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St. John Cemetery (Black)

This is an African-American cemetery associated with St. John Baptist church located on Hwy. 299 near Bluff City. It is located in the SW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 26, Township 12 South, Range 20 West near the International Paper Co. seedling nursery. Until the nursery was developed, the cemetery was accessible by woods roads that were not graded unless a burial was planned. It is still in a very remote spot, but the access is better. The cemetery is fenced, but is not maintained as well as it should be.
Driving directions: From Bluff City, go southwest on Hwy. 299 for about four miles to Ebenezer Cemetery. Turn left on Rd. No. 423 and go east about two miles to the International Paper Co. nursery. Go by the office and continue south about 1/2 mile to the cemetery which will be on your right. The road will be dim past the office building.

Name

Birth 

Death 

Comments

Baux, Virgil    7-29-1921  Jackson Temple 1351-Theo, Ar.-broken; not found in 2018 survey 
Blake, Deake    age 26  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Blake, Franie  1908  1935  Metal marker set in stone 
Blake, Pearline  1928  1974  Metal marker set in stone 
Blake, Dolison Esau  3-18-1926  12-3-1952   
Blake, Orris N.  12-28-1923  4-29-1975  Age 51 
Bowman, Ollie  12-5-1896  6-8-1963  Pvt.-US Army-World War I 
Bowman, Birdie Mae  8-12-1915  4-16-2005  Metal marker 3 ft. south of Carson Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Box, Mary L.    3-28-1937  Age 8; not found in 2018 survey 
Box, Van  11-2-1904  10-6-1993  Not found in 2018 survey 
Box, Roosevelt  3-29-1934  8-1-1977  Metal marker-some letters missing; first name and dates from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Box, Mrs. Lee Florence   9-17-1910  4-29-1998  Metal marker 10 ft. north of Leodis Evans marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Box, Rufus  1-19-1941  2-28-2004  Metal marker 39 ft. north of Agnis Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Box, Jessie  12-15-1936  3-1-2004  Metal marker 33 ft. north of Agnis Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Clanahan, Elder Davis  1918  1971  Metal marker set in stone 
Clanahan, Bennie    2-17-1988  Age 89 years, 1 month, 21 days; not found in 2018 survey 
Clanahan, Isaiah  1922  1978  Age 56; not found in 2018 survey 
Clanahan, Golden C.   1919  1970  Metal marker set in stone 
Clanahan, Annie Lee    1-7-1964  Age 42 years, 2 months, 25 days; metal marker 12 ft. slightly northwest of Golden Clanahan marker 
Clanahan, Marie  4-15-1910  8-11-1980  Age 70 years, 3 months, 25 days; metal marker has McClanahan; located near back fence 
Clanahan, Bernice  1930  1-22-2002  Metal marker 32 ft. north of Elder Davis Clanahan marker 
Clanahan, Searcy "Jack"  5-5-1924  9-3-1997   
Clanahan, Mrs. Lessie A. Purifoy  8-3-1926  10-5-2006  Metal marker row 1 east side; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Clark, Icy Lee  7-17-1928  11-28-2000   
Cole, Ja Dasia Zarrae  2008  9-15-2008  Infant daughter of Ebonie Moss and Jamaal Cole (from obituary) 
Dismuke, Ortha    11-28-1986  Age 79; not found in 2018 survey 
Evans, Emily      Age 33; grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Evans, Emma Lee  11-13-1929  1-14-1960  Age 31 
Evans, Leodis  10-5-1904  5-14-1986  Age 82 
Fort, Christene  2-2-1930  7-24-1959   
Gentry, Eddie Lee  6-11-1943  10-24-2003  Metal marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Gulley, Annie Jane  1906  1964  Metal marker set in stone 
Gulley, Berry  12-10-1857  12-21-1903   
Gulley, Eugene G.    8-30-1967  Age 77 years, 2 months, 21 days; metal marker 4 ft. south of Flora Lawrence marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Gulley, John    7-28-1962  Age 78; not found in 2018 survey 
Gulley, Luke    12-21-1903  Age 69 or 88 (??) -double marker with Malinda Gulley; stone lying flat 
Gulley, Malinda    1-2-1909  Age about 84; double marker with Luke Gulley; stone lying flat 
Gulley, Octavie    age 68  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Gulley, Ruben    8-26-1947  Age 39-petrified rock-hard to read 
Gulley, Willie Lee  5-9-1906  8-5-1969  Ar.- Tec 5 - 1315 Engr. Const. Bn. - World War II 
Gulley, Ruby Mae  12-30-1908  9-23-1990  Ruby Gulley Haynie on metal marker; wife of Owen Gulley (not on stone) 
