Submitted by Michelle Metzger
Compiled from her own personal research and from information graciously contributed
by others who have family members buried in this cemetery.
This information taken from times I visited the cemetery 1992 and 1999 and information from relatives. There are still some relatives not accounted for that probably would have been buried at this cemetery.
David Wylds originally
settled this property, a veteran of the War of 1812, came to
St Francis became a county in 1827. David purchased 40 acres of the property in 1835, 97 acres in 1838 and 40 more acres in 1839. Also this property surrounded where the cemetery now sits and it and many other acres that he apparently owned were split up between his wife and children at the time of this death. His wife, children, and grandchildren inherited 859 acres at the time of his death.
Davids son Dan Wylds inherited 254 acres in 1868 upon his fathers death and an additional 295 acres at the time of his mothers death in 1874. The family had started a cemetery on the homestead in approximately 1839 at the death of David and Marys daughter Maria. When Daniel inherited the land he allowed people to be buried on his property because it was the highest point in that area. He wished for it to become a public cemetery and allowed many of the counties poor sharecroppers to be buried there as well. Unfortunately none of this was put in writing and for many years it has been used as a cow pasture and many of the stones have been destroyed. It is also quite possible there are some markers still there but they are heavily buried under layers of dirt and plants. But, many were placed in unmarked graves. It has been unkempt for many years maybe even as early as 1930.
This cemetery is listed on the endangered cemetery list and is almost completely destroyed.
I have also received information from Stevens Funeral Home, Sandy Smith, Elaine Spenard, Jimmy Kimble, Marilyn Dickson and Millard New. Thank you.
Directions to the cemetery: South of Forrest City about nine miles from the junction of AR Hwy 1 and 334, near the end of 334. The cemetery is on private property.
BEAN, Mrs. Cora D.
BLALOCK, Mrs. D.
Infant daughter of George Bradfield
BROWN, D S
BRYMER, Myrtle 1925 1933(JK)
BUSBY, Marcus Clifton
BUSBY, Nettie Mae Mason, born
1922, died Aug 15, 1944,
Unmarked grave - mother of Norma Busby Lewis of Texas City, TX
CONNOR, Susie A.
Wife of Thomas C. Conner, sister of Charles Luallen, great granddaughter of David and Mary Creely Wylds .
Husband of Wilmoth
DOWELL, Wilmoth W.
Daughter of Dan Wylds
FOSTER, Nancy Kittleman (SS)
HARDY, Jesse Geneva
Daughter of William Wallace and Myrtle Etoy (Price) sister to Oscie
HARDY, Myrtle Etoy Price
Wife of William Wallace, mother of Jesse Geneva and Oscie
HARDY, William Wallace
Husband of Myrtle Etoy (Price), father of Jessie Geneva and Oscie
HARDY, Amelia Wylds Lamb (MM)
Sister of Dan Wylds (I have no proof that she is buried there-just family rumor)
Father of Thurman Hobbs
Wife of Thurman Hobbs mother of W.H. Smith
Son of Andrew and Mary E. Hobbs
Mother of Thurman Hobbs
Son of Thurman Hobbs
HOBBS, Thurman C.
Stepfather of W H Smith
Wife of James C. Hobbs
Second husband Armita Price when he died she took back her first husbands last name of Gwathney.
Infant son of W J Hughes
KEY, Erb age 24
KIMBLE, Charles Wesley (JK)
KIMBLE, Charles Paul
KIMBLE, Clayton Henry
KIMBLE, Cora Lee Watson 1898
KIMBLE, Elizabeth 1868
KIMBLE, Marie 1925 1935 (JK)
KIMBLE, Robert Henry
KIMBLE, Robert Lee
March 18, 1897-
KIMBLE, Roy Neal
November 24, 1923-
KIMBLE, Sidney Lamar
KIMBLE, Sidney Wright
May 15, 1910-
KIMBLE, Velma (SS)
Sister of Ethel L. Kimble Smith
KITTLEMAN, Mary (SS)
Mother of Foster
First wife of Oliver Edward, she was murdered on the way to taking Ed his lunch; a man was hanged for it thought to be buried here.
