Arkansas Cemeteries

 

Radford Freewill Cemetery

between Red Star and Fallsville, Madison Co, AR

"gone but not forgotten"

Transcription done April 8, 2001, by Robert & Rosa Cline

 

This cemetery is right off the highway.  It's not but a few miles from Fallsville right over the Newton/Madison County Line.  Most of the cemetery is up over a hill, so it doesn't look very big when you first park and start walking into it.  But graves are on the side of the hill and at the top with a lot of trees around it.  The cemetery does have a chain link fence around it with an iron arch with its name on it.

 

We are collecting as many obituaries of these people as we can, so if anyone has anything to share or if you would like for us to see about getting you a copy of what we have, feel free to email us. We feel that working together we will not let these people fade out of memories.  "Gone but not forgotten" Robert and Rosa

 

 

There are about 100 if not more graves marked only with rocks.

 

INDEX

(Scroll down the page for transcription information)

Ann Barnes

Gareld E. Barnes

Mabel A. Barnes

Noel Barnes

Vera Mae Barnes

W. E. Barnes

William M. Barnes

Gary Dean Boling

Earl Bryant

Roy Bryant

A. F. Burns

Andrew J. Burns

Ann Clark

Lewis Clark

Ruth Clark

Thomas Clark

Kathyran Lavonna Collins

Perry Davidson

Baby daughter Embry

Ervin L. Embry

Iva P. Embry

Leslie Everman

Ace Gilbert

Benjamin Hensley

Cora Holland

Lucy Hoskins Holland

Addie Leona Hodge

Nancy Hughes

Odessa Stepp Kennedy

George "Wash" Lewis

Herbert M. Lewis

Infant daughter Lewis

J. E. Lewis

William Lee Lewis

Willie L. Lewis

Marjorie Barnes Malone

Eugene V. Neff

Janet Sheryl Neff

Mahaley J. Neff

Sheryl Rebecca Neff

Wiliam Charles Neff

William T. Neff

Visa Patton

Harold Pulis

Mary Elizabeth Pulis

Edna Radford

Edward Radford

Helen Radford

Irving Radford

Jesse Radford

N. Y Radford

Sally Radford

Nancy Roberts

John Roberts

Elbert C. Smith

Helen Smith

John Lester Smith

Orville Smith

Wilma J. Smith

Sarah L. Spears

W.N. Spears

Ethan Stepp

Infant daughter Stepp

Infant son Stepp

James Jonathan Stepp

Jubal E. Stepp

Rachel Stepp

Rebecca Merrill Stepp

Robert Edgar Stepp

Velma Stepp

Amy J. Stotler

George Stotler

Jacob L. Stotler

Dearl Wages

Susie Wages

Nancy Kay Wall

N. M. Whorton

Edith Yates

Ellis Yates

Harold Otto Yates

Harvey Yates

Hazel Flower Yates

Howard Paul Yates

James Yates Jr.

Jeanetta Yates

John Arvil Yates

Kay Yates

Lula Esther Yates

Luster Yates

Owen Yates

Vada Rachel Yates

William B. Yates

  

Ann Barnes

b. Aug. 14, 1927  d. Aug. 14, 1927

(this stone looks just like Noel Barnes and Vera Mae Barnes)

 

Gareld E. Barnes

b. May 15, 1934  d. Oct. 26, 1990

we love & miss you

(his picture is at the top)

 

Mother

Mabel A. Barnes

b. Apr. 1, 1898  d. Mar. 23, 1965

 

Noel Barnes

b. Feb. 29, 1920  d. Mar. 3, 1920

(this stone looks just like Ann Barnes and Vera Mae Barnes)

 

Vera Mae Barnes

b. Jan. 14, 1941  d. Dec. 28, 1943

(this stone looks just like Ann Barnes and Noel Barnes)

 

Father

W. E.  Barnes

b. Dec. 12, 1865  d. Aug. 25, 1940

 

