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Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

Ouachita County, Arkansas

Transcription & photos by Janice Holzer

 

Located in Ouachita County, south of Camden, Arkansas. Canvassed May 24, 2005. This is heaven for fire ants and cactus. There are many unmarked graves & several marked with petrified wood or a rock.

 

 

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*Use of the symbol "&" indicates a double or triple headstone.

 

*MM indicates grave information on a funeral/mortuary marker

 

*SS indicates complete birth or death dates from the Social Security

Death Index

 

* WOW indicates Woodman of the World marker.

 

 

MATTIE FORBES ALLEN 1864 - 1890

WILLIAM L. BAILY (or RAILY) 4-25-1845 to 2-17-1897

*It was difficult to tell the difference between a "B" or an "R" on this marker.

 

JOHN E. BARNES 7-1-1847 to 12-5-1887 "In Loving Remembrance

of Our Father"

 

MALINDA F. BARNES 4-4-1868 to 9-3-1871 d/of J.E. & Martha

(*2005 Her headstone is broken & covered with cactus & ant hills.

 

LEVEDA MAE BARRETT 1907 to 1990 (not found in 2005)

 

ELIZABETH BEARD 11-17-1814 to 6-28-1874

THOMAS BEARD 9-6-1812 to 3-31-1851

E.A.A. BRADSHAW 12-24-1876 to 8-14-1896

IDA A. BRADSHAW 12-24-1876 to 8-14-1896 (not found 2005)

 

Infant d/of A.L. & B.M. BRADSHAW b: & d: 12-7-1889

 

Infant BRADSHAW d/of A.L. & B.M. 9-6-1885 to 3-12-1890

(not found in 2005)

 

Infant BRADSHAW b: & d: 2-20-1934 child of A.L. & B. M.

(not found in 2005)

 

J. F. BRADSHAW 9-6-1835 to 3-19-1890

 

CARRIE ALLEN BRANTES 9-6-1902 to 3-23-1996

EDWARD F. BRANTES 3-30-1895 to 11-7-1977 Pfc Army WW I

 

ALFRED T. BRIAN 1-18-1883 to 7-1-1943

VERA BLANCHE BRIAN 11-16-1888 to 7-3-1950

JAMES FREDERICK BRIAN 8-20-1913 to 3-17-1937

 

BEN BRIAN 11-15-1884 to 8-24-1951

& VIOLA BRIAN 1-11-1882 to 8-9-1928

 

CHARLES RAY BRIAN 7-2-1937 to 9-29-1941

 

DAVID C. BRIAN 5-8-1855 to 5-2-1903

& LAURA MAY BRIAN 3-3-1867 to 11-27-1914

 

D. CAULEY BRIAN 6-27-1905 to 7-1-1960 md:7-24-1926

& LELA DRUE BRIAN 1-18-1911 to 10-20-1983

 

FANNIE F./O. BRIAN 7-8-1932 to 4-24-2001 *SS

 

FOWLER MORGAN BRIAN 7-19-1908 to 7-15-1987

LCDR U.S. Navy WW II Korea

 

J. FOWLER BRIAN 9-25-1847 to 11-23-1921

 

JIMMIE E. BRIAN 8-18-1947 to 4-2-2001 Sgt. U.S. Air Force

Vietnam

MALISSIE F. BRIAN 6-24-1845 to 4-12-1926

 

WILLIAM EARL BRIAN 7-3-1927 to 7-3-1979 FFC U.S. Army Korea

 

WILLIAM ROSS BRIAN 8-5-1915 to 4-3-1978 Md: 12-22-1940

& WANDA ELIZABETH BRIAN 9-30-1919 (one date)

 

R. L. CARPENTER 3-28-1881 to 8-22-1896 s/of W. B. & M.

CARPENTER (not found in 2005)

 

SARAH P. CHOAT wf/of ANDY K. CHOAT 11-2-1868 to 3-13-1885

*Her headstone surrounded by cactus, making it hard to get near enough

to read it.

