Arkansas Cemeteries


Cave Springs Cemetery

Cave Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

Original Listing Sept 1, 2002, by Rosa Cline

Updated June 15, 2007



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.


* Bobby Barrett  obit

Lorena Baty  obit

* Vera Edsell  obit

* Guy Ellington  “Junior Ellington”  pic  obit

Oleta Fagala

Holly Friend

Vivian Friend "Vera Friend"

* Lorita Hall  “Faye Hall”

* Connie Hart  obit

* Geraldine Hughes

* Valden Hughes

Thelma Marsh

Juston McKee

Betty Morrison

Velma Nivens "Kate Nivens"

* Ruth Rakes  obit

* Ruth Sands    (see her data in the R listings below)

Marion Simpson

Daniel Taylor

Darrell Taylor

Gladys Taylor

* Stacey Taylor  pic  obit

* Janet Thornburg  obit

Bonnie Umbarger



Bobby Lee Barrett

b. Nov 17, 1947 d. Dec 28, 2006

He was born in Delaplane and

died in Ozark, AR

Son of Robert James Barrett and Juanita Hutcheson Barrett

(printed out copy)



Lorena Kaye Gibbs Baty

b.  Sept 30, 1966 d. Sept 3, 2003

She was born in Gravette, AR and

died in West Siloam Springs, OK

Daughter of Ezra Doyle Gibbs and Marva Jo Turner Gibbs

(newspaper copy)



Vera Lee Elliott Edsell

b. July 13, 1927 d. May 29, 2006

She was born in Cave Springs, AR and

died at her home in Cave Springs, AR

Daughter of Anderson Elliott and Fannie Johnson Elliott

Wife of Robert Frank Edsell

(printed out copy)



Guy M. Ellington Jr. “Junior Ellington”

b. Mar 18, 1923 d. July 9, 2003

He was born in Garfield, AR and

died in Rogers, AR

Son of Guy Ellington and Emma Hayes Ellington

Husband of Frances Ellington

He served in the Army during World War II; receiving the Purple Heart

(newspaper and printed out copies)



Oleta E. Jones Fagala

b. Jan 18, 1915 d. July 29, 2002

She was born in Lowell, Arkansas and

died in Gravette, Arkansas

She was born to George Jones and Florance Sharp Jones



Holly L. Friend

b. June 2, 1910 d. Jan 14, 2004

He was born in Moreland, OK and

died in Fayetteville, AR

Son of Willis Friend and Sarah Huggart Friend

Husband of Vivian Friend


Vivian LaVera Glenn Friend "Vera Friend"

b. April 11, 1923 d. Feb. 4, 2003

She was born in Drumright, Oklahoma and

died in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Daughter of Millard Glennn and Stella Glenn

Wife of Holly Friend



Lorita Faye Gibbs Hall  “Faye Hall”

b. Aug 9, 1968 d. Jan 5, 2004

She was born in Gravette, AR and

died in Fayetteville, AR

Daughter of Ezra Doyle Gibbs and Marva Jo Turner Gibbs

She served in the Air Force



Connie Lila Conn Hart

b. Mar 16, 1939 d. Aug 15, 2006

She was born in Bixby, OK and

died in Fayetteville, AR

Daughter of Luther Conn and Alta Mae Rich Conn

Wife of Charlie Hart

(printed out copy)



Geraldine Hughes

b. July 15, 1915 d. Nov 29, 1988

Wife of Valden Hughes


Valden Hughes

b. Feb 14, 1914 d. Sept 2003

Husband of Geraldine Hughes



Thelma Mae Garber Marsh

b. Jan 15, 1924 d. Dec. 29, 2000

She was born in Miami, Oklahoma and

died in Cave Springs, Arkansas

Daughter of Lee Garber and Celia Ford Garber



Juston Wade McKee

b. May 11, 1976 d. Dec 15, 2003

He was born and died in Springdale, AR



Betty Lou Morrison

b. May 28, 1924 d. Feb. 24, 2003

She was born and died in Rogers, Arkansas



Velma Katheryn Moren Nivens "Kate Nivens"

b. June 7, 1914 d. Nov 13, 2003

She was born in Alabam, AR and

died in Clearlake, CA

Daughter of James Moren and Alma King Moren



Ruth Smith Sands Rakes

b. Oct 21, 1916 d. Oct 13, 2005

She was born in Lockney, TX

Daughter of Roger Smith and Annie Mae Wilson Smith

Wife of Frank Sands and George Rakes

She did have Alzheimer’s Disease before her death

(printed out copy)



Marion J. Simpson

b. Apr 25, 1943 d. Jan 30, 2004

He was born and died in Rogers, AR

Son of Dors Joshua Simpson and Louise Threet Simpson



Daniel Allen Taylor

b. April 25, 1994 d. April 27, 1994

He was born in Rogers, Arkansas and

died in Little Rock, Arkansas

He was born to Marsha Taylor

(He was a family member so for family contact me at [email protected] )



Darrell W. Taylor

b. Mar 1, 1952 d. Feb. 4, 2001

He was born in Vandoser, Missouri and

died at Springdale, Arkansas

He was born to William Allen Taylor and Gladys Oma Barnett Taylor

(He is a family member contact us at [email protected] )



Gladys Oma Barnett Taylor

b. Mar 26, 1924 d. April 20, 1993

She was born in Romance, Arkansas and

died at her home in Cave Springs, Arkansas

She was born to John Barnett and Elsie Gray Barnett

(She was my mother's aunt so for family contact me at [email protected] )



Stacey Lynn Renfrow Taylor

b. Jan 20, 1966 d. June 22, 2001

She was born in Kansas City, KS and

Died at her home in Cave Springs, AR

Daughter of Roy Renfrow and Wanda Martin Renfrow

(newspaper copy)



Janet Kay Helm Thornburg

b. Aug 18, 1936 d. Mar 5, 2005

She was born in Guymon, OK and

died in Springdale, AR

Daughter of Herman Helm and Mildred Kasselman Helm

Wife of Paul Thornburg

(printed out copy)



Bonnie Ellen Beason Umbarger

b. Dec 23, 1911 d. June 24, 1999

She was born in Wichita, Kansas and

died in Rogers, Arkansas

Daughter of Grover Beason and Nina Gunkle Beason



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