 

HAYS  KING   Dec 2, 1866  to  Dec 30, 1969

 

JAMES  ADDISON  KING   Mar 31, 1897  to  July 25, 1970

 

JIM  KING   April 7, 1872  to  Mar 6, 1963

 

MARY  M.  KING  wf/o  JOHN C. KING  Apr 2, 1831  to  Aug 23, 1864

 

MATTIE  KING   d: July 12, 1960  Age 68    *XXX

 

O./D.  K.  KING   b: Sept 1900   d: Sept 1922 * stone broken unable to read rest *XXX

*Speculation: David S. King died Oct 3, 1922 Union Co.,AR  *ADI

 

WM.  AUGUSTUS  KING    Mar 1, 1818 SC to  June 28, 1858 Union Co. AR

wife, SARAH

 

CASREL  LAMBERT   June 30, 1825  to   Mar 14, 1879

 

DAN  LANGFORD   d: Mar 2, 1953  Age 68 yrs     *XXX

 

MARTHA  L. WITHERINGTON LANGFORD  Apr 15, 1836  to  July 1, 1882 

wife of Judge Wm. Christie Langford of Union County;  D/of  James Witherington &

Mary King.

 

WATT  LARK  d: June 30, 1937  (Complete death date from *ADI)  *XXX

 

M.K. LOVETT, 2nd  d/o T.E. & M.J. LOVETT 10-14-1848  to  8-17-1854

 

THOMAS CUYLER LOVETT   Nov 16, 1795 Scriven Co.,GA   to  Feb 17, 1850

 

W.C. LOVETT, JR.  Jan 19, 1862  to  Sept 8, 1862   S/of W.C. &  E.A. Lovett, Jr.

(7 mos-20 dys)

 

I. ELLEN  MARTIN  Aug 11, 1856  to  Dec 16,1888  wf/of  B.M. MARTIN  *Stone broken

 

JAMES  WILBUR  McGOUGH    1875 - 1924  H/of Dovie

DOVIE DeLONE  McGOUGH    1878 - 1927 

ETHEL  McOUGH   Sep 26, 1906 to July 20, 1914  D/of J. W. &  Dovie *Stone broken

Infant  McGOUGH    Jan 25, 1905 to Jan 28, 1905   S/of  J. W. &  Dovie

JOHN  H.  McGOUGH    Jul 21, 1909 to Sep 30, 1910  S/of of J.W. & Dovie

ZELMA McGOUGH GRACE STEPHENS  1900 to May 6, 1955

*Zelma McGough Md: 1st B. L. Grace in 1919 / 2nd husband, Al  J.  Stephens in 1928.

 

M. A.  POWELL  Jan 28, 1884 to Jul 10, 1884 child of George Powell    *XXX

MARY  SILER  POWELL   Jan 10, 1874  to  Sep 25, 1874  D/of  Jane Powell   *XXX

 

JAMES  M.  RAMSEY  July 9, 1837  to  Apr 5, 1886  (M. JAMES)(48 yrs-8 mo-26 dys)

wf,  MARY  J.  RAMSEY   Nov 28, 1843  to  Nov 20, 1905

 

JULIA  RICH   Jan 22, 1875  to  Feb 25, 1914

 

EULA  O.  RIPLEY     Feb 3, 1914 to June 30, 1944 

D/of Lucius Augustus & Eula Summers Ripley

 

EULA  SUMMERS  RIPLEY  Dec 25, 1881  to  Oct 8, 1962  Wf/of Lucius A.

&  LUCIUS  AUGUSTUS  RIPLEY  Sep 8, 1876  to  Dec 19, 1943

 

F. L.  RIPLEY  7-24-1833  to  Mar 27, 1898

HUDIA  RIPLEY   Dec 7, 1897  to  Feb 13, 1899   D/of S.H. & Nettie Ripley

IRMA  CULBERSON  RIPLEY   1894  to  Apr 30, 1938   *ADI

 

IRMA CULBERSON  RIPLEY  1894  -  1938

KARL VINCENT  RIPLEY  1895  -  1965

 

JAMES LUTHER RIPLEY,  s/o  S. H. & NETTIE  Sept 12, 1896  to  Feb 24, 1920

 

JEWELL  RIPLEY  Mar 14, 1889  to  Nov 6, 1891  child of John L. & Rebecca Ripley

*XXX

 

JOHN L. RIPLEY  Aug 19, 1854  to  May 27, 1904  (*star on headstone)  *XXX

REBECCA  M.  RIPLEY,  wf/o  J.L. RIPLEY  Sept 8, 1857  to  July 31, 1900   *XXX

 

