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Union Grove Cemetery (Black)

This is an African-American cemetery located next to Union Grove Baptist Church between Bluff City and Reader.
Driving directions: From Bluff City, go toward Reader on Rd. 27 for about 1.5 miles. The church and cemetery will be on your left.
Fifteen graves marked with metal funeral home markers could not be identified in the 2018 survey. An earlier record made in 1970 had over 100 other names listed that we could not find in our first survey in 1998. It does not appear that there is room for that many unmarked graves. Some of the names may been listed differently from what was put on the grave marker at a later date.

Name

Birth 

Death 

Comments

Abner, Berbon    6-4-1997  Age 77-metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Accor, Tina Gulley  11-26-1973  9-17-2004  Metal marker; Tina Marie Gulley Accor in obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Alexander, Martha (J)  2-26-1946  12-21-2003   
Anderson, Albert  10-11-1897  7-28-1958  Mason 
Beasley, Bertha M.  6-15-1913  12-26-2000  Daughter of John and Lula Mixon 
Benford, Annie L. Ellis  4-2-1928  6-2-1986   
Bowie, Columbus  1874  1950  Metal marker set in concrete 
Bowie, Charles Edward  3-20-1928  9-5-1962  Ar.-Pvt.-Co. D-179 Inf.-Korea 
Brown, Pearl  1914  1949  Hard to read 
Brown, Wilma Ruth  1942  5-25-2007  Metal marker; full death date from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Corbin, Annie    10-20-1997  Age 91-metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Corbin, Georgann  3-18-1873  11-6-1945   
Corden, Thomas  7-25-1953  8-14-1953   
Dennis, Emma    1-8-1923  A. B. ??? Chamber #2085 
Dunlap, Thomas  1887  9-4-1919   
Gill, Robert L.   8-4-1916  7-16-1991   
Green, Rev. Glen G.  1903  1982   
Greenen, Mary E.  1-25-1929  2-11-1964  Last name probably should be Greening 
Greening, Easter  1883  2-15-1941  Wife of Sam Greening; hard to read 
Greening, Sam  12-15-1885  12-27-1968   
Greening, Floyd  3-14-1914  10-19-1953  Ar.-Tec 5-759 Med. Sn Co.-World War II 
Greening, Rachel  12-28-1858  10-15-1940  Wife of Antona Greening 
Gulley, France      No information; metal marker set in concrete 
Gulley, Dennis  6-11-1938  6-14-2010   
Gulley, Lucy  5-20-1830  2-3-1915   
Gulley, Carl  2-3-1922  7-29-1952  Ar.-Tec. 5-H & S Co-1315 Engr. Bn.; World War II 
Gulley, Paul C.  1938  1956   
Gulley, Frank J.  1-15-1943  5-14-1943   
Gulley, Frank  4-1-1894  11-16-1936  Double marker with Daisy Gulley; age 42 
Gulley, Daisy  3-2-1896  5-10-1936  Double marker with Frank Gulley; age 40 
Gulley, Irine  2-22-1904  1-12-1946   
Gulley, Mae Lillie  2-14-1883  8-21-1923   
Gulley, Addie Pearl  6-12-1891  4-3-1923   
Gulley, John Wilson    10-20-1951  Age 39 yrs., 9 mths., 12 days; metal marker 
Gulley, R. L.  1925  1935  Double marker with Jessie Gulley 
Gulley, Jessie  1891  1936  Double marker with R. L. Gulley 
Gulley, Willie  12-13-1896  12-16-1978  Pleasant Hill Louisiana HP-Robert Gulley Son Bluff City 
Gulley, Earder  1-2-1918  4-2-1979  Double marker with Emma J. Gulley 
Gulley, Emma J.  3-3-1922  11-6-2008  Double marker with Earder Gulley; death date from obituary; not engraved at time of survey 
Gulley, Earder Jr.  6-14-1942  8-21-2017  Double marker with Annie R. Gulley; death date not engraved at time of survey 
Gulley, Annie R.  1-6-1945  6-10-2004  Double marker with Earder Gulley Jr. 