Gulley, Owen  11-29-1911  6-4-1979  Husband of Ruby Gulley (not on stone) 
Gulley, Homer H.  9-28-1915  9-13-1973  Pvt. - U. S. Army 
Gulley, Henry Lee  8-31-1942  4-3-1984   
Gulley, Willie A. Sr.  4-6-1913  4-28-1987  Cpl.-US Army-World War II; full dates from obituary; years only on stone 
Gulley, Elizia M.    6-8-1999  Age 76; metal marker 4 ft. north of C. A. Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Gulley, Earnest Teen "Holmes"  3-11-1947  7-23-2008  Double marker with Brodie Mae Gulley; children --Rufus and Tina 
Gulley, Brodie Mae  5-14-1923  1-24-2010  Double marker with Earnest Teen Gulley; children--Henry, Jimmy, Earnest; grandchildren--Tammy, Michael, Rufus, Tina; great grandchildren -- Jasmine, Jakena, Lydia, Shamya, Ken, Olivia, Taylor, LaMichael 
Haynie, Alfred Jr.  1909  1946  Metal marker set in stone 
Haynie, Ayness      Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Haynie, Frankie  1908  1960  Metal marker set in stone 
Haynie, Patience  1872  1934  Metal maker set in stone 
Haynie, Pallie  1892  1944  Double marker with Willis Haynie 
Haynie, Willis  1889    Double marker with Pallie Haynie; no death date engraved at time of survey 
Haynie, Ruby  1929  1941  Metal marker set in stone 
Haynie, Carson, Sr.  8-20-1931  12-17-1982   
Haynie, Jessie  5-12-1917  9-22-1997   
Haynie, Ruby  2-17-1915  6-6-1977  Age 62 years, 3 months, 18 days; not found in 2018 survey 
Haynie, Finis Lee    11-30-1991  Age 53; metal marker 9 ft. north Ida White marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Haynie, Alf  1863  1936  Metal marker set in stone 
Haynie, Agnis  1921  1966  Metal marker set in stone 
Haynie, Willis  9-15-1890  8-30-1993  Age 103 
Haynie, Otis Lee  1953  1975  Metal marker 16 ft. north of Leodis Haynie marker 
Haynie, Finis    5-7-1964  Age 51; metal marker 6 ft. north of Ida White marker 
Haynie, Carl L. "Miracle Man"  7-19-1951  1-11-2003   
Haynie, Carlos A.   10-28-1978  9-4-2000  Children -- Lillian, Latrice, Carlos Jr. 
Haynie, Lee Artis  11-8-1942  6-19-2007   
Haynie, Tommie  1900  1986  Metal marker set in concrete 
Haynie, Kenneth B.  5-18-1957  1-14-2010  U. S. Army--children--Latyona Hall, Earl Purifoy, Beverly Ross, Jacoby Purifoy 
Haynie, Macy Ella Sims  5-17-1921  6-12-2014  Full dates from obituary 
Haynie, Gennie  1958  2018  Gennie Ella Haynie in obituary; metal marker at time of survey 
Ingram, D. Willie  4-14-1918  3-13-1955   
Ingram, Alfred    7-23-1944  Age 58 years, 6 months, 8 days; metal marker 6 ft. south of Pallie Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Ingram, George    7-2-1944  Age 39 years, 11 months, 17 days; not found in 2018 survey 
Ingram, John  12-5-1888  9-9-1955   
Ingram, Joella Marks Gulley  3-15-1869    Age 97 
Ingram, Thomas    3-30-195?  Age 18; metal marker 7 ft. south of Christine Fort marker; hard to read; could not be read in 2018 survey 
Ingram, Nodane      Age 2 months; grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Ingram, Willie  2-9-1893  12-18-1959  Wife is Genett (on marker) 
Ingram, Lee  4-9-1923  1-16-1994  U. S. Army-World War II 
Ingram, Gillis  1916  1985  Metal marker 4 ft. south of John Ingram marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Ingram, Joe N.  1942  1985   
Ingram, Jeannette P.  10-12-1898  2-18-1985   
Ingram, Hollis    10-16-1999  Metal marker 6 ft. south of Carl Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Ingram, Mrs. Pearlie  5-1-1892  2-5-1953   
Ingram, Harvis Lee Jr.   11-1-1951  2-14-2001   
Ingram, Harvis Sr.  9-23-1924  3-5-2003  Double marker with Lue Eller Ingram; children -- Mary Smith, Harvin Ingram Jr., Horace Ingram 
Ingram, Lue Eller   7-21-1932  1-5-2015  Lue Eller Purifoy Ingram in obituary; double marker with Harvis Ingram Sr.; children -- Mary Smith, Harvis Ingram Jr., Horace Ingram 
Ingram, Minnie  3-29-1918  4-9-2005  Metal marker 6 ft. south of Joe N. Ingram marker; birth date from obituary; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Ingram, Frank  5-6-1911  2-27-2007  Information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Jackson, Roshonda R.  12-11-1982  1-30-2013  Name is Roshunda Jackson on another marker 
Kirby, Sallie Helen Gulley  12-19-1906  1-3-1972  Grave not found during survey; information from obituary 
Lawrence, Flora  1888  1963  Metal marker set in stone 
Lenox, Robert  12-15-1904  12-28-1962   
McClanahan, James  8-12-1896  1-17-1957  Ar.- Pvt.- 544 Svc Bn-Engr. Corps.-World War I 
