This cemetery was listed on September 3, 2001, by Laveda Steed of Bradford, a member of the White County Historical Society. It is located in the S ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 9, T9N, R5W on land owned by Charles Lawrence of Judsonia, a great-grandson of James Boyce. Following are Laveda Steed’s directions on how to reach the cemetery: Take Highway 87 west of Bradford, turn left at the top of the hill onto Velvet Ridge Road for approximately 7.0 miles, turn left on Troy Cox Road for approximately one-half mile, then left on Honey Holler Road for approximately 1.5 miles, then left on Fire Tower Road for approximately 2.0 miles to Norman Hicks’ property in Section 16. The cemetery is approximately a half-mile northwest of the Hicks home in the timber.
According to Laveda Steed, the land was homesteaded by James Boyce who came to Arkansas from West Virginia in 1886. The cemetery contains gravesites of family members and relatives. All headstones were in good shape in 2001 except the stone for James Boyce, which had been broken into three pieces. There are numerous gravesites marked only with rocks.
The cemetery was cleaned off on September 3, 2001, by Harold Boyce, Tom Boyce and Charles Lawrence, grandsons and great-grandson of James Boyce.
Laveda Steed provided this map indicating burial sites. The numbers in parenthesis in the list below correspond to the numbers in the map.
If you have additional information on this cemetery contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.
|Boyce, Arnel (16)||July 29, 1884||?, 1890||son of James and Ida Rush Boyce|
|Boyce, James (17)||September 4, 1857||June 1, 1907|
|Boyce, Norma Lorene (9)||September 24, 1924||June 11, 1931||daughter of Nellie Boyce and Odus Lewis|
|Boyce, Ola Fae (5)||March 1, 1912||October 6, 1912 or June 6, 1912|
|Boyce, Roy (6)||July 28, 1913||October 14, 1914|
|Boyce, Silva (7)||October 18, 1917||October 25, 1917|
|Lewis, Carlos (8)||June 4, 1927||June 4, 1927||son of Nellie Boyce and Odus Lewis|
|Unmarked grave (1)|
|Unmarked grave (10)|
|Unmarked grave (11)|
|Unmarked grave (12)|
|Unmarked grave (15)|
|Unmarked grave (18)|
|Unmarked grave (19)|
|Unmarked grave (2)|
|Unmarked grave (20)|
|Unmarked grave (21)|
|Unmarked grave (22)|
|Unmarked grave (23)|
|Unmarked grave (24)|
|Unmarked grave (25)|
|Unmarked grave (26)|
|Unmarked grave (28)|
|Unmarked grave (4)|
|Willis (14)||March 9, 1906||December 30, 1907||son of J.F. and Oma Willis|
|Willis, Elsie Irene (13)||October 11, 1911||July 17, 1916||daughter of J.F. and Oma Willis|