LEWIS, Effie Jane (Price)
Second wife of Oliver Edward Ed Lewis
LEWIS, Elby Kenel
Husband of Ora Luvenia Venie father of Velma, Ethel, and Nellie.
LEWIS, James Jim May 21, 1869 1936 (ES)
First wife Rosie (Holmes) and son William Oliver second wife Mollie (Blalock) Bishop (first husbands last name)
LEWIS, Ora Luvenia
Wife of Elby K.Lewis, mother of Velma, Ethel, and Nellie.
LEWIS, Rosie Holmes (ES)
Daughter of Elby Pete and Ora Luvenia Venie Lewis, sister of Ethel and Nellie
LUALLEN, Charles W.
LUALLEN, Edward D.
Son of Charles and Mollie Leatherwood Luallen (drowned)
LUALLEN, Margie A.
February 2, 1901-
Daughter of Charles and Mollie Luallen (died from injuries received in tornado)
MALLARY, Maybell (SS)
MCGEE, Bud (SS)
NEW, Ozella April 16, 1896
Daughter of William and Margie Luallen New (whooping cough)
Son of William Luther and Edna Frost Price thought to be buried there
PRICE, Edna Frost died in 1907 (ES)
Wife of William Luther Price mother of Margaret, William Alva, Coble and Rubie thought to be buried here no proof.
PRICE, Margaret 1905-January 6, 1907 (ES)
Daughter of William Luther and Edna Frost thought to be buried here no proof
PRICE, William Luther
Husband of Edna Frost Price father of Margaret, William Alva, Coble, and Rubie
PRICE, Rubie 1909
Daughter of William Luther and Edna (Frost)
ROYAL, Almus Gideon Cockswain USNR
ROYAL, John H.
SMITH, Beulah Lee
Daughter of James A. & Minnie Etta Culpepper Smith
SMITH, Dorris Irene
Daughter of James A. & Minnie Etta Smith
SMITH, Ethel Tressie
Wife of W. H. Smith and daughter of Charles Wesley and Elzadine Kimble
SMITH, James Albert
Husband of Minnie Etta Culpepper Smith and son of William Smith and Lavina Brim
SMITH, William Harvey Bill January 14, 1904-
Husband of Ethel Kimble Smith
SUTTON, Annie Lee Dean
SUTTON, Josh W.
Grandparents of Jimmy Kimble
SWINDLE, James Born:
(Tuberculosis) First husband of Carrie
Stokes. Information from death certificate: white, farmer, &
married. Undertaker: A
TODD, Walter (Age 6) by W. J. Todd
VINCENT, Ruby (11 Mo). By J.W. Vincent
Daughter of Andrew and Hattie (New) Williams
WITT, Frank 1915 1964 (MM)
WITT, Joseph A. 1902 1930 (MM)
My fourth- great- grandfather and the original homesteader of this land
WYLDS, David A.
WYLDS, Elizabeth G.
WYLDS, Allen Grover
WYLDS, Harriet B: 1839 was not mentioned in fathers will in 1866 (MM)
Daughter of David Wylds
Wife of Grover Wylds
WYLDS, Mary Ann
WYLDS, Mary Creely June 23, 1808
Wife of David Wylds
WYLDS, Mary Eugenia
Son of Dan and Virginia Wylds, Wife Mattie Wylds name is on marker but, she was not buried there.
WYLDS, Virginia Thompson
Italicized notes are mine Michelle Metzger
SFH Stevens Funeral Home Record Book from
SFH* - I have copy of record
KIMBLE There could also be other Kimble family members buried here per Jimmie Kimble.
WYLDS There could also be other Wylds family members buried here per Michelle Metzger.
SS Additions from Sandy Smith
ES Additions from Elaine Spenard
MD Marilyn Busby Dickson
MN - Millard New
JK - Jimmy Kimble
NLB Norma Busby Lewis (added by Deb Lunsford Yates)
© Deborah Lunsford Yates, 2000 2007
Last Updated Monday, June 25, 2007