McLanahan, Jane      Not found; listed in 1970 record 
McClanahan, Marie  4-15-1910  9-11-1980  Age 70; metal marker; also listed under Clanahan; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
McKinzie, Adam Earl  1971  1990   
McLanahan, Jane      Grave not found-listed in earlier record 
Marks, T. C.  12-20-1991  2-3-1992  Tanasia C. Marks in obituary 
Martin, Bertha Dean Haynie  6-8-1950  3-6-2013  Information from obituary; Bertha Martin Haynie on metal marker 
Mixon, Ayness      Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Mixon, Agnes  1906  1965  Metal marker set in stone 
Morris, L. C.  1932  1989   
Purifoy, Alford  3-10-1920  1-8-1970  Age 50; stone is off base; located near hickory tree 
Purifoy, Alefu J.  10-29-1839  3-??-1928  Hard to read; not found in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Frank D.  1933  11-6-1955  Stone made by older brother, Leroy Purifoy 
Purifoy, Earnest  4-26-1951  11-14-1969  Age 18 
Purifoy, Elifia    age 46  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Purifoy, George    age 81  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Purifoy, Georgia    age 70  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Purifoy, Mattie Bell  2-22-1891  6-5-1945  Wife of Jim Purifoy 
Purifoy, Manervie  6-1852  1933   
Purifoy, George    4-1-1917  Age 62 on stone 
Purifoy, Rosie  1899  1951  Metal marker has 7-22-1951 death date; metal marker set in concrete 
Purifoy, Wright    age 56  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Purifoy, ??      Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Purifoy, Edd  1889  1988  Metal marker 3 ft. south of trash sign; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Florida  1897  1989  Metal marker 9 ft. south of trash sign 
Purifoy, James O.  10-25-1954  1-25-1980   
Purifoy, A. D.  10-25-1924  3-3-1972   
Purifoy, Jannie    10-24-2007  Age 84; grave not found during 2018 survey; information from obituary 
Purifoy, Hollis  2-3-1942  4-11-1971   
Purifoy, Oscar  6-10-1887  5-2-1985   
Purifoy, Ollice  3-9-1931  5-24-1986   
Purifoy, Mae Emma  6-1-1904  10-10-1987   
Purifoy, Blanche    9-16-1989  Age 60; metal marker 6 ft. south of Jack Clanahan marker 
Purifoy, Jim  8-20-1875  8-18-1980  Metal marker has birth date 1882 
Purifoy, Willie R.  7-31-1897  5-2-1977  Stone made by Leroy Purifoy 
Purifoy, Martin  8-11-1922  6-27-1982  U. S. Army-World War II 
Purifoy, Ermond  6-14-1924  3-23-1993  Metal marker; age 66; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, W. R.  1932  1989  Metal marker set in concrete 
Purifoy, Lee Roy  2-19-1885  8-8-1977   
Purifoy, Edna  11-6-1904  8-28-1947  Stone made by oldis (sp) son Leroy Purifoy 
Purifoy, Jennie  ?-1859  6-26-????  Metal marker-hard to read;located 25 ft south of big tree; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Tom  11-23-1895  7-24-1994   
Purifoy, Herman Lee    1-8-1998  Age 49 years, 7 months, 24 days; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Murlane  7-16-1930  4-21-1996   
Purifoy, Myrtle  1924  1990   
Purifoy, Lemon  7-17-1900  5-9-1993  US Army-World War II; not found in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Hesterly  7-28-1933  10-18-2003  Metal marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Carl Edward   7-4-1952  10-20-2003  Husband of Raye; children-- Renee, Kim, Carl, Jasmine, Clark 
Purifoy, Dale Jr.  10-16-1953  10-23-2004   
Purifoy, Earley  1924  2004  Metal marker 21 ft. north of Agnis Haynie marker 
Purifoy, Earley Jr.  6-19-1950  1-7-2014  Information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Kenneth (Kenny Ray)  9-6-1944  6-22-2005   
Purifoy, Odell  12-6-1957  1-16-2006  Metal marker 6 ft. south of Kenneth Purifoy marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Davies  7-27-1929  9-12-2006  Metal marker 3 ft. north of Lee Artis Haynie marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, McKinley  9-21-1925  11-26-2006  Metal marker 3 ft south of Dale Purifoy, Jr. marker; full dates from obituary; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Purifoy, Earl Lee  1-26-1953  12-11-2010  Children -- Laytona Hall, Robert Earl Purifoy, Beverly Ross, Jacoby Purifoy 
Purifoy, Cory Edmund  9-15-1976  4-13-2011  Metal marker; full dates from obituary 
Purifoy, Ola Jean  12-30-1959  12-2-2016  Metal marker 
Sims, Gracie Ella  1919  1968  Metal marker 3 ft. north of Ethel Hollemon marker 
