Babe Clark Cemetery
near Starks, La

 

Listing Compiled by
Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole
Annotations by La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes
are preceded by LVH

Pictures used with the kind permission of Melissa Daigle   Cemetery view and sign thanks to Lee Manning

A very pretty cemetery! Towards the back are three huge cedar trees. In the center, almost as though highlighted, are three more cedars that give the impression of bonsai. Other shrubs have been planted, and the whole cemetery is covered over with carpet or centipede grass. We would like to congratulate the groundskeepers for a job well done. Babe Clark is surrounded on three sides by pine forest, and a grassed parking area is on the west side as you turn off Gene Nelson Road, which is graveled. The best way to reach this lovely little cemetery is to turn east from LA 109 onto Smith Road and follow
it to the left curve in the road. Then, just a bit farther on, you will find Babe Clark Cemetery on the right or east side of the road. [Most of thefuneral home markers in this cemetery are from the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.]

Historical note: Babe Clark Cemetery is named after Alexander L. "Babe" Clark, son of John Harvey and Rachel (Drake) Clark Sr who started the community known as Clark Settlement in Calcasieu (now Beauregard) Parish northeast of Starks, LA a few years after the Civil War. It is one of three Clark cemeteries in this community, the others being the Archie Clark and Dick Clark cemeteries.

fsc--2001 UPDATE by Frann S. Clark & Riley F. Clark, Jr.
Updated May 19, 2001 Riley is great, great grandson of Rachel &
John H. Clark, Sr.

fsc--ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS: Traveling on La. Hwy 109--from Starks turn right (east) or from DeRidder turn left (east) onto Gene Nelson Rd (black-topped road). (Smith Cemetery Rd. is across Hwy 109 from this road. At the 1 mile point you pass Archie Clark Cem. Rd. Continue 2 miles from Hwy 109 to Clark Cemetery on the right.

