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Gantt Cemetery

This African-American cemetery is located in the woods about 1.5 miles northeast of New Hope Baptist Church No. 2 on property owned by Cameron Dodson. Access is by a gated logging road off County Rd. No. 7. Cemetery is almost impossible to find without a guide. A white cemetery joins this cemetery. A survey of this cemetery by Mrs. Gladys L. Williams in January, 1970. I visited the cemetery in February, 2010, but could not find many of the graves listed in the 1970 survey. Cemetery is very brushy. The 1970 survey reported 23 unmarked graves. The name for this cemetery comes from the 1970 survey. I did not see any boundary marking the division between the white and African-American graves.

Name

Birth 

Death 

Comments

Gantt, Charlie    12-12-1946  Age 70 
Gantt, Mary      Listed in 1970 survey; could not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Gantt, Peerd      Listed in 1970 survey; could not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Johnson, Queen  6-5-1893  8-12-1927   
McQuay, Mary      Listed in 1970 survey; could not find this grave in 2010 survey 
McQuay, Tom    5-25-1928  Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
McQuay, Vinnie    4-17-1928  Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Medenhall, Addie    8-7-1943  Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Smith, Avery      Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Taylor, Edgar      Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Waller, Lee  1934  1945   
Williams, Ada    4-28-1934  Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 
Williams, Lola  1906  Sept, 1947   
Williams, Thurman    10-28-1936  Listed in 1970 survey; did not find this grave in 2010 survey 

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Suggested content for bibliography entry:
Author: Jery and Jeanie McKelvy
Title: "Cemetery Survey - Gantt Cemetery"
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
URL: www.depotmuseum.org/cemetery.php?cemetery=Gantt%20Cemetery
Retrieval Date: December 4, 2016

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