North Sawba Cemetery

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Transcribed By:
Jennifer Delaney
October 2002

1875- 1942
North Sawba has its official beginning on the 10th day of Oct 1875, when a tract of land was given to the New Hope Church of the Methodist Episcopal Church South to be used for a cemetery.This tract of land which was on high ground, was used for burials years before it officially became a cemetery. Since it was a "free" cemetery people from all areas including Armorel, Huffman, Delt, Blytheville,Yarbro, Gosnell and even some from Missouri buried their family members and friends here. It is believed North Sawba Cemetery may contain Civil War casualties from the military action that took place on the Pemiscot Bayou. It is known there are Civil War and WW1 veterans buried here.
On the 17th day of April 1942, the War Department authorized the U.S. Army to acquire 2670 acres of land, including North Sawba Cemetery to establish a twin engine flying field on the Gosnell site. On the 10th day of June 1942 the U.S. Army Air Force Advanced Flying School(T.F) was activated.
The U.S. Army surveyed , recorded and made a gird showing monuments and numerous markers of metal and other materials, and a total of 1806 pieces were removed and replaced . In 1945 the U. S. Army Air Field was deactivated and the cemetery reverted to the City of Blytheville Arkansas.
In 1955 North Sawba Cemetery once again returned to government jurisdiction with the activation of Blytheville Air Force Base later renamed Eaker Air Force Base, until base closure December 1992. Of the 339 monuments and markers of other materials totaling 1806 pieces the U.S. Army listed in 1942, only 125 tombstones remain. It was discovered that the grid to the cemetery was missing the tombstones replaced in no certain order.
There may be as many as 5000 persons buried in North Sawba Cemetery , however, there are no available records before 1920. Cobb and Holt Funeral Home records, McHaney Monument records, the Blytheville Courier news newspapers were researched and individuals have given the names of their relatives and friends that they know are buried there. A complete listing will never be accomplished. This monument is dedicated to all persons buried in North Sawba Cemetery.
Erected 1998
North Sawba Cemetery Committee
Andy Bevill- Chairman
Howard Cameron
Alex"Bo" Daniels
I. D. "Buck" Harris
Gene Hunzicker

A few of these people still have tombstones. I will add that information later.

Abbott, Charles Milo Jr.

Adams, Earl E.
Viola

Adkins, ________

Alexander, Aurthor J.
Oscar
Tommy Lee

Allison, Ardie Mattie
Frank
Oda
Oma
Otha
Owen

Allmon, Eugene

Allred, Wiley

Almas, Infant

Arkland, Dossie
Louise

Asher, Cora

Atkins, Infant Son

Autry, Infant Girl

Bahle, Infant

Bailey, Artie Mae
Infant
Thomas E.

Baker, ___________
Louise
Rome

Ball, _____________

Ballance, Mary

Ballew, G.

Ballue, Ellia

Banks, Infant

Baren, Infant Son

Barnes, George
Julie Ann
Mildred
Oscar
Ruby
William

Barnett, Infant

Barton, Rose/Rosemary

Bell, Clarence
Joe I.

Bennick, Ada

Bentley, Clifford
Edna
Joe
William Joseph

Berry, Allie J.
Henry P.
Mary E.

Bevill, C.L.
Cleveland
Ida
Infant
James Elvis
L.I. Mrs.
Margaret
Nancy N.
Sam
Zonia

Bicker, Dollie E.

Bigham, Infant Daughter

Birmingham, Jack

Bishop, Andrel
John
Mollie

Bolder, Infant

Bolen, Jasper E.

Bolin, Edna Rosetta
Eugene
Eva

Bolinger, Infant Daughter

Booker, Infant Daughter

Boozy, Cornice B.

Boren, Infant

Boswell, B.B.
Jeff
Marie

Bowling, Jimmy L.

Boyd, Ada
Leon
Page

Bracken, Sarah

Bratton, Alvie
Billy Jean
Infant
Lector
Mrs. E.

Brewer, J.D.
Richard
William

Britt, Jim

Brooks, Lucele
Shirley G.

Brown, Daniel
E.J.
Mrs. E.J.
Infant
Lou
Warren

Bryan, Nellie

Bryeans, Alice M.
Clay
Dacie Bell
E.F.
Elihra
Estell
Florence
John
John Callie
John T.
Mattie
N.M.
Nettie
Susan F.
William Henry

Buford, Olen

Bun, J.W. Jr.

Bunch, E.S.
Frankie
Halleen
Infant
L.B.
Lizzie
Lula
Martha
W.R.

