Best Memorial Gardens

Greene County, IL

This was a new cemetery when it was read on September 12, 1976 by Mr. John W. King of Carrollton. It lies north of the top of Cole Hill east of Eldred, Greene Co., Ill. In the center of this slightly rolling blufftop of 700 lot cemetery is a huge limestone boulder with a bronze plaque with the words: "In memory of Richard B. Best, Eldred, Ill., by friends and employees. Placed here, April, 1972." Weight of stone, 64,700 lbs.)

If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up a photo of that individual's tombstone.



Name Born Died Comments/Additional Inscription Information
BEST, Richard B. 1898 1971 (Founder of Columbiana Seed Corn Co. of Eldred, Ill.)
BEST, Olga Carrell 1899 (Wife of Richard Best)
BEST, Martha E. 1939 (Daughter of Richard & Olga)
CARRELL, Cecil L. 1868 1953 (Father of Mrs. Olga Best)
CARRELL, Maggie E. 1876 1959 (Wife of Cecil L. Carrell)
CLENDENNY, Orlando E. 1908 1975
CLENDENNY, Bertha A. (Wife)
FABURN, Beaulah A. 1 Aug 1916
FLATT, Milton "Scotty" 1855 1967 (An old-time Eldredite) (Wonder if the dates for him & wife
FLATT, Mabel L. 1904 Wife of Milt Flatt (are correct?)
FOX, Everett J. 17 Oct 1918 30 Apr 1974 MOMM 3, U.S. Navy
FULLERTON, Paul L. 1931 1975
HOLTERFIELD, James W. 25 Nov 1906 1 Sep 1975 Tech 4, U.S. Army
HURT, Charles A. 8 Aug 1903 23 Nov 1974 Pvt. U.S. Army, WW2
KING, Benjamin
KING, Adeline M. Darr 1902 1974 Wife of Ben King
KING, Max 1924 Son
NEWMAN, Earl Edward 30 Mar 1927 21 Jul 1976 WW2
NEWMAN, Rosalie Price (His Wife)
ODEN, Paul R. 1922
ODEN, Albert G. Bland 1925 1973 (Wife of Paul)
PICKEREL, Elzy J. 18 Mar 1949 7 Feb 1974 Pvt. U.S. Army, Vietnam
PYATT, James C. 1 Dec 1929 21 Jan 1976 PFC, U.S. Army, Korea
SHANKS, James F. 1942 1973
TRUSTY, Newell Wayne 3 Dec 1918 26 Sep 1976 Tech. Sgt. WW2
TRUSTY, Nina Mae Davidson
VINYARD, Albert Edward (15 Jun) 1924 (17 Jul) 1997 (Son of Alvin & Mildred Vinyard)
VINYARD, Alvin 22 Sep 1892 22 Feb 1989 Cook, Veteran WW2
VINYARD, Mary Jane (Darr) (4 Dec) 1922 (14 Sep) 1996 (Dau of Harlan Bass Darr & Opal Mae O'Brien
VINYARD, Mildred M. Bryant 24 Feb 1906 12 May 1975 (Wife of Alvin Vinyard)
WALTERS, Carl G. 25 Sep 1941 17 Apr 1997 Married 6 Nov 1959
WALTERS, Judith A. 16 Mar 1943
WILLIAMS, Herschel Raymond 6 Feb 1891 23 Jul 1976
WILLIAMS, Mary E. Headrick 1908 (Wife)
WILLIAMS, Linda S. 1954

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