Father

William M. Barnes

b. Jan. 24, 1896  d. Sept. 11, 1980

BARNES (on back)

 

Son

Gary Dean Boling

asleep in Jesus

1949-1952

(this is a flat headstone  and has an engraved picture of a lamb)

 

Earl son of

James and Emma Bryant

born Apr. 25, 1893

died June 19, 1901

 

Roy son of

James and Emma Bryant

born Mar 15, 1892

died Aug. 15, 1893

 

A.F. Burns

was born May 7, 1886

died Feb 18, 1901

age 14

(hard to read stone)

 

Andrew J. Burns

born Apr. 8, 1830

died May 6, 1909

another link is broken

in our household band.

But a chain is forming

in a better land.

 

our Mother

Ann Clark

b. Feb. 28, 1840  d. Feb. 21, 1916

(engraved picture of gates of Heaven)

(on back)

Heaven now retains our treasure,

Earth the lonely casket keeps.

And the sunbeams long to linger

Where our sainted mother sleeps.

 

Lewis Clark

Co B

20 WIS INF

(old Civil War headstone)

(his foot marker is an "updated" military marker)

LEWIS CLARK

PVT CO I 36 BATT WIS INF

CIVIL WAR

JUNE 8, 1833 (CROSS) DEC. 13, 1909

 

Ruth Clark

(homemade marker only)

 

Thomas Clark

son of F. C. & Dollie Clark

b. April 10, 1910  d. April 10, 1914

(foot marker T.C.)

 

Kathyran Lavonna Collins

b. Jan. 20, 1938  d. Sept. 27, 1989

(engraved picture of buck, mountains, and log cabin.)

(on back) Beloved Mother Faithful to her trust even unto her death.

 

Perry son of

J. W. & Pollie Davidson

born Oct. 20, 1872

died Jan. 1, 1898 (or possibly 1888)

Another link is broken in our household band,

But a chain is forming in a better land.

 

 

Baby daughter of

Mervin & Annie Embry

Sept. 27, 1938

 

EMBRY

Iva P.

b. Aug. 28, 1916

Ervin L.

b. Dec. 20, 1915  d. June 29, 1984

(his funeral home marker reads:)

Ervin L. Embry

died June 29, 1984

aged 68 years 6 months 9 days

Putman Fuenral Home

Fort Smith, Arkansas

 

Leslie son of

Wash & Flora Everman

born June 29, 1904

died July 22, 1910

we will meet

 

Ace Gilbert

1868-1932

(flat headstone)

 

Cora Holland

inf dau of Lucy & Jackson

 

Lucy (Hoskins) Holland

wife of Jackson

(flat headstone)

 

Addie Leona Hodge

b. Jan. 28, 1898  d. Apr. 26, 1962

gone but not forgotten

(funeral home marker  Addie Leona Hodge  1898-1962)

 

BENJAMIN HENSLEY

PVT CO H

24 REGT KY INF

AUG 1, 1832

DEC. 24, 1895

(this is a white Civil War military headstone it is in between two big trees. one at the head and one at the foot)

 

Nancy Hughes

b. Dec. 17, 1847  d. Jan. 31, 1922

(this stone is broken off it's base)

 

In Loving Memory

Odessa Stepp Kennedy

b. Jan. 10, 1905  d. Mar. 19, 2000

(she has a foot marker OSK)

(her funeral home marker reads:)

Odessa Kennedy

born Jan. 10, 1905

died Mar. 19, 2000

age 95

Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.

Huntsville, Arkansas

(I have her obit.  She was born in Red Star to James Jonathan and Rebecca Merrell Stepp.)

