Arkansas Cemeteries

Butler Creek Cemetery

Sulpher Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

Submitted January 16, 2004, by Rosa Cline

Updated August 31, 2006


This is a partial listing of people interred at this cemetery.

I have obits for some of them, if anyone would like a copy. I have made an alphabetical listing before the actual transcriptions below. Beside each name I have noted if I have an obit, a headstone photo, or an actual photo for that person. If you have found my name with a note of having an obit on a previous listing I can not guarantee I still have it unless it is noted below. I still have lots of things I’ve not found and added in. But I can not guarantee anyone copies of anything I have, but I will share with you’ll what I have. So if you would like me to share with you, or you share extra data please feel free to contact me. However, please have the respect to not contact me to complain when I don’t have what you request.  I will be trying to update this listing as I have time for, and when I do I will put an “*” beside the newest data entered. (Even if the name has already been there from a listing before if I have * beside I have added data or corrected data there.) I also try and not list anyone that their death is more recent than 6 mths or so, unless I personally knew them. Out of respect for them and their family I try and wait half a year for their mourning process. So most “new” deaths will not be listed. However if you have a family member you want added I will add them in.


I live too far away from this cemetery to actually do any look ups. These listings are made from either obits or data given to me by other family or researchers.  I will be more than happy to share with you what information I have on the people listed below, but I cannot do physical look ups. If you would like to send me data on your family or friends buried at this cemetery, I would be more than happy to accept and add the data into my listings. Please feel free to contact me.


I hope this listing helps these people to always be remembered. To try and help folks to always be remembered when they have gone on before us is the main reason I do what I do. And helping folks find family or friends in the process is a good plus as well.


Founty Abercrombie

Cletys Bigelow

Drusilla Brackney

Helen Burks

John Cruzan "Uncle Norm Cruzan"

* Danny Doss

Elves Edwards

Shirley Ethridge

Eliza Gailey

Ozro Gailey

Rebecca Golden

Green Jones

Laura Kilgore

Hannah Kirkbride

Flora Long

Carl Loveless

Lorene Mills

Laurence Murray

William Puryear "Bill Puryear"

Michael Robinson

Jessie Roughton

Helen Skaggs

Charles Smith

James Thomas "Jim Thomas"

* James Todd  obit

Bobby White

Maria Wiggins

Laura Yergain




Founty M. Knox Abercrombie

b. Jan 30, 1911 d. Nov 24, 2002

She was born in Pryor, OK and

died in Stella, MO

Daughter of Oliver Jackson Knox and Delia Conner Knox



Cletys Mae Gailey Bigelow

b. Sept 24, 1916 d. Jan 11, 1976

She was born in Benton County, AR and

died in Tonganoxie, KS

Daughter of Ozro Gailey and Eliza Roughton Gailey



Drusilla McCullough Brackney

b. July 10, 1832 d. May 29, 1907

She was born in Montgomery County, KY and

died in McDonald County, MO

Daughter of James McCullough Jr. and Nancy Fort McCullough



Helen Madeline Janes Burks

b. Dec 6, 1935 d. Nov 23, 2001

She was born in Cincinnati, AR and

died in Gravette, AR

Daughter of Roy Janes and Chloe Brundinati



John Norman Cruzan "Uncle Norm Cruzan"

b. 1875 d. 1944

He died in Sulpher Springs, AR.



Danny Earl Doss

b. Sept 13, 1956 d. Dec 7, 2003

He was born in Fayetteville, AR and

died at his home in Southwest City, MO.

Son of Cofford Doss and Mae Osburn Doss.



Elves E. Edwards

b. Feb 27, 1878 d. Nov 6, 1950



Shirley Jean Mathews Ethridge

b. July 27, 1946 d. Nov 20, 2003

She was born in Noel, MO and

died in Joplin, MO

Daughter of James Garfield and Susie Anderson Mathews



Eliza Jane Roughton Gailey

b. Feb 10, 1879 d. Feb 19, 1958

She was born in Hiwasse, AR and

died in Gravette, AR

Daughter of William Marion Roughton and Martha Bates Roughton


Ozro Albert Gailey

b. Aug 21, 1873 d. 1930



Rebecca Ann Puryear Golden

b. Sept 28, 1965 d. May 5, 2002

She was born in Gravette, AR and

died in Newton County, MO

Daughter of Daniel Elvis Puryear and Linda Carol Dial Puryear Firchau



Green Jones

b. Dec 4, 1824 d. Jan 1, 1882

He was born in TN and

died in Benton County, AR

Son of Stephen Jones



Laura Ellen Ducro Kilgore

b. Oct 8, 1907 d. Apr 26, 2001

She was born in West Columbia, TX and

died in Noel, MO

Daughter of James Christopher Ducro and Minnie Ada Bell Ducro



Hannah E. McCullough Kirkbride

b. Mar 5, 1846 d. Feb 12, 1926

She was born in Clay County, IN and

died in Sulpher Springs, AR

Daughter of James McCullough, Jr. and Nancy Fort



Flora Pearl Long

b. July 4, 1904 d. June 1980

She was born in Maud, OK and

died in Basin, WY



Carl K. Loveless

b. Feb 23, 1899 d. July 17, 1985



Lorene E. Gailey Mills

b. Aug 13, 1910 d. Aug 2, 1985

Daughter of Ozro Albert Gailey and Eliza Jane Roughton Gailey



Laurence James Murray

b. Oct 18, 1947 d. Aug 26, 2003

He was born in Sulpher Springs, AR and

died in Gravette, AR

Son of Laurence Ceale Murray and Gladys Evelyn Newingham Murray

He served as a combat medic in the Army during the Vietnam War and the Gulf War



William Bourbon Puryear "Bill Puryear"

b. Oct 1, 1906 d. May 21, 1996

He was born in Benton County, AR and

died in Gravette, AR

Son of Daniel Puryear and Dasy Roughton Puryear



Michael Robinson

b. Mar 12, 1912 d. Dec 28, 2003

He was born in North Hollywood, CA and

died in Shreveport, LA

Son of Denson Robinson and Carolyn Evans Robinson



Jessie J. Roughton

b. 1914 d. 1916



Helen Frances Short Skaggs

b. Aug 11, 1934 d. Dec 29, 2002

She was born in Fayetteville, AR and

died in Gravette, AR



Charles E. Smith

b. Dec 1, 1936 d. Nov 5, 2003



James Thomas "Jim Thomas"

b. Aug 8, 1926 d. Nov 26, 2002

He was born in Springdale, AR and

died in Hutchinson, KS

Son of William Henry Thomas and Manerva Watson Thomas

He served in the Army during World War II



James Wilbert Todd

b. Aug 4, 1931 d. Jan 12, 2006

He was born in Gravette, AR and

died in Fayetteville, AR

Son of Benjamin Todd and Ida Mason Todd

(printed out )



Bobby Joe White

b. Oct 6, 1937 d. Jan 11, 1997

He was born in Kennett, MO and

died in Sulpher Springs, AR


Bobby Joe

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO.

Sulphur Springs, Benton Co., AR.

 Burial submitted by:
Lloyd Carter




Maria Emilia Castaneda Wiggins

b. Oct 1, 1930 d. Feb. 1, 2002

She was born in Sinaloa, Mexico and

died in Rogers, AR

Daughter of Alfonso Castaneda de Valdez and Antonia Pantoja de Castaneda



Laura H. Roughton Yergain

b. 1890 d. 1927

Daughter of William Marion Roughton and Martha Bates Roughton



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