Re: Sebastian County Cemetery Records
Hi -The Genealogy Dept. in the Fort Smith, AR library has cemetery books for Sebastian Co.Here's what I found today for Hickory Ridge Cemetery:
Cecil, 3 Dec. 1899 - 11 June 1916
Frankie, July 1912 only date
Ida, 11 Oct. 1938, age 36? yers
John, d. 11 Jan. 1926
Mrs. John, 13 July 1946, age 79 yrs.
Pat, 24 Nov. 1902 - 1 March 1917
Ray, 12 July 1912 - 5 Nov. 1912
Wallace, 13 March 1885 - 19 April 1946
We also found an article in the Southwest Times Record newspaper, 23 January 1927 issue - the copy is not real clear:
Headline - John Barber is found dead at his residence
Alma, Ark.Jan. 22.John Barber, 73? years old, died Saturday morning.He was found dead in bed when a member of the family went to call him for breakfast.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Ida Barber and a small granddaughter, Katherine White.Funeral services
will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock near Lavaca.
Checking funeral homes in Alma, AR, I found one - Ocker Funeral Home, 917 Hwy 64 E, Alma, AR 72921, phone 479-632-3444.The Fort Smith Library has some of the Ocker Funeral Home records, but I'm not certain what years they cover.I didn't realize Ocker covered that area until I was already home and I'm not certain when I can get back there to check them;however, the Genealogy Dept. would be glad to help you in any way they can.