Bunn, Billie Alvin
Billy G.
Charles C.
Infant
Martha
Will

Burk, Ueial E.

Burks, Billie W.

Burns, Kate
William J.

Byrd, Martin

Callias, Dave

Calvert, Ruben M.

W.M.

Canamore, Bonnie M.
Charles E.
Dolfie
Geoge
Virginia

Candrey, Lola Mae

Carey, Margarett A.

Carner, Ada
Infant

Caroll, Mary A.

Carr, Harrison A.
Robert D.

Carruthers, Annie

Carter, J.J.
Joyce Ann

Cash, Julian
William H.

Chamberlain, John W.

Chapman, Infant
Willie Maud

Chatman, Infant

Cheatham, Infant

Childers, Arthur I.
Gracie
Robert

Chism, Alvis E.
Levi
Phenithia
W.O.

Clairday, Ellen Jean

Clark, Mggie N.
_______

Clouse, Helen B.
Infant
Lora

Colbert, Joe

Collier, Mrs. Charles
Nina J.

Collins, Ciless L.
Francis
May F.

Cook, _________
C.M.
Dollie
Elvin
Henary G.
J.B.
Lee
Lula
Lupan D.
Opal W.
R.B.
Tommie
Willie Herman

Cooper, Charles
Ora Louis

Cope, Martha E.

Copeland, Jackie F.
Lena
Willie D.

Cosbey, Infant
Richard "Dick"

Cosby, J.C.
Lillie

Cotton, Ester

Covington, J.R.

Craig, Laura O.

Crawford, Adaline
Annie
Bentley
Ellen
G.W.
George
Henry E.
Infant
Infant
Isaac Y.
James E.
Jessie
Jimmie T.
John T.
Lydia
Mary Etta
N.C. Mrs.
Nannie
Nellie G.
Nettie
Ray
Tildon D.
Virginia

Creasey, Utrey

Creslow, Weston

Crosby, R.T.

Cross, Nancy

Crouch, Gus
Joe

Crouse, Rosa L.

Crump, William L.

Culver, Felix Preston

Curtis, Lillian

Dabbs, Jimmie

Dailey, Joe Bob

Daniels, Effie Odessa
Harry

Davenport, Ben
Ellen May
Infant Son
Infant Son

Davis, Infant
Louis
M.L.
Mary Francis
Sarah Jane

Deason, W.M.

Deen, John H.
Lewis H.
Martha C.
Perry I.

Delaney, E.P.
Franklin
Veda May

Delany, Eligha C.
Infant

Dial, Sarah

Dickerson, Sam

Dillinger, J.W.

Dismuke, Edd

Dixon, Clara I.

Dobbs, Jimmy

Dorman, Jesse

Dozier, Jessie C.

Drummon, J.N.

Drummons, ___________
Mable
Roxie

Dunavant, J.W.

Dunaway, Edna

Duncan, Sam

Dunevant, Milton

Dunn, Infant
John Henry

Dunnavent, Sarah

Dunning, Calvert

Duvall, Howard Augusta
Linda J.
Lula

Eddington, Henry

Elder, Infant

Ellis, Infant
Infant Son

Ellison, Owen K.

Emery, Barbara Lee

Emory, James H.

Emory, Lucile

Enoches, Johnson

Escue, James Alton

Eusary, Mrs. Lucille

Evans, Mrs. Dixie
George
Georgia Belle
Infant

Finch, Nes

Fincher, Edd
Lela
Pete

Fisher, Carrie
Sarah F.

Fitzgerald, Lorene

Fleming, Genena

Flemming, G.W.

Flowers, M.C.
Mary J.

Ford, Billie
Charles F.

Foster, Mrs. Jannie

Foust, Clarence E.

Freeman, Charles L.
Georgia L.
Odie B.

Gaddard, J.D.

Gaines, Beatrice

Galloway, Tuela

Gamble, Walter

Garnell, James

Garner, Louis

Garrett, Charles R.

Garrison, Harold

Gean, Infant
Mrs. J.R.

Gentry, Mattie

Gibbs, Bill

Gibson, Infant Son
James Jr.
Mollie E.

Gilliam, Charity
Infant Son

Gitchell, Sammie

Godwin, H.W.

Coff, Hazel
Paul

Goodman, Geneva
Infant

Gordon, Dale
Mrs. Opal

Graham, Infant
Mrs. S.E.

Graves, Charles R.
R.L.

Green, Infant
Infant
Infant

Greer, Alice Gearldine
Infant Boy
Jim H.

Greggs, Drucilla J.