 

E. D. COOK 6-7-1864 to 6-11-1928

 

HARRIET COOK wf/of (along with 3 infants) S.D. COOK

3-16-1870 to 8-2-1906

 

3 Infant COOKS (no dates) (not found in 2005)

 

SALLIE COOK d/of E.D. COOK 7-27-1894 to 9-1-1906

 

A. BEN CROSSLEY 8-11-1866 to 8-6-1936

& MINNIE C. CROSSLEY 2-5-1885 to 1-1-1949

 

RENA R. CROSSLEY 3-15-1872 to 8-26-1893

 

WILLIAM L. DALY 4-25-1845 to 2-17-1897 (not found 2005)

 

LEVEDA PARKER FREELAND 9-16-1907 to 1-12-1990

My children: Robert Earl, Eddie Rae, April Lee, George, Orleans,

Jewel, Thomas, Jeannie, Lester, & Bernard

 

ALBERT GIROUX 7-4-1907 to 7-22-1973

& LAURETTA GIROUX 1-25-1911 to 10-14-1989

 

GEORGE A. GORDY 1875 to 1958

 

LAFAYETTE F. GORDEY 8-22-1854 to 3-3-1928

& ARKANSAS HAYES GORDEY 1-13-1854 to 3-2-1928

 

MARY FRANCES GRIFFIN 8-15-1909 to 10-22-1983

 

*The following was almost unreadable, but I have recorded what I could

make out: (All were inscribed on the same stone)

"Here lies Mrs. U. G. GRINDSTAFF U.G., JR. ?

ROY MASON LITTLE SISTER

 

U. G. GRINDSTAFF 1868 to 1961 (not found in 2005)

 

BONNIE VERA BRIAN HARRISON 7-29-1952 to 1-13-1989

 

ELLAWEES KEITH HOOPER d/of C.S. Vick Keith

7-12-1887 to 11-17-1943

 

KAREN J. WRIGHT JOHNSON 2-17-1952 to 4-20-1999

& W. PERRY JOHNSON 11-7-1951 (one date)

 

C. S. VICK KEITH 9-3-1845 to 4-12-1906 (Mason)

 

ALLEN HARVEY KNIGHT 3-15-1939 to 11-11-1969

DALE ALLEN KNIGHT "Dock" 9-14-1914 to 6-12-1976

DAVID MULLENS died 12-25-1903 (one date)

 

LUCINDA MULLENS died 6-10-1903 (one date)

 

MARY LAURA MULLENS 3-7-1867 to 11-27-1914 (not found

in 2005)

 

CHESTER RAY PETTY 11-11-1919 to 2-16-1998

 

HOMER PETTY 1-26-1911 to 6-30-2001 md:9-21-1934

& OLINE PETTY 4-10-1917 to 9-1-2002

 

MARY PETTY 10-15-1894 to 10-26-1925

 

MONROE EVERETTE PETTY 8-27-1913 to 6-12-1980

Corporal U.S. Marine Corp.

 

ROSA BELL PETTY 10-28-1890 to 4-1-1973

 

SPURGEON E. PETTY 3-1-1875 to 12-25-1960

 

THOMAS J. PITTMAN (no dates) s/of I.S. & MARY

 

HANNAH ROSS wf/of ISREAL ROSS 9-14-1814 to 6-15-1887

 

BEVERLY EMILY VAUGHN 8-10-1863 to 7-3-1949

 

JON CARIN WIETECHA 3-10-1975 to 5-9-1991

 

J. D. WILSON 11-5-1835 to 10-7-1902 (Mason) "Father"

MARTHA A. WILSON 12-18-1844 to 9-18-1930 "Mother"

 

THOMAS HAMPTON WILSON, JR. "Hamp" 12-10-1990 to

2-14-2003

 

ALICE WRIGHT 7-13-1904 to 4-12-1972

 

CRILEAS WRIGHT s/of J.W. & Corine Wright 2-6-1874

1 yr 3mos cannot read the rest of it.

CRILEAS E. WRIGHT s/of R.W. & L.J. Wright

6-11-1878 to 10-7-1880

 

ELMO A. WRIGHT 9-9-1888 to 7-31-1976

 

ERNEST WRIGHT 1880 to 1884 (not found in 2005)

 

GRACE W. WRIGHT 4-28-1888 to Feb 1979 *SS

 

JAMES L. WRIGHT 5-28-1915 to 7-24-1969

& ESTHER LYNN WRIGHT 2-21-1917 to 11-1-2002

 

JOHN WRIGHT 11-9-1825 to 7-1-1910

ELIZA S. WRIGHT wf/of JOHN Wright 11-22-1822 to 12-11-1878

 

LILLIE J. WRIGHT 1856 - 1953

 

ROBERT E. WRIGHT 1-28-1884 to 7-9-1898

 

R. W. WRIGHT 1853 - 1931

 

THOMAS I. WRIGHT 8-22-1857 to 4-2-1891

 

THOMAS W. WRIGHT 1875 to 1896 s/of J.W. & CORINNE

 

*Those not found in 2005 were extracted from an earlier canvass list

done in 1981 by the Ouachita County Extension Homemakers Council

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