 

In God's Care

George (Wash) Lewis

b. Feb. 10, 1882  d. June 7, 1943

(flat headstone)

 

Herbert M. Lewis

b. June 28, 1922 d. Feb. 6, 1998

(flat headstone)

 

Infant daughter of

J. E. & Billie Lewis

born & died

July 9, 19-- (possibly 1939)

 

J. E. Lewis

b. Nov. 28, 1869  d. May 29, 1919

gone but not forgotten

(hard to read)

 

W. Lee Lewis

b. June 15, 1919  d. Sept. 29, 1994

(flat headstone)

(his funeral home marker reads:)

William "Lee" Lewis

Died September 29, 1994

aged 75 yrs 3 mths 14 days

Nelson's Funeral Home

Fayetteville, AR

 

Willie L. Lewis

b. May 26, 190-  d. July 4, 1964

 

Marjorie Barnes Malone

b. June 30, 1923  d. Sept. 17, 1969

resting and in peace

 

In Memory of

Eugene V. Neff

b. Feb. 12, 1910  d. Apr. 15, 1981

(flat headstone)

 

NEFF

Mother

Mahaley J.

b. Mar. 15, 1886     d. Apr. 7, 1983

Father

William T.

b. Jan. 31, 1882  d. Dec. 22, 1959

 

NEFF

Together forever in God's Care

Beloved Daughter

Sheryl Rebecca

Mar. 20, 1987  (her grave is small so she died young)

William Charles

b. Aug. 12, 1960  d. Oct. 31, 1987

married Nov. 7, 1986

Janet Sheryl

b. Nov. 8, 1949    (no death date)

(this is a flat triple headstone)

 

Visa wife of

D. F. Patton

born Dec. 8, 1847

died Mar. 18, 1908

 

PULIS

(engraved picture of man fishing)

Harold

b. Apr. 18, 1911 d. June 18, 2000

(his funeral home marker reads:  Harold Pulis  1911-2000  Evans & Miller Poteau, Oklahoma)

married Mar. 25, 1936

(engraved picture of a sewing machine)

Mary Elizabeth

b. June 15, 1915  (no death date)

Parents of Bob, Roy, Harold Jr.

 

 

Edna Radford

Dec. 2, 1917

(the rest non-readable.  This stone is homemade and barely readable)

 

Edward Radford (possibly Badford)

b.Jan. 19, 1915   d. Dec. 6, 1918

(homemade and hard to read)

 

Helen Radford

b. May 3, 1917  d. April 10, 197_

(homemade hard to read)

 

Irving Radford

b. May 19, 1919

(grass had grown over the rest of the stone.  It is a homemade stone

the grave is a full size man's grave)

 

JESSE RADFORD

CO B

8 KY INF

 

N. Y. Radford (possibly Badford)

not dead but at rest

(homemade with no dates)

 

Sally Radford (possibly Badford)

1859- 1926

(homemade)

 

Nancy Roberts

b. Jan. 10, 1837  d. Nov. 21,1918

She basks in the sunshine of God's presence

(foot marker N.R.)

 

John Roberts

born Jan. 23, 1866

died Oct. 9, 1897

He isn't dead he has but passed beyond the

mists that blind us.  Here in to the new and

(rest was unreadable)

 

Elbert C. son of

S. R (possibly S. B.) & (possibly Bettie)  Smith

born Oct. 18, 1889

died May 1, 1890

asleep in Jesus

(this stone is old and broken right across the parents names)

 

Helen Smith

b. July 5, 1911  d. Apr. 21, 1966

wife of Orville Smith

 

John Lester Smith

b. Sept. 18, 1949  d. Feb. 25, 1998

Beloved brother of

Nilene Smith Underwood

Carl Smith

Linda Kay Smith

 

Orville Smith

b. Aug. 25, 1907  d. Aug. 30, 1970

son of John Henry and America Holland Smith

 

Wilma J. Smith

b. Mar. 28, 1937  d. Mar. 31, 1937

(flat headstone)

 

Sarah L. Spears

b. Oct. 16, 1855  d. June 10, 1937

we will meet again

(this stone looks just like W. N. Spears)

 

W. N. Spears

b. April 20, 1854  d. Nov. 3, 1928

we will meet again

(this stone looks just like Sarah L. Spears)

 