Sims, Junies G.  6-12-1906  1-2-1968   
Sims, Tidwell  6-11-1890  3-20-1968  Stone made by Mose Sims 
Sims, Ethel Hollemon  1890  1-12-1930  Wife of Tidwell Sims 
Sims, Orene  1-15-1953  4-8-1955   
Sims, Donnie  7-24-1919  9-13-1981   
Sims, David  8-11-1955  7-7-2012   
Sims, Clinton Lee  1-22-1945  7-24-1977   
Sims, Clinton Lee Jr. "Boobie'  10-25-1965  11-12-2009  Painted wooden marker 
Sims, Latoya  10-13-1981  9-28-1982   
Sims, Zenona (baby)    1-7-1954  Metal marker at back fence 20 ft. south of Tidwell Sims marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Sims, Queen Esther  8-17-1920  3-8-1946  Metal marker 3 ft.south of Tidwell Sims; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Sims, Annie P.  1936  1963  Not found in 2018 survey 
Sims, Myrple Mae  6-23-1926  5-12-1987   
Sims, Clara Mae Purifoy  12-25-1916  6-12-1999  Big Mama" 
Sims, Mose  4-30-1913  9-23-2005  Age 92 
Sims, Rutha Ella  10-30-1926  9-15-2009  Metal marker 3 ft. north of Moses Sims marker 
Sims, Donnie Jr.  3-21-1948  6-18-2012  Information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Sims, Brandon DeWayne  1-11-1984  11-2-2018  Metal marker at time of survey; full name and dates from obituary 
Smallwood, Nellie    5-19-2000  Age 91; metal funeral home marker; not found or could not be read in 2018 survey 
Sorrells, Arlean   9-10-1944  3-29-2004  Arlean Haynie Sorrells on metal marker 
Thomas, Emily  8-23-1891  11-14-1972  Stone was off base in 2018 survey 
Threadgill, Harriett      Age 80; no dates 
Tidwell, Albert  2-18-1807  10-4-1960   
Tidwell, John J.  3-15-1873  10-22-1952   
Tidwell, Elvinnie  12-25-1877  3-22-1940  Wife of J. J. Tidwell 
Unknown      Metal marker 4 ft. north of Robert Lenox marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 13 ft. north of Leoda Evans marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 4 ft. south of Emma Lee Evans marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 4 ft. north of Emma Lee Evans marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 8 ft. north of Emma Lee Evans marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 6 ft. north of Leodis Evans marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 8 ft. north of C. A. Haynie marker 
Unknown      Unmarked grave 4 ft. south of Icy Lee Clark marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 8 ft. south of Icy Lee Clark marker 
Unknown      Metal marker between Willie Ingram and Flora Lawrence markers 
Unknown      Metal marker between Christine Fort and Willis Ingram markers 
Unknown      Metal marker and rock 4 ft. north of Tom Purifoy marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 3 ft. south of Tom Purifoy marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 8 ft. north of Pearlie Ingram marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 4 ft. north of Perlie Ingram marker 
Unknown      Unmarked grave 6 ft. north of Ethel Hollemon marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 10 ft. south of Tidwell Sims 
Unknown      Metal marker in southwest corner by young cedar tree 
Unknown      Metal marker about 25 ft. southwest of big tree 
Unknown      Metal marker 3 ft. south of James McClanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 3 ft. north of James McClanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 9 ft. north of James McClanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker and petrified rock east of big tree 
Unknown      Metal marker 2 ft. north of Elvinnie Tidwell marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 4 ft. south of Edna Purifoy marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 18 ft. south of Jack Clanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 12 ft. south of Jack Clanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 3 ft. north of Jack Clanahan marker 
Unknown      Metal marker 7 ft. south of A. D. Purifoy marker 
White, Ida  1898  1971   
Williams, Adoned    age 86  Grave not found-listed in 1970 record 
Young, LaShonda Michelle  1-17-1974  12-13-2016  Metal marker at time of survey; full name and dates from obituary 

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Author: Jery and Jeanie McKelvy
Title: "Cemetery Survey - St. John Cemetery (Black)"
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
URL: www.depotmuseum.org/cemetery.php/c/85
Retrieval Date: December 14, 2018

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