fsc--Sign on gate says CLARK CEMETERY
fsc--Large board posted CLARK CEMETERY with the following officers.
President--Gerald Clark, Vice President--Robert Braneff, Sec--Rosa Barras,
Committee members--Lucy Barlow, Eugene Braneff, Sylvester Clark, &
Wayne Linscomb
fsc--annotated by Frann S. Clark & Riley Clark, Jr.
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ASHWORTH, CARL SR AUG 1 1915 MAR 30 1989 h\o Josephine C Ashworth [LVH: "Dock"]
ASHWORTH, EGNEY JUL 16 1897 NOV 27 1974 MM-Pvt USARMY WWI [LVH: h/o Ida Braneff]
ASHWORTH, FRANKIE   8-22-1937   11-24-1962 (??)[LVH: son of Egney Ashworth]
ASHWORTH, IDA JAN 1 1905 MAY 8 1954 [LVH: d/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff,
               w/o Egney Ashworth]
ASHWORTH, ISABELL and NAOMA ASHWORTH [together]
               [LVH: Isabell was born 1870, d/o James W. and Catherine (Dykes) Drake, w/o Elias Ashworth]
ASHWORTH, JOSEPHINE C  JUN 18 1911 DEC 4 1995 w\o CARL ASHWORTH,SR
               [LVH: d/o Ziba Sylvester "Ziby" and Alice (Smithart) Clark]
ASHWORTH, LAURA   No Dates
ASHWORTH, ROY LEE FEB 21 1930 JAN 30 1993 HE KEPT THE FAITH (picture)
                m--Aug 16 1948 (fsc--h/o Shirley Doiron ASHWORTH)
ASHWORTH, SHIRLEY DOIRON JAN 15 1938 ** SHE KEPT THE FAITH
                 m--Aug 16 1948 (fsc--w/o Roy Lee ASHWORTH)
BAKER, S A AUG 20 1925  DEC 16, 2006  h/o Annie Lee "Polly" CLARK
BAKER, ANNIE LEE CLARK "POLLY" APR 18 1929  MAY 2, 2007  w/o S A BAKER
BARROW, DEWEL B FEB 15 1903 OCT 24 1977 h\o PEARL C BARROW [MASON]
                 [LVH: Dewel Bosby, s/o James Isham and Lula (Moses) Barrow]
BARROW, PEARL C APR 6 1902 JUN 19 1979 w\o DEWEL B BARROW [E.STAR]
                 [LVH: Pearl Etta, d/o Archibald "Archie" and Elizabeth Ann (Ashworth) Clark]
BASS, CHARLIE 1886 1935 h\o EARLICE BASS [LVH: Charles "Charlie", born 11 Aug, s/o William Moses
                 and Emily Louise (Wisby) Bass]
BASS, EARLICE 1887 1925 w\o CHARLIE BASS [LVH: died 30 May, d/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann                  (Ashworth) Clark, also w/o Abner Curtis Reace]
BASS, ELMER 1907 1963 [photo[LVH: born 13 Jul 1907, s/o Charles "Charlie" and Earlice (Clark) Bass,
                 h/o Lorain Bazinet]
BASS, FRANKIE AUG 22 1937 NOV 24 19--
BASS, FLOYD SR  JUNE 11 1927 OCT 16 1994 S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
BASS, VERA MAE "MEME" SEP 28 1929 SEP 20 1990 [MOM]
BERWICK, ELTON SR JAN 25 1928 DEC 18 1991 h\o [blank] [photo] MM-Cpl USArmy Korea [dble stone\other                   side is blank] [LVH: s/o George and Ada (Braneff) Berwick]
BERWICK, J T APR 16 1925 DEC 8 2000 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
BRANEFF, ANNETTE J JAN 15 1953 OCT 1 1979
BRANEFF, BOBBY RAY MAR 11 1953 DEC 30 1976 [photo]
BRANEFF, CHRISTINE H AUG 20 1922 ** m-SIMON BRANEFF JUL 6 1939
                 [LVH: Elma Christine, d/o William Asa "Willie" and Cynthia (Ashworth) Howard Jr]
BRANEFF, CLAUDIA OCT 3 1931 ** w\o ELIAS A BRANEFF,SR [LVH: nee Bass]
BRANEFF, ELIAS A SR JUL 23 1909 DEC 18 1982 h\o Claudia Braneff [photo]
                 [LVH: s/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff, h/o (1) Velma Spikes and (2) Claudia Bass]
BRANEFF, GRACIE MAE MAR 19 1908 APR 27 1989 w\o IRA BRANEFF [photo] [LVH: nee Coleman]
BRANEFF, INFANT OF SIM
BRANEFF, INFANT OF SIM
BRANEFF, INFANT OF SIMON
BRANEFF, INFANT OF SIMON
BRANEFF, INFANT OF SIMON
