BUSH CEMETERY
Scott County, Arkansas

Go south on Highway 71 to Ross Creek Road, a gravel road in the Jenkins community. Turn right and go about 4 miles. The cemetery is on the right and the church is on the left. Surveyed and digitally photographed November 20, 25, 29 & December 6, 2003 by Delaine & Bob Edwards. If you would like a copy of the photograph of your ancestor's tombstone, please contact Delaine Edwards and it will be sent via E-mail. Please put "Bush Cemetery Photo" as the subject of your message

Click Here for a court case relating to the history of this cemetery.

Abbreviations Used:
B/D=Born and Died
D/o=Daughter of
Dbl/w=Double Stone With
FHM=Funeral Home Marker
S/o=Son of

(Illegible), Henry A., 18 Jan 1877-11 Sep 1878
Addison, Patterson, 14 Aug 1880-31 Oct 1905, S/o T.B. & B.C.
Addison, Thompson B., 1843-1899, Pvt Co I 34 Ga Inf CSA (Military Marker)
Addison, Tom, 1844-1899
Baird, Nelson T., 1967-2000
Bell, Mary E., 11 Sep 1909-5 Mar 1995, "Mother"
Bottoms, Amy, 1917-[Blank], Dbl/w James T.
Bottoms, Billie K., 17 Mar 1932-[Blank], Md 18 Nov 1948, Dbl/w George L. "Bud"
Bottoms, George L. "Bud," 23 Oct 1927-5 Oct 1999, Dbl/w Billie K.
Bottoms, Glen W., 1 Sep 1912-26 Dec 1990, Dbl/w Ruby L.
Bottoms, Glen W., 1 Sep 1912-26 Dec 1990, PFC US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Bottoms, Infant, 12 Feb 1921-12 Feb 1921, D/o Tom & Mattie
Bottoms, James T., 1917-1976, Dbl/w Amy
Bottoms, Mattie M., 1891-1965, Dbl/w Tom N.
Bottoms, Ruby L., 1 Dec 1930-[Blank], Dbl/w Glen W.
Bottoms, Tom N., 1885-1965, Dbl/w Mattie M.
Brown, Benjamin, 1810-3 Aug 1888, Aged 78y 7m 2d (See Notes)
Brown, Clyde, 15 Aug 1916-12 Jul 1950, Arkansas SFC Co C 21 Inf WWII, 24 Inf Div Korea, BSM 2 PH & OLC (Military Marker: He has two military markers with same info on both)
Brown, Ed, 1852-1915
Brown, Hiram M., 12 Jul 1895-22 Mar 1963, Dbl/w Nora
Brown, Jake, 22 Jun 1902-9 May 1982, Dbl/w Mildred
Brown, Jessie E., 8 Dec 1911-17 Sep 1912, "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Brown, Lula, 1863-1939
Brown, Martha Ellen, 29 Jun 1871-24 May 1960
Brown, Mildred, 10 Jun 1909-17 Apr 1980, Dbl/w Jake
Brown, Nora, 17 Aug 1893-16 Apr 1968, Dbl/w Hiram M.
Carroll, Pearl I. (Brown), 4 Sep 1903-22 Jul 1926
Castleberry, Elijah Nathaniel, 19 Mar 1882-18 Jul 1882, S/o R.A. & M.F.
Clark, Ella, 28 Oct 1897-6 Mar 1979
Clark, Kellie, 6 Sep 1919-25 Jun 1922
Clark, Willie S., 20 Jun 1888-1 Aug 1970
Cook, Fannie, 1854-1925
Davis, Wayne Everett, 16 Jan 1921-1 Jun 1998, Tec 5 US Army Air Forces WWII (Military Marker)
Edwards, Earl, 18 Feb 1909-11 Mar 1912, S/o M.L. & M.J.
Edwards, Marion L., 22 Oct 1875-2 Aug 1926, Dbl/w Mary J., "Father"
Edwards, Mary J., 5 Jun 1885-22 Feb 1966, Dbl/w Marion L., "Mother"
Farnsworth, (First name and dates illegible)
Flynn, Jack, 8 Oct 1902-19 May 1969
Forehand, Beulah, 8 Aug 1888-20 Nov 1964, Dbl/w R.H. "Huse"
Forehand, Ethel, 6 Nov 1924-6 Nov 1924
Forehand, Mildred, 27 Aug 1921-25 Sep 1924
Forehand, Nute, 28 Feb 1912-9 Oct 1973, Arkansas Tec5 US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Forehand, R.H. "Huse," 7 Mar 1887-8 Mar 1972, Dbl/w Beulah
Gimlin, Bobby, 1935-2003, FHM
Gimlin, Ercell, 29 Jan 1907-28 Apr 1973, "At Rest"
Gimlin, Eunice L., 4 Dec 1904-11 Feb 1995, Dbl/w Truman J.
Gimlin, Garland R., 11 Jul 1915-19 Jan 1961
Gimlin, J.W., 9 Jul 1928-24 Dec 1949
Gimlin, James, 13 Jun 1848-13 Aug 1928
Gimlin, Joe W., 12 Jul 1905-21 May 1974, "At Rest"
Gimlin, Lorene, 14 Sep 1930-28 Feb 1949
Gimlin, Pauline, 1 May 1923-5 Apr 1940
Gimlin, Truman J., 30 Sep 1903-10 Jun 1978, Dbl/w Eunice L.
Gimling, Geo. Riley, 13 Oct 1875-4 Jul 1934, Dbl/w Hattie, "Father"
Gimling, Hattie, 10 Jun 1886-19 Feb 1944, Dbl/w Geo. Riley, "Mother"
Gist, Olevia H., Nov 1903-Jan 1946
Goddard, Allie K., 22 Oct 1857-19 Mar 1932, Dbl/w James M.
Goddard, Beauna, 1899-1970, Dbl/w Omer
Goddard, Bertie A., 16 Mar 1921-30 Jan 1986, Dbl/w Walter B.
Goddard, Billy Mack, 24 Sep 1925-12 Mar 2003
Goddard, Billy Mack, 24 Sep 1925-12 Mar 2003, Cpl US Marine Corps WWII (Military Marker)
Goddard, Cleta, 1925-2003, FHM
Goddard, Fern, 1912-1922, "Sister"
Goddard, Jackie Lee, 21 May 1951-13 Sep 1991, "Beloved Husband"
Goddard, James M., 17 Feb 1859-24 Nov 1939, Dbl/w Allie K.
Goddard, James Robert, 18 Feb 1915-1 Apr 1987, Dbl/w R. Wilta
