Strong, Union County, Arkansas
Submitted by Imogene Priddy Parker, Feb 26, 2004
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Directions to cemetery:
Going from the East side of Stong, Arkansas on Highway 82 go east approximately 5 miles. Turn left (north) onto Jones Lake Road and follow this road for about 2.6 miles and then turn left (north) onto Phelps Road. This road takes you by Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and Ebenezer Cemetery.. After passing the cemetery and church go about 1.2 miles and turn right (east) onto Pagan Road (unpaved road) and go about 1 mile. The Poole cemetery is located on the left (north) side of the road in a clump of trees. It is marked with a new sign that should be visible from the road. There are at least 20 visible graves in this cemetery. Most graves are marked with wooden crosses with no names. The other graves are as follows (* are my own comments, Imogene Parker)
Ada C. Glass Parker
Born June 1, 1873
Died: March 14, 1900
Wife of J.J. Parker
* This is my grandmother. A new stone replaced the original broken stone. The new stone was placed in May 2001 in front of the broken one that was left standing. The old stone had the inscription, "Sleeping In Jesus".. Ada's husband was a brother to the other Parkers buried in the Poole Cemetery (Thomas, Wesley, and Brisco). J.J. (John Jefferson) Parker's parents were Jessie Henry Parker and Susan Asenith Lambert.
Other Parker graves
Thomas Parker Born: 1875 Died: Young ( Marker made from cement)
Wesley Parker Born:: 1894 Died: December 31, 1915 (Marker made from cement)
Brisco Parker Born: 1880 Died: Young (Marker made from cement)
Emma Hughes Born and Died: 1900 Daughter of M.D. and W.H. Hughes (Marker made from cement)
* Emma's mother was Mary Drucella Parker, sister to Thomas, Wesley and Brisco. Emma's father was William Henry Hughes)
Other graves in the cemetery with stones were:
Robert D. Son of RT and BA Carter (?- appears to be Carter - hard to read, could be Garter) Born Feb. 8, 1893 Died: Aug. 28, 1897 "Gone but not forgotten"
Grave beside the one of Robert D. has a broken stone that could not be read. The stone at the foot of the grave has the initials WWC.
Funeral Home Marker at one grave -- hard to read Appears to be: OL (could be Ollie) Massey? 71 years ---- not readable 19---- not readable Barton Funeral Home, Eldorado, Arkansas
There are several other graves in the cemetery that are marked with wooden crosses but no names.
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