--photos by Leroy Blair, 2003

Mason Cemetery

Hickory Flat, Arkansas

This cemetery was listed by Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society, who visited it January 8, 2003. It is located in Independence County north of Hickory Flat, just across the county line. Part of the cemetery is clean and well maintained, however Blair reported seeing stones in an area that is so badly overgrown with briers and vines, "it is almost impossible to see what is there." He was able to read a single name "Mahulda" and a burial date of 1851on one of the stones in the overgrown area (see photo at left). He reported at least 10 graves that were covered with slabs of rock and several other graves that are marked by field rocks with no information on them ("It is overgrown so bad I cannot tell how many there are").

Blair provided the following directions to Mason Cemetery: "Take Hickory Flat Road north to Thomas Road and turn right; go to Armstrong Road then turn left (north). Armstrong Road will lead into Independence County. The road to the cemetery, I believe, is the first road that turns left after you cross the county line. The cemetery is located in back of a pump station. (There are so many small roads in that part of Independence County it is hard to give directions would be best to ask some one who lives there how to get to the cemetery.)"

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

Name Birth Death Comments
Birham, Adrian January 22, 1945 September 1, 1968
Birham, Cecil H. February 18, 1911 May 8, 1978
Birham, Euna March 1, 1916 blank DS with Cecil H.
Birham, Harold April 19, 1905 May 18, 1905
Birham, Jerald W. April 16, 1905 April 16, 1905 DS with Harold
Burkhousen, Lela Martin September 28, 1918 March 29, 1979
Mahulda died 1851 age 32 years this stone was found in the overgrown section and contained additional letters that were illegible
Mason, Charley I. July 5, 1842 October 16, 1911
Mason, John B. November 10, 1879 August 25, 1962
Mason, Lizzie December 3, 1878 January 23, 1934 wife of J.B.
Mason, Mary Jane February 6, 1846 July 24, 1923
Mason, Rosa B. December 19, 1882 April 12, 1966
Mason, W.T. "Bud" September 16, 1905 September 12, 1932
Osborn, David E. July 27, 1859 December 20, 1940
Osborn, Nancy Sep 16, 1877 November 30, 1964 there is also a funeral home marker which reads Nancy H. Solida on this grave
Payton, Addis M. March 16, 1905 June 6, 1905 DS with Clarence L.
Payton, Clarence L. March 21, 1905 June 17, 1905
Sample, Beatrice February 13, 1872 April 6, 1948
Sample, Brad March 27, 1905 June 13, 1905 Pvt. U.S. Army WWII
Sample, Edith M. August 10, 1920 October 2, 1972
Sample, F. May 5, 1846 October 9, 1931
Sample, Joe October 8, 1869 August 19, 1951
Sample, R.C. October 1849 March 11, 1926