Griffin, Infant

Griffith, Mrs. N.J.

Grimes, Allen G.
Bruce D.
Jenita
Mark
William M.

Groves, Paul J.

Gullet, John W.

Hale, Mary M.

Hall, Alves C.
Pearline

Hallmark, Mr.

Hardin, Robert L.
Rosa L.
Ruthie M.

Hargett, Irene

Harmon, Infant

Harr, Hardil

Harrington, T.J.

Harris, Arnold J.
J.P.
Mrs. J.P.
Levenio

Harrison, Alfred J.

Hart, Bettie S.

Hassell, John F.
John N.

Hatley, Ila

Hawkins, Addie
Bettie J.
Fredie G.
Lizzie
Richard E.
W.D.

Haynes, Effie F.

Hays, Infant

Heely, Infant

Heflin, Infant
Leila
Ola Josephine

Helm, Dallas R.
Mary Catherine
Will H.

Hemphill, Alice M.
Mrs. Bettie
Billie
W.G.

Henderson, Estelle

Henning, Wiley W.

Henry, Callie M.

Henson, Garland

Hicks, D.W.

Higgins, Sarrah A.

Hill, Alice Bell
I.M.
Infant
Infant
Pearle
Sallie

Hinderson, Nancy R.

Hipp, Annie
J.A.
Kate

Hodge, Ella
Fred Franklin
Geane
Jewell
Mildred
Shirley Jean
Henry

Holbrooks, Elma

Holcomb, Julia

Holder, Infant

Hollerman, Arthur E.

Hollins, George

Holt, Hazel L.
Joe

Hoskins, Jimmie

Houston, Lula

Howard, Connie

Howell, Ellen
Houston
Infant Boy

Hubbard, John M.

Huckeby, Edward L.

Hudgins, Bruce
Charles
Emma Virginia
Oscar
Russell
William Leonard

Hughes, Rachel

Humbert, Earl
Winfred

Humes, John F.

Hunley, Lee

Hunter, W.M.

Hurley, G.G.
M.G.

Hutcheson, Infant

Hyde, Bobbie Jean
May

Ing, B. Burl

Ingleheart, Loyd W.

Ingram, Bettie
David F.
Emma I.
G.E.
H.C.
H.M.
Infant
Infant
Infant Son
John W.
Lessie
Lydie Ann
Ollie
R.
V.C.

Isabell, N.J.

Isbell, Sarah

Ivernab, __________

Jackson, Dick
Huey E.W.
Joe G.
Lee D.
Mary
Millie A.
Sidie

James, Will

Jammurson, James E.

Jarrett, Della
Eliza
J.M.

Jebel, Sarah

Jennings, Martha J.

Jesson, Virgie

Joanas, Infant

Johnson, Arch
Birdie
Clinton
Delmer
Infant
Infant
Infant
Infant
J.F.
J.H.
Jessie D.
Lilly Mae
Lizzie
Mary

Jones, A.F.
Albert D.
Alton
Bettie J.
Billie
Charles L.
Ellen
Esther Lee
Herbet B.
Infant
Infant Girl
Ollie Francis
Pauline
Roy Lee
Virgeal
Willie

Jordon, James D.

Joslin, John

Kealing, Essie

Keeling, A. Jane
I.N.

Keller, Robert Daniel

Kerbrough, Infant

Kinchen, Mrs. L.

King, Delmer
Elmer
Mrs. Elsa
Martha
Oscar
Tommy
Walter

Kirby, Minnie

Klien, Infant

Knight, Carlton H.

Koonce, Infant Son
Infant Son
James B.
Mahala
William

Krutz, Elsie Lillian

Lambert, Addie M.
Barbara J.
Doss
Dossie A.
Eddie
I.B.
Joe
Mary L.
Myrtle D.

Lancaster, Susan Kaye

Lane, J.J.

Langford, Raymond

Larue, Ethel

Lawrence, Reldon

Leath, Clara
Jospeh D.
Ruby

Ledbetter, Albert
Bonnie
Calvin R.
Charlie
Frank
J.A.
Joseph F.
Pansy
R.A.

Lee, Ida Bell
Infant

Leisure, J.B. Jr.

Lewis, Dora
Mattie
W.C.

Lillard, J.M.

Loyd, Jessie Lee
John Calvin

Littleton, M.L.

Lloyd, Jack

Locke, Don
Nina H.
Willaim W.

Logan, Mrs.

Long, James Curtis

Lott, Annie
Gordon
Infant Dau. of Jess
Infant Dau. of Jess
Infant
Infant
Infant
Mollie
Rev. Thomas N.