KARL  VINCENT  RIPLEY   1895 to  1965

Little  GEORGE  RIPLEY  Sep 26, 1911 to Dec 30, 1924  S/of L. A.  &  EULA

 

LUCIUS  AUGUSTUS  RIPLEY   Sept 8, 1876  to  Dec 19, 1943

wf,  EULA SUMNERS  RIPLEY   Dec 25, 1881  to  Oct 8, 1962

EULA  O.  RIPLEY  Feb 3, 1914   to   June 30, 1944

 

LUCY  RIPLEY  MOODY  Jan 21, 1892  to   Nov 15, 1967

LURA  LOIS  RIPLEY  May 17, 1917  to  Mar 8, 1919

 

P. L.  RIPLEY  July 24, 1833  to  Mar 27, 1899    Md: Oct 18, 1853

MARY  A.  RIPLEY  wf/o  P.L. RIPLEY  June 10, 1831  to  Dec 9, 1903

 

RICHARD  B.  RIPLEY   Oct 6, 1868  to  Dec 20, 1950

wf,  LIZZIE  S.  RIPLEY   Sept 29, 1869  to  Nov 9, 1932

 

SIDNEY  H.  RIPLEY    May 10, 1860  to  May 21, 1939

NETTIE  WEBB RIPLEY    April 7, 1869  to  July 16, 1953

 

ANNIE C. RUSSELL   Aug 26, 1859  to  Sep 13, 1926   wf/of  SAMUEL

&   SAMUEL G. RUSSELL   Dec 25, 1855  to  Jan 31, 1892

 

ALMER  N.  SMITH    Feb 14, 1900  to  Feb 1, 1961

DENNIS  SMITH   June 21, 1942  to  May 30, 1959

 

LEA  OTTO  SMITH  Aug 16, 1881  to  Mar 25, 1955, wf/o  THOMAS

THOMAS  L.  SMITH  Oct 14, 1873  to  Dec 17, 1926    *WOW

 

MARY ELIZABETH SMITH, wf/o T.J. SMITH   Oct 1, 1848 to Sep 13,1905     

Thomas J. & Mary's headstones broken.

T. (THOMAS) J. SMITH    Aug 30, 1838  to  Feb 9, 1893  (Mason)

 

ROBERT E. SMITH, s/o M.E. &  T.J.SMITH   Mar 1, 1866 to Jul 31,1874   *XXX

(8 yrs-5 mos)

 

NANNIE  E.  SMITH,  wf/o  D. C. SMITH    Aug 3, 1856  to  Oct 7, 1884

 

THOMAS  HANKINS  SMITH  "HANK"    May 24, 1908  to  Apr 25, 1955

md:  Jan 29, 1930

MAURINE  WILLIAMS  SMITH      June 18, 1910  to  July 22, 1970

THOMAS  HANKINS  SMITH, JR.    Nov 6, 1941  to  June 4, 1981

 

MINOR  WALLACE  SMITH  "OX"    Nov 1902  to   Sept 1948

AYLMER  NEWTON  SMITH     Feb 14, 1900  to  Feb 1, 1961

 

RUDELLE  SMITH  STALEY   Sept 3, 1918  to  April 23, 1990

 

GUS  STEELE   Feb 25, 1960  (23 yrs-3 mo-6 dys)

 

ZELMA  McGOUGH  GRACE  STEPHENS   1900-  1955

 

ELVIE  MARIE  TAYLOR   May 9, 1914  to  Jun 22, 1839/69  *XXX

 *Birth date calculated from these >(37 yrs-11 mos-14 dys) 

 

H.T. THOMPSON     Feb 16, 1824  to  Nov 18, 1902  H/of Martha  K.

wf, MARTHA A. THOMPSON    Feb 14, 1824  to  Aug 13, 1906

 

ISABELLA  M. THOMPSON  d/o H.T. & M.A. Thompson   Apr 12, 1852  to

Mar 28, 1886    (Stone broken)

 

Dr. J.B. THOMPSON    S/o H.T. & Martha 6-17-1848 to 4-7-1884  (Stone broken)

ANNIE LOU REYNOLDS   Jun 27, 1851 to  Jun 22, 1869  wf/of  J. B. THOMPSON

(17 yr-11 mo-7 day)

 

JOHNIE  THOMPSON   Oct 31, 1872  (7 days)  D/of J. B.  &  S. A.