Gulley, Vera Annie  4-7-1952  5-31-1995   
Gulley, Hesterly  1920  1994  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Gulley, Gradie  11-30-1910  11-14-1989   
Gulley, Virgil  8-5-1911  11-26-2002  Double marker with Thelma R. Gulley 
Gulley, Thelma R.  8-7-1918  4-20-1974  Double marker with Virgil Gulley 
Gulley, Mary      Wife of Osca Gulley; flat concrete marker at south edge of cemetery 
Gulley, Bennie  6-14-1936  8-16-1987   
Gulley, Johnny Junior  4-20-1985  4-23-1985   
Gulley, Haril Louis  2-12-1946  6-15-2013   
Gulley, Terence  1967  2018  Metal marker 
Gulley, Norman Sr.  1-31-1949  3-4-2015  Metal marker 
Gulley, Lydia S. Lawrence  12-26-1911  10-15-1987   
Gulley, Stella M. Marks  3-13-1920  4-17-1998  Double marker with Charlie Gulley; Stella Mae Gulley in obituary 
Charlie Gulley  6-25-1906  10-24-1999  Double marker with Stella M. Marks Gulley 
Gulley, Richard   1850  1926  Age 76 
Gulley, Richard  10-18-1908  2-10-1971  Double marker with Opal Lee Gulley 
Gulley, Opal Lee  2-7-1915  7-4-1971  Double marker with Richard Gulley 
Gulley, Eddie  1914  1985  Metal marker 
Gulley, Tom  1-3-1884  6-28-1971   
Gulley, Opelia Alexander  4-20-1905  9-23-1940   
Gulley, Rufus  5-22-1880  3-20-1973   
Gulley, Cora    4-13-1926  Daughter; double marker with Rev. Spencer Gulley 
Gulley, Rev. Spencer  10-1-1888  1-1-1973  Father; double marker with Cora Gulley 
Gulley, Liege  12-20-1887  3-23-1973  Age 83 
Gulley, Annie  1899  12-24-1986  Full date from metal marker; years only on stone 
Gulley, Pearlie (L.)  2-9-1975  5-3-1975   
Gulley, Curtis  1-7-1923  9-28-1987  Pvt.- U. S. Army-World War II 
Gulley, Herbert J.   12-4-1946  7-29-1999  Sgt.- U. S. Army- Vietnam 
Gulley, Eugene "Dick"  6-25-1910  6-17-1996   
Gulley, John Sr.  8-1-1952  7-28-2004  Metal marker 
Gulley, Pearlie M.  6-13-1927  5-8-1999   
Gulley, Christopher B.  11-25-1982  5-19-2000   
Gulley, George  1917  3-12-2001  Metal marker; age 84; full death date from obituary 
Gulley, Johnny  8-6-1951  7-15-2015   
Gulley, Otis Earl  12-23-1956  5-26-2017  Metal marker; full dates from obituary 
Gulley, Delta Sr.  9-24-1944  12-9-2008  Metal marker; Delta Ray Gulley in obituary; full dates from obituary 
Gulley, Mary L.  4-17-1917  2-10-2006  Double marker with Louis E. Gulley; death date from obituary; not engraved at time of survey 
Gulley, Annie Ree  1-5-1945  6-10-2004  Information from obituary 
Gulley, Cullen R. Sr.  2-21-1950  5-31-2018  Cullen Ray Gulley in obituary; double marker with Jearlene Gulley; death date from obituary; not engraved at time of survey 
Gulley, Jearlene   11-15-1955  8-28-2016  Jearlene Holmes Gulley in obituary; double marker with Cullen R. Gulley Sr. 
