Arnold Cemetery

--photo by Leroy Blair, 2000

Arnold Cemetery

Holly Springs, Arkansas

Leroy Blair, a member of the White County Historical Society who lives at nearby Clay, listed this cemetery for the first time December 4, 2000. Following is his report:

"To my knowledge, this cemetery has never been listed before. I was told about this old cemetery by a gentleman in Judsonia who recently moved to the Clay area. He said the cemetery was off Summers Loop Road at Holly Springs and was overgrown. Holly Springs is a small community on Highway 157 between Judsonia and Pleasant Plains. I went to Holly Springs and talked to the lady who owns the store and gas station there. She said there, indeed, was a very old cemetery back in the woods off Summers Loop Road. She said she had not been there for years but she remembered it had a lot of old graves. She said to go to the bottom of the hill on 157 Highway at Holly Springs toward Pleasant Plains and turn right on Summers Loop Road and go about a mile to where the road makes a turn to the right. Where the road turns right, turn left onto an old dirt road and go about 200 yards. There is an opening cut in the trees (may be an old logging road). Go down this road to the left. The cemetery sits on the right. Very overgrown, it is fenced in with two strands of barbed wire."

Blair found the graves of six Arnolds buried here, dating back to 1894. He also found 16 graves covered by stacked slabs of rock, 53 others marked only with rocks and three depressions that were probably unmarked graves. He also took the photograph at the beginning of this report.

Additional information on the James A. Byrd family was provided in June 2001 by Jane Hefley of Little Rock, a member of the White County Historical Society and great granddaughter of J.A. Byrd.

If you have corrections or additional information on this cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.

Arnold, Elizabeth November 29, 18?? 5-Jul-08 wife of John Arnoldstone is broken
Arnold, James 9-Nov-04 14-Sep-06 son of Q.B. and M.M. Arnold -stone is broken
Arnold, John June 15, 1804 January 2, 1894
Arnold, John T. August 16, 1892 17-Sep-84 son of Q.B. and M.M. Arnold -stone is broken
Arnold, Martilla M. 1873 1950 on double stone with Quillar B. Arnold
Arnold, Quillar B. 1863 1929 on double stone with Martilla M. Arnold
Atkins, Elmer 16-Dec-01 16-Nov-03
Bryant, J.A. March 27, 1898 4-Nov-00 son of J.T. and M.E. Bryant
Byrd, Effie c1880 c1881 died of colitis - unmarked grave - daughter of James and Elizabeth Jane Byrd per Jane Hefley of the White County Historical Society, great-granddaughter of James Byrd
Byrd, Elizabeth Jane Cedars (Sedars?) Byrd c1837 April 14, 1914? unmarked grave beside her husband James A. Byrd per Jane Hefley
Byrd, Henry Thomas c1867 c1886 unmarked graveson of James and Elizabeth Jane Byrd per Jane Hefley
Byrd, infant c1875 stillborn girl, twin to William Edward Byrd unmarked grave per Jane Hefley
Byrd, James A. January 21, 1827 July 4, 1881 husband of Elizabeth Jane Cedars Byrd
Byrd, Sterling c1869 c1877 unmarked graveson of James and Elizabeth Jane Byrd - per Jane Hefley
Holland, Lucy Paralle died January 7, 1950 age 65 years, 6 mos., 16 days funeral home marker
Molloy, ? December 29, 1882 - ? 22, 189? stone is broken
Pinegar, Edna A. February 12, 1882 February 10, 18?? children of J.M. and M.F. Pinegarstone is broken
Pinegar, Ida October 20, 1874 August 21, 1877 on double stone with Edna A. Pinegar
Pinegar, Thomas August 29, ???? July 12, 1872 son of J.M. and M.F. Pinegarstone is broken