Arkansas Cemeteries

 

Mount Olive Cemetery

Weathers, Madison County, Arkansas

"Gone but not forgotten”

Transcribed Feb. 23, 2002 by Robert & Rosa Cline

 

Directions:

From Kingston Square...  Go south on Hwy 74 about .5 miles. You will see the Kingston Cemetery on your right, you will turn in front of the cemetery to your left onto Madison County Road 3605.  Drive this County Road (dirt road) until you see the "Y" you will go right at the "Y" This turns into County Road 3625 you will then drive 3.5 miles to the cemetery. 

 

From Huntsville Square...  Go 4 miles South on Hwy 23, You will then turn left on Hwy 74.  Drive right at 12 miles (the highway will curve around sharp curves and stuff). You will see Kingston Cemetery on your left and the Madison County Road 3605 you will turn right on.  Drive this County Road (dirt road) until you see the "Y" you will go right at the "Y" This turns into County Road 3625 you will then drive 3.5 miles to the cemetery. 

 

The road is blacktop part of the way and dirt part of the way.   I wouldn't advise a low chassis vehicle to take this road, as you will drag.  We drove a van and a truck the two times we were out there, and even then had to be careful.

 

I have made an alphabetical listing at first to show everyone there, then under it is the actual transcription on the stones. If I know anything about the person, I will add in additional information under the transcription, and I will put this in ( ). 

 

If you would like to get ahold of us and ask us about, or to give us addtional information about someone out there we would appreciate it.  We have a picture of every headstone out there so if you would like a copy of one contact us and we will scan it for you. Robert or Rosa Cline

 

INDEX

 

William Lloyd Arnold "Bill"

Rebeca Lenora Blackford

Peter Books (possibly Peter Brooks)

Clarence W. Burton

Edward E. Burton

Mary Betz Burton

Rosie M. Burton

William H. Burton

H. Theodore Davis

Lena M. Ficht Davis

Frances Hoskins Eastep "Frankie"

Betty Jo Fancher

Wayne E. Fancher "Pappy"

Fred Ficht

Helen Cleo Schneider Ficht

Herbert Dean Ficht "Dean"

Michael Ficht

Michael Garfield Ficht

Zizilia Huber Ficht

Walter Fields

George Goforth

Cecilia Mae Burton Hamilton

James Edwin Hamilton

Mary Eugenia Hawkes

Abbie Goforth Holden

Charlie L. Johnson

Flora Ficht Johnson

Jacqueline Jordan

Nervie Marshall

Thomas Nail

Anthony Quinton O'Barr "Tony"

Harvey Owens

James Owens

Luther Owens

Ada Jewell Steele Russell

Mary F. Edwards Shadrick

Steve Allen Smith "Buster"

Infant Son Weathers

Infant Son Weathers

Chester Allen Yates

Mary Ellen Yates

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Bill

William Lloyd Arnold

b. Mar. 7, 1950  d. Nov. 22, 1999

(engraved picture of a cabin and deer in woods)

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Rebeca Lenora Blackford

b. Apr 23, 1891  d. Sept 5, 1893

(engraved picture of an angel praying)

(Note: this is a newer stone someone has put out there for her)

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Peter Books

was born Aug

the 7th 1813

died March

the 20, 1887

(this stone is homemade with some of the lettering backwards

the entire grave is surrounded by a rock wall.  He was the first

person to be buried in this cemetery, but this wasn't his property.

No one knows why he was moved from his own property to be buried here.

And his last name could have been Brooks.)

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Father

Clarence W. Burton

b. Jan 11, 1908  d. Apr 7, 1966

(this stone looks just like Rosie Burton's)

(He was born to William and Mary Betz Burton. and married to

Rosa Ficht. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Edward E. Burton

b. June 16, 1929  d. Aug. 11, 1986

Loved In Memory

(engraved pictures of a turkey and a deer)

(He was  born to Clarence W. and Rosa Ficht Burton.

and was married to Delta Walker. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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BURTON

Mother

Mary Betz

Oct 2, 1881 - Oct 22, 1947

married Jan. 1, 1901

Father

William H.

Feb. 3, 1876 - Jan 30, 1956

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Mother

Rosie M. Burton

b. July 13, 1906  d. Jan. 27, 1990

(this stone looks just like Clarence Burton's)

(Rosa was born to Michael and Zazilia Ficht. and married to

Clarence W. Burton. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Macel VanBrunt Clark

b. Mar. 16, 1912 d. May. 12, 2001

(I got this information from her obit...she is in an unmarked grave

if she is at this Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She was the daughter of Smith Harrison VanBrunt and Ada Bell Wood VanBrunt.

She was born at Combs, and died at Fayetteville, AR.

She was married to James A. Clark)

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Millie McFee Counts

b. Oct. 17, 1901 d. Oct. 3, 1999

(I got this information from her obit..she is in an unmarked grave if she is at

this Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She was born in Thorney, to Thomas McFee and Mary Heatherley McFee.

She died at Fayetteville and was married to Paul O. Counts)

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DAVIS

Mother

Lena M.

b. Sept 14, 1902  d. Dec. 19, 1978

Father

H. Theodore

b. Feb. 15, 1892 d. April 5, 1976

(Lena was born to Michael and Zazilia Ficht.

Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Mother

Fankie Hoskins Eastep

born 1854

died July 1913

(this is a homemade stone)

(Frances was born to William Keller Hoskins and Polly Roberts

and  was married to Joseph Eastep family contact us clinefam@yournet.com )

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FANCHER

Wayne E. "Pappy"

b. Sept 11, 1937  d. Oct 2, 2000

Betty Jo

b. July 16, 1943 (still alive)

(this is a flat headstone)

(He has a military foot marker)

WAYNE E FANCHER

SP4 US ARMY

SEP 11 1937 (CROSS) OCT 2,2000

(I have a copy of his obit.. He was born in Kingston to Claude Bell and Mary Daphne Cook Fancher.

And he died at his home in Springdale, AR)

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(engraved picture of a cross, two sheep, and two shepherd's canes)

The Lord is my Shepherd

Fred Ficht

born

July 6, 1866

died

May 26, 1922

Thy life was beauty with

goodness and love.

(Fred and his brother Michael came from Germany and was one of the first settlers on "the mountain"

where this cemetery is.  They were both murdered by a neighbor. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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H

Helen Cleo Ficht

b. June 17, 1921  d. March 21, 1996

At Rest

(Helen was born to Herbert and Mary Edwards Schneider.

and married to Michael Garfield Ficht. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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D

Herbert Dean Ficht

b. April 21, 1937  d. Oct. 18, 1966

(has foot marker HDF)

(He went by the name Dean.  He was married to Emile Seals.

He was born in Madison County, AR to Michael Garfield Ficht and Helen Cleo Schneider Ficht

Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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(engraved picture of a cross, two sheep, and two shepherd's canes)

The Lord is my Shepherd

Michael Ficht

born

Oct. 4, 1867

died

May 25, 1922

Father into thy hands

I commend my spirit.

(Michael and his brother Fred came from Germany and was one of the first settlers on "the mountain"

where this cemetery is.  They were both murdered by a neighbor. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )**********************************************************************************************************************************

 

M

Michael G. Ficht

b. April 1, 1905  d. Sept. 23, 1972

At Rest

(Michael Garfield was born to Michael and Zazilia Ficht. and was married to Helen Cleo Schneider.

Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Mother

Zizilia Ficht

b. Nov. 13, 1865  d. Dec. 16, 1947

At Rest

(Her madien name was Huber, and she was married to Michael Ficht)

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Walter Fields

b. Mar. 25, 1886  d. Mar. 6, 1976

Gone Home

(He was born to Green Fields. and he was married to Minnie.)

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George Goforth

b. Feb. 5, 1902  d. Nov. 19, 1968

(He was married to Abbie -whom is also buried at this cemetery)

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HAMILTON

Cecilia Mae

b. Apr 11, 1937  d. Feb. 17, 1995

married Feb. 2, 1963

James Edwin

b. Feb. 11, 1934 (still alive)

(Cecilia was born to Clarence and Rosa Burton.

Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Beloved Mother

Mary Eugenia Hawkes

b. Mar. 8, 1923  d. June 23, 1994

(this is a flat headstone)

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Abbie Goforth Holden

b. Oct. 18, 1907  d. Jan. 31, 1995

(this is a flat headstone)

(She was married to George Goforth and after he passed away

she then married Lew Holden.)

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JOHNSON

Charlie L.

b. Jan. 9, 1902 d. Mar. 4, 1988

married Sept 30, 1928

Flora Ficht

b. May 4,1908 d. Jan 1, 1996

(on back)

JOHNSON

Children

Verma Lee & Wayne

Grandchildren

Diana Lyman

Gary Inman

Great Grandchildren

David Lyman

Sarah Lyman

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Jacqueline Jordan

1940  1986

Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.

(funeral home marker only)

(She went by the name of Jackie and was married to Wendall Jordan.)

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Nervie Marshall

born & died

Aug 1912

(this is an old homemade stone and the year was very hard to read

so could be something else...)

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Thomas Nail

age about 69

May 13, 1902

(this is a flat headstone)

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Anthony "Tony" Quinton O'Barr

b. Aug. 21, 1992  d. Nov. 1, 1992

(engraved picture of a lamb and an angel praying)

(funeral home marker reads: Anthony Quinton O'Barr

died November 1, 1992 aged o years 2 months 11 days

Brashears Funeral Home, 509 N. Gaskill Huntsville, AR 72740)

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Harvey Owens

born

July 14, 1878

died July 8, 1905

Gone But Not

Forgotten

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James Owens

was born

Oct the 28, 1842

died Oct 9th, 1904

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Luther Owens

born 1904

died 1905

(this is a flat homemade marker)

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Ada Jewell Russell

born August 6, 1917

died Jan 26, 2002

age 84

Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.

Huntsville, Arkansas

(at the time of this transcription her funeral home marker

was her only marker.

She was born to Clarence Herbert and Thursa Mae Inman Steele.

and married to Johnny Russell.)

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M

Mary F. Shadrick

b. Feb. 20, 1900 d. Aug. 28, 1972

At Rest

(Her madien name was Edwards. and she was married to Herbert Schneider and

then to Robert Shadrick. Family contact Rita Ficht ficht@eritter.net )

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Steve Allen Smith

(Buster)

Feb. 12, 1979 - June 22, 2000

(He died from Leukemia. His parents are: Jerry Francis Smith and Shirley Kay Seaton Smith

He was born in Springdale, AR and died in Fayetteville, AR)

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Infant Twin sons of

C.B. and Minnie Weathers

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YATES

Mary Ellen

b. Dec. 26, 1916  d. Nov. 22, 1994

Chester Allen

b. Sept 18, 1922  d. Mar 25, 1994

(this is a flat headstone)

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