BRANEFF, GRACIE MAE   MAR 19, 1908  MAY 27, 1989   w/o Iran Braneff
BRANEFF, IRA MAR 19 1906 FEB 19 1991 h\o GRACIE MAE BRANEFF [photo]
                [LVH: s/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff]
BRANEFF, IRENE "RENNIE" SEPT 27 1918 ** (fsc--w/o Riley BRANEFF) REST IN PEACE
BRANEFF, IRIS JAN 22 1913 FEB 11 1999 w\o LEVI BRANEFF IN LOVING MEMORY
                [LVH: d/o William Riley "Bill" and Dora (Clark) Buxton]
BRANEFF, LEVI APR 26 1916 MAR 1 1980 h\o IRIS BRANEFF
                [LVH: "Shorty", s/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff] IN LOVING MEMORY
BRANEFF, PRENTISS H JUL 16 1949 ** h\o ANNETTE J BRANEFF
BRANEFF, RILEY MAR 15 1911 JAN 5 1994 REST IN PEACE (fsc--h/o Irene "Rennie" BRANEFF)
BRANEFF, SHON H JUN 14 1971 OCT 1 1979
BRANEFF, SIM JUN 19 1862 MAY 9 1941 h\o SINA BRANEFF [LVH: Simeon "Sim", s/o John Franklin and
                  Ellender (Drake) Braneff]    OLD Stone
BRANEFF, SIMON NOV 28 1914 SEP 14 1983 h\o CHRISTINE H BRANEFF
                   [LVH: s/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff]
BRANEFF, SINA AUG 4 1884 NOV 12 1969 w\o SIM BRANEFF [LVH: d/o Elias and Sarah Elizabeth (Clark)                     Ashworth]
BRANEFF, TERRYL SIM "TERRY" OC 6 1971 FB 21 1989 s\o ROBERT\LAVERA BRANEFF
BRYANT, JAMES I OCT 15 1912 APR 7 1990 h\o SUSIE B BRYANT [LVH: James Isiah]
BRYANT, LOUIS E ---1937---
BRYANT, MARGIE ROSE FEB 11 1949 OCT 5 1949
BRYANT, MARVIN W "BUD" OCT 28 1945 OCT 28 1973
BRYANT, SUSIE B JAN 28 1919  NOV 23, 2005   m-JAMES I BRYANT AUG 8 1936
                   [LVH: d/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff]
CLARK, A.L. JUL 4 1850 OCT 12 1920 h\o SELIA ANN CLARK
                   [LVH: Alexander L. "Babe", s/o John Harvey and Rachel (Drake) Clark Sr]
CLARK, ALLEN MAY 5 1905 NOV 24 1975 [LVH: s/o Andrew Jackson and Georgia (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, ALLICE MAR 18 1887 SEP 1 1950 [LVH: d/o William F. and Rachel (Clark) Smithart, w/o Ziba                    SylvesterClark]
CLARK, ANDREW J 1872 1947 h\o GEORGIA S CLARK
                   [LVH: Andrew Jackson, s/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth) Clark]
CLARK, BETTIE SUE 1947 1948
CLARK, BLUET SEP 29 1905  DEC 24 2000 US Army 29TH Infantry
CLARK, CARROLL CECIL MAR 27 1940 JUN 17 1992 [wildlife scene] PVT US ARMY
CLARK, CAGGIE INEZ MAY 26 1913 JAN 5 2000 ONLY ANGEL WE KNEW
CLARK, DAVID "BIMBO" AUG 8 1953 OCT 7 1957
CLARK, DELBERT RAY SR SEP 14 1921 JAN 24 1990 MM-Pfc USARMY WWII
                   [LVH: s/o John Calvin and Della (Bloodsworth) Clark, h/o Inez Johnson]
CLARK, ERNEST B\D OCT 20 1931
CLARK, ERNEST FEB 9 1901 MAR 1 1972 h\o RETTIE T CLARK
                    [LVH: s/o William Madison and Isabell (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, FAIRBA 1888 1958 [LVH: died 27 May, d/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth) Clark]
CLARK, GEORGIA S 1882 1965 w\o ANDREW CLARK [LVH: nee Smith, born 27 May, died 18 Nov]
CLARK SR, GERALD R. FEB 27 1936 OCT 20 1995 CEBO GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
CLARK, GILBERT JAN 31 1911 AUG 10 1921 [LVH: s/o William Madison and Isabell (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, INFANT JUL 11 1921 s\o M\M W.M.CLARK
CLARK, INFANT OF BABE
CLARK, INFANT OF BABE
CLARK, INFANT OF ELI
CLARK, INFANT OF ELI
CLARK, INFANT OF ELI
CLARK, INFANT OF ELI
CLARK, INFANT OF EVIE
CLARK, INFANT OF EVIE