Gulley, L. W.  5-15-1935  2-20-2007  Metal marker 
Gulley, Joseph, Sr.  8--1-1957  7-28-2004  Metal marker 
Gulley, Louis E.  2-21-1915  4-7-2004  Double marker with Mary L. Gulley 
Gulley, Mary L.  4-17-1917  2-10-2006  Double marker with Louis E. Gulley 
Gulley, Collen  3-10-1925  10-4-2006  Pfc. - U. S. Army Air Forces- World War II 
Gulley, Michael S.  3-8-1957  11-30-2014   
Hawthorne, Ollie  1896  1952  La.-508 Svc. Bn.-World War I 
Hawthorne, J. E.  6-19-1981  6-19-1981   
Haynie, Agee  9-5-1919  3-26-1978   
Haynie, Lonnie  4-9-1910  2-3-1990   
Haynie, Elizabeth  9-2-1916  8-16-2008   
Henderson, Joseph  3-29-1896  12-27-1969  Ar.-Pvt.- U. S. Army-World War I 
Henderson, Elsie  1904  1991  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Henry, Beachie Baker  7-1-1896  9-5-1977   
Henry, James  4-28-1920  5-11-2008  Pvt. - U. S. Army 
Hill, Ava Bell  1-26-1941  7-8-1998  Age 57; metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Hill, Claude Mae  10-3-1925  5-13-1997   
Holliman, Charlie  5-30-1946  9-5-2008  Double marker with Joyce Holliman 
Holliman, Joyce  1-29-1960  4-19-2009  Double marker with Charlie Holliman 
Huges, Neal  1-23-1969  1-23-1969  Not found-listed in 1970 record 
Hughes, S. T. W.  7-12-1878  7-13-1950   
Hughes, Anna Lee  8-11-1913  9-9-1982   
Hughes, Oria L.  2-28-1928  7-27-1974  Pvt. - U. S. Army 
Hughes, Rosie L.  1900  1986   
Ingram, Lloyd  5-1-1909  8-22-1959   
Ingram, Lloyd, Jr.  12-7-1956  2-21-1981  SP4- U. S. Army 
Ingram, Willis Lee  5-16-1938  1-26-1999   
Jackson, Hazel  4-8-1916  10-25-1938   
Jackson, Henry L.  1-1-1897  1-29-1977  Double marker with Emma Jackson 
Jackson, Emma  8-14-1914  3-6-1978  Double marker with Henry L. Jackson 
Jackson, Lola  7-23-1925  7-5-2004   
Jefferson, Dora  2-17-1897  12-15-1967   
Jefferson, Obie  11-2-1887  12-10-1948  Ar.-Pvt.-162 Dep. Brig.-World War I 
Jefferson, Mollie    5-29-1944  Metal marker; age 68 yrs., 8 mths., 14 days; not found in 2018 survey 
Jefferson, Nathan  5-23-1923  11-6-2005   
Jefferson, Helen  2-10-1929  8-16-2008   
Johnson, Sam    12-10-1960  Age 65; metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Johnson, Bessie  1-29-1910  8-9-1940   
Kelly, Charlene  2-23-1939  6-7-2002   
Kirby, Gladys M.  10-27-1924  6-30-2009   
Jones, Minnie (Sally)  4-19-1932  2-12-2000   
Kirby, Mae Ethel Walter  12-12-1927  3-23-1984   
Lawance, Aevia  7-7-1887  6-21-1918  Wife of Amos Lawnce; spelled this way on stone; probably should be Lawrence 
Lawrence, Amos  6-11-1882  2-14-1971   
Lawrence, Timothy Hawthorne  11-4-1914  7-31-1981   
Lee, Charlie  2-25-1895  8-5-1960   
Lee, Martha June  6-10-1934  12-6-1990   