 

LUCY EVANS THOMPSON  Jul 4,1787  to  Apr 13,1879  wf/of HEZEKIAH T. THOMPSON, SR.   (Stone broken into several pieces- unreadable)

 

Miss MATTIE THOMPSON    Mar 19,1860   to  Jan 28, 1939

 

OSCAR  THOMPSON  1873  -  1908

 

PAUL E. THOMPSON  Jan 16,1858  to  Dec 17,1880  s/of  H. T. &  Martha  A.

(stone broken in several pieces)

 

ROBERT FRANKLIN THOMPSON, M.D.    Aug 2,1830 to Mar 18,1902   *XXX

 

WILLIAM  L.  THOMPSON   Feb 1, 1876  to Feb 29, 1876  (28 dys)

S/of J.B. & S.A.  Thompson

 

ALTON  GERRARD  "BUD"  WEST  1918  to  1974   *MM  *XXX

 

ANDREW  CARROLL WEST   July 19, 1893  -  July 1965   *SSDI

MINNIE  RIPLEY  WEST     Wf/o  A. C. WEST  1894  -  Apr 23, 1938

 

ANNIE  WEST   Oct 17, 1886  to  Feb 9, 1935  Wf/of  T.C. WEST

 

AUGUSTA  A. WEST    Feb 11, 1848  to  Dec 27,1912   H/of  Louanna

LOUANNA WEST   Aug 28, 1860  to  Sep 1, 1930  Wf/of A. A. WEST

 

CALVIN  C.  WEST   1896  to 1944  H/of RUTH  WARD  WEST  *XXX

His grave moved/ relocated to Woodlawn Cemetery in El Dorado.

RUTH  WARD  WEST   1897  to  1944   Wf/of CALVIN  C.  WEST   *XXX

(Moved to Woodlawn Cemetery, El Dorado)

 

EDWARD  D.  WEST  July 17, 1898  to  Apr 18, 1924  (25 yrs-9 mos)

 

HENRY  G.  WEST    Nov 4, 1888  to   Jan 1968  *SSDI

JEWELL  L.  WEST    Dec 10, 1891  to  Feb 1976  *SSDI

 

Infant WEST    May 27, 1921  to  July 4, 1921  Child of Calvin C. & Ruth  West

 

JERI  LIND  WEST  1946  to  1950   *XXX

 

Little OLLIE  WEST  Jan 11, 1895  to  July 30, 1898  D/of  A. A. &  Louanna

 

LOIS  VIVIAN  WEST   Jan 30, 1916  to  July 19, 1935   D/of HENRY  G.  &

JEWELL  LYON  WEST

 

LUDA OVENA WEST,  d/o A.A. & Louanna West   Sep 1, 1883  to  Sep 27, 1901

 

DICK  S.  WITHERINGTON    Jan 23, 1852  to  Sep 18, 1857

 

MARTHA  K. BETTS WITHERINGTON   Oct 30, 1827  to  Oct 30, 1857 

D/of W. A.  &  E. W.  BETTS  (Stone broken)

 

*The following info was sent to me January 14, 2003, by Bill King of Houston, TX.

BillKing@houston.rr.com

*This information is contained above, but this will help sort out the relationship of these folks.

MARTHA  K. ( LOVETT)  WITHERINGTON  10-30-1827  to  10-30-1857

1st wife of  AUGUSTUS  LEVAN  WITHERINGTON.

Daughter of  THOMAS  CUYLER  LOVETT, who is also buried at Wesley Methodist

Cemetery.

 

DICK  S.  WITHERINGTON  1-23-1852  to  9-18-1857   son of  AUGUSTUS LEVAN &  MARTHA K. 

 

MARTHA  L.  WITHERINGTON  LANGFORD   4-15-1836  to  7-1-1882

wife of  JUDGE WM. CHRISTIE  LANGFORD  of  Union County and the daughter

of  JAMES  WITHERINGTON  &  MARY KING.

 

*JONATHAN  WEST  -  HANNAH  KLYDY  Apr 1, 1832  Union Co.,AR

 

*A.L. WETHERINGTON – Miss  M. E. FINCH  Jan 13, 1859  Union Co.,AR

2nd marriage of Augustus Levan Witherington

 

*Added  June 12, 2006

Contact for donations to help maintain the old historical Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery and or questions about burials:

Vona & Tommy Ray Smith

1915 Lacari Street

Magnolia, AR  71753-2113

Home:  870-234-1385

Email:  bay41@sbcglobal.net

 

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