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Ray (#47097406)
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Bio Photo I live in Central Arkansas. I am doing research into the family tree so this site is invaluable to me. In time I may try to step it up and see if I can contribute photos of local cemeteries. For now though I will simply try and dig into those family roots.
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Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: # 106864162
I took photos of rock markers at Young Gravelly. If convenient, send a photo and we might be able to mark the spot. Some cemetery workers are good about leaving the rocks even thought they do not know who they are for.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jul 12, 2014 6:45 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: # 106864162
I have nothing on any Powers in Mt. Vernon (or Young Gravelly) Cemetery.

If the Powers were living in the Gravelly area, she could be buried at Young Gravelly. Since they lived at Belleville, I thought she might have been buried in Upper Spring Creek (near Belleville) since that is very close to a creek. I do not research the Powers so I only know what you have written. Wish we could locate and place something with a name on it there. It is sad, but so many of the rocks that our parents or grandparents remember are now forgotten

Most of the graves in Yell County were documented about 1965 by the Extension Homemakers and these are online. Of course without a maker, there would be no record.

If I can help with anything, let me know.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jul 12, 2014 10:59 AM
Jerry W. Ferguson
# 106864162
McVay, Mattie Martha Powers 106864162
b. 1872 d. 1910

I have been taking photos of monuments in Western Yell County. I've searched online and in the plot book for Young Gravelly Cemetery and have not been able to locate anyone with the name McVay. Do you think she was buried in another Yell County Cemetery?

Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jun 23, 2014 7:40 PM
RE: Bessie Suggs
Hello - Please note:
Corrections were made to this page, due to -
12/8/13 - SAC from:

John Norvell #46898219

"This is Bessie Jewell Witherspoon (maiden)

Her first husband was Richard Sexton
Her second was Jennings Bryan Norvell
Her last was Oliver Suggs

Her son with Jennings just died, Jennings B Norvell

John Norvell"

Please check info for your family? and send another SAC, to verify - and rectify my confusion!

Thanx . . .
Added by widow on Dec 09, 2013 12:53 PM
Lynne S
Ringer Cemetery
just let me know which ones you want transferred. May be better to email me because these messages go to an account I use for my junk mail. try
lynneslater66 at
Added by Lynne S on Oct 12, 2013 10:17 PM
Lynne S
RE: Are you still active here?
If you have family memorials you'd like transferred over, I'd be happy to do so.
Added by Lynne S on Oct 12, 2013 12:38 PM
ghost girl
RE: Debbie Smith in Roselawn
Thanks for sharing Debbie's story with me. It's sad indeed that she doesn't have a marker. I'm a little surprised the cemetery hasn't said/done something about it. Does she have any living family members? If you can post a photo of her you can request her memorial be added to the online stroll which will bring her attention by the thousands. You will also have to have to add a bio for her. You may want to request transfer of the memorial to you if you don't already have it.
Added by ghost girl on Jan 14, 2013 10:31 AM
RE: Wattie Cecil Chism/Lottie Morris
Ray, Write me at have quite a bit on the Chism line, Cecil, (and grandpa James) was the only one of Dad's side that was living, when I was growing up. I'd like to connect this family togather. I have info on Cecil's son, Roger Allen Chism, by his 1st wife Esther Calloway also.
Added by FES on Aug 03, 2012 3:24 PM
Wattie Cecil Chism/Lottie Morris
Ray, If your related to Wattie Cecil Chism / Lottie Morris, Id'd love to exchange info. "Cecil" was a brother to my grandfather James A. Chism.
Added by FES on Aug 02, 2012 3:08 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Claude Parkey
You're very welcome. Glad I located the information.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jul 25, 2012 9:14 PM
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