CLARK, INFANT OF LEO
CLARK, INFANT OF LEO
CLARK, INFANT OF ZIBA
CLARK, INFANT s\o S. HUNT B\D MAY 18 1951
CLARK, ISABELL S MAR 11 1884 SEP 26 1934 w\o Wm M CLARK
                    [LVH: d/o John R. and Nancy (Pollard) Smith, w/o William Madison Clark]
CLARK, JAMES EUGENE APR 8 1956 JUL 14 1973 [BROTHER]
CLARK, JAMES W, "DIMP" OCT 29 1913 OCT 30 1981 MM-Sgt USARMY WWII [dble stone\blank on other side]
                     [LVH: s/o Ziba Sylvester "Ziby" and Alice (Smithart) Clark, h/o Annette Boudreaux]
CLARK, JOSEPH M SEP 21 1922 APR 20 1924 [LVH: s/o William Madison and Isabell (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, LAURA FEB 28 1913 ** w\o WILLIS CLARK [LVH: d/o Simeon "Sim" and Sina "Siny" (Ashworth) Braneff]
CLARK, LOUIS AUG 20 1919 JUL 4 1930 [LVH: s/o Andrew Jackson and Georgia (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, MARY [LVH: d/o Eli and Kizzar Andeline (Poole) Clark]
CLARK, MAYO 1890 1956 [LVH: died 5 Nov, s/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth) Clark,
                       h/o Virgie Lee Fountain]
CLARK, NELON 1889 1922[LVH: s/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth) Clark, h/o Lula Moses]
CLARK, PRENTISS W JUL 27 1942 AUG 28 1942
CLARK, R.S."REGGIE" AUG 7 1939 MAR 16 1950
CLARK, RAY M   FEB 19, 1919  AUG 9, 1988
CLARK, RETTIE T DEC 2 1903 OCT 18 1996 IN LOVING MEMORY w\o ERNEST CLARK [LVH: nee Tyler]
CLARK, RIXANNE MAY 5 1909 JAN 21 1959
CLARK, SELIA ANN d-JAN 16 1911 age 62 w\o A.L.CLARK [LVH: Celia Ann, d/o Andrew Jackson and Anna                       Missouri (Burgess) Clark Sr, w/o Alexander L. "Babe" Clark]
CLARK, TANNER LEE  NOV 27 1991 JAN 17 1993 Precious Baby Boy (picture) Son Of Terry & Erica Clark
CLARK, TERRI H 1986 1998 fsc--Palmer Mortuary marker
CLARK, TIS
CLARK, VICTOR JR SEP 17 1944 MAR 20 1987 [poker hand\tractor pictures] [1987 BCHS 4th place pole bending                     Rodeo buckle] [LVH: s/o Victor Preston and Bernadine (Blankenship) Clark Sr]
CLARK, VICTOR PRESTON NOV 10 1916 MAY 26 1964 MM-La Pvt 69 Coast Arty (AA)
                    [LVH: s/o William Madison and Isabell (Smith) Clark, h/o Bernadine Blankenship]
CLARK, W.P."RED" SR JAN 2 1915 MAR 14 1963 [LVH: William Prentiss, s/o William Madison and Isabell (Smith)                     Clark, h/o Caggie Honeycutt]
CLARK, WALTER JUL 5 1900 JAN 31 1982 [LVH: s/o Andrew Jackson and Georgia (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, WILLIAM L MAY 8 1908 SEP 17 1988 MM-Pfc USARMY WWII
CLARK, WILLIAM M FEB 18 1878 MAR 6 1955 h\o ISABELL S CLARK [F]
                    [LVH: s/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth) Clark, h/o Isabell Smith]
CLARK, WILLIAM O MAR 22 1946 MAR 31 1995 PFC US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM
CLARK, WILLIS MAY 6 1907 MAY 20 1990 h\o LAURA CLARK
                    [LVH: s/o Ziba Sylvester "Ziby" and Alice (Smithart) Clark, h/o Laura Braneff]
CLARK, ZIDA OCT 3 1875 SEP 1932 [LVH: Ziba Sylvester "Ziby", s/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann
                   (Ashworth) Clark, h/o Alice Smithart]
CULVER, MAUDE M MAY 4 1909 MAR 13 1983 w\o ROBERT D CULVER
                  [LVH: d/o Charles "Charlie" and Earlice (Clark) Bass]
CULVER, ROBERT D SEP 11 1907 MAR 22 1989 h\o MAUDE M CULVER
DOYLE, ROXANNE   b. 1907   -------   w/o Bertie Doyle  (Roxy Anne Clark Doyle) d/o Ziba Sylvester and Alice                (Smithart) Clark
