Arkansas Cemeteries


Bethell-Clayburn Cemetery

Limestone, Newton County, Arkansas


Submitted April 12, 2003, by Rosa Cline


This is a complete transcription of this cemetery

Find-A-Grave site


NOTE this cemetery has 25-30 unmarked graves...

Directions this cemetery: From Highway 16 turn off on Newton County Rd 316, located between Nail and Deer, there is a sign at the highway that says Limestone. Follow this 1.9 miles and the cemetery will be on the left had side of the road. There is no sign for the cemetery,... and if the grass is grown up you will only see an old gate. The county road is a dirt/gravel road and so going around and down the mountain is kind of ruff.....


We are trying to collect obits for as many people as we can, so if anyone sees their families here we would like to hear from you. Especially if you have anything to add to this informaiton. Or if you see we have it noted that we have an obit that you would like for us to share, just e-mail us and we'll be happy to do what we can.

We hope you'll enjoy having it online. There were stones here that were hard to read, and stones that had been broken, but we've tryed our best to transcribe as best as we could. Anything below the transcription in ( ) is stuff we know about the person mentioned and if it is in ( ) that stuff isn't on the stone. I'm making a list at first of everyone there and under this list is the actual sayings & dates from the stones. I am making a list alphabetically before the actual transcriptions so it might make it easier to find someone you're looking for. Then below the list is the transcriptions. I have pictures of all the headstones that are out there, if anyone would like a scanned copy....

If anyone has any obits or know anything about any of these people feel free to e-mail us at We are trying to gather as many obits as we can. And make these people as "real" as possible so even though they lived 100 or more years ago they truely will be "gone but not forgotten".

Robert & Rosa Cline


Sarah Badcom

Billy Bethell

George Bethell

Laura Bethell

Thomas Bethell

Wilson Bethell

John Claiborn

Martha Jane Hyatt Claiborn

Delia Clayborn



Sarah Ana Badcom

(this is a rock that someone has engraved with her name... Her middle name has become messed up)




Billy Bethell

1881 - 1925

(this is a flat headstone)



(Masonic symbol with a G)

George N


Jan 13,1863

Mar 9,1939




Laura C.

daughter of

T.C. & M.A.


born July 15, 1876

died Dec 21, 1895

Not lost blest


but gone before

where we shall

(rest was underground)



(military marker)





(He was born Feb 1837 in Tennessee and

died April 21, 1922, Newton County, Arkansas)



Wilson C.

Infant son of

Geo N and

Nedgie Bethell


Aug 7, 1908


Nov 16, 1908



John Claiborn

died Apr 10, 1907

age 73 yrs.

May the ressurection

find thee on the bussom of thy God.

(Extra information: he was the husband of Martha Hyatt Claiborn

b. Nov 18, 1840 at Centerville, Tennessee

He died in Limestone, Arkansas. He served as a Scout for the Union Army.)



Martha Jane



Sept 18, 1845

Nov 26, 1926

(She was the daughter of John Hyatt and Sumatha Sumpter Hyatt

She was born in Monroe County, Missouri and died in Limestone, Arkansas)



Delia Clabore

(This is a rock that someone has engraved a name onto... it's faded and hard to read so I suspect her name is Delia Clayborn)


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