Lowery, Lloyd

Loyd, Garner
Pauline

Lucas, Francis

Lyerly, Mrs. M.J.

Lynch, A.P.
Jessie
Lavada Standridge
Son of Jessie

Macswain, Infant

Mapps, Infant Girl

Marcus, William

Marshal, Henry K.

Marshall, Addie

Martin, Clarence E.
Infant
W.W.

Mask, Infant

Mason, Ella P.

Matheney, Mabel

Mathenia, Patricia Ann

Mattheny, E.C.

Matthews, George Robert

Maughan, Marvin E.

McClellan, Ellen

McCormack, Lena A.

McCrady, Potter

McDaniel, A.I.

McDermott, Audrey M.
Infant

McDonald, Fannie
Harold
Infant
Infant
Lee

McFarland, Infant

McGill, Clarence M.
Infant
Maxine
Sarah A.
McKay, Andrew J.
Bessie
David
Isaac
Ophelia

McLeod, Lillie A.
Little Opal
Lucille Thetford
Mary E.
William

McMinn, George Leonard Jr.

Meadows, Earl
Minnie
William

Medlin, Alice
Cora
Infant
May H.

Meeks, George W.

Melvin, Infant

Milan, Ima J.

Miller, George Jr.
Mrs. Hester
Hetty
Infant Daughter
Infant Son
Joe

Milligan, Harold R.
Richard

Mills, Catherine
Infant Daughter

Mitchell, Betty Sue

Moody, Belle
Charles E.
Claud
Clayburn H.
Elbert Martin
Gaston L.
Gladys M.
Grace
Henry A.
Mrs. Hubert
Imogene
Infant
Infant
Jake
John M.
John Z(?)
Mrs. L.C.
Leon
Mary
Mary B.
Matt
Myra
R.J.
Rachel Earline
W.H.

Moodey, Albert F.

Morgan, J.B.

Morris, Infant
Minervia I.
Steven E.

Mosby, Infant Son

Mosley, _________
Billy Mack
D.J.
Delbert E.
Delbert L.
Donald R.
E.
Earline
Francis O.
Homer
Lawrence
Lester Ray
Lillie P.
M. Lucille
Mavis L.
Olie
Ronald C.
Worlean I.

Moss, Robert

Mullins, _________
Ella

Murdough, George
George W.
Georgia C.

Myshoe, _________

Napper, Infant

Neal, Dewit
Infant

Needham, Kitty Powers
Lawrence P.

Nelson, George

Nokes, Lois V.

Norman, Robert
Thelma J.

Norris, Infant
Maxine

Northington, Floyd

Norton, Infant
Mrs. Rufus
O Neal, Infant Boy

Orr, Mrs. Dora

Osborn, Lorine

Overman, Infant
Infant
J.W.
John R.
Bonnie
Frank
Franzanie
J.W.
Levaney
Mary Elizabeth
Vannie
W.L.

Palmer, Lydia

Pankey, Aaron
Alonzo
Alva
Infant
Infant
Junnie Mirtle

Parrish, Infant

Parsley, __________
Forrest
Minus J.

Party, H.C.

Patten, Eli

Peck, Marah S.

Pendleton, Parker

Petty, Mamie P.
Tom

Pickard, Walter H.

Pierce, Cora E.

Pinkerman, Billie J.
James
Mollie
Tennie

Pinkerton, James

Pinkley, Betty Jean
Cordie
Edna
George
S.L.

Pipkin, Etta

Pipkins, Parris

Polk, Amelia
Letcher
Mollie
Sallie
Vera Louise

Potter, Infant

Powell, Edward I. Jr.
Howard
Infant
James H.

Powers, Levi F.
Sesney

Presnell, _________
__________

Pruitt, Henry

Pryor, Frank

Pullen, Sonia

Quarles, Max

Queen, Bobby
Taft

Raspberry, Infant Son

Ratliff, Roy

Ray, Deisie Leoda
Ella
Henry
Junior
Roetta

Rayner, Kenneth

Redick, Infant

Reece, Beatrice
Evelyn

Reed, Burton
Ebbie
Edgie
Elizabeth
Myrit
T.J.
W.O.

Reedy, Infant

Reese, Bertie
Eveleen
Infant
L.
Sarrah
Scerilla

Regan, J.B.

Rhea, Infant

Rhodes, Bobbie L.

Rice, Clint
Sadie

Richardson, Charles
Diza F.
Effie Odessie
Elsie
Eugene
Infant
Infant
Janice
John
Joseph Marion
June H.
L.A.
Lewis Mathew
Lila
Olive
Pearline M.