Lee, Louis Jr.  1966  2004  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Lee, Lesser  1938  2000  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Lemon, Charles    3-11-1978   
Lemons, Callie    1-22-1922  Age 82 
Lemons, Cecilia  1972  2004  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Lindsey, Annie Bell  10-10-1900  2-16-1937   
McIntosh, Robert    2-19-1956  Age 73; metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
McKenzie, Clyde L. "Big Bird"  11-6-1970  4-22-2001   
Madison, Aresia (Powell)  10-16-1922  5-25-2008  Double marker with Albert (Curtis) Madison; 
Madison, Albert (Curtis)  5-5-1922  5-30-1995  Double marker with Aresia (Powell) Madison 
Marks, Arthue Lee  7-24-1924  10-20-1945   
Marks, Geneva   4-18-1926  12-18-2009  Geneva Ester Marks in obituary 
Marks, Luella  11-14-1901  1-14-1982  Age 80-metal marker 
Maxey, Zandua M.  4-14-1971  7-4-1971   
Mixon, Lula  8-27-1893  12-19-1962   
Mixon, O. J.    9-5-1934   
Mixon, John  3-2-1889  4-2-1976   
Mixon, Connie  1925  1996  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Mixon, Arlice  5-4-1915  5-8-1978  Double marker with Eller Lue Mixon; m. 12-8-1943; children--Everlyn, James, Michael, Earnestine, Don 
Mixon, Eller Lue  6-5-1918  12-17-2000  Double marker with Arlice Mixon; m. 12-8-1943; children--Everlyn, James, Michael, Earnestine, Don 
Mixon, Nancy J.  12-29-1888  5-25-1972   
Moore, Charles  8-17-1919  10-7-1975   
Morris, Roderic T.   6-10-1980  8-11-1997   
Morris, Maggie Lee  4-27-1950  4-27-1991   
Morris, Eddie Jr.  11-21-1953  9-6-1971   
Morris, Richard "Rick"  5-3-1967  3-19-1991   
Morris, Ellis  1-12-1928  10-12-2010   
Morris, Garland Thee  1900  6-23-2001  Metal marker; full death date from obituary 
Morris, Eddie   12-15-1925  6-19-2004   
Morris, Alma Fields  9-15-1928  8-19-2004   
Morris, Bonnie Lou  8-17-1931  6-19-2008   
Norton, Henry B.    6-22-1950  Not found; listed in 1970 record; family member says death date should be 6-22-1960 
Porchia, Emma L.  1921  1997  Emma Lou Porchia in obituary 
Post, Garland  5-18-1890  4-13-1950  U. S. Army - World War II 
Post, Alice  2-8-1896  1-11-1952   
Purifoy, Donnie T.  3-12-1919  5-16-1975  Double marker with Ora Lee Purifoy; m. 12-28-1946 
Purifoy, Ora Lee  7-7-1929  12-31-1998  Double marker with Donnie T. Purifoy; m. 12-28-1946 
Purifoy, Claude Lee  1938  5-18-1975  Full death date from obituary; year only on stone 
Purifoy, Narves  1918  1992  Metal marker set in concrete 
Purifoy, Thurman  11-24-1915  7-24-1997   
Ragland, Jason E.  2-22-1969    Double marker with Etaugh Ragland; children--Demario, Kannon Jason Jr. 
Ragland, Etaugh "Susie"  6-12-1969  4-18-2014  Double marker with Jason E. Ragland; children-- Demaraio, Kannon, Jason Jr. 
