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RENEAU CEMETERY


It is understood that at first this was known as the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. On the present cemetery grounds or nearby the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church was located. This site was on the old ridge road from Cotton Plant North to DeView. After the location of the railroad and Highway No. 17 running parallel with the railroad (railroad was abandoned in 1941), probably the church near the cemetery needed rebuilding and because of the convenience of members, it was rebuilt on Highway No. 17 between the towns of Howell and Wiville.

The reason for the change of name of the cemetery is not known, but there was a prominent large family by the name of Reneau living in and around Howell. It is possible that this family owned land around or nearby the cemetery and they were members of the church, so when the church movcd, the cemetery was called Reneau. This family was old settlers of the community.

It will be noticed that there are two lists of names of persons buried in the cemetery. First the listing is from markers and second the list was copied from funeral home records and people who knew of persons buried that did not have markers.

It will be noticed that the first known death of a person buried in this cemetery was in 1876, so we feel that the cemetery was started either in this year or a few years previous.

The listing of the markers was done by Ralph Fore, Joseph H. Taylor and Curtis A. Houston. The funeral home records were copied by Curtis A. Houston. Other names furnished by Mrs. Pearl Howell and others.

This cemetery is located 3/4 mile southeast of Howell, Ark. Legal description: on the Northwest (NW+) Quarter of the Southeast (SE+) Quarter of Section 32, T6N, R2W.


     

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Bass, James Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1847, d. Nov. 26, 1896 
    John Wesley, b. Dec. 17, 1873, d. Apr. 23, 1896 
    Thomas R., b. May 19, 1871, d. Dec. 11, 1894
Barron, James, b. Apr. 16, 1910, d. Apr. 8, 1924 
Berry, B. M., b. Feb. 13, 1869, d. May 15, 1914
    Freedona Elizabeth Morris, b. Nov. 13, 1887, d. Dec. 30, 1914
	Lola, b. Dec. 22, 1872, d. Aug. 29, 1960 
    Steven F., b. Sept. 7, 1889, d. Jan. 24, 1891
Bowers, H. R., b. Dec. 3, 1862, d. May 12, 1904
Brady, Elizabeth, b. July 6, 1841, d. Dec. 13, 1913
Brooks, Alice Evelyn, b. May 27, 1916, d. Feb. 25, 1920
Butterworth, B. J., b. July 14, 1856, d. Aug. 15, 1894
Cadle, Z. C., b. Feb. 18, 1873, d. Nov. 8, 1903
Coburn, Moody Greenwood, son of W. E. and Laura, b. Sept. 13, 
                1908, d. Oct. 21, 1910
Cox, Goldman, b. Mar. 19, 1894, d. Aug. 10, 1912
Crosby, Susannah, b. Sept. 3, 1822, d. Feb. 6, 1888
Cummings, Arthur L., b. Mar. 31, 1890, d. Sept. 1, 1914
Elam, A. L., b. Oct. 14, 1841, d. Feb. 2, 1904 
    Mattie Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1858, d. Feb. 20, 1941
Fitzgerald, James Jackson "Jack", son of C. H. and Molly, b. May 1, 
        1920, d. Nov. 17, 1944
	Ruth, mother of C. H., b. 1865, d. 1930 
    Sam, son of H. C. and Molly, b. 1921, d. 1927
Floyd, James B., b. May 4, 1826, d. Aug. 8, 1880
Garrity, Sibby, b. Dec. 1, 1884, d, ?
Goff, Alonzo, b. Mar. 25, 1895, d. Mar. 30, 1914


