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HOLLY GROVE CEMETERY (Black)


Forrestine Taggart, Deputy Circuit Clerk, provided us with a copy of the deed to the property upon which Holly Grove Cemetery is located. The deed, found in Deed Book G, on page 255, is from Rufus K. Fitzhugh and wife H. E. Fitzhugh to Lewis Morton, Willis Herndon, and Scott Taylor, trustees for teh Colored Baptist Church known as Taylor's Chapel.

Dated July 3, 1885, it conveys: "One acre of land out of Section 5, Townsip eight North, Range Three West, in Woodruff County, State of Arkansas, to be laid off in a square form on the township line between Township 8 and 9 and near the building now used by the Colored members of the Baptist Denomination as a place of worship and known as Taylor's Chapel and to include said Chapel within its boundary."

The present Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church is located across the road from the original Taylor's Chapel, which it succeeded in organization. The church and cemetery are on the road leading from Highway 33 to Fitzhugh, about eight miles north of Augusta.

On May 4, 1976, when Jones Montague and I stopped at the cemetery, the foliage and briars were so dense we could not see any stones or markers from the outer edge of the area. We were unable to contact anyone who knew of persons buried in the cemetery, and here again we are indebted to Rhodes Funeral Home for assistance in recording some of the burials in this cemetery. The last burial for which we could find any record occurred in 1969.




Abron, Oleyne "Bate," b. Mar. 1, 1910, d. Aug. 20, 1958
Anderson, James, b. Dec. 29, 1894, d. May 14, 1953
Braun, Willie, b. Nov. 26, 1948, d. Dec. 3, 1948
Brown, Infant, b. Sept. 20 and d. Sept. 21, 1949
	Inez, b. Mar. 1, 1912, d. Nov. 21, 1949
	Wade, Jr., b. Mar. 22, 1936, d. Nov. 9, 1960
Butler, Della, b. Feb. 8, 1870, d. Feb. 25, 1940
Carter, Alma, b. Aug. 17, 1877, d. Mar. 30, 1953
Clark, Loretta, d. Apr. 1, 1940, aged 39 yrs.
Corley, Allen Jean, b. June 21, 1966, d. June 12, 1967
Doby, Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1892, d. Sept. 16, 1952
Grady, Margie, b. June 14, 1902, d. Sept. 27, 1955
Greenberry, John Ella, b. Oct. 8, 1914, d. Feb. 21, 1943
	Charlie Mae, d. Oct. 27, 1943, aged 27 yrs.
Hampton, Reuben, d. July 3, 1942, aged 4 yrs.
Harris, Viola Mildred Fay, stillborn Dec. (or Nov.) 11, 1944
	Willie, b. Jan. 24, 1890, d. Feb. 15(?), 1956
Heard, Robert Henry, b. May 16, 1942, d. Jan. 13, 1943
Hendrick, Fred, b. Nov. 11, 1907, d. Jan 16, 1963
Hernton, Annie Lee, d. May 21, 1959, aged 42 yrs.
Hill, Andrew, b. Apr. 15, 1894, d. Mar. 26, 1962
Jackson, Junius, b. Feb. 25, 1896, d. Sept. 5, 1941
	Marie, b. Jan. 29, 1891, d. Mar. 11, 1959
	Arthur, d. Oct. 21, 1960, aged 72 yrs.
	Josie, b. Aug. 16, 1874, d. Nov. 10, 1965
Kendrick, Agather, d. Sept. 5, 1936, aged 28 yrs.
McPherson, Queen, d. Apr. 4, 1948, aged 77 yrs.
Mack, Job, d. Aug. 2, 1960, aged 55, yrs.
Murray, Milton M., b. Jan. 26, 1883 d. Dec. 25, 1960
Page, Irene, b. June 21, 1916, d. Nov. 1, 1950
Paige, Hallie A., dau. Of Ben, d. Mar. 9, 1957
Richardson, Pearl, d. Jan. 2, 1962, aged 66 yrs.
Robinson, Susie, d. Feb. 15, 1960, aged 74 yrs.
Rowe, Hermon, b. May 20, 1894, d. July 6, 1958
	Leophera, b. Apr. 13, 1934, d. Mar. 7, 1960
	Eskew, b. Apr. 12, 1928, d. Apr. 24, 1960
Simpson, Will, b. Mr. 14, 1880, d. Jan. 26, 1955
	Emma, b. Mar. 1, 1895, d. May 17, 1960
Spears, Henry Mae. B. and d. Aug. 22, 1969
Townsend, Edward B. May 27, 1961, d. Mar. 28, 1963
Ward, Alex Eugene, b. Dec. 21, 1963, d. Feb. 24, 1964
Wilson, Aproe Eva Grady, b. Oct. 18 1953, d. July 25, 1956.