FOSTER, SHARON CLARK JUN 17 1952 MAY 14 1978
GIBBS, LLOYD AUG 28 1926 NOV 12 1995 m July 12, 1948 (fsc--h/o Pauline Clark Gibbs)
                   S1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
GIBBS, PAULINE CLARK APR 22 1926 DEC 12 1994 m--July 12, 1948 (fsc--w/o Lloyd Gibbs)
                  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Phil 1:3
GRAY, ALBERT FEB 28 1900 JUL 28 1917
GULLET, INFANT OF THOMAS
GULLET, INFANT OF THOMAS
HATCHEL, INFANT OF CURTIS
HOWARD, WILFRED R JL 24 1935 FB 6 1985 [photo] [boxing gloves\coffee cup  [LVH: Wilfred Roscoe, s/o William                  Asa "Willie" and Cynthia (Ashworth) Howard Jr, w/o (1) Sybil Hatchell and (2) Betty Barlow]
LATHAN, EGBERT
LATHAN, MARY 1876 1922 [LVH: nee Perkins]
MAINS, LILLIE S MAY 17 1894 JUN 9 1966
                 [LVH: d/o Joel and Susaner (Hoosier) Perkins, w/o (1) Richard "Dick" Clark and (2) Oliver Mains]
MAINS, OLIVER B   MAY 17, 1902   NOV 8, 1993
MORRIS, ORA 1881 1948 [LVH: nee Perkins]
MOST, DIANE   JAN 2, 1959  SEPT 26, 2007 
MYERS, ORA 1873 1949 [LVH: nee Perkins]
NELSON, ELAINE B SEP 25 1924 ** [E.STAR] [LVH: d/o Dewel Bosby "Pink" and Pearl Etta (Clark) Barrow, w/o                   (1)John Willie Johnson Jr and (2) Eugene Coleman Nelson]
NELSON, EUGENE COLEMAN AUG 18 1922 DEC 13 1987 h\o Elaine B Nelson MM-AS USNavy WWII                    [MASON]   [LVH: s/o James and Cora (Portlock) Nelson, w/o Elaine Barrow]
PAULK, MELVIN E APR 2 1922 APR 10 1982 h\o N. MAXINE PAULK
PAULK, N. MAXINE JAN 26 1926 NOV 20 1978 w\o MELVIN E PAULK
PERKINS, ALENE 1919 1920
PERKINS, EDNA
PERKINS, IRA 1874 1915 [F] [LVH: born Aug, s/o Oliver and Sarah (Varner) Perkins, h/o Alice Clark]  Old Stone
PERKINS, JAMES "JIM" MAY 23 1889 JUN 9 1910  Old Stone ??
PERKINS, JOEL b-DEC 26 1841 d-APR 2- --- [broken off] [LVH: s/o John and Sarah "Sally" (?) Perkins,
                   h/o Susaner Hoosier]
PERKINS, JOYCE DEC 15 1890 MAY 18 1949 [M] [LVH: nee Perkins]
PERKINS, LEE
PERKINS, SARA 1874 1936
PERKINS, SUSANER JUN 27 1853 DEC 30 1943 [LVH: d/o Randolph and Susanne (Slaydon) Hoosier,
                  w/o Joel Perkins]
RIDGWAY, ADDIE 1884 1936 [M] [LVH: died 23 May, d/o Alexander L. "Babe" and Celia Ann (Ashworth)Clark,
                  w/o William Oliver Ridgeway]
SCHIESLER, BETTY SINGLETARY  Nee: Clark  JUN 2, 1942  JUN 1, 1992
SCHIESLER, JOHN 1938 1998 (fsc--Memorial of Vidor--funeral home marker)
SMITHHART, INFANT   SON OF Clyde And Lenora (Gore) SMITHHART 
STARKS, INFANT OF EUGENE [LVH: c/o Eugene and Matta (Jordan) Starks]
STEPHENSON, TRINITY LEE HANTZ   JUN 21, 2005  MAR 9, 2007
THOMPSON, INFANT OF JIM [LVH: c/o Jim and Mary (Stains) Thompson]
WELSH JOE     NO DATES
WILLET, PENNEY E APR 21 1967 AUG 13 1976

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Other persons known to be buried in the cemetery, but not cited on the listing:

CLARK CHILD [LVH: c/o Ernest and Rettie (Tyler) Clark]
CLARK, CLARENCE [LVH: born 1901, died 1918, s/o Eli and Kizzar Andeline (Poole) Clark]
CLARK INFANT [LVH: c/o Andrew Jackson and Georgia (Smith) Clark]
CLARK INFANT [LVH: c/o Andrew Jackson and Georgia (Smith) Clark]
CLARK, KIZZAR ANDELION POOLE [LVH: d/o George W. and Missouri (Bass) Poole, w/o Eli Clark]
PERKINS, ADRIAN OCT 9 1888 DEC 20 1969
SMITH, ANTHIVELA [LVH: born 1903, d/o Henry and Matilda (Ashworth) Smith]

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