Merrell Cemetery - Hempstead County, Arkansas

(Partial List)

Merrell Cemetery can be reached by going east from Nashville on US Highway 371 for about six miles to Belton.  The cemetery is behind a church on the left.  The cemetery was moved here from its original location in 1941 when the Southwest Proving Ground was established in Hempstead County by the Federal Government, displacing the cemetery along with the homes of many people.  Several mistakes were noticed on headstones, possibly occurring when stones were replaced (?).

Name Birth Death Other Inscription or Comment
Eley, Limuel Jackson 28 Mar 1828 31 Oct 1899 (Lemuel)  Mistake in birth year, believe it should be 1846.
Eley, Caroline Apr 1845 Apr 1883 Wife of Limuel.  Shared headstone.
Eley, Sarah Ann 12 Dec 1861 13 Mar 1938 Second wife of L. J. Eley
Eley, W. H. 14 Jun 1851 26 Mar 1921 Inscription: Father.  William Henry Eley
Eley, Sarah 4 Apr 1857 1 Sep 1924 Inscription: Mother.  (Shared stone with W.H. Eley)
Eley, Margrett 9 Nov 1855 14 Dec 1893 First wife of W. H. Eley. (NOTE: Death date is wrong, she was in 1910 Census.)
Eley, John L. 12 Oct 1853 5 Nov 1886 Brother of W. H. and L. J. Eley.
Eley, Lossie Amelia 27 Aug 1888 2 Dec 1890 Inscription: Dau. of W. H. and M. A. Eley.
Eley, Stellar May 26 Feb 1878 6 Jul 1880 Inscription: Dau. of W. H. and M. A. Eley.
Eley, Creath 13 Jun 1900 5 Oct 1968 William Creath Eley, son of W. H. & Sarah Eley. (NOTE: He was actually the son of W.H. and Margaret, not Sarah.)
Eley, Naomi 11 Dec 1900 20 Nov 1969 Wife of Creath.  Shared headstone.
Eley, Walter D. 4 Jun 1884 16 Feb 1972  
Eley, J. D. 14 Apr 1859 8 Feb 1937 James Dudley Eley, brother of L. J. & W. H.
Eley, Sallie E. 4 Mar 1861 23 Dec 1944 Sallie Hampton, Wife of J. D.  Shared headstone.
Eley, John A. 18 Nov 1876 19 Apr 1952 Son of W. H.
Eley, Bynum 10 Sep 1886 20 Feb 1963 Henry Bynum Eley, son of W. H. 
Eley, Stella R. 16 Sep 1889 28 Jan 1983 Stella Ruby McCaskill, wife of Bynum.  Shared stone.
Eley, James Lymon 16 Nov 1889 10 Dec 1959 Son of W. H.
Eley, Essie Daniel 3 Sep 1880 14 Jun 1955 Wife of James Lymon.
Eley, Glen Dale 2 Jun 1906 24 Oct 1980 Son of James Lymon.
Eley, Margery McMahen 29 Sep 1918 1 Feb 1989 Wife of Glen Dale.
Eley, Thelma B. 17 May 1906 1 May 1944  
Eley, Claudia Roberts 10 Mar 1896 17 Aug 1976  
Eley, Glenda Ann 24 Apr 1947 25 Apr 1947  
Eley, William F. 16 Aug 1902 15 Mar 1945  
Eley, Johnnie L. 28 Oct 1902 8 Oct 1928  Johnnie Fern Hardy, wife of William F. Eley.  Initial on stone is a mistake.
Eley, Willie Jean 10 Sep 1927 22 Jul 1941 Daughter of William F. & Johnnie Eley.
Baby Eley     No dates.
Baby Eley     No dates.
Harris, Homer 15 Mar 1912 18 Jun 1982  
Harris, Rachael 12 Dec 1916 14 Jan 1986 Wife of Homer (b. 1912).  Shared headstone.
Harris, Homer 28 Apr 1873 20 Oct 1930  
Harris, Betty L. 21 Aug 1878 13 Mar 1956 Wife of Homer (b. 1873).  Shared headstone.
Webb, Etta 24 Feb 1876 1 Feb 1953  
 

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