Board Camp Cemetery, Board Camp, Arkansas

Location

Nine and one-half miles East of Mena on Highway 8, behind the Primitive Baptist Church on the South Side of the highway.

NW, Section 33, Township 2 South, Range 29 West

County records reflect this as New Prospect Cemetery Parcel #2548 ?

History

Mr. W. A. Miller, grandfather of Marcus Miller and Mrs. Ella Graf, gave the first land to be used as a “Public Burial Ground”. Additional land was given by Luther Perry and Rilland B. Miller. Then later, Mr. Perry sold some land to the Community’s Cemetery Committee.

Approximately two hundred unnamed graves have been marked with concrete blocks. These blocks are numbered, and if anyone will identify the grave, the name of the person buried there will be entered into a book. This book is kept by the Secretary of the Board Camp Cemetery Committee.

Mr. William Heath is believed to have been the first person buried in this cemetery.

March 2, 1984

Internment

  • Adams, Roy Lee – 2/29/1892 – 1/30/1984 (Born in Georgia. Veteran of WW1)
  • Aleshire, Andrew – 1891 – 1977
  • Anderson, Raymond – 2/21/1905 – 7/29/1978
  • Bain, Winfred Leon – 1930 – 1959
  • Boyd, Mabel Lee – 12/22/1922 – 5/24/1975
  • Boyd, Forrest (Bob) – 10/31/1914 –
  • Breitweg, Ellen L. (63)- 6/18/1938 – Ravenna, TX – 3/10/2002 – Mena, AR Source: Mena Star 3/14/2002
  • Brown, M. M. (Baby) – d 2/5/1934
  • Brown, Buster B. – 1906 –
  • Brown, Villa M. – 1904 –
  • Cagle, Effie – 1903 – 1980
  • Cagle, Emly K – 6/8/1895 – 7/12/1954
  • Cecil, E. A. – 4/11/1852 – 9/1/1921
  • Cecil, Henriette Eva “Etta” – 8/13/1877 – 11/22/1949 (Husband: Quince Z. Cecil, Father: Jonathan G. Ellison, Mother: Nancy Manerva Whitlock)
  • Cecil, Quince Z. (Z. Q.) – 5/2/1876 – 1/23/1958 (Wife: Henriette Eva “Etta” Ellison)
  • Cogburn, James David (Rev) – 5/14/1872 – 3/20/1952
  • Cogburn, Mollie K. – 1/10/1881-4/20/1959
  • Ellison, Hezekiah Smallwood – 6/11/1924 – Oden, AR- 3/8/2002
  • Edwards, Girtie, Inf. – d 8/1/1939
  • Edwards, Gurtie ? – d 7/31/1939 – 6 days (Note: First name is not clear)
  • Edwards, Rosa Lee – /13/1909 – 11/25/1966
  • Farley, Deller M. – 11/30/1903 – 1/9/1968
  • Farley, Olivar N. – 8/16/1897 – 1978 (date of death is not on tombstone, it was taken from marker)
  • Faucet, Loyd Newman – 10/16/1906 – 1/16/1984
  • Goodman, Casie E. – 1897 -1978
  • Goodman, Oscar O. – 1890 -1972
  • Goodman, Charles G. – 6/5/1916 – 5/31/1958 (Pvt 2131 Base Unit AAF WW2 Arkansas)
  • Goodman, Charley B. – 6/12/1892 – 6/15/1976
  • Goodman, Ellie – 4/13/1900 –
  • Harrison, Doyle – 3/10/1939 – 6/11/1969
  • Heath, Clark – 11/9/1915 – 1982 (T/Sgt USA Force Korea Vietnam)
  • Heath, Elizabeth J. – 7/29/1913 –
  • Holliday, Betty Sue (70)- 6/23/1931 – Bovine, TX – 1/08/2002 – Mena, AR Source: Mena Star 1/17/2002
  • Hughes, Johnnie Lee (88) -7/9/1914 – Board Camp, AR – 2/13/2002- Mena, AR
  • Kelly, James K. – 12/13/1899 – 10/12/1974 (Pvt U S Army_
  • Looney, Daniel J. – 2/9/1888 – 2/27/1977
  • Looney, Zella M. – 12/3/1892 –
  • Mayer, Nina Lynn – 7/6/1980 – 12/1/1980
  • Mayer, Amanda Ann – 11/25/1978 – 12/1/1980
  • Mayer, Amy Gail – 4/22/1982 – 12/12/1982
  • Medford, Barbie Jackson – 7/5/1897 – 3/2/1984
  • Parker, Georgeann Ellison – 10/1875 – 6/23/1957 (Husband – David Green Parker / Granddaughter submitted – Frances Parker Russell)
  • Parker, David Green – 4/1875 – 3/1942 (Wife – Georgeann Ellison Parker / Granddaughter submitted – Frances Parker Russell)
  • Pate, Eva Bathes – 9/9/1887 – 1/9/1966
  • Pate, John Edward – 9/5/1890 – 8/29/1975
  • Ramsey, Lillie Smallwood – 10/22/1900 – 11/7/1983
  • Redemski, Fred W. 5/16/1894 – 8/22/1972 (Pvt Brry E 342 Fld Art WW1 I11)
  • Riley, Monroe M – 7/18/1894 – 9/8/1978
  • Riley, Sara G. – 7/17/1898 – 10/20/1978
  • Sargent, B. P. – 1/21/1853 – 3/8/1929
  • Scott, Clara B. (King) – 10/9/1902 – 9/6/1983
  • Shirley, Leona Bates – 5/2/1883 – 11/18/1943
  • Sikes, Lon S. – 1865 – 1961
  • Sikes, Susie – 1867 – 1938
  • Tador, John L. – d 11/19/1968 (57 years)
  • Turner, Toshiko – 1918 – 1982
  • Turner, Richard – 1918 – (CBM US Navy)
  • Walker, Alabama Abdelene Courtney – 11/30/1894 2/19/1933 (Married to Clarence Alvin Walker – Mother’s name was Virginia Estel Courtney. Information supplied by Barry Lawson. Mrs. Walker Death Certificate shows she was buried in the Primitive Cemetery at Board Camp, AR.)
  • Wright, Samuel A. – 2/27/1938 – 11/30/1980
  • Wright, Ada M. – 10/3/1943 –

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