Lee County, Arkansas Cemeteries


Cedar Heights Cemetery

Marianna, Arkansas




Location:  Take Hwy 1 to Marianna.  Bear right onto Alabama Street.  Go about 1.2 miles and turn right onto Chestnut Street.  The courthouse is about ½ mile on the left and the cemetery is right behind the courthouse.



In the 1960’s two Lee County women took it upon themselves to go to the cemetery and write down all names from the tombstones that were there at that time.  This was in the days before computers.  Their notes are in the Lee County Museum.   In the 1980’s Bill Foreman started a project of transcribing the cemetery and recorded his info on the computer, and although not complete, gave a copy to the Chamber of Commerce.  In the late 1990’s Verneal Montgomery took the printout with the goal of completing the project.  Suzy Keasler and Nancy Apple assisted.  Nancy went a step further and mapped the cemetery complete with family names.  Due to discrepancies between some of the records, it was necessary to resurvey some of the stones if they still existed.  In 2006 Jane Hartley took the previous work and prepared it for this internet site.  These records will be a memorial dedicated to Jessamine Gist, Sr. (Mrs. Tom Gist) and Marynell Latta Montgomery (Mrs. Jesse), the two original record keepers.  If you have any further information about this cemetery, please contact me.



If you know of anyone else buried here, and would like to add their name, please contact me.  I can also create a link for you to any of these names if you find someone that belongs to your family.  The information presented is as correct as possible, however you may want to verify its accurateness. 


* Information taken from various cemetery books

** No Marker – information was submitted by person noted


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Inscription on North pillar of the East gate:

Cedar heights Cemetery Association organized by Mrs. Carrie Foreman Ford June 1894

Mrs. Mira Broom President

Ms Ida Leary Vice President

Ms. Sula Hassell Secretary

Mrs. Ben Elder, President 1906 - 1918


Inscription on the South pillar of the East gate:

Erected by Cedar Heights Cemetery Association 1927

Mrs A A McClendon Pres.

Mrs VM Harrington Vice Pres.

Mrs Minnie Govan  2nd Vice Pres.

Mrs Margaret Clark Secretary



Click here for A ~ F                        Click here for G ~ M                        Click here for N ~ Z





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