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Goff, I. L., b. May 31, 1858, d. Jan. 25, 1917
	Infant (near Alonzo Goff stone)
Gross, King, b. Aug. 16, 1905, d. May 12, 1916
Hagar, Emley, wife of J. A., b. Nov. 13, 1814, d. Jan. 18, 1887
Halbrooks, Annie Altha, b. Sept. 26, 1894, d. Feb. 21, 1913
	John, b. 1903, d. 1933
	infant dtr. of W  H. and Dora, d. June 21, 1915
Harper, H. A., b. Feb. 11, 1864, d. Mar. 19, 1890
	Nancy C., b. Nov. 17, 1838, d. Jan. 18, 1894
Henard, Elmar E., b. Nov. 9, 1898, d. Jan. 24, 1913
	Susie Jane Sorrels, wife of T. J., b. 1879, d. 1937
Hix, H. F., b. Oct. 10, 1843, d. July 2, 1894
Howell, Annie, b. 1878, d. 1961
	_______b. 1868, d. 1956 (marker broken - believe to be Ben Howell)
Hughes, Addie Lue, b. 1903, d. 1910
	B. M., b. Aug. 5, 1867, d. Mar. 8, 1909
	Edner L., dtr  of B. H. and N., b. May 10, 1897,  d. Apr. 24, 1909
	Octavia, b. 1907, d. 1910
	William T., b. 1860, d. 1913
	Linda, b. 1867, d. 1932
Hunnicutt, R. P., b. Apr. 8, 1854, d. Sept. 12, 1906
	Iona T., b. Nov. 24, 1873, d. Jan. 8, 1924 Wow
Jelks, Bert D., b. Feb. 22, 1894, d. July 6, 1919
	Infant, b. and d. May 31, 1956
Johnson, Ada E., b. Sept. 2, 1888, d. June 16, 1893
	Lillie C. H., b. May 6, 1891, d. Feb. 28, 1894
Jones, Richard R., b. June 15, 1907, d. Sept. 14, 1908
	Stanley A., b. June 17, 1916, d. June 18, 1918
Landon, G. W., b. Feb. 10, 1869, d. Oct. 27, 1943
	Fannie, b. Feb. 6, 1860, d. Apr. 5, 1910
	Acie D., b. Sept. 22, 1900, d. Apr. 8, 1923
	Lizzy T., dtr. of G. W  and F. W., b. Sept. 2, 1892, d. Oct. 4, 1902
	Lois, wife of Frank, b. Aug. 14, 1896, d. Dec. 3, 1967
McCue, Mollie, b. Feb. 27, 1876, d. Aug. 1, 1918
McDonald, James A., b. 1844, d. Oct. 25, 1891
Martin, Mattie E., wife of R. T., b. July 15, 1847, d. Feb. 29, 1892
Matkin, Martin Luther, b. Dec. 24, 1888, d. Feb. 7, 1889
	W. E., b. Aug. 17, 1861, d. Dec. 12, 1899
Matthews, Lee Ella, b. Aug. 12, 1890, d. Sept. 26, 1961
Merrill, Maggie May, b. July 18, 1888, d. Sept. 17, 1888
	W. P., b. Aug. 21, 1851, d. Nov. 27, 1916
Miller, Lillie Reneau, b. Nov. 7, 1893, d. Oct. 17, 1918
Mobley, John H., b. May 4, 1868, d. Aug. 16, 1916
Moffett, L. V., b. 7, d. Jan. 2, 1914
Moore, Nettie B., b. Oct. 25, 1897, d. Apr. 30, 1937
Morris, Peter, b. June 5, 1848, d. Mar. 29, 1880
	Mary Elizabeth, b. May 11, 1855, d. Mar. 18, 1921
	J. A., son of Peter and Mary E., b. Aug. 1, 1875, d. Sept.8, 1876
	Reuben, b. Mar. 2, 1841, d. Aug. 19, 1899
	Jane E., b. Nov. 10, 1885, d. June 30, 1887
	Mable Clara, b. Hay 12, 1886, d. May 8, 1963
	Peter Edward, b. Feb. 14, 187S, d. Feb. 12, 1942
	Thomas L., b. Feb. 28, 1877, d. May 23, 1908
Munns, M. H., b. Aug. 3, 1818, d. May 5, 1890
Parsons, Jim, b. Feb. 10, 1854, d. Aug. 27, 1927