Goddard, Jim B., 22 Jul 1895-25 Aug 1972, Dbl/w Mary L.
Goddard, Jim Bell, 22 Jul 1895-25 Aug 1972, Arkansas Pvt Co T 38 Infantry WWI (Militay Marker)
Goddard, John Roy, 20 Mar 1910-6 Apr 1991
Goddard, John Roy, 20 Mar 1910-6 Apr 1991, Sgt US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Goddard, John William, 18 Aug 1884-14 Jun 1967, "In Loving Memory"
Goddard, Jonathan Paul, 1957-2000, FHM
Goddard, Mary L., 27 May 1895-2 Nov 1972, Dbl/w Jim B.
Goddard, Omer, 1898-1972, Dbl/w Beauna
Goddard, R. Wilta, 15 Mar 1922-[Blank], Dbl/w James Robert
Goddard, Sallie W., 1890-1936, "Mother"
Goddard, Sylvia M., 10 May 1903-5 Jun 1986, "Mother"
Goddard, Walter B., 24 Jun 1919-[Blank], Dbl/w Bertie A.
Goddard, Walter Bell, 24 Jun 1919-19 Nov 1993, PFC US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Haga, Fannie, No dates
Haga, Josephine, 30 Sep 1873-20 Nov 1930
Hale, Kinney, 1877-1964, Dbl/w Lizzie
Hale, Leonard, 1921-1921, "At Rest"
Hale, Lizzie, 1883-1933, Dbl/w Kinney
Hale, Thomas Oscar, 29 Apr 1916-6 Sep 1998, Pvt US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Harberson, Baby, No dates
Harberson, Baby, B/D: 1 Jan 1936, "Our Son"
Harberson, Bernice, 5 Sep 1911-5 Jun 1998, Dbl/w Loyd
Harberson, Elia, 1905-1975, Dbl/w Opal
Harberson, Lowell, No dates
Harberson, Loyd, 18 Sep 1908-25 Feb 1995, Dbl/w Bernice
Harberson, Nelson "Spot," 9 Jul 1911-5 Jul 1993, Dbl/w Wilma
Harberson, Opal, 1905-1974, Dbl/w Elia
Harberson, Paul, No dates
Harberson, Theodore, No dates
Harberson, Twin, No dates
Harberson, Twin, No dates
Harberson, Wilma, 22 Nov 1912-[Blank], Dbl/w Nelson
Harvey, Madlein, 3 Nov 1915-20 Sep 1977 (Old Stone)
Harwell, Dewey G., 4 Nov 1949-24 Nov 1949
Harwell, Earnest Milton, 6 Oct 1917-18 Nov 1998, TEC4 US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Harwell, Edward P., 4 Apr 1947-29 May 1950
Harwell, Eutha, 1948-2002, FHM
Harwell, James M., 30 May 1910-22 Apr 1962, AS USNR WWII (Military Marker)
Harwell, James Madison, 30 May 1910-22 Apr 1962, Dbl/w Madlein Harvey
Harwell, Juanita, 25 Sep 1935-15 Oct 1941
Harwell, Madlein Harvey, 4 Nov 1915-20 Sep 1977, Dbl/w James Madison
Harwell, Mamie Pearl, 21 Jan 1924-2 Aug 1926
Harwell, Mettie May, 17 Oct 1906-29 Dec 1914
Harwell, Ninnie B., 27 Dec 1883-18 Dec 1979, Dbl/w William M.
Harwell, Rown A., 7 Feb 1908-2 Jun 1986, Pvt US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Harwell, W.M. "Bill," 2 Mar 1863-2 Oct 1948 (Old Stone)
Harwell, Walter M., 16 Feb 1912-9 Nov 1982, PFC US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Harwell, William M., 2 Mar 1863-5 Oct 1948, Dbl/w Ninnie B. (New Stone)
Hise, Ora, Dates illegible
Hopkins, Tempa, 1879-1958, "Sister"
House, Mary Jane, 1834-1882 (Hand inscribed)
Hughes, Leoda Gimlin, 30 Sep 1916-6 Sep 2002
Hunt, Frances, 28 Mar 1937-[Blank]
Hunt, Peggy Lea, 6 May 1964-11 Mar 1986
Johnson, Jewel, 1907-19--, Dbl/w Rufus
Johnson, Rufus, 1906-1976, Dbl/w Jewel
Johnson, Wayne M., 9 Jan 1932-1 Apr 1986
Johnson, Wayne Monroe, 9 Jan 1932-1 Apr 1986, A2C US Air Force Korea (Military Marker)
Langan, P.J., 15 May 1844-24 Dec 1910
Lester, Jessie, 1880-1935
McNeal, Minnie E., 1900-1957, Dbl/w Oscar L., "Mother"
McNeal, Oscar L., 1898-1969, Dlb/w Minnie E., "Father"
Moore, Elizabeth, 1885-1956 (Old Stone)
Moore, Elizabeth, 1885-1956, "Sister" (New Stone)
Newman, Alene Lucille, 10 Jul 1926-2 Oct 1999
Redding, Andrew J., 8 Mar 1868-22 Aug 1875
Redding, Auther T., 15 Jun 1887-1 Jul 1888, S/o J.L. & Georgia
Redding, Elgia, 31 Jan 1895-16 Sep 1897
Redding, John F., 2 May 1870-26 Sep 1875
Reynolds, Baby Girl, B/D: 1989, FHM
Simmons, Ray, 16 Feb 1916-31 Dec 1999, MSgt US Army WWII Korea (Military Marker)
Slater, Charles B., 1869-1949, "Daddy"
Stacks, James J., 14 Jul 1881-19 Jan 1919
Starn, Della, 1869-19[Blank], "Sister"
Teague, C. Robert "Bob," 8 Aug 1920-1 Jul 1981, Dbl/w S. Wayne, "Brothers"
Teague, S. Wayne, 22 May 1911-28 Mar 1975, Dbl/w C. Robert, "Brothers"
Teague, Stockton W., 22 May 1911-28 Mar 1975, TSgt Army Air Forces (Military Marker)
VanDeWeile, Fred, No dates, Infant S/o Mary & Leo
VanDeWeile, Mondale, No dates, Infant S/o Mary & Leo
Young, Elois, 30 May 1938-[Blank], Md 21 Dec 1957, Dbl/w James W., "Mother"
Young, James W., 24 Jul 1937-3 Feb 2001, Dbl/w Elois, "Father"
Young, Olen, 1916-1965
Young, Solomon Samuel, 21 May 1910-18 Jul 1972, "Father"