Purifoy, Mildred    7-24-2006  Age 69; information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Rauls, Barbara Ann  2-1-1962  2-22-2003  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Rawls, Alice F.  1942  1988  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Rogers, Wilson C.  8-3-1936  4-26-2006  Wilson Cornelius Rogers in obituary 
Rogers, Eula V.  9-23-1935  6-28-2007   
Sims, Buel Aron John  10-12-1887  6-11-1976  Age 98 
Sims, Ruthie L. Gulley  2-8-1946  5-10-2005   
Smith, Napoleon  3-11-1943  5-21-1982   
Smith, Philip Lamond  4-18-1972  8-25-1978  Phillip Lamont Smith in obituary; son of Earl and Ruby Smith as per obituary 
Smith, Henry  1954  2014  Metal marker 
Strange, Mary E. Mixon  7-20-1930  7-29-1986   
Taylor, Antia M.  1-19-1907  8-15-1969  Double marker with James Taylor; Artie Taylor on metal marker 
Taylor, James    8-14-1931  Double marker with Anita M. Taylor 
Threadgill, Sylvester  1-9-1897  2-25-1969   
Threadgill, Louis  10-2-1949  3-13-2004  Information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Threadgill, Lee Helen  2-2-1920  4-12-2013  Information from obituary; not found in 2018 survey 
Turner, Lorene Howard  5-8-1953  10-17-2012   
Walker, John Lee  2-14-1915  9-12-1973  Age 58 
Walker, Nellie (R.)  11-17-1911  1-4-1999   
Walker, Larn L.  4-22-1935  6-11-2008  Metal marker 
Walker, Murdle L.  1-17-1936  3-21-2010  Metal marker 
Walker, Richard  4-5-1937  12-18-2011  Double marker with Mattie Mae Walker; m. 9-27-1965 
Walker, Mattie Mae  4-9-1937    Double marker with Richard Walker; m. 9-27-1965 
Walter, William M.  6-9-1878  4-21-1945  Double marker with Amanda W. Walter 
Walter, Amanda W.  5-10-1885  12-28-1977  Double marker with William M. Walter 
Walter, Amanda  1872  9-15-1958  Age 81 
Walter, June      Age 58-military stone is buried too deep; can't read dates 
Walter, Lular Haynie  7-11-1908  3-2-1994  Double marker with Johnnie E. Walter; m. May, 1926 
Walter, Johnnie E.  7-29-1902  9-23-1995  Double marker with Lular Haynie Walter; m. May, 1926 
Walter, Jimmie  1931  8-8-1933  Hard to read 
Walters, Rev. Fred L.  3-28-1936  1-1-2015  Fred Lewis Walters in obituary; double marker with Mary Ruth Brown Walters; m. 1957; children -- Freddie, Vernell, Jeremiah, David, Michele 
Walters, Mary Ruth Brown  12-24-1937  8-24-2013  Double marker with Fred L. Walters; m. 1957; children -- Freddie, Vernell, Jeremiah, David, Michele 
Ware, Danny Ray  2-24-1959  6-15-2011  Metal marker; full dates from obituary 
Welch, Laveson Bunard  1981  1981  Metal marker 
Welch, Minnie Mae Carter  2-21-1919  7-29-1981   
White, Ryan Cornelius  2012  2012  Metal marker 
Williams, Jessie  3-29-1892  3-16-1957  Children--Elvie, Lee, Mattie, Willis, Earnest, Luciele, James, Jessie, Jethro, Elizabeth 
Williams, William  6-9-1878  4-21-1945  Not found-listed in 1970 record 
Williams, Julius  8-15-1883  12-29-1958   
Williams, Mary Ann Morris  3-23-1948  3-4-2004   
Williams, Deloise Morris  6-8-1948  12-3-2016   
Yarbrough, John  1-12-1891  3-19-1945   
Yarbrough, John  1-12-1879  3-19-1954  Double marker with Fannie Yarbrough; m. 12-24-1900 
Yarbrough, Fannie  2-15-1882  5-12-1974  Double marker with John Yarbrough; m. 12-24-1900 
Yarbrough, Lucendia  10-2-1910  5-1-1950   
Yarbrough, Olyion  1-20-1926  2-12-1997   
Yarbrough, Carson  1-25-1922  1927   
Yarbrough, William  12-24-1925  3-4-1976   
Yarbrough, Sarah Jane  12-6-1903  8-19-1973   
Yarbrough, Eddie  1906  1988  Metal marker; not found in 2018 survey 
Yarbrough, Willie  12-6-1926  11-10-2002   
Yarbrough, MC  12-22-1925  5-3-2009   
Young, De'Willis Marchello   2-24-1981  11-16-1999   
Zachery, Ruby Jean  2-2-1930  7-5-2018  Metal marker; full dates from obituary 

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Author: Jery and Jeanie McKelvy
Title: "Cemetery Survey - Union Grove Cemetery (Black)"
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
URL: www.depotmuseum.org/cemetery.php/c/91
Retrieval Date: December 16, 2018

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