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Parsons, Fannie, d. Jan. 26, 1913, age 35 yrs.
	Emma, dtr. of J. P  and Fannie, d. Aug. 28, 1911, age 10 yrs.
	Fannie, dtr. of S. P. and Fannie, d. May 9, 1912, age 15 yrs.
	Essie L., b. Oct. 25, 1906, d. June 9, 1914
	George M., b. Mar. 22, 1841, a  Feb. 9, 1919
	Rebecca, wife of Geo. M., b. Jan. 1, 1865, d. July 11, 1943 
Reneau, George R., b. Sept. 4, 1851, d. Mar. 12, 1928 PM
	Martha E., b. Feb. 10, 1855, d. Oct. 6, 1930 PM
	J.Y., b. Feb. 23, 1824, d. Mar. 30, 1904 WOW
	Robert E., b. May 22, 1888, d. Jan. 26, 1955
	Will, b. Feb. 29, 1884, d. Oct. 28, 1919
Richmond, Louie Meria, b. Oct. 12, 1911, d. Sept. 30, 1922 
    Infant, dtr. of 0. W. and E. L., d. June 25, 1919
Robertson, Bengiman p., b. Apr. 11, 1843, d. Aug. 14, 1886
	Chester, son of J  E. and L., b. Jan. 27, 1911, d. Dec. 5, 1916
	Little Ruth, b. Apr. 15, 1914, d. May 19, 1919
	T.L., b. Aug. 18, 1839, d  Dec. 24, 1881, husb.
		Sally, b. 1849, d. Apr. 8, 1904, wife
Rosser, S. H., b. Mar. 16, 1836, d. July 3, 1898
Smith, James A., b. Feb. 13, 1874, d. Mar. 28, 1937 
    Bertie, b. Sept. 14, 1877, d. Apr. 24, 1920
	James Ernest, b. Nov. 31, 1911, d. Feb. 12, 1912 (birthdate is as on marker)
Snell, Emma Lue, b. Mar. 4, 1888, d. May 29, 1942
Soles, Mollie 0., mother of Leo and Ila S. Tyrone, b. June 2, 1865, 
    d. June 28, 1928
Taylor, Finnie, b. Oct. 4, 1894, d. Apr. 16, 1916
Vaughan, Peter Augustus, b. Sept. 30, 1914, d. Oct. 28, 1919
Veazey, John C., Sr., d. Sept. 15, 1926, age 79 yrs., Confederate soldier
	Mrs. S. C., Sr., (Martha Louise), b. Apr. 24, 1856, d. June 29, 1935
	Homer, d. Mar. 15, 1920, age 42 yrs.
	John C., Jr., b. May 13, 1883, d. Dec. 25, 1963
	Alpha Mary, wife of J. C., Jr., b. Mar. 15, 1892, d. Mar. 8, 1941
	Ernest, b. Nov. 8, 1923, d. Feb. 3, 1924 PM Susie, Dec. 10, 1928 (only date) PM
Williams, J. F., b. May 7, 1830, d. Jan. 28, 1919, husb. WOW 
    Ida P., b. July 22, 1862, d. Sept. 21, 1913, wife
	Thomas B., b. Aug. 8, 1888, d. Dec. 16, 1889 
Wilson, Roy Lee, b. Feb. 12, 1915, d. July 6, 1917 
Zigler, Baby, Apr. 3, 1962 (only date)


Unmarked Graves

The following list of unmarked graves was secured from relatives, friends 
and funeral home records.

Beard, Dick, b. ?, d. Nov. 1922
Berry, Book, (no dates, born over 100 yrs. ago)
	D. C., d. Sept. 10, 1922 (adult) 
    Tina, wife of P. C., (no dates)
Campbell, Maxine, d. Feb. 12, 1925, age 21 days
Clemons, S. H., b. May 18, 1884, d. Aug. 14, 1939
Fesperman, Thomas Everett, b. Sept. 2, 1939, d. Sept. 17, 1939
Henard, Thomas Jordan, b. Sept. 9, 1879, d. May 3, 1943
Howell, John Clifton, b. May 15, 1896, d. Oct. 31, 1937



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Jelks, Traveline, d. July 3, 1937, age 32 yrs.
Jones, Infant, b. and d. Mar. 1923
Landon, Asa, b. 1835, d. 1879 (born in Canada) 
    Grandmother, (no dates)
	John Henry, b 1871, d  ?
	Mary Elizabeth, b. 1873, d. ?
	Sara Jane, b. 1875, d. ?
McCommons, Julius Robert, husb. of Retha Rayner, b. Sept. 23, 1877, 
        d. Nov. 11, 1940
Merrill, Geo. Washington, husb. of Mollie, b. Mar. 2, 1866, d.	Apr. 28, 1946
	Mollie, wife of Geo. W., b. Feb. 4, 1872, d. June 1, 1943 
Miller, Albert, (no dates, born over 100 years ago)
	Dora, wife of Albert, (no dates)
Moore, Sarah E., b. Feb. 9, 1871, d. Aug. 14, 1943
Morris, Betty, wife of Rueben, (no dates, born over 100 yrs.
Parsons, Essie, wife of Geo., (no dates) 
    George, (no dates, born over 100 yrs. ago)
Reneau, Jimmie, (no dates, born over 100 yrs. ago) 
    Salley, wife of Jimmie, (no dates)
Soloman, William Clay, husb. of Opal Inez, b. 7, d. Dec. 14, 
Thompson, John F., b. Oct. 23, 1903, d. Mar. 31, 1937
	Marshal Wesley, b. Dec. 24, 1875, d. Feb. 11, 1934 
Tyrone, William L., husb. of Addie Stewart, b. Mar. 1, 1851, d. Jan. 20, 1918
Williams, Mrs. Jennie Joyner, d. Jan. 8, 1924, age 50 yrs. Ago)




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