Ethen

born Dec. 30, 1906

died July 19, 1907

Infant dughter

born Dec. 20, 1905

died Dec. 21, 1905

Infant son

born Aug. 15, 1909

died Sept. 10, 1909

children of J.J. & R.M. Stepp

 

STEPP

James Jonathan

b. May 28, 1870 d. July 21, 1963

Rebecca Merrill

b. Oct. 21, 1867  d. April 13, 1936

Henderson Co. North Carolina

(her funeral home marker is still there:)

Rebecca Stepp

Oct 21, 1867  April 13, 1936

Rankin Funeral Home, Fayetteville, AR

 

STEPP

Rachel

b. Oct. 26, 1915

Jubal E.

b. Dec. 28, 1907  d. Mar. 23, 1988

In God's Care

(this is a double flat headstone)

(his funeral home marker reads;)

Jubal Stepp

1907-1988

Coffman's

 

Robert Edgar Stepp

b. July 17, 1897  d. Sept. 8, 1921

(this is a flat headstone)

 

Velma Stepp

(blank funeral home marker only)

 

Mother

Amy J. Stotler

born. 185- (possibly 1859)

died 191-

 

George Stotler

born 1878

died 1953

 

Father

Jacob L. Stotler

born 1810

died 1920 (??)

 

Dearl Wages

b. Nov. 17, 1907  d. Dec. 25, 1991

son of Bruce & Susan

Dearl Wages

died December 25

84 years 1 month

 

gone but not forgotten

Susie Wages

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Burns

May 9, 1884- July 8, 1924

(this is a flat headstone)

 

Nancy Kay Wall

b. Jan. 20, 1944  d. July 18, 1993

In God's Care

(her picture is at the top)

(on back) WALL

 

N. M wife of

Joseph Whorton

born June 11, 1871

died Jan. 3 (possibly 8) 1898

(foot marker N.M.W.)

 

Mother

Edith Yates

1895- 1985

 

Father

Ellis Yates

1895-1940

 

YATES

Hazel

b. April 5, 1928  d. April 7, 2000

Harold

b. Nov. 13, 1924  d. June 1, 1994

together forever

(her funeral home marker reads:)

Hazel Flower Yates

1928-2000

Roller-Cox

(Harold has a military foot marker)

HAROLD OTTO YATES

US ARMY

WORLD WAR II

NOV. 13, 1924 (CROSS) JUN. 1, 1994

(I have her obit.  Hazel Flower Yates was born to Alfred and Nettie Collins Storm.)

 

(CROSS)

HARVEY YATES

ARKANSAS

TEC 5 HQ CO101 AIRBORNE DIV

WORLD WAR II

JULY 11, 1922  JAN. 29, 1969

 

Howard Paul Yates

born June 30, 1936

died March 13, 2000

age 63

Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.

Huntsville, Arkansas

(funeral home marker only)

(we have his obit.  He was born at Red Star to John Arvil and Vada Hammond Yates.)

 

James Yates Jr.

b. Mar. 18, 1929  d. Sept. 15, 1944

Just sleeping

 

YATES

Jeanetta

1891-1966

Luster

1887-1940

 

YATES

John Arvil

b. Jan. 18, 1913  d. Sept. 17, 1982

(he has a foot marker JAY)

Vada Rachel

b. June 14, 1916  d. Dec. 15, 1994

(on back)  YATES

parents of Virginia & Howard

 

Kay son of

J.F. & S. A. Yates

born Jan. 14, 1899

died Aug. 15, 1910

 

YATES

Lula Esther Yates

b. March 19, 1920  d. August 5, 1997

(big tall stone at head with engraved pictures of crosses on it)

 

Owen son of

J.F. & S. A. Yates

born Oct. 1, 1902

died Oct. 1, 1905

Darling we'll miss thee

YATES

(foot marker OY)

 

(CROSS)

WILLIAM B. YATES

PVT US ARMY

WORLD WAR II

SEPT. 22, 1920  APR. 22, 1982

 

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