Mickey, Coy and Frank Price (from left) stand behind Russell Price’s headstone.
This cemetery was listed for the first time in December 2001 by Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society. Another Society member, Sam Holloway of El Paso, had told him of this site. Blair prepared the following directions to reach it: "From Antioch, take Jim Corbitt Road about 1.2 miles to Louie Pruitt Road. Turn right and go about 2.2 miles to Walker Lane. Turn left and go .2 [two-tenths] mile to Bull Creek Cove Road. Take this road about .4 [four-tenths] mile to Cemetery Ridge Road and turn left. The cemetery is in the woods on the right, about 200 yards from the road. It is in very bad condition."
Blair found some 30 to 40 depressions that are probably unmarked graves. Only three stones were discovered. "I talked to a Mr. Riley who lives near the cemetery," Blair reported, "and he said at one time there were several stones but they were destroyed by vandals."
Blanche Belew Hicks, 89, who grew up at Antioch, told a Society member that she remembered the cemetery but did not know a name for it. She said her Uncle Ray Belew farmed near the cemetery and that there was once a Methodist church and a school, Maple Springs, nearby. She said her brothers used to find lots of arrowheads near the creek.
Shortly after Blair discovered the cemetery, the news reached Frank Price of Searcy and his brother Coy of Beebe, who visited the gravesite of their great grandfather Russell Price for the first time. Coy Price’s son Mickey of the Little Rock Air Force Base accompanied them. "I was thrilled to learn about this cemetery," Frank Price said. "The Russell Price buried here is my great grandfather. I have been searching for Grandpa Russell’s grave for years. Russell was born in 1821 in Spartanburg, SC. He was the son of Frederick Price and Delia (Richards) Price, who are buried in Weir Cemetery. They arrived in White County about 1835."
If you have corrections or additional information on this cemetery or the three people listed, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.
Bearden, Charles T. – August 31, 1862 – March 1, 1870 – son of J.W. and J. Bearden
B.E.B. – no dates or other information – initials on a foot stone – the head stone is missing
Price, Russell – died February 8, 1878 – age 57 years – stone is broken