Richmond, E.P.A.

Ritch, Izek Kim

Roberson, Wayne D.

Roberts, Fred Thomas Jr.
Infant Daughter
Joseph
Martha

Robertson, Bob
Infant
John B.
Pearly Ann
Wayne D.

Robinson, Alle
Infant
Infant
Mable Claire
Walter

Robison, Ollie

Rodgers, Earline

Rodriguez, Juanita

Ron, Daisy

Rorrie, Adelie
Earnest

Rose, Infant
James

Rounsaville, A.A.
Nannie

Russell, Rosale

Ryan, John B.

Sadler, Dora
Infant

Sandefur, Albert

Sanders, Charles W.
Clifford
Earline
Frank
Infant
Jimmie W.
Renda

Sappington, Edna R.

Sawyer, Annebell

Scott, Infant

Self, Virginia

Seymore, Enid Martha
Stanley Pvt.
William

Shaeffer, Patricia A.

Sharp, Charles G.
Samuel
Vernon

Sharpe, Earnest A.

Shelton, C.F. jr.
Jackie R.

Sherridon, W.P.

Sherrod, Opal Estell
William H.

Shields, Infant Girl
Lillie Bell
Toni

Shipley, Harrett

Short, Glenn A.

Shultz, Tampa

Simmons, Loraine

Sinclair, Erma
W.T.

Sipes, Infant
Infant Girl
Junior Arzo
May
N.
Shirley

Sisk, John W.
Lara

Skinner, Martha

Smiley, Betty

Smith, Bessie
Clara
Infant
Infant Girl
Infant Girl
Infant Son
Maggie
Martha
Robert
Robert A.

Snow, Elnora

Southard, George
Gladys M.
Infant
J.W.
Leon
Lula
Mandy
Ruby F.
William
William A.

Sparks, Mrs. Bill
Nellie

Spray, Rosie

Springer, Arnold
Daniel Eugene

Stanberry, Cynthia
Ralph

Starnes, Mary

Statum, Edna
Ena

Steele, Ada
Infant
Infant

Stemey, J.D.

Steward, Wesley

Stone, Charles
H. Houston Jr.
Willaim C.

Stromire, Infant
Martha

Stropp, Infant

Stubbs, Arthur
Henryetta
Lennie
Millie I.
Nancy Barnett
Unice

Swain, Anceline
Infant
Jes. R.
Jim
Mary
William A.

Swayne, Sylvia Mae

Sykes, Mrs. George
George M.
Junanita

Tankersley, Ella
Ernest Earl
James T.
John
Mable
Marth A.
Mary
Mary E.

Tatum, Dalmus
Ermaline
Viola
Virginia

Taylor, Adda
Burl
Infant
Infant
John
Levata
Pegg L.
William D.

Thasher, Infant

Thetford, Lucille
R.L.
Victoria

Thomas, Infant
John A.

Thompson, B.V.
George E.
Irene
J.J.
James H.
June
Mrs. M.F.
Sam H.
Saphpona D.

Tillman, William

Toland, Earl
George G.

Tolland, Infant

Trammell, Randall

Travis, Herbert

Tucker, Beatrice
Ellar
Euton
J.
Oem
Robert
Ulyess
W.H.

Turner, J.W.
Leonard M.

Tyree, Arthur

Valmer, ________

Van Cleve, Bernard
J.R.
Jaunita
Lillian Franklin
Marvin

Vernon, Alma
Infant
Rev. Marion
Marshall
Nicey
Rufus M.

Vickers, John
John

Vincent, Shirley B.

Wadkins, Billie F.
Eugene L
Fred L .
Infant

Wahl, Alvin
Irene Hargett

Waldrup, Billy Jean

Walmen, Mrs. Ed

Wallace, Adron
Lizzy
Nancy Moody

Walters, Nellie C.

Walthall, Joe M.

Walton, Infant

Ward, Infant
James

Warnworth, Infant

Warren, Barbara Jean
Clarence
Infant Girl
J.E.
Mrs. Ona
Mrs. Willie

Watkins, Bobby

Williams, Bill
Clifford
Lettie M.
Mary
Peggy
Pleas B.

Williford, Infant

Willis, William

Willyard, Infant Son

Wilson, Charles Andrew
Infant

Winters, Mary M.

Wood, Joshua K.
Maggie

Woods, Fred
Nettie

Woolverton, Sarah Ann

Workman, Odis F.

Wright, Annie
E.B.
Era
Ida
Infant
Infant