Notes:
Benjamin Brown’s month & day of birth are illegible on the stone; his age at date of death calculates to a birth date of 1 Jan 1810

There are eleven stones that have been painted over with some sort of substance in an effort to preserve them. We were unable to read the inscriptions on these. There are between 50 and 60 graves marked with rocks.

We were unable to find the following stones listed on a 1993 survey:

Ennis, Arter Eugene, 4 Oct 1898-10 Oct 1899, S/o -- & L.
Harwell, Thomas, 1876?-1892?
Hise, Lo---, 1855/1885- S/o
Hise, Stg???, 26 Apr 1872-11 Oct 1884
Hise, Thomas, Dates illegible
Marlow, Arthur, 23 Nov 1889?-13 Sep 1932
Starn, ------, No dates, H/o Della
W----tee?, W.J., 24 Jan 1836-20 Aug 1900
Wee---, Elmer, 26 Jun 1895-30 Mar 1890?
Wood, Elmer, 26 Jun 1895-1898, S/o J.F. & M.G.

From the Waldron News, 3 June 1976:
Old Cemetery To Be Moved

The U.S. Government has approved a court order condemning an old cemetery which is located within the temporary flood pool of site 13 of the Poteau River Watershed Improvement District. The cemetery will be dug up and moved to Bush Cemetery which is located on Ross Creek Road. No date has been set when the graves will be moved. The old cemetery that the Poteau River Watershed wants moved is on the east bank of Denton Creek and the exact number of bodies is not known. After the bodies have been moved the Watershed will clear the land for flood pool site 13.

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