OTWELL CEMETERY

Otwell, Craighead, Arkansas


Location: Otwell Cemetery is located south of Jonesboro, Arkansas. From the Highway 63 Bypass, take Highway 49 south about 10 miles to the little community of Otwell. In Otwell, turn right and cross the railroad track, on CR 281 for 2 blocks, then right on CR 221 about 2 blocks alongside Otwell Christian Church turning left behind the church and following the little road to a grove of trees. The Otwell Cemetery is located on mile from Highway 49.

The Otwell Cemetery Association was formed April 5, 1919 with the land being given by William B. Otwell. The original warranty deed describes the land as follows. Lots numbered twenty-one, containing 1.8 acres, more or less in city form addition. It was signed April 1919 by William B. Otwell and his wife, Mary V. Otwell. It was then filed in the recorder's office of Craighead County, Jonesboro, April 5, 1920 at 9 a.m. Book 53, page 94. Signed Ben Eddins, circuit Clerk and Recorder.

The first person buried in Otwell Cemetery was a lady by the name of Birmingham in 1914 or 1915. However, no marker exists for her. Nearby is the grave of a baby girl, named McCloud, also without a marker.

This data collected, compiled, and edited by Nelda Simpkins and Jan Davis, September 26, 1998 and updated by the Genealogy Society of Craighead County Arkansas in the Spirng of 2011. The names of persons listed without monuments were given by Carol Lawman Brown, whose family is interred there and whose family maintains the cemetery.



- B -

BRATCHER, Billy -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument
RATCHER, Emma -- Jul 11, 1875 -- Dec 29 1918
----- Mother
BRATCHER, Katherine -- 1853 -- 1920
BROWN, Carol E. Lawman -- Mar 3, 1933 -- No date
----- Dbl with Marvin R. Brown
BROWN, Gregory Lawman -- Feb 4, 1966 -- Jul 28 1987
----- Son of Rock & Carol Brown
BROWN, Marvin Richard “Rock” -- Mar 20, 1926 -- Jan 11, 1986
----- Dbl with Carol E. Brown - Children: Rick & Greg --
BULLA, Thomas Lee -- Jul 24, 1923 -- Jul 11, 1924
BULLA, U.B. -- Oct 12, 1859 -- Feb 13, 1924

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CARMIKLE, Johnnie H. -- Aug 7, 1891 -- Mar 13, 1985
CARMIKLE, Melvin B. -- Mar 2, 1908 -- Nov 15, 1976

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FOSTER, Joseph B. -- 1866 -- 1937
FULLER, D.A. -- Dec 12, 1874 -- Feb 7, 1943
----- No Monument
FULLER, Mary -- Jan 19, 1871 -- Apr 15, 1933
----- No Monument

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GRANTHAM, Thomas H. -- Feb 24, 1859 -- Jan 12, 1928

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HUBBELL, Aaron D. -- 1847 -- 1923
HUBBELL, Margaret Ann -- 1851 -- 1935

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JOHNSON, Charles -- No date -- 1940
----- No Monument
JOHNSON, Harry -- 1899 -- 1918

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KLUESNER, August F. “Gus” -- Aug 26, 1893 -- Mar 30, 1971
----- Arkansas Cook US Army WWII
KLUESNER, Frances -- Sep 15, 1871 -- Sep 9, 1944
KLUESNER, Hattie Steinneger -- Aug 20, 1896 -- May 8, 1976
----- Dbl with Mark H. Kluesner
KLUESNER, Herman -- Sep 9, 1863 -- Sep 23, 1926
KLUESNER, Mark H. -- Mar 6, 1897 -- Dec 24, 1972
----- Dbl with Hattie Kluesner - Pvt Btry A 137 Field Artillery WWII

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LANDERS, Raymond F. -- Jun 22, 1918 -- Jan 8, 1919
LAWMAN, Charles E. -- Mar 9, 1923 -- Aug 27, 1944
----- Arkansas Pvt 116 Inf 29 Inf Div WWII
LAWMAN, Forrest B. -- Dec 21, 1905 -- Oct 27 1997
LAWMAN, Frank -- Nov 9, 1895 -- Nov 19, 1987
----- Dbl with Freda Lawman - Pvt US Army WWII
LAWMAN, Freda -- Nov 10, 1900 -- Dec 19, 1934
----- Dbl with Frank Lawman - Married Mar 13, 1924
LAWMAN, Herbert K. -- May 26, 1926 -- Nov 3, 1977
----- Cpl US Army WWII
LAWMAN, Laurence -- Mar 1, 1898 -- May 27, 1965
LAWMAN, Lauritta Pearl -- May 7, 1931 -- Jul 1931
LAWMAN, Leonard C. -- Sep 14, 1934 -- 1934
LAWMAN, Lillie M. Welty -- Jun 4, 1896 -- Nov 20, 1976
LAWMAN, Lloyed -- Sep 14, 1934 -- Sep 14, 1934
LAWMAN, Marie -- Jul 7, 1920 -- Jul 14, 1920
----- Infant
LAWMAN, Marjorie -- 1925 -- 1926
----- Daughter of Frank & Freda Lawman
LAWMAN, Mary L. -- Jul 4 1912 -- Sep 28, 1992
LAWMAN, Peggy G. Brown -- Feb 6, 1928 -- Dec 15, 1991
----- Mother of Terry
LAWMAN, William -- May 18, 1936 -- Mar 16, 1998
----- Pvt USMC Korea

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McCALLIE, Helen Odell -- 1825 -- 1926
McCRACKEN, Lillian -- Feb 25, 1911 -- Nov 13, 1993
----- Dbl with Pete McCracken
McCRACKEN, Pete -- Oct 25, 1912 -- No date
----- Dbl with Lillian McCracken
MIXON, Billy Joe, Sr. -- Jun 15, 1956 -- Jan 16, 2005
----- Husband of Donna Lucille Mixon

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PERRY, Roy Hubert -- Feb 2, 1898 -- Jan 1, 1919
----- Son of Emma Bratcher
PICKLE, Leonard F. -- May 25, 1910 -- Feb 15, 1985
----- Pfc US Army WWII
PICKLE, Louise -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument - 2nd Wife of Ossie K. Pickle
PICKLE, O.B. “Buel” -- 1908 -- 1981
----- Sgt US Army WWII
PICKLE, Orpha -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument - 1st Wife of Ossie K. Pickle
PICKLE, Ossie K. -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument - Father of Leonard & Buel
PICKLE, Thayer -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument - Age 5
POOL, Emma A. -- 1876 -- 1920

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RAGUSE, Minnie -- 1877 -- 1936
RAGUSE, Reinhold -- 1875 -- 1920
REILLEY, Alberta I. -- 1894 -- 1920

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SIMPSON, Bert -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument
SIMPSON, Elizabeth -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument
SMITH, Andrew “Bud” -- Jun 10, 1935 -- Feb 26, 2008
----- Husband of Ople Lee Smith
SMITH, Ople Lee -- Mar 25, 1941 -- Jun 5, 2008
----- Wife of Andrew Smith
STEWART, Catherine Kluesner -- Mar 18, 1899 -- Feb 9, 1975

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TAYLOR, Loyd -- No date -- No date
----- No Monument

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WILKINS, Baby -- Oct 15, 1929 -- Oct 15, 1929
----- Infant of Nolan & Irene Wilkins







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